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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L metal intake bypass tube VIN: 1FTZF17201
Greetings ladies and gentlemen: This vehicle has a leak at a steel tube that is pressed into the front portion of the lower intake manifold. Before I wrote up the estimate I looked at the archive and found it is best to remove the lower intake manifold to pe...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10DX3
the trouble code po597 is not listed in alldata,so we have no directional based analysis.I found no info in iatn knowledge base. we think it might be a heating element in the thermostat housing(looks like a temp sensor)that is sold with the thermostat housing?... Trouble codes: P0597
2008 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Abs VIN: 1FTYR10D58
Any help will be appreciated . I did not get a code for the abs module. But i did get code c1148 (right front wheel speed sensor coherency fault. Also code c1158 (left front wheel speed sensor coherency fault. I also replace the front sensors but vehicle is ac...

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1996 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR15X7T
As many of you said this engine has low compression. After replacing the #5 fuel injector, it did run better. The customer wanted to try driving the vehicle before doing major engine repairs. He called back and said that he thinks it runs fine and is not wo... Trouble codes: P0305.
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Heater hose pipe VIN: 1FBSS31L8X
I finally Got it fixed & its been gone a couple days. I cleaned the Bore in the intake w/ a head porting tool, put a little Tread sealant on it & carefully Knocked it in. I Believe the key is to make sure the bore is clean & smooth. Thanks Y'all
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14578
Sorry for the brief description of symptoms I had posted, it was late in the week and had no time to further diagnose. Thank you to those posting useful responses. This vehicle went to Ford dealer after I determined timing is way off according to "cam error"...
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Hub VIN: 1FTRX14W58
This repair ended up having several problems that all stemmed from water intrusion into the front axle vacuum system due to a rubbed-thru vacuum tube at the LF wheel well. Even after lines were cleared and repaired, the vacuum supply to the hubs was constant,...
2012 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0L air bag system VIN: 1FTFW1EF4C
Thanks for all your help! We replaced both front seatbelts, cleared codes and problem solved!
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