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1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTDR15X3V
This customer brought in his Ranger. It has a thumping noise in the cooling system. We replaced with a Ford pump as suggested in the TSB. It still has the noise. The service bulletin states it is caused by steam in the cooling system and there is a by pass kit...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Hesitation, No Power VIN: 1FMZU73K65
This truck is very inconsistent. The customer called at 7:30am and said he was coming into town the night before and the truck lost power and he had to limp it into his hotel. The next day when he brought it to me about 4:00pm he said it started and ran fine w... Trouble codes: P0121 (Throttle Position Sensor TP1 Circuit Rnage Performance), P0193 (Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit High Input), P2104 (Throttle Actuator Control System Forced Idle), P2106 (Throttle Actuator Control System Forced Limited Power), P2111 (Throttle Actuator Control System Stuck Open), P2135 (ETC Throttle Position Sensor A/B Voltage Correlation)
2008 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Coolant Temp. VIN: 1FMCU02Z08
Engine replaced with used engine. Motorcraft thermostat installed out of routine. Never driven before work was done, can't say whether this issue existed before or not. According to my Solus, the ONLY data PID for coolant temperature available is CHT or Cylind...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L 3rd, O/D VIN: 1FTVX14514
Well, we're not sure what the fix was. Removed the trans and tore it back down. Clutches and bands were all pristine. Checked carefully for hairline crack in the drum and nothing found. Everything air checked fine before teardown, and after re-assembly. Put tr...
2004 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA58264
Calling this one fixed gang. This one had multiple issues, & after prying it out of the owner, hasn't been running right without a check engine, for a LONG time. Many said check the egr ports but it's the newer style manifold, doesn't have the ports, I smoked... Trouble codes: P0106 (Map), P2197 (Lean), P0401 (Egr flow), P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2).
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