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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Stall, Hard Start Cold VIN: 2FTEF15Y6J
The vehicle has been at my shop for about 1 month. I originally checked it out for inspection and replaced a leaking gas tank. The customer tok the vehicle home and it would not start the next day. a few days later I went over and got the vehicle (It started f...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Cylinder heads VIN: 1FTYR14V6Y
Greetings techs, Here is a puzzle for you all. This truck came in with an overheated engine, both head gaskets were blown. I bought a pair new loaded cylinder heads (Chinese) I am told the after market does not make them in the U.S. anymore. Anyway the intake ...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21F01
I got a good on here guys and girls I have been working on 7.3 for over ten years and have never ran in to this this truck has been maintained not good have found several problems and have fixed them but still runs the same way only time it runs good is over 3...
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Air Bag VIN: 3FAFP31373
The old module had a code 51 internal thermal fuse blown so I opted to buy another cheap module with same part # from ebay for $25. Now the light is on continuously and never blinks. The fault code list says that this means "Diagnostic Trouble Code Timed Out, ...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L oil in coolant VIN: 1FDAF57P44
I have this 6.0l ford with oil in coolant checked oil cooler and was bad replaced but having issue with getting oil out of cooling system any help would be great.
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L oil leak VIN: 1FMZU67K94
This truck was brougth to me because of an oil leak problem that developed around the rear main seal-oil pan area,so i steam cleaned very well,then,i added engine oil dye,went for a test drive (about a 10 mile drive),came back to the shop and with a UV test li...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX04585
after initial procedures to determine cause, we remove front engine cover and valve covers, found as suspected LH chain tensioner and guide BROKEN in little pieces...removed rest of timing chain components, replaced all 4 guides, tensioners, vct gears, solenio...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW30P45
I have this F350 with a 6.0 litre. Came in for lack of power and grey smoke under load. There was no codes stored in the pcm. Checking the cylinder contribution while running, showed interesting results. Truck would idle ok, but if you rev it up in park , it w...
2008 Ford Mustang 4.0L engine VIN: 1ZVHT80N98
squeeking noise coming from engine.Sounds like front right side.Took belt off-no diff.Changes with rpm.-seems more prevalent when eng. warmed up.Sounds down in engine,alomst like a wrist pin.This is hard to believe with this low milage and no other problems.Sa...
1993 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2MEPM36XXP
This vehicle stumbles, surges and cuts out at any speed and temperature but never when I have it. I fixed it once a year ago when I replace the EGR feedback pressure sensor and hose. Then I was able to get a code out of it then. Eight months later came back ...

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2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Clutch VIN: 1FAFP42X6Y
This Mustang is Fixed! Thanks to Mario and Troy for their suggestions. The solution was two fold. In hindsight we just went about fixing the problem backwards. The problem was the clutch. If we would have just replaced the clutch we would have fixed the p...
2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L injector VIN: 2FTZA54411
Computer was bad. Replaced it and now back to diagnosing that dead cylinder. Thanks for everyone's help!
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Module VIN: 1FTRX12W14
Thanks for the replies guys. Just went to a salvage yard and removed the harness that we needed. The design on the connection location is very poor. The module connection faces up so any water that gets by the seal just sits inside. This one had multiple t...
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