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1988 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L starter VIN: 1FMEU15NXJ
week after replacing neutral switch starter stayed engauged and tore it up. After replaceing starter checked and found about 8 volts at s wire at starter solenoid. when tracing wires I found at the clutch switch bypass cap that there is 12 volts on the grey ye...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Cluster Question VIN: 1FTHF25H8S
Is factory cluster with tach compatible in truck that had no tach option? Programmable Speedometer/Odometer Module (PSOM) causes stalling when PSOM outputs corrupted 100+MPH VSS signal to PCM, especially shifting to Reverse. This diagnosis is complete and con...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73X6Y
Thanks to all in advance, truck came in with codes p0302, 303,304 and codes p0171 and p0174 system lean both banks. so we cleared codes and check misfire counter and at idle cylinder #3 has a misfire all the time but when i raise rpm to 2000 no more misfire we... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 3 misfire)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Pedal Sinks VIN: 1FTNW20FX1
Have this 2001 Ford F250 7.3 Lt Turbo Diesel that when the brakes are applied it engages but starts traveling down afterwards. Replaced Master Cylinder, Bled all wheel manually and with the scanner. Pinches off brake lines as well
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L convertor VIN: 1FTPW14534
Customer came in with a complaint of shutter under light load at around 40-50 MPH. Test drove vehicle to verify complaint. At about 42 MPH while cruising and then applying a light load the vehicle would shutter momentarily. The feeling is more like a sharp sho...
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L B2 Catalytic Converter VIN: 1FAFP58U84
This vehicle came in to the shop at 101,287 miles with MIL on and DTC P0420. Performed all of the above mentioned tests and determined that B1 cat was bad. Replaced both cats as an assembly with Bosal cats. Vehicle came back to the shop 667 miles later with MI...
2005 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L battery goes dead VIN: 1FMZU74W05
This car has a 250 milliamp draw after leaving the meter on for over 2 hours. When I pull fuse F1-15 it goes down to 29 milliamps. this fuse powers the cluster, pcm and atc control head. I disconnected one a a time and when I unplug the cluster draw is gone. Y...
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTNE24L06
The wiring repair showed no melted wiring, but separated wires and taped over harness with insulated material. Still, cold runs fine, after 30 minutes at idle, road trip, sometimes does fine, but get back to shop, will miss intermittently in reverse and in dri... Trouble codes: P0351 (p0356-), P0356 (testing and results)
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L blows injector oring VIN: 1FTWW31P56
Came in overheating, diagnosed with cracked heads, sent heads off to be fixed, replaced gaskets, studs, egr cooler,and engine oil cooler. Customer requested we replace all injectors as a couple were bad, we replaced all injectors, installed an aftermarket fuel...
2000 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L No Start VIN: 4M2XV14T9Y
Hello Everyone We have this 2000 Mercury Villager van (Nissan Quest) really giving us a hard time. It came in on the hook as a no-start, and quick tests showed no ignition spark, and no codes stored, and fuel pump and pressure are good. Further inspection fou...

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2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Air Bag VIN: 3FAFP31373
I had a bent pin in the small connector lol. Straightened the pin and bam it performs diagnostic and stays off! So for anyone wondering if they have to be programmed out the junkyard the answer is no IF you get the EXACT same part#. Thanks goin out to Benjamin...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L oil in coolant VIN: 1FDAF57P44
Thank you all I used Dawn Than Palmolive than alot of fresh water seems nice and clean.Thanks Again!
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX04585
Issue resolved by chaning both heads with camshafts & VCT gears as noted from the contributions from the guys that replied to our help request, the pins on the VCT camshaft got broken we found the pedestals on the LH head damaged and camshaft bent both new...
2009 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L Exhaust valve VIN: 1FMCU93769
A big THANK YOU for you seven that replied!Here's the details. To fix the head (valve), I didn't send it to a machine shop because a reman head with valves (which was brand new), was only $400.00. The block didn't have any cracks that I could see, so I conti...
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