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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L oil pan VIN: 1FTZX1722W
We removed the transmission on a 1998 Ford F150 4.2 automatic 2 wheel drive because they thought the rear main was leaking. After getting transmission out found it is the rear of the oil pan leaking. They say the engine has to come out. Does it really and if n...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF37P23
I got this truck in the shop the first time 3 weeks ago. It wouldn't pull itself. I had an icp code that would not let me run cylinder contribution. Icp was leaking. Replaced icp and ran cylinder contribution. #2 was dead. Ran relative compression, all looked ... Trouble codes: P0266
2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP37383
Help Ford Techs! This focus came in with multiple misfire codes for various cylinders and p0316- misfire during first 1000 rpm after start up. customer states it will misfire once started cold- mostly in cold weather. We replaced the coil, plugs and wires with...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU72K24
This was dropped at my shop for a hub bearing. Went to bring in shop and it cranks but no start. THE CUSTOMER DROVE IT TO ME!! so I ca ll led the guy and ask if hes had any problems starting vehicle. He said no never. Well it hasspark but fpump dont run. It ha...
2010 Ford Taurus SE 3.5L Unknown VIN: 1FAHP2DW9A
Brake pedal fade/long brake pedal with engine running- brake pedal sinks way down at stop lights, with light/moderate pressure on pedal. Replaced the master cylinder- real motorcraft MC, flushed the brake fluid (power bleeder and manual, DOT4 brake fluid), was...
2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L seatbelt light / low fuel light VIN: 2MEHM75V86
I test power & grounds (loaded circuits)to ICM- at times I have a B1318 (low voltage) ICM fault code, clear code goes away and might come back. I noticed the RCM reads belt buckled or unbuckled all the time correctly no matter what the light is telling me, BUT...

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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L unintended accelerat VIN: 1FAFP4043Y
Customer has not returned. I've been his mechanic for years so if the problem had returned I know he would have called me.Possibly it was the carpet which he threw to the other side. I agree with the posters who suggested that to get the tac to peg it is m...
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08LX3
Thanks to all that Offered help. After checking for vacuum leaks over and over again and looking at all coils and injectors, I wanted to tear down to look at timming chain. Customer did not want to go any further. So im unable to see for myself what the true ... Trouble codes: P0174, P0316.
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L B2 Catalytic Converter VIN: 1FAFP58U84
First of all, as a first timer requesting help, I would like to thank everyone who replied. All of the information you provided me with was helpful, not only for this job, but for the jobs sure to come in the future. I performed a leak down test as most of you...
2006 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP241X6
Fixed was wiring that plugs into crank shaft position sensor. One of the wires in the harness connector had backed away from the CS pin. I donít know why the car had an intermittent no cranking problem. But that just stopped being a problem. It just went ...
2008 Ford E-250 5.4L none VIN: 1FTNE24L58
My belief is a short to ground in harness or faulty cluster.I will update once customer returns.
2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP02189
We'll I fixed it and without too much trouble. The terminals in the solenoid connector wern't making good enough contact. While monitoring the voltage coming out of the connector on the PCM wire I could watch the voltage drop out while wiggling the connector. ... Trouble codes: P0020 (INT Cam Position ACT circuit open Bank 2).
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