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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 1FTJW36F2S
Running out of ideas on this one. On start up there is heavy bluish/white smoke that burns your eyes. It is definitely unburnt fuel. As the engine warms up the smoke lessens but is still present. Cold the engine stumbles at 2100 RPM and really pushes smoke. At...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L 1-2 shift & Reverse VIN: 2FMDA5142T
This is my wife's van. The problem began with intermittent very harsh 1-2 shifts. A couple of days ago it began slipping when doing the 1-2 shift, but otherwise it worked ok. That same evening it suddenly lost reverse. The transmission isn't the original, it's...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTZX17W4W
This truck came in with a complaint of missing under load especially up hill condition. Down hill, no problem. No mil is on so far.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L oil pan VIN: 1FTSW31F31
We need to remove the engine to reseal the oil pan and replace the rear main seal.According to Mitchel they say pull the trans first,WHY?Can the engine be pulled without messing with the trans? Another shop tryed sealing the oil pan 3 times in the truck and it...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Drive VIN: 1FTNW21F01
Truck came in with P0715 loss of TSS signal and will start off in 3rd gear from a stop. If you manually shift it up through the gears it seems to work ok. Transmission was recently rebuilt at another shop but cust states all was fine prior to rebuild. Connecte...
2010 Ford Mustang 4.0L Air Bags VIN: 1ZVBP8EN5A
Body shop fixed the front end damage on this Mustang. They gave it to me with new air bags, reconditioned and programed module and sensors. I've R&R all these components before but never a deployed system. My question is what pitfalls should I watch out for on...

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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14H1R
Alright everybody! First off, thank all of you for taking time out of your busy days to aide a helping hand with this. Many of you gave me the ultimate right mindset and direction with this truck. Finally, after taking some time away to reset and clear my head... Trouble codes: 172 (O2 Sensor indicates lean condition).
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