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1998 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Reservior VIN: 1FDXE40S8W
Hope this request doesn't sound too stupid, but here goes. This E450 used to be a bus. Vehicle overheats. When adding coolant, it leaks out of the reservoir from the bottom. Removed reservoir to inspect and found that someone had drilled a ground wire into the...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L battery VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
Battery goes dead after two days of sitting, found 1.15 amp draw at beginning .45 after an hour then .01 draw by removing fuse 115 in battery junction box. That fuse powers central junction box. replaced fuse and went to central junction box and found switched...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L driveabilty VIN: 1FDXE45F41
Having real difficulty with this one. It came in for hard start and then blue smoke complaint. The hard start was cured with a glow plug relay. Now the fun begins. It will start and idle fine, but raw fuel is evident at the tailpipe in the form of blue smoke. ...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L park lights VIN: 1FTPX14545
Hi people. I have this F150 in to repair exhaust,fuel guage & replace plugs. The battery has been giving problems as I would need to boost it if it sat for a few days. I boosted it to move it in the shop and now the park lights won,t shut off unless I pull fus...
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Electronic VIN: 1FTSX21547
Hi all, I got a beauty! Truck came to us with the transmission pump screaming and stall when it got hot and you would put into gear. Customer felt it was a trans problem. I spent time checking parameters and nothing jumped out at me. Customer had us install a...
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4M2ZU86K93
we have this truck in our shop from a car dealer for inspection.it won't pass because the 02 sensor,02 sensor heater,catalyic , and evap monitors will not go ready.there are no codes.we replaced the ecm and flashed.replaced the temp sensor we drove it over 800...

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1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
hello group, sorry for the delay in posting results. Thank you everyone for your help. We were overlooking the basics. Did a Cyl balance test with a ford software and right away showed a dead miss on cyl #10, we previously had used a snap on verus that showed...
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU74E06
Hi TECHS, a great many thanks to all who replied. I don't know how it happens, but the customer convinced me to 'drink the koolaid' and believe it didn't overheat 'that much'. Any other given day doing a Block test would be high on the list of thing... Trouble codes: P0316 (miss on startup), P0301 (miss cyl 1), P0306 (miss cyl 6).
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