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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZF1820W
Customer brings in his pick-up for brakes. Very close, but not metal to metal. I replace front brakes & rotors, rear shoes & drums. Bleed the system. He picks it up and calls the next day that the brakes seem to be dragging. Well an oversight on my part, but w...
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1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L dead battery VIN: 2FMZA5341X
Hi Guys, I'm filling in on summer vacation only at this shop. They have been fighting a intermittent dead battery for some time now[couple of months]. Every time they do a drain check it is normal[sorry don't have value]but it always checks out ok! They are ho...
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2011 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU0EG8B
hi everyone thanks for reading this, back in October 2013 car came in with code p0455, gross evap leak or no flow. smoke tested found that vent valve was not shutting off all the way. changed vent valve retested all was good. then in may car came back with cod... Trouble codes: P0455
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2012 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFW1EFXC
Good morning my fellow iatn technitions i have one that has become a bit of a headache i installed a brand new engine from dalmer powertrain inc. They said this engine was brand new from ford came with intake and all the covers supplied with oil we installed t... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0308
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2012 Ford E-250 5.4L parking lights VIN: 1FTNE2EL3C
This cargo van intermit. blows fuse #22(15amp) in the interior fuse block for the parking lights. When it came in it was a dead short as soon as you put a fuse in it would pop. I thought it would be easy to find since it was a dead short, but I was wrong! I do...
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1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Stall VIN: 1MELM6534W
Ok People, Here we go. This is my personal vehicle that I got from a customer some time ago that didn't want to put the $ into it. We replaced the cylinder head and of course replaced all timing components, tune up items, etc. Car has been running great. We ar...
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT HD 6.8L Pressures
After extensive research and help from all of you, we were able to find a part number on an updated condenser from Ford. The condenser has 7 more rows of core and are thinner, it also comes with an updated underhood charge sticker for 2.83 lbs v.s the standard...
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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP113XW
Thanks to all who have responded. Unfortunately this vehicle is not fixed yet. Another identical Escort was in the shop(not with a performance issue) and I was able to do some comparisons with scanner which suggested that the pcm was faulty. I sent it out to A...
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2003 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L theft,odometer reads -------- VIN: 1FAFP42X23
ended up being a fauly rebuilt ipc sent it out again problem solved thanks for all the help everyone
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2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMZU73E25
Hank was correct, this tank had to be replaced due to internal damage. thnks everyone
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1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L air susp VIN: 1LNLM81WXV
i tried a few different ways of getting the light to stay off and i couldnt get it to stay out, i couldnt take the bulb out because of the led display but i talked to the customer and they will live with it thanks for all your replies
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1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Compressor VIN: 1MELM50U4S
The Ccm was getting power from ECM ,but not sending to compressor. The high pressure switch by ps pump checked good as well as all other switch. I tapped on high pressure switch and ac came on for a minute. We replaced and now ac works . It was strange checked...
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2007 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L 3rd gear VIN: 4M2EU47E07
WE END UP HAVING TO REPLACE THE VALVE BODY IN THIS UNIT.IT WAS NOT THE SOLENOID BLOCK THAT WAS CAUSING THE ISSUE. WE ARE GOING TO INSPECT THE ORIGNAL VALVE BODY AND SEE WHAT CAUSED THE ISSUE WE WERE HAVING. THANK YOU FOR THE REPLIES.
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