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1969 Ford Thunderbird 7.0L Mechanical
Car came in with very poor a/c performance. WE check pressures and found low side in a vacuum. performed an a/c service to make sure system still had the correct amount of Freon and it was still right at 1.8 lbs. customer decided that it must be the expansion ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L cap VIN: 1FTSF20P65
Truck cam in with typical noisy cam and timing chain noises. Replace both cam phasers, 4 guides, gaskets and both hydraulic tensioners. Removed oil pan and cleaned any foreign debries from pan. No end play in crankshaft. Cam bearings good. When the engine runs...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L tRANSMISSION cONTROL VIN: 1FTSW21P96
The trans in this truck was recently overhauled. The initial problem was that it would upshift fine until it was braked to a full stop. When trying to accel again the trans would start out in 5th gear then drop hard into first. Scan data shows that the trans c...
2007 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA52277
looking for some help with communication pcm.. I have this van 4.2l that will make a pop noise in air filter like pop pop pop as that is happening the theft light is flashing with the noise also battery light flashes with noise and theft light in time.. scoped...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L all gears VIN: 1FTSX21R88
P0657 is a hard code after we checked all solenoids in the VB and wiring to TCM for shorts and opens I am suspecting the TCM. Just wanted to know if anybody else has run into this code?
2009 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMEU63E29
Hi all I have this explorer that has a communications problem. When I scan the network I can only communicate with the cluster. I completed a continuity test and the problem that I found is my power supply to the DLC somehow is crossed with the HS CAN neg and ...
2012 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTPF1EF6C
Customer stated the check engine light is on and is misfiring at idle primarily. The codes gathered were P0308 i inspected the ignition system and the spark plugs were completely worn out but prior to replacement i chose to test the coil and it tested good to ...

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2007 Ford F650 5.9L fail/safe mode VIN: 3FRWF65F87
Thanks to all of your help, we did fix this truck. We opened up the transmission control module and found no power at either fuse. We could not find the break in the wire, so we used accessory fuse taps to connect to the supply side of both fuses and ran a ne...
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM624XT
Thanks to all who realized that Ford PCM's cant find the correct cylinder!!! I was chasing a p0302. By watching the numbers on cylinder contribution test while disconnecting plug wires one at a time...I discovered that pulling #2 wire caused miss on #5. Pul... Trouble codes: P0302.
2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Air distribution VIN: 2MEFM75V96
Well, a good percentage of you were right on that the control head was the problem. To verify it, we hooked the vacuum gauge up to the vacuum source hose at the back of the head. While driving, I could accelerate as much as I wanted and the vacuum gauge woul...
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