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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.4L coolant from exaust VIN: 1FMRE11L8W
came in smoking white from exhaust smelling of coolant. Determined intake gasket leaking. replaced gasket and found gasket cracked from coolant port to intake port. happy with repair. van went home for 700 miles all ok. came back smoking, not as bad but still ...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Noise/vibration VIN: 3FTSW31F9Y
This 4X4 Ford has a noise/vibration at 60-70 MPH. It can be heard and felt while lightly accelerating at times and always on deceleration. It can be felt under your left foot. I saw that there are problems with the needle bearing in the front hubs so we pulled...
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2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L No Start
This Excursion came in as a no start. I monitored the ICP and found it to be at 350 psi. So we replaced the high pressure oil pump and IPR valve. After the repair the vehicle starts cold every time, however after it gets hot it will not start. We followed the ... Trouble codes: P132B
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2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L drivetrain VIN: 1FMDU73K24
I get a clunk noise when I turn the steering all the way one way and accelerate, it happens turning either way, feels like the truck is on ice even when on solid, hard, hot asphalt. It will clunk then the truck shakes like it has bad u-joints??? This only happ...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L door locks VIN: 1FTSW31PX4
door locks will not lock from any switch,tried known good switch same result.use ford ids and i am able to command the locks to function properly.no DTCs found,all modules show active and fine.have also re-flashed i have assumed the wiring and actuators are fi...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L valves, rods VIN: 1FTSW21P05
Need some help here techs. This vehicle was towed to our shop as a no start. We did the usual inspections and pretty quickly discovered that the high pressure pump was bad. We had replaced the pump in 2010 and have always had a great relationship with the cust...
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2007 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L Input Shaft O ring VIN: 1FMDK021X7
We're replacing a CVT unit that was bad with a known good working used unit, was replacing the front pump seal, there is an o ring on the shaft going in the torque converter that broke. The Ford dealer or transmission parts store doesn't seem to be able to com...
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1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1MEPM6243P
Thanks for taking the time to help me out. This car came in cutting in & out at cruise, and rough idle that developed very quickly over the course of one day. We changed the spark plugs and the problem was gone...for 1 day. The problem came back in the form of...
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1966 Ford Mustang 4.7L Misfire
Group I have got the miss gone. Thanks to all who responded to replace the distributor. Seems the shaft and or the pints opening cam was bad in this one throwing the points open barely enough to fire. I replaced with a reman and she purred. Have a great day an...
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1989 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L ABS light VIN: 1FDKF38M5K
I had already checked the locations which were suggested by others. The customer did not want to authorize the removal of the entire dash to dismantle the wire harness. It was also apparent that the dealer discontinued the part so the customer declined furthe...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L ignition system VIN: 1FTHX26H1T
Thank you to all who replied to my TechHelp request as much of the information was useful and valid. There ended up being two failed parts on this vehicle that caused the cranks/no start concern with no spark from the coil. Those parts were the ICM (ignition c...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L temperature VIN: 1FMDU63W02
Thanks for all the replies. Ended up getting OEM condenser and it was bigger in size. It seems to have fixed it and the pressures looked great
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2006 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L mode doors VIN: 1FMPU16526
thanks all for your replies. Smoke test revealed tiny vac. leak in short line near battery, probably melted by acid. Leak fixed, a/c works perfectly.
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2013 Ford Focus Titanium 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FADP3N29D
So I went ahead and pulled the air doors out to check the theroy of them not opening. My customer has been driving for about 2 weeks with no problems. So we replaced the shutter actuator and a few days of hot / stressed driving and everything is working well...
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