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2001 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Gets Hot VIN: 1FAFP38351
this focus cam in with thermostat housing leaking replace it with new thermostat and the hoses then water pump leaked still enging gets hot when driving yes the fans come on and cycle from what I see in the wiring daig this car uses a cylinder head temp switch...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21L13
Customer brought me this truck, runs and drives down the road great, no codes. The problem its having is it will stumble and stall when put into reverse with foot on brake at times almost like the converter clutch is engaged, doesnt happene every time but seem...
2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L Transmission VIN: 1FMZK02106
This CVT trans knock in park and neutral but goes away when you pull it in gear and comes back when the axles rotate. I am certain the input shaft is bad. My question is what else needs to be replaced and do i need to replace the drive pulley also. Do i need a...
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L alternator VIN: 1FTPW14V87
This truck came in last week with battery light on and lights flickering and only charging 12.8 volts. I replaced the alternator with a reman Ultima alternator. Truck was fine for four days then started acting up again with the same symptoms. Do I have a bad a...
2009 Ford Flex SEL 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDK52CX9
I have checked for power at solenoid- good. Trigger wire from ECM has good continuity, neither wires have shorts to each other or ground. No corrosion or bent/pushed back pins in ECM or harness. VCT solenoid resistance is within specs, no shorts between either... Trouble codes: P0020 (VCT Bank 2 Cam actuator solenoid open circuit)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Valve VIN: 1FTNF21L91
Removing the cab was the easiest,thanks to Bruce,Dave,Nick [...],and Mike. We repaired all the spark plug holes on the right head while we repaired the valve we screwed up.Thanks again!
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Start and die VIN: 1FMZU63E65
Sorry for taken so long,thanks for all the good help,we checked all the connections at the pcm and wirring harness ,cleaned and reconnected still the same ended up replacing pcm and it fixed it.
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L ticking in first gear even with anti rattle clip VIN: 1FTPW14565
Ok, it is definitely the intermediate sprag clicking (as loud as if you had it in your hand turning it). It will even do it on a rack while rotating the driveshaft forward? It is not a planetary gear and it only does it in first gear with engine running, vehic...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation, low power VIN: 1FDWX37P26
Thanks for all the help! The new FICM with the increased voltage does set a code but does not turn on the mil. The oil change with Motorcraft filter helped some also. We stopped at "pretty good." It starts "ok" and has acceptable power now so leaving it at... Trouble codes: P0611.
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L air spring VIN: 1LNLM82W4V
after long debate we decided to do the coil spring kit. still a bit confused why one bag will deflate and not the other there are no leaks in the bags and with the system switch in the off position there is no leak down at any ride highth. thanks for all the r...
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