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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Climate Control VIN: 1FAFP56S1Y
This Taurus developed issues this past summer that were very intermittent. They have become much more consistent, but somehow seem to disappear every time I get it in the garage. The vehicle has the electronic climate control. It uses the control head to com...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L electrical VIN: 1FDAF56F51
were not a diesel shop but servicing fleets other p/u gas engine. a very strange problem.customer stated vehicle starts on its own without keys in ign.intermitenly.has found truck sitting in park space with starter cranking and has burned up starter in past,st...
2008 Ford Focus S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAHP34N88
Idle surges up and down. Almost stalls when turning steering wheel and when fans come on. No vacuum leaks found. Fuel trims ok. No codes. Cleaned EGR. Reset KAM. PCM flashed with Ford IDS. No misfires. Purge Valve not stuck open. I've run out of ideas. Please ...
2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTFW1EV9A
Hi guys i have this 2010 f-150 and am doing fluid services on it IE coolant flush,transfer case flush,front and rear diff flushes and trans flush.My ? is does anyone know how to bypass or lie to the TFT trans fluid temp sensor to get fluid to flow so i can do ...
2011 Ford Fiesta SE 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FADP4BJ5B
This vehicle came in with a p0171 Bank 1 lean. Found no vac. leaks. Vehicle has long term trims between 16 and 24 with short term being around -5 to 5. Any common issues with these? Trouble codes: P0171
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Suspension Computer VIN: 5LMFU28R84
No communication with suspension computer/module (no power coming out)

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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15YBJ
Thanks all for your help, unfortunately the customer needed the truck back for work and we couldn't conclude what was causing the surging idle. I did everything that was posted by all of you and everything checked out good. However we did find that the intake ...
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L Engine misfire VIN: 1FMZU77E03
Thanks to all who replied. This vehicle has been on the back burner for a while as the customer was in no hurry. We performed a running compression test and #4 cylinder was about 20 psi low. Next we pulled the valve cover off and inspected the #4 valve spring...
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L oil pressure VIN: 1FMFU18505
Well the majority of you said REPLACE THE ENGINE. I told the customer and they have elected to pass on the engine. I told them if not for number of replies that said replacement is the ONLY option I could see spending the money and possibly getting some more l...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L filling gas tank VIN: 1FTSX21Y78
Thanks for all the replies. I got caught up in the Holidays,so finally got the vehicle back in the shop. I replaced the vapor canister and the evap. purge valve,cleaned the vent hose and all is well. The canister was full of dirt. Thanks again and happy New Ye...
2011 Ford Explorer XLT 3.5L speaker VIN: 1FMHK8D84B
I believe this issue was the ampliphier. I wiggled the connector and the noise immediately stopped. I put some diabolic elec. grease on it. haven't experienced it yet
2012 Ford Focus SEL 2.0L fuel tank VIN: 1FAHP3H23C
I gave the customer a price on a new tank and they decided they would just live with the problem for now. I received several good tips and saw other posts for problems with check valves in the tanks on other Ford vehicles. I am almost certain that would be the...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86W32
put the plugs n and it came back missing again a day later. put the other plugs n the vehicle, buy customer request again, came back the next day, so he let up check it and I found out that the coil pack was bad, put one on and now the customer is happy and go... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0305.
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