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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Heating VIN: 1FTNF21L72
Truck came in complaint no heat. Found very low on coolant. Pressure test found crack upper tank of radiator. Replaced rad. Hoses and t/stat. Ran truck all good. Day later truck returns cool heat. Double checked everything rebled system seemed to help. During ...
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2003 Ford Windstar Limited 3.8L line pressure VIN: 2FMDA58423
This vehicle was towed in with a sudden no pull. I presumed it would have a stripped converter or pump shaft. After it was unloaded it will pull in reverse and will go forward. Both ways seem you have to rev engine to get it to move & reverse is stronger then ...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Has New Gearbox All Ball Joints, And R/Inner Tie R VIN: 1FTNW21P44
Customer had ball joints replaced came to shop for an alignment and we had to grease all ball joints, the other shop that installed them did not grease them.. During inspection informed customer of play in gearbox and bad r/inner tie rod. Replaced bad parts an...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.8L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTNW21S64
I would like to pick your brains here on this vehicle. Customer ran out of fuel due to his fuel gauge not working. I tested sender at 4 pin harness and found 15 ohms. Added 5 gal. of fuel still had 15 ohms. Dropped tank and found damaged float. Replaced module...
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2007 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR44U57
truck was brought in and I see new coil and wires also plugs new . did a compression test seem to be fine with all cyl about the same.. checked inj with light seems to be ok flashing bright and steady all inj look the same. this truck has a slight miss at idle... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305
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2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L oil VIN: 1FDAW56PX7
we did almost $15k worth of work to this truck and now its back 4 months later with a leak. Replaced heads, did ARP stud kit, bulletproof egr and oil cooler bypass. all of that seems to be fine, no leaks there as far as i can tell. pressure washed the motor an...
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2008 Lincoln MKX 3.5L Water pump VIN: 2LMDU68C58
Hello everyone. I am not sure that this vehicle only needs a water pump. It runs well when started but amount of coolant in the oil makes me suspicious of a head gasket or worse. Anyone know if the water pump can flood the crankcase if leaking? Thank you, San...
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2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Speedometer VIN: 1ZWHT61L3Y
This vehicle was sent to me by a former employee who is an expert diagnostician. It belongs to a friend of his. He had been struggling with the speedo inop issue for some time and when the fuel pump died he decided to unload it on the ex boss. As to the no sta...
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2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L Starter VIN: 1FAFP3430Y
Thank you all for your replies - I was correct in the fact that the hardware stores just "clone" your original key so the PATS keys I had cut were essentially blank chips. As many of you stated - call a lock smith - he was able to cut one key and program vehi...
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2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Battery draw VIN: 1FAFP44401
OK, this one is a head scratcher... found the 2 wires for the regulator reversed. I started thinking about this as I was trying to sleep last night and it dawned on me that all the basics (and not so basics) were covered and I should start thinking about what ...
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