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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L random starts VIN: 1FTDF15Y5N
Hello all, truck came in with a no start and instantly tested for spark and fuel. fuel was good both injector pulse and pressure. no spark. replaced relay and the truck started and ran for two days whenever i would start the truck(started every hour or so) now...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L all shifts VIN: 1FTHX26GXV
e4od no codes speedo works new speed sensor in rear diff.used vehicle no other history trans appears to have been opened recently possibly rebuilt or modified not a tranny shop any guidance would be greatly appreciated
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L late shift VIN: 1FDWE47F7X
This customer is complaining of an intermittant late shift during acceleration. Six months ago he had us put on an aftermarket performance turbo. About a month ago he started complaining about a late shift and the van shutting down for a few seconds and restar...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Rear Main Seal VIN: 1FTRX18L23
Rear main seal on this truck is leaking so customer wanted to replace it. Im at that point where I have the old seal out and ready to go in with the new one. There are two different opitions so both were ordered. The problem is the seals that we got (FEL-PRO b...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L truck has coolant lose issue VIN: 1FTNW21PX4
just looking for some more insight on this before tearing down or inpecting further. the story at this point is it loosing coolant maybe about 1 quart every week or two. when on the gas the heat out of the dash is hot and off the gas it goes to just warm. it w...
2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU9D77A
This customer came in with these two codes stored in the pcm. Our snapon scanner has no bi-directional controls for this vehicle, and our all data is down for the day. Can anyone help me out with this or point me in the right direction? Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap emission system leak detected very small leak), P1450 (Unable to bleed up fuel tank vacuum)
2011 Ford Fiesta SE 1.6L starter VIN: 3FADP4EJ6B
This car has two issues. They may be related. In the morning when the engine is cold the starter does not operate. There is a clicking rattle like a low battery. If you jump 12 volts to the starter it starts right up. After the first start of the day it starts...
2005 Lincoln LS Luxury 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S45
this car came in with a trans shift problem but found no codes related to trans. vehicle hesitates before engaugeing from a dead stop. but thats not the only problem this sick car has. after warm up, on test drive it bucks and jerks, misses and eventually lose... Trouble codes: P2104, P457P, B2879, B1503, U1262
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L dome light inop VIN: 1MELM62W9R
hey guys i got a 94 couger that started out as a problem with wipers turn signal and 4 way flashers all inop...i founf the combo switch bad and replaced it and that fixed the wipers,signals and 4 ways..im working on this at home and dont have acsees to all dat...
2005 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0L shift interlock VIN: 4M2YU57195
This vehicle is not where I can physically check it out. The customer states that there is a continuous clicking noise coming from the center consol under the gear selector. The noise occurs when he is in park at an idle, noise goes away when another draw is u...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Clutch/transmission? VIN: 1FTHX26F2V
We ordered a new flywheel and clutch kit. When comparing the flywheels noticed that the first flywheel we installed only had one spot where it was drilled to balance flywheel. Where as the new one we received had 6 spots drilled out. Installed new flywheel and...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L New PATS key VIN: 1FMNU43S2Y
The vehicle left before confirming completely what is going on, here is a summary. 1) If code b1600 goes into memory when cycling the ignition key from off to on the computer cannot read the key.This is either from a non-pats key or defective key. When the fir...
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Ignition VIN: 1FMZU83PX1
Replaced timing chain. Timing chain was more loose then we thought. Runs great and thanks for all who helped. al
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTPW14535
A big thanks to everyone who responded! To clarify with a few techs, the catalytic converters were replaced with no noticeable improvement. Backpressure did drop some after replacement. Looking at MAF at WOT and doing VE calc's would've told me upfront the ex...
2000 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4M2XV14TXY
Ok I re checked fuel pressure, which was in spec but what I failed to realize was that it would leak down slowly. Pulled plugs and found #1 plug to be black. Recommended replacement of all 6 injectors so we would not have to tear down intake in future to repla...
2004 Mercury Monterey 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2MRDA202X4
This 4.2 has molded upper plastic plenum with no EGR passages in the lower intake like most suggested to be possible problem. While intake was removed, cleaned the Intake Manifold runner plates thoroughly, installed new #6 fuel injector and plenum gaskets. As ...
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