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On higher mileage vehicles, one or more EGR orifice in the intake manifold may plug with sludge. This can cause the engine to misfire when first accelerating because too much exhaust gas is directed into the cylinders where the orifice is not plugged. Cleaning the clogged passages should correct this concern.

For the 2.3L 4 Cylinder and 5.0L V8 engine, the electrical ignition switch poses a fire hazard. An updated switch is available.

For the 2.3L 4 Cylinder and 5.0L V8 engine, the electrical ignition switch poses a fire hazard. An updated switch is available.

If a noise from the rear end is heard when going around turns or after driving at highway speed for an extended period, this could be caused by a failing deferential clutch kit. An updated differential clutch kit available.

If a noise from the rear end is heard when going around turns or after driving at highway speed for an extended period, this could be caused by a failing deferential clutch kit. An updated differential clutch kit available.

There is a technical service bulletin for the V8 engines regarding a possible problem with the spark plug being ejected from the cylinder head, damaging the threads in the spark plug hole. If the vehicle is under warranty, cylinder head replacement is recommended. If the vehicle is out of warranty, Ford authorized the use of a specific thread insert to repair the head.

Intermittent rough idle may be caused by the EGR sensor sticking, causing the EGR valve to stay slightly open. Our technicians tell us the valve and sensor must be replaced together to correct this concern.

The EGR orifices in the intake manifold may plug with sludge. If the truck has high mileage, this may cause engine misfire when first accelerating because too much EGR gas is directed into the cylinders of the unplugged orifices. This makes the mixture lean, which causes a gradual stumble that increases in severity until repaired.

While enjoying the Badlands in South Dakato, the engine quit and would not start. The truck was towed to the garage and found that the cam sensor had quit working without any warning. I have been told several versions of a recall notice on the sensor. I have not been able to find a recall on the net. Is the recall true or false?

The 2002 Focus SVT used unreinforced rear trailing arms; this was changed for the 2003 model year. The trailing arms on the 2002 can break where the anti-roll bar is attached. Results are catastrophic.

Need to replace heater core as it's leaking into cabin floor in 1991 Ford Ranger. What are the steps to avoid trouble down the road.

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If the engine runs rough, has low power, and is overfilled with oil on dipstick, this is often caused by a leaking fuel injector(s). Each injector should be inspected for looseness and / or leakage. Loose or leaking injectors will need to be replaced.

Fitment and abrasion of wheel covers to the wheels can cause the wheel covers to make a ticking and / or clicking noise. Lubricating the back side of the wheel covers where they mate to the wheels should correct this problem.