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1987 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX25L7H
Vehicle came in with carburetor leaking fuel from everywhere. Resealed leaks on carburetor and reinstalled. Vehicle ran poorly just as it did when it arrived. Installed remanufactured Holley 64-3608. Vehicle seemed to run alright but a little rough at idle. Ad...
1991 Ford Taurus L 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FACP5541M
Hello fellow techs, this one has got me stumped. I did a major tune up and now this car will nbot run, not even a backfire. It has good fuel pressure good spark, injectors are pulsing, no codes are stored in pcm, however with my snap-on scanner it shows no inj...
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF25N6N
this one is driving me nn\uts i originally replaced map sensor and iac unit cleaned throttle cha,ber reset base idlethen removed the distributor and physically inbspected it all looks ok pickup etc shaft nice and smooth after the third he came back it looked l... Trouble codes: 411 (322 -), 322 (testing and results)
1992 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L evaporator VIN: 1FBJ531H9N
Customer complaint was intermittant warm air from the vents for ten to fifteen minutes then cold air would come back. We could never duplicate this but the compressor ( FS6 ) was noisy and since this passenger van is always carrying a load of children the cust...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU34X9P
i have got it runnig better. i replaced injectors and pcm i have done voltage brops pin checks . my problem is cyl numbers 4 5 6 injectors pulsewidth goes to 18 the other 3 cylinders stay around 4.5 milliseconds. i have tryied o2 sensors the pcm was a dealer p...
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L down shifting VIN: 24MDA5140S
Vechile came in with down shifting problem. No codes. Removed VSS, bench tested with drill. Bench test o.k. Re-instatlled VSS. Put car on lift and re-tested. No signal from VSS thru scanner. Disconnected battery, removed VSS again, unpluged connector by brake ...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1FDEE1462V
Van came in with DTC P0705 Trans range sensor error. Installed new motorcraft sensor and no change. Comparing PID TR sensor & TR selector to actual gear position, no positions read properly and reads error on most of the positions. Also another weird part is t...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L tcc lockup VIN: 1FAFP52U4W
Please look at History first. This is where I come in to the picture. While driving the vehicle and monitoring the torque converter command signal from the PCM and the TCCMACT (RPM) signal, the vehicle only has a problem with the surging when the command signa...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L turn signals VIN: 2FMZA5146X
thank ahead of time , we have this windstar that intermittent after shut off vehicle brake lights will stay illuminated , turn signal will stay illuminated on rear of vehicle and on dash indicator - which ever way you used turn signal last that will be the one...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3shift VIN: 1FTNX20F9X
This truck was driven in by a regular customer. The customer complaint was that the transmission will not shift out of 2nd gear. A test drive revealed that indeed the transmission will not shift out of 2nd gear. It makes the 1-2 shift okay, but that is the onl...
1999 Ford F-250 5.4L plug threads VIN: 2F145N4509
please excuse the vin # i'm at home asking for youre help. this 5.4 blew the #6 plug out of the head. what i am asking for is the napa part number to the heli-coil kit they offer. oure napa can't find it. thanks in advance for youre time, help. dave
1990 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L Inst Cluster VIN: 1LNLM984XL
Help! I need a good wiring diagram for the inst. panel on this car. Mitchell is terribly short on this circuit! TIA
1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Surge, VIN: 1LNCM81W4M
okay here we go with one that is simply odd and i hope that some ford guru has seen this, the vehicle will not pass its emissions test due to the fact that it has no (and i mean none) smooth engine speed above idle up to 3,000 rpm, as soon as you just crack th...
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L windshield wiper VIN: 1LNLM82WON
Could any of you ford gurus give me the part number for the out put arm for the wiper motor. I found the windlatch part number in the "FIXES" (F5AZ-17C518-AA), but the dealers are clueless on the arm. Thanks
1993 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L 2-3 shift, 3-4 shift VIN: 1MELM5346P
Intermittently, (every 20 miles or so at the most) the transmission in this car will shift down and then back up, and go back and forth several times. One time when I drove it, I was going about 45 so and it shifted down fairly hard from 3rd to 2nd and then ba...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L starter
Hello Techs This cougar is coming back for the 4 time with with a starting problem. It acts like a bad started drive, it only does it about once a week. Flywheel has been checked for any bad teeth. The factory starter did it, and all the replacements. Is it p...

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1975 Ford bricklin 351CID hydrolic doors VIN: 00013BX5S0
again i thankyou for the information on the web sites.These wre very helpfulbut to late the customer bailed-out on me. Thanks Bill&gilfor that info Bill at monty's car clinic
1990 Ford Mustang 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out
Thank you everyone for your help.The problem that I was having was caused by a cut ground wire on the o2 sensor and also the connectors were crossed and connenected to the wrong banks. I completly overlooked it again thank you.Mike Trouble codes: 41 (system lean).
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Mechanical
thanks for all the help it had an bad modugle
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L tcc
ECM was reprogrammed (flashed) in 1998 to eliminated tcc lockup unless Trans overheats. Sticker in engine compartment verified this. Thanks Nick [...] TCIL fault that the scanner said I had was because I don't have an O/D button on this vehicle. Thanks Jer...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15Y9T
16 correct answers. I checked the mass air flow sensor. It has the fuzzies almost everyone mentioned. I cleaned it off with electrical contact cleaner and reinstalled. This time when I drove it the mil took about 20 miles to come on instead of 10. The same cod... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1996 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMCU24X9T
This problem is very intermittent and therefore, I may not be positive about the fix for a year. We attempted to raise the base idle set screw using TP voltage to 1.1 from 9.6. Not alot of movement but not alot of options either.The fuel tank did not have a br...
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, excessive fuel smoke VIN: 2FDKF37F6T
after several attempts to fix this wrecker the boss said to take to ford dealer. they said all o-rings were bad and the injector we put in from ford 1 year ago was bad. so far no smoking will see.thanks guys for the incite on these diesels.
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L intake VIN: 1FDEE14L0V
well replacement intake was aluminum & heavier than the plastic,looked for fuel leaks at regulator,none found.we installed new intake & fired it up,road tested & all data peramiters looked normal,fuel trims within 5%,no missfires truck ran great.all the tune u...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Differential VIN: 2FTDX18W9V
Thanks to Alldata's section on the assembly of the differential,there was an minute o-ring that went on the lever going into the differential. Along with Ford Brake silicone grease. Ford part's didn't even show the O-ring. They had to call their Tech line.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L transmission VIN: 2FMZA5144W
Randy from Oklahoma nailed it with; 'Sounds like you have a bad pump. This transmission is bad about wearing a groove in the sleeve that the pump shaft rides on. The pump sits on top of the valve body and is a vane type pump. That would explain the noise you a...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FMZU35P7X
thanks to all who replied - when we removed pressure switch to test oil pressure we removed oil filter and installed one of our quaker state filters when done testing - customer took vehicle untill we got some replies back - talked to customer 3 days later and...
2000 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Cuts out, Stall
this car is fixed and on the road,it was something very stupid,i had come to the conclusion that the pump was the problem,the car was starving for fuel,so we decided to put in another factory pump,just before i installed the new pump i was staring in the tank ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 3FTSW31F21
Hello again. This one is fixed, Thanks to iATN members help. First thing the next morning the customer called wondering how things were going? Then he asked if a performance chip could cause the stalling. I didn't even know they were available for Fords. Next ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction), P1218 (CID Stuck High).
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L abs VIN: 1NLM91V8U4
I received 4 replies, thanks guys for taking the time. 2 said to check the front wheels speed sensors, which checked out good, the other 2 related to possible cluster problem or even a bad cluster and pcm...customer/friend didn't want to part with the cash to ...
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