Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for June 29, 2004
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for Ford
Help Request Answers
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L brake pedal VIN: 1FTHX2569K
customer came in with brake complaint of low pedal, we have replaced master cyl, replaced brake shoes and wheel cylds, replaced front pads and left front caliper. bleed total system as per bleeding procedure. no change, blocked off master cyl- pedal was hard a...
1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L upshifts VIN: 2FTHF26M0P
This ford has a very harsh upshift in all gears. It seems ok when cold but after driving for about 10 miles the shifting gets very harsh and seems to be delayed. Sensors and trans have been replaced and gone through as listed. I have tried to adjust the tps to...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Brake VIN: 1FTCR14X7R
A month after doing brake job vehicle returns because brake indicator illuminates on instrument panel. Disconected E-brake switch with no change. Next, disconnected brake fluid level switch and light goes off. Alldata said to turn key off, disconnect switch, j...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Guages, warning lights, misc VIN: 3FAFP3138Y
This vehicle has a very intermittant problem where the dash warning lights, guages, radio start to flash on and off and engine will stall and not restart. After awhile engine starts, everything is o.k. and can drive for days. Any help will be greatly appreciat...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU041
Hi Gang! ***VIN may not be correct, retrieved from workorder*** Customer brought this Escape in a couple of weeks ago complaining of a stutter and check engine light on. Our tune-up guy checked it for codes and retrieved a P0301. Supposedly the car did not a... Trouble codes: P0301 (cyl 1 misfire)
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Theft deterent VIN: 1LNLM91V2R
This is my personal car . The alarm will activate about every 5 - 10 minutes even if not set . Noticed that when it first started , the car was parked in direct sunlight . I tried moving it to a shaded area and it did not activate untill the sun had moved so a...
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
Hi guys, I've got this 96 MK VII which is starting to be a hassle. Originally, it was idling rough with a p0308 code. I checked the spark using a timing light and voila (I thought), no spark to cylinder 8. I checked the plug wire, about 8K ohms, and pulled th... Trouble codes: P0308 (Misfire cylinder 8)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1988 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L power booster VIN: 1FDKF37H0J
thank you for your replies. the booster push rod was too short. adjusted to match the old booster. i dont get much time with this truck as he is a landscaper. it seems as there still is a little too much boost . so next time i get this truck iwill try an f450 ...
1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L srs VIN: 2FACP74F6M
We reran the check list and upon unplugging and repluging the air bag module it then began flashing code 10 so we ordered a new module and problem solved light out, customer happy thanks for the replies
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62WXS
Well this vehicle, I can safely say is FIXED. While scoping the bank 1 number 1 O2 sensor at the pcm I noticed that occasionally the voltage would change from a properly switching sensor to 450 mvdc which seemed to indicate an open circuit. I finally lifted th... Trouble codes: P1131, P0171.
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, LOSS OF AC VIN: 2FMDA5141S
Thanks for the replies. The camshaft synchronizer was out of adj. When we got it reset, only one thing changed: instead of constant misfires on 2 and 6, we start ed getting misfires on 1 and 5! Same problem, misfires set, turned on check engine light and ac st... Trouble codes: P0340, P0302, P0306.
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRRWO7W8
even though i checked the pattern and had someone else look at the pattern of the crank sesnsor i went ahead and replaced and it worked thank everone for the help Trouble codes: 320 (erratic ignition), 351 (1 coil problem), 356 (6 coil problem).
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next