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1990 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FACP74F8L
sir, am asking my fellow iatn members to help me to look the emission routing diagram of this said vehicle.if possible please do send me the photocopied emission route diagram from the air pump and so on,then from the intake manifold and so on,or any that is ...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L brake system VIN: 1FTHX26FOR
Replaced almost entire brake system besides the brake booster. Once you first push paddle you have brakes but shortly begins to bleed down. Checked for leaks none visible. Crimp off front brake lines and paddle stays up. Pressurized the master cylinder and has...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L lack of power VIN: 1FALP5745R
Hey! This is a taxi and they would like to get it back soon, I've kind of ran out of ideas on this one, came in for lack of power, still has lack of power, acts like it is starting in 2nd gear but its not, no codes, cleaned injectors and maf, less than 1 in ba...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
Have an Explorer that came in from another shop after an overhaul with OD light flashing and code 645 for first gear ratio. I found clutch material in pan and was allowed to tear the unit down. I overhauled it and updated the valve body components as per a For...
1995 Ford f800 360CID brake electric motor lamp VIN: IFDPF80C55
Thanks guys- We don't normally work on rigs this large. There is a warning light on the dash that says brake electric motor and it usually stays on steady but sometimes only comes on when you push the pedal. The brake s seem to work normally. What is the func...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, NO POWER VIN: 3FALP6535T
Hi! Thanks for checking this one out! This earns the nightmare of the year award! Car came in with a no power complaint and check engine light on. We checked codes and found a iac problem. My tech diagnosed a faulty iac valve. We ordered one for a 96 from deal...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X7T
Hello fellas, vehicle came in with MIL on. Scanned-got cyl #1 misfire code. Customer informed me the misfire was intermittent but mostly when the vehicle was hot and he had already replaced the plugs and wires. I have had this act up on me and it only lasts fo... Trouble codes: P0301
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L high idle VIN: 1FTHX26GXT
vehicle has intermittant high idle,vehicle was motor vac before i got it and the idle speed motor was replaced before i got it.tps glitched during sweep test replaced intake air temp sensor out of range replaced no obvious vaccum leaks internal or external.got...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L #13 - Brake light fuse VIN: 1FMEU17L8V
This customer has the fuse blowing to the brake lites (very intermitantly). I have checked this circuit, reviewed wiring diagrams, searched the archives, and I can not find any rhyme or reason as to why this fuse blows. I am pretty good at finding shorts for t...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMFU18L9V
Vehicle has a hard 1-2 shift under light throttle. No codes but the computer shows an intermittent failure of the MAF on 9 occasions. The fluid is clean but has been changed recently.
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMDU34X3V
T0 all Ford guys, I have a 1997 Explorer, which has a popping noise at low speeds while turning. I have looked at the other knowledge base email, and I know it is in the transfer case. I changed the fluid, because in was dirty. It did not help. When scanning t...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Engine Timing VIN: 1FMDU34E3V
Good day fellow Ford Techs.I have this Explorer engine that is giving me a little problem with the timing.First this engine was missing and making a rattling noise.Took it a part and found the primary chain tension @ guide broken,the tensioner on the small cha...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMCU24E2V
tow truck in with no high range in the transfer case,repaired as necessary( $375 in parts less chain ) reassembled and installed unit,everything was great. now customer says after a long drive,at least an hour,the 4x4 indicater lamps flash on and off. guy is r...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L mil on VIN: 2FMDA5141W
This van is owned by a regular customer. The transmission was running fine when suddenly failed when accelerating at a green light. It has been rebuilt and it is working almost perfect. I mean almost because when you overpass about 100 Km/hr a P1744 (TCC mecha...
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L pads and rotors VIN: 1FTSE34L81
Is there any known problem with brake premature wear on these vehicles? Are there any specific type of rotors and pads that should be used on these models such as on the crown vic ? Customer complains of squealing noises, comes in and brakes are already worn o...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L brake bleeding VIN: 1FTNW21P93
i need help with this one. i am not familiar with the operations of the brakes on this truck. the vehicle had no previous problems. the truck went off the road and did moderate damage to the frt steering and wheels and and body sides. we replaced the right fro...
1999 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L Stall VIN: 3MEFM15P6X
vehicle will sputter, miss and stall when it is warm, then shut off for 10 - 15 min and then re-start,the symptoms will start. the symptoms will disappear if vehicle is cooled for 2 hrs. symptoms will never happen after cold start.

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1981 Ford LTD 5.0L Transmission VIN: 1FABP33F9B
Hey, thanks for all the support on this. I took another shot at the scope in car road test since all trans pressures were good. I noticed that a little jumping on the spark line indicating a lean misfire on cylinders #6 & #8. We ran a leak test on the intake a...
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14X0M
After running a vacuum test which gave a fluctuating result of 1-2 hg then a complete compression test results were mixed from 100psi to 50-60 psi.finally removed timing cover and found a broken chain.the cam was just a couple of notches of time which is why i...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14X6S
The Ford Gurus at the IATN have come to the rescue ...just done it again...they must all wear NIKE shoes!! Okay folks here is the scoop for the Ford EEC-V EGR circuit: First, thanks to all who replied and especially to Roger and Phil who gave me enough inf... Trouble codes: P1401.
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6245V
Back pressure ck was good along with DPFE voltages-readings were correct and the Egr valve was in fact opening. The PCM is supposed to trigger the EVP to open by way of ground on the br/pk wire. This wire was chaffed were it went around the back of the manifol... Trouble codes: P0402.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L cylinder head VIN: 1FTNXZ1L8X
Hello Techs, We recieved some great responses on this problem. Most suggested an electrolisis problem, with proper flushing grounding, and voltage testing of the coolant,...BUT we had done all this when the first and second head was installed. Sorry I wasn't...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP3437Y
Thank to all who replied. We checked the throttle body and there was no carbon. One response gave us a recall number from Ford and it applied to her vehicle. Referred customer to dealer for the fuel pump recall. She is going to let us know how it goes Customer... Trouble codes: P0304.
2001 Mercury Villager Sport 3.3L Sunroof VIN: 4M2ZV12T61
Posted fix days after post but must of not went though.So here it is again. After taking apart old motor found a magnet on the motor shaft that sits over two chips on the circuit board. So thinking this must be some sort of timing device. I went back to the su...
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