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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 ...
1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L ac compressor VIN: 1FACP54P7P
This Taurs came in with a 'blows hot air' complaint, system was fully charged, but compressor clutch was not engaging. Initial testing led me to the replacement of the 'constant control relay module, however this was not the problem. The EATC system was checke...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX26K6R
hello ford techs please help i have a 1994 f250 with code 23tps/fipl out of range the iatn archives say to set the fipl voltage to 1.25 instead of factory 2.50 volts the procedure requires a special shim for throttle stop which i made and mitchell is not very ... Trouble codes: 23 (tps out of range/fipl)
1994 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Mechanical
This 94 ford Ranger has a thick clunk that you can feel in the seat as you shift gears. It almost feels like seat is moving but it is not. There is also a whirring noise coming from the tranny when coasting in gear. I was told by another tech thhat these Ford ...
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...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L all shifts VIN: 1FTDR15X5V
working on friends 1997 ford ranger and i am attempting to repair a very harsh shift condition in all gears. sets code po715 for input shaft turbine speed sensor which carries a harsh shift symptom description. my question is it possible to replace sensor by r...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U4V
This 1997 Taurus with 68,000 miles and a 3.0L has four O2 codes in it and they are both hard codes and soft codes. The coustomer has no other complaints other than the check engine light is on. Now I must tell you that I diden't have time to go to each one of ... Trouble codes: P0135, P0141, P0155, P0161
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5247X
Thanks in advance for your time, this windstar uses oil and fouls the spark plugs every 3 months, about 10,000 miles ago we replaced intake gkts, also all the bolts they came with new rubber seals/ also left valve cvr and pcv valve and hose. Erased this same c... Trouble codes: 171 (lean exhaust), 174 (lean exhaust)
2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L power door lock and power seat VIN: 1FMYU70E0Y
Electrical problems
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stopping Power VIN: 1FTWW33F52
Ford guys help. This vehicle belongs to a local horse farmer that is used to haul horses and equipment up and down a canyon. It came in with a pulsation. All 4 rotors were warped and brakes down to 2/32. Technician replaced all brake pads with napa safety stop...
1993 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L Ride Control VIN: 1LNLM9841P
MAYDAY-MAYDAY This Lincoln is going down. The front end of the Lincoln drops to the bottom limit after shut down. When the vehicle is shut off and exited the front struts will drop to parking height within 5 minutes.. after another 5 to 15 minutes it will vent...

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1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FACP74W6N
Sorry so long to fix this vehicle,but it was on the side burner for awhile.Some replies said the MAF sensor may be bad,but I road tested with the vantage meter hooked up and the numbers stayed good,no problem.I installed a used ECA with no difference,the fuel ...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Rear drivetrain VIN: 2FTRX18LZX
I haven't got the truck back in yet, but I am confident we can eliminate the problem. Overwhelmingly, the consensus is that the problem is with the driveline slip yoke. Ford has bulletins and a special blue grease that will usually take care of the problem. On...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L pump bushing, pump, internal noise in low and reve VIN: 1FMRU17L1X
I'm closing this for a short time while my customer gathers the funds to get this thing overhauled. It IS a 4R100, thank you very much for that speed sensor info. When I finally got it in the shop, I pulled the pan and found a 'chia pet' for a magnet, and abou...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Battery Draw VIN: 1FTNX21L6Y
Thanks to everyone who responded. Just about everyone had it right. The fuse box was the problem. I pulled it out again and looked were the two large electrical plugs go. You could see a little bit of green corrosion. Then I cut the plastic away at the bottom ...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Surge, HIGH IDLE VIN: 2MELM75W3V
Thanks to all who responded, I went ahead and changed the IAC with no luck, changed the PCV valve because a few folks recommended this a possible cause and still no luck. I smoked tested the vehicle and found no vac leaks however it was a vac leak all along. I...
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Strange Noise VIN: IMELM66L2W
Thanks to everyone that took the time to respond to my help request. Apparently this seems to be a problem that plaques a few of the Ford Vehicles. Many of you suggested that replacing the IAC motor would solve this issue, and few pointed out Ford's TSB 96-1...
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