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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L Collum Ground VIN: 1FTHX25K6K
Help, Truck came in for cruise repair. Vac supply OK, Power supply OK, When checking the switches found high (meg) resistance, traced to the ground though column. MOD says to check the flex coupler? (The coupler looks fine.) But wiring diagram shows a ground w...
1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L a.b.s. lamp VIN: 1FMDU323X2
red brake light wont come on, unless i set the parking brake or push the float down. the amber lamp comes on goes off for two seconds then comes on steady. if i try to pull codes(ground the orange/black wire) the light will go off sometimes and sometimes it wi...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L abs light VIN: 1FTCR10A0R
I've treated to get ABS codes by jumping to ground the abs connector as repair info says for this RWAL abs but light doesn't flash, just stay on, so i don't know what can i do, because brake is ok and customer doesn't complaint anything just the light is on.An...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X2V
hey tech's , got a 97 exploder here 4.0 that when driving the truck it feel's like the ing switch is cut off and then it come's back on. test eec relay , test the ground system nothing over 0.03 v . test fuel system pump current ramped good ,pressure o.k,prima...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L leaking VIN: 1FDKE30F5V
to all you great techs and soon to be great techs, we have this weasle ford in and there is a leak from what appears to be the bottom of the fuel filter housing, leaking into the valley and out the bell housing. this belongs to a commercial fisherman and down ...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMYU22EAW
Ford Techs, I need your help. This Explorer has had the upper/lower intake seals replaced along with and new idle air control valve and throttle body cleaning. We still have poor engine operation at start up lasting for about 1 minute. Has no codes, long/short...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Rear Brakes VIN: 1FDAF57F2X
The rear brakes lock up after use. If we release the pressure after HCU rear brakes let go. If we bleed system above HCU brakes do not release. Micro lock is installed between Master and HCU. (has been here for 350,000 kms) We have noticed that after brake...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FDWE3057X
Vehicle intermittently stalls at stops. Just as if you shut the key off. no misses or chugging. checked wiring at ignitions switch and looks good. starts right back up. Relays test good under electrical load. Any help would be greatly appreciated. mark
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L front axle shaft removal VIN: 1FMNU43S4Y
Hi folks. Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I am trying to get the front axle out of this excursion and all data says "using a suitable drift drive the axle shaft inner seal out of the wheel knuckle". My question is wich way do I drive the seal out? ...
1989 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Rear Calipers VIN: 1LNLM984XK
Hello fellow techs. I have a Lincoln that on occasion the rear calipers will not totally release. The calipers have been replaced. Dealer said everything was fine. Wondering if the master cyllinder is the problem or ABS.Wondering if any one else has seen this ...
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1LNLM91V3V
Need help from a Lincoln Tech! The hard misfires are gone, and the stalling is greatly reduced since running the redundant (circuit 361) red wires. BUT, still not driving right and I now have a CaseGround PID value of -1.249 volt during the latest stall. Is th... Trouble codes: P1000 (Monitors not complete)
1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L aod transmission VIN: 2MECM75F5M
Hello trans people! This trans will slam stall the engine in reverse & low gear. Will not allow engine to start in park (severe drag) but will start in neutral however with rear wheels off the ground, rear wheels will spin fast and when braking, will slow the ...
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L water pump VIN: 1MELM65L1T
Any help with this will be appreciated. This vehicle has gone through 4 water pumps in 8000km. The car came into my shop with an aftermarket pump, leaking from the weep hole. The last two pumps have been OE and ended up leaking form the weep hole. Before I ins...
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L torque convertor opertation VIN: 1MEFM50UXX
I asking for any information that may help in the diagnosis of a p1744, I have searched bulletins, ran the trouble code chart, and searched on ATRA, the valve in the VB is installed correctly I checked that the last time I had it down.

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1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FTHX2SH3R
Got it. I actually experienced 3 problems here. I got good replies. 7 for IAC cleaning/replacement, 2 for dislodged transmission filter, 2 for solenoid pack problems and 1 for calibration. Idle Stall: The IAC PID was 60%, so I checked the throttle assembly... Trouble codes: 637 (Transmission Oil temp High), 624 (Electronic Pressure Control failure).
1995 Ford Mustang 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP15T0S
Well, we did not fix this one. We did follow each suggestion through as completely as possible, but nothing seemed to be the root problem. Robert [...] suggested checking the PIP and duty cycle and if either failed replace the distributor. Gary Exel sugg...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L trans VIN: 1FTJE34F8V
checked the flow to the cooler per alldata it was fine at this point at 96k the owner wanted a reman put in a jasper and everything is fine thanks for all the info 12 out of 13 had about the same idea i was just happy to know it was not an imput thank to all v...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy
I received a lot of responses on this one and its great to have this network as a resource. The problem with the truck was the injectors we pulled the injectors out and had them tested at a Diesel specialty shop about an hour away and they said that the inject...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 4-5 shift or TCC? VIN: 1FMDU34X6V
Thanks to all who replied - Bruce & Shawn replied that problem was most likely mechanical. upon reveiw, New covertor & seal ring fixed problem. Thanks Again IATN
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Cylinder head VIN: 1FDSF35S7Y
Thank you iATN for all the help. We deceided to repair the cylinder head with the Lisle kit #65900. Diamond Dave saved us about $200.00 by leading us to The kit is on sale right now for $377.32. The other tools looked great too, but we...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTZX17251
Sorry I haven't gotten back yet. The customer hasn't returned for service so I haven't been able to use any of ya'lls advise. Will post a fix if I get the vehicle back. Thanks, James.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F13
Last report, all is well with the 7.3L Ford diesel.As most suggested we changed the cam sensor(code P0340) and changed the oil with 15W-40 fleet oil.Since there is no injection pump, the oil is the heart of the system. High pressure oil along with an IDM(injec... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor code in memory - no mil light on).
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRX14W84
thanks so much for the info guys, we fixed this one. thanks to all who replied, expecially to eric from brunswick. andrew from delaware, who hit the nail on the head, and jon,from jersey,these guys all had great input. the fix was to replace the intire cjb.jun...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S4Y
thanks for your help. a couple responses said to remove and check a 5/8 inch hose at the back of the engine block under the lower intake manifold. these replies were right. when we first replaced the lower intake gaskets we looked at the hose but not close eno... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L power locks VIN: 2MEFM74W0Y
I only got one reply to this post. I'm not sure how I missed it, but the number 9/0 pad was fixed at 12 volts. It also set a DTC for short to battery voltage. A new number pad was the fix. Thanks for the reply
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