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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15N2N
i need some help please i have a ford truck with a no start the fuel pump runs all time and the coil will spark with just key on unplug spout and coil stops no data from computer once coil stops it will spark every once in a minute or so and when it sparks the...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMDU34X5R
Posting for good friend who has helped our shop alot, trying to prove the value of iatn membership!!During warm up there is a popping inside intake it seems to lessen when the vehicle warms up. Sorry for not having exact specs for iac map ect Im at home and sp...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, NO START HOT VIN: 1FTJW36F4S
Hello all and thanks in advance for the help. I guess my real problem is the lack of special tools needed for diagnoses. The truck starts fine cold, and after it comes to normal operating pressure, if you shut it off and try to restart it, it will not start. M...
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTEX27L2V
This truck has been wrecked and is pretty rough. The first question I have is when I look at module ID on snap on scanner, I get SOFTWARE FILE: ALAPKE3.HEX MODULE PART# F7PFAEA VIN; NOT AVAILABLE, wouldnt it be a problem for this pcm to not have the vin# flash... Trouble codes: P0141, P1605 (keep alive memory test fault), P1131 (ho2s11 lean), P1151 (ho2s21 lean)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L 2-3 slip & delayed reverse VIN: 1FTNW21F5X
Hello trans techs, I have a very intermittant no reverse that requires heavy throttle to enguage. It also had a one time slip on the two three shift. The codes pulled are p0603 internal control module KAM module error, and p0782 2-3 shift error. Pressures are...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L support bearing VIN: 1FAFP34P94
Vehicle has an extremely noisey support bearing on the right front cv axle.Tried to buy just the support bearing but there is not a listing for after market at all.The dealer will sell us the bearing but the axle comes with it.they do not sell the bearing sepa...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L colant level VIN: 1FMYU04131
Hello Ford techs: I have this Escape with coolant warning light on intermittently.The light only goes on after about 15 min of driving, city or highway. The coolant level is OK and it does not overheat.I called my local ford dealer for info and possible recall...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Cruise Control VIN: 1FAFP34P12
No history on this car. Owner said the cruise control hasn't ever worked! Cruise won't set. I have been through the All Data diagnostics and it all leads back to the module cruise unit. Local Ford dealer says its not a common part. Just looking for any other i...
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L abs VIN: 1LNLM9740R
We towed this car in for a dead battery. After getting the car started we noticed the antilock brake module pump was running constantly. When we started testing it it started working properly and no codes where stored. Anyone everrun across this?
1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L engine VIN: 1LNFM82WXW
perform winterize, which included lube oil and filter. tech ran vehicle, perform avr test, shut vehicle off. tech put equipment away, went to bring vehicle out of shop vehicle would not crank. oil level was ok, removed serpintine belt vehicle still would not c...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L brake lamps/shift interlock VIN: 1LNFM81W5W
Vehicle was first brought in because the shifter would not come out of park. Found no brake lamps and shift interlock release inop due to brake lamp switch electrical connector melted. The tech replaced the brake lamp switch and replaced the connector with fem...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L spark knock VIN: 2MECM75W8N
car has bad spark knock(ping)under light to mid accel.in 3&4 gear.had a code for low egr flow,all passages were cleaned,engine was decarbed.egr,solenoid and dpfe all are functioning properly now.i cleared code and road tested vehicle.code did not reoccur but s...

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1985 Ford Mustang LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FALP4043S
the problem was the balencer was split in the key way area installed new belencer and problem was gone. thanks for all replys.
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L ride quality VIN: 1FALP57UOS
With all of your support, I deceided it would be better to fix this vehicle, than flip burgers somewhere!!! I really appreciate all of you 18 that replied, and for giving me the confidence that I needed. OK, since I had only replaced the right rear mount, I de...
1995 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTCR1OU8S
Thank you all who gave us help and information. We checked the float originally by checking the new float outside of the tank by plugging it into the wiring harness. Since the other float did not register, we did not think it could be the float, however, it wa...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZF1828W
thanks everyone for the info.the problem was what most suggested,bend rod.customer finally told me that when he went to crank truck the engine didn't turn right.pulling engine to make repairs.thanks!!!
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W6X
Most of you nailed it, I did not go far enough in cleaning upper plenum, after removing the upper plenum found the 2 ports leading to the egr valve to be carboned up. Thanks very much for the help. Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient detected).
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L hvac VIN: 2FMZA5342X
Hi Gang. Unfortunatley I had to give the vehicle back. My lack of technical data for this vehicle is the main reason why. The customer elected to take it to the local Ford Dealer. He was in a hurry because he wants to get it ready to rerun it back through the ...
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