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1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L hard start-cold VIN: 1FDKE37H7J
Hi folks, I have a good one here. The shop in front of ours had this truck for a couple months trying to get it to run and had some luck when they put a new fuelpump in the tank. They thought they had it fixed until the cust came to get it and it wouldn't star... Trouble codes: 85 (purge valve open circuit)
1990 Ford Escort 1.9L no 2nd or 3rd
car first started to have rough 1-2 and 2-3 shifts but no sliping. now all of the sudden i have no 2nd or 3rd. this is my sisters car i`m looking for a quick cheap fix or the car goes to the scrap yard. thank you
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1FALP4043R
edis ign. no turbo or sc. skips on 3 and 4 cyls which are companion cyls. no primary trigger signal to coil for 3 and 4. tried new coil and module. crank waveform good. pip and spout ok, even disconnected spout. a 95 engine was used but the correct coil and mo...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L transfercase VIN: 1FMDU34A6S
This SUV has no 4wd operation.Owner bought new and has not used 4wd much at all.The 4wd switch seem to be working properly. It will go from 2wd to 4wd(high) and if I stop put in neut. foot on brake switch to 4wd (low) I can hear the motor clunk into gear. If I...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.0L dash lights,windows,heater,radio VIN: 2FMZA51U8X
The customer states she was driving down the road when everything quit all at once. After checking all powers and grounds I replaced FEM module. Before FEM replacement the NGS would not control anything and it would not do automatic testing. After FEM replcaem...
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FAFP13PAX
I had a customer to come in and said his engine was not getting warm.We check thermostat and it was closed when we finely got the thing out.We replaced it with aftermarket thermostat and sent him on his way.4 days later he calls and said it was doing the same ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMZU73E9Y
Only happens on cold days or mornings after sitting overnight.vehicle will start and idle but if you put it in gear and idle it will drop rpm way down and hardly run and sometimes stall out.Once it is warmed up it will run just fine.when it is acting up i did ...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Battery VIN: FC3TXE4332
This is a fully loaded municipal fire command rig with all the "bells, whistles, modem, laptop, sirens and lights". I physically disconnected wiring to these add-ons with no improvement and problem lies with vehicles electrical system. The battery is new, the ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Front Hubs VIN: 1FTSW31F81
After replacing left hand hub and bearing assembly on this vehicle, the 4 whl drive system operated flawlessly. Also replaced right outer hub assembly just to match other components. Vehicle is driven primarily on the street with no harsh off roading. It uses ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU73EX2
When the key is turned to the run position or the vehicle is started the 4x4 low and 4x4 high lights go through the bulb check and then flash (together) three times. I used a snap on scanner to access the 4x4 module and got a message that it cannot communicate...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L 2-3 upshift VIN: 1FTSW21P75
Happy Holidays iATN Members... I'd like to direct this question/request to the Ford 6.0/5R110 Techs.. This is my personal truck, it's an 05 F250, 4x4, CC, 6.0/5R110.. It is a replacement (not a buyback) for a 03 of the same class.. My issues are with the tran...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L caliper bleeding VIN: 1LNHM97V8X
howdy, guys i have a lincoln i just put calipers on and dosn't seem to want to gravity bleed. i have never had this problem before. do i have to turn the key on or actuate abs somehow to gravity bleed. i sure don't want to get air up in the system. thanks in a...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Electronic Rear air ride VIN: 1M2KLM569S
Hi you guys and gals, hope u had a good time resting during the holidays. I sure did, but until today, when i got this 95 Mercury Grand Marquis. Initially it came in for leaking brake lines. So i replaced the two rear brake lines. I put the vehicle down from t...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15N5N
Thanks for all the replies, the truck is running again. I pulled the timing cover and the timing marks lined up but it must have been all the slop in the chain giving me fits because a new chain and gear set got it going again.
1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A3P
Thanks for the help! It turned out to be a faulty new ignition control module. It gave the exact code as the old module that was bad. Thats what we get for using after market parts and not the factory parts. Thanks Again for your help! Trouble codes: 224 (PCM detected 123or4 primary circuit failure dual plug EI).
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs light VIN: 1FMCU24X9P
The [G] switch is a triaxial accelerometer that determines the pitch [forward and backwards] and yaw [side to side ] motions of the truck then this inof is sent to abs/trac control computer. this switch was bad and replacing the switch did fix the code . And e...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6633X
Thanks for the help. I had replaced the MAF sensor last week after doing the mentioned checks on the vehicle and performing a motorvac. The customer has driven the vehicle for almost 300 miles with no problems. Thanks to [...], Raymond, and Jerry who all exp... Trouble codes: P0171.
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FDEXE45S7
I am truly sorry that it took so loong to post this fix. It turns out that the carb cleaner washed enough semi-conductive carbon onto the plugs that they wouldnt spark under compression. Keep in mind they were not dark at all, but this one really got me since ...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L timing cover VIN: 1FMYU01A1K
Two replies. One suggested cut my losses and send to dealer. Second reply was Greg from Ontario who said no problem job could be done in chassis but beware of leaks from bad head castings which he has seen before. He noted having found leak at cyl. head near a...
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