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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Inspection failure VIN: 1FALP52U8V
This car fails the California smog inspection on monitors not run only. The emissions are near zeros, no mil, no drivablility problem, yet not one of the monitors has run. This is checked not only with the BAR97 smog machine but with my NGS scanner. Now, I can... Trouble codes: P1000
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Drivers Window VIN: 1FMFU18L1V
Checked all power and grounds. All fuses, relays and circuit breakers or good. When the down or one touch switch is depressed you can hear the OTD relay click. Checking at the motor you get momentary power. All other windows work correctly.
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSE34F1W
Hello good friends at iATN Im posting this for a good friend. This truck came in after involved in an roll over crash, after this started normaly and were driven to a body shop and repaired. 3 months later a no start condition appeared, found broken ground an...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Timing chain VIN: 1FM2U32E7W
Hello everyone Vehicle came in with a check engine (codes P0304, P0205, & P0206) and running rough. We replaced the spark plugs and wires and the vehicle ran fine for a few days. It is now back with the same problem. This Explorer has the typical noisy timing ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNF21F3X
good morning we have a 99 f250 7.3 power/stroke that refuses to start when temp drops below 20 degress f. the customer states he has to plug in the block heater at even warmer temps (30-45f) or it won't start. truck cranks over at 100 rpm. oil level is full....
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Differential VIN: 1FTNW21F2X
help!!! i am working on this superduty that has a loud "bearing" noise in the front when coasting between 50mph and 30mph. it also has a fast vibe in the steering wheel at the same time as the noise. it has to be in 4x4 to do it, but if you manually lock in th...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP56S7Y
need help please not expericanced wih this unit towed in to shop, starts runs poor, just like the codes indicate , catalic converter red hot, very hard brake pedal indictive to low vacuum check engine lamp flashing too any help to get me started would be great... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L front diff VIN: 2FTPXI8Z3Y
Hi gang, this is an ex-fleet truck at the auction, so I have no history. Came in last week, was a theft recovery, replaced steering column, had Ford reprogram antitheft, it was out the door. Came back next day, 4x4 doesn't work. I have no history on it at all,...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on, eng. noises times VIN: 1FTZX172X1
Need a little help with this pickup, will set P0171 and P0174 codes for lean on both banks. Freeze frames show the it is set low speeds and LTFT are 7-9 on both banks. I have check fuel pressure and check for vac leaks. I had a lazy o2 sensor on bank 1 couple ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L A/C-heater VIN: 5LMPU28LJ0
This vehicle return today with a strange problem. When you turn on the engine and drive a block, you hear a sound like a "clack" behind the glove box and when this happen the system begin to heat, the A/C still work, the hoses are very cold, I remove the elect...

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1991 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTFE24Y1M
Ok sorry for the long wait but van went to another shop for further diagnosis. I dont have a break out box to properly check computer and they do. Any way what I found out was that the check engine light does not affect the running of the car. However clogged ...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A0N
Thanks to all who replied. Turns out the EEC was the problem. All is well and customer is happy. This is the best tool in my box. Trouble codes: 114 (ECT range), 116 (ACT range).
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTJW36FXR
We brought the pickup into shop, drained oil, pressurised cooling system, water started running out of pan. After putting air in cooling system oil started showing up at top of radiator. Replaced oil cooler & associated gskts, retested, no water leaking. Refil...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire
thanks for all the information that was recived.we found out the engine was running lean but the customer picked up the truck before we found the problem.thanks again fore all the help.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L fuel gauge VIN: 2FMZA5146W
hey thanks greg [...] and turbofreak for the info- the ground wire (black with a blue tracer)was corroded inside the insulation just under the fuel pump seal plate just under the plastic connector- biamax you need to check that wire- i had to inspect it very ...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1134X
thanks for all help when servicing 2.0 v-tec once belt is on and tentioned with cam tool in cams you must rotate engine clockwise 2 full turns to purge out vairiable camshaft then toque cam gears on rotate 2 full turns and recheck all marks must be dead nuts t...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTWX33F2X
thanks to all of you who offered help and the wiring connector over the left vale cover seems to be the culprit. i disconnected the connector and put 'stabilant 22' a electrical contact chemical available at carquest thru standard motor products this chemical ... Trouble codes: 1670 (IDM related), 344 (cam sensor).
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L drive cycle VIN: 1FTNE24L41
Thanks to all who responded..especially Rusty..I was not aware and apparently the inspection station was not aware that on 2001 and up model years the vehicle will pass even with 1 monitor not ready. 96-00 Model years can have up to 2 monitors not ready and ve... Trouble codes: P1000 (i/m readiness code).
2001 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FD5534FX1
Thanks for your help it turned out to be a cam sensor , the first one was defective, that usually puts a wrench into the diognostics. thanks for the info on the scanner glitches (showing irratic readings once in a while as somewhat normal ) the veh has been ru... Trouble codes: P0344, P0340, P1105, P1106.
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE14292
Everybody that confirmed my thoughts of the intake ports being pluged were right, 5 out of the 6 were pluged sending all the EGR to the #6 cylinder. Removed upper intake and cleaned ports, all is ok now. Thank`s to all who responded, hope to return the favor. ... Trouble codes: P0301.
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L electrical VIN: 2MELM74WOT
Well what can I say other then it is FIXED! Unfortnatly I did not receive help in time to fix it, but did get a correct responce from from a few people with the correct idea. Just did not have internet access at work...THATs GOTA CHANGE! Anyhow...the fix was f...
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L LF Power Window VIN: 1MEFM59S7Y
The customer has not called back saying that it stopped working. The replies that I received were split 50/50. Three of them said to check the wires in the door jamb, which I did move them around and open and close the door several times with no change. The ot...
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