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1988 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FTJW36H5J
running rich
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FALP57U9P
This car came in on the hook for second time the first time it kept blowing the accy fuse in the engine compartment fuse panel. I trace the problem back to the constant mutli relay module located on top of the radiator. I replaced it two week ago now it back s...
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L 3rd gear start VIN: 3FAPP15J2P
thanks for your attention- this escort suddenly began starting in 3rd gear & won't upshift into od- it will engage low when manually shifted but when in D or OD range it shifts directly to 3rd- reverse is ok- tried to retrieve codes but our mentor can't access...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U9S
Hello all, this car has me stumped at lack of info. It came in with "no fuel pump". I found common bad ground near battery to relay module. Now I had a fuel pump yet no power to coil. Next I found a blown 10 amp fuse in the engine compartment fuse block for th...
1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L No Start
Have a 96 F250 Power Stroke. It will not start. Glow plug system is all good. Fuel pressure is 50 psi and slow to build during crank. Have scoped cam sensor at ECM good signal. Have scoped injector signal at valve cover good square wave. Scanner shows injector...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L transfercase inop VIN: 1FTDF0862V
transfer case stuck in low lock switch ck good both restance and voltage out ck fuses all good ck for croded wire at gem no signs of any relay has power in 2 green wires and threw brown and white and drg/blue no power out yel or orange when selector is changed...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs VIN: 1FTDX1762V
Brakes worked great for about 3 days. Now ABS light flashes 16 times and safety will not release shift lever from park. Can the ABS system be accessed with Snap-On OBDII.
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTSS34F6W
truck come in shop with a complaint that truck was makeing hissing noise. test drive to varify makes a hissing noise at cruise. retrieve dtc po476 exhuast back pressure malfunction. checked for clogged ebp tube thats clear . now when performing koer test you c...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6530X
Hiya everyone, I got this 2.0 with dohc it came in with no power. and code for cam timing. I checked the timing belt the lower brg was all but gone. new belt upper and lower idlers and belt adjuster. still runs rough mostly at idle, i rechecked timing marks, a... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position sensor), P1383 (no data)
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTRX18L3X
Need some help. Customer brought this Ford F-150 in w/ a complaint of a lifter tick @ all times but especially @ cold startup. We removed both valvecovers and noticed the left cyl. head getting much less oil than the right while running. Tested oil press. and ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5523Y
Hi Ford techs . Got a code P1413 .Secondary air pump will not run when pcm activates it. Going by our All Data flow chart info,I am supposed to start at the solid state relay for the air pump . All data shows a picture of the relay ,pic of the connector pin ou... Trouble codes: P1413
2000 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF0737Y
Looking for some Ford "Mojo". This "Lightning" truck failed emissions with MIL (customer stated it has been on for a while) Both banks rich. I cleared the codes and drove the truck for several days with no MIL, but readiness monitors won't pass either. The tru... Trouble codes: 172 (Rich exhaust indication / Bank 1), 175 (Rich exhaust indication / Bank 2)
1992 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Warning Buzzer VIN: 1LNLM9741N
I have a customer who has the common problem with the DCL lights flashing and oil light flashing and the warning buzzer going off. The customer doesn't want to do anything with it, since everything works. He wants to disconnect the Buzzer. Does anyone have a w...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
Greetings, I was hoping some of the Ford experts might help me out. Vehicle was towed in to shop,died while driving. No fuel pressure.Trace wiring diagram,found blown #17 fuse in battery junction box,which powers fuel pump relay. After replacing fuse vehicle s...

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1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L transmission slips - no drive VIN: 1FARP14J7R
transmission is fixed! thank you to all 5 guys that answered my request! it turned out to be a stuck pressure valve-- the one on the cast iron housing on the outside of the pump! i removed the plug & spring & then took a tapered punch up in to hole of valve & ...
1995 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FMDA5146S
well guys, it seems the only one interested in finding out what the cause is, is me! apparently the cust. has decided to 'not worry about it'. sorry to waste your time!!! tks all dmh. if in the future i find out what it was i will try to get the fix posted.
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Engine VIN: 1FALP52U0T
The nightmare is finally over! The problem turned out to be a cracked head. The problem was that the crack in the exhaust port only opened up after driving for a couple of miles. The car could sit and idle all day long without any smoke. I had both heads press...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L windshield wiper/washers, interior lighting
It ended up we didn't have to replace the GEM module. The instrument fuse panel had four fuses that feed the module which are fuse numbers 25, 10, 20 and 26. There was an intermittent problem with fuse 25 which is a 7.5 amp fuse. It had power on both sides but...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L windows and int. lights VIN: 1FTDF18W6V
First I want to thank all the people that sent me help. The fix was just as they had said, a broken wire in the drivers door to cab rubber loom. It was the big black ground wire. Now everything is working fine. Thanks for all the help!!!
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L crank damper VIN: 1FTDF1725V
Thanks for all of your time. Some suggested poor installation, some suggested driver abuse. Thanks to those that wished me luck. Here's my theory. As you may or may not know, this engine's damper is made from pot metal, it's pretty cheap. They put a steel slee...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMYU24E6W
vehical had vacumn line to evap that was stuck intake plentum causing vacumn leak thanks Trouble codes: P0455, P0174.
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, rich exh. VIN: 1FTZF1824Y
Yes, it's fixed, the fuel rail was plugged where it feeds into f/p regulator,silt+ rust, I decided to replace it + fuel lines.Here is a brief summary of responses: Allan from fla. said he had a lincoln a few months ago w/a plugged railassem. Bruce/texas+ stewa... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175, P0401, P0402.
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX172G2
the fix was repairing corroded wire in harness near left front wheel, this was control wire {ground side}to pcm. vt/wh wire,circuit 91. thank you to all whome replied Trouble codes: P1451 (evap. vent control circuit fault).
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Mechanical
After trying to find the problem on this vehicle I found that this wasn't the problem I needed to fix. The dealer wants me to find out why it surges. They had the trans replaced because they thought it might have been causing the surge. After the trans repair ...
1995 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Sorry for the delay in posting the Fix. I would like to thank all of the IATN members for their help. The Fix was another ecm,It was supplying ground at all times to the soliniod. While waiting for the PCM I tested backpressure transducer,as per Kenneth [...]... Trouble codes: 32 (Egr System).
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