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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX25M8L
Hey everyone, we have a f-250 truck with a 7.3 that wont start after hot soak, starts great in the cold, once warmed up and truck is shut off for 10-20 minutes it dosn't want to re-start, excessive cranking ( if the batterys hold up long enough) it will someti...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, BLOWS oil out exhaus VIN: 1FTJW35F5R
7.3 powerstroke came off trailer blowing oil out exhaust pipe and leaking oil out of driver side cyl bank at exhaust pipe from drivers side exh. manifold to back of turbo major quantities of oil at that pipe and tail pipe and not too mention gobs of smoke. Che...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Headlights, signal lights, wipers VIN: 1FTCR14UXS
I have no headlights, but have dash lights and tail lights. Turn signals and wipers not working. I have checked fuses, for all these and they are ok. I took a hot jumper wire to the fuse box for headlights and they come on, same on wiper motor. Seems to be pro...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 4.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTEF25Y1T
Hello everyone, This truck has been giving us fits for the last month or so. Every time we get the truck in the shop off the wrecker or go to look at it seem to be okay. Recently stalled while driving and would not restart. Found no spark condition with no sig... Trouble codes: P0320, P0420, P0232
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP53S6T
vehicle came in with a check engine light on . checked dtcs found code p 1413 air pump monitor circuit low while air pump commanded on.follwed diagnostic trouble chart and found air solid state relay bad.replaced solid state relay cleared codes .codes can back... Trouble codes: P1413
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L starter VIN: 1FMDU35P1V
customer complained turning over slow.avr test,starter draw 300amps, altenator output no apms, test battery,passed test. replace starter,replace altenator. still turns over slow as if timing too far advanced. retest battery, failed test. replace battery. probl...
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L Power door locks VIN: 3XWK306412
Guys ive got this 98 countour that is acting really strange. I read another post on IATN that had the exact same symptoms. This car will lock and unlock the doors by its self constantly if the key is in the ignition doors are shut or what. The only way to make...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP663OX
this car everything is ok when its here i have tried a new front o2 sensor and a new maf sensor after about one week it will set the code again ican not find a vac leek please help thank you bill [...] Trouble codes: P0171
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Engine VIN: 1FAFP34P0Y
Good morning. Ive a 2000 Focus that came in with a SES lite on. Code PO303, #3 cylinder misfire, customer wanted to tune the engine up since it wasnt acting up at the time. We did that and reset the computer. Car came back in two weeks with same code stored. D...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L rear suspension VIN: 3FAFP3136Y
while driving and hitting bumps hard get a loud noise like upper shock mounts pulled them off and inspected them appear to be good cannot recreate problem on hoist
2001 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10E11
Hi techs,this Ranger has a driveability issue(bad idle and surge at cruise speeds) with codes;po172 - po175 rich both banks. Also codes;po401 - po402 egr flow insufficient and egr flow excessive. I have install a new mass air flow,egr pressure sensor,2 oxygen ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175, P0401, P0402
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAHP53U72
this is a tough one. need your help. this car starts fine revs fine under no load and under normal acceleration is fine. problem is when pressing the gas harder or getting to higher speeds it surges, hesitates and no acceleration. release gas peddle everything...
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L drl VIN: 1FAFP55S44
Looking for a way to deactivate the DRL's on this detective's vehicle. This unit has Ford's new Smart Junction Box (SJB) which is integrated with the under dash fuse/relay junction and is similar to a BCM. I have looked at Alldata wiring which does not detail ...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Shifting VIN: 1LNHM87A81
Vehicle came in with 734,735,745 & 795 codes & could find no problems. I called autoline & went thru a trouble shooting procedure, which showed no problems.I cleared the codes & everything worked fine for 300 miles & then the CEL light came on & now I have 734...

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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Surge, Stall, has no power VIN: 1FTCR10A3R
I had several great input on the old ford problem, they were saying possible egr coming in to soon or possible pressure regulator.And a possible throttle body problem. The fix for this car was to Clean the throttle body and then I also cleaned the injectors th...
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FMDU35P6V
Unfortunately, I was not able to fix this yet. I say yet because we just got the vehicle back, but I need to close this post today. I received 33 replies with approxiately 16 different suggestions. I have listed them in order of occurence. The number after the...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L erratic line pressure VIN: 1FTCR15X5V
Hello all: Thanks for the help,I found no wiring problems that might cause the ground voltage, Aaron [...] suggested switching the two shift solenoids around to correct the signal to the pcm. I have decided to return the truck to the trans shop, if they did in...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTSS34F6W
with more diag time and a phone call to ford hot line i did find that the epr will keep working until the engine has a temp of 156 degress. after the temp was reached the epr did stop working and ford said to not worry about the po476 code !!! ok
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L 3rd gear VIN: 1FTZR15X1Y
thanks for all the replies on this unit.i was advised that the trans. doesnt shift all gears all the time when in a ranger.that saved major hair pulling.i was informed of a seperator plate with bonded gasket from ford and a replacement epc valve plug.all ideas...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L front differential VIN: 1FTRW08L12
I chose to reassemble , refill with syn fluid and told the customer to be back for the next oil change for me to take a look thanks for all the input.
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10U73
Well Kids,end of the line. Having exhausted all avenues and still no change in the misfire our manager decided the problem had to be internal engine...probably valves, and the owner declined to go further. Can't say that I disagree, but, would like to have fol... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305, P0304, P0306, P1316.
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2MFLM54W0X
Most people recommended that I try the PCM/EEC relay and test the grounds. We had cleaned the grounds and tried known good relays to no avail. We have also performed extensive Wiggle Tests. Two people reflected our thought that the PCM has failed. We will neve...
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