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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for February 13, 2005
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1992 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L Non Engagement VIN: 1FTHE24H4N
Transmission was workingfine. Towed in for shorted Alternator & no transmission engagement. Replaced Alternator & on cold starts tranny will engage after 2 or 3 shifts from drive to reverse. On restart. Trans. will not engage. Going to replace filter Mon.. Any...
1995 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy
Hello all, This is a ranch truck used mainley for hauling bales and feeding cubes. A lot of time spent idling through the pasture. Checked glow plugs for hard start and they looked good. Fuel filter was changed but did not help. The truck is a hard start to a ...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FMDU34EVU
hi Ford tech: here is the same truck again. it is my friend's truck. i had to use it last week. what happens is that only feel it when i was driving on hwy like around 45 and up over drive kick in. truck went flat. feels like it is running out off gas when it ...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L radio VIN: 1FMYU22XXW
radio turns on by itself at random. ideas?

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Differential VIN: 1FMDU3JP5T
thank you! all that took the time to read my post.customer ended up installing a good used front axle in vehicle.i think some may have miss read my post.the incorrect tire was installed on rear axle of this vehicle and the front axle had the failure.i agree as...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs VIN: 1FTDX1762V
Well this one is really fixed! Everyone that replied was correct. The fuse to the brake lights was blown. However, 3 replacment fuses blew as well. I popped in a 25 amp fuse and it held. Everything worked but I was uncomfortable with the 10 extra amps so I...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX20F6X
well this proves IATN members are #1 . most replies pointed toward the wiring for the glow plugs , under rocker covers shorted .this can be checked with an ohm meter from the outside . but three replies had it right . the fuel heater element shorted out .thats... Trouble codes: P0603, P1316.
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4447Y
Many of the suggestions pointed to a dirty MAF, which we cleaned, test drove and re-tested, with positive results. Two weeks later the light remains out. Thanks to everyone for their quick responses and good information. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTZR15E31
Problem ended up being the new aftermarket motor. I received various responses mentioning the bulkhead connector on the floor, the vacuum operated hubs, the module, and the motor. Ernest from PA mentioned at the end of his post that he had replaced a couple of...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L ignition actuator VIN: 1FAFP52U31
Some didn't understand that I was talking about the actuator not the lock cylinder. Thanks to D37ds and Dennis [...] for the tips. Luckily, I found a guy that had MOD. He printed out the procedure for me and I got the column fixed. It is a pain to repair ...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP33P72
well, I received 4 emails, and 1 said these had problems with ignition switches, which didn't seem to be my problem, the cylinder operated normally, and there were no theft codes stored for the PATS. 2 replies mentioned battery cables, but I pulled/pushed poke...
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