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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTJX35F3T
We have a 96 F350 power stroke, it will not start and stay running it will kick like it wants to start but stalls, We flushed crankcase and replaced oil and filter thinking it might be dirty oil causing the injector pressure regulator not to get enough pressur...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L module VIN: 1FMEV17L8V
Howdy there, This expedition has a code: c115 which wont clear, I get data but no abs function. Mitchel gives a proceedure for replacing the module and lists a labor time for it, but the dealer only sells it with the hydraulic control unit. The code indicates ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21S4X
Ford Techs I need Help, This V10 was towed in from another shop, died and will not start. They have already installed a PCM. I have checked fuel pressure 45psi KOEO, a cranking volumn of 1/2 pint in 30 seconds, scaned with no codes, Data Stream looks good and ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S3X
Hello all, This 99 ford taurus misses normally when it is cold. The miss seems to be only related to #2 cylinder. The miss is bad enough to cause the motor to shake but once the engine warms up the miss seems to go away and the vehicle runs great. I thought ma... Trouble codes: P0302
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, No power VIN: 3FDXF46F2Y
Any Ford Diesel techs please help, I'm out of ideas. This F450 cranks Ok but starts hard or fails to start when cold. If key is left on for another 20 seconds after wait to start light goes out it runs a little better, but still not good. After it does finally... Trouble codes: P0420 (Exhaust Back Pressure Control Problem)
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs module VIN: 2FAFP71W31
hi there. i have this 01 crown vic that will not communicate with the solus scan tool. we have found acouple of other help request on the same year and model but their fixes were to no availe. we have good power and grounds but when we go to test for no comm. ...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA55431
Hello Techs! I recently tuned this Windstar to correct a missfire problem. It had never been tuned since new.However, it still misses intermitantly and has set a code #P0303: Number 3 cylinder missfire. My question is this:The intake manifold rattles insi... Trouble codes: P0303 (Number 3 cylinder missfireRecen)
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L low voltage
i have gotten this truck in for no charging i tested the system and no charging at all this truck has 2 alt. i have dicounted one alt. at a time and checked charging voltage had 12.5 with lower and 13.3 with just the upper one . i hate when things start workin...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1LNFM92V3W
Vehicle came in with an intermittent overheating condition, temperature gauge rises to Hot and coolant reservoir become overfull and starts venting pressure/coolant. The water pump was replaced because it was leaking and the thermostat replaced while we were i...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L rabs VIN: 1FTHF25H5K
Hello everone , thank you for the help i found it by the parking brake poking out of the main harness , Angelo
1991 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15HZM
After checking all the grounds per the one request and disconnecting every thing on that circuit per the other, we threw a dart and replaced the computer. It fixed it!!! Thanks for the help! Trouble codes: 113 (Act open), 118 (ect open), 123 (tp above max voltage), 126 (map out of range), 337 (evp max voltage), 634 (mlp sensor out of range //// 637 tot open).
1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP42T9R
thanks for your input. i am reluctant to close this request yet but i've answered my biggest question. marcus:the performance improvement harness from pro-m is to adapt a pre '94-'95 ecm to a more forgiving earlier system.the harness comes with a trick fan con...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1723V
Thanks to all that replied. The majority of the responsed mentioned the ignition coil,and couple mentioned valve spring problems. The valve spring problem was the last I was going to address because the truck has a Ford Motor Co. reman engine with approx. 40k.... Trouble codes: P0302.
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU22X9V
Well, this problem was fixed with the help of the IATN members. Turned out that i had to go into the vin entry mode on the snap-on scanner (same problem with my otc scanner). using OBD2 generic produced only o.oo volt reaings on all the o2's. This was not a sc... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U2W
we got the car back 2/10/05 from the owner, not the other shop. we rechecked all the basics, then we double checked the cam position even though the tool by application was wrong. the previous year was right. the end result was a bad ecu. we replaced it and al... Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire monitor).
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Charging VIN: 1FTYR10C3Y
the problem was found in the fuse box, fuse # 11 and # 15 had corossion coming from the back of the fuse box.
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5341Y
hello everyone, this windstar is finnally fixed thanks to about 36 replies that informed me on the tsb relating to the lean code condition po 171 and po174.i replaced the isolater bolt kit,updated valve cover assembly,vacume line to the regulater,and the clam ... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 174 (lean bank 2).
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 1FAFP3433Y
Thanks,everyone, for the suggestions - all were thoughtful - even the brief ones. With the figures several members provided I used a rheostat to mimic cht resistance at the connector and read the results on my scanner. By putting a test light on the ground p...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Hesitation, Stall
I have received several replies on this problem, most which said to replace the IPR, So I ordered new IPR and when i started to remove the old one i found the problem the nut and spacer that holds the electrical coil on the end valve had come off and the coil ...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L window motors, door locks, suspension, engine hors VIN: 2FTRX18W13
First of all sorry I took so long in posting this. Thanks to Douglas, Jeff, William, Mike, and Ernest in your quick responses to my message. At this time my customer is still head strong in keeping his F150 although I have been able to talk him out of horsepow...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21PX3
thanks to all who replied. we had to let this vehicle go back to ford due to not having the proper can update for NGS. Master tech CAN update would not cut it. It turned out to be ICPR was faulty. No pressure to fire injectors. Ford installed new under warrant...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5MLFU28R23
I advised the costumer to take to the dealer to do a diagnostic , since i donīt have the rigth Scanner to comunicate with those modules , so far he hasnīt come back yet.
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT603XX
You can't believe what I found. There was a missing tooth on the flywheel sensor ring that pulses the crank sensor. There were 2 spaces in the ring instead of 1 space. Because of the missing tooth, the computer would start firing # 1 twice per crank revolution... Trouble codes: P1380, P1381.
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