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1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L engine VIN: JT8JZ31CTN
I would appreciate any tips that anyone can give me to aid in the conversion of the 4cyl to 8cyl. I am debating the use of a new intake and carb and msd ignition so i dont have to deal with the ecm and wiring, or stick with the original fuel inj setup (upgrade...
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR11X0L
This one is driving me nuts! We have an oldy here and are getting no where. It runs decent at idle, small amount of missfireing but nothinh terrible. Once loaded though, it bucks and bogs. Sounds like the timing is way off. In nuetral it will not rev over 3500...
1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP54Y5N
This came in as a cranks no start. Customer said he put a fuel pump in it himself and that it ran 30 minutes and died. We checked for fuel pressure and found 5psi first KOEO 15psi second KOEO and by fourth try was up to 35psi. repeated this cycle twice with th...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Lack of power VIN: 1FTDX1862V
Good morning This truck runs great, until the owner takes it to Colorado for a hunting trip. What can I do to help this thing run at higher altitudes?? Customer says it acts like fuel filter would be clogged or a restricted exhaust, ck engine light may be lit...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L could feel any misfi VIN: 2FMDA5148W
We have replaced spark plugs and wires. checked injectors. checked for vac leaks. Drove it 100 miles on Monday could not feel any misfire. Found a bulletin on Mitchell One about reprogramming PCM and if that did not fix it replace intake manifold. Should we ge... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire cylinder 4)
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP66337
hi ford technicians need help, i have a dohc 2.0 liter eng we installed a new timing belt on 90 k service no problem seen with oe timing belt we removed the problem is the timing belt is walking off after it runs about an hour it looks like its walking off at ...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A1Y
Hello again iATN members. I have this Lincoln that cuts out under heavy accel(actually my brother is working on this one) but I was also checking it out with him today. Under normal accel sometimes it's lazy (no power) and sometimes it's fine. If you accel har... Trouble codes: P1633, P1233, P0320
1996 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Charging VIN: 4M2DV11W1T
have batt and brake lamp on battery charging fine no brake problems checked connections at fuse linkes from batt to 120 amp fuse in fuse box under hood cleaned connections bypassed connections ran an extra wire from alt to fuse box and to connections lights st...
1998 Other Ford powering Koh 8.1L engine VIN: RG6081A101
This is a large portable generator. They are bringing in a 150 Amp load pack to put a load on the engine. It has a knock in the front of the engine under a large load only. It sounds fine with no load. We have not yet heard the noise. We plan on cracking an in...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1985 Ford F F700 8.2L brakes VIN: 1FDNK74N4F
Thanks to all that have responded. the fix for this was pretty strait forward, as mentioned this truck has a TYMCO sweeper built on it, and the part mfg. by TYMCO was causeing the locked down to the floorboard problem. it seems the linkage that goes to the bra...
1988 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR1110J
Thanks guys for the help,ECT fixed it thanks David,Mike and the others that replied,hope i can help you gus sometime. Trouble codes: 61 (Ect Imput too low).
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L ignition cylinder VIN: 1FALP65345
after trying 4 different lock cylinders and keys from FORD we finally got one that worked properly...Ford doesn't say they have a problem with them,but from my experience with this one i'd say they do!!! thanks for the suggestions
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L engine
thanks to all. it was a contaminated m.a.f. sensor. these types of drivability problems are where you need the help which i received. thank you!
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4U40V
Thanks to all who replied. The suggestions as to where to look were a/c clutch field coil and wires, transmission harness, solenoid wires crushed between pan and valve body, fuel pump circuit,and shorted O2 wires. After much checking and great hardship, wire...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 2FTDF1725V
Thankyou to all who replied to my cry for help.The winner of the day came from Robert from Texas,who suggested that the coil may be different.Upon closer inspection,I found that the replacement engine was out of a 98,and it happened I had a 98 F150 in the shop...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRE1W6YH
Dear fellow wrenches, I know my reply has been a long time coming but I posted, well, before I knew I could get the vehicle so that I had ideas and angles to work with. I do believe I have this one fixed. It was somewhat annoying to me that this intermittant...
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L wiper/washers VIN: 1MEML5OU6T
In all I received 7 replies. It was unanimous...replace the multi-function switch! I'm 90% positive it will fix the problem. I never did see the problem happen, but the customer was willing to gamble. In the process of checking it, I discovered that the wash h...
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