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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L door locks
vechile came in on hook. customer stated headlamps would not go off and battery was dead. charged battery headlamp on. checked headlamp switch and multi function switch disconnected both and lights remianed on. started vechile and noticed that vechile wasn't c...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE37F9W
Van came in on the hook starts and cuts right off check injection relay and replaced, changed fuel filter found that old filter was missing bottom oring. Was able a to start a couple time and drive but after a while the vehicle drop back to 35 mph. While scann... Trouble codes: 1209 (injection control sys. presure peak fault), 1211 (icp not controllable presure to lower or high), 1212 (icp voltage not at expected level)
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L upshifts VIN: 1FTZF1825X
Hello all, I have this Ford P/U with delayed upshifts under load.While going up a hill part throttle trans shifts very late.Sometimes you have to back out of throttle to get trans to shift.Also shifts are soft and long at all times. Will not stay in second gea...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17W4S
hey all. i got another good one here. this truck comes in with a ign miss. customer says plugs have been replaced about 6 months ago for same reason. pulled plugs out and the porcilen on all plugs for bank 1 are cracked. cust says that it has happen 2 other ti...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU74E5Y
well, here it is. we have replaced the intake gaskets on this vehicle for a hard start issue. the customer took it and it came back a day later with hard start cold, can feather throttle to keep it running. it will stay running and not have a problem for the r...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP55UX1
Hey Ford Techs! We got this '01 Ford Taurus in here. Customer states "when cold, it doesn't want to shift into the next gear. It revs up to 5,000 rpm. Transmission light came on." We drove it, and could not duplicate the problem but we had it warm. Code is P0...
2001 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L head gasket VIN: 2FTZF07351
We rebilt the engine 500 miles ago. The right head gasket is leaking oil. Ford has a tsb out about the block or head being warped .001". We used Ford head gaskets and replaced the head bolts. The head and block were not warped. We retorked the head, but it did...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L axle VIN: 1FMZU73E12
Difficulty in removing the rear axle to replace leaking seal. We do not have the special forked tool to pry the axle from the diffo. Using a stout pry bar is not working. Have any fellow members found a trick for this ?
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L power assist VIN: 2FAFP71W93
Hi, I've got this 03' Crown Vic that came in for a lack of steering assist complaint. This was several weeks ago. I test drove the car that day and confirmed complaint and than parked it until I could get to it. 1st: checked with scanner and got the codes s...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Compressor VIN: 1LNHM81W5X
This customer has a problem with the AC system. It has push button controls for the heat and air system. When you turn on the AC the compressor won't kick in for about 10 minutes and after this 10 minute period it works fine but you have to wait this first 10 ...

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1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X8T
The only thing we could come up with was that we needed to do a leak down test on the two cylinders in question.Customer was not willing to go to the expense.Thank you everyone for your help.Kurt Trouble codes: P0302, P0305.
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heating VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
We are really unsure still of what caused this problem but we replaced the engine and everything is now ok. Thanks for everyone's help.
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Engine oiling VIN: 1FDXE40F2X
Thanks for all the replies. We decided to take the oil cooler off and check the pressure relief valve. Sure enough. It was stuck open. We took it apart, cleaned and polished the bore. It had a good sized burr on it. After reassembly, oil pressure is good. I do...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNX2OF5Y
sorry for taking so long to get back to you guys i've been waiting to hear from my friend rick that i'm helping on this truck to see what else he found he has put it on the back burner for now. he did tell me he replaced the pulg on the icp with a new end seam... Trouble codes: 1211 (icp pressure lower than desired).
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Intermitten engine start VIN: 1LNLM81W4R
I would like to thank everyone who responed. one think about iatn members we are ready to help. I found out that the fuel pump and EEC relay was over heating and causing the intermitten to the fuel pump unit. I replaced both relay, and the customer is very hap...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L a/c clutch VIN: 2MELM74W4S
this was very intermented problem after testing 12ways to sunday we found pcm not seeing pressure switch on so it did not turn off wot cutout relay replaced pcm all is good
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 2MELM75W7S
Well I recieved some helpful replies but I was unable to catch the vehicle in the act with the scanner hooked up. After prying some more info from our customer, we decided to put a MAF sensor on it. Well 3 weeks has gone buy and we've heard nothing negative fr...
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