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1965 Ford Thunderbird 430CID Heater core
Help! I need procedure for replacing the heater core on this beast. If possible I need published labor time as well.
1989 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMCU14TXK
Engine will start but will stall until hot. During warm up if the gas pedal is feathered and held at 3000 rpm eng will run but if pushed down or released the engine will stall. When hot runs good with only a slight hesitation but until then vehicle is not driv...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62W5R
car was driving 45mph and lost power . when car got here would hardly idle. soon as you touch the gas it died. now it won't run at all,seems to flood out soon as you start to crank engine.mass good,spark good,fuel pressure good,injector pulsing,tried replacing...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX25F4T
Cranks, no start, scaned computer,po603,po340,assumed bad cam sensor, replaced, still no start, ran koeo test no codes, printed ford no start chart, crankcase oil overfull, high pressure pump resivor is full to the top, reran koeo test, no codes, ran injector ... Trouble codes: P0603, P0340
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Left Power Window VIN: 1FTDX1862V
The drivers power window won't go down,Pass window works ok. Has GEM fault code B1410. If the window motor is given power and ground it will roll down,after reconecting will roll up normaly with switch.If switch is pushed for down the relay will click on and ...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L starter VIN: 1FMRU17L2W
We installed a new heater core in this vehicle. Everything went as planed, but the truck won't start. There is no signal to the starter. When you turn the key on all the lights come on in the dash but no starter function. We had the dash loose and partially ou...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33F5X
Vehicle does not have a catilitic converter. Vehicle also seems to drive ok but will set code as soon as you road test it and put it under a load. Trouble codes: P1247
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1LNFM91V8W
Gents need some advice here, We are a european repair shop. I am working on a customers sons car and kinda in a bind. This car was diagnosed w/bad head gaskets. It overheated and has no compression. We verified the problem and are in the process of removing he...
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...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L ping sound VIN: 1FTEX15Y6P
I had to get feedback from the customer after several hundred miles of driving. All is OK. As several had suggested it was a partially plugged EGR passages and EGR valve. After a time consuming cleaning and reinstallation of the valve, applying vacuum to the e...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMDA5142S
Well this one took some time to get back in the shop. When we did we replaced the cam syncronizer asy. Still noisey, then removed the intake manifold to inspect the lifters we found 1 lifter with the roller bearing axle worn out. Then we pulled the engine and ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L head VIN: 2FTRX17W2X
Thanks for the input but it would seem it was bust from the get-go. No mechanics only a lot of miss guided good intentions, as it would seem the plugs had not been changed since new (owner decided only after the recent increase in fuel costs) so as it would se...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU22X5W
We really appreciate all the feedback - all the recommendations were performed but, the problem was still there - what we found was that the #2 / #6 cylinder coil wiring harness was grounded all the time - the remaining cylinders were not(which is correct - co... Trouble codes: N0.
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5345Y
For my first help request, I am awed with the quick response and great tech information. Thanks to all for the most excellent help. The lt fuel trim was 20-22 prior to the resealing and after it was 6. The customer spent a day in the vehicle and reported back ... Trouble codes: P0174.
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5140Y
i guess where i went wrong on this one is that i have not done enough of these to know i had a bias voltage on the sense circut, i was using the snapon brick trouble shooter and the last one i had was stuck low, and never looked at it disconected. put on a new... Trouble codes: P0401 (INSUFFICIENT EGR FLOW DETECTEDmemory code), P1408 (INCORRECT EGR FLOWengine running code).
2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L misfire VIN: 1FMZU72K93
Indeed this explorer was under a 'campaign' for the timing cassete. I was happy to steer my customer towards the free repair, and not get tangled up in doing a timing chain that would eat up valuable stall time. Thanks for the guidence.
1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L Power Steering Pump , Press. Hose, VIN: 1LNLM82F6L
First, thanks to all of you guys who offered help. Archive searchers; see the responses and learn more about this system. Like I did. You guys were a great help and prevented a lot of wasted time and money. I'm very grateful for the time and knowledge that you...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L interior lighting VIN: 2MEFM75W3Y
After studying many wiring diagrams the mercury is fixed! The code B1322 in the drivers door module kind of leads you in the wrong direction because the description is 'drivers door circiut' when this is not always true, it could in fact be another door beacus...
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