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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF15Y0M
This ford truck came back to us on the hook. we intalled a new fuel pump last week. as we ran scan tool we lost comunication and the fuel pump started running after its 2 second koeo cylce when pump ran we lost comunication to scanner. still had 12 volts to st... Trouble codes: 512 (Keep alive memory failure)
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L low power VIN: 3FALP6530T
Car was towed in because it will hardly run. Sounded like low fuel pressure or plugged exhaust. Both are OK. I thought timing belt might have jumped; it is OK. Then I made a Top Dead Center mark and checked timing: It is firing about 20 degrees AFTER TDC. Even...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L idle high VIN: 1FALP52U5V
Intermittent high idle approx. 1600rpm. no check engine light. iac code may have been caused by unplugging when running. applied vacuum to egr when engine idle was normal and engine wants to die. Normal operation. While engine idle was high, unplugged iac and ... Trouble codes: P1504, P0402
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L heater blower VIN: 1FDRE1422X
Blower motor will run for a while and then it will blow the fuse.
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, PINGING VIN: 1FDRE142XX
problem occurs during light acceleration under load,or during a gradual increase in rpm's while in neutral or park, no problem is noted during hard acceleration or at idle.started with major tune up due to lack of maintnance in the ignition system, vehical ran... Trouble codes: P1000 (monitor testing incomplete), P0301 (cylinder no. 3 misfire)
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1ZWFT6039X
Hello All, I got this car for a no-start condition, I found a broken timing, I disassembled the front of the engine and checked all of the affected pulleys and found no problems, so I installed the timing belt. This engine is a DOHC with varible cam timing on ...

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1976 Ford LTD 6.6L Stall VIN: 6P63S16623
Thank You AL [...] for the replies. As you can all imagine, it was the module. Distributor was replaced awhile back. (Customer tells me after a couple of days) All is well and running GR8! THANK YOU AL [...] Again.
1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14T0L
The ignition module was the source of my no start. If you measure the voltage on the crank wire using a DVOM set to the AC volt scale you will find approx. 2 volts of AC voltage when the circuit is not in the crank mode. I spoke to some of my buddies at Delphi...
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA51495
I don't know why, but I changed #2 & #6 injector and put in another aftermarket ecm in this van (they warrantied it) I got a lot of good replies, (clik on replies to read them) thank you all, especially the ones that said they have seen this before and on #6 i... Trouble codes: P0302, P0306.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L ball joint VIN: 1FALP5223V
Most replies agreed that a taurus ball joint can be loose in one spot and tight in another. Of course check with suspension unloaded, the most common was not to check it at 6 oclock but at4 and 8. Some even noted that they get tight right before they break. Th...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1421W
Thank you IATN guys that took the time to help me. It turns out we compounded our problem by leaving an injector plug loose, once that was resolved we were able to isolate the problem to the EGR system by unplugging the valve, pulled the manifold, cleaned the ...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1424X
Removed upper intake and cleaned carbon built up in the egr ports #3 was the only one open and all the egr gas was going to #3 causing a misfire on #3 .Thanks to everyone for there help . Trouble codes: 303 (misfire on 3 cylinder).
2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1MEFM6534Y
Replaced fuel pump. There is an updated fuelpump kit that is used. There was a lot of debris in the bottom of the fuel tank, possibley from the pump assembly. The pick-up screen was partially clogged. The new pump assembly is no longer fastened to the bottom o... Trouble codes: P0190 (fuel rail pres cky fault).
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