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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L brakes VIN: 1FTEF15N4J
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTEF15N9L
thank you for your help.
1993 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTJW35H1P
When the vehicle was brought in to us it stalled repeatedly. The main bearings were worn out. The engine runs fine at idle in park, but as soon as you put it in gear and attempt to accellerate it will die. It does this in reverse and in drive. The customer sai...
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...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L 20 amp eec fuse under hood fuse box VIN: 1FALP4047R
Hi techs I have a 94 mustang that is a friend of mines. It sat in his garage for about 4 months before he decided to get it fixed. He then droped it to me and said when ever I get to it do it. I did just that it sat in my garage for about two months. I now fin...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Wipers/ Washer VIN: 1FMDU32X9S
The wipers are inoperative in all modes. The washer will work if the turn signal handle is moved slightly, which led me to install a Motorcraft multi-function switch. No change. I pulled codes of B1450 & B1438. Code B1352, having to do with the ignition switch...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L dtc 617 VIN: 1FTEX14N1S
Hello fellow IATN members. I got this 95 Ford F150 4X4 pickup that will store a code 617 1-2 shift error. I have scanned this truck many times in the past year & it always has this code stored & also after driving a while, usually 30 minutes, the overdrive lig...
1996 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTD15N2PC
coustomer complains of high idle. vacuum leak test comes back negative. replaced tps, cleaned iac motor. retested tps, results good.
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L master cyl VIN: 1FTHF26FXV
Hi All Customer brought this one in for lower ball joints front axel u-joints and bad brake pedal. He replace the vacume pump and booster before he brought it to us. When I disasembled the front end the RF wheel bearing was GONE. I replaced rf spindle, roto...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Compressor Engagement VIN: 1FTDF17WXV
Well the truck is back with the same symtoms? It has one serpentine belt so I don't think it's a side loading problem burning up the bearings? When the clutch is trying to engage it is slideing on the face of the clutch face making a nasty sliding/ grinding no...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMPU184LW
Customer come in with #4 spark plug blowed out. Cylinder head was removed and all cylinders were repaired. After re-assembling, tearing down and checking timing 3 times, were ready to tear our hair out. You can remove all 4 coil wires and injector wires and it...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L mil light on VIN: 1FMZU35P9W
po1309 returns after drivecycle to reset monitors , recheck installation of synchronizer & camshaft position sensor , check connection to pcm. test dtc per flow cahrt hd40 & 41 Trouble codes: P1309 (manufaturers defined ignition or misfire code)
1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMDA2145W
stall Trouble codes: P1512 (Intake man. runner control 1 stuck closed), P1513 (2 stuck closed)
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L A/C Compressor VIN: 1FAFP4047W
This vehicle has no power or ground at the compressor.Voltage is passing through the low pressure switch on the accumulator & the radiator fan will run when the a/c is selected. I saw a lot of problems with Escorts in the archives about the CCRM locate behind ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5148W
SES light on lean codes both banks. High long term fuel at idle both banks 18 to 20. Ok at cruise. O2s switching good.MAS sensor checkes out ok. Tried another one to be sure. Can not find any vacum leaks internal or external. Truck runs good. I know there is a... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean), P0171 (Lean)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L oil leak VIN: 1FTNX21L2X
Hey guys. I'd like to know if anyone has seen a 5.4 leak oil between head and block. The leak seems to be at the rear lower corner of the right head. We just sold this truck and are fixing it under our warranty! I'd love to hear it's a common problem before ya...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F6X
About 2-3 weeks ago we replaced the fuel filter and cleaned the housing. The filter was nothing but brown slim.The truck can in today with a miss. It misses at all times. Feels like it is dropping one or even two cly. I drained the filter housing and the fuel ...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L batteries VIN: 1FTWW33F52
i am looking for someone who might have expericed this problem before.the truck sits for more than 5 days batteries go dead intermit.will not happen all the time.i had vehicle at shop found a bad battery replaced both batteries with interstate mtp 65,left set ...
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56PG3
customer stated: turn vehicle off and would not restart. vehicle tow into shop for no start. no communication to scanners and to global and generic 0bd11 with ecm out of vehicle check engine light still comes on. need help with finding cause of the no start pr...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Headlamps
We have a 2003 Crown Vic. Police vehicle that loses its headlights intermittently. The headlamp switch has been replaced by a previous shop. When the lights go out, you can cycle the headlamp switch and they will come back on. We have been unable to duplicate ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L clutch VIN: 1FTSF30PO4
truck came in with clutch slipping badly(barely would move, smelled burnt clutch material),replaced clutch pressure plate & disc with ford parts, test drove & found clutch slips when turbo applies, we did not replace the dual mass flywheel and am wondering if ...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Engine VIN: 2FAHP71W14
When any of the 2004 Crown Vics are started cold and driven they will hesitate, stumble and backfire. After a couple miles the condition goes away. The Ford dealer troubleshot for two days and called in an engineer. The engineer had the dealer remove the heads...
1994 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L hvac contoller VIN: 1LNLM82W3R
customer complaint intermmitent a/c ---may work 15 minutes then blows warm air -defaults to defroster unable to control modes
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 ...
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L abs VIN: 4M2ZU55PIX
Came in ABS light on,code for bad rear ABS sensor, replaced sensor, light went off, vehicle came back a week later he said sometimes when he stops at slow speeds 5-10 mph when truck comes to a stop the pedal pulsates sometimes when coming to a complete stop. c...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1ZWFT61LSY
vehicle was towed to our shop - stalled while driving- restarted once and stalled 2nd time- no crank no mil no data several hrs later found shorted dpfe sensor- causing shorted 5 volt reference to pcm

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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF15Y0M
Thank you all for the responses. I replaced the computer and all is well. I had double and triple checked eec and fuel pump relays as all had mentioned . even bypassed the eec relay temporarily no change...swapped ecms and runs fine.. thank you once Trouble codes: 512 (Keep alive memory failure).
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L compressor VIN: 1FTEF14N7M
Was supposed to get this back on Tuesday, but they had to use it. Got it back today ( Wednesday ) instead. Drained the system - pulled a vacuum - new oil and freon. Seams to have fixed it. Sometimes a guy does get luckey. My youngest bro just bought this and t...
1992 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L lock up VIN: 1FMDA41XXN
Well, here's what happens when you take on someone else's problem. The previous shop said they tuned this, and replaced the sparkplugs. But if you're familiar with these. the #6 plug is real tough to get to, and the tech skipped that one. We finally got the pl...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Transmission VIN: 1FMDU34X6S
Several people suggested the front hubs as a likely culprit. This is certainly something that we have seen on similar vehicles, but that isn't the problem on this one. Noises can be difficult especially attempting to describe in a forum like this. I had a few ...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTCR14U5S
Since this truck is not a priority, it is still waiting on free time to fix it. Suggested fixes involved checking valve body, intermediate servo piston, and trying chemical additives. I have scheduled to check the servo piston next month. Thanks for all the he...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FTCR10A8T
I was unable to repair this vehicle; I quadruple checked the cam timing, I swapped the MAF sensor with a vehicle that is a know good unit as well as the entire ignition system and the ECM. I bypassed the fuel system with our injection flushin machine as to rul...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 2FMDA5146T
Thanks men for the quick respond on my windstar problem .Each sugestion was ckecked out some more than once.While all were good and could have caused the problem Tony from ILL came close,it was the injectors ,the pcm was ok.The injectors on bank one were worki... Trouble codes: 1131 ([...] of switching), 1151 ([...] of switching).
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Low compression VIN: 1FTZR15XXX
Most agreed that the oil pan does not have to come off, and they are correct. The oil pan gasket is a very nice, aluminum and rubber part and I have no fear of an oil leak. Please note again that this is a conventional single chain, pushrod motor, nothing like...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L starting when cold VIN: 1FTWW32F0Y
Well guys we fixed this one thanks to your input, I would like to thank the following guys Chris [...] and 'mechnx' for their valuable information, The ECT was indeed bad but we also had injectors that were not working properly, ...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMPUL6L21
I replaced all injectors, and it improved. still had a very slight idle roughness but better than what it was. Trouble codes: 302 (misfire cylinder 2).
1991 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Charging VIN: 1LNLM83W7M
thanks for all the responses, alot of guys said to do a voltage drop test, a few said to try another battery. I hate to say it but this one seemed to fix itself. at least for now.
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L compressor clutch VIN: 1LNLM82W7V
Hi group, thanks for the replys. Wish I could tell you that this one is fixed but customer needed car. I believe the problem may be in the evaparator core as I spoke with an ac guy, and after understanding the situation he felt there may be oil trapped in the ...
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