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1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTCR14T8J
Now the problem is very intermittent but seems to be getting worst. When engine was change it got new plugs, IAC valve, thremostat, Swap ign. module from other engine, Check map sensor. I check map sensor with meter and installed new one just for test drive. T... Trouble codes: 21 (Coolant Sensor)
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTJX35F4T
Fellow techs: Trying to help out a fellow tech and shop owner. This diesel is eating his lunch. Runs bad when cold, no power can't get out of it's own way, but as soon as it gets hot will run great. Has back pressure cold 42 to 48 psi, hot drops to13-14psi. He...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L egr valve VIN: 1FMRU18W2W
serv. eng soon lite code was low egr flow check exh, feed pipe clear. Has one broken exh, stud and is leaking a small amount, Has any on heard of an interior blockage to the egr valve causing this condition? Any help would be appreciated thanks in advance Dave
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34E0X
this thing is wierd. it kinda feels like torq converter chatter. it will do it at certain low speeds. it will do it when you start in 1, 2, 3, or in od. after your cruising it don't do it. customer was in bumper to bumper Memorial day traffic and he called it ...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U01
Customer purchased this car off of private owner - ck eng light came on next day and can't get his plates. He took it to another shop which installed a new o2 sensor. Light came on after 2 trips, he took it back and they told them nothing is wrong. Brought the... Trouble codes: P0161
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5522Y
p0443 help - replaced front & rear cansiter purge valves. front had 297 ohms res. new one has 32 which is specs. drive the car for approx 4 miles after clearing codes & same code returns. any help would be appreciated. thanks in advance Trouble codes: P0443 (evap control system canister purge valve)
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5LMPU28AXX
after replacing plugs and gaskets still runs the same. appears to be vacuum leak as bank 1 ltft is 8-9% and bank 2 ltft is 3 %. check for vac leaks found none, disconnect egr vavle, did not make a difference. cleaned throttle body, inspect pcv valve/hoses/grom...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Charging VIN: 1FTDF15Y3L
This vehicle had a solar charger plugged into the lighter. The very first thing I did was unplug it. What I didn't know was that the owner plugged it back in. Since I told him to,leave it unplugged I haven't seen hide nor hair of his truck!!
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L pedal VIN: 2FTHF25G6P
We carefully read all of the responses and we have come up with the Following. Since we could pinch off the front brake hoses and have good pedal all of the time, we knew the problem was in front. We had called the Bendix tech line and read the archives, and s...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L no drive gears VIN: 1FACP57U7P
Thanks to all who had replied with very useful information. The low/intermediate servo piston was ok and suspect the band is broken. customer is debating whether to fix this Taurus... trans was rebuilt by others 2 years ago.
1994 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L steering pump VIN: 1FMDA41X3R
A rebuilt pump fixed it. There were no burrs on the valve or in the housing. The spring looked ok and air was not an issue. I drilled a hole in the old pump cap and i installed a tube in it, so that i could apply a vacuum to the pump.
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4044S
Received several replies on this one. The customer needed the vehicle back the same day she dropped it off and has not been able to leave it with me again. I was hoping she could bring it back within a few days for me to check for vacuum leaks. We had reset th... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2).
1996 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTD15N2PC
im sorry for the late report. we replaced the iac with a factory unit , performed several test drive of extended length . all is well in the neighborhood . thanks to all that responded.
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF24LOW
Well I want to thank Everybody who responded to my plea for help As I mentioned in the first post we did reset the fuel trim several times and it seemed to go back to 147 each time.We did check volume on the fuel pump and it seems that its getting plenty of fu...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMDA2145W
Thanks for the help, vacuum leaks at the E.G.R. sol. and I.M.R.C sol. valve. Replaced both and problem is solved. Trouble codes: P1512 (Intake man. runner control 1 stuck closed), P1513 (2 stuck closed).
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Surge VIN: 1FAFP42X4Y
IAC Motor Fixed Vehicle. Verified That A/C Was Fully Charged. Cleaned Throttle Body With Installation Of New IAC Motor. Called Customer Several Days Later, And Vehicle Is Running Like A Champ. Thanks TO All Replies On Vehicle.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Forward Gears VIN: 1FTSW31F7Y
Hi Group: Thanks to all the iatn members for making this network what it is, its got me through some tough problems keep up the good work. special thanks to Bruce [...] & Bob for replying to my post Bruce you were right the center support bolts came loose I pull...
2001 Ford F F650 5.9L gem? VIN: 3FDNF65Y61
I did have this vehicle in the shop again a few weeks ago as promised. It is now totally quiet and not possessed. The truck is back in service with no bumps yet. I can add 2 more clues: 1) My Sappy Red Brick now reads 'start off' with the key removed, wh...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L timing chains VIN: 1FTZR15E71
I want to thank every one for your help.All replies said to get the proper tools.I called snapon and he had an otc kit for all fords.New cassett and chain and tensioner installed. All went well. Thanks again George I also agree,do atempt without proper tools...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L No Start VIN: 2MELM75W5N
This one is fixed. Luckily it was my fathers car so he was patient. I got 15 replies to my request and they were all great. Thanks. Most I had already thought of or tried. In the end I tried a used crankshaft sensor out of a Crown Vic 10 years newer and the pr...
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