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1985 Ford F-250 5.8L Unknown VIN: 2FTHF26G4F
Help this is my second post of the day! This f-250 has this clunking sound coming from the front when making turns. It only happens when four wheel manual locking hubs are on Lock. If one or both are off there is no clunk. It sounds like a bad axle but I have ...
1985 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR10A4F
This truck runs poorly on startup, goes into Closed Loop (after 30 seconds on cold startup), then after another 60 seconds drops into Open Loop and begins to run very badly. During that initial 90-second running period, the idle quality steadily improves. Cycl... Trouble codes: 84 (KOEO EGR Vent Circuit Failure), 42 (KOER System Always Rich), 13 (KOER Idle RPM Out of Spec), 34 (KOER No EGR Flow)
1994 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP42D8R
Hello IATN Members, I have this 94 Mustang that is giving me trouble. When cold the problem is the worst. When cranking the engine almost sounds like there is no compression. I've checked compression cold and I get apprx 130psi. The engine will eventually star... Trouble codes: 172 (lack of 02 sensor switching lean bank 2)
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N2T
If I remember correctly I think this truck had problems with the heater circuit, I seem to have forgotten where, can anybody remember this one? Thanks. Trouble codes: P0155
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A0V
hey all. this little truck has some probs. the truck ran with a miss, had no compression on #3 cyl. and a stripped spark hole. but it ran. i replaced the pcm for an inop coil circut (primary). got it put all back together, now it wont start. the engine is floo...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP6632W
the car was towed into the shop as a no start. we replaced the timing belt and lower idler. the timing belt did not have an alignment problem with the original belt, but after replacing the belt and lower idler the new belt would walk out toward the motor moun...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W9X
It Seems That I Have Replaced Everything In The System, Yet The Code Reappears After A Short Drive @ Operating Temp. My Hands Are In The Air, Any Ideas Will Be Appreciated. Thanks In Advance, Elliot Trouble codes: P0401
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: B676791149
hi techs : what i need to know is when i am looking in the engine compartment give me the firing order in terms of banks eg: bank close to battery 1234 etc..thanks in advance . i await a response . phil
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L cruise control VIN: 2FMZA52484
Since we installed the above mentioned parts the customers complaint is the cruise contol stopped working. We installed the new updated brake pressure switch as per a TSB for the cruise contol. Verified battery positive and negative voltage at the cruise contr...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Compressor Clutch VIN: 3FAKP1133Y
Hi, and thanks in advance for your help. My question is where does the clutch get its power from? All other switches,fans,and controls seem to opperate normally. I traced the clutch wires up around the right headlight and into the fender well to the right fire...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAF36331W
when you drive this car for awhile like 60 to 90 mintues it barley runs no power check cat ok used test pipe that i made up. new fuel filter no help. this will be the 4 time for this car . need help from the ford gods. thanks
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L rear VIN: 1FMZA5544B
Hello friends.We have a windstar that is giving me a headache.It will when cold produce a small faint moan noise,as the brakes are used and get hotter,the moan goes into a high pitched squeek.We have replaced the rear shoes and wheel cyliders 6 months age,last...
2004 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L Rockers VIN: 1FMSU43P94
We have had this vehicle in the shop for a couple of months performing some modifications. While the truck was outside idling one day, it all of a sudden started making a poping sound through the intake. We immediately shut down and pulled the rockers finding ...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Compressor VIN: 1L1FM81W1X
Customer brought limo into shop with A/C not working. Found only like a 1/2 pound of freon in system. So I added freon. When you turn on the A/C the compressor will turn on for a few seconds and then shut off and will not turn mack on again until you cycle t...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1985 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTDE14Y1F
I recieved a defect igintion coil from my parts supplier. installed new coil from dealer. this took care of the problem. thanks for everybody's help.
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FALP6530S
Thanks for the replies. Speed sensors are apparently a problem on this car, however that was not the case with this one. Alfred was right in suspecting the MLPS. Evicently the trans. did not know what gear it was supposed to be in and would attempt to down shi... Trouble codes: 461 (RPM/VSS Limit Reached).
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U5V
thanks to all who offer there help, the fix was to replace the electric air pump, it had an internal short so sometimes it would come on and other times not, took us sometime but its been a couple of weeks and everything is fine, thanks again.!!! Trouble codes: P0411.
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FEHF35G3V
i put the black moduel and fixed the problem right away .the moment i put the balck moduel in it fixed it self .when i put the gray moduel it will turn the light on ,but when you put the black one it shuts it off Trouble codes: 1351 (idm circuit).
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L all shifts, speedometer VIN: 1FAFP4043W
I want to add some information about this car; it came from a local 'shade tree' operator, who put a transmission (used) into it after the original one failed (maybe). He installed two in a row with same results. We feel he damaged the harnesses and the ECM as...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F2X
After capturing and watching data while crank and no start, I noticed the IPC (Injector Control Pressure) sensor flucuating wildly. Replaced the sensor and all is well. KOER and all systems passed, road test and set it home. Thanks for all the support.
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Unknown
well, to start with im sorry it took so long for me to get back here and close this, i installed new selionoids first but that didnt fix it, so i took the valve body back out to check it for a sticking valve, none were stuck. i read about the epc selinoid and ...
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