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1984 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L drive shaft VIN: 1FTCF15F8E
howdy there fellow tech's. What I have here is a 1984 Ford F 150 regular cab long bed 2 wheel drive truck. About 8 months ago, the 4 speed manual transmission died and we were kind of stuck. I had a Ford AOD auto transmission (non electronic)that was given to ...
1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FALP45T5S
Vehicle began to run poorly over time, now does not rev over 3500rpm, (especially at wot), set timing to spec and checked advance, appears retarded 5-10 degrees. No exhaust restrictions found, adding fuel spray to intake does not improve condition, no data ava...
1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2FDLF47G4M
hello folks customer states if he climbs in his truck engine off touches the gas peddle the truck will not start when it starts blows black smoke and runs poorly egr sol bad we think that will take care of the surge at cruise all is int did motovac tested inj ... Trouble codes: 34 (egr closed sig hi), 96 (fp ckt open bat to eca)
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU32X5P
engine pops through intake system only with IAC valve connected, unplug valve runs perfect, vantage show perfect wave. when it acts up waveform goes all over the place. Has new motorcraft valve on it, tried a new one same problem. Don't have and can't find a g...
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)
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L digital dash VIN: 2FMDA5140A
This one is the bosses car. On the way home last night the instrument panel went dead (no speedo,tach,guages or turn signal indicators). All fuses and wiring tested fine. Alldata not much help, mentioned a pulse width dimming module but thats about it. It appe...
1996 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FALP74W4T
Hello iATN Techs, This Crown Vic has me clueless as to its problem. The car was driven one day and the next day would not run. It will start, sounds good and runs for about one second, then dies. It will not try to start again unless you turn the key off and t... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L head gasket VIN: 1FALP52U2V
This is my girlfriends vehcile and I am a trasnmission tech so i am out of my element and i'm tring to decide to repair the head gasket on her vehicle. It has had work on the heads|gaskets twice under warranty. I found a bulletin Ford article #1-11-6 "bank to ...
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L No Start
okay guys. I do work for a local junk yard, i trade work for parts. Anyways they brought me this 97 escort. Came in with a no start. vehicle does not have fuel pressure, no, spark, no injector pulse. The mil light does no illuminate at all unless i manually gr...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L window regul VIN: 1FTZX18W5W
Installing window motor RIGHT side. Clock spring has sprung . What direction should this be wound ? Should it be lifting the window or pulling down the window ? How tight should this spring be wound ? The new motor has too big of gear . Reordered for A.M. and ...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L rear a/c VIN: 2FMZA5246X
hey guys & gals, this is hopefully a situation of missing something simple... The rear a/c is not cooling, frt is ice cold. the smaller line at the rear evap is cold and sweating (this line has expansion valve in it) the larger line (suction) is warm. If you p...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L cyl. head gasket VIN: 1FTNW21L6X
I need help BEFORE I get into this one. Has external oil leak at rear of right bank head gasket. Looked up the procedure and it's calling for special tools to hold the timing chain, etc. Can this job be done without the specific tools without too much risk? Sh...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6638X
This car originally came in with no MIL light. I found that someone had cut the MIL wire out at the PCM. Upon that repair the MIL would keep setting a P1381 code, VCT will not retard. The car runs fine. I checked valve timing, it seemed okay. I removed the tim... Trouble codes: P1381 (Variable Cam Timing will not Retard)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31F4Y
HELLO STROKER TECHS, vehicle came in with no start.Scanned vehicle thinking crank sensor was bad. Found code 1280 ICP circuit out of range,code 1212 ICP voltage not at expected level. I replaced injector regulator. I got fuel in filter.I did injector buzz test...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31L11
need some help,i have this ford truck with a no fire on #8 cylinder,i have replaced the coil,plug and traced all wiring all is good,replaced ecm and still no fire to #8.compression is good.i have 12volts to the coil but no ground signal from ecm.what am i miss...
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FDXF47S04
Low mileage fleet vehicle. This vehicle's problem occurs so quickly and returns to normal for any length of time. The "cutting out" is as if you momentarilly shut the key off and returned it to "Run". It happens off idle only and can occur in any gear (forward...
1995 Mercury Villager Nautica 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4M2DV11W35
after van warms up it pops and will not accelerate it came in with clogged cats ,replaced them .then customer came in fdays later complaining of this problem ran diag found maf jumping around replaced maf was gone a few days then back again ran more diag found...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No start VIN: 1ZWFT61L8X
Car will not crank-we think the anti theft is enabled? we found the following codes in anti theft module b2550, b2157, b2156, b2154, b2153. security computor self test codes b1328, b1320. All seems to point to the anti theft ie "echo sensor" not picking up the...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15NXN
Three key findings from this repair. 1. Don't assume anything. 2. When all else fails recheck the basics. 3. If you mistakenly put hydraulic lifters on a cam designed for roller lifters bad things happen. We assumed the rebuilt short block was NOT equipted wit... Trouble codes: 126 (MAP out of self test range MAP has been replaced code now gone problem still exists).
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L engine VIN: 1FTHE24H5S
first i would like to thank everyone that replied to this request. all information was addressed and tested. we still have the over heating issue which can only be head gasket because we are noticing faster pressure build-up. since customer is a fleet account ...
1997 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L rear axle VIN: 1FTYR14U6W
we checked everything on this one the only thing we found was some wear in the axle & the c-clip. everything looked good but we still thought there was excessive end play , we could find any spec's on the parts or the end play so we ordered a new axle and c-cl...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L wipers VIN: 1FTDX1761V
Got several good responses, about evenly divided as to whether the problem was the multi-function switch, or the GEM module. There is apparently a problem with water leakage down into the fuse box/GEM area. I passed the information along to my dad, and he repl...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Interior dome light VIN: 1FTRX17L8W
Thank you all for your help, most of you said clean or replace door latch mechanism, this was the correct fix. Drivers door latch.
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAKP1133W
all is well, a breather fixed the sucking noise, thanks again to all
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: B676791149
hi fello techs . I want to thank robert ,darin and fred for the info that was shared with me .the info stated that if you are in front of the vehicle no 1 2 3 4 are on the left , i was not sure . i want to say thanks again .
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 3FAKP1131X
The replies I received on this had to do with checking the plug-in on the TSS and checking the sensor signal with a scope. I knew that even though I could not find anything wrong with the harness that's where the problem had to be. I ran a complete new 2 wire ...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W9X
Well Just About Everyone Hit It On The Head With The Clogged EGR Port Problem In The Throttle Body, But There Was Another Problem. While Testing The EGR valve Both Manually And By Vacuum, The Engine Would Stumble But Not Die.The Ports Were Very Restricted Bu... Trouble codes: P0401.
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FTRX18W11
hello everyone, this ford is fixed and out the door. i learned a ton on this job, almost too much... the pats systems in these fords are very complex. first... check to see if the car has an aftermarket auto start system. if it does, there will be a transp...
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