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1991 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FACP5OU9M
hello everyone i have 1991 ford taurus customer came in and told me that when car got down to 1/2 tank of gas car would act like vapor lock went and drove with fuel gauge on it fuel pressure would drop and car would die so i replaced fuel pump from pam a/c del...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15YOP
Hello all, I am new to IATN and this is my first post.The drivers complaint is,when started first time or if it sits at a job site for awhile it will start and idle good.when it is put in gear and just starts to accelerate it will run very rough or die.when it...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTCR14A8S
Dealer replaced head and hasn't run properly since...Idle is rough and with ac on much rougher.Cleaned maf to see if that would help...nope...Disconnected maf and it runs about the same. compression is good and equal on all cylinders. Also low on power.Surges ...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU32E5W
I have replaced the pcm in this vehicle for an intermittent lean condition on the left bank.I cannot get the PATS module to reset paramaters and accept the new pcm.I have identified the PATS as a "type b", and am using the replacement procedure for type b PATS... Trouble codes: P1260 (anti theft system fuel disabled), B2139 (pcm id does not match), B2141 (nvm configuration failure)
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L flywheel,converter VIN: 74WX194345
here goes my first post. car came in with loud clattering noise in bell housing area. cracked flywheel type noise. noise in park, rev,neutral,drive,ac on or off. first torqued converter nuts,none loose,starter drive not even close to flywheel,drained engine oi...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L blend door motor VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
Hi Everyone, This exploder is my landlords car so as you can imagine, Iam keen to do a good job for him. The heater is not getting hot. I have tested all the vacume controls/hoses/actuators and heater tap and all seem to be working ok. the engine reaches corr...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L noise VIN: 1FMZU34X5X
Good morning everyone, this one has me stumped. This truck has a very load moaning noise that is eminating from the air inlet tube or air cleaner assm. It is there some of the time but alot more with the a/c on. If I push on the hose it will change but not go ...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U83
this car came in with p0172 system too rich bank 1,cleaned mass air ,replaced fuel filter,and replacer airfilter.about 550 miles later the same code p0172 came back.this has a fuel psi sensor on the fuel rail. the scanner reads 41.76 h ot at idle,fuel gauge is... Trouble codes: P0172
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Air Bag light VIN: 2FAFP71W63
Greetings Fellow Techs, Sorry for the long post. We are having a problem with the air bag light on this Crown Vic. The code led us to a problem with the passenger seat side air bag circuit, which this car does not have. Instead, there is a bridge resistor plug...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Brake Lights VIN: 2FAHP71W43
I have this 2003 crown vic police vehicle and it came into the shop and ended up having no brake lights on the vehicle. Although I have the 3rd brake light that comes on when you hit the brake, but the main tail lights are not showing any signs of brake light....
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31P34
owned since new, well maintained. only flash done was when truck had 3000 miles on it. i cannot access data at this time waiting for can connector for my ngs. while on highway in 3rd, 4th, 5th gear on steady cruise between 1800-2000 rpm. when you accelerate sl...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF375X5
I have this cab & chassis that now has a wrecker body on it. My problem is that the original gas tank that was mounted on the rear of the chassis was replaced by the wrecker company with an aftermarket gas tank that mounts inside the drivers side frame rail. N...
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1MELM50U6S
Car is very boggy on normal acceleration, if you stop it down in will accellerate but should be better. Cleaned maf sensor seemed to help. watched readings then replaced maf with after market new and same readings and results. check spark plug, wires ect all a...

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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1135W
its fixed.did not realize the torx head on the front of the exhaust cam was a plug.removed pluf loosened gear retaining bolt and reindexed timing belt.problems solved.thank you for the help Trouble codes: 1393 (ehxuast camshaft retarded).
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144W
I want to thank all of you for your help.I had already cleaned EGR tubes and verified cam-crank sync.The problem was the DPFE valve causing the miss fire and setting the cam sensor code.I would have looked for quite sometime for that one if not for your help.I... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor malf).
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Oil leak by turbo pedestal VIN: 1FDAF57F8X
Well I removed the pedestal and took it to my machine shop. At that point we decided to take .004 off the top mounting surface of the pedestal. The thought was that it would squeeze those o-rings tighter between the pedestal and turbo. I reassembled and took i...
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L front end VIN: 1FMZU73E11
we replaced the lower ball joints and lower the tire prreshure to 28psi
1986 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNBP96F68
Thank you all for ideas to look for to repair this lincoln, all the things I tried did not help, The customer did not want to put any money into this car so no fix on this one. Thank you Rick
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM81W6V
after much debate and testing to see where the leak down was occuring on each cylinder, we pulled the intake. we noticed that though the coolant resivor was 1/2 full there were no signs of coolant at all in the hoses or intake. found leak crack in intake. we d...
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1MCUMG5305
I drove this vehicle after all the work we did and felt it ran good, with only a slight sag on tip in. Customer drove it and states vehicle is about 85% fixed is is ok with it. I believe our technician was hoping for and holding out for perfect. Customer moved...
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