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1995 Ford Taurus 3.2L No Start
Car came in for a noise under the timing cover. I pulled it in, removed the battery, moved the P/S resovior out of the way, disconnected the ICM, removed the front part of the intake manifold, removed the drive belt and the top of the timing cover. Put the ...
1995 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX25F73
Vehicle came to me with a no start hot problem found to have low oil pressure in high pressure pump, replaced o-rings on IPR valve truck starts great, but on decel CEL comes on and code P1211 ICP above/below desired. Injecion control pressure readings are abou... Trouble codes: P1211 (ICP Below/Above Desired)
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Hesitation, slow response VIN: 1MELM62WOS
Hi Guys! This car I am working on, when you press on the gas has no response (too slow), like it hesitates. Doesn't speed up at all making it seem like it is running out of gas. First thing I did was change the fuel filter, worked for a day or two, then came b... Trouble codes: P1151
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Surge, IDLE SURGE-HOT START VIN: 1MEFM50S7X
Customer complaint is the idle runs too high on hot restarts. RPM reads approx 2000 rpm for about 20 secs on hot restarts. Will return to idle after a total of approx, 30 secs, IAC starts high - 57% and follows the rpm down to 37%. PCM is definitely controllin...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1985 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Distributor VIN: 1FMDU15H4F
I don't know who to thank most. I combined the information, and before attempting, I grease the shaft area of oil pump, It looks centered, then I took a diamond file to the distributer shaft and tapered the area of acceptance, then I sanded the perriferal hous...
1987 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 6.9L Charging VIN: 1FDHS34M2J
I am closing this post due to the time limit restraints that iATN requires. We have not had the vehicle for a long enough period of time (on those times we were able to work on it) to find and fix the problem. I feel confident though that we will be able to co...
1988 Ford f350 wrecker 7.3L fuel gauge
thanks for all that replied. i will check the wires from the valve to the gauge once i get a chance, for now just keeping the tanks full.
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FDEE14H7R
Thanks for all the replies. I had already considered the obvious like ignition module and fuel pump. After discussing this with the customer I learned that this problem has been going on for over 2 years. I hate when they don't give all the info. He told me th...
1995 Ford Escort 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FASPL5J15
well same as last post the customer did not want to go any further with diag. here are the things I checked before customer picked up the car. I could set a check enging light when I un-pluged TPS but same condition-all 3 code librarys empty, but running the K...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1FTDX1722V
first, thanks to all who replied.i got 6 replies the most common sugestion was to check the cam position sensor for posible 180 deg. out this seened the most logical but was not the fix. the fix was the #3 spark plug wasnt fireing properly. we replaced the plu... Trouble codes: P1537 (imrc stuck open bank 1).
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L ac compressor VIN: 1FALP4041V
Well after all replys we agreed that we had volts and no amps, so we started at compressor and checked each circuit till we found that the low pressure switch had good power in and only volts out. What stumped us is originally we just jumpered the low pressure...
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L axel seals VIN: 1FMZU62E02
Thanks to all of the Ford tech's, hit the nail on the head. When the redesigned seal is installed, the old dust sheilds must be removed from the old axel stub. If not, you have a large leak. Thanks again for all of your help, IATN ROCKS!!!
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Steering box VIN: 1FTRW08L42
I installed a used steering box and all problems are fixed.
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No power VIN: 1FAFP34P62
We ended up replacing the Intake manifold runner control to correct this problem. Thanks for all the help. It seems like alot of you have had fuel problems with this type of car. We will keep that im mind when the next one comes in with similar problems Trouble codes: P1518 (intake manifold runner control stuck open).
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