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1967 Ford mustang 289CID timing advance VIN: 7R03C20875
Has anyone seen specifications for timing advance so I am able to adjust this universal distributor vacuum advance? Ford no longer makes this unit which would have come calibrated to the distributor.
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Master Cylinder VIN: 2FTHF36K1R
Came back in with no brakes,(only 4000 miles) did four wheel brake inspection, rear brakes were metal to metal and fronts were still at 50%. Overhauled rear brake cylinders and replaced rear brake shoes. Front wheel bearings are tight,replaced both front calip...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L tcc VIN: 2FMDA5148T
Hey ford transmission techs, I have this windstar that the customer brought in this morning. He and his father in law put in a used steering column this last weekend. Everything worked dandy when first got job done. Drove vehicle to town(2 miles) came to sto...
1996 Ford Taurus G 3.0L radio VIN: 1FALP51U2T
i know we must be missing this tree because of the forest, am looking for a chainsaw, when checking circuits at ignition switch, my shop forman said he found that when problem was present, he could aply a test light, diode type, to a ground circuit and that th...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP6633W
vehicle has hesitation, or miss that causes car to buck and jerk for a second then goes away then returns shortly, just off idle, at steady throttle around 1000 rpm, seems worse with car in gear but will hesitate in neutral as well, difficult to tell if it is ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15V9X
Hey guys! I have this 1999 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab that I installed a Jasper remanufactured 3.0L engine in. The original engine evidently had the oil pump seize up and wreck the engine. The Synchronizer (oil pump drive / cam sensor housing assembly) was re... Trouble codes: 1309 (Misfire Monitor Disabled)
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timming belt VIN: 3FAKP113XX
the timming belt keeps getting chewed up on the out side edge. the car came in with a couple of teeth gone on the timming belt the frist time i put on a gates timming belt set it comes with a belt, tensionor and two idler pullyes I put it all on it came back t...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
OK, Another problem child. This expedition was brough to us with a slight tapping noise. A very quick (too quick) inspection by my technician found noisy fuel injectors. The job was bid, injectors pulled, serviced, and reinstalled with no change. A slightly mo...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTRX18L2Y
Hi guys.i need some help from all you ford guys and machine shop guys,we had this truck in for a rough running-mis-fire on hot restart.we suspected a head gasket type problem & sure enough when we did the sniff test of the cooling system we found the fliud col...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L abs pump VIN: 1FMPU16L5Y
CUSTOMER CAME IN WITH THE ABS PUMP RUNNING CONSTANT,EVEN WITH KEY OFF. Scan codes and "PUMP MOTOR OPEN"code comes up.Well, pump motor is not "open" because the pump works and there is not a lot of info on this problem.Repair manual basically says to replace th...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Door Locks, Radio, Interior Light, Electric Window VIN: 1FTNW21LX2
Got a ghost truck here. After shutting off vehicle, radio still plays, windows roll up and down even after 30 minutes, and electric door locks and interior light are inop as well as keyless entry. Pulling codes only gave me the error for the key in ignition du...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L calipers VIN: 1FMZU63E72
Vehicle came in for a brake job. It has 4 wheel disc pads. The complaint was squeaks a lot.I replace the pads with Bendix, machine the rotors, they were not that bad.After finishing the front I pumped the pedal to move the vehicle to do the back. The pedal nev...
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Radio VIN: ILNLM82W7T
Client's concern is that with the headlights on, the radio searches for stations. Example; If radio is set at 89.3 it will run through 89.1 to 90.9. I have tested the charging system with headlights on it is putting out 14.1 volts, when loaded down to 12.6 vol...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Engine VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
Hello everyone, Customer complained about Check engine light on, codes were P1299 & P1285 both indicate overheat or overtemp. This problem has never occured for us in the shop or on test drives. The cooling fan has worked all of the time and engine temp never ...
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Steering hard VIN: 1LNHM97V41
Car was diff. shop cust complained about hard steering, tested vap steering no codes/belt and pump new. car has had new rack-n-pinnion and lines. i tried V.A.P.S vavle and no help.
1970 Mercury cougar 428CID engine VIN: OF94Q50119
HI Need some suggestions and feed back on the following problem. This car has fresh engine with comp cam 268h which is close to factory cj cam. customer could not get to run correct so brought to me to check out. Has low idle vac around 12 in. acts like air le...

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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L won't take fuel/ VIN: 1FTCF15N6G
Thanks for all the input, sure enough I went in this morning and pulled the exaust off the engine pipes even though someone all ready said they did it, and she fired to life, cats were so clog that pieces were falling out as soon as it started. Lesson here I g...
1987 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU15N9H
Thanks to everyone who offered their advice and expertise. The hardest part was to find the controller box. Some had suggeted the box was next to the headlight switch. There was a box, about the right size and color, but was hard wired into the harness..hmmmm.... Trouble codes: 33 (evp-below voltage limit).
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start, EXTENDED CRANK VIN: 1FMFU18L3V
sorry guys. customer picked up and will return but has not yet. thank you for the information. this is a great service and very usefull. job very well done. keep it up iatn members this is how it should be done. i will continue to update as soon as i can get t...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU32E3V
Thanks to all the respones from those helpful guys, especially Donald, as he mentioned we found out that the valves on the old engine were already bent, so we tooke his recommendation by installing a reman engine. I greatly appreciate all the guys for that hel...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L air intake VIN: 1FMZU32X5X
The IAC motor was the problem. It must be a common problem.I received about 20 replies with the same answer.The baffle in the IAC goes bad and makes the howling sound. Thanks for all the help.
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Driver's Window VIN: 1FAFP4448Y
First, let me say, 'Thanks' to all who responded. When we first looked at this vehicle, we found that the roller which was coming off was attached to the glass and could not be purchased separately. Additionally, the dealer really did not want to sell us the g...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Starting VIN: 2MECM74W9N
Well Thanks again to all especially Andrew and Vernon. They where right the DPFE sensor was shorting when hot and taking the 5 volt reference to groung. New DPFE and the problem seems to be resolved. Thank you again to all who replied.
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