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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26M0K
vehicle came in for no start/hard start cold, it will crank for 1 min to 1.5 min before it will start, once it starts it revs up for a second like it had air in the fuel system, then runs fine, you can start it up for the next 15 min with no problems even if y...
1991 Ford Escort GT 1.8L Shifting into gears VIN: 3FAPP1286M
Ok guys got one for ya. Have a 91 Ford Escort GT. Customer was driving on the road when the shifter lever broke. I have already been told that there has always been a problem with those vehicles there. Well, when it busted customer was trying to get the car ba...
1991 Ford Festiva GL 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNJPT06HOM
vehicle came in with ses lite on, no or very rough idle. scanned ecm, found code 02, crank sensor code. scoped crank sensor found bad pattern, replace distrutor , with new rebuilt. still same with no codes, tested coil primary was 1.2, spec is .5 to 1.5, secon... Trouble codes: 02 (bad crank sensor)
1992 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FACP74W1N
Hi, Ford techs, I have a coolant leak at the rear of the engine in the flywheel area. Is there a casting plug in there? It is a big leak.
1992 Ford Ranger S 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR10U4N
Dear techs: This is one Rich Running Ranger. After doing the basics like FP, pulling PCV & canister purge hoses, I figured I had a MAF problem because of the rich & lean codes, but no such luck. I first cleaned the MAF but it didn't help. MAF volts at hot idle... Trouble codes: 172 (O/2 not switching lean B1), 173 (0/2 not switching rich B1), 176 (O/2 not switching lean B2), 177 (O/2 not switching rich B2), 137 (Sys rich)
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X9R
Hello, I have this explorer in for driveability problems. It has a rough idle and obvious rich mixture from exhaust pipe. Has continuos memory code for low MAF signal. Problem is intermitent, but runs rich most of the time. When it runs bad with scanner hooked...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTDX1727V
Hi group, this high miler Ford is losing coolant and will misfire when started cold. I'm unable to determine which cylinder has coolant in it, and am wondering if the intake gasket fails on these 6 cylinders or whether I should just be pulling the heads off ri...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 6.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FBJ53153V
i apreciate the help of iatn fix postings. some of you guys amaze me. i have a ford here that is eating my lunch. the truck lacks power under moderate accel.if the throttle is snapped loaded or not it will pop in the intake and the timing will spike to 16386.w...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10C0X
This vehicle will idle at about 720-750 rpm and then slowly increase to 950 rpm. The desired rpm pid counts up in small increments from 720rpm about every 5 seconds and stops at 944rpm. Any throttle movement returns it to normal idle. Customer reports this has...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FMPU16L3Y
Morning techs I am having fun with a 2000 Expidition that dies at stops. When you come to a complete stop after 5 to 10 seconds the idle drops, raises, drops and dies. The engine starts right back up. The upper intake and thottlebody was extremely dirty. Idle ...

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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTZF1821W
i think this one is done. the responses were great and right on the nose. i think 12 of you said the the same thing and you were right. the egr ports in the ntake were plugged enough to make to much exhaust to enter #6 and kill that cyl. we cleaned them and te... Trouble codes: P0306 (misfire 6).
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L blend door VIN: 1FMPU18L7X
Thanks to all, The replacement door that dorman offers does not cover expidition. I thought i had seen a qiuck fix on here at one time. If it consists of gluing motor to door,that is not a good fix. Customer decided to trade vehicle in. Thanks to all. Nate
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FMYU04121
Thanks for all who responded to my call for help. I finally got the customer to bring the vehicle back into the shop so I could do some more checking. I had stated earlier that I had the pcm reflashed at the local dealership, but when I called them back to see...
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14261
i'm sorry to say that we only could duplicate the problem once and i had been monitoring scan data when i left fuel priority data to go to another group and as soon as i exited the vehicle shuddered and stalled. i spent a lot of time load testing powers and gr... Trouble codes: P0113, P0118, P1289 (cyl head temp high input), P0123, P0453, P0708.
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L motor VIN: 1FAFP53U72
To all you Great IATN members that replyed. I can't thank you enough. The Cam Sensor and Sync. was the problem. After the first e-mail I sat back and couldn't beleive I didn't think of that. I called the customer asap and couldn't wait untill I got the car bac...
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L rack VIN: 1MEFM55S9Y
Mark and Bumpers were dead on with this one. Best I can figure with this one is that I used a cap off the new rack to keep fluid off me and the floor. The main purpose was to not loose the valve while removing the rack. As we all know I had to turn the rack so...
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