Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for October 3, 2005
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for Ford
Help Request Answers
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTHX26FXS
good morning; i have a f250 super duty diesel that will not stay running on a cold starts and stalls right away unless i hold the idle up above 1500 rpms for long period of time.while i am holding the idle up, she is rolling off and on rather quickly ... Trouble codes: 1211 (icp pressure above or below desired), 476 (exhaust pressure ctrl valve)
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FALP57U4T
Hello, This vehicle has a problem with electrolysis, After only 6 months the reman engine had a freeze plug rot out. I flushed the system with heavy duty chemical flush and replaced the freeze plug and installed new antifreeze (green). Within 30 minutes the co...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTCR14U6T
Good Day Fellow Techs, We have a real nightmare going on here at our shop. This Ranger has been to several other shops for failed smog. The other shops fixed evap problems, but have never been able to repair the NOX problem. We'll hundreds of dollars later a... Trouble codes: 1151 (o2 2-1 sensor lean. repaired and cleared w/ o2s)
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTFE24Y7T
See repair history below. This E150 idles normally. As you throttle up to around 1500rpm's or so it hesitates and will stall if you don't back off. Fuel pressure remains steady around 50psi and increases as begins to stall as it should with reduced vacuum. The... Trouble codes: P1100 (maf intermittent), P0102 (maf voltage below limit)
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A9T
This truck was towed in after customer tried to replace the timming belt. After removal of t-belt cover found timming marks were not lined up correctly.After setting everything back in time truck still would not start. Checked for spark. had none. Customer bro...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L rear tail lights VIN: 2FM2A5146X
please help!!! this 99 windstar vans rear tailights will come on after you take the ignition key out. it takes about 2 or 3 minutes but they will come on and not go off. i have replaced the rear control module and did not fix the problem. the headlight switch ...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P6Y
Vehicle has problems runing at highway speeds it starts bucking we had the dealer replace the fuel pump under a recall cleared the code and drove the vehicle again the mil light came on again and the vehicle started acting up again we have also replaced the pl... Trouble codes: P1132 (Lack of Ho2s11 switch Ind rich)
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Pads VIN: 2FMZA55401
Customer came in with pads installed from another garage and was complaining of a rattle. We then installed better pads and rotor with new clips, 2 weeks later rattle came back we then installed new calipers and anchors, and 2 to 3 weeks later customer came ba...
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTPX12585
The vehicle shakes at approx. 1500 rpms. It shakes like something is out of balance. I shakes moving or not moving. Park or drive. It shakes worse with a load moving at 1500 rpms
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L ABS Module VIN: 4M2DV11W8T
Van came in left front wheel brake dragging. Cracked line at ABS unit, wheel freed. Applyed brake again, wheel dragged. Have bleed system until clear fluid at all 4 wheels. Have tried hard stops to home ABS unit. No codes? I have tried another unit, same probl...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1987 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L door lock VIN: 1FABP53U4H
since car quite doing the problem on it is own, for now i gave the car back to the owner to see if it happens agian or not,
1993 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHS24Y4P
Vehicle repaired by replacing computer again, Sorry it took a while to get back in touch with everyone, but found out there was no computer available from Ford. (Said they had a shortage of cores) Finally located a computer from small dealer in NY, Got it here... Trouble codes: 113 (intake air sensor), 118 (coolant temp sensor), 123 (throttle pedal position), 126 (coolant temp sensor), 334 (knock sensor), 337 (crankshaft position sensor).
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTDX1727V
Thanks to all that replied, yes, these intake gaskets are the same as the GM gaskets. Plastic and a rubber bead. On this engine, it will be the LF or the RR cylinders. Both are very near coolant port. Be sure to repair the corrosion in the aluminum heads and i...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L fuel guage VIN: 1FAFP53231
I want to thank everyone for their valuable help. I replaced the Flex Fuel Module located behind the radio, and this solved the concern. Again, thanks for all the great help. Troy
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56P54
I did not fix this vehicle it was towed to the ford shop and i was told by them that it would not start because it was low on oil and that shut the truck down ..
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L interior temperature VIN: 1LNHM97VX1
Well, in the case of this vehicle, it seems that the problem we WERE chasing was fixed with the last part, a temperature control module. THIS time the problem was a compressor that just decided to go out. Due to its timing we thought we were chasing the same o...
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L unknown VIN: 4M2DV1115V
Well, Customer (my neighbor) had not called back to schedule more time for us to look closer at the ignition system and gather more scanner info. We talked on Sunday,10/02 and he is currently scheduled to go to Louisianna to help elderly inlaws recover flooded...
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next