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1992 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Trak-Lock clutches VIN: 1FBJS31H9N
This is a commercial 15 passenger van from a motor fleet. 2 months ago this van was put into a ditch by an employee who took it partying and got drunk. The van returned without much visible damage, but needed aligned, etc. Has driven fine ever since. This van...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHX26G8R
At an idle, the oxygen sensor is flatlined at .20mv with a fuel trim reading of +30%. Vehicle is in open loop when idling, if I open throttle for a brief second, it will reach closed loop for about 10 seconds. During that time the oxygen starts to switch norma...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L rear main seal VIN: 1FTSW31F32
rear main seal really looked like it was leaking, had oil too high for pan and really clean everywhere else i could see. i put a new seal in and it immediately leaked a pretty good stream. following directions i did not prelube but it did seem to slip on a lit...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L oil in cylinders 1 and 5 VIN: 1LNLM97V4S
hey guys this vehicle came in with 2 misfire codes po301 and po305. on start up i get a large amount of smoke from exhaust (smells like oil then clears up) i found oil in those 2 cylinders. top of pistons shinny clean and standing oil in the cylinders. compres...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L front suspension VIN: 1LNHM87A9Y
This car came in with a thumping noise coming from both front wheels when you hit a bump in the road. It had a small amount of play in the LF lower balljoint so I replaced it & replaced both stabilizer links. Still I had no improvement in the noise. I started ...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZWFT6039X
i have personaly driven this car for 75 miles acted up one time what it does is it starts bucking then falls dead. let sit just long enough to start checking for fuel pressure and injecter pulse and the darn thing will start. now the problem is when the event ...

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1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FACP57U5P
After trying all that was suggested and retesting everything I replaced the distributor once more . Fixing the problem
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTFE24Y7T
Thanks for your help all! Some of you missed that I had already replace the MAF in the previous repairs and a CAT can't be plugged if it runs well with the MAF unplugged. I did, as one of you suggested, pull out the 'Vantage' and check the voltages and output ... Trouble codes: P1100 (maf intermittent), P0102 (maf voltage below limit).
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FALP6531T
Thanks to all who offered help, a lot of useful information was received. The fix on this was to adjust the min air rate. once i did this the IAC % went down to about 27% idling in gear warmed up and the stumble disappeared. It seems nothing on this car is eas...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L battery goes dead VIN: 1FMPU16L2Y
This vehicle had only a dead/ dying battery. I relearned .030 amp is 30 milliamps. Some respondents were unawares of my testing for AMPS of draw with a VOLTMETER---so here it goes: I got a pack of 1 ohm 5 watt resistors from RadioHut. Bigger wattage is fine, l...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P6Y
Well after I got a scaner that would read (most in our shop only read abs) I seen that the o2s11 had 1666Mv and the o2s12 was reading between 120 and 800 so we unpluged the upstream o2 and the voltage went from 1666 to zero so we replaced it and did a 3 part I... Trouble codes: P1132 (Lack of Ho2s11 switch Ind rich).
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTWX32F91
the customer declined any further repairs...i found low oil level in the oil resivior, changed the oil, the resivior was now empty and never filled up again...i know i have an oil problem now and i wanted to pull the oil pump and inspect for damage, still had ...
1965 Lincoln Continental 430CID Engine VIN: 5Y82N41500
I want to thank everyone that responded on this one. The customer contacted me recently and said that since we had reset the ignition timing, that the engine had been running at normal temperature. Thanks again to all the members of the IATN community.
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM81W4V
Thanks to all that responded.The fix was to replace ras/evo module and fuse.
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