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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U5T
Intermittent cold missfire on # 1 Cylinder. Shows up on scope pattern, looks like a bad wire. Replaced wires didn't fix. Replaced coil pack in desperation didn't fix. No signs of coolant loss like a head gasket problem. I found the T.S.B. for the check engine ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 missfire)
1996 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L clutch
Came into shop clutch did not work replaced clutch and slave cyl. and master cyl put shims behind flywheel tryed several differant methods of bleeding still have no clutch.Only have pressure with bottom half of pedal travel still not enough to shift into gear....
1998 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L temp guage VIN: 2FAFP74W7W
please help ford techs, car came in over heating when idling with ac on. temp guage does not work at all. i scanned vehicle no codes checked data ect was fixed at 4.7 volts regardless of act. temp. all other data normal checked for 5v ref at ect i have 9.3volt...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L heater core VIN: 2FTRX18W9X
NO HEAT-PULLED FEED HOSE TO HEATER CORE NO FLOW UNDER 1400 RPM. Acts like a weak water pump. Radiator is full. No overheating problems. Any one had this problem. Have not yet changed water pump,waiting for advise.
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP53S8X
I have this 1999 Taurus that quit running going down the road and would not restart. I don't have ign power or idiot lights except for the low oil pressure light. I also don't have T/S or blower motor. I do have wipers, radio, chimes and power window. I als...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Fan Belt VIN: 1FTZX1724Y
This vehicle has a problem with the belt wearing the outer rib or off in a very short period of time,(just a few days). It looks like it was trimmed off neatly to be a narrowe belt. On first glance everything looks fine, but something. must be wrong. If anyone...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Air Bag VIN: 1FTSF31S92
First of all I didn't do the repairs so I cannot say for certain what was done. There are two "hard" faults in the system. B1871 (passenger air bag de-activation switch fault) and B1935 (passenger air bad circuit low resistance). These are "on-demand" codes. S...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV11T1X
Thanks in advance for reading my post.This van came in for check engine light on, Found codes P0135 (O2 sensor B1S1)and P0325 (knock sensor). I thought it's easy just Replace O2 sensor (OEM) and ignore Code P0325 and also sell Timing belt, Water pump job. Afte... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 sensor B1S1), P0325 (Knock sensor)

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1987 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR15T3H
I finally broke down and popped the connector off the injectors. It required use of extra long picks. I found one injector had severe corrosion on the injector pins and the connector terminals, another connector had loose terminals that pulled out easily, and ... Trouble codes: 31 (EGR Flow Out Of Range - see request write-up).
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEX15N3R
First I would like to say sorry for taking so long to close this post. Part of the problem was a Hurricane, witch ment no power, and the fact I was away for two days. I recived 19 replies, and all had something to do with this problem. Rick, Will, Andy and Dav...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTZR15X8W
thanks to jim in texas; dustin and ray in mich.; wayne in maine; matt in washington; and merlin in iowa for confirming that our ' shifting problem ' really wasn't a problem at all. we ran all of the tests we thought were reasonable and kept coming up with the ...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMEU17L2Y
Hey all, Thanks for the help. I had already done a bg induction service and thought that throttle body was clean enough. It was not. Spent time cleaning it and all is well so far. Again thanks,
2003 Ford E-350 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSS34F93
well thanks again for all you help got alot of good responses most saying glow plug system there is a relay that goes bad very often and also the wiring that goes through the valve cover gaskets goes bad. This however was not my problem but may help future tec...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14V53
This vehicle has 5 catalytic converters. We found one on the left side plugging. Also found left exhaust manifold gasket leaking under load. One of the left manifold bolts was broken also. What happened first is your guess. Chicken or the egg. Did the bolt bre... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 missfire), P0405 (Cylinder 5 missfire), P0406 (Cylinder 6 missfire).
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L windows VIN: 4M2ZU55P5X
Sorry for the slow reply on the mercury. The fix to this was the fact that the passanger side window was drawing too many amps, we got lucky and was able to get it to act up. If it wasnt for IATN I would bet there would be alot more cars NOT repaired. THANKS M...
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