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1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP54Y8P
hello fellow iatn techs. got this taurus sho that will intermittently turn the check engine light on (code 214 cylinder id circuit fault)somtime it will come on everyday and sometimes only once a week. i have tried scoping the cam and crank sensors but have no... Trouble codes: 214 (Cylinder identification circuit fault)
1995 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FR05TY3W6
truck wont start unless u spray either in it glow plugs failed ohm test relay was melted replaced them still same problem
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMDA5144T
Van has repeated 1784 code, no other codes. Trans shifts fine for a couple of thousand miles and then shifts late and flashes the trans light, stores 1784. This van had the trans rebuilt for this problem and the diagnotics in mitchell says internal failure ist...
1996 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP7367T
code 402 excessive egr flow...this car came in the month of june and i replaced the egr valve dpfe and vac regulator it had the same code then as now i couldnt get it to act up in june so i replaced all three componets to play it safe well its got to be somthi... Trouble codes: P0402
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU18L6W
hi, got a 1998 ford expedition which came in with a po 171 code first, replaced r/side o2. 1 week later got both codes saying both banks lean. did a fuel pressure test and readings are fine at 34 psi with a 2 psi drop after 5 minutes. replaced the filter. rem... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3FAFP1131W
Hellow fellow Techs I need some help.This Car is very hard to start lack of power you can hardly excelerate engine with out it dieing out. Checked fuel pressure found it went to 29# and fell off quickly. Removed fuel pump found hose from pump was split and spr... Trouble codes: P0117 (Coolant sensor voltage low replaced sensor fixed code did not help running condition)
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5346X
hi everyone i need some help here vehicle came to me with no drivability concerns other than mil illumination.scanned vehicle and found these two codes all pids look normal to me except ofcourse ltft on both banks.i read on alldata about vacuum lines being con... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA56481
I have this 01 Windstar with MIL on and consistent code PO305. This van runs excellent at anything above an idle. At idle, it will have a slight miss, worse when in park. I think I have a lean misfire, but what concerns me is that the lean bank and the missing... Trouble codes: P0171, P0305
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L engine VIN: IFMZU77E41
hi ford techs . i got a sports tract that came to the shop not starting,i suspect that one of the chains are broken,is this a job to be done on the inside or should i take the engine out ,and can anyone tell me how do you set the timing . this is my first maj...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU77ES2
mil light comes on and code 401 { insufficient egr flow}Can clear codes and the light may not come back on for 2 days,some times longer. Found no exhaust or vacuum leaks. have tried new DPFE,solinoid ,and egr valve . Have checked pipes from exhaust to valve et... Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L engine VIN: 5LMFU28A91
This leaky Lincoln is giving us a BIG headache. Customer complaint is engine has oil leak. After inspecting it appears that it is either leaking from rear of oil pan or rear main seal. Added dye to engine oil, found oil leaking from rear main seal. Replaced re...

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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF15N9L
alright found a hairline crack in steel vacuum tree on top of plenum on the nipple for the map sensor, and was sucking extra air and causing rich beyond belief condition. changed oil, cleaned plugs, and performed bg induction service, vehicle sailed through em...
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Belt Tensioner VIN: 2FTHF5SCA7
Today I replaced the old tensioner with the new two pulley design. I was able to do the modifications to the bracket without removing it from the engine.( I also had the fan and shroud out to replace the leaking water pump) Special thanks to Nick [...] and Ch...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L clutch
All the answears I got were related to traped air. Allwere good answears heres wa hat I did I took the shop tow truck and raised the ranger almost vertical had someone work the clutch pedal I blead it at the slave after 5 pumps of the pedal I had a clutch that...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L rear air springs VIN: 1FMRU17L6W
Thank you all for your help, I was able to find the gem and suspension control module. The suspension control module was not grounding out the air ride motor. I replaced it and away it went, problem solved.
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FDXW47FZX
We did a thorough inspection of all seals and boots to confirm that contamination from exposure to dirt was not causing this symptom. Maintenace documentation from dealership was secured to confirm correct fluid type. Customer is willing to 'live' with the con...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L timing marks VIN: 1FMPU18L1Y
Guys I cant thankyou enough!!! As many of you suggested I cleaned chains off & found the odd colored links.I did by a cam tool kit otc 6487 ford modular kit but to be honest in the end it really did not help much.Once you figure out the chain links one link on...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A81
well this nightmare is leaving in the morning as customer dosen`t want to spring for a new or used harness. THANKS AGAIN FOR THE REPLIES IATN RULES. Trouble codes: P0308 (missfire 8), P0358 (ignition coil H primary/secondary circut), P1000 (ODB II test not complete).
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