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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14NXN
Truck starts and runs fine most of the time. Sometimes when coming to a stop with clutch pushed in, it will die. Always restart easily by key or by poping the clucth. It will also cough when driving down the road. Fuel pressure nevers drops out under either co... Trouble codes: 33 (insuff. egr flow)
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Shift Motor VIN: 1FMDU34X2S
This exploder won't go into 4 auto or 4 low. When it first came in I found no speed sensor signals for front and rear driveline. Replaced both sensors, have good signal at GEM. Still no 4 auto engagement. Went to local wrecking yard and borrowed a GEM, Selecto...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L hcu module VIN: 1FMDU35P3T
Truck came in with abs light on. Checked codes and found code c1202 (rear dump/outlet valve fault). Checked rear abs sensor on diff. Found out of spec. So I replaced it. Clear codes and light comes on right away after turning key on. Checked circuit 532 with o...
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L speedometer inop
Have had this problem before, cannot find a wiring diagram that fits this vehicle, speedo inop, having tough time repairing wit limited info, can't find the right diagram on mitchel on demand 5
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA514XY
This van has PO 171 bank 1 too lean and a PO174 bank 2 too lean codes, and the idle flucuates up and down on cold starts and if you try to accelerate too quickly it will hesitate and sometimes stall. It seems to me like there was a problem with intake gaskets ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1135Y
mil light flashes @ 2000 rpm & has misfire codes cyls 2 & 3, but engine does not misfire. cam, crank & ign pattern seem to be ok on scope. no bullitins found for possible reflash. Trouble codes: P0302, P0303
2000 Ford Contour LX 2.0L No Reverse VIN: 1FAFP66354
HI, guys thanks for your help in advance, I put a used trans mission in this thing a month ago because it would not move, Or if it would you would have to rev the heck out of it,(slipping) replaced the transmission all was well then, came "the phone call" now ...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX17292
vehicle has come in twice in two weeks with lean code. condition very intermitant. we are unable to verify,only by code. freeze frame data shows bank 2 at 12% when code set.road tested yesterday long term fuel trim stayed at 3% and oxygen sensors would switch ... Trouble codes: P0174
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L lacks power VIN: 1FTSX21P95
The owner was sent to us by a Dealer. Problem started the first day in Mexico over 5,000 ft. Going from a dead stop or accelerating from low speed Turbo boost goes to red line (30psi) instead of the normal 10 to 20 psi. When the transmission shifts or when dec...
1994 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L alarm system VIN: 1LNLM82W6R
This car over the past few weeks has become posessed. After exiting the car, the alarm may go off for no apparent reason. Key in the door lock will shut it off. Customer wants it disconnected permantly. Is this possible? I (and the customer) do not care to spe...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L ABS light VIN: 1MELM6243R
ABS light inop...followed Ford procedures to step 2 "check ABS diode...can not shows location "behind IP"...have Ip out ckecked all signs of "diode"...would appreciate any help with locating this little jewell... Thanks ...

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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L check eng light on VIN: 1FTCR10A3T
The fix for this code turned out to be a plugged hose right where Bob from Michigin said it would be. I installed the kit and cleared the code and ran a drive cycle and the light did not come back on. The diagnostic steps for this code are mind boggling so I r... Trouble codes: 1443 (Manufacturer Controlled Aux Emmissions Controls).
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4049V
thanks for answer,after reserching the problem i called identifix,he suggested checking maf signal,same as answers from you guys,the volts at idle should be between .7 and .9 volts,i was getting 1.2v,i then ran the car with the air filter removed and the volta... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Coolant pipe VIN: 1FDEE1462V
Thank you very much for all of the replies, the pipe came out just as expected, there is a nipple coming out of the back of the timing chain case with o-rings on it, The problem turned out to be leaking lower intake manifold gaskets. Thanks again for all who t...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L GEM Module VIN: 1FMU18L7VL
Hey All, I do have a fix and yes new GEM fixed it. Since I did not have the 'privy' on these yet looked for input. I pulled all 5 pages on the GEM and checked power and grounds and looked very close for water intrusion and no signs. I found no problems on ...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDR15X0V
Replaced the three upper plenum formed rubber gaskets (hard) and also the fuel rail to lower intake gaskets (pulled by vacuum into the port) to fix vacuum leak. Fuel trims and BARO OK now. No more stalling. Big thanks to all who offered help esp the help with ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2).
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Heater VIN: 1FMPU18LWB
Hello Guys and Girls I want to thank the wonderful technicians and people here at Atn great tool and wonderful people .. Special thanks also to Gene [...] Gary and Stephen were right on the target. About the water...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Heater Core VIN: 1FAFP58U5X
Like I mentioned in the update. We flushed the heater core and installed a restrictor in the bypass heater hose. If the core plugs again (which sounds highly possible) almost all of the replies mention a mistake Ford made in the coolant. We will try to sell th...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heater/defroster VIN: 1FAFP53U3X
Thank you for the help received many replies. Several about a defective door and heater core. Also received several suggesting a defective water pump. Customer had not reported any overheating problems but decided to pull the pump for inspection. Sure enough n...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, cold VIN: IFMZU34E5X
Replaced upper and lower intake manifold gaskets and egr o ring
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 3FTSW31F4Y
It took approx. a week to see codes then they all came at once, po340, po341, po440, then the injectors began cycling with just key on power, the modis scope pattern was very weak, and erratic. replaced the cmp sensor , cleared codes , the engine has not stall...
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