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1995 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L clutch assem VIN: 1FALP54Y1S
this SHO Taurus came in with a bad clutch so we installed a new clutch kit specified for the SHO, with a local machine shop doing a resurface on the original flywheel out of the car. When we tested the clutch on the hoist it worked fine in the forward gears bu...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U4G
No spark unless you just bump starter. Wont spark if you just keep cranking. If you just bump starter it will intermittently spark and sometimes actually start. It runs fine after you start it. Checked Power at coil pack it is ok. Checked crank sensor at PCM h...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L HVAC and engine temp VIN: 1FTHF26H9V
We have low heater temp complaint. We replaced the thermostat and flushed the heater core. When the truck is sitting at idle in our shop the engine the engine temp is 190 degrees, the vent temp is 135 degrees. Going down the road the engine temp drops to 165 d...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L Un-requested downshift VIN: 2FMZA51U2W
This vehicle has a code P0732 (incorrect gr2 ratio) stored. The MIL is not on. The customer complaint is "a sudden down shift at highway speeds for no apparent reason. We have not been able to duplicate the problem in our test drives. The fluid is on the mark,...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L no start
i have an intermittent no start on this 2000 focus wagon. when the key is turned to the "on" position,and all the gauges max out, then drop back down,it won't start. cycle the key, and if the gauges don't max out,it starts. these are observations of mine and t...
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NELM6530T
Last job of the year...I changed the oil,put in a new air filter, and rotate the tires. I started the car and heard the timing belt slaping from up on top. then the car started to surges. The idle motor tries to keep it running. It has three codes for the o2 h... Trouble codes: P0135

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L computer VIN: 1FMCU22XXV
My regular scanner is OTC 2000 enhance and the soft ware used was 1999 and 1997 both ford and OBD II. I also tried a snap on with no change. What I found was the o2 sensors are working. I got a voltage from my volt meter that was switching. The computer is wor...
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDUS5P7V
sorry for the long delay found the cv joint for the front driveshaft causing problem - replaced shaft and all is well - thanks
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1FTDF1720V
Well IATN has done it again :)) thanks to all that responded it was in fact the cam synchronizer (dealer has 12 in stock at all times). Removed the old one and sure enough blown out. Installed new one without special tool just made sure that I marked everythin...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF0724X
Sorry took so long to post the fix but yes it is fixed, the vacuum lines feeding the IMRCs and EGR Valve and solonoid were damaged. IMRCs open as they should. Thanks everyone. Trouble codes: 1537 (IMRC Bank One Stuck Open), 447 (Evap Code).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTNW21FXE
I removed the right bearing since I was told the noise could travel and sound like it was on the left. I saw nothing wrong and like I advised before we swapped the bearing around between the sides and changed nothing. This time since removing the bearing and c...
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTZ1729XK
Thanks again guys for our advice we found crank balancer and key way worn out Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1518.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L lack of power VIN: 1FTNW20FOY
hey yall thanks for everyones help as far as i can tell the fix would have been the fuel pump i hooked my vantage to the truck and drove it when i saw the fuel press drop to as low as 9 psi i couldent believe it was still runnin unfortunatly the customer decli... Trouble codes: P1211 (injector controler pressure higher/lower than normal).
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX17292
We are still waiting for the vehicle to come back in, but I am leaning toward the O2 sensor as some replies suggested.We changed the O2 in an Explorer with similar condition, but haven't been able to contact the customer to verify the condition did not return. Trouble codes: P0174.
2003 Ford E-250 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTNE242X3
we replaced the coil pack and all is well sorry for the lack of info on initial help request.we had done all the basicshad good compression,good fuel pressure,and through all of your help we tried the egr valve trick, and even pulled both o2 sensors to check f... Trouble codes: P0316, P0030.
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNHM82W6Y
I have to thank everyone of you that confirmed my diagnosis of this vehicle. I sent this request out about 10:00 am Thursday morning, received three replies buy 11:00 am, tested the iac % which was 69%, too high, thanks to Jeff [...] for the info, ordered th...
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