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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTEF14N0M
i need some help. this customer has had this one at about every shop around and guess what i got it.first thing first i have duplicated customers complaint. when this thing is cold it runs good, but when this thing gets warmed up you run up to a stop sign and ...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L battery
Have a question that has been answered BEFORE concerning parasitic load with 96 & newer ford vehicles (got the tsb listed in other postings AND the UPDATED TSB .(concerning corrosion in harness plug by battery and spooky problems with GEMs water intrusion etc....
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5149T
this windstar came to us with this problem ;run rough and stall on acceleration ses light on .I change the wires we saw the fire jump on it ,the cylinder no1 still misfire but hive got good fire on it ,i replaced the spark plug to ,but still mis .i suspect the... Trouble codes: P0301
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L detination VIN: 1FTCR14A8V
This is a two owner truck that has been detinating since new. It sets a lean code now and then [Po171]. The O2 sensor is capable of reading 1 volt with inrichment and reads greater than .9 volts at WOT when its detinating, the long term fuel trim is around 16 ... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean)
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Noise VIN: 1FAFP52U8X
Hello all, I got one driving me nuts. This taurus has a SEVERE belt noise, sounds like a loose belt slipping but its not. The noise is originating at the bottom water pump pulley where the belt comes off the tensioner onto the bottom of the water pump. The ...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6638X
customer states vehicle cranks and wont start after going into the store(approx. 10-[...]---)vehicle does crank but wont start===vehicle acted up on us one time===had spark and fuel pressure===could not test injector pulse due to rail location. after 5minu...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Very noisy VIN: 1FTNW21F1X
Please help me before my co-workers throw me out into the cold! This truck is so loud. The only noise I can relate to is the worn out dualmass flywheel rattling @ idle. This is an automatic trans. We removed the dustplate and inspected the flywheel for cracks....
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU83P3Y
Vehicle was brought in with a misfire on cylinder # 3, Checked spark plugs, wires, fuel pressure, and injector pulse all are ok.
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E3Y
ford guys - need your help. this explorer runs rough cold, stalls - have to keep on accelerator to keep it running. once it warms up all is fine except for check engine light. scanned and found lean codes, bank 1 and 2. being a gm tech my tools for this are li... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0172 (lean bank 2)
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L noise VIN: 2FMZA51431
hi fellow techs, i have this clean well maintained windstar with a very odd knocking noise. not your typical lower end noise , you can actually feel it in the upper plenum area.most prevalent when its cold but will change in pitch ,frequency and duration regar...
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L compressor VIN: 1FAFP36352
there is no power to the compressor. all fuses and relays for a/c & fans are good. 30 amp fuse for the a/c fans should get power when a/c is switched on it doesn`t. koeo both fans cycle. three codes wre pulled p1460 wot a/c cutout ckt malf, p1474 low fan cicui...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L rough idle VIN: 2FAHP71W43
help!!! where do i start... vehicle was involved in a light accident. lf fender/door damaged. vehicle went to the body shop for repairs, came back and had a check engine light on. (not sure where or when the light came on, may have been on before the accident)...
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L Ride ControL VIN: 1FTNE24L03
We have a 2003 E250. The complaint is a severs shimmy at between 40 and 50 MPH. We Have intstalled new front brake rotors,(2 sets) center link/drag link. New radius arm bushings. We switched all four tires and wheels with same vehicle that did not have a probl...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L trans shift VIN: 1LNHM82W73
2nd time, thanks guys . customer does all hyway driving. several times car will down shift at 60 mph. it may go away quickly or continue for miles at 40 mph tops. acted up once here and all scan data appeared the same as when normal. we have a good trans guy i...
1987 Mercury Tracer 1.6L No Start VIN: LFABT1077H
Even IATN lists the VIN as Fuel Injection but the car is CARBURETED !! It is a Canada only car and not in Mitchel. The closest wiring diagram is from 1986 Mazda 323. Tracer is only listed 1985 and earlier and after 1988 but my production date is 06/1986. I hav...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1MELM5048R
Hey Guy's This thing seems to be running lean/(rough idle) with lean misfire, of course it likes propane when added no vacum leaks found, whats strange is when it is idling the short term fuel is about-2 to -5 subtracting fuel for sum reason 02 sensor readings...

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1988 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 2FABP30X4J
Hello, we recieved 18 replies on this tempo. The majority were for heater core restricted, next was to check the doors in the heater case for binding, next was the thermostate housing heater hose connector being rstricted ,then debrie in the heater case it sel...
1995 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP67L6S
Hi,Guys sorry it took so long to answer the fix. The problem was there was a broken wire in the wire harness from the coil pack to the Ignition Control Module.Thanks to all the Technicians for there Technical Assistance to my Help Request and special Thanks to... Trouble codes: 216 (PCM detected coil 2 primary circuit failure EI), 543 (Fuel pump secondary circuit failure).
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Incomplete Monitors VIN: 1FTCR14A7T
The customer drove this vehicle 1200 miles in the last week or so. He came in for smog testing and passed. The monitors all ran succesfully. I have to say, ive never seen it take this long to run monitors before, so again, fellow members of IATN taught me some...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L heater VIN: 1FALP52U4V
Sorry it took so long to respond. As I said in my original request I was going to replace the mode switch. I replaced the mode switch, and I got even temps out of all the vents instead of hot air out of the console and cold air on the floor. The owner needed h...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L heat VIN: 1FMDU34X6V
The FIX is: dorman part #76807 I was expecting to receive some 'cheap s**t' looking part, but I was dead wrong...perfect OEM fit, and also includes two steel brackets (one with BRONZE bushing) just in case there is cracked/damaged perfect...than...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L fuel injectors VIN: 1FMZU34E4W
Thanks to everyone who responded with ideas on this problem. I apologize for the late response. All of the responses I received agreed that the injectors would be different. After doing some research, I found that the injectors with the large plastic seals are...
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L door locks VIN: 3FAFP15PXX
This was a weird one and I was glad to know that I wasn't the only person who has seen this happen however the problem was so intermittent that even after taking all the harnessing out of all the doors and rear hatch we did not find anything that would cause i...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L clutch
I will close this for now, The vehicle will not be back in the area for a while yet. But in phone call customer says he removed power chip and it won`t slip. I`m sure I`ll get deeper into it in a few weeks. Thank`s for the replies. Todd
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L engine noise VIN: 1FAFP55U9Y
Thanks to IATN. The Cam Sync. was the fix. Thanks to all who replied, your a great help. Sincerly, GT FLM
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Timing Chain VIN: 1FTRX17L3Y
Well this thing is fixed. Although we already fixed it by the time I read his reply, Tom from New Jersey hit the nail on the head. This thing has 68,000 miles and has never been in the shop, even under warranty so evidently FROM THE FACTORY there was a plug in...
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