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1981 Ford Courier 2.3L steering box VIN: JC4UA2227B
I have a 81 Ford courier pick-up that has a bad steering box. I have not had any luck finding either a new or a rebuilt unit. The vehicle is in exellent condition otherwise, so I would like to repair it. I would consider a used unit, however it must be in very...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52UXT
silly question does any one know where i can get a cam syncronizer alignment tool to replace the cam sensor housing. local ford dealer unwilling to loan out due to last time person didnt return any sugestions would be apreciated thanks in advance Trouble codes: P0340
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Interior lights VIN: 1FMFU18L2V
Hi group, This one acts really crazy and intermittently. We picked up truck from customer this morning and observered the air suspension down and when the drivers door was opened(unlocked) the rear wiper turned on once. The other problems are when drivers door...
1998 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPF28Z6W
Hi Have this ford that came in with code P1451. Replaced gas tank filler tube, Evap. solenoid on fire wall and evap solenoid in canister at rear of vehical. Tube was rusted through, rear solenoid was rusted through, and front solenoid I tried to feel or hear... Trouble codes: P1451 (EVAP System Vent Control Valve Circuit Malfunction)
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Air bag ligh VIN: 1FMYU22E1X
Hello to all. I need some help in diag this explorer flow chart. I have a code B1998 (pass air bag cicuit high resistance) and have a flow chart from alldata for it. I am at a step in the diag where it says to deactivate the system and see if the code returns....
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: IFTZX1727Y
Truck came in with mill light on two codes pulled p0171 and p0174. noted small intake leak and repaired. Cleared codes and drove truck. Light comes back on after 20 - 50 miles. Live data looks good on all 4 o2 sensors. I must be over looking something but not ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean b1), P0174 (system lean b2)
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L noise VIN: 1FTNX21L1Y
Hi group i was one of the first members of iatn and have tried not to bother anyone unless i ran into a brick wall. this truck has a rythmatic noise that i would say sounds like a planitary gear chipped you can hear it at all speeds but it is the loudest below...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L cylinder#5 VIN: 1FDWE35S22
A cube van came in with missfire & popping noise today, it is a ford econoline E350 with a 6.8L v10. I removed dog house cover to find the spark plug from the #5 cylinder missing and the coil hanging there. We do have a 14mm reverse rethreading tool, and found...
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Stall VIN: 3FAFP31393
Customer states vehicle will go through spells of dying at idle. It starts back up and may do it a few more times and then be ok. Check engine light was on at some point but customer didn't come in soon enough--no codes stored. Vehicle is back today, with no l... Trouble codes: 1709 (Clutch position switch out of range)
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L cam seal VIN: 1FMCU93144
hey all, this is an suv used by a company that does medical testing and they use it lots. it came in for service and i found some misc. repairs that were needed and other than the engine oil leak, i fixed them all. the cam seal on the rear of the engine but on...
2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L wiper motor VIN: 1FAFP38Z34
Hi guys, hope you can help me with this one. I have a Focus with body code B2110 and the wiper will not park in the off position. Mitchell on demand does not give me the correct position for the wiper park relay so I do not trust the wiring diagrams. Has any o...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62WOR
First I am not to much concerned with help on the mass air flow code. This car will run the KOEO test but will not run the KOER test. I get a error 22 everytime I try to run the test wether the engine is at operating temp. or not. I looked at the wiring diagra... Trouble codes: P0102

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1979 Ford Fairmont 3.3L vacuum leak VIN: 9X92T26258
A big thanks to Robert, Gord and John for faxing/ E-mailing me the diagrams I needed. We should be able to get this one on the road by this afternoon. Thanks again iATN
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L alternator/regulator VIN: 1FDJE34MIL
Have not fixed this one yet. Vehicle still here. Have checked things as suggested and retried adjusting at 1500rpm to no avail. Have also replaced regulator then alternator again same overcharge condition. Will update when this one is fixed (or crushed) Than...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
I should say this WILL BE fixed by tommorrow. I am required to closed post today and customer just returned explorer to me to finally repair. Fortunately I have another Explorer w/same powertrain for comparison. The driver's side timing chain definitely jumped... Trouble codes: P0304 (Miss on 4), P0305 (Miss on 5), P0306 (Miss on 6).
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L Misfire VIN: IFAFP6630W
Hello everyone, thanks for the feedback - I will try this. I ended up replacing the spark plugs (which only had 30K on them), and it has resolved the problem.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L int lights VIN: 2FMDA5140W
Thanks for all the replies all pointing in the same direction to lube the door switches on latches with penetrant Did that and worked handles for a while and lights started going off quicker and quicker ! Car fixed and out the door thank again to all !
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, High idle VIN: 1FTYR10V0X
Thanks for everyones input. We decided to seperate the two problems that we had, failed emissions (customers complaint) and high Idle that we noticed. The truck passed emissions, even with the high idle. The customer was not intersted in fixing the idle. In re... Trouble codes: P0402, P0174.
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Idle VIN: 4M2XV14T1Y
Thanks to all the replies recieved,found the part at Dywer as suggessted by Steven.Thanks again.
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on, Fuel Cap Light VIN: 1FMZU74E8Y
Thanks to all of you who replied. Todd from New York was exactly right with his suggestion to check the purge valve. I had already checked the resistance of the solenoid, but indeed it would not open when energized. I replaced the valve, and kept the car overn... Trouble codes: P0457.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Unknown
Well this one is fixed.The pads were the problem.Put in a new set of Wagner pads and the truck stops straight as an arrow.Thanks alot for all the replies.Many of you had great ideas.And many of you did mention swapping pads.Hard to believe that pads would caus...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L o/d light flashes VIN: IFMZU67E81
thanks to hamiliton and lasith who were the closest o f the replies,nevertheless i change the EPC solenoid but i still had the same problem so i change the valve body and this solve my problem. thanks again
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L idle speed VIN: 1FTNW21FX2
The 'problem' seems to correspond with the concensous of all 7 replies. Although unusual to the customer, it appears to be a normal operating condition. It acts up in cooler weather, at under normal running temp.. It does not create a drivability problem. THAN...
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