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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Blend door VIN: 1FDKE30S1V
This van has no heat. The heater hoses & core cover are hot but air from ducts is cold. I suspect a blend door problem. Iíve never been into one these van plenums so I donít know what to expect. I researched the IATN knowledge base and found some mention of bl...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FDWE30S1W
Hi to all. The customers complaint is that the van stalls on warmup and occassionally on decel. I'm not sure if the stall on decel is only on an engine that isn't warmed up yet. It has only stalled for me once but I was able to take a snapshot with my Genysis ...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6635X
Hi guys,thanks for being here! We have an intermittant no-start condition. At time of no-start, we have no 2second pulse to fuel-pump,no check engine light, no driving lights,and shifter won't release from park. THIS condition may only last a few seconds to a ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on, Loss of power VIN: 1FTNK21FXX
TIA for any help on this one. Don't do much Powerstroke work, but am trying to help a customer that brings a ton of other work our way. Customer complains that significant power loss was noticed (suddenly) a week ago and persists to this day. Code P1247 was s... Trouble codes: P1247 (Turbo Boost Pressure Low)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L no gas pedal VIN: 1FDWF37F1Y
No throttle. as you probably know, this is electric, no accelerator cable. no need to reply, this is just posted to help others. fuse #19 blows intermittently. When it does the engine will just idle and throttle will not work. This is on a snowplow truck. What...
2002 Ford ECONOVAN1.8 1.8L engine VIN: SZMD2T3034
Hello group: This is a Asia marketed vehicle that is equiped with a Mazda (F8-246481) engine. We have just finished a top overhaul to the engine but the problem we are facing now is that each cylinder shown that there is 25 psi on the compression. I have ch...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5146V
First let me thank everyone that took the time to share my problem. I recieved a lot good suggestion, most of which I already tried or tested. I checked with my local ford dealer and they said there were no outstanding flashes available for this van. I insulat...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPE2424X
Thanks for all the help guys. Went back and checked compression again and found cyl #6 completely dead (had been low but in spec). Found piston cracked which probably explains why bank 1 was having fuel trim problems (due to contaminated mixture coming back to... Trouble codes: P0171, P0306, P0305, P0304.
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 2FMZA5344X
Of the ten replies, 7 said the problem was in the EGR ports which needed thourgh cleaning. Grant [...] also gave a good explanation of how a little dirt in the EGR ports can cause this problem. The customer can't afford the repair, but we are c...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F1Y
I posted here looking for teck's experiance. Several Techs said they burn or know of burning bio diesel of various concentrations in 7.3 (older power stroke) dit systems. As with many experimental procedures, there does'nt seem to be an excepted procedure 'amo...
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L steering box VIN: 1FTRE14L41
well it turned out that the van made it passed the 12,000 mile warranty. the van is used for construction with alot of weight. my theory is with the extra weight and alot of hard turns is causing premature failure. pressures, front end and pump all are good. a...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U41
Thanks for the help. Not a highly technical diagnosis, but it did work. After the vehicle warmed up, I tapped on the crank sensor. The car shut off. To prove it wasn't a hoax, I started it back up and tried it again. The car shut off. I installed a new crank s...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L timing VIN: 3FAFP11381
thanks to all that replied yes the washer in question was damaged replaced it and made sure he aligned it w / hole in tower started vehical and let idle for 15 mins now all is well, someone questioned this as a non interference engine and all the shop info(all...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FDXE4FX1H
hello again to all, first i want to thank everyone who replied. most all replies said that the cam sensor could be bad, cause the problem i was having and not set a code. we had talked it over the day i posted the help request and had ordered the cam sensor ...
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