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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on, Low power VIN: 2FMDA5141S
This car has the MIL light on with all of the codes listed above. We cleared the codes and within 1 hour of driving the light was back on with codes 1131 and 1151 indicating a lean condition in both banks. We double checked fuel pressure and smoke tested the i... Trouble codes: P1131 (O2 sensor indicates lean condition bank 1), P1151 (O2 sensor indicates lean condition Bank 2), P, 0133 (O2 sensor slow response), P0153 (O2 sensor circut slow response), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire detected), P0171 (P0174 Fuel trim too lean bank 1 and 2)
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L blend door broken VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
Hello, I did a search on the knowledge base and have checked and found my problem is the blend door is broken in the heater plenium. The one I found had 37 replies and all stated this. I can see the motor turning and hear it trying to move the door, but no cha...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Engine VIN: 2FTRX18W9X
Hello to all. Another fun one... This truck came in with an exhaust tick ( three weeks ago ). Upon inspection we found two broken mainfold studs and an apparent cracked mainfold. Well its here today with a new noise a squeak... compression related sounds like ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Parking lights VIN: 1FTSX30SXX
Hi Folks This one is starting to make my hair fall out. Vehicle cut out while towing a trailer, this trailer has been with this vehicle for some time. The trailer is now on another vehicle with no problems. Had the truck towed in and found that the fuse panel ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L pulley VIN: 1FTYR14V1X
Upon examination of this vehicle I found that the water pump bearing and shaft has moved forward about 3/8 inch. The crankshaft pulley appears to be 3/8inch further forward than the other pulleys on the front of the engine.The Crank pulley came on this engine ...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L rotors VIN: 2FTRX18W7X
i have this f150 that pulsates front rotors approx. every 10-15k. first time that i worked on brakes i replaced listed parts(except tires those are sold and rotated by another shop). vehicle returned approx. 12k later with warped front rotors and overheated/gl...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L pats VIN: 1FAFP33P1Y
Posting for another shop. This Focus is having a PATS system problem. It is setting codes 1600 & 1601. When the vehicle came in the first time, they took it to the dealer and had a new key cut and the BCM flashed. This fixed it for a few weeks. It has since ...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14U91
Good Afternoon all, Here we go again! We have a 2001 ford ranger pick up with 3.0 liter v6 and automatic transmission here with misfire codes for cylinders 1,2 and 3. those spark plugs are fuel soaked. fuel pressure is within spec([...] or running) good st...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L abs light speedo VIN: 1FDNF20L03
Hi we have this weird one here. The ABS light will come on intermittently and the speedo will drop to zero. Easy right? Well, when I first checked it I did not have any trouble codes at all, I repaced the rear wheel speed sensor and road tested and verified li...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14554
Customer complains of truck losing power, surging, ses lite, and with pedal to the floor will not accelerate. had to limp it back to town. We just did a full tune up and injector clean, fuel filter etc, on this truck last week. i took this truck out for an hou... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0191, P0303, P0731
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 1LNLM97V4S
I purchased this lincoln because all the suspension air bags are new and the car is clean. It has an IMRC circuit problem that I'm not sure would affect the trans problem. During any throttle pressure, hot or cold it has a delayed 1-2 shift and then bangs into...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Interior light VIN: 1LAHM97V5Y
weird deal here, key out of ignition and doors closed, the interior lights(dome) will show a mind of their own, they pop on and than go off after about thirty seconds, I also noticed that when I was monitoring certain data parameters I turned on radio, had doo...

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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L TCIL Flashes VIN: 1FMEU18W6V
The shop that sent me the truck picked it up and were going to replace the PCM.I haven't heard back from them so I'm assuming that all went well.I had checked the GEM module and found no corrosion,and I was getting a signal to the the PCM from the GEM when it ...
1997 Ford F-250 7.5L monitors won't run VIN: 3FTHF25G1V
Thank you for the replies the truck is fixed. I replaced the thermostat, that was stuck open. I was fooled by the underhood temperature and the low exaust reading. Again I'll try remember the basics as this one bit me. Thanks again, iATN and it's members are a...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Speedometer VIN: 2FTRX18W6X
The customer has not returned for further testing.Most replies said replace rear diff mounted speed sensor.But this one was good.As stated I had good speed signal at ABS,ABS worked with no codes,and pcm showed VSS on scanner.There was no VSS at GEM or cluster....
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L cranking VIN: 1FMYU6CE81
traced to shorted gem module. client has no money fro proper repairs. bypassed gem and wired up starter relay to ground and switched ignition, vehicle now starts normally.
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM50U8V
after again testing for power, wire continuity and shorts to ground we were confident that the pcm was the cause. replaced pcm and have driven vehicle through at least 10 complete drive cycles with no current or pending codes. thanks for everyone's input. ps w... Trouble codes: P0453 (evaporative emission malfunction).
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