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1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L timming belt VIN: 1FASP15J5S
car came in running bad and we found that the timming belt had jumped we sold the customer a new belt. a week later the car was towed in (stalled going down the highway)checked it out and the timming belt was missing the teeth on the crank checked the water pu...
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP53S1V
Car starts fine but stalls when put into any gear. Only happens when cold, once it has been warmed up and driven no problems occur until the car sits overnight. When it starts and stays running the idle is low (630 RPM in gear, spec 720) and sometimes surges d...
1997 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Stall VIN: 1236589990
runs good for 30 sec cold or hot then it starts to miss the longer it runs the more it misses then it will die out fuel psi is 35. specs is 30-40. i have dropped the head pipe down. it still does it. another shop worked on it and changed the plugs, wires, and ...
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FAB1453KX
I am trying to get this ford coil to fire on the bench and cant do it, does anyone know how? I have taken and hooked a battery lead from B+ to B+ on coil, have grounded a spark tester to coil to B- and have tapped the ground of the coil to the Negative of the ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR14V7X
found intermittent rough idle and intermittent hesitation while driving. found code p0171 lean bank 1 (hard) and p0172 lean bank 2 (pending). codes return after a few weeks. 02 sensor waveforms look ok (bank 1 looks a little slower). MAF waveform looks good. P... Trouble codes: P0171, P0172
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 Ranger XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X4Y
i have a ranger here with a mil light i can't get to stay off. it keeps setting a code p0135. i replaced the sensor and the light came back on. i checked the circuit and i have battery voltage at the heater wire but no ground path on the other wire. the sensor... Trouble codes: P0135
2000 Ford Windstar 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA50U5Y
Gets the Code PO340 for CMP sensor circuit. Clear it and it comes back soon. Also runs kinda ragged, rough, and might stall at idle. I read the archives and found the DPFE can cause this code. The DPFE was replaced about 6 months ago with a plastic Ford part f... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L no foward movement in drive VIN: 1FMCU04122
this is a two part question,,,first has anyone ran into this problem before ? is it a known internal fault,(FOWARD ONE WAY CLUTCH)everything seems to point to pulling the unit and sending it out for rebuild.second question,mitchell says to pull trans only,(10 ...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L battery light VIN: 1FTWW33F92
Battery light comes on when driving. system charging ok. found running has 14.1 volts at orange/lt blue wire at alternator but pcm shoes 17.9 volts. vehicle off has 12.58 volts at alternator but pcm showing 15.9 volts, can someone tell me what is wrong with th...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTSX31F22
intermittently, sometimes 1 per day hot or cold, highway or city, sometimes a week goes by and then all of a sudden with no warning or symptom, the engine will immediately quit. 99/100 it will instantly restart , if still moving slip into nuetral and starts. l...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V1T
good evening all. car came in with plugged cat. customer had us replace all the cats and o2 sensors. owner says it never ran so good or got as good gas milage. now the catch, code p0141. i can't find any vacum leaks, no broken wires. we cleaned the maf. any th...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Mechanical VIN: 1LNHM87AX2
customer came in with a complaint that when he turns right and stops, vehicle goes to nuetral for 20-30 seconds , then reengages. and works fine. he says that the local dealer recently flushed the trans and it got worse. we pulled the pan and fount it to be ve...
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Stuck in "limp in" mode. O/D light flashes. VIN: 4M2DV11W7R
Hi all, we replaced the rear main oil seal in this Villager. After the job was done, we now have a problem with the vehicle not shifting, stuck in one gear. Also the overdrive light flashes constantly. It even flashes with the "key on engine off." We connecte...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L flywheel VIN: 1FTDR15X5P
I am pretty sure we fixed it but this might jinx us now but the notice said I need to close the post at this time. It appears that on those vehicle only a OEM flywheel should be used even the updated aftermarket ones fail. Thanks for the help. In retrospect we...
1995 Ford Aspire 1.3L No Start VIN: KNJLT06H5S
Thank you all so much for your help! This is a GREAT Resource! This one was a real hair puller. The problem was weak spark from the coil, as suggested by a few of you. The confusing part was that the PowerKV/SparkKv and Burn Time seemed to be enough when...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMDU34X6T
First thanks to all who helped. I sent this Explorier to the dealer. This is what they printed on the receipt. Monitor DPFE sensor, out of specs at idle. Replaced sensor test drove is better but still there. Checked for later calibration, none. Called Ford hot...
1997 Ford Taurus G 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FALP51U4V
thanks for all replies received, the fix was a new connector at camshf. sensor, massage connector when hot in gear engine would skip, replace connector, re-test ok. iatn is great! Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L comp
Customer brought back in friday & we flushed system again. got lots of oil out of evap. Replace cond & had 38 degree air out vents at idle. Thanks for all the help. IATN members are the best.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L speedometer & ABS Light VIN: 1FTSW30LX1
Thanks to all the guys who replied. You helped me to look in the right direction. What I found was that the vehicle had 150,000 miles on it and had never had the spark plugs changed. I believe that due to the large gap, the coils were being overworked and crea...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L abs light speedo VIN: 1FDNF20L03
Well this rig is fixed. Yesterday when road testing this truck we noticed a very slight misfire when the ABS light comes on, of course no PCM misfire codes on late model Fords anymore, so we replaced all 8 plugs and one coil at a time until the misfire was gon...
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L won't stop VIN: 1FMSU43F93
Turned out to be the wiper motor. I wasn't sure and was looking for confirmation. I also learned of other possible concerns. Thanks to everyone who responded.
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P24
ipr valve was bad , had low icp voltage and pressure the valve was shorted out
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Interior light VIN: 1LAHM97V5Y
I got this one fixed, after a bunch more of research and tracing the courtesy lighting , the key pad for the keyless entry is tied into the lights and I guess this is sorta a common failure , causing these same problems with intermittent interior lights to com...
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