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1991 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACP41M3M
I cant pinpoint between a coil problem or the module. I dont have much ford experience. Problem was consistant, found corroded terminal on top ignition module connector cleaned and repaired now it's intermittant only runs on 2 cylinders, has dual plug per cyli... Trouble codes: 176 (rich exhaust), 222 (2nd coil pack misfire), 223 (idm no referance), 224 (no idm data)
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L air conditioner VIN: 1AC375B451
This car has ice cold air when sitting still, but as soon as you accelerate, it cuts out. BUT if the cruise control is on, the system does not kick out. Please help with your ideas. This car is at one of my stores in Florida and I'm trying to help him out. Tha...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.0L Air Bag VIN: 1FMEE11N2S
After three other tech's two from other shop, I get stuck with the airbag ligth no one can fix. The flash 34 for low resistance in the air bag circuit (equipped w/ driver's only) traced all wires stripped harness, overlayed circuits from module to clockspring,...
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...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTZX1724W
Thanks in advance. This truck was towed in and customer stated it just died in freeway. tested for spark , none . scanned for codes , will not comuntcate with scanner , test power and grounds, found #24 30amp main ecm maxi fuse blown . install new one with com...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5241X
This vehicle came in with a block heater popped out. We replaced it and then tested to system. We found the head gaskets were leaking. We replaced head gaskets and then we noticed a running rough at idle. Tested the injectors, ignition sytem, compression and l... Trouble codes: 172 (02 sensor lean), 174 (02 sensor lean)
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTZF1727X
Very intermittent problem. It either runs fine, or has no start with flashing theft light, all with the same key. During no start, temp gauge and odometer are inop, all other gauges appear normal. During no start, no communication with pcm, airbag or IPC. Afte... Trouble codes: U1147 (u1262-), U1262 (b1352-), B1352
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDXF47F9X
customer states vehicle very hard starting only after 2 days or more sitting havent been able to verify concern vehicle will be left with me soon vehicle will only start after being pluged for several hours before that no smoke or anything has had all injector...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Air Bags VIN: 1FAFP34P13
Car is presently at a small Ford dealership and they admit confusion. They are about to return the car to us and suggest we go to a larger dealer with more equipment.
2004 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L pcm VIN: 1LFM815W54
This vehicle came in with a no crank condition. The PCM is not grounding the starter relay and there is no fuel pressure. I do not know too much about this vehicles history except that 2 months ago the vehicke had a PCM replaced for A/C problems and thats when...
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1ZWFT61L41
Vehicle has a noise that sound kind of like a wheel bearing noise when turning in a right hand curve. I have replaced left front wheel bearing, all brake pad, turned all rotors, replaced right sway bar link, and bushings on top of strut. The noise isn't as lou...

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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X2W
truck had a junkyard motor put in somewhere else,different year had the wrong injectors in it.six new injectors and it is fixed.thanks for all the replys Trouble codes: P0172 (rich bank 1), P0175 (rich bank 2).
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNF21L5Y
Finaly it's running correctly, there was several problems, we replaced the pcm and then we lost cylinder #8, changed coil pack and new plug still dead on #8. checked wiring again and no sign of problem.Started from scratch again, removed every plug and coil, c...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT2R45E22
Thanks for the replies the problem was a tear in the diaphram of the vapor management valve. Replaced VMV and passed EVAP monitor with no DTCs comming back! Trouble codes: P0457 (Check For Missing Or Leaking Fuel Filler Cap).
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT61L1X
Once again iATN comes through! Thanks to Tom from New Jersey. He suggested to check for an improperly positioned trigger wheel for the crank sensor. I was reluctant to remove the cover for the timing chains because it's a pain to remove, and mostly, because th... Trouble codes: 1519 (IMRC Stuck Closed).
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