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1991 Ford Escort GT 1.8L No Start, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAPP1283M
1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Low Pedal VIN: 2FTHF26G1P
Thanks in advanced, This one came in due to customer had done a panic stop and complaned of low pedal. Upon inspection found the rear shoes @ 0/32 drums @ 12.010. Also during test drive the abs would chatter.After completing rear brakes and replaced the abs va...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L spark knock VIN: 1FTEF14N4S
OK Ford techs here goes, I've got this F150 pickup that will ping on acceleration but only from a dead stop and only for a second or 2 the timing seems to be OK, the customer has tried different brands and different octane fuels with no improvement. He also sa...
1996 Ford Windstar 3.8L engine code VIN: 2F34DF475E
hello car came in shop cust. installed new o2 sensors from delaer and speed has p1516,1517 code i never seen one of this need some help please ps all sensors are OEM
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L axle u-joints VIN: 1FTEF14Y2T
Working on two f-150 4x4's with same problem. When turning in four wheel drive with the hubs locked in it feels like one of the u-joints on the front axle is seized up. The truck jerks and bounces when turning, the tighter the turn, the worse the jerking to th...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cam Shaft VIN: 1FMDU34E5V
Ok ford techs we need some expert infomation, we changed both side cassettes on this engine and the right side cam sprocket continues to slip on the cam shaft even after we use the proper torque. The engine will start and run for a few minutes then die, we alw...
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26FOV
hello, we have a 97 f250 powerstroke that smokes blue, misses and runs crappy when cold, it gets better as it warms up. we think it needs injectors, but its been awhile since we have had to get into one of these, and i just wanted to make sure we didnt overloo...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP53USX
This is a government job (Brother inlaw) that two Ford dealers and two shops didn't fix. 1999 Taurus 3.0L U motor AX4S Transmission. The problem is that if you let the car idle in OD or D ranges, the engine will surge, more like someone is goosing the gas but ...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE40S8X
Hello, thank you in advance. While driving the van it stalls. I have used a labscope to watch cam, crank, tps, low amp probe on fuel pump,ign. coil, and inj. the only thing that seems to drop out is injector pulse. Using a labscope I looked at voltage compared...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTRX18L4Y
This truck has a very strange problem. When under load such as pulling a trailer the engine will begin to heat up and a strange whine noise appears which sounds like in center of dash area. Truck belongs to my father in law and we replaced the fan clutch last ...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on, po411 VIN: 1FAP5825YA
Student just bought car in spring. One cold morning mil light on. Found Air pump code. Tested and found blown fuse , replaced fuse and tested system (scan tool command pump on). Since then light has come on several times with code po411 secondary ais wrong flo... Trouble codes: P0411
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55231
Need some help on this one the car came in for the p1309 code for the cam position sensor. replaced the sensor and no change ligh came right back on within 10 miles cheaked wiring for both cam and crank sensors and tested both with vantage both have proper wav... Trouble codes: P1309
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F41
The vehicle will only start once a day & runs for about 30 seconds, then acts like it runs out of fuel. It won't start again the rest of the day. Don't have experience with Powerstrokes, so don't know where to go from here. Everything we've checked on fuel del... Trouble codes: P0605, P0603
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L unknown VIN: 1FTWW33P45
This truck is set up to haul a large fifth wheel horse trailer and came in with two problems. First the customer complained that while traveling 50 mph and maintaining speed that the vehicle after going over several bumps would get into a bucking motion that g...
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1MELM55U7S
Thanks in advance, This sable station wagon will not stop well under hard brake application. It will not lock up the wheels. Master has been replaced and manual bleed . Brakes are good all the way around . Thanks Mike [...]
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L monitors won't run VIN: 1ZWFT61L6X
Hello fellow iATN members, I have this cougar that failed inspection for PO420. Had computer flashed per TSB. Drove vehicle for several days and cannot get evap and catalyst monitors to run, including a long highway run at steady 60MPH, let sit overnight, road... Trouble codes: P0420
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L starter circuit VIN: 1MEAM550S0
No voltage to starter solenoid wire at starter (white/pink) during attempted cranking. Inspected starter relay (under hood fuse panel) and found battery voltage at terminal #87, battery voltage at terminal #85 and if jumping terminal #87 to #30 vehicle would c...

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1984 Ford F-350 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FTJW35L4E
This problem recieved 11 replies. Most of you did not think the choke circuit coming off the wiper motor was kosher. We did rewire this to the ignition switch and fused it. The problem turned out to be a corroded connection at the wiper motor. I am not sure wh...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFTDFI720V
The problem was a clogged #1 and #4 injecters. I found it by tearing upper intake and fuel rail down. I lifted the rail up and physically watched the flow and noticed the spray pattern on #1 and #4 were lacking a good spray. Installed injectors and all is fine... Trouble codes: P0301, P0304.
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L blend door broken VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
Hello every one that sent a response. I recieved 13 responses, I am going to split them up, 5 said to just get the complete unit from ford and install it. One said they do get a door, but still pull the whole case out to install it. 6 responses said they get t...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPS2425X
Thanks for all the replies. After talking with the customer he did not want to go the expense of pulling the intake on a 300k vehicle. So, I took the EGR valve off and with the engine running sprayed a bunch of carbon cleaner in the intake port. I then let it ... Trouble codes: P0401.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FDWF37Z2Y
thanks all who replied i sent this one to the dealer because of my lack of knowledge on propane vechiles thanks again all three of you that replied & thanks to rick who called me
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21L5Y
This one is fixed, special thanks to sherman from texas, you sent me on the right path, i unhooked the plug on the right side of the trans and the truck would run good so i replaced the solinoid pack and new wire harness,started truck and still had same proble...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP53U82
Thanks to those who replied, Edward from New York hit the nail on the head. Bad connection on B+ wire at coil, would only act up when hot (sometimes). Thanks again! Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire 1), P0316 (Misfire At Startup).
1987 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 5.0L starter VIN: 2MEBM74F8H
Thanks to all who offered their help. Replacing the battery solved the problem. The customer has had the vehicle for nearly three weeks with no problems. Thanks again, Steve
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