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1985 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L brake system VIN: 1FDJE37L8F
hi guys this one is a problem. we have replaced the brake pads, rear shoes, brake booster, master cylinder, combination valve. all parts are motorcraft. the brakes stop ok, but try a panic stop and you need both feet. you cannot lock up the brakes. please help...
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1989 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FAPP9592K
I have not completely duplicated the customers complaint. He complains of hard starting/no start when cold at times. The only symptom that I have found is that the throttle actuator does not kick up the throttle lever until 5-6 seconds of cranking.Also when th... Trouble codes: 13 (no response from throttle actuator), 23 (tp sensor out of range)
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1991 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTJE34H3M
this one is the service writers girl freinds van. he said it would run when he shot carb cleaner to it, couldn't hear the in tank pump, so i installed one, my fault for not checking. i found no injector pulse during cranking on #7-8 , battery voltage on both t...
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1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Axle VIN: 1FTEF14H2T
This F150 is killing me. Has a shudder on take-off like bent axle, or trans slipping. Trans has checked out ok, drivetrain has been gone over, Has had complete replacement set of tires and wheels, balanced and re-balanced. Shudder still there, most noticeable ...
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1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Stall VIN: 1FTHX26G4V
Hi this ford runs fine it has had promblems in the past like fuel pumps netural safety sw. coil the latest is now when driving on expressway the truck will die but you can restart it also did it at idling at the shop. I had the fuel press. tester hook up and t...
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L master cylinder VIN: 1FTJW35F2V
Replaced master cylinder twice, rear wheel cyliners leaking bled all brakes. Pedal still fades. Any ideas Jaime
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1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1234E5627V
1997 Ford E-150 Van came in today, customer complaint: Hesitation on acceleration from stop when engine is warm. I must say I have pulled my hair out on these vans (4.2l) before with these same problems. First off no codes in memory or during koeo or koer. I h...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L battery VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
I HAVE A 200mA DRAW. I TRACKED IT DOWN TO FUSE #27 IN THE UNDER DASH PANEL. THAT FUSE SUPPLIES THE BATTERY SAVER RELAY AND THE INTERIOR LIGHTS RELAY, THE DRAW GOES AWAY WHEN THE BATTERY SAVER RELAY IS REMOVED. I AM NOT SURE WHERE TO GO FROM HERE AS THE GEM MOD...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L trans solenoid failure VIN: 1FMZU72E5X
truck came in on a hook. cust. said while driving the truck began to lose power. the more she pushed the gas the worse it ran. finnally truck quit. when first looked at the truck idled fine. as soon as i put it in gear and gave it gas, it bucked and died. when...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Suspension VIN: 1FMPU18LA9
I've got this Expedition with a customer complaint of a noise on right or left turns that he first noticed on an incline. Upon a test drive I would describe it more as a vibration under the drivers seat. It is only evident on a gradual turn under a load. I've ...
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L dies VIN: 1FTRX08L8Y
The customer reports the truck will some times start and die 3 or 4 times then runs good. The theft light flashes dimly with the key off. The engine is about 1Qt low on oil. The C1284 indicates oil pressure sender is at fault,could it be that simple, replace t... Trouble codes: P1260 (Pats system), U1147 (SCP data fault for vehicle spec), C1284 (oil pressure switch failure), P3003 (miss on 3 cyl)
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L switch/compressor VIN: 1FAFP36331
a/c will not turn on ,little green light on botton doesnt come on either,control has powers and ground,green and orange wire goes from control(manual control) through low and hi presure switches to pcm,if power is jumped to this wire at control head pcm turns ...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L speedometer VIN: FTYR10D53P
Hello and thanks in advance for any help. This is my first request for help so bear with me on this. I am a Subaru Tech by trade, but am working on a Ford Ranger Pick up truck. The truck came in with the Speedometer not working, the interior room light not get...
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTPW14564
Dear IATN members:My son is looking to buy a 2004 Ford F-150 with the 5.4 engine.It has 38,000 mi. on it.I have been reading some real horror stories about the spark plugs blowing out on these engines.What I would like to know is A)-has Ford straightened this ...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: FAFP71W64X
Bank one too lean. This sets a code at 1800 rpm and 50 miles of driving. When cheking data stream in shop and driving the short term fuel trim is not lean but on the rich side. Seems like a fuel problem with fuel but cannot find a way to check fuel pressure si... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean Bank 1)
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1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L brake line config VIN: 1LNLM81WOT
Hi I have a 96 Town car in which someone else has removed the brake lines from the abs unit. I don't have any info on which line goes to which wheel. I do know that the third line from the front of the car goes to the d/s front.This one was not removed. If any...
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1989 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L parasitic draw VIN: 1MEBM5347K
Hi All Thanks for taking a moment to read this. What I have is a cherry 89 sable fully loaded,pwr,seats,digital dash,windows,remote key pad entry,etc,etc. I have a small current draw that will kill the battery in one and a half days.pulled all fuses no change...
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1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L digital trans range sensor VIN: 1MEFM55U9W
Car came in with ses light on but no driveability or shift concerns. Had code p0707 for trans range sensor circuit fault. Also car had no reverse lights. Bypassed trans range sensor and back up lights came on. Replaced trans range sensor and back up lights wor...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1FTFE24Y4T
Thanks for the help. The head had all the exaust valves receding into the seats. Had 20% leakdown coming out the exaust. thanks D Trouble codes: P0306.
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2002 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Safety VIN: 3THY654TRE
brian from texas helped with the information on this one there is a repair harness for this truck. the info he sent was The following is the text of the Ford SSM: 17720 2000-2002 EXPEDITION/NAVIGATOR WITHOUT SIDE AIR BAGS - AIRBAG WARNING LAMP ON WITH DTC B199...
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2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Oil filter VIN: 2FMZA51493
Thanks for the help. Almost all replies said replace timing cover. Got a used one due to customer not having any money and cured van. Took conver and pump apart afterward and could not see anything wrong with it. It was very clean, no debris. Thanks again for ...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Rear of vehicle VIN: 1FMZU73K83
Problem ended up being rear differential and rear wheel bearings. Thanks to all for the very helpfull information. John
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW12504
I guess we cannot win them all,truck went back to the other shop and then to the dealer for repairs. I have yet to hear back what the fix was. I really suspect a mechanical problem, but here are some tips I learned on this one. It seems to be a problem engine ... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 cylinder misfire), P0307 (7 cylinder misfire).
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1995 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM83W5S
I unfortunately did not want to close this post yet,however I recieved an email from IATN about it. The customer has taken this vehicle out of town and will be back next week to bring it to me. I have checked everything all you guys have suggested and really a... Trouble codes: P1359 (spark output circuit malfunction), P0782 (2-3 shift error pending global obd ii).
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