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1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L no reverse VIN: 1FACP524XP
hay guys i've had no luck with usual info methods to locate any kind of diagnostic procedures or even a exposed vew diagram of the tranny i got the car and all i now is reverse dosent work i need more info to see if i can rebuld it before just replasing it any...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L all dash gauges VIN: 1FTDX18W7V
I have a 97 ford pickup intermittently blows fuse 29, which causes guages not to work. Fuse 29 is for autolamp module,instrument cluster, transmission control switch(tcs),and brake warning resistor/diode assembly. Fuse hasn't blown with us but customer says it...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L cooling fan VIN: 2FMZA51454
I have a windstar with no cooling fan operation,I ran the van till 240F and no fans.They don't come on with the A/C or with high teperature.The trouble is there is no owners manual for fuse and relay placement so I can't even tell what circuit to trace.The com...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L engine noise VIN: 1FMZU77E31
this truck is in very good condition. customer asked me to check a noise from the engine compartment at idle while we were doing a brake job. it sounds like a belt tentioner or a cat rattling inside. remove belt and noise is still there and checked cats and fo...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FMZU63E92
i run out of ideas for this vehicle. the last 3000 miles i have flushed the cooling system, replaced thermostat, water pump, fan clutch, plus i have installed an auxillary electric fan which comes on when the ac is activated. problem im having when outside tem...
1991 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1LNCM93EMY
Need help with my own vehicle!After 15 years and 114,000 miles of flawless running-developed cutting out after getting hot. will restart after cooling off.Found looses power to pink\black wire to fuel pump & has no injector pulse when cuts out (cranks but won'...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Transmission VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
This Vehicle came into us from another shop with the check trans light on. We scanned the vehicle it had Three codes p.o. 731, p.o 733 and p.o. 567. We know that a common problem with these is that the 4-3 pre-stroke valve spring is broke so we removed the val...
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L 1-2 3-4 shifts VIN: 1MELM65L4V
This car came back because it is veerry soft in second and 4th is about half. 1st and 3rd are solid and so is the TC lockup. I pulled the 2-4 servo and found no problems. I am going into the valvebody next. Any experts on these POS's out there? I have heard th...

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1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: HUJI393930
first i didn't put the o2 in the owner did. replaced fuel reg and it fixed it thanks guys Trouble codes: 173 (o2 sensor).
1996 Ford Windstar 3.8L engine code VIN: 2F34DF475E
thank you all for the info i got 2 IMRC valves from ford and installed them the codes all cleared car put 120 mil. trip and no codes thank you all
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L cam sensor VIN: 1FALP13P5V
thanks for the input, owner making decesion , car payments or fix. many said timing belt , car runs like new -- good info egr sol ect , and we never had time to check grounds power leeds ect , i saved all info and is greatly appreciated -joe cat
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26FOV
hello, we havent heard back from the customer so, i guess its fixed. most of the response i got were for glow plug problems, but all the glow plugs checked out good. robert [...] had a great method for doing the cylinder contribution test by putting a resist...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L electronic steering; electric windows; seat belt l VIN: 1FALP5228V
Hi guys; This post is another example that it pays to check with IATN before trying to fix anything out of the ordinary. This car is FIXED THANKS to those who took time to reply. The problem was the transmission range sensor on top of the transmission. I have ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP53USX
Well I decided that though I couldn't find anything wrong with the actual VSS signal, I had to try to address the VSS spike that I picked up on the movies when the problem occured. A special thanks goes to Andy Chandler who went to the trouble of posting an im...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L rear blower motor VIN: 2FMZA5142X
this one was tough. we tested everything front to back replaced the rem thinking this could be a ground issue control by the rem but still were stumped. we found a loose gruond wire, finally ford came up with a past recall that answered the loose ground cable ...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU35P4X
thanks to roger [...] and others that was right on.the first thing i did was check the ripple on are vat-40 it checked ok.i guess it does not work anymore.i did what roger said and unpluged the alt. cleared right up.thanks to all who repied. Trouble codes: P0340.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTRX18L4Y
Well this one was a learning experience on Fords. First: the replies were not too helpful at all, usual suggestions check the fan clutch, use oem fan clutch, check water pump etc. Had already installed oem fan clutch 3 months earlier and everything seemed to b...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on, po411 VIN: 1FAP5825YA
I recomended that the student take his car to a Ford dealer (nearest was an hour away) to get it checked. They reprogramed the pcm, and the light has not come back on. It has been about 4 or 5 days and the car has been fine. thanks for all the help on this one... Trouble codes: P0411.
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTRF08W61
found out that dealer had replaced fuel filter, and 8 plugs. recheckerd their work to find that the # 5 spark plug was very rusty and did not appear to new. replaced plug and vehicle improved 95% we will probably be putting a coil in # 5 also cust is driving f...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55231
Thanks for all the replies i recived 12. Most of them said it was somthing to do with the timing of the syncro. some pointed out that otc makes a tool to set the timing with. This tool is great it drops over the syncro and holds the correct position as you dro... Trouble codes: P1309.
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L turbo VIN: 1FDWX37P94
thanks to all that replied, we had allready looked at the bullitien that ford had. we felt it did not apply to this problem. the tsb is for turbos that are getting alot of oil in them. After checking things over a couple times we did not feel the oil was any...
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXE45PX5
I recieved several responses,most saying to check ICP while cranking.It should be 500psi+,and it was. The problem was the thing would always start,even after hot soak as one tech suggested.The FICM relay(grey relay underhood box)looked burned and was replace...
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