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1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1821V
This is just one of those jobs. Vehicle came to us running on 3 or 4 cylinders with no engine light on. Customer requested estimate on repairing running situation and rebuilding engine due to low oil pressure, loud lower end and oil consumption. After prelinar... Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank 2 lean condition)
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L clutch VIN: 3FALP653XW
Hey guys, I need some imput on this one, this customer came in with an ac problem, the clutch had a rattle and the compressor would not kick on, I looked at the clutch and sure enough it was coming apart. Today I installed a reman compressor, charged the syste...
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5247X
this vehicle came to our shop for mv inspection two years ago had same codes as now followed testing tree in alldata vehicle runs and drives like new cleaned maf last year and customer drove for many miles passed inspection this year nyinspection due light is ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L idle, oil gauge
Hey all you Ford guys out there in IATN land. I have a question. One of our customers has replaced the battery in a 2002 Ranger about a week ago. My question is should he still have some driveability issues after a week, i.e. erratic idle, odd trans shifts, an...
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2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX125X4
We got the vehicle after motor mounts were changed and told there was a TSB advising a reprogram of the PCM after a changing the mounts. After rolling our eyes in disbelief for 5 minutes, sure enough we found the TSB on Alldata. We hooked up the Sun/Actia Pas...
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L radiator VIN: 1FTSS34P74
van came in boiling out the resevoir, but instead of green antifreeze we see a chocolate milkshake. made a huge mess in the parking lot. but anyway we have this issue on our hands. the customer keeps this van on the road about 15 hrs. a day. when he brought i...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cuts out VIN: 1LPFALP3VG
Car got towed in lady said it cut off on the highway went over to it crank it a few times the display kept saying problem with the advance trak seemed to have fule spark is hard to ck so with my trusty scanner ck for key on engine off codes no codes then tried...
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1989 Ford F-350 Custom 7.3L Fuel Guage VIN: 2FTJW35M7L
After changing sending unit in the rear tank for the 3rd time, found that the first 2 sending units were actually incorrect from Ford. I do not know the problem but they were incorrect. The third time was charm. Thanks fro all your help.
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1989 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FAPP9592K
This Ford Escort is fixed!! This has been a tough one because I have never had it act up!! I centered my efforts on the tps because of the advise to adress on-demand codes. A new tps and a pcm has fixed the problem. I replaced the pcm because of the numerous u... Trouble codes: 13 (no response from throttle actuator), 23 (tp sensor out of range).
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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTHF25H7N
customer did not want me to check previous work done of course as you know trying to save money and did not want pay me to double check of course he said they could not pull the distributer out you figure it out thank you guys your help is appreciated
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1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1FALP4042R
Sorry for not replying sooner. I received 8 replies, and tried those already, to no avail. (I checked previous vehicle data on IATN) The cam sensor took care of the 340 code. still have code 174 for bank 2 lean condition, injectors are comanding to much fuel... Trouble codes: 340 (cam positioning sensor), 17_ (bank 2 lean).
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L battery VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
Thanks to everyone who took time to reply to this. I ended up disconnecting several inputs to the gem and draw stayed. while disassembling the dash i found an aftermarket security system, disconnecting the module took away the draw. i disconnnected and removed...
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1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L starter problem VIN: 1FTPS2425W
I have gotten alot of replies on this help request. I ended up checking the digital trans range sensor. The connector was corroded, cleanned the connector and put a new range sensor on and rechecked everything when warm. Everything is fine. Thanks everyone for...
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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE40S8X
Thank you everyone for the help. I did find some interference from the alt. coming through on my cyl. head temp readings , sheilded alt with alum. foil cleaned up signal. Changed trans. range switch. Scoped vss for any interference - none.Something is causing ...
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1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L door operation
Thank-you for all of your help. Some of you guys were very familiar with this problem... The problem is the blend door... i had checked all the basics and without pulling the dash to open the air box is when i turned to my IATN resourse... thank-you!!
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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF172XX
Thanks to all for help with this truck. We had to find TDC through #1 plug hole. The timing marks were unreadable. Thought there may have been other timing marks we could use. Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor).
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2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L engine will not die VIN: 1FTSW31F02
This vehicle is fixed. I had to send Him to the dealer though. I could not get much info, other than what the customer said was replaced main (engine?) harness. I,m guessing we had a short to power. I,m dissapointed in myself for not thinking out side the box ...
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2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA51493
Everybody that replied basically said the same thing...check the grounds. I did very carefully. I accessed all the PCM grounds and volt drop tested them. The results were all at less than .06 volts. When A/C kicked on it would momentarily jump to .12. I could ...
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1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1MELM55U7S
Thanks for all the responses. I machined all the rotors and installed wagner thermal quiet pads. I too the car for three days and properly broke in the pads. As quite a few people said this braking system will not lock up the tires on these station wagons. The...
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