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1972 Ford MUSTANG 351CID Misfire VIN: 2F04H14828
Hello, This should be a simple request. I need the correct firing order for this mustang. It has a 351 cleveland in it. ALso if you can let me know the correct position for #1 on the distributor cap. Thank You
1986 Ford F-250 6.9L No Start VIN: 18CPA02500
this diesel is very hard starting in the am.the customer states he must hold in the schrader vavle on the fuel filter assembly to bleed out the air until fuel comes out, then it will start. if not it will crank for ever. i removed the f. filter after sitting o...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A9S
This Ford Ranger has a hard code PO340 Cam Position Circuit Fault. I own a Mobile Reprogramming and Testing Service, and shop owners call me out only after they have days or weeks invested into a Fix. In this case 3 weeks and much blood. The Ranger runs good, ... Trouble codes: P0340
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA51425
this windstar came in with a customer complaint of a misfire. the heads had recently been done and the crankshaft replaced.vehicle only misfires when setting at idle and warmed up. it is not a consitant miss.does not set code and does not show any count on mod...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Low Power VIN: 1FTEE1424V
Hello all, Just back to iatn after awhile, Hope someone can help. i have read everything I can find in past fixes and forum but to no avail. Tried hanging myself with droplight but ratchet is too weak. This is a fleet van used for deliveries, we have been main... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor Circuit fault)
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L broken blend door VIN: 1FEEX17L5E
Hi guys IATN has been a great source of information, I've been lucky enough to be able to find all the weird fixs in the data base. I guess this time I need to see if there is any one that knows of a short cut to replacing the blend door without removing the w...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L no engine braking VIN: 1FAFP52S6W
Got one for you Ford guys. Customer came in for no engine braking. Checked for codes and found none.Test drove car and found that when you take your foot off the gas, you just keep going like the cruise is on, but it will eventually start going down. It idles ...
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 2FAKP113XW
After installing OEM new Ford parts, pulleys,tensioner and belt. Timing according to proper proceedure. Test run of 5 miles, towed back in with broken belt. Did job over. 75 miles later, same thing.Called Ford for help, one fellow suggested a smaller idler pul...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Engine VIN: 3FAFP1132W
Hello all. This Escort has an intermittent noise, sounds like a whining e.g. belt or pulley, thatís been ongoing for about a year now. Initially thought it was the belt, which I replaced (Twice) to no avail. Since then, itís been to two other shops and no one ...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L possible trans VIN: IFMZU34X8X
I got this one after an other shop install new frnt hub brgs and did not fix problem .I test drove and confirmed complant feels like ignition problem ,while on acceleration feels like bumping feel seem more so after warm ,performed good tune up and problem sti...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP4041Y
this vehicle came in with a wandering idle. replaced idle air contol motor with factory part. retested idle control it was ok. customer picked up vehicle and returned within 3 hours, tapping on iac reduced idle to normal spec. replaced iac again thinking it wa...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Steering VIN: 1FTNW21F4Y
this truck jumped a fire hydrant tearing up the p/s cooler and core support. customer drove truck with no p/s fluid. sent truck to body shop for core support replacement. truck cam back with pump whining. added fluid did not help. a quarter turn of the steerin...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L turn signals VIN: 1FAFP34P61
Greetings, Turn signals work fine but do not cancel. I went to my local Ford dealer to look at a new switch and see how it works. The new switch has a small black tab that appears to engage in the air bag clock spring to cancel the turn signals. I put the new ...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L air ride control VIN: 1LMFM92V4W
followed dtc diagnostics, Used snapon modis, code 5 came up, said to test signal and voltage at each sensor, and watch for change as each plugged back in in sequence, lf, rr, then rt frt, results were good and said module faulty, 350+ later, now system is shut...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1989 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDKF37H6K
sorry it took so long to close this but i have not repaired this one yet thanks to all who replied. i have been on and off of this project when we have the time and room in the shop. i have replaced pumps and double checked fuel pressure,checked tps,ect,all se...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4046T
Hi Guys, Thank you for all of the responses. The vacuum at cruise was right, at 10-12 in. At idle 18 in. The fix ? 3 bad spark plugs. What really threw me was that the H.C. didn't really raise much when loading the vehicle on the dyno. Also, the kv readings on... Trouble codes: P0305.
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L clutch VIN: 3FALP653XW
Ok, I replaced the compressor again, there was a rivet that was hitting the outter plate of the clutch, metal shavings were everywhere inside the clutch. When I replaced the compressor with a new Ford unit the clutch operation was quiet. There was another prob...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5247X
thank you to everyone that took the time to help when the customer can tie the vehicle up i will have at it again the ford tsb says it all! now i understand why every time we had the vehicle here it would perform like it should and readings were all good. iatn... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W8X
It was the alternator putting out too much radio frequency interference, which interfered with the right front oxygen sensor, causing it to go open. One of the replies suggested Ford might be able to reprogram the computer. We took the vehicle to the Ford deal... Trouble codes: P0135.
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L rf speaker VIN: 2FMZA534XY
im sorry, i could have sworn i closed this request. anyway,after selling radio r&r for evaluation . i proceeded to remove radio and noticed lots of rattling inside radio case. disassembled radio to find 7 cents and a key.after relaying this info to customer, s...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L air bag VIN: 1FAFP33P33
it turned out to be the modeul it was on backorder for 2 weeks reprogamed new mod all is well apperantly there is problems with this does seem that the belt being unplugged pior to the crash had something to do with it i wish customers would be hones...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1MELM50U2R
Thanks guys. Kinda forgot about my post, but fixed it no problem. Rocked vehicle back and forth HARD and it surged when motor moved forward. Wire was laying on manifold shorting out. Thanks again.
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L 1-2 3-4 shifts VIN: 1MELM65L4V
Thanks to all who replied. It turned out to be a torn 2-4 band. I failed to replace it when I rebuilt the trans 8000 miles ago. I also installed a transgo shift kit to prevent run away line pressure (not related to band failure). I was able to replace the band...
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