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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Engine VIN: 1FTEX15NOJ
I've had this truck for 4 years without any problems. Recently it started running funny and i cant figure out why. It started as upon exceleration, it was like tge power cut out then came back on and then it would go again. Also when coming to stop, it would a...
1990 Ford Taurus L 3.0L shifting VIN: 1FACP55U7L
I am not a transmission man. I was given this car, so it sat around for several months before I decided to get it going. The Engine was overheated. I replaced the engine with a 95 model salvage yard unit. I also repaired the radiator. When I drive the car, if...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A0P
The vehicle will act like the timing is advanced, when stating at times. It will also cut off when decelling in park. When checking the timing marks it is showing 20 BTC all the time at idle, even when the spout connecter is out. When accelerating with the tim...
1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFALP54N5T
typical ford taurus problem, check engine light was the main concern of the customer, no drivability problem. did as any normal tech would do, and replaced the 3 egr parts, problem disappeared for a week or two, and showed back up. after going through multiple... Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficient egr flow detected)
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1FMYU24X4U
Came in for shifting hard. It was at times hard to get into gear. Pulled trans and found partial destroyed pilot bearing. Installed clutch kit. Now it still is sometimes hard to shift. If you move the shifter around it will work at times. I know its not the sl...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L engine cooling fans VIN: 1FAFP343XY
Customer complains of engine temp sometimes higher than normal.Checking veh. found that cooling fans only operate with ac on.The system has a high&low speed relays,and a cylinder head temp sensor.Fans work with ac on ,but engine overheats with it off.I replace...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L wdo motor and blower VIN: 1ZWFT61LOY
vehicle came in with the drivers wdo inop along with the blower motor. checked vehicle thoroughly for service manual, unable to locate for fuse diagram. checked for power at switch ok. checked for power to connector ok. replaced wdo motor. window went down but...

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1986 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FABP28M8G
hi evryone, well this mustang had more than one bug, the heater stove is bolted on inbetween the egr plate and the plinum, coolant runs thru it, it was clooged and not heating up making the air sensor react cold, and the injectors were leaking causing to rich ...
1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.9L MIL Lamp on, code 98 VIN: 1FTCR14TXK
Hi All Recieved four replies, One said to sign up for alldata, another said tcc was the problem, another offered to help ,but I never heard back. any way aftr checking all sensors and wireing I dis connected battery over night problem gone, It has now been... Trouble codes: 98 (hard code).
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F0V
The PCM driver that controls the IPR went poof. Replaced the PCM and all is now well. Thanks to Charles (aka Dieselman) for the great tip to check the driver. He said to probe the yellow/red wire (at the IPR or PCM pin 83) with a test light to ground while cra... Trouble codes: P1283 (IPR Circuit failure-KOEO), P0603 (KAM error-Continuous cleared), P0344 (Intermittent cam sensor-Continuous cleared), P0236 (MAP Turbo Boost-Continuous cleared).
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L fuel pump VIN: 1FAFP57SOW
hey guys thanks for all the help the dealer cut new keys and reprogramed theft system everything ok thank you
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP5526Y
.. we ended up taking this one to the dealer.. our local Ford dealer has a guy who is real good on Ford ele. plus he is privy to the information Ford releases. the problem turned out to be the pcm relay. it seems Ford has had alot of peoblems with this relay, ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Accessories VIN: 1FTZR15V5Y
Thanks for ALL the replies, the IATN is and always has been awesome, just because we are clueless at times, we appreciate you people. This one was the air bag bulb that was burned out. As soon as we replaced it the dinging went away and of course the light is ...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U72
well guy's what i may not have mentioned was that this truck also needed a rear diff. after reading some of the possible causes of this missfire and cost related, customer decided not to fix truck. Trouble codes: P0171, P0175, P0305, P0304, P0306.
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP44472
Replacing rodent damaged vent hose and valve was the fix. Many thanks to IATN members for the assist. Pete [...]. Trouble codes: P0457.
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling Systems
well the customer brought the car back and it was overheating again I did not have a clue what to do but i got to looking and i found that the fan was not blowing fast as it should be radiator was new according to the customer so i did a pressure test on the a...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L warm air from passanger ducts VIN: 4M2ZU86W12
Thanks for the replies. After loooking closely at the box I noticed that the heater core to evaporator seam was slightly open from distortion. due to the labor involved in R&R of this box, The best way to repair was to replace the box assembly. We ordered from...
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