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1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FABP72F9K
This old Ford runs like crap when first started, idles poorly---looks like people have thrown every part there is at it to try and fix it. Timing is right on the mark and fuel pressure is good. No codes in memory except on KOER test when it's running bad and s...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF15Y1K
Thank you in advance for hearing me out on this one. We got this F150 in with a bad miss. Checked and found a dead miss on cylinder #5. Good spark on all cylinders. Good compression on all cylinders. injector pulse is fine, used probe and all injectors are ope...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEX14N6P
Customer complaint of intermittant cutting out. Feels just as if you shut the switch off and back on quickly. May go 3-4 miles and not bother and then cut out several times in a mile. Tried moving the switch with the key, tap test module and switch, and wiggli...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 1FALD65L7S
Greetings to all,this contour was sent to me from another repair shop to diagnose.The car has an extremely high idle 2500 rpm.The check engine light is on with codes for coolant,and throttle position sensor,I looked at scan data and noticed right away the volt... Trouble codes: 118 (engine coolant temp sensor), 123 (throttle position sensor)
1997 Ford Contour LX 2.5L monitors dont run VIN: 1FALP66L8V
no pending codes car has been driven 300 plus miles with cat,o2 and heated o2 and evap not run.all right bail me out again!
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX1720V
Hi iATN techs, I have a 97 Ford F-150 5 speed manual transmission with the check engine light on. The stored code is P1709 Park Neutral Position Switch Out of Range. I noticed that after clearing codes the codes till come back right away running the KOEO self ... Trouble codes: P1709 (pnp switch out of range)
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1135W
This vehicle idles poorly, it is worse when cold but does it all the time. The baro pid on ngs was 145 very low for my neck of the woods, I cleaned mass air flow now reads 160. Checked long and short fuel trims long at 10 to 12 and short is swiching but trends... Trouble codes: P0171
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Power loss VIN: 1FTZF1724W
Truck come into shop with a poor running loss of power complaint. Found several codes P0171-P0174 (LEAN), P0705 ( TRANS RANGE SENSOR ), P0750 (SHIFT SOLENOID). The transmission has problems but none that would cause the running condition. I found a big hole in... Trouble codes: P0705
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRW08L91
Help, This truck came in on a flatbed tow truck as a no start. We checked for fuel pressure and there is none. We also noticed that the instrument cluster appears to be completely dead. No guage movement at all and not even the odometer will light up. We check...
2002 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Cluster,4 x 4 module ,alt. not charging
I found fuse # 45 blown. The alt was not charging and nothing on the cluster worked. I looked it to the wiring . I found that the postion sensor for the gas pedal,4x4 module and overdrive switch are on the same circuit. I call a local dealer and ran the vin. t...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L trans. VIN: ILNHM87AOI
Car came in for front leak and harsh/delayed a 5R55N. I could only verify leak but not shifting issues in trans. worked great pan was clean.I installed trans and went to back up and it engaged hard into rev.then went to go forward and it w...

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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP5744R
Thanks to all that took the time to help me out. I was unable to get the vehicle to act up so I explained to the customer that the problem is most likely the ignition control module however I can not promise it will fix the problem without duplicating the comp...
1996 Ford F-150 Special 5.8L No Start VIN: IFTEF14H2T
Thanks to the three of you that took the time to reply to me. Eric was on the money about the DFPE shorting out the 5 volt reference. What made it such a hard find is that it would only not start, first thing in the morning and then the problem showed its self...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 7.3L brake Pedal VIN: 1FBSS31F0W
Thanks for all the techs who took the time to pffer help. I checked the Rear brakes and found cracked and broken rear shoes and also the vehichle should of had 12x31/2 Shoes but somebody put 12x 3 on insted also found return spring broken on drivers side rear....
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAKP1134Y
well!! This one is a gonner. I pulled the valve cover check the timing setup(with the exception of the crank lacking facilities) I found the exhaust cam advanced after taking the slack out of the cam modulator. That explains the rough idle the customer was com... Trouble codes: P1506.
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1LNLM81W9N
sorry it took me this long went in vacation thanks to everybody ,you gays were right about the elbow from the egr ,cleaning it solved this problem and i also cleaned all the grounds for the pcm this seem to cure the problem with the miss over bumps costumer to... Trouble codes: 157 (mass air flow too low), 341 (cmp signal noise), 172 (ego not switching lean bank 1), 176 (ego not switching lean bank 2), 332 (egr valve not opening), 336 (exh press high or egr signal hi).
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L cannot access the pcm VIN: 1L1FM8181W
Replaced the PCM and reprogrammed keys. Should have left the new PCM in and then reprogrammed the keys. Thanks for all the help.
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L air ride VIN: 2MEFM75W4Y
Well thanks to all, I did find problem. Wires schaffed through at r/f inner fender panel. There is a wireing harness that runs right through fire wall and sits against inner fender. Few more inches of conduet would have prevented this, to much $$ to spend for ...
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