Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for September 18, 2006
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for Ford
Help Request Answers
1983 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FABP46F6D
first drive of day. customer drives about 2 miles, stalls must wait 3-5 minutes then it starts and runs all day till complete cool down
1990 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15T0L
Truck has no spark or pulse, crank signal good, no signal at coils. Power and grounds good. Ohmed all wires between ignition module, crank sensor, coils and ECM. Checked plug below alternator for corrossion, OK. Disconnected SPOUT connector no change. Injector...
1994 Ford Tempo GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FABP36U5R
this ford tempo runs great when warmed up just a little bit but cold you can hardly keep it running just as soon as the temp climbes up even 4 deg it runs like a new car we have changed the coolant temp twice the egr valve iac motor tps makes no diff everythin...
1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FALP54N2V
Hello Fellow Techs, I have this Taurus that will stall after running about 30 minutes(whether driving or just idling in the shop). It will only stall at idle, it will not stall while you're driving down the road. When it does stall, you can restart it by hold...
1999 Ford F-250 5.4L front brakes VIN: 1FTNX215XY
hello techs. we have a 99 f250 v10 that is giving us a fit! after the vehicle gets warmed up and the brakes are applied, the front end shakes like crazy! we have replaced the pads/rotors (front and back), the r/f caliper, and have thoroughly checked the front ...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L8X
Hello all, Ford techs: Does anyone have service tips regarding ignition coils on 4.6/5.4 engines? I am replacing a LOT of these coils and am wondering if anyone has usefull information to suggest regarding lasting repairs. On this particular truck, #3 and ... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire Cylinder 3), P0304 (Misfire cylinder 4)
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Noise VIN: 1FAFP6636X
I am working on this Contour that has a noise I cannot find. The way I've been duplicating the noise is by cranking the whel to the left and accelerating from a stup up the apron ramp in front of the shop. You only need to go 5 or 10 feet, then come to a stop....
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Fuel System VIN: 1FDXW47F5X
Howdy Got a call from one of my drivers last week, Told me his truck wasn't runnung well and he had trouble maintaining highway speed. I told him to park it and sent the wrecker. Got truck to shop and found a full tank of gas instead of diesel. I have seen th...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U6X
I have this car which sets a code p1309 which is for misfire detection.From what I was told by customer was that ford had put a new motor in it and on the way from the dealer about 200 miles the check engine light came on.He did not go back because he was out ... Trouble codes: P1309
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L water pump VIN: 1FTNX21FOY
Hey guys, Customer replaced alternator on this powerstroke on sunday and soon after the waterpump bearing failed . Vehicle towed in and pulled the old pump off and find that the impeller and all pieces are missing. So we know that all pieces and fins are insid...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L 4wd hubs VIN: 1FTNW21LO1
vechile exibits noise in frnt hubs which us induced by hitting bumps or potholes in road at any speed noise is coming from frnt hubs ,ratcheting,grinding noise activating 4wd stops noise. seems as though hubs are partillay engaged.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L all VIN: 3FTNX21F51
Cust states: all brakes apply to the point he can not drive the truck. Has to put the truck in 4 low to get off road. After he lets it cool for 1-2 hours it will drive again. He stated the brakes are touchy at times? I thought froze caliper but the Customer sw...
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L 2-3 Shift VIN: 1FMCU04171
Hi All, This truck came to the shop with no forward engagement. I pulled the trans and overhauled it after finding a broken planitary gear set and burnt intermediate clutches. There was lots of metal through the trans so I replaced the torque convertor and pum...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Stall VIN: 1FDWF36PX4
I have a 2004 F-350 with a 6.0 liter diesel in it. It came in on the hook this weekend with the complaint that it started losing power and eventually died. I went out to the truck and it started right up. It felt like it was loaded up but seemed to clear out w...
1984 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L vacuum line VIN: 1LNB96F3EY
I'm replacing the heater core on this car. After rolling the heater plenum out and replacing the core, I noticed a broken or disconnected vacuum line. There are three lines that come through the firewall. One is black/blue trace, the other 2 are black. The two...
1994 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV11W6R
Hello fellow technicians. I am trying to pull the codes from the PCM as the customer states that the check engine lamp came on. I have looked in Mitchell and it says that there is a DLC near the starter in the engine room which can be accessed to count the fla...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 1FALD65L7S
Well after alot of testing and hooking up break out box I finally was able to catch for a second or to that the bank 2 o2 sensor would at times short out to battery voltage through the heater circuit with in the o2 causing a 12 volt signal feeding back into ec... Trouble codes: 118 (engine coolant temp sensor), 123 (throttle position sensor).
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRW08L91
Fellow Technitions, Thank all of you who gave a reply to this post. We went in and rechecked all, and I mean all, power and grounds again. Then we got a new instrument cluster and installed it. We then had comunication with the system but the vehicle still did...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU04161
thanks to grady, paul, mark, and daniel for your input. the customer picked up the vehicle befor we could fix it. they stated that they did not have any driveability issues they just wanted to know why the ses light comes on. we removed the connector from the ... Trouble codes: P0351.
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP13P12
Thanks for your help. This one is fixed. Carl & Greg were right on. I emptied that tank & put in new fuel & spark plugs and it started and ran ok. I did injector pressure drop test before draining tank & all injectors fired & dropped ok. I thought the fuel sme...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU73KX3
Thanks to all that replied, after a few more hours of inspections we decided to replace the master cylinder, problem solved. Thanks
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14505
Had too much oil - (seven quarts too many) - Drained oil and filled to proper level - (customer had oil changed before coming to me for a miss) -
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on, spark knock VIN: 2MECM75W3N
Many, Many replies telling me to investigate the EGR and its passages. They were plugged up really bad. Customer had us install a new EGR valve right away to although i dont think it was needed. I still have the problem of not be able to retrieve codes from th...
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next