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1965 Ford mustang 200CID timing advance VIN: 5F08U18864
I very recently posted a request for specs on timing, points, etc. All that was fine, but after setting base timing at 12 deg. with vacuum line disconnected, checking centrifugal showed no advance at all. To back-up a little, I initially had found that the int...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6537W
o2 sensor not switching , starts up cold with low numbers. o2 reads 45, with a stft of 0. at 300 stft reads 44, at 845stft reads -24 . closed loop o2 stays at 845. tried new o2. same readings. o2 is doing what its told to do. anyone come across this before? an... Trouble codes: 1131 (corecting rich for lean condition)
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144Y
van came in with mil on.code set replaced sensor.cleared codes.drove van ran good,then it starts to make a chirping sound and cuts off.cranks right back up.does this about about three are four times each time chirp sound starts it acts as if a bearing grabs st...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L spark plugs VIN: 1FAFP4046Y
had the heads worked at the machine shop but problem still there.oil fouling #3 and#6 spark plugs and using a quart of oil or more a week.
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L torque converter clutch VIN: 1FTZX17271
This vehicle came in with the check engine light on and it would want to die when it comes to a stop. It had previously been in the shop for the same concern where we had replaced some seals and the torque converter. The customer said it had been fine for 8000...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L dome lights/door locks VIN: 1FMDU63E82
Hey fellow techs I have a early production Explorer that is driving me crazy! The left front door adjar switch will go from closed to adjar when you take the key out of the ignition switch. I have replaced the Central Security Module, and the truck has a new G...
2003 Ford Focus SVT 2.0L Surge, Low Vacuum VIN: 3FAHP39503
Help Ford techs! This Focus SVT came in a week ago and would not start. We retimed the engine using the special tools for this engine and then the car would run but the vacuum was very low at 14 inches hot. The customer needed to use the car so he drove it a f...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Trunk release VIN: 1LNHM83W63
The power trunk in this lincoln stopped working. When the interior switch or the remote button is pushed the module in the left door clicks, but does not open the trunk. I jumped the red wire at the trunk solenoid and it works. I also checked for broken wires ...
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L EATC controller VIN: 2MELM75W2T
help a brother out, man... this Marquis EATC stopped working in late july - would only blow hot air; A/C request would turn on compressor, but no cold air to cabin. tried to self test controller (push OFF and FLOOR simultaneously, release and press AUTOMATIC w...

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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Hello Everyone, Thanks to all who took time to reply to this post. We went ahead and let our local Ford dealership change out and reprogram the brake module on this van. We did try swapping out the new one in shop first to see what would happen and it would no...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU72X6Y
Thanks for all the tips I received. All had good ideas to check. I ended up replacing the harness from the sensor to the ecm. The vehicle left 2 weeks ago and no complaints as of yet. Thanks again for all the help. Trouble codes: P0340 (cam pos sensor ckt fault), P1309 (misfire monitor fault).
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Driver's seat VIN: 1FTPW14554
Everyone pretty much nailed this one. The harness under the seat had chaffed to the frame. It was a very small spot. Just enough to blow the fuse. Thanks to everyone that responded. Once again IATN came to the rescue.
2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA55244
customer decided he would prefer the dealer to remedy his problem. come to find out, it was a dealer that put the first cam sensor in and sent him down the road with same symptoms. im confident it was pcm related, quite possibly due to water intrusion. unhooki... Trouble codes: P0340.
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM81W6Y
Seems to be a common issue of ignition coils failing and feeding back into the wiring harness causing strange driveability concerns. The test to see if your coils are working involve stress testing the coils looking for poor performance low kv or noise/hash in...
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