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1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1F56C5DT5J
thanks to all in advance. this car came from another shop.acts like it is miss-firing at idle and is worse at higher rpms.have tried another dist. my self and checked wire from ecm to dist. and grounds for sheild. only thing i can find out of wack is, when it ...
1989 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L compressor VIN: 1FTCR14X4N
costomer had inop ac charged and dyed system worked fine came back 1 lb low found high side retro leaking repaired and charged now i have no power at the compressor i do have power at the pressure switch i jumed the switch and still nothing fuses are all good ...
1990 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L blend door and outside temp sensor VIN: 1FACP54Y4L
I am goin crazy.. i can run all the tests and everything comes out good but still not working.. I do the self test on the eatc controller and it keeps showing 02 03 04 codes.. i have used 4 different control heads from other cars.. no difference. outside temp ...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX15N1R
Truck has miss on cyl #2 under load. Traced down to #2 cyl loosing spark at dist cap under load. Pip waveform shows only 7 cyls have fire. Missing cyl 2 only under load. If I remove spout connector problem is gone. #2 will have good spark (jumps over 1.5 inche...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FASP15J3S
Here's the story: 1995 Ford Escort 2dr manual trans. A few years ago the engine was replaced probably due to some type of failure. A friend of mine bought it knowing the engine was replaced at one time but he had no details of it. Check Engine light was alway...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L steering VIN: 1FALP52U2V
okay, this one is a real head scratcher, for me anyway. a lady brought in this taurus because the power steering would become real tight and the radio would go off, i checked for an alternator. sure enough it was only charging about 12.7 volt, so i replaced th...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Power VIN: 1FDJW36F9V
Vehicle came in last week with complaint of no power and hard starting. Vehicle can take 10 min to start, worse when colder(Seems to start up decent after it is warmed up) When first started, will not react to gas pedal (maybe 50 rpm difference)Idle switch is ... Trouble codes: P0344
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L fans don't come on till 210 VIN: 1FAFP6531W
contour came in with no fan operation and overheating. installed fans and temp senders all was fine then 2 months later came back for overheating the fans don't come on until 210 and only stay on until the temperature reaches 208 then shut off. never really ge...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FPRAR0869
i would like some info on this code as well as how to go about this problem ,i check all the info i have but come up with nothing ,any help would be greatly bneeded. phil Trouble codes: P1639 (vehicle id block corrupted not programmed)
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21L94
this truck came to us after the customer was driving on the freeway and the number 8 spark plug came out of the head. he said it was running like a top when all of a sudden there was a loud bang and then a constant popping noise. we figured we would have to pu...
2005 Ford E-250 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTN524L55
vhe came in whith miss and code 358 (#8 ckt fault) replaced coil then it blew a fuse replace coil and fuse ran good no miss. came back to shop to install engine cover miss came back. and has not been able to get to stop missing sense has power to coil acope pa... Trouble codes: P0358
1976 Lincoln Mark IV 7.5L warning lights VIN: 6Y89A87690
Hi All: I need help identifying what this warning light is for. Printing on it is faded and I have no manuals. To the right of the driver is a warning lamp information panel. It has two colums of 3 warning lights with one seatbelt warning below. I need to know...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L trans VIN: 1MELM5045R
I rebuilt this trans two years ago, all was fine until a few weeks ago. when it turns right, it will come out of gear until it straightens back out. we changed the fluid and filter, checked the tubes and seals, found no problem I added two extra quarts of atf ...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1ZWFT6034Y
The Cougar was sent to us from another shop, they did nothing to it -- just passed it on. If the throttle is mashed about 3/4 the engine will bog and blow black smoke. If held wide open, it will eventually stall. If throttle is less, the engine will rev stron...

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1993 Ford Festiva GL 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNJPTO5H7P
Thanks to those who sent information on this problem. Much of the information was very useful, but did not solve the problem. We removed the timing belt, lined up the crank pulley on TDC and checked the #1 cylinder to see that it indeed was at TDC, it was! We ...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L T/Case VIN: 1FMZU34X1W
Thanks guys, lots of good info. We replaced the clutch pack in the T/case, new clutch has a different design of clutch plates. Still not sure why they say not to seperate the clutches from clutch pack, came loose in the box from Ford. Checked tire circumferenc...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L electrical VIN: 2FTRX18W5Y
Hello techs Well this one is fixed. It turned out to be a coil on plug. Had several great responses. The spike the primary side shutting the computer down causing the trans to downshift to 2nd gear by not suppling power to the trans solenoids. Thank you all ...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L torque converter clutch VIN: 1FTZX17271
I got it fixed, finally! Thanks for all the replies. It ended up being the wiring harness touching the egr tube and had melted through the harness. It didn't touch all the time so that is why when I ran a resistance check for a short to ground it didn't show u...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L temp gage VIN: 1FAHP36301
sorry guys costomer came n got rig as to yhe replies some didint bother to read the whole thing others where sympathetic no real answers.not the only one same problem seen others posted,so it remains a mistery
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4H567HYT
hey, thanks everyone for helping replaced dpfe sensor checked egr ports cleaned reset computer all is good.p 1000 is still on so i told this women to drive atleast 27 miles and i should be able to clear it if it doesnt do it its self,agian thanks ladys ,gentle... Trouble codes: P1000, P1408, P1780.
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71WX5
I cannot duplicate the 15 amp fuse blowing for the pcm and mass air flow. a fuse will last ablout 1 or 2 wks then blow, sad to say , I put in a 30 amp fuse and will wait to see what tears up, and hopefully get to the root of the problem!
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L fan VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
thanks iatn members what i found was a bad cooling fan how i did this was i made a makeshift pressure tester from a trans pressure tester then i assembled it in line and watched the pressure although i did not know the specs on it i watched the pressure as i j...
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