Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for October 6, 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
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVCT20A3P
customer complaint / chugging - lack of power (happened suddenly after coming to a stop sign) note: a year earlyer battery was hooked up backward, result new alternater as well, everthing ok until now. vehicle runs great at idle however if you try to accelera... Trouble codes: 186 (injector pulsewidth higher or maf lower than expected without baro sensor), 181 (fuel system at rich adaptive limit at part throttle system lean bank 1), 172 (lack of ho2s-1 switchs indicating lean bank 1), 171 (fuel system at adaptive limit ho2s-1 unable to switch)
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L glow plugs VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
Hey there and thanks in advance for the help. I have this truck that seems to have a big appetite for glow plugs. I put in a new set about a year ago(10,000 miles) and all but 2 are bad again. This is my own truck that I just use on the weekends for towing my ...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP13P0V
This car has come back again. we call it the grape ape. Anyway, the car came in for a local over. custome told us it may need a tuneup because she runs alittle rough. Looked things over plugs wires fuel pressure etc. things look very good, the rough idle is wh... Trouble codes: 401 (insuffiecient EGR flow), 1408 (excessive EGR flow)
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Parasitic draw VIN: 1FMDU34E4V
Hello all, I have a 1997 Explorer which allegedly has a parasitic draw concern. I say alledgedly because I cannot duplicate condition. I measure parasitic draw at 440 mA initially, then goes to sleep after approximatly 50 minutes to 15mA with GEM sleeping a...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L gear 3-4 VIN: 3FALP15P3V
hello techs, i have this 97 escort with numerous codes in . the car starts out in 1rst gear fine and shifts into 2nd gear fine also but instead of going into 3rd it neutrals out instead.the fluid is very dark. i have the 5 codes listed that were in the compute...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6633W
Hi this car came in with check engine light p1131 O2 lean. checked everything i can think of Fuel Pressure at idle is 27 goes to 35 given throttle, Vacuum is 21 inch. Cleaned MAF sensor had known good one tried dint make a difference. The car also hitches like... Trouble codes: P1131 (HO2 Indicates Lean)
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L brake pedal travel VIN: 2FTRX18L8X
We have checked entire brake system and find everything in good condition. The truck stops ok but the pedal goes nearly to the floor with moderate to heavy pressure on it when stopped. Have reviewed the fix data base and found the fix to be a larger bore maste...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP53U7X
Hi group, I have a puzzler here. Not sure if it goes under dreveability or trans. If you release the brake on this car and just let it roll forward, it will shift to second gear almost immediately and then start to hunt, buck, and change rpm on it’s own. Sympt...
1999 Ford Contour SVT 2.5L rotors VIN: 1FAFP68G8X
hey guys, i,ve got this contour that uses the european brake system, at least on the front. i replaced the front rotors with brenbos and installed a quality pad. when i road test this thing i hear a thump, thump, thump when applying the brakes. let me give you...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF20L4Y
Check enging light on, idles rough, check underhood and notice pcv valve very noisy, pitch off hose, idles good, replace pcv valve, idles good. test drive and notice engine missfire, but if i goose the gas pedal, the missfire tends to go away, if almost feels ... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 missffire), P0306 (cylinder 6 missfire), P0307 (cylinder 7 missfire)
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Intake Manifold VIN: 1FTRX18L62
Intake manifold leaking at Rt. rear. Coolant will actually squirt out under pressure. Removed manifold and recently replaced gasket, every thing looks OK no cut or pinched gaskets. But manifold is warped, its not warped from bolt hole to bolt hole like you wou...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L coolinf fan VIN: 1LNHM87A2Y
this car came in with an overheating code and abs code. we installed a traction/ abs module, flashed it and it works fine, the overheating problem had pump fluid that looked like seltzer water. we put a new fan pump on it it appeared to have a leak. the fan wo...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Charge Light
The charge light will flash on this vehicle ONLY while driving or engine RPM is above 1200-1500 and engine is at operating temp. It does not come on when car idles. The interior lights & radio display are also affected. There is technical service buletin from ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L erratic shifts VIN: 1FTHX26G3N
thanks to all that replied i found a bad ground at radiator support hopefully that is it, it hasn't acted up for a month now but I am posting it as fixed again thanks for the help
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L fans don't come on till 210 VIN: 1FAFP6531W
This vehicle i believe is fixed or was never in need of repair customer is satisfied that vehicle will be ok and declined reprogram of pcm to change when fans come on. thank iatn members.
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L Odometer VIN: 2FT2F0823X
Hey group, I dont have any specific news. I am going run the old cluster until I can stop the vehicle long enough to send the cluster out and have the odometer repaired. Have a good weekend all.
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L oil pressure VIN: 1FTRX17W1X
Getting real information on this one has been difficult. None of the replies seemed to have actual tests on oil pressure on this engine, although one thought the engine should be replaced “just because”. Not finding real time specs anywhere, and having checked...
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L alternator VIN: 2FAFP71W12
Hello All, sorry for the delay, We checked the whole circuit and the fix was to install an OEM reman motorcraft alternator. The car has been out for 3 weeks. Thanks for all of your help.
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU17W83
Well it seens that this vehicle had the right head pull out for some replacement valve that got stuck because this cars was in an accident and the engine was not started for 10 months. So I decided to take off the front engien covert to check for proper timing... Trouble codes: P0172 (systen too rich b1).
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14524
We did get this one going again!! We were rookies on this 3 valve 5.4 with variable cam timing. In my original post My tech left out the fact that the spark plugs broke on removal. This made us have to pull the heads. When reassembling the timing chains my guy...
2005 Ford E-250 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTN524L55
i finally fixed the missing and code po358 the vehicle had 4 out of 8 coils bad and only showed 358 or #8 primary as bad Trouble codes: P0358.
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next