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1977 Ford F-150 5.8L Oil Pressure VIN: F14HCY6783
This is my personal vehicle, bought it dirt cheap and use it only for offroading. Ever since i bought it a year ago the engine has had about 7psi oil pressure at hot idle and 25psi cruising down the road. I drove it daily through last winter with no problems b...
1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.3L 2-3 3-4 shift VIN: 2FMDKF38M6
Have this truck that came in from another shop. transmission was replaced twice for no shifting. Ran for codes only one had was (23) FILP out of adjustment. Ran thru troobleshooter & it says that if koeo test is done on a diesel w/o depressing gas pedal code w...
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDHE27Y8T
We are third man in on this one. I found the vacuum tank was broken not allowing vacuum to solenoids. Replaced tank and then had 18" vacuum to vacuum ck valve and 10" after that to AIRD/AIRB solenoids. Passed all pinpoint tests as per Mitchell. Upstream O2s go... Trouble codes: P0411
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E2W
Hey Ford guys, this Exploder has fuel trims at idle at +20% on the short term, and -20% on the long term. This seems strange to be this way, but who knows on a Ford. I hear a vacuum leak, and I know how sensitive Ford's are to leaks like that. This has a plast... Trouble codes: P0171 (bnk 1 lean), P0174 (bnk 2 lean)
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14U5W
Hi everyone, this Ranger failed PA State Emissions with Code P1450. I tested the Vapor Canister Solenoid and is working. The Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor reads 1.39v atmosphere, with fuel cap removed. I have searched the archives and forums with little info. on t... Trouble codes: P1450 (Unable To Bleed Up Fuel Tank Vacuum)
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L wiper motor VIN: 1FMZU72E12
Vehicle came in with the intermitent wipers not working (they ran all the time), the low and high speeds worked normally but when you cut the switch off it would stay on or it will park in the position it is in. I am not sure for codes because I am coming in b...
2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Engine VIN: 2FMZA52234
Hello Ford techs, 2004 Ford Freestar van with a bad vibration on light accel. It can be simulated in stall by power braking between 1100 & 1200 rpm. you feel it thru the whole van including the steering column. we can not find any hose, etc touching causing th...
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L steering rack VIN: 1FAFP53U74
car came in with a sudeen problem as per customer of poor assist and thud noise on left turns. checked front end all ok. with no weight on tires no problem. tires on turn plates found thud in rack. you can feel the thud in return line. thinking rack but none a...
2005 Ford E-250 5.4L trans VIN: 1FTNE24L15
This van has erratic shifts with overdrive light flashing. Other tech in shop has replaced trans and didn't correct it so it went to dealer. Dealer replaced solenoids in new trans and that didn't fix it so they installed another Ford trans. When that didn't fi...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L engine VIN: 1LNHM86S23
This car starts normally every time but after idling for one to two seconds it will turn off. It will restart again then shut down. After going through this routine four or five times it will stay running and drive fine. If you turn the car off for just a few ...
1987 Mercury Grand Marquis 5.0L MIL Lamp on
this car has code 94 and 44 for the thermactor system related to the tab and tad sensors. i have ran the flow chart for the codes which both sensors check out, repaired all vaccum problems, used breakout box and wires going to the computer from the sensors wer... Trouble codes: 94 (tab sensor), 44 (tad sensor)

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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEE14Y3T
thanks to the guys , fellow techs who replied to my request this van came in from another shop and even had been at the ford dealer, the vehicle had failed the illinois emission test 3 times , but to make a long story short many parts ahad been replaced someon... Trouble codes: P0411.
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCA11U1V
hello all the ford in question had a weak valve spr1ng or lifter on # 3 cylinder after going back & getting some more info from the customer the missfire would only happen under extreme load or when pulling his trailer. i went out and really got the van hot & ... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 miss fire).
1997 Ford Aspire 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNJLT06H2V
Car had to go at the end of that day, we were hoping to get it back to continue testing, but so far it hasn't returned. Closing post due to time. Will update if we ever get it back for testing. None of the 3 replies had ran into this problem on this particular... Trouble codes: P0140 (O2 sensor no activity - post cat).
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Four Wheel Drive VIN: 1FMPU18L6X
The suggestions and guidelines provided by IATN members was excellant. Following this guidance and process of elimination I was able to isolate the problem to the GEM Module. During diagnostics it was evident that neither the RPM or Speed sensor were producing...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L steering system VIN: 1FAFP56S4Y
note: vehicle power steering pump was ultimate source of issue. so, we had analyzed this vehicle correctly the first time. upon iatn and standard tech-line information, determined that use of aftermarket pump was a bad idea. installed motor-craft dealer order ...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W41
all wiring and connections checked good. ecm drive checked out good also. replaced spark plugs and #5 coil, using all oe parts. thanks for all the great input. Trouble codes: P0305, P0355.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L all VIN: 3FTNX21F51
Thanks for all the help. The ABS module fixed the brake issue. We installed a used module over a week ago. I have talked to the Cust several times since then and he has had no problems with the brakes. I think if I would have been able to duplicate the problem...
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L mass air flow VIN: 1FAFP42X92
thanks for those who replied ,im gonna let the customer know that im not gonna get involved and reccomend he goes to aftermarket mass air
2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L horn VIN: 1FMRU17L92
thanks alot for all of your help. the problem was the cruise control servo. the harness to the servo and servo were burnt between power and the clock spring connector. replaced connector and servo fixed the problem. again, thanks for help, kevin [...].
2003 Ford Focus SVT 2.0L Surge, Low Vacuum VIN: 3FAHP39503
What a special child! This SVT (Special Vehicle Team)Focus is an interesting beast! Thanks to the 3 Techs who took time to help. We moved the intake cam 26 degrees and then the engine compression was 160 and the car had a more stable idle. The engine was then ...
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM91V0R
Thanks for your replies on this issue. I had planned on checking the vent sol and if there was any adjustment on the height sensors. But when this DIY customer returned, he had installed spring conversion struts in the frt. I was not able to see what he had do...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L trans VIN: 1MELM5045R
lots of suggestions, some close but the cure was a replacement valve body.some thought the axle was sliding out and back in, some suggested wiring, some suggested certain valves in valve body(I tried those) but it was something in the valve body that fixed it....
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L blend door VIN: 1MEFM53S2X
thanks to all who helped, the problem went away while we were testing, and wouldnt act up again, so customer is going to return when it comes back.
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