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1959 Ford Thunderbird 3.5L steering box VIN: DY71Y11200
Need help in taking this steering box out.Looks like the steering shaft is attached to steering box, so do I take out the steering column completely out? Help???
1995 Ford Aspire 1.3L No Start VIN: KNJLT05H05
this vehicle came to us from another shop (lube shop). we were told the vehicle was driven to the grocery store , shut off, never to start again. they told us they checked it out and it had a bad timing belt. upon teardown, we found no belt problems, so we cal...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
good morning techs, We got this taurus that failed state inspection for PO411 secondary air injection incorrect flow, we did install new pump & fuse, but code still comnes back, koer test the air pump comes on for about 30 seconds & then shuts off, we have vac... Trouble codes: P0411
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1134W
need some tech info on the timing belt install. when the stop screw is inserted into the side of the block the crank goes past tdc before stopping. is the timing set with the piston at tdc or the crank up against the stop? thanks in advance to all that reply -...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14C1X
hello fellow techs, I,m new to iATN so bare with me.I have this 1999 ford ranger in the shop and the MIL is on.It has a P0301 NO.1 cylinder misfire.Pulled the plug looks good.Ohm the ignition wire OK.Checked coil output OK.At 2000 rpm runs fine.Let the throt... Trouble codes: P0301
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP58201
code 460 fuel level sensor any tids or cids for this system or any info concernig this code
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Torque converter VIN: 1FT5W31FX1
Once converter locks up it cycles on and off. The command state changes on the sccan tool so it is being commanded down. Appears to be in a rythmic cycle. Have ran movies of all data streams and all appears to be normal. AP is flat, RPM flat untill unlock. BOO...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRX17L11
I have this truck that I have to believe is in Theft mode. It is a crank with no start. The theft light stays on for three seconds with key on. Proves out fine. If you Crank it right away, same result. 3 second prove out. If it stays in the shop it will start ... Trouble codes: P1260
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP36312
Customer came in said was over charging sent alternator out tested bad regulator. replaced alternator and still have over charge issue. checked reulator plug wiring and found the wires to be folded and twisted so i replaced the pigtail and still the same.. che...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTSW30P13
I'm working on this 6.0L Powerstroke that belongs to a well service company. When it originally came in, it took extended crank time to start, ran very rough, and barely had enough power to pull itself into the shop. Had above listed codes in memory plus: P261... Trouble codes: P0264 (Cyl 2 Injector Circuit Low), P0267 (Cyl 3 Injector Circuit Low), P0273 (Cyl 5 Injector Circuit Low), P0276 (Cyl 6 Injector Circuit Low), P0282 (Cyl 8 Injector Circuit Low), P0341 (CMP A Circuit)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTWX32P73
I have a 2003 ford f350 diesel that originally had someone else do a headset with new titanium head bolts. Well that someone is no longer with us now its my baby. After engine was reassembled had no throttle response like the throttle was dead. checked codes a... Trouble codes: P0487
1990 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L steering VIN: 1LNCM81F3L
Removed tie rod ends and inspected ball joints to see if binding. Ok. Warranty replaced power steering pump. No power steering at idle. Real Hard Steer. Idle up motor and you can feel steering assist. Seams Ok when driving.

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1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FALP4045S
it seemed to be the IAC motor. Finally convinced customer to replace with a new one, casr runs great and they have not been back in 2 weeks. Thanks to everyone for all the help, much appreciated.
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMZU34E1W
Thanks to all who responsed to my problem. Almost all of the posts explained that these explorers had intake manifold problems. Suggestions were made for us to use a smoke machine on the intake which we did, on a cold engine we had smoke coming from between th...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24282
after reading all your replies, we fixed this van in a timely fashion. back to basics, cleaned the mass sensor and tuned up. the fuel trim is normal and mil is off. thanks for all the advice. Trouble codes: P0171, P0172 (system too rich b1), P0174, P0175.
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D92
First off i'd like to say thank you sooooo much to everyone who responded. Im extremely grateful for all your help. Heres what i found. I replaced fuel injector for cyl 1 and the condition improved greatly. I ohm tested that injector and found it to be out of ... Trouble codes: P0301.
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L steering rack VIN: 1FAFP53U74
hi to all. as most replied i replaced the rack. checked for flow problems in lines all clear. rack had no signs of leaking, but reman rack fixed the problem. not a bad job to do either. a second opinion was what i needed due to no supplier in the area had stoc...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S3Y
The problem turned out to be an intermittent vacuum switching valve for the diverter valve. When it was hot it would not switch but was ok at cooler temps. Special thanks to all three of you that responded. Daniel suggested the air pump not pumping enough air ... Trouble codes: P0411.
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Alternator light on dash VIN: 2MECM75W2N
Thanks to everyone that replied to my request. I made all the tests and checked everything that was suggested. I finally found no continuity between the voltage regulator and the charge lamp indicator at the dash. Because of the difficulty in get at all of the...
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