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Open Help Requests for Ford
Help Request Answers
1994 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L 4TH Gear VIN: 1FTCR10X9R
Hello and Thanks in advance for any replies.This truck came into us 5 months and 3,800 miles ago popping out of fourth gear. The customer stated that a another shop installed a remaned trans aprox 4,000 miles. We asked about a warranty they told us the shop wa...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6240R
hey ford guys i have a no comunication issue with this car and cannot find any reason. the check engine light does operate and is off at this time car came in for a poor running condition and a rotten odor from exhaust and a check engine light on and off durin...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L misfire VIN: 1FTEF15YXT
How do I access mode 6 diagnostics for misfire counter using snap-on scanner?
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34E4X
This is the first time I'm using iATN for a help request. I have a 99 Ford Explore that wants to stall and idles rough only when cold. When I first start it, it idles up normally, and after a few seconds it will start to run rough and almost stall. Scanned veh...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA514X1
Thanks for any help on this up front. I'm going to try to make this short and sweet, so if you have any questions I will update. This van came in March 06', 83,700 miles with both P0171 and P0174, TSBs were noted but none of the problems stated in TSBs could b... Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53202
do not trust this vin #! car is a vin 2 flex fuel motor. complaint of poor starting after setting for 15 min to 60 min.we could not duplicate problem when car was in shop. fuel pressure held good it is a returnless system.no codes stored.has been run in last f...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L delay shift VIN: 1FMZU63W72
this vehicle has an intermitent delay shift, when switch from reverse to drive it has a 4 second delay before it goes in to gear, and you can notice a small buck when the gear engages. check for codes and none were found, fluid level is correct and in good sha...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L turn signals VIN: 1ZWFT61LOX
Customer states that turn signals stop flashing sometimes usually after they have been on for a short time like while sitting at a stop light waiting to turn. They say if you shut them off then turn them back on they will start flashing again. I have not been ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FALP4045S
This car had multiple problems - even though the computer did not show it the ignition system had misfires - we replace the plugs and wires and it helped tremendously - we also the replaced the air flow meter and it reponded well with the ignition related work...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTJS34H5S
I was unable to duplicate the customer's concern after the repairs were made. Verified fuel pressure/volume...within specifications. I double checked everything but wasn't able to find anything. Customer took the vehicle and said if anything comes up he'll let...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP6534S
Hello fellow technicians, I would like to thank all of you who hit the nail on the head with this vehicle. Once I spoke with Ford Motor Co., they found a DPFE sensor with a .5v signal return instead of 1.0v. Once I install it and perform a KOEO test all system... Trouble codes: P0335, P0336.
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14N9T
I would like to thank everyone who took the time to help. After checking and in most cases double checking all of your suggestions if was the fuel pump in the front tank. i had good presure but i noticed that i was getting alot of air when i hooked up my gauge... Trouble codes: P0385.
1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L shifting MIL VIN: 1FMDA31X9T
First, Thanks To All Who Replied Well The Fix Was a new computer. the 96 aerostars did not have a digital range sensor and the computer kept trying to read one. we ordered a new computer and had the same problem. Had it out with the with the ford parts deale...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L ABS Module VIN: 1FMZU34E0X
Thanks for all the help. Replies included testing specific circuits, and checking MODIS operation. Turns out there was a flaw in the MODIS software. We upgraded to the new 6.4 version and were able to access the ABS module then. Installed a new rear speed sens...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF20L4Y
the repair is in, Just what I thought it could be, EGR partially sticking open at times only, I knew it could be impossible to have two or three cylinders going out at once. The obvious answer was the system is running too lean, causing the misffire. I disconn... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 missffire), P0306 (cylinder 6 missfire), P0307 (cylinder 7 missfire).
2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L traction con VIN: 1FAFP47V01
I did put two new tires on the rear of the car, they were bald and the fronts were new. customer says it still does it. It's hard to get this car for any length of time,but sugesstions were all that one of the wheel sensors are dropping out. When i get it back...
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP36312
Thanks to all that replied.The fix was a combination of things.Fist make sure that the the red wire at that regulator has 12v supply. If not check fuses. If there is Next make sure that the blue and gray wires from regulator to computer have continuity.Disconn...
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