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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14N0M
this is my first request for help and i dont even know where to start testing. costomer complains of uneven idle at first start up cold.evens out after 1 min or when you goose trottle. also very poor fuel milage.i tested with otc genisys o2 inactive (replaced ...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L axles VIN: 1FALP4044R
Hi everyone. This one is starting to cost me lots of money.Costumer came in and said he needs a diff overhaul .We overhaul the diff replace all bearings mesure ring gear runout within spec.made sure pinion depth is ok back lash right on the money found a bent ...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L engine/starter VIN: 1FTCR10A2T
Here's a really good one for you guys to ponder. We got this truck in because the starter is kicking back like the engine is too advanced in timing. Before we started got it it had already had 2 starters put in, and has had the flywheel replaced because the st...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L heater VIN: 2FTZX18WOW
This vehicle came in with very little heat output. It has had a new heater core installed less than a year ago, we have changed the thermostat, installed a new water pump from the dealer with the flange on the vanes, installed a new heater control actuator and...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF1729W
I have a cam sensor code, that only comes on when you first start the engine, If you clear it while running the code wont come back till you restart. Checked Archives one fix was the DFPE sensor would cause this code, I unplugged it sure enough code didnt retu... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor)
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Anti Theft VIN: 1FMPU16L41
I have a 2001 Expedition here that came in on the hook with a no start condition. The Theft light flashes when cranking and key on position. Hooked up Modis have no communication with PCM. I can communicate with all other modules PATS,GEM,ETC. Followed flow ch...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX17WX2
hello again wonderful world of iatn, im having difficulty in diagnosing what appears to me as a lean miss at idle(gut feeling). the fuel trims tell me that B1 is slightly lean, only up in short term about 2.5 sometimes. B2 is way down there on LT -15.0 usually... Trouble codes: P0175
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FD5W34F72
hi all ..This is a CALIFORNIA pu and does not have the RELAY ..it is pcm controlled and here are the steps i have taken towards repairing this 7.3 dsl turbo.. p0683 glow plug comm line fault. cleared codes and glow plug comes on afetrer 3 cold starts or with n... Trouble codes: P0683, P0670, P1211
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMPU16505
fuel will leak in cylinders while engine is off causing the engine to lock up,and also runs rough.

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1987 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 1FDEE14N1H
Well, I'd like to thank everybody who replied to this message. due to a stupid oversite by me, i didn't think about the balancer slipping and timeing chain being stretched/off 2 teeth. ran good considering everything. So the fix was simply replacing the harmon...
1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Torque Convertor VIN: 1FTHX25M6P
Thanks for all the suggestions. Most replies agree with me that the dirty rpm frequency may be a source of the repeat failures on this transmission. I was aware of the updated computer for this vehicle and have recommended that it be replaced at the time of th...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F6T
Thank you all for your quick and helpful replies. Many of you were commenting on the glow plug system and the controller. Scott from Alaska suggested using controllers from IHC and they are less expensive. I will sure keep that in mind for any future controlle...
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L gauges/warning lights VIN: 1FTZF172XN
Sorry for the delay but I wanted to be sure it was fixed. I learned that the gauges sweep was the gauges calibrating themselves after loseing B+. Oswald had the fix.The battery had an intermittent bad connection. Seemed to easy but cleaning the battery ends an...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no throttle, dash in VIN: 1FTNX20F8Y
coustomer declined to go any further with diagnosis,would not ok further disassembly to investigate possible causes,but he did thank me for 'nothing',ya gotta love this bussiness...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Batt Drain VIN: 1FMRU17L4Y
A special thank you for all of you who took the time to offer help on this vehicle. We pretty much narrowed it down to the GEM module but customer was not happy with that diagnostics and took vehicle to the dealership. The customer recently called to tell me s...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRWO8L11
Thank you all for the assistance. I was unaware of the test 53 in mode 6. Upon checking I also found misfires on cylinders #1 and #7. I took Nathan's suggestion and replaced all plugs and plug boots. I found some corrosion on the coil to plug boot connections ... Trouble codes: P1000.
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, LONG CRANK VIN: 1FTSS34F51
This vehicle left the shop running good however the crank time is a little long but always starts. The new high pressure oil pump helped the most however the customer opted to drive as is rather than continue with looking for leaking injector Orings. Thanks ve... Trouble codes: 1211 (pending icp press. above/below expected), 1212 (pcm memory icp not at expected).
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L engine noise VIN: 1FTRX17W21
Thank you all for your advise and help. I removed the valve cover and removed the end cap of the camshaft and found the the oil passage was pluged. Cleaned it out and the noise was gone. Thank you for all your help.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTWX32P73
Did not get much help on this one. as we have limited resources for working on diesels, we have sent this one off to the dealer and as of this point they have replaced the 3rd and final harness (pcm to trans), warrantied the pcm and reflshed and it still had n... Trouble codes: P0487.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L convertor VIN: 1FDNF20L64
after refilling and flushing with BG solvent, it has not stalled once yet, I can't explain why, Charles ( IATN member) e-mailed me saying there was a bulletin on replacing fluid with snythetic ATF to fix problem. If vehicle returns, I will try that...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTSX21545
Good Day, Our missfire was caused by carbon tracked, blistered plugs. Contaminated fuel system restricted the fuel filter, engine ran lean, etc. Removal of the plugs was a challange. Followed all the recommendations from Ford TSB 06-15-2 and still had #2 & #... Trouble codes: P0300 (ramdom missfire), P0171.
1991 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L Headlamps VIN: 1LNCM93E2M
After dissasembling most of the dash to access the High/low relay, light out modual, auto dimmer relay, headlamp switch, combo switch and having strange test results, ie power when there should be none I slept on it to hope for some good advice on my email thi...
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