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1989 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 shifts
transmission upshifts early in all ranges 1-2, 2-3, 3-4. does not "kick-down" as well as should, lugs on hills as though in too high of a gear. Have adjusted kick down cable per instructions in ALL DATA. (release kick down cable clip at throttle body, moved ca...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14NXL
Thanks to everyone for your time. This truck starts hard when cold, not major problem though. When running hot or cold, worse when cold though, when running and touching gas it will die. As it warms up it gets better, but it will still fall on its face & still...
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L diff/t-case VIN: 2FTHF36M5P
Noise in 4X4 at 15 M.P.h and above and vibration.You can lock frt hubs in and drive in 2wd no noise or vib.you can drive in 4x4 w/hubs un locked and no noise. check tire size o.k. frt and rear ratio matched 3.54 both frt and rear. vib and noise sounds like com...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FTJW35F2V
Howdy everyone, and Merry Christmas! I got this worn out old 7.3 that wont hold oil in the high pressure reservoir, I tried filling the reservoir and it tried to start, and white smoked but no start. It also emptied the reservoir again. I pulled the ipr valve ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 4 x 4 hub VIN: 1FTWW33F1X
Hello we have a f350 super duty with vacum operated hubs. Replaced the shift motor becuase it was sezed up and very nosiy [stuck in 4x4 high]. Know we have a seal leak on the rf axle, leaking vacum and needs repalcement. Pulled the snap ring out to remove the ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L unknown VIN: 1FTSX31F9Y
After repair in repair history, the abs light stays out with no codes and datascan readings show normal and equal wheel speeds. BUT, ABS does not activate easily. Wheels can be locked up. On the icy roads up here now, at 70 KPH it is possible to lock wheels wh...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L courtesy lights VIN: 1MELM66L5W
Hello Ford Techs.This Mystique's coutesy lights stay on with the engine running.If the car is shut off,lights come on and shut off properly when each door is open.But with car running lights never go out.Can't find a good description of system operation in All...

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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4th gear VIN: 1FMDU34X4R
Hi group. Excuse me for long time to post the fix. Many of the replies say me that check the connector plug. I check continuity, wires seems well; I change the connector plug, same thing. I install a control valve body from a vehicle that works perfecty and re...
1994 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: BRZR166464
This one is fixed, I removed the IAC and it was plugged with carbon. I changed the IAC and it runs really well. I did the water spray bottle trick with no change but I took the advice of Norm and Michael and changed the spark plug wires too because the old one...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBJS31H2S
Once again you guys have made me look like a genius. I forgot to mention that everywhere I checked it appeared someone had beat me to it (bolts showed signs of being tampered with). Throttle plate was recently cleaned, pcm grounds had been jumped to battery (n... Trouble codes: 123 (121 -), 121 (129 -), 129 (636 -), 636 (632 -), 632 (411 -), 411.
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX1861V
First of all, i would like to thank all who replied. I got the vehicle back in the shop, and checked the spark output. when pulling the # 4 wire off when running, spark would jump a lot further than its companion on the coil. I then rechecked the resistence of... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire).
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTRE1425W
Well thanks for everyones help. The timing chain had jumped and after we put on new chain we found that the valve on #4 cylinder had already smacked the piston so now we're putting in a new motor. Thanks to everyone that replied, sorry took awhile to get this ...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L brake lights VIN: 2FTZA5442Y
I have some updated information that I cannot post on this one as I have already updated once and that is all that is allowed??, so I will close out and repost with the correct information and hope that more of you chime in. Steve [...] is being extremely he...
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM91V5R
thanks you for the good ideas. i disconected the battery and then reconected the battery ( witch i had done prior ) and strange enough the front air ride starting working. the rear air ride would still not work. i found the signal to the rear air ride from the...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNFM97V0W
THANK YOU to all that replied. It was my first time at using the iATN network for a vehicle problem. Sorry it took longer to reply. Vehicle is second car for customer & was in no hurry to repair. The biggest help was found from techs that indicated using Gener... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank1), P0174 (Lean Bank2), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4).
1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Steering VIN: 1MEFM50UXW
Well, I ate the apple on this one. After trying several helpful suggestions, I relinquished it to the dealer. The problem ended up being the 'GEM' (general electronic module)located under the fuse box on the left side of the cowl under the dash. An awfully exp...
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