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1983 Ford Thunderbird 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FABP46F4D
Customer complaint of stalling/ hot idle. Duplicated symptom, Checked and replaced lazy O2 sensor. Road tested and extended idle good/ Waveform good. Returned 1 week later/ same symptom. O2 stuck low @ hot idle/ will repond to propane. Checked each sensor in...
1993 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L crank sensor VIN: 2FALP71W1P
The car will not pulse the fuel injectors nor spark the plugs. The fuel pump sends gas to the rail. The crank position sensor gets no power.
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26F7S
Thank's for all the help.This is a high mialage pu.It always runs and starts fine while drivingit cuts outand returns to idle as long as youkeep your foot on the accelerator after youyoulet the throttle switch close returns to normal all pids are consistant ac... Trouble codes: P0603
1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMDA31X1S
Hello Folks Have an aerostar 4.0 van. Just finished R&Ring cylinder heads, Van ran fine before engine repair work. Engine cranking compression is around 170 psi, engine running compression is around 150 psi on all cylinders. Removed exhaust at manifolds. Stil...
1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L spark plug threads VIN: IFALP54NXT
Hi, all. Got this SHO Taurus with the 3.4 engine that a customer brought to us with a of the spark plugs on the front bank came out. It had been temporarily fixed by someone else, and has a metal threaded insert and a blob of JB weld all around the ...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Rough in general VIN: 2FTDX1724V
Thanks in Advance --- Nick, I need your help (you're almost famous)!! Have this truck in for oil leak repair and now we have a rough running engine. No codes stored at this time ... would have to think P0171/174 are coming with more run time. Checked fuel pres...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Steering VIN: 1FTDX18W6V
Alright, another tech is workng on this truck and i am at home rightnow. Truck came in for intermittent rear brake lock up. During inspection found upper and lower ball joints and pitman had play. After the lockup concern was fixed, replaced susp. parts and al...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU34X7W
got one thats kicking my ash. veh towed in for a no start. cranks fine, have spark/fuel pressure/inj pulse. will only start in clear flood mode. with throttle fully depressed vehicle starts. ive swapped coil pack, iac motor and crank sensor from known good veh...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Reverse VIN: 1FMDU73E8Y
This ford came in about 9000 miles ago with shifting problems. We found a TSB on this and did the update which invloved removing the valve body and replacing the seperator plate and some springs and other little pieces. I did this about 6 months ago. The truck...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Trailer tow connector VIN: 1FTYR44U12
Simple plug in connector on truck and trailer. 3 active wires and ground but no power to any thru plug. I don't have a diagram of the system but 2 fuses to left and right turn sigs are good. no fuse for the tail light that is separate. There is a towing packag...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L engine temp VIN: 1FTYR10D83
Greetings, This Ranger is giving us a lot of problems. It was towed in because the customer said it was running bad. We tested it and found that it was running too hot according to the scanner information and that it would start running bad when it ran hot. Th...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D93
Im not a ford expert and this ones got my attention, mil is on and only code is p2004, I cant seem to find any direction from alldata or any of my ford guys. anyone see this before? Trouble codes: P2004 (undocumented code)
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W84
Car came in a week ago with running problem, Acted like was running out of gas, also had a skip under acc. Replaced plug on cyl. #5 and checked fuel filter could not blow through it, replaced filter. Car ran fine. Came in this morning with p1235 code,( fuel pu... Trouble codes: P1235 (fuel circut)
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM91V9P
good afternoon techs.this lincoln is eating my lunch. the problem is after driving car 5 miles or so the mil comes on with same codes stored .can erase and drive again and they come back .hooked red brick and at times readings for o2 sensors go off the scale p... Trouble codes: 176 (177 -), 177 (337 -), 337 (529 -), 529 (543 -), 543
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86S51
good morning guys and gals, my question today concerns my snap on 2500 scanner. how do you read missfire data for a ford product on this scanner? i know this sounds stupid, but i've never learned this aspect on this scanner and i've had it for about a hundred ... Trouble codes: P0305
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W7S
I feel like I am missing something basic here but I am stumped. This car came in with a check engine light and running rough, p0300 was stored as a memory code and no current codes found. Felt like secondary ignition misfire, knowing plug wires are common prob... Trouble codes: P0300, P1000
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L engine VIN: 4M2ZU66EX2
This engine is so noisy that I am afraid to run it. I read in the achives about timing chain problems on these motors and would like to know if it is covered under wranty. The check engine light was on so I scanned it KOEO and I retreived codes PO300 PO302 ,30...

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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: IFTHX26M9M
first of all i appreciate the replys .the top of the fuel heater was leaking fuel inside the connector.replaced the heater and it seamed to help,but still not the fix.hearing that the lift pump could possibly be leaking down, i replaced the sat three d...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L master cylinder VIN: 1FTJW35K2R
I have fixed this truck!thanks to all the replies special thanks to Jay,Ken,David,Jim for talking me in to replace the mastercylinder with the bigger bore.the pedal is firm with good height. thanks again for all the help william
1995 Ford Escort 1.9L air bag VIN: 1FASP15J85
found bad air bag module, thanks for all who replied.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Ride control VIN: 2FMDA5147W
I used the brake hose clamping technique and found two of the new General tires to be bad. They balanced well but still vibrated the car on the lift at exactly 55 mph. I pulled a couple of baldy tires from scrap and mounted the for the customer to amble back t...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 4 x 4 hub VIN: 1FTWW33F1X
I am going to post as a repair because I know what has to be done to fix. I recieved two replies relating to remove 4 bolts to get hub off, I actually should of been more specific, I was tring to get the vacum/manual 4 x4 hub off not the bearing assembly. Two ...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on
Thanks to all who replied. After playing phone tag with the customer for a week or so, I was informed that he is going to 'wait a while and see what happens'. Customer is going to bring car back in a few weeks due to no drivability issues. Uppon its return I w... Trouble codes: P0181 (Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit Range/Performance), P0182 (Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit Low).
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAFP13P41
2001 Ford Escort has surging problem. Has a new MAF and O2 sensor. I replaced PCV and hose to the PCV as recommended by many iATN members. This however did not fix the problem. I don't see or hear any vacuum leaks. The car surges and then stalls at a low RPM w... Trouble codes: P0171.
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L speedometer VIN: 1FAFP55J31
Thanks for the replies.Most said to start hook up a scan tool and check speed there. That was simple enough,not really sure why I didnt think of that first. Ive been in this business to long. Anyway there was a good reading so I took the speedometer out and co...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L 2wd VIN: 2FTRF18W53
We put the transfer case back together with no new parts and it has been gone since Friday. Thanks for the responces. Now he thinks maybe he had corn stalk stuck in shifer.
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G45T56675
i changed the dpfe sensor.cleared code ,so far so good ,agian thanks agian to everyone who replyed. Trouble codes: P0401, P1000.
2003 Ford E-250 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24213
Well I normally replace the bolts with the gaskets not sure why that didn't happen this time but the bolts were the fix!! Not a word since the repair. Thanks for the replys!!! Trouble codes: 1131 (lack of o2 swithch bank 1 lean), 1151 (lack of o2 switch bank 2 lean).
2003 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 7.3L Stall
thanks for the help i replaced the cam sensor which was the stalling problem i waited to reply to make sure this was the fix. the ipr code is still being replaced and checked. the data stream jumping is still a there my guess a software problem with who or why...
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L control arms
Most said ball joints, tried forcing grease in them, no good. The sound was more like rubber compressing so we bit the bullet and ordered both control arms. Installed and all noise is gone. Post note to this is we also put the chassis ears on it and it was def...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L courtesy lights VIN: 1MELM66L5W
Considering the bill for the alternator,towing,LOF,and some other misc. items came to over $500 the customer opted not to chase problem with interior lights as they function perfectly with key off and no battery drain exists.Thanks for all the help!Happy Holid...
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