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1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L battery VIN: 1FTCR14U7P
ok all you IATN wizzards, please help. this truck came in yesterday, customer stated battery went dead over time and had to jump it off. we installed a new battery less than a month ago, and it is back with a parasitic load drop of 5.06 MA. i can usually find ...
1995 Ford Probe 2.0L engine VIN: 1ZVLT20A55
Hi all and happy holladays, This probe has an oil leak in the timming belt area I can't seem to locate. I looks like the cam seals are dry the valve cover gasket was replaced 3 months ago. I see a BB type plug in the head that the factory installed after drill...
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L power steering VIN: 1FALP53SXT
1 got this 96 ford taurus the problem is that when u start the vehicle the power steering is nice and smooth but then the power steering gos hard like if u shut off the vehicle. if you restar the vehicle the steering gos smooth againg then if was bach hard it ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L drive belt VIN: 1FMDU62X4Y
Ford Explorer with reoccuring belt chirp especially when cold. Spray the belt with a little water and it goes away for a bit. We have already exhausted all the options that we have seen posted so far. Replaced camshaft sensor syncro and although it was failing...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FRRI583NG
hi all, i got this ranger in today that has me going. it is a fleet truck with 300000 miles on it but it runs great. it was well taken care of. it was in for i think the code was a p0174 ...bank 2 lean. the ecm had added fuel to compensate for a lean mixture ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F42
This is my son's truck. He bought a used Hypertech programmer to pump a few extra horsepower. The programmer has three separate programs, ranging from mild to wild. He was using the middle program of the three, and had been reading fuel economy, then decided t...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L wipers VIN: 1FMZU73K93
Customers complant of every once in a while the front wipers would come on. Did not have it happen for me. Checked database found some for earlier Ford rangers about replacing multifunction switch. Checked Alldata TSB's-nothing. Hooked up snap-on scanner no co...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31P74
hi every one! i got this 6.0 powerstroke an its missing on cyl. #1,#3,#5,#7 all right bank injectors. i have 900 plus psi of oil pressure. i have fords latest ids scanner an i can do the power bal. test an it confirms all cyls. on right bank are missing. i run... Trouble codes: P0263
2004 Ford E-250 4.6L battery VIN: 1FTNE24W74
trucks battery goes dead when truck is parked for afew days. f-2-22 fuse (15amp)when removed eliminates draw completly.the draw of .443 miliamps can go away some times when the doors are opened then closed-but it takes 20 or so minutes for this to take place.o...

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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5146T
Thanks God for iatn and all you people out there. There was a hair line crack in the head and was conformed with a dye check. Replaced the head and got it going last night and all seems well. Thanks once again and keep up the good work. Merry Christma to you a...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L lifter oiling VIN: 1FTZX1766W
We had 3 members to offer help, but after carefully examining the engine condition, removing the orifice in the right head & blowing air pressure thru the passages & finding no restrictions, we re-assembled the engine & changed the oil, added a can of BG engin...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L all 3 guages VIN: 1FAFP33P73
hi all, we have not gotten this car back yet abut when we do it will be getting a new guage cluster. from the responces i got that seems to be the problem. some have mentioned grounds close to the battery on the inner fender nd the plug into the dash unit it...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1MELM75WXV
I received may good replies. You suggested egr problems, vacuum leaks, cam/crank sensors, ignition coils, plugs and wires. I eliminated all of the above except the plugs and wires. I had tries 2 sets of new plugs and wires prior to the help request with no cha... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53S8X
Thanks once again to everyone who responded to my message. Found that the intake flaps spring was broken. Replaced spring and no check engine light. No smell from engine compartment. Jaime Trouble codes: 1518 (Intake runner stuck open).
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