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1987 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30L2H
this vehicle has a misfire in #3 cyl,hc high at idle,increases by 2000 when kill all other cylinders but # vacuum leaks found using smoke machine none found. i have steady vacuum reading
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 2-3 3-4 shift VIN: 1FMDU34X1S
First i would like to thank everbody that takes the time to help IATN grow to what it is today. I recently sent this explorer to a transmission shop to have it overhauled, it was slipping like crazy and fluid was burned. I got it back and customer was complain...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP5747S
no start in morning cold- no start in garage until foot on accelator pedal. idles fine when started then starts to surge in park & drive. MAF has ben cleaned, values of that goes all over depending on engine speed. disconnected MAF & did not make a difference....
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...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L timing marks VIN: 1FTDX186XV
After replacing a head gasket on a 4.6L in a F150 , I've found that the timing marks are more difficult to line up than I thought. I replaced both chains to line up the marks on the chain ,but I cannot be sure of the marks on the crank gear or on the cam gear....
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L cam timing VIN: 3FAKP1131Y
Can someone explain how variable cam timing works on this car. We are installing the timing belt as instructed by Mitchell step by step with the required tools. Everything is still aligned after engine is rotated. Engine starts and runs fine until you accelera...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L runs fine VIN: 1FTSX31F62
Diesel Techs please help. I have a 2001 7.3 liter diesel with a very wierd sitution. I have diesel fuel mixing with coolant, as you drive fuel pushes its way out of the degas bottle. The fuel is raw fuel. The vehicles runs starts and runs fine. Any ideas are a...
1993 Mercury Tracer 1.9L 1-2 shifting VIN: 3MAPM10J1P
Hello fellow techs, I have my problem child ...i have inhearted this car from another shop . this is the second trany that some what has the same problem . the first trany would not get out of first gear at all , they have put a used trany and it will take a ...

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1989 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FAPP9598K
after several attempts trying to duplicate problem none were ever found. code 14 pip signal always would come back so we concentrated on pip signal. distributor had been replaced several times on this car all wiring and pigtails also had been replaced and chec... Trouble codes: 14 (pip signal).
1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L battery VIN: 1FTCR14U7P
well thanks too everyone who replied. This truck is screwy, it had multiple things drawing the battery, first the glove box light was stuck on, disconnected that and still had about 5 amp draw. removed #10 fuse that supplies the airbag module, and draw went aw...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU72X6Y
Well, still not too sure where to go with this thing. After several cam sensors, a new harness, triple checking that I have the right tool for the new syncro, and reseting the drive countless times, I'm still having trouble with this Explorer. The customer wan... Trouble codes: P0340, P1309.
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FCMU69K9Y
I have tried to get the supervision to allow me to look further into this problem. We have four fords with this issue of low oil pressure. This is our busiest time of the year and need trucks. They are being driven until a failure occurs that renders them usel...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L fuel filling VIN: 1FAFP53U7Y
Thanks to all who replied. Special thanks to Brian [...] for the tip on monitoring the fuel tank pressure sensor while fueling. Voltage on pressure sensor increased to almost 4.0 volts while fueling. Inspected vent valve and canister. Found vent valve plugged an...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F42
Yes, it is fixed. Some of the responses suggested a used PCM, some suggesting tossing the Hypertech programmer, some detailing similar problems they had. There was some thought that the truck had the anti theft PATS system, which would make programming difficu...
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM91V9P
well everybody i checked all my grounds at pcm and at engine could not find any problem. i am going to replace pcm but it will be 2 to 3 weeks before it arrives so when i install it i will let you know the outcome . Trouble codes: 176 (177 -), 177 (337 -), 337 (529 -), 529 (543 -), 543.
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM97V51
Thanks to everyone who replied.The customer has not returned with vehicle but says she will bring it back after christmas.
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