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1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L alternator VIN: 1FALP62W3S
Alternator will overcharge battery and then it will work fine. Question of why if you unplug stator wire (loop wire) from alterntor the alternator continues to charge? Any ideas of what could be back feeding the alternator.
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L engine VIN: 1FALP53S6T
Vehicle intermittently cranks by itself. Engine cranks with no key and noone around vehicle. Car has not done it since i have had it in my possesion. I suspect starter relay. Has anyone else had this problem? Thanks!!!
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FDKE30F9T
we have this van that has been to 4 dealerships now it on us, if you drive down the road and slow to a stop with slight brake pressure at around 17 mph the engine will stall sometimes,not all the time. It dosn't really lug down just idles down and stalls, I be...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L Mechanical VIN: 1FDLF47G8V
Advise in advance PLEASE- I work for large fleet fo trucks (+400) a large portion are 94-97 Ford super-Duty 460 gas / auto trans. In the past all trans repairs/replacements have been subbed-out.We are about to test inhouse service.Any advise would help. basic ...
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L Blown Spark Plug VIN: 1FTRF17W64
Morn. to all Iatn members, i need to know the part # or where i can purchase this kit to repair a stripped cyl. head for spark plug, i know Ford does not recommend this due to heat but we have a 300K miles engine & cust. needs to buy a little more time with th...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L icp,ABS VIN: 2FMDA5344Y
A little stuck here with an intermittant fuse blowing. Fuse #10 - 10A, controls Shif lock, ICP, Blend Door, ABS module, Speed controll, A/C clutch pressure switch and rear defrost, and fuse #22. Just wondering if anyone has come across this on these wiring nig...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L parasitic battery drain VIN: 1FMYU04141
Hi Everyone, I have this Escape which is killing the battery. At first inspection I found a little over 100mA drain. I found it to be in the interior light fuse is the inside fuse panel (f2.27, 10 amp). According to Alldata, the fuse powers the radio, GEM, IC...
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L front int. wipers VIN: 2FMDA56491
This is a good friends vehicle, code b1446 in memory and will re-occur when KOEO test performed. Intermittent wipers not working properly as they will stop midsweep 2-3 times and sometimes will not work at all. Low and high speed operation is okay. Scanner dat...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMZU67E62
Hi Guys, This one came in at the last minute this evening hoping I would catch the problem while it was occurring. The customer stated that the vehicle acted like it had a rev limiter at [...], that there was hardly any power, and would stall when put into... Trouble codes: P1137 (Lack of downstream heated Oxygen Sensor Switch Indicates lean)
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA52443
This van came in with no drivability issues other than a MIL. Pulled codes and found a P0315. Check TSB's and ran diagnostic chart. The only cause shown was either a bad crank sensor or damaged crank pulse ring. We inspected the ring and it appeared to be OK. ... Trouble codes: P0315 (PCM Unable to learn crankshaft pulse wheel tooth spacing)
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L battery light on VIN: 3FAFP31304
This one has my time and attention. Originally came in with battery light on, not charging. 11.66 v. Checked fuses and voltage drop across batt terminals, alt case, engine ground. All ok. Replaced the alt. Retested. Everything was great. 14.47v 98 amps under l...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM82W2V
Hi, have a perplexing one here, mainly due to the intermittent problem, making it hard to pin down, I am hoping someone has seen this before. Customer called, no start, had vehicle towed in. Started perfectly upon arrival, everything checked out. Sent home. 1 ...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L rocker arms VIN: 2MEFM75W5W
hi everyone my customer came in last week with this 4.6 with a misfire on # 6 & 8 cly. did a relative compression test an had no compression. pulled valve cover an the intake rocker arms jumped off 6 an 8 . so we put'em back on an it run great. now a week late...

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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L engine VIN: IFTCR11XXM
Thanks for all the replies. Put a new water pump on this morning. Fixed. Thanks again, Happy New Year Dan
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L leak VIN: 1FTJW36F4S
alot of you guys said to change to oem cap and filter, did that and it seems to be a better fit. housing and threads looked fine and return lines were not clogged. time will tell. thanks to all who answered my problem.
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L spark knocks VIN: 1FMRU1766W
tested and found maf sensor shorted it would spike causing the computer to lean out the engine.replaced maf and all is well .car has been gone fore 2 weeeks . i just wanted to be sure before i closed this ..thanks to all chris Trouble codes: P0455.
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L engine VIN: 1FTZR15V6X
As some of you had suggested, one of the heads were cracked.After removing both heads for the second time, a crack was visible on the left side head. Thanks to all that replied.
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP66LXX
we had 7 replies on this subject. thanks to mike,stuart,jason and mark on the info on iac. we did check tsb's on alldata and ford installer website and could not find anything on iac problems or noises. so we got the engine to act up and unplugged iac and nois... Trouble codes: P0156.
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU83P41
the fix for this vehicle is the crankshaft dampner was split at the keyway and keyway shiered off. i pulled front cover varify cam timing and reinstalled everything, replaces dampner, cleared out reinstalled plugs, change oil and filter. rerun retest ok. thank...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L oil pressure VIN: 1FTRW08L21
Well this one is on it's way to being fixed. Took off the oil pan and found that the suction screen was plugged with sludge. Removed and cleaned the screen and fully pressurized the oil system with out primer pump system so everything was full of oil before we...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Trailer tow connector VIN: 1FTYR44U12
Ford Trailer lighting tow connector: Thanks to Adam, Marshall, and Louis [...] found the problem in the main switch box. It was an unmarked Fuse that had blown. It's marked now for future reference. Lights are working great and I appreciate the replies to may prob...
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L steering pump VIN: 1FMRU17L63
Thanks to all who responded. Most of the suggestions we had already tried. After rechecking everything again we took the vehicle to a local p/s rebuilder and he looked at it for about 2 minutes and told us we had a bad bearing in the idler pulley that was righ...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L no 4x4 VIN: 1FMZU70E82
my fellow tech and i thank you all very much . he actually got [...] his shop.what he did was check for power and grounds, had them ,replaced module fixed it.
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Antenna VIN: 2FAFHP71W0
Well, thanks for the replies on this issue. We have decided to go with a short, flexible antenna to replace the metal whip mast, so we don't have to worry about plugging the hole. Many people suggested a body plug, or similar rubber plug to seal the hole if yo...
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L heater core VIN: 1MELM62W6T
Most replies said that dash has to be removed and that its not real hard to do, on said to check the gasket and one said to install restricter in line to reduce flow to prevent future failure. As it turns out the customer found a Ford tech that is willing to d...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L engine VIN: 4M2ZU66EX2
I was informed that there is no waranty after 70,000 miles on this engine. The problem is the timing chain and related parts. There is also no compression on #6 cylinder so the head has to come off. So far I still have this vehicle but no OK to do any work. I ...
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