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1986 Ford F-350 XL 6.9L Stall VIN: 1FDJF3715G
i need some help from you diesel experts. here is the problem with this truck. the engine stalls on decel. on a road test, when i push the clutch to shift, it will stall unless i make it a quick shift. if i goose the engine in nuetral it will stall unless i sa...
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...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALP13P8V
Good morning to all. this 2.0 escort acts like converter plug but checks out good. put foot to floor no power to get out of its way will get up to speed evently, surging at idle possibly vacuum leak some where cant find. baro came in at 135. hz clean and repla...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Shifting VIN: 1FTEX18L5V
Customer complaint is the check engine light is on and transmission will shift hard at times. When hard shifting occurs customer will pull vehicle over and turn key off, restart and trans will shift normal. Retrived codes p0503, {intermittent vehicle speed, el...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Alarm/RAP Module VIN: 2FMZA5142W
Hello fellow Techs! Boy, do I need help with this one. This vehicle came in approx 1 month ago, with the alarm sounding off intermittently in the middle of the night. I was unable to duplicate the problem, even keeping the vehicle overnight. I monitored the do...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L daytime running lights VIN: 1FAFP53U1X
No DRL at all. I am not familiar with DRL so I read on it's opereation. It uses the same bulbs as headlights, but at a lower voltage, pulse width modulated is how alldata explained it, I think. I have a wiring diagram and a DRL module connector diagram and thi...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Right Front Inner Axle Seal VIN: 1FTSW31F6X
Customer brought truck in because of a leak in the right from inner axle seal. In all my years as a tech I have never seen this type of set-up and found no useful info in MOD describing how to replace the inner axle seals, so I tackled the job the best way I c...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L fuel tank VIN: 3FAKP1134Y
THis escort won't allow fuel in normaly. You have to put it in very slowly. This is the second time this is back for this. The first time we replaced the fuel vent vapor hose assembly. Worked fine for 3 months. Now it is back doing the same thing. Not sure if ...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L T belt VIN: 3FAKP1130Y
Lower T belt idler missing DOHC ZX2
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA5248Y
Hi, I have problems with my ABS module. Light comes some times on. Questions: 1- I would like to know if I could buy the electronic card of the module without the valve's body. The car has a Kelsey-Hayes EBC 430 ABS system. 2-Could provide me the part number t...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTWW33F4Y
hi techs, this one is a strange one. after it gets up to operating temp,it starts loping at idle,seems to run fine otherwise,idle speed is ok.changed fuel filter,no help.checked codes and had a p1209 and p1211.while idling i unplugged the ipc sensor and it idl... Trouble codes: P1211
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L No Start, no start, no crank VIN: 1FTYR11U51
Hey fellow techs, Happy new year to you! This ranger came in on the hook. Customer stated he was driving along when the vehicle started bucking. Soon it cut off, but he was able to start it right back up. He drove a little further and it cut off again, but t...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L abs light and speedometer VIN: 1FTNX21L42
this truck came to me with intermitant abs light and a speedo that will drop out momentarily under throttle.. checked abs sensor in differential.. found metal shavings removed cover right side bearing bad.. replaced side bearings checked setup and test drove.....
2003 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP38323
What I have is an engine with low vaccum and it varies like a valve is bad. My running compression is 120-150lbs. I've never experienced it that high before. This engine doesn't have VVT or variable induction. I've had a spark checker in and it easily fires 25... Trouble codes: P0304, P0316
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)
2003 Ford E-250 4.2L Unknown VIN: 1FTNS242X3
Vehicle came to us with a pull to the right when brake applied.I have turned the rotors,replaced the calipers and brake pads,and have replaced both brake hoses front and bled system.We replaced rear rotors and pads about a month ago,and I also made sure they a...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L overheating VIN: 1LNHM87A0Y
customer came in with erratic overheating and blowing cold air out passenger vents. had at dealer and they replaced the fan, thermostat, cheked water pump could not find a fault. we got it checked between rad and condenser was full of debris. cleaned between r...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L abs VIN: 1LNHM86S9Y
hello all iatn members. have a 2000 lincoln ls with an abs light on, yellow light only. trouble codes c1234, loss of right front wheel speed. install new hub, bearing and sensor assm. cleared trouble codes and test drove after about 100 yards the light came ba...
2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start VIN: 5LMFU28R62
Customer says instruments went haywire off and on a few times and he did not notice any driveability problems, parked vehicle and let set for a while and it would not start towed to shop, I found no fuel press. so I checked inertia switch it was ok but no powe...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM50U9V
Car came in with code PO340-camshaft sensor A code. Scoped sensor and found no signal. Replaced sensor cap and had good scope pattern. Then got codes for misfire 3 & 4 cylinders. Saw IATN on needing to sync camshaftsensor. Performed the sync procedure and stil...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2FACP72F7M
thanks guys for all your help turns out it was the alternator Trouble codes: 24 (egr evp voltage too high).
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3FAKP1138X
The timing was on to start and a compression test revealed cylinder 1 30psi lower than the rest. We pulled the head and had a bent exhaust valve. Tip of suggestion, dont second guess your self. Trouble codes: P0340, P1383 (vct overretarded bank 1).
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14VOY
customer decided not to fix vehicle,I did unplug the sensor as 1 person suggested, and the vehicle did not stall cold, probably had a bad fuel composition sensor. Thank-you to all that replied. Trouble codes: P0176, P0320.
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L front int. wipers VIN: 2FMDA56491
Thanks to all who replied. The problem was the wiper motor. The cowl had allowed water to enter the electrical connector and rotted the pin for the green wire right off. I replaced the motor and removed the rotted pin from the connector and all is well in wind...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cowl VIN: 1FAFP53203
The customer took the car to the dealer for 'Warrenty Consideration.' They took the dash out, sealed the firewall from the inside and charged the customer $1000. Thanks to all who helped.
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Stall, no door power locks VIN: 1FAHP53U73
I checked the grounds as suggested by a few replies to no avail. The battery connections were good, and there is no aftermarket alarm or starting unit. Since I could not get the vehicle to act up for me and due to the cost of a GEM module, we sent this one to ...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAX57P34
Hello everyone. I have to close this one for now. It is not fixed nor is it broken. This truck has started every-time since I've posted the help. The weather here has been cold to moderate and dry to wet so all thoughts related to weather have been blown. I re...
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