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1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L starter VIN: 1FAPP64R8L
From what I found in the archives, this car requires the brake pedal depressed to start. Car was in water up to the dash. Starts/runs only when starter solenoid is bypassed. Neutral safety switch verified to work. Does anyone have any wiring diagrams of this ...
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Steering box VIN: 1FTHF36M7P
Good afternoon! Need help from the ford gurus on this beast! This F-350 is pulling randomly and not happening all the time! Checked all suspension and steering components all are fine, noticed a little play in the steering box adjusted and test drove and for t...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 7.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31G9R
Customer says the engine hesitates during acceleration and surges when cruising in the city. Checked for DTC's. Found none. All tune-up parts performed previously in still in good shape, not surprised since this thing hasn't been driven much. We did find the M...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDLF47FXT
Hi, This is my first posting, so I hope I can get some kind of help with this one. I'm been on this truck since the holidays began and still can't solve it. The truck starts fine when cold and seems to run quite well at idle.As it warms up the truck seems to s...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1FTDX186XV
transfer case will not shift. i diagnoised faulty gem module. my customer sold this truck and wants to go the cheap route and go used module. does anyone know if you can go with a salavage yard gem module and would it need to be flashed. a new one is the right...
1997 Ford F-350 7.5L Misfire VIN: 1FDKF37G6V
I am just fishing for Emission information on this vehicle. Can anyone tell me from the VIN if this is an OBD2 vehicle? I have never seen the vehicle, but am trying to determine if this model would have a check engine lamp, as it was diagnosed with a catalytic...
1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA11U7V
HI Y'ALL !!! I got a crazy Ford here. The mil flashes now when driving, I dont feel ANY MISFIRE) the cam sensor was bad as stated we replaced it and set everything to Cyl #1. I know it wont set any misfire codes without cam sensor signal. NOW the light starts ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0306
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no power at low RPM VIN: 1FDXF46F0X
This vehicle originally came in with cold start problem and problems with hydraulics on wrecker. Also lack of power and blue smoke. Replaced accelerator pedal for no responce at first movement of pedal. Before we did this we performed all of the tests listed. ...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46F8X
problem is that as soon as you clear code it comes back as a hard code instantly, and when it does it kicks up trans line pressure so we ended up blowing out front trans seal due to pressure probs. the passage is clean tube and sensor were replace with dealer ... Trouble codes: P0107
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L Surge VIN: 1FMSU41FXY
Has anyone ran into this and is there a updated calabration for the computer? There are no codes or check engine light and all mechanical componants seem to be working ok.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L torgue converter VIN: 1FDNF20L52
Truck developped a leak at torgue converter. Took out the transmission to replace seal, problem I have is the torque converter is seized in the input shaft. Does any one know if there is any special tool, method or tricks to remove torque converter. Any help w...
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L oil pump VIN: 1FMZU83P61
Has anyone pulled the front diff. to take off pan to access oil pump?
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34F42
The reason for this help request is I,m kind of in the middle of my diagnostic and I have spent the best part of the day looking for a diagram showing the pin positions on the PCM connector. I have Snap on Shop Key and the only thing I can find is pin position...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L rear lights VIN: 1FBNE31L22
The issue with this van is the "bright" (brake, turn & hazard) filament in the rear stays on (Key on/off). Tested the brake light switch and it functions normally (no voltage until the switch is actvated no change in lights). I recently replaced the multi swit...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP33P42
Vehicle came in with a steady misfire on cylinders 2 & 3, plugs recently replaced, but wires were OE. #2 wire was open, high resistance in all the rest. Replaced all spark plug wires, test drove, runs good most of the time, but on initial throttle application ...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 4wd inop VIN: 1FTRX08L43
hey to all my fellow techs i have this f-150 in my shop for 4wd inop you turn the four wheel drive switch to 4lo and 4hi no indicator light and no 4wd engagement this one had three codes in the gem module p1832 transfer case diff lock up solenoid circuit lock ...

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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L blend door VIN: 1FMDU34X2T
Thanks [...] for answering my question. I ordered blend door part #76807 (Dorman) and it did fit. I installed it per the shortcut I found in the archives. Some others who responded said I should just replace the heater plenum...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L exterior lights VIN: 1FMDU32XOT
well i think it's fixed. i replaced both switches again and it seems to be working just fine for several days now. guess new only means that they are new not that they are any good. thanks for all the help as usual iatn is my best tool on my box.
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALP13P8V
fix, yes it was the timing belt jump 2 teeth. did a duel graft found cam sensor good pattern crank was very sloppy I was going to replace crank sensor voted to check timing marks first. thanks to richard from michigan, richard from new york and james from mani...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP65L6V
Hello all, This POS is gone for a few weeks so I guess its fixed. After replacing MAF sensor and finding a bunch more previously unnoticed vacuum leaks, specifically leaking at the tubes for the vacuum harness and power brake booster where they go into the u...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L T belt VIN: 3FAKP1130Y
I cany believe it came like this so sometime long ago it must of had shadytree belt job. The belt has very little slack for the install, they must of just chucked the lower idler in the trash I guess. This came in running for a routine T belt kit an pump.This ...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L fuel tank VIN: 3FAKP1134Y
Thanks to the two who took time to reply. I ended up replacing the evap canister. This was just a wild guess and I explained that to the customer, who was willing to try something. It was cheap enough, and the fact that the Ford dealer keeps 5 in stock says so...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L unknown VIN: 1FTSX31F9Y
Oscilloscope testing the wheel speed sensors showed a flat spot in the wave pattern. I removed the sensor and slowly turned the hub while looking down through the sensor hole--sure enough, one missing tooth on the tone ring. Customer did not wish to purchase a...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDWF36L5Y
thanks for all help, but custemer will not pay any more $ & i could not give any more free-bees. jasp will not help with motor. besides if there is a drivabilty problem motor after motor will also fail??? if!!! Trouble codes: P1780 (3-4 shift error).
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA51481
Customer has not returned, I need to summarize - Check EGR solenoid for slight vacuum leak, which would cause EGR to open slightly;check IMRC bushings and rods, bushings can fall out; check for weak injector; check for intake manifold leaking coolant into a cy...
2004 Ford E-250 4.6L battery VIN: 1FTNE24W74
thanks to all who responded.the 'fix' was replacing the dash cluster. no more .433 draw at battery after truck is shut down.:)
2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start VIN: 5LMFU28R62
customer decided to take it to a ford dealer for diagnosis, from all the info that I received thanks to all who responded. However I would not have been able to repair vehicle because it takes a Ford scan tool to reset and calibrate systems of the anti theft c...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM50U9V
Thanks for the replys...The cam signal would not make a difference as long as it is lined up with cylinder one 26 degrees ATDC because then the computer calculates fuel based on engine speed for the rest of the revolution...After some time I went thru all the ...
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