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1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GTFK24K8L
This old van belongs to my volunteer fire dept. Some time ago it had oil in the radiator,so I replaced the oil cooler o-rings on the advice of a local Ford truck dealer.Cleaned the cooling system several times with dishwasher soap and the radiator stayed clean...
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15X9M
Thanks for the help in advance!! This ranger was towed to us as a no start and we found that it had been hydraulicked in a very large puddle. The motor had a few bent rods so we swapped in a used motor. All the electronics are from the old motor. We then had a...
1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP54Y1N
Vehicle has been sitting now for five months in back lot of dealership and is my own car. Management wants car gone somehow. In past four years have replaced blown engine, clutch, brakes, fuel pump (Walbro), timing belt, water pump(not leaking at this time), r...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU32X5P
Hello all. Failed CA emissions - very high HC. Came in 1 month ago with multiple codes leading to the replacement of CMP, plugs, wires, coil, both H2OS, MAF and all intake gaskets. Was a real "Exploder" mess. Also installed a used transmission, as reverse (and...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Cuts out
The engine cut out on full thottle,white grayes smoke ICP-1700-1800 psi IPR-24% at full thottle,idle ICP-692 IPR-10% We have check oring blow by on injector test ok,check oil pressure pump puts out 3000psi.Check fuel restrition bypass the whole system.Still d...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A1V
this truck will run and when you try to let it idle it will die and is very hard to restart.it almost seams like it runs out of gas.it has been at another shop and got the parts thrown on i listed.i have checked when the car dies and it is down spark ,fuel pre...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTWW33F3X
vehicle came in w/ lack of power & smoking severely. check codes-none present. performed koeo, koer tests-okay. performed injector buzz test-all injectors passed. performed cylinder balance test-all cylinders on right side not contributing. check further & fou...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Radio quits, display goes out, wipers quit/won't VIN: 1FMRU17L6X
Replaced battery & negative cable end. Customer thought bad battery would "fix all problems." Was having electrical problems before battery was replaced. Returned day after battery was replaced with wipers going & would not turn off, A/C blower came on overnig...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L pats VIN: 2FMZA5146Y
Hi all. I have this van with the PATS anti theft system. It came to me as a tow-in, no start. The theft lite flashes approx every two seconds with the key off. When you cycle to the run position it flashes very rapidly. Snap on scanner has retreived two codes,...
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP42X02
I have this in the shop.02 Mustang GT.It has a misfire between 30 and 45 light throttle.Customer has had it to the dealer 5 times.Replaced or tried and removed...Coils,new spark plugs,cam sensor,map sensor,all injectors.I am a GM tech and can't believe Ford do...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L air bag VIN: 3FAFP31322
This car hit a deer and deployed only the driver's air bag. The passenger air bag did not deploy. We replaced the driver's side air bag module, clock spring, crash sensor on radiator support, seat belt buckle and seat belt retractor and restaint control module...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L radiator VIN: 1LNHM97V8X
This boat has a pile of miles on it but it runs smooth, doesn't smoke, smell or rattle. It drives good for miles indicated. The problem is that it overheats. When it is driven after the first start of the day or after the engine is turned off for a few minutes...
2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L power lift trunk VIN: 1LNHN83WX3
This towncar has the full power trunk raise and lower as well as the lid pull down feature, the remote trunk release will not respond with the inside release, I can hear the DDM clicking in the door each time I push the button, it will not release or raise wit...
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6536W
Hi, fellow iATN techs! I got some weird problems here,and I need some technical assistance from you guys. This is what happened. After the inspection, decided to replace the timing belt and all pulleys, request timing belt kit, which include timing belt, tensi... Trouble codes: P1381 (VCT Ovradvanced Bank 1)
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L heater output VIN: 4M2XV11T5X
I replaced the timing belt and while I was at it I put in a new water pump. So after I get it started the heater was not getting hot. The top water hose will get hot but the bottom will not. The top hose for the heater core will even get hot but the bottom one...

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1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Stall, Misfire
well i think someone suggested the solution, which turned out to be a chunk of carbon stuck in the egr. what threw me was that the engine didnt respond to external fuel so i assumed the mixture was right. I pulled a vacum on the egr and then pop! out came the ...
1993 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTP3WXZTK
this car will come tomorrow i will look at all info sent to me on sat and post what i do find thank for all 23 replies
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L starter VIN: 2FMZA51U2W
Thanks to all who replied. This used vehicle for customer, never had key fobs. We learned the hard way, the vehicle had a security system that had been disabled before the current owner. Found keyless entry module under dash shorted. Removed this module and sp...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L instrument panel lights VIN: 1FMZU32P4W
I pulled the instrument cluster and checked the ground connection at pin #7. Couldn't see a problem but I tested with a jumper wire from the battery to the wire at the cluster. All symptoms cleared up immediately. Repaired by running a dedicated ground wire an...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTNW21FOX
Thanks for all the help from everyone.Ihave not fixed the truck yet but I have a new valve body & acc ready to install when the customer returns the truck thanks again for all the help.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 2FMZA5141X
thanks everyone - got a lot of great information. customer had the ecm updated at a local ford dealer. problem still presisted and is now having the transmission replaced rather than overhauled by the origional transmission repair shop under warranty so we wil...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L feul pressure high VIN: 1FMZU34XXX
Thank you to all who replied,this is my first Ford product with a single line fuel system and I just had no idea the fuel pressure was supposed to be that high all the time.The majority of you all said that was normal fuel pressure so I felt confident in fixin... Trouble codes: 174 (testing and results).
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L air VIN: 3FDWF65Y03
thank's for the responses. Scott from ohio was the first one to reply and he was right. there was an air leak right between the governor valve & air pump 2 10mm. bolts, i got those baby's tight & all is working well.
2003 Ford E-250 4.2L Unknown VIN: 1FTNS242X3
Well the majority of replies told me to try switching the brake pads from side to side and also try OE pads.I tried both suggestions with no improvement.Another reply said to check the ball joints for binding.We did check them even though we replaced them abou...
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP53U14
Vehicle had peen poorly maintained. I had suspected cat. trouble early on but I under estimated the damage it would do. Exhaust pressure had fed back to the egr port and burned pin holes in the upper plastic intake on the back side. I looked for leaks early bu... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean).
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L broken plug VIN: 12PO567894
Managed to get plug out after about 10 hrs. sweating and praying. Thanks for the help. The idea at flateratetech.com is a good one. Problably will go that route next time. Jimmy
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