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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 2FTJW35M7R
Hello diesel guys. Don't have this one here, but we do know the symtoms. A good customer says that his diesel F-350 starts fine when he lets the glow plugs warm up, but dies after about 3 seconds of run time. It will restart and eventually start running OK if ...
1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, No Codes VIN: 1FMEU15N0S
Very hard to start when cold. Fuel pump runs continuously with the key on. MIL on, but no codes can be retrieved (except code 111, "System Pass". ABS light is also on. Engine runs rough, black smoke pukes out of the tail pipe, and exhaust smells like rotten eg... Trouble codes: 111 (System Pass)
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31Y7T
vehicle came in running poorly. had original tune up so we changed the plugs,wires ext. Since tune up it popped a po385 crank sensor code.we found the balencer to be severly out of balance and wobbling. Replaced balancer as well as sensor and problem still rem... Trouble codes: P0385, P0174
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1FTFE24Y0T
I have been struggling with this van. Came to us from another facility near where the van over-heated. Our customers driver pulled in and they diagnosed engine to have a head gasket failure. Vehicle was then towed to our shop. First, I performed a co2 test and... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Wipers VIN: 2FTEX08L1V
Thanks in advance for the help, have a '97 Ford F150. The problem is the wipers will not park when I shut the switch off. Also on intermittent function the wipers will not work correctly. They will move a little bit then stop they will not complete the cycle. ...
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, low power VIN: 1FTHW26FOV
Ok guys,my personal truck here, and of course it is killing me. I went down the road of the quest for more power, ultimately adding stage 1 injectors, dual hpops, and all the associated go fast stuff. (including built trans). Shortly after it began losing powe...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no power VIN: 1FTNW21F42
I do not have a lot of diesel experience but this one has got to be something simple(I think?). Had codes p0603 and p1248. Cleared code and road tested truck two different times. Only code p1248 came back. MAP sensor tests good as per alldata. I have unhooked ... Trouble codes: P0603, P1248
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14524
Vehicle came in for mil, misfire occurs in cylinder 7, changed all plugs, have spent many hours, two Ford Dealers looked at it, they could not find problem, one dealer said #7 rod bent (makes no sense) we checked that, pulled valve cover, checked lifters, cam,... Trouble codes: P0307, P0316 (misfire occurs first 1000 rpm)
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L monitor pressure VIN: 1LNHM97VXX
after checking and road tests , the low tire indicator will come on, recheck all tires - all reading the same pressure - problems is intermittent - would like info as life expectant of sensors , how to test and locate which sensor is causing the problem
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L traction control VIN: 1LNHM87A2Y
Hello Lincoln techs, Originally replaced the yaw (accel) sensor for a body shop with a 1279 & 1281 code. After replacing the sensor I have a code C1998 which says MOD CALIB INCOMPLETE on my NGS. Also the traction control light flashes all the time. Is there a ...
2002 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L srs VIN: 1LNHM84W02
is there any ford tehcs that have seen this code B2290 and could you please help us out. I know it has to do with the occupant classification system. When i pull the code i get the B2290 i then hit the flag butten on the ngs and i get different failures each t...
1990 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L altenator VIN: 1MECM504XL
i really need help on this car. car came in for no start and would not crank that was easy enough found bat. fried due to no alt. input. ran some test on car found bad diodes in alt. had took out the battery so we got a new reman alt. installed the part and we...
1996 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV11W5T
hello everyone. need help from mercury or nissian techs. this 96 villager had 3 codes for tps & trans ratios incorrect. found tsb relating to new updated tps. graphed tps and found faulty.(signal very erratic) problem i am having is adjustment procedure in all... Trouble codes: P0120 (tps circuit), P0732 (gear 2 ratio incorrect), P0733 (gear 3 ratio incorrect)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L odometer VIN: 1FTZF1726X
The customer declined repair of this cluster.He thought it was just going to be a loose ground but when we started talking real money he ran screaming off into the night!Most of you replied that the cluster would have to be flashed if I were to try a used one....
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMZA5242Y
thanx to Steve, Jim and Eric [...] their help, problem was with transponder in key. for some reason customer had switched key and that is when problem occurred. failed to mention this to us!! have only been with iatn for about a month now, this has got to be one...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Low fule lamp, seat belt lamp VIN: 1FTNW20F71
Well, let's call this one fixed for the moment. Replies in here along with IDENTIFIX clues pointed towards a bad ground. Easily accessable is a main ground near the E-brake assembly. A pink wire with an orange tracer. The ground looked perfect and tight. There...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10D12
thanks to all who took the time to reply.went into mode 6 with sacn tool.all passed.felt like ignition misifre.replace coil pack.95% better.still has slight intermittent hesitation on accel but customer doesnt want to go any further.
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L rear air suspension worn out VIN: 2MELM75W5V
Thanks to all iATN members who respsonded, especially Dennis [...] who specifically answered my SOS in detail. Moog or TRW now include an instruction sheet as well as rubber spring seats with part #CC849. Previously, all they boxed were the two c...
2004 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Batt Voltage/systems VIN: 1MEFM50U74
Very simple Fix (First Post). Thanx to Chris and one other for replies. With further and obvious testing, I found 180-200 amps to be excessive draw for a 'Gear Reduction Starter'. I also found the solenoid bolts loose to the starter motor, causing an Intermitt...
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