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1992 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L overdrive VIN: 1FAPP6048N
morning, this is my car. it is old, rusty and working on dying, but i would like to keep it going for a few more months. the transmission shifts normally up through the gears and into overdrive. when you let up on the throttle to cruise it goes into neutral. ...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX15H1S
hello everyone got a strang one here maybe i have fixed all codes on this truck buy fixing multiple vaccum leaks and puting on a purge valve that had a open winding the problem is i cant get 212 no tack to proccesor code to go away went completly through troub... Trouble codes: 565 (canister purge fault), 212 (no tach input to processor-spout), 332 (egr valve not opening), 311 (thermactor air system not working bank 1)
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L converter VIN: 1F1JW36F8V
This truck came in with a code for converter slipage several months ago. After replacing the converter on the road test it died on stops for us with the converter lock up. Called customer and he said OOPs it was doing that right before the code happened but he...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L tempature control VIN: 1FTYR14U6W
I just had a few minutes with this vehicle at the end of the day and the customer could not leave it. The tempature from the ducts is always hot no matter where you set the temp control except in MAX AC. I looked to see if there were any TSB for ranger as ther...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F6X
intermitt blows the fuse for the idm , waste gate solenoid and the fuel heater this is a 30 amp fuse i am not a diesel tech there was a code po 470 exhaust backpressure sensor we also found a memory code po 232 i dont know if it was there or we caused it by ch... Trouble codes: P0470
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U12
This one doesn't make any sense to me. The codes P1132, P1152 indicate that the O2 sensors are not switching and staying rich. But the freeze frame shows the LTFT at 0.0 and the STFT at 3.9. I cleaned the MAF, but it wasn't very dirty and the baro reading is c... Trouble codes: P0552 (P/S pressure sensor low input), P1132 (HO2S11 sensor indicates rich), P1152 (HO2S21 sensor indicates rich)
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR44VX3
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1LNHM86S64
This vehicle makes me seem like I am smoking crack :). Actually I am trying to find the cold air bypass motor on this LS. I have a code 1265 that says it is bad. It is supposed to be on the driver's side of the evaporator and the lowest actuator of three. Firs...
2004 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM81W04
this car won't misfire long enough to do much testing.i got pulses from my inductive spark tester once when the problem was happening. Trouble codes: P0308 (cyl. 8 misfire)
2003 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Surge VIN: 1MEFM5OU13
Hello iatn members good morning. i have this 03 mercury sable that stumbles and surges under heavy acceleration. feels like the rev limiter is holding it back. have checked fuel pressure. tried disconnecting the maf sensor nothing changed p/n switch looks to b...

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1963 Ford thunderbird 390CID wont shift, no 3rd VIN: 3Y83214497
thanks to all who responded, i appreciate all the help especially from mr. l.a. dansey who actually showed up at my shop with a t-bird shop manual in hand, we have an awesome fellowship of technitions in iatn! this trans now shifts as it should, the problem wa...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L overflow VIN: 1FTEF15N3L
Hello all. Sorry about the late close; I received 26 replies. Unfortunately, I was unable to repair this truck. Most responses indicated that the pump assemblies should be replaced;I could not in good conscience bring myself to do that as it had previously bee...
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1FTFE24Y0T
Customer needed van for work knowing we still had a ping in it under a load. However, I was able to check timing and was 10 degrees with spout unplugged. Cleaned mas air flow meter and still no change. Replacing the cats did increase the performance but could ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L shiftinterlock VIN: 1FTJW36F7V
thanks to tod,darcy,r.d.,raymond,jim,.i did find shift tube bushings gone. wire to o.d. pinched,replaced bushings andshift lever.still had short,unplugged electric brake controller,problem has not repeated since.thanks david
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L pats ford pro techs VIN: 3FAFP66L2W
got a hold of another computer this one was hard to find as its a car produced in mexico and its computer is completely diferent to similar cars , well i replaced the pcm and program the pats keys using the ngs , thanks to all for your time and support
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L obd11 monitors not r VIN: 2FMZA5149X
Today is 03/19/07. A very big thank you to all that replied. Mike from new york. Your input was really good. To break it down,my question was really how do I know WHICH monitors haven't run? I probably should have already known that info. was in global obd... Trouble codes: P1000.
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMYU04181
Well i have had this post open for to long thanks for all the replies. Last time the vehicle was in i tried the NGK TSB for a cooler heatrange spark plug and closing the gap by 10thou. I have yet to here from customer on wether gas mileage was affected either ...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Engine VIN: 2FAFP71W54
Sorry it took so long to close this. Thanks to all who replied. The original problem is still a mystery to me, but it seems to be fixed. I removed the throttle body and found a lot of oil in the bottom of the intake, I still have not found the source. There is...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNW21P04
thanks to all that replied. got the truck back that day and pulled the egr valve out & pressurized the cooling system. the new egr cooler failed. rechecked for overboost condition (OK). changed the cooler & flushed the cooling system 3 times with simple green ...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5LMFJ28A5Y
Thank you all for great info. nice to know when all else fails with these you can get coils from Suncore industries in Florida. I did'nt have to. Doug [...] recommended turning on compressor with scan tool, check pump relay connector if it does'nt go on I di...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L door locks radio alarm VIN: 1MEHM55S41
thank you for your replies i never got the car to act up for me but did find a bad abs control module that customer declined do not know if it would be related or not but if it ever comes back acting up i will add more.
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