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1987 Ford Escort GL 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FABP2196H
Gentlemen: I only have a limited Sevice Manual for this as I do not have an emissions manual on how to diagnose the codes, nor do I have a break out box. The car starts and then starts to surge. I have checked all electrical and vacuum connections and can fi... Trouble codes: 87 (Primary Fuel Pump Circuit Failure), 22 (Manifold Abslute Pressure MAP or BARO Sensor Out of Range)
1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14UXP
Customer recently had the Mass Air Flow sensor replaced at another shop. The check engine lamp came on and the engine died approximately 1/2 hour after leaving the repair shop while driving on the freeway. Customer states that the engine starts but dies immidi... Trouble codes: 157 (Mass Air Flow sensor circuit below minimum Voltage)
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM2U32P9W
Hey guys, I have this Explorer in the shop that came in witha check engine light on, we scanned and got code # PO133, we removed code and took for test drive and same code reappeared. We replaced both O2 sensors per customers request. After test drive no check...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6538W
hello everyone this car came in runnig poor and engine light on . found p01380 p01381 p01382 variable valve timing. found ford tsb said to put oil filter with check valve in it. replaced oil filter no help. replaced valve timing solenoid and reset base timing ... Trouble codes: P1380, P1381, P1382
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
Hi Guys, We've got this Ford that runs great and has no codes, but only gets 6.5 mpg. No fuel leaks, no fluid levels overfull, don't see how this can be with no codes in memory. Any help would be appreciated. Ken
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDXF46F5X
hey diesel guys. need help. truck towed in from another shop for no-start. tested fuel pressure at frame mounted fuel pump. low pressure. less than 25psi. on replacement of fuel pump noticed gas smell. sure enough gas in tank. drained tank and re-filled w/ pro...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Hesitation VIN: 1FMNU43S5Y
vehicle came from another shop, vehicle runs well cold,and during warm up. the problem is severe lack of power after hot than idleing for approx, 20 min. upon redriving you can not get over 40-50 kms/hr until you pull over, shut off,restart and than vehicle is...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA5143Y
This van will cut out intermittently and occasionally stall and take a moment before it will start again (cranks good). No codes. All we have managed to catch so far is that once when it stalled (it has only stalled for us twice in 4 days), the RPM dropped ins...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTNX21F41
Have test drive vehicle and so far have been unable to duplicate the problem. Have checked all connections at transmission for good clean connections. The only things that I noticed is when I got on it on a entrance ramp had a harsh shift into gear
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L cooling system VIN: 1FDXE45F31
van came in for oil pan rusted out, when we drained coolant getting ready to remove engine tech., notice oil in coolant. I've heard of engine oil cooler leaking internal. But we're in the midst of removing engine and I was just checking if there is other possi...
2002 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L abs module VIN: 1FAFP36352
hi guys i got this focus with a abs lamp on codes c1145,c1141,c1233. & air bag lamp on codes b2434,b2438,c1947,b1881,b1318,b1231. my question is are they ralated i try to reset lamp for abs and it does not go away, codes stay in memory but not in current mode,...
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L lifter VIN: 1FTRW07603
we have a 4.6 windsor engine and want to know if you can replace the lifters without removing cam and timing chain?
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L front seal VIN: 2FAFP71W85
need some advice: i have been rebuilding township police cars for years, the past 3 weeks 2 2005 ford crown vics have blown out the front seals . both units rebuilt early march both units back with identical problem late march after 1000-1200 miles, no interna...
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L engine VIN: 1LNLM97V75
Thanks in advance- We replaced the engine in this beauty about 1 yr. ago with a reman. It has been an oil consumer all along. But in the past 2000 miles it has used 6qts of oil. No major leaks exist and you never actually see smoke come out of it. We just did...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L intermittant misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A21
car came to us with intermittint codes (p0300/p0304). cant feel a misfire, on scan data ltft -10 to -25. on o2, the front ones have good crosscounts in a normal range, the rear o2's, bank one around 60, bank 2 around 800. anyone seen this before? thank in adva... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire), P0300 (random misfire)
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, floods out VIN: 1MEFM50U1X
You know it's a bad day when you are researching IATN fixes and you find the very car your working on was posted a year ago with the very same problem. This Sable intermittently floods (bad) on cold start and you have to pull all the plugs and clean them and t...

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1979 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L steering coupler VIN: E38AHDJ555
Yes, there is a aftermarket repair kit as so many responded. The one I got was the 'HELP' brand from my napa store. I had originally got one that was too small and was told there was no other. I finally got someone to look further and they even had it in stock...
1991 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FAPP36X9M
hello brothers in arm, sorry for the delay respond I had to make sure the car was fixed. first I want to thank all the techs how replay to my help request and all was very good info(BRILIENT), I started with cleaning the T plate ,replace T sensor and the fue...
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP53S3T
The 1996 Ford Taurus is repaired. We installed a factory Ford MAF sensor and cleared the KAM. We road tested with the scanner, running the vehicle hard on the highway about 10 times in order to re-learn the KAM. Now reading 155-156HZ on highway, with the baro ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L ABS Module VIN: 1FALP57U4V
Thanks for the help to those who sent a reply. The fix was the right rear caliper sticking. That was the first thing we checked but the tech who checked it, who told us it was working OK, just plain got it wrong. Then our shop foreman took over, and of course ...
1998 Ford Fairlane 5.0L transmission VIN: JGLWWT3818
Hi everyone, Well, we've fixed this one. The fault turned out to be fairly basic. The problem was me assuming that the checks done by the transmission shop were accurate. After pulling my hair out for a couple of hours, I went back to basics and tested all the...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTYR14C6W
well I put new plugs in. Upon replacing the plugs I noticed they smelled like kerosene. I checked the fuel for e85 ,but that wasnt the case. I dont know how to test for diesel but I think that is my problem. I drained the tank and replaced it with fresh gas. I...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA5147W
The customer is thinking to trading the van in . So,thanks for you all guys help . Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system lean).
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L air bag system VIN: 1FMZU35PXW
Thanks for all the replies.I am going to go buy the consensus and replace both bags,module frt impact sensor(s)and see what happens.
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU34E6X
Customer did not have the money to finish diagniosic
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L int. wipers VIN: 2FTZA55442
Thank you for all your help. Ford dealer in Seattle provided the TSB #00-9-6. The TSB specifically addresses the wipers running with the switch off. Ford parts told me the multifunction switch listed in the TSB has changed from #YF2Z-13K359-AAA to #1F2Z-13K359...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F5X
Thank You to Stephen, Mike, Lance, Mark, & Gary. You guys confirmed my diagnosis before I spent $622 for and IDM and $354 for an injector. I did check fuel pressure at the pressure tap on the front of the right side head and I had 54 psi KOEO before I pulled t... Trouble codes: P1294 (open in high side circuit bank 2).
2002 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 5.4L dead hole VIN: 1FWE35L324
hi all, well i was given the ok to remove the head and pulled the info out of alldata. low and behold they say to pull the engine to r and r the head. i didnt listen and pulled it in the vehicle. all went well till i had to pull the head bolts out of the hea...
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