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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Dies When Hot VIN: 1ETEF26H6K
Hey everyone out there i have this truck that is driving me up a wall. This truck starts beautifully when cold runs until hot then dies like u turned the key off. No spit or sputter. Then is hard to start or not able to. Runs a little longer then dies and so o...
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Engine VIN: 1FAFP13P8X
Thank you for taking the time to read and hopefully help me fix this one. This car came in on a hook with no oil pressure. Customer wanted to replace the oil pump and check the bearings while we were there. Bearings show some sign of pitting,but nothing to cau...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Interior VIN: 2FMZA5148Y
this van came from an auto dealer so i have no previous information on it problem is after about 2 seconds after you shut key off the lights blower radio all power up ign switch unplugged no change the only way to get all off is to unplug front gem module any ...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW0743K
vehicle was brought in for hesitation. found a po320 rpm signal failure, we scope tested the crankshaft sensor and the pattern looked good, check the fuel pressure and it is in spec.55psi, the truck acts as if it goes into limp in mode. we also check all the p... Trouble codes: P0320
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L front air suspension VIN: 1LNLM91VXP
Vehcile came in with nose down. We can activate compressor. We suspect front ride height sensor. Vehicle has 2 sensors. we tested with ohm meter and see no resistance change when operating plunger. Are we overlooking something? Is there a good way to perform s...
2000 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L airbags,mainfuse VIN: 1LNHM81W8Y
Hello all, This Town Car came in dragging it's tail;barely got it on the lift. Checked codes and found C1830 for compressor relay circuit failure. Found the main 30 amp fuse blown and want to proceed with test q in MOD but cannot locate the compressor relay i...

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1988 Ford Aerostar 3.0L No Move VIN: N0TAVALBUL
Hi Real Tranny Techs ;)}} Thanks for all the help ;)}}} My time is up, so Have to close it.. not quite finished... Once I got finished kicking myself ;)}} I pulled it apart & found the snap ring for the O/D drum had come off & this is where my spring piece...
1992 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L firewall flex VIN: 2FDHF37Y4N
We recieved several good replies to this, but the customer said he had had it happen in the past and was going to fix the problem himself, thanks again for all the replies
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L No Start, Stall, LOSS OF POWER VIN: 1FTJX35F05
Hello to all, the fix was two injectors the one not returning oil looked like the likly bad one but replacing it did not make the problem go away after swaping injectors one at a time on the 3rd try I found it, cost wise it did not make any sense to install th... Trouble codes: 1211 (icp than expected).
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6244T
The customer hasn't returned---from studying the schematic I think it may be possible that Ford has labeled the left front sensor #2 as opposed to the left rear one, even though it flags a B2,S2 code . I will need to ohm all sensor heaters and check for curren... Trouble codes: P0161 (Bank 2 Sensor 2 heater circuit fault).
1996 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Hubs and axles VIN: 1FTCR15U8T
I tested the u-joints by turning the wheels all the way to one side, and with the hubs removed, turned the axle shafts by hand. No binding found on either side. The hubs are fairly new and no damage could be found. However, the wheel bearings where very loos...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Rear Fuel Tank VIN: 1FTHF26H9V
Thanks Everybody for your help. It ended up being the rear fuel pump assem. like most of you had said. IATN is awsome, need something like this for Heavy Trucks and Equipment. Thanks again for all the help Caleb [...]
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L idle quality VIN: 3FAFP1135W
thanks to those who replied we believe this is fixed. the vct solenoid that we got from ford was bad. when we tried to move the cam it would leak oil. we checked the slip rings on the cam and they seem ok. replaced the vct solenoid and now no problem at this t...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L shocks VIN: DHE851GHRT
I recieved 2 possible sources of these shocks, however, neither of them had anything. Had to order from the dealer.
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDXE45F51
Well Just wanted to thank everyone for their replies, well we took fuel pressure at the fuel seperator and found over time it would drop from 60 psi and actually go into a vaccum, additionally we took vaccum pressure at fuel pump input and found it had over 12...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF56F31
Traced fault to a restricted sump screen,replaced sump to low pressure lube pump.Had tested presure at low pressure sensor tap,was at 15 psi at 3000 rpm. [spec] is 40-45 psi.Fabricated top plate for resevior for high pressure pump of plexiglass. Observed aerat... Trouble codes: P1211 (icp incorrect).
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Transaxle VIN: 1FTNF21L84
The new hublock fixed the floppy drive axle and gave consistent 4WD engagement. Most of the other driveline noise was due to a worn ball socket in the front drive shaft CV Joint. No parts were available from my usual dealer/aftermarket sources, so I sent the...
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Charging VIN: 1FMZU72K84
Well--Thanks to all that responded--the fix was an OE regulator. The OE had a provision in the orginal regulator that would work on this computer controled system that the after-market regulator didn't have--even though the number were an exact interchange. Be...
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