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1968 Ford Mustang GT 302CID steering system VIN: 8T02J11528
as the steering wheel is turned,power assist diminishs to the point of becoming hard,then will free back up to normal.replaced power steering componets 1 at a time,not much change.replaced componets 2nd time,better,but not right.does it at diferent spots on th...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14A6P
The vehicle came in with a no start condition after running fine a few hours earlier. Vehicle will start when the accelerator is feathered rapidly. When the engine is running and the MAF is connected it runs very lean(O2 reading of 2Mv). It runs much better wi...
1995 Ford F-250 Special 5.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTH26H2SC
Okay, here's one boggling me... mainly cause aldata testing procedures are straight from ford... and I don't happen to have a superstar ABCD123 breakout box... So making do where I can. The vehicle occasionally will crank and not start... more so after a hot s...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Drivetrain VIN: 1FTEF15Y8T
If anyone has any ideas I would greatly appriciate it. When driving this truck under a load it has a vibration and when you let off the gas or push in the clutch it goes away. I've cecked the u-joints and the trans mount. They are o.k. The vibration feels li...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTDX08W4V
truck came in for check engine light on,code p0455 gross evap leak. did smoke test and found cannnister purge valve was leaking. replace valve and redid smoke test no leaks found. truck came back about a week later with same code. did another smoke test to it ... Trouble codes: P0455 (gross evap leak)
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4443V
Hello Gentlemen this vehicle came to me from another garage I think it has a PATS system fault, the symptoms are, the engine starts and runs for around 5 seconds then cuts out I have tried a test lamp on the injector harness and it confirms no power as the mot...
1997 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Blend Door VIN: 1FTDR15X9U
Hi to all fellow techs. at iATN. This is my first post to the site since joining the group a couple of weeks ago. So far this has been a really informative and helpful resource, and I really hope someone can help me out with this one... Here goes... This truck...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP52U0V
Car has come in several times over the last year with a no start condition. In each prior case, the vehicle started immediately when I tried to start it. This time is different though. Car came in today after it stalled when turning in to owners apartments. ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA5145W
this van has a fadeing pedal to the floor we replaced the master replaced a soft line blead with scaner first blead manually did this a total of 7 times useing over a gallon of fluid still fades clamped the lines no differant we unhook the vaccum pedal does no...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZX17W8W
I purchased this vehicle last year. Ever since I bought the pickup it has had a loud engine noise(such as a faulty fan clutch)just as I accelerate from a stop. After it gets into second gear it dosen't make the loud engine noise. I thought it was a faulty fan ...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FAFP71W2X
Fuse blows after driving for a while or after doing KOER self test with NGS. Starts up after replacing fuse.
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP663XX
Ford guys:: What type of engine damage typically occurs when timing belt breaks while driving 60 mph down highway with this vehicle having an interference engine. If valve/head/additional damage is typically created, does it usually exceed the value of this ve...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L brake lite fuse VIN: 1FAFP44481
this problem is very intermitant, it blows fuses 41&33 sometimes both at the sametime, sometimes one first the other later.have disconected all 3 brake lites, tested brake pressure,pedal position switches. fuse 33 brake pressure brake position switches. fuse 4...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMZU72E32
help i have just replaced the engine in this explorer. When started engine ran ok a little rough no concerns yet. engine smoothed out and idle was now ok. Ran for about 7-10 min and just quit like turned key off. Try to restart and there is no crank all lights...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L abs VIN: 1FTZR45E22
Hi: I have a strange one for you guys to help me with. This truck is a used unit under warrenty at a used car dealer.It was brought to me for severe false actuation. Using my snap on scanner, I found the LF sensor droped out at 4 mph and the RF at 2 mph. I rep...
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L turbo VIN: 1FMSU43P63
when going up a grade, the engine pops back through which seems like the intake are filter area. and if you apply more fuel the line off the blue hose from the turbo to the inner cooler blows off.. causing total loss of power ..
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14514
any help would be appreciated i dont know anything else to ck.compression good all within 5 lbs.leak down test ok.injector flow test ok.runs great off idle.always has miss at idle.thanks in advance gary Trouble codes: P0305
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Steering VIN: 1FTEF14Y8T
Hi girls and guys.This is a intermittent problem.When you are driving along the truck will start to steer itself to the left or right.You have to hang onto the steering wheel fairly hard to keep it on the road.This may only happen every few days.The front end ...
2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L code b1318 VIN: 1LNLM97V2V
The ABS and TRAC CONTROL SYSTEMS operates normal,but more frecuently after a start event,the CHECK TRACTION CONTROL warning appears on the message center. AT first we did exactly as one case in this database solve the problem. But the warning is appearing agai...
1992 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1MELM50U3N
The car runs good, has sufficient fuel pressure, spark and ignition are fine, there are no codes or check engine lights, but intermittently (once every week or two) it will stall as you let off the gas or as it is decellerating. It feels more like an ignition ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.3L Charging VIN: 1FTHXZ26M9
we installed a internal regulator alternator.took care of all draws and is charging good.thanks to all that replyed i really appreciate it. thanks ken young
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31H8T
The van had a bad computer, nothing burned on the board that was obvious, but sometimes that is the case. Thanks all for the advice!
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L transaxle/cv VIN: 1FAFP53S7X
Many technicians that replied pointed toward inboard CV axle, which all were correct. I replaced the right side, which was the one that had the BLOWN apart ball joint. Problem solved! A few techs pointed towards engine mounts and possible internal transmission...
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L reverse VIN: 1FAFP42X4Y
this car is fixed but i regret to inform you all that i dont know what the internal problems were on the tranny. the insurance comp. opted to put a good used tranny in the vehicle and 'git-r-done'. thanks to all who replied, the car shifts fine now and the cus...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L front brakes VIN: 1FTSS34PX5
well i finally got this van back in and i swapped the pads left to right like most of you said and it pulled left. i replaced pads van stops great. thanksa for pointing out the simple things.
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP34N45
Thank you all very much. Mark was right on. the exciter ring for the crank sensor was loose on the balancer. replaced balancer and vehicle started right up. Thanks again Trouble codes: B1359 (testing and results).
2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 1LNHM84W83
Is there any logic left in this business? Most of the replies pointed to the ABS module. After doing some more checking I just put one in. Guess what? Problem solved! Thanks very much to those who offered this advice and helped get this monkey off my back.
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L transmission VIN: 1MEFM50U74
Daryl from Kansas gave us the fix. Number 28 fuse was blown. We did not see this. Replaced the fuse and it took care of the shifting and got rid of all the codes plus the oxygen sensor codes.
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