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1970 Ford F-600 390CID front end wiring VIN: F60DCH8117
Hey guys this is a special request, I'm looking for any literature on this truck.It use to be a U-haul truck that has been converted into a dump truck,customer brought it in and asked us to get it ready for inspection what a nightmare. Anyway none of the headl...
1985 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMDV15H5G
thank you iatn members you are great people to ask for help. ok we have this bronco that came to us with an existing condition that we have never seen before this customer has had multiple ignition module replacement for a condition that occurs after driving t...
1991 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHX26G8M
When this vehicle came in it was running very rough at idle and the customer said he wanted the engine rebuilt since it was "tired." We are a full service machine shop and repair facility so everything has been done "in house." I put the rebuilt engine in and ...
1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMCU24X9N
vehicle came in with overheating condition while in traffic with a/c on fan clutch is good coolant was full customer came in wanted us to just replace thermostat and flush the system after work was done still overheated took upper rad hose off and toke garden ...
1995 Ford Aspire 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 05H4561KNJ
I have a 95 Aspire with 1.3 that dies at idle. I cleaned the throttle body and replaced the Bosch Platinums with Autolite. It will intermittently miss at idle and some times kill the engine. Wires are new and I sprayed everything down with water and no change....
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5147S
This van was brought in on the hook, because it stalled. Looked it over and found a hole in the oil pan. Pulled the pan and it threw #2 connection rod. Customer gave us the go ahead for a new engine. We put a remanufactured engine in and it started. But there ... Trouble codes: P0340
1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FALP46V3T
Keeps setting a P0305,engine misfires when cold.When it warms up it runs and drives good and you don't feel the miss.It has new plugs,wires and coils have been swapped side to side with no difference.It doesn't seem to be spark related,has good spark to that c... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire)
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Monitors say N/A VIN: 1FAFP42X9X
A friend had me check his sons Mustang today because it failed inspection. I hooked up the scanner and selected the generic mode to look at the monitors. I half expected to see about 3 or 4 to say "not ready", but no. The Fuel system said ready & the component...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5522Y
code p1237 found in system any experience with this code for flex-fuel vehicles?
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMRU17L81
This Expedition 5.4 Engine makes a squeeling noise/ rattle when starting cold, once running for less than a minute noise goes away, we have replaced timing chain guides, tensioners, chains, we have checked for clogged orifice passages, none found, noise is on ...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L coolant VIN: 1LNHM87A51
Customer complained of overheating, towed vehicle in. Found evidence of leaking, all injector seats had standing coolant, bleeder on top center of engine leaks, however no sign of coolant blowing out onto decorative engine cover. Pressure test, no signs of ovb...

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1989 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMCU14T6K
Ok this vehicle is finally fixed. There was one thing that confused the problem here. Besides from disconnecting the spout also when u disconnected the alternator the vehicle ran fine. Tested the alternator and found bad diodes. Replaced alternator so that...
1994 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L code 628, leak VIN: 1FALP5346R
Most all replies involved the torque converter seal. The pan was not leaking, I used the high-density paper gasket that works really well. I dried the pan off, corrected the fluid level & put dye in the oil. I let it sit & run for 20 minutes, then drove it abo...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L front end VIN: 1FMPU18L9W
Well gang, this one's closed for now. Sorry to take so long in replying and it's still not fixed. There were four main camps on solutions: 1. tires, 2. wheels/lugnuts, 3. suspension, 4. u-bolts/drive line. No Ford techs chimed in on the TSBs, so not sure if th...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17L7X
decided to take a compression test and number two and four were low on compression (the two misfires) have not yet gotten into it any futher since i'm waiting for the customer to respond back with a go ahead or a no go ahead. it probably will be a bad valve o... Trouble codes: P1401 (dpfegr code), P0302 (2 misfire), P0304 (4 misfire).
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU03191
Hi Everyone, Thanks to Larry LaDoux, Ken [...]. Each basicly said to check crank sensor and cam sensor which I did. I guess what I shoul've asked was if there was supposed to be rpm on the modis while cranking as I had none but wasn't absoul...
2001 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP38351
After blowing my third pcm each time with no warnings or anything to give any indication that a problem was about to occur I decided it was time to send to a ford dealership. The ford dealer had vehicle for almost two weeks & siad they found a wire pinched at ...
1994 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 4M2DV11W3R
Thanks for the quick replies. What had been previously supplied to us as the TCM wasn't. Our schematics had pointed to modules in the center console area but the TCM is on top of the PCM. I believe the high heat accelerated the problems with the PC in the TCM....
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