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1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L can't fill fuel tank VIN: 1FAPP15J2P
hi guys!! i have this ford escort and the customer complain is that she can't fill the fuel tank to the top(full) she can only fill the tank half way and then the pump shuts off. i got the fuel tank down and checked the hoses and i did not find any one clogged...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A1R
I have a ranger that sets a 223 code,also misfires under load.It will not miss at all in neutral.We did put a new ignition module in about a year ago.I have seen about 2 of these trucks all my life.any help would be great. Jon Trouble codes: 223 (Loss of Dual plug input control)
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTHF26F2S
Vehicle came in running very rough and setting codes listed. Common burnt wiring under valve cover at UVC harnesses and valve cover gaskets. Connectors at main harness to valve covers from PCM and IDM were also badly burnt. Replaced all components and engine r... Trouble codes: P1292 (High side short to ground or power-left bank2)
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L TCC lock up VIN: 1FMNU43S8Y
The TCC is being grounded by the PCM all the time. As soon as the truck is put in Drive the engine stalls. reverse works ok. I cut the wire for the TCC at the computer and the problem went away. This is the second computer in less than a week to do this. we de...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L TCC lock up VIN: 1FMNU4358Y
The TCC is being grounded by the PCM all the time. As soon as the truck is put in Drive the engine stalls. reverse works ok. I cut the wire for the TCC at the computer and the problem went away. This is the second computer in less than a week to do this. we de...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start
Thanks in advance for the flurry of help I am sure I will receive from the excellent techs on this site. I'm at the beginning of my career, so the more information I can get my hands on, the happier I am. NOTE: I will update with a VIN when I get to work tomo...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Fuel Guage,window,ABSlight VIN: 1FAFP53U81
Customer states that vehicle has died on her coming up to an intersection. We can't get it to dup. We did get the guages on the vehicle to act up. When you hold down the power window switch the fuel guage spiked, the ABS lite on and the low fuel lite came on. ...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L gauges inop VIN: 1FTNW21S81
I have a 2001 F-250 that is blowing fuse #19. I have unplugged the cluster, the trans OD Switch, with no change. I have check wiring all down the column and where the harness comes around the shifter bracket into the fuse box. Cust stated he just had trailer w...
2002 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMVU03142
the truck stall only when you turn at a very low speed (like pulling out of a parking slot) or when shifting from drive to reverse. some times it dies when you are making a slow turn (20mph) Trouble codes: P0320 (engine speed input circuit malfunction)
2007 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP53VG7
hello guys, i have another problem child,this taurus is driven by one of the city workers if he leaves it idle for about 5 minutes it will stall always re-starts and as long as it is not sitting idle it runs perfect.there are no codes and a wiggle test...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM82W0V
Hello fellow techs, I have a 1997 Lincoln Town Car here that belong to the Bosses sister. It has a the MIL on with codes P0171 and P0174 and has a hunting on start up and will go away after about three to five minutes. I have checked for vacuum leaks and fond ... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0174 (system lean bank 2)
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L Cooling Fans VIN: 1LNLM97V4V
The vehicle came in over heating, thermostat was replaced and cooling system bleeded now over heating is fixed. I disconnected the battery in order to replace the thermostat. cooling fans are turning on at 215 degrees and turning off at 210 degrees. i guess it...
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L drl VIN: 1MELM53S0V
Hi all, this Canadian Sable has daytime running lights and they flicker at all times. The local Ford dealer isn't local, so am unable to get any information from them. Please give me some info on the module, and if anyone has seen this problem, if it might be ...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Unknown VIN: 2MEFM75W6W
It should be noted that this car was parked by the customer three weeks ago. The car was left for that time period. It ran fine before parked, but upon trying to start the car again... no crank. Of course vehical was brought in because it would not crank, sus...

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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1MELM50UXV
Thanks for the replies. The WOT wascaused by the TPS. After fixing that problem I still Had the trans problem. The customer opted for a reman unit. So I really can't add much about what the actual problem was. The car is fixed. Thanks
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15V1X
First of all, just want to say thanks for all the input from everyone. After discussing it with the customer on all the input we recieved, we pulled the engine and sent it out to the machine shop. They found the following: 1. Bad valve seats on 3 exhaust vale...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L altenator VIN: 1FMPU18L6X
Would like to thank everyone for there help. Did all tests that was suggested. Think i can call this fixed. What I found was the lg/r wire terminals werenot making a very good connection so instead of spreading them back went to the local radio stack got a ...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTRW08L92
Installed new power relay. Have been driving it for twwo days.Thanks bill for info and thanks for rest of replys. Trouble codes: U1262 (testing and results).
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP34UX6
Thanks to all who replied. I intalled the updated tranmission vent and haven't heard back from the customer. So I am considering this one fixed. Again thanks for all your help. iATN is a great advantage for technicians.
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