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1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L throttle plate linkage VIN: 1FTCR14X5N
Happy New Years everyone! I have a 1992 2 wd Ranger towed in with the throttle not working, gas pedal not responsive. What we found is a broken plastic connecting rod (clips onto a ball stud at each end) that joins the throttle cable linkage to the actual pla...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6531S
this vehicl belongs to my sister. and this is all the imformation i have been able to get without tools and test equipment.vehicle will stall 3-4 times when started .on 5th or so time it will go a few miles and stall again .have not been able to get the codes ...
1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP54N7T
Thank you for your time in reading this and any help you can give me. Customer brought vehicle in because he thought the transmission was bad, may still be, who knows. I found that the speedometer did not work, the engine missed, and it had a tank full of code... Trouble codes: P0500 (No VSS signal), P0135 (HO2S11 heater), P0141 (HO2S21 heater), P0155, P0161
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14X9W
hey all, need some help on this one. customer brought in from another shop. has new plugs, wires, maf sensor, coil pack, and fuel filter. still had miss so now i get it. knowing the 4.0 has problems with cracking at the valve seats i recommended removing and i...
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L convertor VIN: IFMEU15L02
this one has me stumped. vehicle came in with overdrive light flashing and check engine light on and poor idle. When put into drive vehicle would die. Ran DTC codes are p0741 and p1744 which are both tcc system perofrmace/stuck codes. We replaced torque conver...
2003 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L interior lights VIN: 1FMZV73K63
Interior lights on this Explorer will not turn off until power saver relay kicks in after 10 minutes. With key on everything works normally, any door opened, interior lights come on, when door shut off they dim out. If you open a door with key on with interior...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP6638W
First thanks to every one . this problem turned out to be self inflicted , my tech pinned the crank about 2 teeth off where it should have been, theres a spot in the crank where it locks it from turning both ways and it is right next to the correct spot i foun... Trouble codes: 1381 (cam timing over advanced).
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L engine replacement VIN: 2FMZA57481
hello Guys sorry it has taken so long to reply .but i ended up waiting for a parts place to open and i ordered a doorman kit which did come with the tool as many had said .thank you all
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L emission failure VIN: 1FTNF21L83
Hi all, Well, I am closing this request even though a fix has not been found. As you know, this is my own truck. I had another inspection station do a heavy duty inspection, which is a sniff test, instead of the light duty OBD II test. It passed with no p...
2005 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L No Start
As many people mentioned, it was the fuel pump. I finally got it to act up in the shop. Thanks IATN members for all of your help!!!
2006 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU28596
Based on a few suggestions from responses I checked the MAF sensor out. I cleaned it and drove the vehicle again and found the sluggish shift pattern from before was no longer present. I took a cold drive, and a hot drive and got a clear result. I returned t... Trouble codes: P0430.
1995 Mercury Mystique 2.0L abs module VIN: 3FALP6539S
Thanks for all these great replies. turned out to be the the abs module. The pump and valves are attached to the module. I suspected one of the valves were stuck, tried to get new one, service writer said there were none avalable. Opted to go with used. Instal...
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