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1987 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15TXH
I hope I can make this simple. Customer said truck died and would not start. He was talking to parts store and parts guy said 9 out of 10 times it is a module. So he replaced that. But that did not do the trick. So he asked my boss what he thought. Boss said t...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZZA5249
Van stalls when cold. P0171 stored in ecm. I've been over this van and can not find any reason for the stalling or code p0171. No vacuum leaks found, (used smoke machine) o2's working properly, fuel pressure good. I checked TSB's on this code and checked every... Trouble codes: P0171
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTPW14504
Having trouble flushing 2004 and up f-150 automatic transmissions. Will not circulate at all.wondering if there is a tip on getting these ones to flush.Have tried all the usual steps like bleeding air ,put in reverse, increasing rpm ,etc... The machine we are ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L whistle noise VIN: 1FTPW14554
vehicle has a whistle type noise at 60 mph coming from the engine compartment. the noise only occurs with cold ambient temps 10 degrees or colder. noise gets louder as tempeture decreases. if you accelerate or decelarate or drive faster or slower noise is not ...
1989 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L No Start VIN: 1LNBM82FXK
Cranks/won't start - I don't even know where to begin with this one. It was towed in a few months ago(I had to take a break, so haven't worked on it for a month). This thing will start if the timing is advanced(to what ends up being 25-30 degrees w/spout out),...
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Exaust valve VIN: 1MEHM55S72
Car came in with mil on and running rough. Found misfire caused by excessive leakage on #4 exaust valve. Talked to customer. Got this car from his wife and has been driving it mainly on the freeway on long trips and has not overheated or made any rattle or pin...

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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L compression
thanks for the replies , as most of you stated around 400 p.s.i seems to be normal. so i guess the one cyl. with 120 is bad. i should have done the test before posting but i thought i would look up the spec first,couldn't find it anywhere. thanks for the help....
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, looses power VIN: 1FDWF36F7Y
i did receive some ideas and i had cover most, 1 did say the gensys is having problems. so i give up will salt and pepper it enjoy my meal and give up. How do you guys charge for someting like this? would like to stay in this business, but it is getting harder
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMYU01141
This vehicle is back on the road after days of brainstorming and help from the iatn members specially Thomas [...] we found that the exhaust cam on bank two had jumped four teeth the reason was that the owner drove it with low oil. He told me he put two quar... Trouble codes: 1309 (misfire monitor disabled).
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMDA57491
put in another abs unit from the wrecking yard. it worked, no more brake light coming on and no code for loss of communication. customer hates putting in new parts. so far so good on the used one.
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on, IMSC (IMRC) Noise VIN: 1FTYR10DX3
Many thanks to all who replied. We replaced intake and cured the noise and rich condition. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0174 (Rich Bank 1).
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U53
Thanks for all the replies on this one. Today I recheck the grounds and power again and all was good. I went ahead and got new sensors from the dealer and no more check engine light. First thing I noticed with the dealer parts was the PID for the heater mV was... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 heater), P0155 (o2 heater).
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU73K74
it was awire that was chafered you guys are a big help i was pulling my hair out thanks to all that replyed you guys are a life saver just got a 2 bay shop time is a must
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPW14515
hi techs thanks to those who responded...turns out the cam timing was out.the tech had made his own marks but when we timed it as per the manual it ran perfect.even though the techs marks looked ok there was something out.lesson learned, only do it as per manu... Trouble codes: P0340.
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L won't shift in to the 4x4 gear you select VIN: 5LMP428L5W
Thanks again to those who responded for your time and help. We finally figured this one out. This had been into the local ford dealer a couple of times before we saw it and they were unable to repair but had replaced the shift motor (we found the wiring at th...
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