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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Fuel gage VIN: 1FTDF15YXH
Hello fellow Aitn members i am have had this vehicle in my shop for a week and continue having problems... can anyone help?... The Fuel sending unit is shifting back and forth when vehicle is moving/ driving especially when coming to a stop. Both sending units...
1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L intake gasket VIN: 1FMDV34X9R
Hello, need some info from the ford techs. I had this explorer in the shop 3500 miles ago for external oil leak. Intake gasket, v/c gasket and related upper plentum gaskets were replaced. Advised customer after work and test drive still had oil seep from drive...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L speedometer VIN: 1FTEF14Y0T
Vehicle tests ok and speedometer works correctly whenever it has been diagnosed. Customer states that the problem only seems to occur after vehicle is fully warmed-up and driven for an extended period of time. No codes have been present. We are having a hard t...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no 1st gear VIN: 1FTSX31F8X
When the truck parked for a while in a position where the rear of the truck is lower than the front of the truck there will be no forward gear engagement for a while. When it finally engages it feels like it slams into gear. Reverse works fine in this situatio...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F2X
custumer says it will die while driving down the road. Found exaust back presure code p0470 and kam code P0603 in memory. Cleared codes and p0603 didn't reset checked all batt cable conections all are fine. have put alot of miles on this thing without problem ... Trouble codes: P0603 (Kam circut fault), P0470 (exuast back pressure sensor circut fault)
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1134X
thanks in advance for your help. this vehicle came in vibrating, running a little rough and had code p1381- (vct overadvanced bank 1) knowing common problem with timing belt on this vehicle causing these symptoms pulled covers off and found plastic part of ten... Trouble codes: P0340
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX08L1Y
Hello, I have this truck that seems to have a misfire but sets no codes. I am trying to use mode $6 but cannot find the test number in mode $6. Any help would be great.
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX14W44
This vehicle has been haunting me for a week now. I don't have much to go on. All I know is that my Snap-on scanner will not communicate with this truck. On vehicle side or ob2 side, says No communication with vehicle. I have checked all the fuses which are in...

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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L engine VIN: 1FTCR1OAOM
ranger is gone thanks guys it was a bad crank senser. thanks for the help john.
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U7W
thanks for everyone simplifying this system for me, I rechecked the power and the ground signals and found no ground checked the pins at the pcm and found the pcm was not completeing the ground. customer told me he wanted the dealer to repair so it went to the... Trouble codes: P0443 (evap system purge control valve fault).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L spark plugs VIN: 1FTNX21S4X
I'd like to thank everyone who replied to this, basically what I found is that Ford switched to the three valve heads for 2005, but never addressed the problem on 2004 and earlier vehicles. A couple of people mentioned that the 2005 and newer engines don't bl...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDXF47F8X
sorry it was 5&8 cyl. tried 1 vc gasket&harness didn,t work.changed no5 &8 injectors and o rings on all injectors had to suck out cylinders w vacc lot of oil&fuel changed oil,runs great after 20 min drive. got new injectors @ D&W in northoxford MA. thanks TO a...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L engine VIN: 3FAKP1138X
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA534XY
Finally all readiness turns complete. Thank you for every Pro's help. This is crazy logic. It does not make sense that only Fords take too much time to complete the readiness. Trouble codes: P1000.
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZUTTE51
First off thanks for all of the replies. You guys are great. After reading about the first 10 replies it was pretty obvious. I resealed the intake and problem solved. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18L3Y
Thanks to everyone who responded. Just about everyone said the cylinder head temp sensor took the place of the coolant temp sensor. I was aware of the CHT but the Ford parts man threw me for a loop when he said this engine has both, (ECT & CHT). Thanks again! ...
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L electric windows,wipers,shifter interlock VIN: 1FMRU15W02
after searching all of the help suggestions,one of the suggestions steered me to the brake pressure switch on the mastercylinder,it was leaking and was shorted out.whats ironic is we had just fixed a similar problem on a navigator three weeks prior.sometimes t...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, hard start VIN: 1FTSW31P03
well thanks to stephen i checked the voltage drop from the battery to the gpcm and found that the truck was at "canadian tire" before i got it i was never told this but the unit had 2 new batteries from there in it i just tho... Trouble codes: P0671, P0672, P0673.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L vdf
Thanks everyone who replied. The cause of the 4 wheel drive in and out was a vacuum leak in the hub, and the vdf hasn't come back on yet, so we'll wait to see on that one.
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L injector, EGR VIN: 1FTSS34P85
I had to send it to Ford to see what injector was missing then I pulled #7. The codes was caused by the egr, because I clean it and that fixed everything except for the miss. It took me awhile to do cause I didnt pull the body. Anyone fixing to do please l...
2007 Lincoln Navigator Luxury 5.4L cooler line VIN: 5LMFL28507
Thanks to all who replied. The tool needed is the Rotunda 307-569 for the 1/2 inch lines. Unforunately it was on backorder for at least a month. Assenmacher makes one, part # AST 8023 for the 1,2 inch lines and AST 8021 for the 3/8 inch lines. I got both from ...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L pats VIN: 1ZWHT61LXX
Thanks for all who replied. The fix for this car was to replace the ECM and program new keys. We opted to get a used ECM due to the price.
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L battery drain VIN: 4M2ZU86K64
Thanks for the help, most suggested alternator, so I replaced it under warranty with another motorcraft and it made no difference. I then gave her a loaner car and kept it for 5 days, checking for drain all the time and it was fine. So I guessed and put a used...
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