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1985 Ford F-250 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FTHF261XF
Hi Techs, We have a great customer who owns this '85. We installed a new Ford reman engine about a thousand miles ago (it was losing coolant and you could see and smell the antifreeze in the exhaust). The install was straight foward, went together good started...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Surge VIN: 1FTEX14NZN
Hello, everyone! I've run out of shorts to wear because this truck has ate them all!! It has a lean surge at cruise anywhere from 30mph on up to freeway speeds. I checked all basics(timing, tps, oxygen sensor, map sensor, plugs, rerouted wires, checked ground...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTDF15Y3P
i check everythings seen to be woring great. had any one see this problem before? this problem drives me nuts. any advice, thank you
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L brake pedal VIN: 1FTEX15N7R
We have this truck that was towed in with a blown lf brake hose. We replaced the brake hose and bled all of the brakes and still have no brake pedal. We have new fluid at every wheel and good pressure when we open the bleeder screws. We have gravity bled the s...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L throttle VIN: 2FDKF38F6S
hello i have a problem with this diesal hoping one of you can help me out when you are driving down the road and let off the gas pedal sometimes when you push back on it there will be nothing will just coast like your not even pushing on the pedal..i ...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L speedo VIN: 1FTYR11U0W
vehicle came in at first for speed o inop. wipers inop. 4x4 not switching, door chime not working. Had check engine light for po500 vss. First replaced gem module, had flashed at dealership. Drove vehicle and now speedo tacks out.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 4wd VIN: 1FTNW21F6X
Vehicle brought in for partial 4wd engagment while driving. Upon road test, confirmed issue and inspected all vacuum lines and checked vacuum solenoid for bypassing issue. All checks good. Inspected automatic locking hubs and found one to have slight play ( no...
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
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on, fails emissions
This is truck came in for inspection found check engine lite not doing bulb check some one yanked bulb!!! Has p0401 in memory!!freeze frame 2300 rpm hot engine closed loop!Replaced pfe sensor pretty common vacum lines are routed correctley still setting code! ... Trouble codes: P0401
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Cylinder Head VIN: 1FTZX1723Y
This 4.2L V6 engine came in overheated with .016 head warpage. How much can I machine off this head so it's flat before it becomes a assembly problem? Also I've looked thru my Alldata and can't find a min-max head height, is their a website that I can find thi...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L lifters VIN: 1FTZR45E72
hi all. we havean 02 ranger with 4.0 sohc engine that belongs to a car lot. after sitting in back lot for 9 months cust went to start and had misfire. took truck to another shop who ran compression test and found low presure on #6. they didn't want to get invo...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55202
car skips all the time checked spark good at plugs fuel pressure ok.tried new coil no change,all sensors appear to be withbnin specmaf baro good.did not notice fuel dropping off key off holds ok.noticed that 02 sensors do not switch all the time and goes in an... Trouble codes: P0172, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0316
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Air bag light VIN: 1FAFP34P03
First came in with air bag light on all the time. Found code B1877 Left front seat belt pretensioner circuti open. After replacement of pretensioner the light started flashing code 13 to which I can find no defintion for. The car was in a minor fender bender b...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Fuel odor VIN: 1FTPW145X5
There is a faint raw fuel odor through the HVAC vents that occurs intermittently. It is also noticeable under the hood mostly on the passengerside front of engine (at idle). I have verified no leaks in the EVAP system & no CODES. I have inspescted all fuel inj...
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L hub engagement VIN: 1FMPU16525
I'm pretty sure that I have this one fixed but was wondering if there are any other techs out there that have experienced this problem. The driver brought this vehicle to us with a complaint of a chattering noise and it felt as if the vehicle wanted to engage ...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5LMFU27R23
The air suspension is down for all four wheels. The main switch is on. The relay and the compressor both are good and work if manipulated manually. The vehicle will not raise. There is no communication with my Genesys with the air suspension module, but there ...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L park lamps circuit VIN: 2MEF74W5XX
intermittent short #4 fuse in central distribution box under dash keeps blowing, have unplugged all park lamps, problem persists and is not consistent with testing suspect the lighting control module is culprit, but not sure at this time
2005 Mercury Montego 3.0L downshift VIN: 1MEFM40195
transmission erraticly down shifts

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1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMDU34XXN
good day to all thanks for those taking of their time to offer help on my techs explorer.some asked if the t.c. was fully seated answer was yes it was.another thing we did to try @clear up confusion was contact junk yard trans. supplier he claimed the used tra...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMCU24XOT
Thanks to all who replied to my help request on the 1996 Explorer that would activate the ABS when coming to a stop. I had told the customer that I needed to consult with iATN and that he should call me later. He called and made an appointment for today and ...
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45PX5
Well we cleared all the codes and test drove , only #3 injector contribution came back so we replaced that injector and it ran better but still seemed low on power. we cleared computor again and test drove for 5 miles on freeway and back to shop. check for ... Trouble codes: U0155 (lost communication with instrument cluster), P0269 (cyl 3 contribution), P0281 (cyl7 contribution), P0284 (cyl 8 contribution), P0403 (egr circuit malfunction), P0404 (egr performance malfunction).
2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56P06
Well, after a few weeks waiting for special block off tools and countless hours staring at this engine, not wanting to get involved, we found that the snap to connect fittings on the passenger side had blown apart. We updated as many parts to this high pressur... Trouble codes: P2290 (ICP pressure low).
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L cruise control VIN: 1FBNE31L76
well folks heres for the ol'memory banks,..this was not an actual cruise control concern as first thought,.first off i made a layover harness for the "overload protected" side of the circuit. but as this is a normally closed switch the "short" could have been ...
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