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1995 Ford Aspire 1.3L not sure VIN: KNJLTO5H7V
this car came to to my shop with a jerking in the steering. it mite pull to the left or right real hard sometimes. in a fast motion then back.it dont do it all the time. the rack has been replaced be for i got the car. no power steering on this car. can someon...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L high pressure oil pump VIN: 1FTHF36F9T
hi fellow techs, i have here this f 350 with a no start concern. the vehicle came by recovery. hook up scan tool found dtc p1212 icp low pressure voltage not at expected level. po470 exhaust back pressure ckt malfunction. ran data loger test found icp pressur...
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP15J9T
Upstream O2 sensor stops reading goes to 0, replaced sensors twice they work for a short and the system goes open. After cool down it works perfectly for a short time.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L electric window, interior lights VIN: 2FMZA514XW
The customer brought the vehicle back the next week and said there was a clicking noise under the dash that was not there before and that the electric windows were not working properly. All he had to do was turn the ignition switch on and the noise would start...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE37L4W
Hi IATN members. About a month ago this vehicle came in with check engine light on and P0171, P0174 were on memory. Live data was showing LFT -5 B1, LFT -3 B2, SFT -4 B1, SFT -2 or -3 B2, MAF 156 Hz, temp 195 the O2 were switching good. I smoked the engine and... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2)
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAHP56S71
I have this Ford Taurus with a duratec engine in it. The car came in with a complaint of engine flare in drive. The RPM would go from @800 and flare up to @1100 whenever the A.C. would kick in. I checked for codes-None. Trim on long term is low @1-3% on bank 1...
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L lock-up VIN: 1FMZU62E42
thanks for any help you might give in advance..haved removed pan to check solenoid operation and can not feel any clinking when scanner is used to energize solenoids.scanner shows them switching but can't feel them.if voltage is checked at connector it goes fr...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L gas filler VIN: 1FMZU72E02
Customer complained that he was unable to fill fuel tank very fast, can't even squeeze nozzle valve to the first notch. I did take vehicle to gas station to verify the problem. Pump keeps kicking off if you squeeze handle too far. I lowered tank and disconnect...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L pressures VIN: 1FTNF21P14
The A/C high side pressures will climb to 400psi untill the fan clutch engages. The customer complains that the a/c does not cool. We checked it out and when the fan does engage the pressures are normal. What tells the pcm to engage the fan clutch for the a/c?...
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Idles at 500 VIN: 1FMPU17505
I bought this vehicle used. It idles in drive at 500rpm. I know this can't be right. The whole trucks shakes at a stop light. I can bring the idle up to 650 and the engine smoothes out and runs good. No codes are set. My techs are stumped as are the ones at th...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMDA5143S
Thanks ya'll!! This one is fixed. I know more now then I ever knew about tone rings and speed sensors. As it turned out I hooked up my Modis and set it to graphing, like you suggested, and found the right front sensor dropping out a little faster then the othe...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTHX26F4V
It turns out that the transmission is the problem, I pulled the pan and on top of it NEVER being serviced and the fluid was more black than the engine oil, there was alot of filings stuck on the magnet, I recieved alot of good info from guys, thanks, also the...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Front Washer VIN: 6FPAAAFAKE
Exploder came back to have new washer motor fitted, put in the new washer motor, still did not work. Got out the multimeter had power and ground no voltage drops. Got out the test light bridged the circ. and test light lit up bright. So I then connected the wa...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L valve train VIN: 1FTYR10C1X
Thanks for all those replies, we put 30lb heavier springs and it took care of the problem. its seems like this is the first truck that has had this problem. The new springs had less tension than the original but were found to be withing spec's. also stem heigh...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16L51
Thank you all for your helpful replies. I was looking forward to trying all your ideas but the customer hasnt come back. If the customer does return I will inform you everyone on what I find. Thank you. Trouble codes: P0171.
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX14W44
Thanks to all first. I am still waiting for my CAN adapter from Snap-on, which is very disappointing. I have done most of the checks that everyone posted. Someone had said to check the fuel pump module. You have to literaly pull this module off the truck it...
2008 Ford Escape XLT 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FMCU03Z48
well i finally fixed this vehicle a while back it was the belt tensioner that was causing this noise on this vehicle it took alot of noise diag but i found it thanks too all who replied for helping me out
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