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1989 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15NXK
cant get co readings to come down 2.1 to 2.8 % at idle , has new oxygen sensor tryed used map sensor, coolant sensor testing within range,fuel pressure 38 psi and doesn't appear to stick or leak and replaced computer was getting 4.0 volts out of signal wire fr...
1992 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L brakes VIN: 1FBJS31HXN
This van is driving me nuts! Ive changed master cylinder,rabs valve,wheel cylinders. Clamped off brake hoses. Took calipers off van and clamped off and still when you start engine pedal fades to floor.I dont know were to go next.
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L throttle valve VIN: 2FTEF15N8P
I am replacing the trans in this truck and need to adjust the throttle valve (TV) cable it's an AOD trans. It calls for a special tool ( # T86L-70332-A ). It looks like it could be easily fabricated if I knew the thickness of it. Can someone please tell me the...
1994 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHE2HY2R
I have a delivery van thats acting funny. It has one code for spark output circut.I have alldata and the test calls for the BOB. I dont have access to a break out box. Is there any other way to test for this code? Trouble codes: 213 (Spark output circut open)
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14VXY
This is the story thus far. Vehicle came in after failing obdII emisions testing due to p0305, cyl 5 misfire. Has noticable miss at idle. Verified miss is on cyl 5 by removing plug wire with no change. So far with no results i have; replaced #5 plug wire, swap... Trouble codes: P0305
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 3-2 coast sol. VIN: 1FMYU031X2
po1788 3-2 coast solenoid circuit. replaced solenoid pack checked terminals at trans and pcm,ohm check okay but od light flashes after putting in gear.scan tool live data shows 255psi under coast solenoid and no solenoid fault, even though it is setting this c...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L undercar noise VIN: 1FTSW31F52
After start up you hear a clunk or pop noise. One time, weather in park or gear. After the initial noise all is fine. Sounds like it is under the passenger side area. Anyone have any experience with this type of noise? I have looked and cant find anything loos...
2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Heater VIN: 1FDWE45F12
Having a problem with the front heater, very low heat coming from front heater to floor, cab or defrost. The rear aux heater is working fine.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14564
Even after we changed the bank 2 actuator the code still sets and the engine will run bad. All the information I can find is that the actuator is bad or we need a factory oil filter. If you know anything that wopuld or copuld cause this please let me know. Tha... Trouble codes: P0022
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Trailer electric brake VIN: 1FTSX21P15
Hi techs, This truck came to my shop for an ipc message telling to "check trailer" when the vehicle is pulling a trailer. The truck is equipped with a Ford integrated brake control module. This message turns on intermittently when the driver applies the brake...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L engine VIN: 1MEFM53SOX
We have serviced this vehicle for years, using Pennzoil 10w30. Recently the engine began knocking badly. Another shop replaced with a used one, and either they or a Ford service manager told her the reason the engine failed was because we used 10w30 instead of...

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1994 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FTCR14U6R
i checked the grounds and found a poor connection and repaired that but did not fix the problem so i tested the gas and found it to be poor quality and drained it then replaced with fresh gas that took care of it
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L radiator VIN: 2FTHF36G6S
Thank you to all that responded!!! don't kwow that this is ultimately a correct fix but we put a restrictor in the bypass hose and now the truck runs at a rock solid 195-200 deg idling or driving down the road. we also got a new 4 row all copper radiator and t...
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Stall VIN: 1STHE24H7T
Thanks for the help. I looked at every input into the ECM, all checked good. Checked all grounds, good. Check fuel volume, good. Checked vacuum, good. Replaced ECM, and now van runs great with no stalling. Thanks to those who replied.
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14YXT
Thank you everyone. Larry was right on. I fixed it this morning with two new O2 sensors. Front sensor ckt was open and rear sensor was lazy. I came on IATN to post the fix and saw Larry's post. It appears Larry had the same problem with one as this one. His de... Trouble codes: P0133, P1131 (bank 1 sensor 1 lean), P1151 (bank 2 sensor 1 lean), P0385, P0174.
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP52U1W
hi.sorry I didnt close this sonner.forgot all about it.Fix was to replace the fuel pump.thatnx ahain guys
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