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1997 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, Rough engine VIN: 1FTCR10U3V
The concern is high idle - 900-1000 rpm, rough idle (?) and only 6 mpg fuel economy. While idling, rpm's are 880 to 910 and the engine has a very light, erratic shake or roughness to it. No codes of any type, oxygens sensors are switching great. When starting ...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L EPC Solenoid VIN: 1FTZX1763W
Guys need help on this-we are starting to over think and analyze this problem to a fault.Truck has no power most of the time (even in reverse) and bangs a hard code with KOEO of P1746 EPC Solenoind circuit short.Replaced EPC & harness in trans.Same problem.PCM...
1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L no power VIN: 1FAFP54N0W
I replaced right bank intake camshaft and left bank exhaust camshaft due to slipping gear problem on these engines. The other two camshafts were welded to prevent them from breaking in the future. Car starts and idles beautifully. When you get on it it dies ou...
1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP53S6W
This is a coworkers personal ride) he has been getting poor mileage for last year. Egr code set first and he replaced it. code did not return but after another couple months P0171 and 174 started coming up, so he replaces the front O2 sensors After about every... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr), P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5145W
A question about intake runner controls on the 1997 ford Windstar. I have a fault code p1512 and p1538. I ran through the test as outlined by Mitchell. The bottom line is according to the test results both intake manifold runner control modules need replacemen...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Blower motor, dome lights, power windows, radio VIN: 1FMPU18LOX
GEM was replaced 1 month ago due to drain on battery. We posted the problem on IATN at that time and the problem was repaired. Now a month later the accessories are staying on with key off. Both front and rear blower motors, power windows, factory radio, ABS m...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L heater core VIN: 1FTNX20L4Y
heater core has the appearance of electrolysis, 4th core in 6 months. coolant does get flushed each time. (not this time, we need to know why). voltage reading in the coolant never goes above .24 until radiator is grounded. ph is 9.9 to 10. during starting vol...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU70E51
only when it is cold temputure out side for about 2-3 min. it idles about 350 - 400 rpm runs like missing on 3 cyl but checking them no miss fires occur p0171 and p0174 codes present we have changed plugs wires iac tps maf map ecm coil fuel pump twice thinking...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA50421
Need help please... Have a 01 windstar, customer says van will idle surge at stop light after first mile of drive. This did happen to us twice. Check fuel pressure, good, relaced iac valve and mass sensor. Still have same problem. When it acts up if you step o...

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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A9M
I'm sorry for taking so long to close. After confirming power, groung and a good crank sensor signal to the ignition module, I condemned it. This customer is not interested in spending the $500 or so the final bill will be. He has decided to tow it to the g... Trouble codes: 57 (Octane adjust pin/nps circuit fault), 18 (No tach input or spout open), 28 (Loss of tach - rt side dual plug DIS).
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMEU15N5R
Thanks for all the responses to this issue that we have received from everyone. What is the old saying, new doesn't mean good? Well, sure enough, the PIP signals from the new distributor was intermittently irratic. Installing another new distributor, this o...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FASP11J2S
Thanks for the help. Bosch Plats and bad wires , and vac leaks at the pvc elbow , its gota be tight, and the brake booster vac hose was hard as a rock. And one other leak at #4 at intake. Checked the MAF with lab scope its putting out signal. Strange the scann...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L speedometer VIN: 1FTEF14Y0T
Thanks for all of your responses. We found a bad cluster. All was well when we replaced it. Thanks again!
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FDLF47G5V
A new radiator cap seems to have fixed this truck, spoke with customer today & all is ok for now! We did start the engine with the thermostat & housing off the engine to confirm that the water pump was operating correctly.
2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Converter clutch VIN: 1FMYU60X6Y
Taking into account the relatively high miles , 150K , and the fact the torque converter clutch lining material was circulating with the fluid the recommended repair would be a rebuild of the trans not just the converter replacement.A thank you to John [...] ...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 3-2 coast sol. VIN: 1FMYU031X2
alexander in new jersey nailed it. the pink/black wire right out of the ecm had broken and had 2 strands touching. ohm okay until i pulled on wire and lost connection. thanks to everybody!
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTYR10D43
well after couple weeks truck has not return so I will call it a fix. the problem was the fuel pump intermittent failure. thanks for you precious time.
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L steering VIN: 1FTWW31P05
This beast is fixed. Ended up replacing the power steering pump to resolve the issue. I like most of us do not own pressure and flow gauges for p/s, However using "farm diagnostics" the engine rpm was changing when steering in place (indicating pump function)....
1961 Lincoln Continental 430CID Brake drums VIN: 1Y82H41838
I had 13 replies on these brake drums and followed up on each one - and the recommendations from those people. We finally found the rear drums in a salvage yard in Florida and the front drums in a yard in California. Without exageration, we made over 100 phone...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L struts VIN: 1LNHM87A4Y
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cruise VIN: 1LNHM87AD2
Thanks for the help but it ended up being the clock spring. When we first started Diag we were thinking clock spring but when we pulled it down to ck it it tested good. After ck'ing it several times I found a bad spot and it would short out with the radio cont...
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