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1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDEE14Y7K
Customer brought us vehicle to rebuild engine due to wear and failed emissions test for high HC. While the engine was out we sent the fuel injectors out to be cleaned and flow tested. Also noticed a lot of fuel in the pcv hose during engine removal so we repla...
1990 Ford F-250 Custom 4.9L fast idle VIN: 1FTHF25Y7L
the customer had truck towed in , said that it stalled out and would not start.when truck came in the truck started but it had a idle of 2000 rpm.found a vacuum leak at the throttle body. i have squirted for a vacuum leak , none found , unplugged and taken com... Trouble codes: 23 (tps out of range)
1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L radio VIN: 1FALP45T9R
this car has the premium sound system with front and rear sub amps. the problem is intermitant. sound is normal most of the time but eventualy there is a reverberation and static sound that develops and becomes very loud. the sterio must be turned off and on a...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U2W
OK guys, I could really use help with this one. This car came into us with a check engine light on, and a quick check of stored codes revealed a P0443 ( EVAP control system canister purge valve circuit malfunction) and a P0455 (EVAP control system leak dete... Trouble codes: P0443 (EVAP control system canister purge valve circuit malfunction), P0455 (EVAP control system leak purge flow or large leak)
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP6538X
i recently towed this car into my shop and it was barely running when we picked it up like like it was low in time. i got it in my shop and by the time i got it in here it wouldnt run at all i checked the compression first and noticed it only had about 40 poun...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Oil Pan VIN: 1FTNX21F71
Hi fellow IATNers. Quick question, does anyone have any shortcuts for replacing the oil pan in this vehicle? Shop Key says to pull engine. Can I remove the turbo and jack the engine up enough to clear the crossmember, or do I have to yank this anchor ? As al...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTNWZ1P53
snap on 2500 scanner says error occured return code quit running only when hot black smoke missing wont rev at all. the scanner does not say no says an error occured return code :(ox1)[#3] what is this ? i have had a jeep whith a bad crank sen...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Steering VIN: 1FTPW14565
OK, this truck has a subtle but very noticable knocking/slight shudder when turning a corner ( like at a stop sign) the problem has been there prior to the ball joint problem. The vehicle has to be under power, do not feel anything when coasting, mild corners ...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A31
Hello all. We have this 3.9 Lincoln here that broke the shoe off of the left aux. cam chain tentioner and sent the exh. cam 3 teeth out of time causing the engine to run on the right 4 cylenders. Pretty straight forward 'till we fixed the timing for the left ... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L intermeadiate shaft rear drive gear and cam chain VIN: 4M2DU66E32
this vehicle was towed in a no start condition.customer reported that the engine would crank but would not start and run.we found the bolt that secures the driven gear on the rear of the intermeadiate shaft for the passanger side cam chain had sheared off.we r...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L turn signal
turned out to be loose pin connection at the bulb bent pins and all seems fixed ,thanks
1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L spedometer VIN: 1ZVLT22BOR
Thanks for all the help it ended up being cluster. Thats problem with used parts 3 part was a charm. Thanks agin for all your help
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L coolant covered spark plug VIN: 1FTRW08W51
The problem was a misfire on #7 caused by coolant coating the plug tip to tip. The coil connecting spring was rusted and the tip of the boot was eroded. Several suggested coolant came from heater hose over the plug. On this vehicle the hoses are on the passe...
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L oil leak VIN: 1FAHP60A02
I checked with Ford and the AC compressor has a separate oil reservior and the oil probably is coming from the compressor. I have my doubts because it does not register on the sniffer, but it is the only thing that makes sense given the the limitations of wher...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L blower resister VIN: 1FAFP53U42
replaced blower motor and resister.fixed problem thanks for help
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L vehicle speed data VIN: 3FTNF20L14
Well this one is fixed. I found that the vss signal would intermitantley fluxuate from 0 to 6 . I was only able to find this by taking a movie of that pid and then play back slow. Before I replace the coils it would fluxuate from 0 to 90. I found that if i dis...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM50U5V
thanks alot guys. what i did was plug in a noid light and ran the car. what i found was happening is the proceser was turn the prge valve on and at certin times would stay on. i replaced the computer and the car has had no faults. jason Trouble codes: P0443.
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