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1984 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTCF15Y2E
hey all iatn members. i am having quite the difficult time with this truck, and it is the bosses shop truck. i am not a carb. guy plus there is not a pcm in this thing to retrieve any codes at all. here's the scoop. i have checked all the basic things: fuel, s...
1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A2K
truck was running fine i replaced the timing belt as routine maintenance last winter and broke the crank sensor.. so about a month ago i got a new sensor and put it in. and now the truck runs extremely rough and will stall 95% of the time. backfires like craz... Trouble codes: 14 (Ignition pickup PIP was erratic), 18 (Loss Of Ignition Diagnostic Module Input), 28 (Loss Of Ignition Diagnostic Module RH Side), 48 (Loss Of Ignition Diagnostic Monitor LH Side), 88 (Loss Of Dual Plug Input Control)
1991 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Condensor VIN: 1FACP57U1M
Thank you to everyone in advance for the help. The car came in from a Business neighbor. She clamed the belt broke. I found the A/C compressor had locked up causing belt to break. A/C was R12 and all the hoses were swollen and condenser leaking. Evap flushed a...
1995 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FALP74W5S
Ok here is my problem. This car came in as a no start. I/P fuse number 7 is blown. This fuse runs the EEC relay, fuel pump relay, AC relay, ignition Coils, and injectors. Ok the coil pack that has 2 and 8 cylinders had a crack. I put an aftermarket coil pack o... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 Miss Fire), P0308 (Cylinder 8 Miss Fire)
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Stall VIN: 1FASP11JXS
This vehicle stalls at idle hot. Runs great driving down the road. While at idle the O2 slowly goes to lean 20-30 MV. It will run like that for a few minutes then QUICKLY drops to 2-4 MV and stalls (like shutting the key off). Starts right back up. Previous t...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTZF1721X
Towed in as cranks & won't start. Has no injector pulse, power to injectors is -ok- Fuel pump prime is only for split second when key turned on, not normal 2 seconds & no fuel presssure. Fuel pressure within spec. when pump commanded on through scan tool. Spar...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDAF57F8X
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out, loss of power VIN: 1FMZU64E0Y
Car came in with a problem of running bad when hot, and getting hot. First thought of intake problem, so I smoked the engine and found the EGR, incorrect IAC was installed and leaking, and installed a new thermostat (2nd one in 6 mos.). Turned the car loose, c...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FDWW36FOY
truck come in missing and smokeing ,retrieve dtc p0281 (#7cyl)on the cyl contribution test. the buzz test good.replaced injector with no luck,preform compresson test and found that #1 3 and 5 were about 425 to 450 lbs and #7 was at 150 lbs ouch!. now the truck...
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L gem module VIN: 1FAFP42X12
i have this one coming in tomorrow it has a code c1223 and abs light is on no brake light on as per the customer. i checked alldata diagnostic tree and for some reason it says check alternator never heard of such a thing. but when i look up code it says: brake...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FAFP74W43
Hello we had this car come in with a complate of no A/C and no seatbelt light on dash found bad fuse #5 under dash.started the car went to look at the compressor working fine then tapped on relay and fuse box under hood the comp.stopped when you wiggled the re...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L heater core VIN: 1FTNX21L63
vehicle has air in heater core, you can hear it when you accellerate either moving or stopped, more when accellerating down the road. i clamped off the coolant hose to the heater core and the noise stopped. i ran the engine at 2000 rpm for fifteen min. as per ...
2006 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L air bag VIN: 1FMYU92Z26
ran codes have b2292 key on engine off air bag light flashes code ? 33 not sure where to go all data not real clear other notes is something on my scaner data {ops st} undetermine not sure what this means
2007 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L unknow VIN: 1ZVHT82H97
2007 Shelby GT-350. We are in the Mountains. Dealer is 100 miles away. Customer wanted to see if there was an update for the pcm. Says it Feels "sluggish" Plugged in IDS and I cannot update this system. IDS always shows the Vin number. It always says federal o...
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 4M2ZU86E44
This car runs great, but if you drive it with the cruise control on, it will cut off, as if you turned the ignition off, put it in neutral and it starts right back up... Does not do it every time you have the cruise on, never cuts off if you don't have the cru...

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1964 Ford Tbird 390CID guages VIN: 4Y85Z11740
Thanks for all the advise especially about the guaqes being adjustable. I had grounded the cluster with no help and this is something i should have learned in the last 30 years. I grounded to the body instead of the battery. I had used original ford parts with...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6631X
THe fuel pump on this thing was starting to get weak. Replaced with a new designed pump and everything is working fine now. Thanks to everyone for the help. Trouble codes: P0190 (Fuel Pressure sensor circuit).
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Oil Pressure Sender VIN: 1FTZR15V0X
Thanks to all who replied. As most indicated, the Oil Pressure Sender is, indeed, on the right rear of the engine. The Alldata diagram made it appear to be in the 'valley', so this is most helpful. A few respondents suggested that it was next to the oil filter...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5526Y
thanks to all that replied the fix was a new computer all is well thanks Trouble codes: P0135, P0141, P0155, P0161, P1409, P0460.
2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU72K53
Thanks to all who have replied. Spent a good week on this looking for anything that might have caused this issue. Still could not verify the concern so, I'm giving vehicle back to customer to see if the problem occurs again.
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L steerng VIN: NO
thanks to everybody who offer help ,the problem was power steering pump ,at idle speed it didnt had enough pressure once again thanks 2 u all
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FTWW31P35
Thanks for the help all pulled the valve cover again and checked lifter and cam with newly aquired bore scope and found scaring on the cam lobe for #1cyl exhaust in process of doing a cam and lifters thanx again
2008 Ford F450 6.4L piston rods VIN: 1FDXF4R18E
Thanks for the replies. Many replies said you can only use ULSD (ultra low sulfur diesel) in this engine (6.4 liter). According to the tech at the dealer who looked at this truck, the higher concentrations of bio diesel cause the DPF (diesel particulate filter...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L mirrors,seats VIN: 1LNHM97VOY
after further testing found that we could not communicate with the driver seat module (dsm) with our ngs tester, dsm was not touched during removal of dash for evaporator repair but had gone bad,possible that upon removing & reattaching battery negative dsm su...
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