Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for July 11, 2008
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
Next
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for Ford
Help Request Answers
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Battery/Wiring VIN: 1FAFP52U4X
In March of 2008, customer said they were having problems starting car. Seemed like a dead battery, no starter action, no headlights, etc. Left headlight switch on by mistake, called a tow truck, and in a few minutes the headlights flashed on and car would sta...
View
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Instrument cluster VIN: 2FMDA5345X
Just when I was feeling good about my electrical skills . . . This Windstar came in a while back because of an error message on the instrument cluster which read "check right rear brake light" All lights were working properly. In this system, the bulbs have po...
View
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5826Y
this car came in last week with a fast idle. replaced the iac and customer returned this week after mil came back on. but these are different codes. i have a few hours into this car and i am posting this to see if there is maybe something simple i am overlooki... Trouble codes: B1318 (battery voltage low), B2425 (remote keyless out of sync)
View
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Rear Strut Top Mount VIN: 1FAFP52211
Car developed a squeek then a knocking noise from right rear when driving over bumps. Thought it was a shock or broken spring. (recently had front springs replaced under warrenty due to one breaking) Disassembled right rear strut assembly to inspect. Found str...
View
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F72
OK, here's one that's givingme a headache. Truck was towed in for a no start, checked fuel pressure- 60 PSI. Hooked up scanner- VPWR-11.6 volts, RPM 180, ICP 262. Fuel PW 5.034, Vref-4.99. I saw the low ICP readings and took a gamble and put an IPR on it. No c... Trouble codes: 1211 (Low ICP)
View
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA51412
Customer complaint after driving in hot weather and car sits in a parking lot getting heat soaked, car will not restart stumbles and dies. Customer states lets car sit for some time and comes back it will fire right up. Im unable to duplicate problem, Ive had ...
View
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, VIN: 1FTCR10RX2
hydro locked! truck was unning fine after repairs,customer states i started to loose power, pulled over and it stalled. attempted to restart but it just clicked, 10 minutes later it started but didn't sound good. towed in to our shop as i was leaving. oil over...
View
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ride height VIN: 1LML39ST90
I did brake lines on front. when we did them we disconnected the air lines to the air bag solenoids now when we go to start the car the air pump works but will not inflate air bags. I could use some help because I made a big mistake i think. I talked to anothe...
View
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L steering gear, lines,pump. VIN: 1LNHM97V0Y
this car came in for a rattle noise when ever there is a load on the power steering. eg. idling in the shop with wheels on the ground, turning slightly to load pump. there is a rattle and a pulsation you can feel in the pump and the high pressure line. it can ...
View
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L melted dpfe VIN: 1ZWFT61L91
vehicle melts dpfe sensor in about three minutes
View
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 1ZWFT61LX2
While cruising at a steady speed of 25-30mph fuel pressure will drop to 25 psi and instantly shoot to sometimes 60psi. While this is happening the check engine light FLICKERS security light flashes and AC compressor disengages and transmission shifts errattic....
View

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1992 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L trottle body VIN: 1FDEE14N4N
HELLO,GUYS, I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR ALL YOUR REPLIES & SUGGESTIONS ON THIS PROBLEM.CUSTOMER WENT ON VACATION & WHEN HE CAME BACK WE REPLACED THROTLE BODY W/ IAC VALVE & WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM CUSTOMER AGAIN.UP TO THIS TIME I WILL SAY THAT PROBLEM HAS BE...
17
1995 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDHS24H7S
well Guys , we called the customer back to see if it was acting up and when he wanted to bring it back in, it hasnt acted up when we called so no need to bring it in. no fix on this one but thanks for the input.
4
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L no communication VIN: 1FMDU34X1S
Well, turns out our equiptment is at fault with this one. The FRD-1B (MT2500-20B) connector for out Modis is no good. This connector is the newer model connector that does NOT have the pigtail wire on it. The connector is about 6 months old, but this was th... Trouble codes: 637 (Oil Temp Signal High/Open), 327 (EGR EVP Signal Too Low), 641 (Shift Solenoid 3), 639 (No Transmission Speed Sensor).
8
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6531V
Well boys and girls, contrary to the suggestions that were offered me from those who replied, it did indeed turn out to be a bad PCM as I had originally thought. All of these symptoms that I had posted just kept telling me that it was a soured computer, so b...
5
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FAFP71W1W
i have discovered that i have a small vac. leak most of the replys i got had suggested that, i'm going on vacation the officer is going to use the car, the problem is not bad enough that it can't be used and it is used part time only, when i return i plan to ...
8
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP34PXY
ESCORT BLOCK AND HEAD CASTINGS ARE WAY DIFFERENT SO NO GO ON EXCHANGE. ITS A REBUILD OR SCRAP. THANKS FOR THE REPLYS.
5
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L alternator VIN: 1FAFP4445Y
well this one finally stopped charging while it was at our shop,found no power on lg/rd wire from bulb.at that point we notice no charge light in dash with koeo.traced wire to under dash where harness was pulled open and this wire had been probed to the point ...
4
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L unwanted downshift VIN: 1FMZU73E02
Thanks for the replies, folks.Since the MLP or trans range sensor that I replaced did not help, I pulled the PCM connector related to the sensor wiring. All looked ok, so I installed Stabilant-22 conductivity enhancer on these connector pins and reinstalled. I...
3
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L dome light VIN: 2FMZA50493
Thanks Ford Guys, Just goes to show you...start with the basics before looking too deep into fixes.Chris actually gave me an idea about disconnecting the battery. Sure enough,after reconnecting battery all courtesy lights came on. I had worked on older vans ...
6
2003 Ford E-350 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35F43
REMOVE BOTH MOTOR MOUNTS AND REPLACE INJECTORS THANKS EVERYONE
4
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM2U73W65
Fix ended up being water in a connector located on the right side frame rail, I don't have the number of the connector with me right now, but it mounts on the outside of the frame rail right side to the rear of the right front wheel. It had a cover that was c... Trouble codes: P0402, P0193, P0453.
6
1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MEFM50S0W
Well this Sable gave me a run for my money. It finally passed but we had to send this car to another shop that is in our ASC chapter. The final fix was to replace the canister and vapor valve in the gas tank. Originally during my testing I had disconnected the...
15
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W4X
thanks to all that replied.found partially burnt wire in trunk,inside left quarter panel well.looks like factory harness was a little to long on both wires going to solenoid.they had doubled up on extra length and pinched together.repaired wires and cleared co... Trouble codes: P1451 (evap system vent control valve fault).
4
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next