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1990 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFE24YXL
on a cold start up when you turn the key on the fuel pump continues to run.after a hard time starting it it will finally idle roughly with the check engine on steady. no data stream. probing the sensors with a dvom nets very good readings on the tps iat iac et...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJE34F8S
Hi Guys, I just have no pwoer to run the electronic diesel system. Checked all fuses under dash (old school fuse box) Checked all fuseabli links. Manually activevated all relays. Tryed the scan tool no communication. Is there an ECM fuse I am missing? Oh and t...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U1T
hello i have some trtavelers with this tarus that lost power and stalled, was towed in at six oclock quitting time, any way the car started and ran fine scanned for codes and found p0300 i test drove car and it was fine until about 15 miles into drive then it ... Trouble codes: P0300 (multible miss fire)
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L heater core VIN: 1FALP52U8V
car came in for a no heat problem. did a system flush, still no heat, had hot coolent on one side but not the other side of the heater core, took the lines off the heater core and ran water though it, heat was there. customer took it, came back a week later, n...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32E1W
This explorer has a bad missfire on cold start and with long term fuel trims at 25 on both banks I am changing the intake gaskets (seals). What I'm not sure of is I found a plastic vaccume line that has melted against the exhaust and can NOT find the source. I... Trouble codes: P0171 (engine lean bank 1), P0174 (engine lean bank 2), P0302 (engine miss fire 2 cyl), P0430 (cat below threshold bank 2), P1130
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L tail shaft VIN: 1FDWF36L5X
vehicle come into the shop with the complaint of a vibration at all speeds above 30-35 mph. checked the front end and rear end with good results. upon inspecting u-joints found excessive play near the tail shaft. but the u-joints are ok. removed drive shaft an...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA51UXX
Van came in for complaint that when he passed it went into this hard jerking. I drove van cold it works fine, no codes. Once it warms up you drive it around 3000RPM and it feels like you turned off key and back on again its that hard of a jerk. In shop you sna...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L heater VIN: 1MEFM53UXY
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FDWF3657Y
we replaced a part of the rear suspention, test drove the truck . when they picked it up they called back and said it would not start. we towed it back , did a compresion check and changed the spak plugs as we went. compresion was within specs. we checked fuel...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L alarm VIN: 1FTWX33F3Y
We just installed a Pro-start remote start/alarm kit on this 2000 F350 7.3 (kit #CT5010). With the vehicle not running, the alarm arms & disarms fine and the doors lock & unlock fine. Now when the vehicle is remote started with the doors locked, the alarm will...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L heat VIN: 3FTZF17201
no heat. customer have other people replace the thermostat, still no heat. i replace the water pump . thinking weak pump, due to have heat at idle but fade after driving. old water pump still very good but replace anyway. air come out the vent around 120. but ...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L skips 1 2 shift VIN: 1FAFP55282
Hi everyone thanks for take your time reading this. I have this taurus that the shop down the street dropped off for no second gear. and they replaced 3 tranis in this thing thinking, I don't hnow what they were thinking after the sec trans they put in. We wen...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU77E02
Customer orginial complaint MIL light illuminated & very rough idle. P0171 & P0174 ST & LT fuel trims very + (+20). Replaced plenuem gaskets. ST & LT fuel trims normal & no MIL light again ever. During road test, vehicle drives great but still slight "miss" an...
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMPU16L72
Hi gang! I have a Ford 5.4 that will surge when put in reverse & we have found it also stall when backed & stopped quickly. We have R&R'd IAC, cleaned throttle body, smoke checked for vacuum leaks, cleaned MAF, disc'd battery, & pinched off the booster hose al...
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNLM81W2P
Don't know what i'm missing here. My guess is carbon buildup in egr sys. but i've got 3 dead cylinders that have spark, fuel & compression sufficient to fire. Firing order ok, coils check ok. Swapped coils/ injectors to different holes to see if moved. No chan... Trouble codes: 332 (Insufficient flow egr koer), 10, 50, 60 (cylinder 1 56 balance test)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L evaporator VIN: 1FTDX1869V
1998 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L 4X4 operation VIN: 1FTPX28L7W
Dear Technicians. Sorry I've been so long closing this request. This truck turned into one of those nightmare jobs, but we finally got it fixed, thanks at least in part to the answers I recieved. One reply suggested hooking up jumpers to the T-case motor to se...
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L shifter VIN: 1FAFP13P1X
thanks for all help.took out center concole found lot coffee spills as lot of replies said could be.replaced shift sol it worked out good iatn is really good.
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14V36
Hello iATN members, I'm closing this request at this time without a fix. This vehicle belongs to a used car lot, and he sent it over to ford. They diagnosed it to be a bad injector on #5. They replace the injector, it ran fine for a couple days then did the sa... Trouble codes: P0300.
2006 Ford LCF 4.5L Hesitation, No Power VIN: 3FRLL45ZX6
Thank you everybody who took the time to reply for my help. I've suggested The owner take it to the dealer. The vehicle is too new and I dont have the proper tools, besides it maight still be under warranty. Some of the replys mention to send it to the dealer....
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A52
All the replies were helpful, but stuff I had allready done. The vehicle is going to end up being towed to the dlr to probably have a new PCM. Thanks for the people who responded. Trouble codes: P0353 (Cylinder 3 prim/sec crkt fault), P0356 (Cylinder 6 prim/sec crkt fault), P0357 (Cylinder 7 prim/sec crkt fault), P0358 (Cylinder 8 prim/sec crkt fault).
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53S2X
This vehicle did not get fixed because the customer would not permit any more testing. I never got to pull the upper intake manifold and check compression on the back head but i really think this is where the problem was. When i started it cold in the mornin... Trouble codes: P0174, P0301, P0302, P3030.
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM55S3Y
thank you to all of the good replies. this was an intermittent condition so we gave it some time after the repair to make sure we had made the right move. apparently we had, we replaced the fuel pump assembly and the car has been running perfectly ever since.
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