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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJW36F7S
hello guys,thanks for looking.Will start fine,after warm up icp pressure will drop off below 500psi,icp regulator% will max out @50%@ idle.At start up will be normal(16%),but will slowly climb to 50%.On test drive,engine will die on decell or coming to stop,wi... Trouble codes: P1211
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP66LXY
this contour was towed in as a no-start. i scanned it and got a p0340 cam sensor code. i cranked it and sounded exactly like a broken timing belt, which is super common on the contour 4 cylinders. i opened the hood and was surprised to see a 2.5 6 cylinder. i ... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L relay VIN: 1FAFP53U51
I am looking for the location of the battery saver relay. I've looked in MOD where they say it is in the central junction box, drivers side, behind the dash. OK that's easy enough to find. Then I looked at the legend MOD has listed for that box and it does not...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTWW33FX1
on cold start (today was 15 deg F) truck fires normally without being plugged in. it takes off and hits high idle for a split second then dies. will restart imediately. and die same as before. if you hold accelerator pedal half or wide open the truck will star...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L Trans Temp VIN: 1FTSW30LX4
Truck came in a Few months back with Trans Overheat code and burnt fluild and would slip once warmed up. I installed a Replacement/Reman Trans Assy...Discarded old air cooler and installed a new one...flushed lines. Truck has returned with the driver stating o...
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX20P37
When the truck sits over night in cold weather (down to 32% here) it will be hard to start in the morning or after a very long period of not running. The first 4 or 5 times of trying to start it it will die allmost imediately. After the 5th time it will finall...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: LLNHM87A21
I want to thank IATN because this is one of the best tools I have used in a long time. repalced intake manifold (11/24/08) because the back side was blown out It came in 12/19/08 same problem. Customer was driving for several miles when it did it. that is all...
2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L control head VIN: 2MEFM75V46
The car has auto temp control and came in with code U1073, air blows out the defrost only. My (not current) OD has no information on this code. vacume to control head good, all vacume motors operate when vacume is applied. the head clicks when you change modes...

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1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Cooling system VIN: 1FALP53S6T
Well Customer decide to drive the car and will let me know if car keeps overheating, I really suspect a bad cylinder head gasket, but customer don't have the money to fixed this time, Thanks guys for all you help
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L shift motor VIN: 1FTRX18L1X
Well after long hours on this vehicle,and after checking wiring,modules ect. I came to the conclusion that this truck needed a GEM Module. Customer didn't want to buy a new one from Ford so we went on a search for a used one. The first Gem sent to us had a dif...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L alarm VIN: 1FTWX33F3Y
We have not hooked up the disarm wire - I could not find it in the Alldata wiring diagrams. But what happened is that we started the truck with remote and let it run for 15 minutes or more and then the unlock worked fine and did not set off the alarm. We tried...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L crank bolt VIN: 1TTYR10CX1
Hi All Thanks for all of the replies, I had some that said bigger air gun 1" some said fill the cylinder with a rope or water then use a large breaker bar. But at least fifteen replies said use a little heat on the head of the bolt ( never had to do it bef...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L heat VIN: 3FTZF17201
thank very much for everyone quick replies. the problem is partial clogged heater core. after used chemical and back flushed the coolant . it's done and the heat is 160 degree hot. and i did check for the blend door. it's ok at this time. i have to flushed alo...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L vibration VIN: 1FAFP34P62
the vibration that was in the car is now gone --we installed that front mount that many of you recommended and it solved the problem, thanks itan for all the great help, joe
2002 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP74W22
Thanks to all of you who responded. Fred, Daniel, Kerry, Isaac & Robert all suggested crank/cam sensor issues. I initially checked sensor resistance but it was within spec. I took Robert's advice and once the vehicle acted up I checked CKP signal with a vantag... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition/Distributor speed circuit malfunction).
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FMRU15W23
We have sent the customer to the dealer, for a harness update and reflash, I have not heard back from this customer, so not sure what's going on. If I hear anything I will up date. thanks for the help guys. have a great christmas! Trouble codes: P0320 (IGN/DIST engine speed circuit fault), P0354 (IGN coil D pr/sec circuit fault), P0355 (IGN coil E ......), P0356 (IGN coil F.....), P0358 (IGN coil H....).
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Air ride VIN: 5LMPU28L7W
Well first of all i would like to thank the three of you for your help.We did find that the relay was bad and the custermer wanted to know why it went bad we told them that the system is getting old and soon they would have more problems air bags,compresser,ec...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU28R14
Thanks for all your replies on this vehicle. We found the timing off on the left hand head. All is goods. Thanks, Trouble codes: P0171.
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