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1997 Ford F-250 7.5L transmission VIN: 3FTHF25G7V
truck came in with od light flashing. scanner says 4.00 volts. trans temp sensor said 8,000 degrees. traced it down to a bad computer and replaced the computer and vapor management valve (purge valve) this is obd ii truck. here are codes: p0121 tp sensor circu... Trouble codes: P0713 (trans temp sensor), P0707 (trans range sensor), P0443 (vapor valve), P0121 (tp sensor range performance)
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Airsprings VIN: 1FMPU18L2W
Hi folks-I have this 98 Expedition with air suspension that sits low on the right side both front and rear. RR is the worse offender. No codes and the lite is not on. Is it possible that it could be anything other then the airbag{RR]. It looks to me that the l...
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP233XV
thanks in advance for feedback. car came in with a broken timing belt. purchase tool to lock camshaft but when doing the belt no marks on crankshaft or harmonic balancer. set it by bringing #1 cylinder to top dead center. car running like the timing is not rig...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L L / Hub VIN: 1FT2R15X9X
Hello, Thanks for taking a look at this post. I have a Ranger that will shift into 4-hi, go about 100 feet and then the left hub disengages. I put on a used hub I had lying around and the same thing happened, then I tried a third hub, no change (when I jack th...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRX18L6X
we have towed this one in 3 times, for flooding and a few times for starters. tow in no start, cranks good. got it to the shop and it started perfect the 1st time. 2nd time tow in, with gas held to the floor started great. changed oil and sent truck on its way...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L bucking VIN: 1FTZR15X4Y
At highway speeds the truck will start to buck on very light acceleration. Not just like a misfire but like it's firing the wrong cylinder. Smoothes out if you back out or accelerate harder. Fuel pressure is steady the whole time. Made no difference driving wi...
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L No Start VIN: 213456789Y
VIN is wrong. Working on Truck for another shop. Originally truck came in with a 171 lean code, after their "diagnosis" they determined ECM was bad. They got an A1 cardone reman ECM, had it programmed through Oreilly. They put it in, now wont start with theft ... Trouble codes: P1260
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L idle up\exh.noise VIN: 1FTSW31F2Y
cold start it sounds normal for a minute or so, then the idle will increase and the whole truck sounds like the epr(exhaust back pressure regulator)has the pipe closed, if i touch the brake it stops for a minute or so(like a jake is on, this is a bone stock sy...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMZA51421
this car was towed in no start, customer states that while driving car shuts off coasts to side of road cranks but no start. Customer installs starter and battery still no start. I get the car now no crank, jump the starter and engine turns over no start no sp...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.3L Monitors Not Ready VIN: 1FAFP33Z03
Hello techs/shop owners. This vehicle only seems to set the EGR monitor. Cat, Evap, Sec. Air, O2 & O2 Htr. will not set after hundreds of miles of easy driving. ECT reads 190 to 203 degrees at idle, no pending codes, full tank of gas. I don't expect the evap t... Trouble codes: P0457 (Evap System)
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMNE31L76
Hello members of IATN... Have a good one here. This van will intermittently not start. Always cranks fine. When it does start it runs great with no issues. When the van does not start I loose communication with the scanner and the dash display reads "check gua...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L build vacuum in tank VIN: 1LNHM82W0X
Veh makes deep swushing noise every 15sec out of gas cap when idling in park or nuetral. Test the purge valve and vent valve...ok...bench tested the valves again and ok...checked the new gas cap and ok...smoked and pressure tested entire evap system for blocka...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L n0 shift VIN: 1ZWFTG1LXX
this car was towed in with no start condition,found jumper cables must have been hooked up backwards destroying alternator,output 175 amp fuse in charging system and pcm. replaced alternator and fuse and purchased used pcm.towed to dealer and had them reprogra...

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1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FABP43F1G
This car had several issues. Really worn out timing chain, six weak injectors, and low compression in two cylinders. After all that the customer opted not to repair. I appreciate all the responses. Trouble codes: 12 (low idle speed), 41 (system lean), 91 (02 lean).
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTF14N5MP
Turns out it was the coil I checked with scoop while cranking and it turns out the KV volts where real low.I replaced the coil and it run great thanks for the help.
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X7T
cleaned maf and replaced upper plentum gasket cleared codes runs better than ever Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2).
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47F0V
well took it to dealer as cold temps here made working with door half open unbearable. they found the ipr also was not working like supposed to even though scan data said was working, pcm must have been subbing for faulty reading. starts and runs great as usua... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam Sensor), P1212 (Icp out of range).
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTYR10C3X
after testing every thing i could think of checking. called a local shop known for great repair, talked about what has been checked, he recomended swaping the coils. on the 2.3l and he thinks on the 2.5l it shuts off one coil at higher rpms. i thought we had i...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L filling up VIN: 1FAFP34P52
thanks to everyone for the help i checked for nests all lines clear so i dropped the gas tank no problem in the lines on top of the tank there is a black valve on top of tank by the fuel pressure sensor tested the valve it was blocked so i got a used tank all ...
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L extended crank VIN: 1FDXE45F23
After replacing the high pressure pump we didnt run and drive the truck long enough to get all the air out of the system. we had to drive truck for a few hours to get the all the air out. truck now starts up after 2-3 seconds now. thanks to all whoo replied
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P04
Hello again, I took advice and removed aftermarket control unit that plugged into pcm connectors. I then rechecked icp voltage pid it was at .27 volts koeo, when I disconnected the sensor it showed 0 volts. When the performance controller was hooked up koeo t... Trouble codes: P0069, P2289, P0278, P0284, P0341, P0500.
2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Electronic VIN: 2FMDA52285
Thanks for all the replies, I checked the voltage out of the control module as per KEN from Ontario. Both passenger and driver motors share the same VREF and return wires. Each has it's own position sensor in the motor. I think both the passenger and driver mo...
2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L Running VIN: 1ZVFT80N55
Fixed!!! Had to borrow scaner from other shop to to get data had lots of codes for Drive by wire and throttle postion switch. Replaced complete t-body. All is good!!! Opened up Throttle postion switch and found water in side and a burn on circuit.
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