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1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHX25H4T
This truck was left over the weekend with complaint of on there way to dump started running real bad and smoking.went out this AM Checked oil and coolant, OK. I started the engine and it acted as if one cylinder was missing. I shut it off and pulled the coil w...
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5348X
This car has come back to me twice now. Originally it had lean codes on bank 1 and bank 2. Atleast once a week Im given a Ford with 171/174. I bring it in, smoke it, slap a MAF on it (only if it has both codes) and its fixed. Same happened here, but it came ba... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1)
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF57F6Y
truck sat for about a week customer tried starting no start went back next day started brought truck in but he said it had no throttle resonse just idle left running here after dropping in case would not start. when i went to pull in it had trottle response. s... Trouble codes: P1670 (ef feedback signal not detected memory code), P1105 (dual alt upper fault memory code), P1106 (dual alt lower fault memory code), P0284
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP36301
If itís cold out donít bother trying to start it up. Ok let me tell you about the headache this Ford Focus has been giving the owner, and us. It begins when we got the first real cold snap up here in Upstate New York. The owner could not get this 2001 Focus to...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTVX12504
this truck came in and the driver said it would die on him when he came to a stop. test drove vechile and confirmed that it would die when coming to a stop. checked wiring to maf sensor and was getting power,ground and a signal to the computer but the g/s read... Trouble codes: P0104, P0113
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Hesitation, VIN: 1FTRF14W35
This truck has electronic throttle control, which works fine until u put the t/case (mechanical) in 4xlow. In 4xlow and trans in drive the throttle plate will not open until the accel pedal is pushed down to about 90%. Then it feels like it wants to take off f...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTWX31P16
Hi need some assistance from all the ford guys out there. This ford truck first came to us after the owner put some old diesel fuel in it, he tryed to fix the problem by changing the fuel filters on his own. The truck was towed in and would only run for 30 sec...
2008 Ford e-250 5.4L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTNS24L28
looking to see if anyone has run across this issue before . customer driving at hwy speeds says elec throttle control light came on pulled over shut off vehl and restarted light went off . upon acell light came back on sluggish acell. then cel came on. .checke... Trouble codes: P0316, P2135
1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L oil psi gauge VIN: 1LNLM9849R
The oil psi gauge will drop to zero, and the low oil psi warning chime will sound. Is very intermittent, may do it 6 times in one day, or not at all for a week. Two weeks ago, I replaced the sensor with a new Motorcraft, didn't help. The wire at the sensor is ...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L blend door VIN: 1LNFM91V8W
this lincoln has no heat looked in archives and found many repairs by replacing blend door actuator.i found the black plastic at the top of the actuator broken.i installed a new actuator,every thing was good until i put the temp to 75 degrees.at that temp the ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1991 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTEF26H7M
Thanks again for all your help. I should say that the 02 was replaced at the beginning of the diagnosis but didn't include it in the info. It seemed to react slowly. 02 replacement didn't cure the odd rpm scenario but according to the customer fixed the surgin...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L master cylinder (maybe) VIN: 1FMDU35P1T
Life moves at a slower pace down here in Southern Sinaloa, Mexico. Nevertheless, iATN says I have to close this help request so here goes. No, the Explorer brakes are not yet fixed. The vehicle is waiting for the owner to schedule an appointment with the sh...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L L / Hub VIN: 1FT2R15X9X
Jon from Washington hit it. "My bet is the hub is not fully engaging at all. Lowbrow trick is to soak the hub in penetrating oil, let it sit for a bit, drain it out and retry. You probably will need to replace these hubs in the end." I tried to sell him on t...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L alternator sensing circuit VIN: 1FDWE35S1Y
Wow thanks for the help, Bryan [...] hit it on the head... charge light never came on... it was a broken wire in the harness in back of the fuse block under the dash, I pulled the speedometer cluster, checked bulb and resistor, circuitboard and connections ...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Starting VIN: 1PMFU18L71
I want to thank all of you for taking your time to help me. The fix was a fuel pump. Replaced the pump and it has been starting every time ever since. Intermittent crank/ no starts can be very frustrating! Thanks again for your help!
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L engine VIN: 2FMZA51625
First off thank you to all who replied, every suggestion was valuable on this one. Long story short, getting the info second-hand was the problem. The fix was the head gaskets. After getting the whole story, the van was overheating only under a load. I was...
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