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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Fuel Economy, no power VIN: 1FTHX26118
This truck was brought in after being recently purchased. It sat for about 6 months through winter. We are primarily a transmission shop and the owner thought it was a tranny problem. We have tested compression at all 8 and it shows 120psi plus. I have taken t...
1993 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1GNCT18WOY
This Ranger will hesitate and backfire through intake on quick acceleration similar to a timimg problem or lean problem . Checked for codes, none found, did KOER test to be sure , OK ,fuel pressure is 38 PSI and holding.Checked all grounds ,DATA (TPS voltage e...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTJW36F4V
I've got this Ford Powerstroke that has a fuel leak. I have read about many people on iATN who have fuel leaks on the filter housing or the back of the head, but all of these places do not leak. This vehicle will not leak when it is first started. It must be d...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP58U8Y
This veheicle sat at the dealership for a week before it acted up. The customer complaint is this. Hard to start, cranks three or four times before it does. Revs up and down then dies. Only does this cold but once almost died going down the road. Dealer said t...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU72X1Y
truck misses on start up when cold replaced plug wire, switched plug #1 to #3 still misses when cold on #3 spark plug looks like a lean condition do the intake gaskets go bad on these engines? thanks for any help mark Trouble codes: P0303
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR14V21
The engine bucks,hesitates after it gets hot. This only happens under heavy accel and specifically at 3500 rpm to 4000 rpm. It will accel normal after that range. Transmission range does not matter, just engine speed/load. Fuel pressure has been monitored whil...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L eingine VIN: 3FAFP11371
This vehicle came into us with the customer complaint that while driving and making a right turn the engine dies but restarts with no problem. The engine also keeps running when the key is removed in the off position. The customer has replaced the battery but ...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Door locks VIN: 1FMYU60E51
Hello techs, I have an Explorer with door lock problems. The key fob, the door keypad, and the inside door switchs are inoperative, does not lock or unlock. The vehicle has a 09-00 build date and late production wiring. I have checked the fuses and all of the ...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMYU03132
Hi all: This Escape is running rich. Long and short fuel trims read at -10% for both banks at idle and while driving. We cleaned throttle body. replaced MAF sensor and both upstream O2 sensors and also the fuel damper on injector rail. Fuel pressure reads at 6...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L left axle seal VIN: 1FMZU73W02
Hello all, Have this explorer came in with a left rear axle seal leaking. Remove axle, replace seal.. vehicle returned in a few days leaking. Found updated seal from Ford, removed ring from axle and replaced seal, using ford seal driver. Returned leaking. Repl...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, NO POWER VIN: 1FT5W31P44
well you ford 6.0l guys here is one for you. this ford is in the shop, local dealer has worked on it numerous times and has not fixed the truck. i work on this customers other vehicles and hate 6.0l fords, but customer asked if i would look at it. customer st...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Calipers VIN: 1FTPX14514
I'm looking for a little guidance from the Ford experts. This truck was in my shop less than 2 weeks ago with the right rear caliper seized and strong burning smell from the wheel. Upon inspection I found the caliper could not be retracted, even with the line ...
2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L spark plug VIN: 1FTPW12545
I have replace spark plugs on this model before and have used the Matco broken spark plug removal tool before. Today the extractor portion of the tool (threaded end) broke off inside the the spark plug. The tool portion that is broken is hardend and I cant see...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L air bag light VIN: 1MEFM58UXX
Good morning to all and thanks in advance for everyones help.This Sable has a constantly on SIR light condition (Lamp never goes out or flashes).Unable to comunicate w/SIR module using my Solus (cant retrive codes or data).All other systems comunicate ok (abs,...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L ABS light VIN: 2FTFX28L2V
I finally got this one fixed. I found that code 4 is set when the ABS module sees a shorted or open circuit on the wire to the valve reset switch. I tested this circuit every which way again, following the pinpoint testing and what I could come up with. I test...
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L cooling fan VIN: 3FALP11131
Thanks to all that replied.I found a shorted upstream 02 sensor.The heater circuit was shorting out causing a backfeed of voltage and making the fan run.How about that for a weird one. Thanks again for all the replies.
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P41
I appreciate the information and suggestions, but the customer has decided, for now, not to pursue further diagnosis,which in itself is odd as the diagnosis is being done at no charge to the customer. If they return for further work I will post any and all res... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank1 code), P0731.
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5146Y
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, extended crank VIN: 1FTNF21F9Y
well its finally fixed, its not perfect but it starts properly now which was the main complaint.the fix took two steps the injectors were re-oringed to eliminate leaks in the heads {yes both sides and not visible that i could see}. plus the hp oil pump would n...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTPX14V06
I found out this truck had a premium warrenty and any repairs cost 100 bucks it went immediatly out to the dealer who "also" spent a week fixing it.Although I feel the techs pain I'm just a secretly happy it wasnt an easy one ,I didnt get the final cure out o...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L cluster VIN: 1LNHM86S31
OMG thank you all so much!! I was totally overwhelmed with the responses I received. You guys put me right on it. Replaced fuse #24 behind the right kick panel and my car started!! Nothing else necessary. I don't know how long I would've been on this withou...
2005 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L unintended accelerat VIN: 1LNHM84W55
Thanks to all who replied. We did check the cruise system found no faults. we ended up replacing the throttle body. we drove the car 100 miles or so and the concerns is gone.The customer is happy and has not happened to him since the replacment of the throttle...
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