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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Power Steering VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
The vehicle came in with an excessive amount of play in the steering. We replaced the rack and pinnion and both outer tie rod ends. Upon a long test drive the vehicle developed a leak in the power steering pump. We found that the pump got so hot it melted. We ...
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FBJS31L8V
TO ALL THE GREAT PEOPLE OF IATN: it all start when the plastic intake exploded they brought the van to me i replaced the intake and the van ran great for a month then it returned with an idle problem so i replaced the iac motor it ran great for a month or so t...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA514XX
well hello there guys.we have a 1999 ford windstar 3.8l with 135 k.the complaint has always been lean condition on both banks po171 po174..data shows ltft 33%stft25% almost identical on scan tool for both banks.baro is 158hz 99kpa ,we've replaced a new fuel pu... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L low no pedal VIN: 1FAFP58S2X
hi all tech.need some help with this one owner states had to panic stop in parking lot lost brakes no pedal r/f front tire slide whit little brakes it has.tried bleeding no pressure to wheels. no abs codes, brakes in good shape. just not sure dont want to be a...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L door locks VIN: 1FM2U83P7Y
Hi ford techs! Cant figure this one out hope someone has seen it before. 00' ford explorer with power locks. Fuse has to be removed or batt will go dead. with fuse in when you hit lock or unlock all door locks activate and and will not stop untill of course yo...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no gears VIN: 1FTNW21F9Y
truck was towed in,customer was driving vehicle when this occured.checked fuses,all ok,c.e.l. was on, scanned got code p0605,flashed p.c.m. c.e.l. is now off but truck will not go into gear.with rear tires off the ground and selector in drive or reverse i can ...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP5824Y
Customer claims car stalls and upon restart blows black smoke and stalls. Starts and runs good for me. This is second time towed in. Any help would be greatly appreciated. No codes KOEO Good KOER Good fuel pressure at 32 psi at idle runs smooth no smoke or mis...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L 3-2&4-3 bang on downshift VIN: IFTRWO7L82
when i kickdown on 4th or 3rd bangs hard.
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2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L high idle/shift prob VIN: 1FMFU18L62
Initial problem began aprox. 4 months ago with the complaint of high idle [ usually 1500-2000 rpm ].We were never able to duplicate problem in the shop. Customer also complained of a shift problem, we were not aware at this time that the two symptoms happened ...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W34
This Crown Vic has a recurring P0354. The coil is new, plugs have been switched. In park or neutral there is no problem. Put the car in reverse or drive and just idle it will start to miss on #4 and toss the code after two key cycles. Here is the fun part, it ... Trouble codes: P0354 (ignition primary/secondary circuit)
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Spark Plug VIN: 1FTPX14505
We are working on a 2005 Ford F150 with a broken spark plug in the cylinder head. The lower piece - the ground electrode shell and some the remaining porcelain piece is what is still in the head. The threaded part of the spark plug is already out. I have a too...
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1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Air Ride Susp VIN: 1LNLM91V3R
Fellow IATN Techs, we need your help! We have a 1994 Lincoln Mark VII with air suspension problems. It came in slammed. Motor would run but would not pump up bags. Did not feel like any presure. Replaced pump Ass., now would inflate bags but they all leaked. W...
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1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L starter VIN: 1LNLM91V8W
car has an interm. no start that is very intermittent. the starter and battery have been replaced (not the cause of the problem). when the fault occurs, the starter will only click once. even though the battery is new and good- a b1676 code is in the inst.clus...
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2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Mechanical VIN: 1LNHM87855
I have a 2005 Lincoln LS V8 with the 3.9 engine. This one has a strange sound (gurgling noise) comming from the dash area. Sounds like boiling water. Condition is present with or without engine running, key in or out of ignition. Possibly A/C pressures equeali...
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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTHF26HXL
14 ohms is correct resistance for this year. thankyou for all your help. the whole problem was distributor out of phase. we could not have deterimined this before since distributor was rusted in place and customer put firing order in correct location on cap bu...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM50UXX
I thought I had it fixed by replacing the PCM relay and driving over 200 miles with no symptoms. The customer came to pick up and it wouldn't start in the lot. I found that I only had 6 volts at the control coil in the pcm relay. I had a 8 volt drop between th...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Steering VIN: 1FTNF21F51
I would like to thank every one for the help. I feel kinda foolish about even having to post this. We did have a loose gear box as half of you noted plus the loose tie rod did not help. After changing these it seamed to help a lot. We drove it more than 10 mil...
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRX1722N
With the help of iATN members this vehicle is repaired and back on the road. Received 15 valuable replies from members. Freddy [...] suggested uplugging the MAF sensor to see if performance improved...IT DID. Al...
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2004 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Air Conditioner VIN: 1FAHP60A34
Well the heater valve fixed both problems. Even ford says they sell a lot. It sticks open and gets red hot even if the coolant is warm. It can cause multiple codes in the A/C head unit. Even codes related to blend flap malfunctions. Thanks Guys...
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1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L water pump VIN: 1LNFM92VOW
after checking & rechecking water pump flow have learned it was turning the right direction. tried every possible way of bleeding and filling the coolant including using an air lift to pull vacuum and filling through the bleed hole. car still runs towards the ...
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