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1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L engine
Hello iATN members, I have this headache deciphering this problem child.This vehicle has no power,I mean it doesnt take off its very sluggish.If i rev engine to take off as if to burn rubber, it has no power and it only rattles the engine, but it doesnt miss ...
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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Transmission VIN: 1FMDU34E6V
When engaged into reverse a ratchet noise is coming from the trans area. No reverse. When engaged into N noise is not present. Drive range, noise not present thru all upshifts. At around 50 mph or higher if you let off throttle noise come back, sounds like a r...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on, lean VIN: 2FMZA5147W
came in for this code and the ones for IMRC inop. Found both actuators to be bad, replaced them and the intake upper and lower gaskets. thought we had it but it is back after a month with P0171. This seems to occur ONLY at idle when the engine will consistenet... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank one)
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU35PXX
Good morning to all. I have this explorer we picked up at auction last week.When we got it check engine light on code P0340 (cam sensor open or shorted) and had a severe bucking at cruising speeds w/ light throttle (would go away if more throttle applied). I r... Trouble codes: P0340
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1999 Ford F-150 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1724W
Thanks in advance. This truck came in for a po174b code , lean bank two. performed smoke test and had no vacuum leaks. looked on datastram and sensor was not switching and other side very slow. Replaced both sensors and test drove and both are switcing good. T... Trouble codes: P174
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L starting VIN: 1FTNW21F11
truck runs fine if you let it set for 2 days it is very hard to start. will need to crank about 8 times and will run rough for a few min. and it is fine. let it set over night it starts great. just two days or long its hard to start.have check for codes none.o...
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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Timing Belt
Warned this customer for months that the t-belt was overdue for replacement, but he ignored me. Now car was towed in and has slipping/stripped t-belt. IS THIS AN INTERFERENCE ENGINE??? Alldata says no..freewheeling, Ford dealer (2 techs say yes, definitely int...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P93
Customer brought vehicle in for me to install PCM. He said that his tech told him it was what he needed. I installed the PCM as requested and the vehicle left. He was back an hour later saying that the same problem was there as before, I sent him back to his t...
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2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L fog lights VIN: 1FAHP60A43
Original complaint was that auto headlights wouldn't turn off in direct sunlight. Fog lights won't turn off with the headlight switch.
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2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.6L reverse VIN: 1FMZU73W74
vehicle cam in with no reverse. no codes in system. when you place the truck in reverse it engages and will move with light throttle. apply more throttle and the truck "pops" out and the engine reves. as the rpm drops it "pops" back into gear. after overhaul (...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Mechanical
This has a tapping noise from under the drivers side valve cover area, happens hot and cold . Seems to increase with rpm increase. much louder then normal, also has a raw fuel smell when walking around truck, we see no leaks and smole tested evap system, could...
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYU93115
The vehicle come in with a check engine light.It had a code po312 missfire in first 1000 rpm,and a code po302 missfire #2 cyl.I replaced spark plugs, and swapped #2 coil with #4 coil.codes set again so i smoke tested intake for vaccume leaks,no leaks.Ichecked ...
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2007 Ford E-250 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTNE24W17
This is for the Ford gurus. I have a 2007 E250 van with 4.6L. Customer states that after the van sits for a while and more times overnight, it will not start. He usually waits 15 minutes and it will start, but not always. I have seen the problem 2 times. Monit...
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1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V1V
This is a car from a car lot and they can't get it through emissions. The MIL light was on with lean codes (P0171, P0174), egr flow codes (p1408), ect code(P1116), HO2S code(P1127). Tested egr and flow-ok, ect tested ok, MAF signal looks good with no drop outs... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Oil Usage VIN: 1FTCR14X7T
Hi Everyone, Thanks for all the replies, several of you questioned the condition of the engine given the year of the vehicle, and quite a few of you wondered if it was a mismatch of the intake gasket to the head surface. Giving that the overall condition of th...
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2002 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L variable valve timing VIN: 3FAFP11362
Joe from Pennsylvania,you were right on the money!!!The pcv breather was stopped up solid.This also caused oil in the spark plug holes even with a new gasket and seals.We cured two problems wit one fix! This website is worth the time and money!Of three respon...
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2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W34
Well this one is fixed. It took a set of eight coils to cure this problem. I really do not understand how it could throw a code for a cylinder that is not the problem but new coils fixed it. Thanks for all of the tips, they will work for the next one. Trouble codes: P0354 (ignition primary/secondary circuit).
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2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Transfer Case VIN: 1FMFU18L74
THANKS TO ALL THE REPLIES. WE HAD SEEN THIS PROBLEM ON THE GM TRUCKS BUT NOT THE FORDS. MOST SUGGESTIONS POINTED US IN THE DIRECTION WE WERE HEADED(REPLACE SEAL ON FRONT SHAFT OF TRANSFER CASE). WE FELT MORE CONFIDENT OF OUR REPAIR, THANKS TO THE REPLIES.
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW145X4
Thanks iATN, I had replies to check air filter, wiring, computer, CMCV, and the CMCV turned out to be the problem. It fooled me that the motor was working and I found that the rods that is between the motor and valves where hooked up backwards so that when the... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich), P0175 (System too rich).
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2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSE34P47
the customer called the dealer where he bought it and was told 36 month 3 year warranty. Thats when i wrote in to IATN. Before i could start with all the good recommendations you gave me he called another dealer and was told it was under warranty.So he towed i... Trouble codes: P0606 (pcm internal failure), P115A (p1379- system voltage out of self test range), P1379 (system voltage out of self test range), U0155 (loss of communication with instument cluster), P2291 (inj control pressure to low while cranking).
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1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM91V9P
thanks again to all who responed. i checked all the grounds at the body & at the computer & vcrm - all ok. removed & cleaned throttle body & iac to clean. disconnected most sensors while testing - no help. replaced ecm, this helped the idling problems but not...
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1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Air Ride Susp VIN: 1LNLM91V3R
Problem was found to be a bad connection at one of the bag solenoids. Thanks to everyone who wrote in.
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1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L rear airbags VIN: 5LMPU28A9X
I got many good ideas, and the custumer decided to fix it himself. A couple guys went out of their way to explain procedures, and i really apreciate that! Thanks ford guys!
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2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L fuse f2.10 VIN: 5LMEU88H45
WELL THIS ONE IS FIXED! THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED, GOT ME THINKING ABOUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING. WE WOULD BRING IN CAR REPLACE FUSE AND TRY TO GET FUSE TO BLOW, NOTHING HAPPENED CUSTOMER PICKS UP CAR AND DOESNT GET OUT DRIVE AND IT BLOWS I HAD ASKED MY CUSTOMER W...
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2000 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEFM6530Y
was at dealer for 8 days they replace cam, crank sensor mass. air flo sensor, pcm no fix them replace the ac delco alternator we installed with anther still no fix they them replace it with a motorcraft car works fine Trouble codes: 171.
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