Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for May 4, 2009
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
Next
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for Ford
Help Request Answers
1974 Ford F-100 Pickup 4.9L Mechanical VIN: F10ANU8140
Hi. This one is for all you old time transmission experts! Customer brings in his 74 Ford Pick Up with automatic trans. Says he changed his transmission filter in the driveway and when he removed the filter he saw these parts fall out. He has no idea where the...
View
1989 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FCTR10A2K
this is my personal vehicle crank sensor got broke after timing belt was changed, now the truck runs terrible (stall, backfire) unless the SPOUT connector is unplugged or alternator is unplugged, cam timing is correct. have swapped coils, swapped DIS module ... Trouble codes: 14 (PIP erratic type C), 18 (Loss Of Ignition Diagnostic Module Input To PCM/SPOUT Circuit Grounded type C), 88 (Loss Of Dual Plug Input Control type C)
View
1992 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L ABS Modulator VIN: 1FAPP62T8N
ABS modular unit replaced and now we cannot get accumulator to pressurize. We only have a vacuum bleeder available, so that is what we have used. The pump runs at all times that the ignition switch is in the "run" position. The rear brakes will not work at a...
View
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5148W
Misfiring occures heavier when moderately excelerating. Mil was on when first recieved. After parts mil cleared and did not return. Until after 2nd day. checked codes and Cam sensor code returned. Syncro was never removed or moved only cam sensor replaced. Cus... Trouble codes: P0340, P0153, P0151
View
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32X8X
Thanks in advanced guys and gals, normally this is a piece of cake.this explorer in our fleet has a bad miss especally at idle not too bad going down the road.originally had code for cyl. 3 needed tune up so plugs and wires replaced with no luck.changed out co... Trouble codes: P0303
View
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDSS34FO1
This vehicle is in a no-start condition. I have currently no information on this vehicle. When batteries are put on a charger with boost, vehicle will start, and runs perfect, normal cranking it will not start. Customer had the dealer replace, batteries and st...
View
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L spark plug oil fouling VIN: 2FMZA50482
Customer brought in nov. 08 brought own plugs and told me it was missing.Scanned comp i think it had P0171 and P0174 (did not record codes to invoice).Recommended updated vc.Replaced vc and pcv hose assy.released vehicle.Now vehicle is back with same cust. com...
View
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34N87
No reference voltage to cam sensor. ohm both leads to sensor which shows good. appears to be problem with pcm but want to see if anyone else seen a repeat failure of the same? Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor circut problem)
View
2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L suspension VIN: 1FAFP4ZRX4
How you doing guys, I have this Mach 1 driving me insane with a popping noise coming from the RF of the vehicle with the wheel cut to the left on the lock. the car has 20 inch american racing wheels on it. I have changed the RF wheel bearing, cleaned the hub o...
View
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31P14
customer complaint of surge/misfire only when towing loaded trailer in mountains, if you accelerate it smooths out. test drove (no trailer/no mountains) runs good,scanned & only has 1 code p0404.recomended b.g. egr service,customer agreed. performed egr servic... Trouble codes: P0404
View
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWF31P95
Hello to all, I'm really jambed on this one. I have limited diesel experience and most of it on Isuzu cab over trucks. I have this 05 powerstroke 6.0 that was towed in as a stall/ no restart. When the vehicle got to the shop, first thing I checked was the oil ... Trouble codes: P0671
View
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L air bag VIN: 1FTSS34L87
I have a weird one. The customers van came in with a airbag light on and Tryed to pull code and the modius will not commucate . I tryed both keys it say i can use and bont dont work. So I checked for power and ground and both are present. I dont know were to g...
View

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1967 Ford Mustang 390CID engine VIN: 7F01S12743
First let me say thank you to all that replied. Some of your comments were helpful. I did not find a thing wrong with the engine. Headgaskets were installed correctly. The heads checked out as good. The last shop had done a good job. I put it all back togeth...
36
1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L horn VIN: 1FTBR10A5J
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED.AS YOU ALL SAID,IT DID NOT HAVE A RELAY UNLESS IT HAS CRUISE(IT DIDN'T).TURNS OUT IT HAD A BREAK IN CIRCUIT IN COLUMN.ALL SET NOW!
11
1995 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Extended crank, hot VIN: 1FTCR15X4S
Fixed it and here's what the problem was: Because I see so many leaky regulators and injectors I had jumped to the conclusion that it had to be a similar type of problem since our problem seemed to happen only after a hot soak, the engine ran rough & misfired...
11
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34E4V
Thanks to all replies. We checked the plug wires and changed them after we found two bad wires. Unfortunately the engine continued to run rough. Upon further investigation we found 1 broken blade, on the rad clutch fan. We changed the fan and everything wo...
13
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L abs module VIN: 1FAFP42X12
Thanks to everyone that responded to my problem. All replies added insite on how to properly attack this repair. you all gave me a dignostic proceedure that led me to fix the problem. I 1st checked all other ecm's for communication trouble codes, and found non...
12
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L ps pump VIN: 1FAHP58U12
everyone that said it was air was right. i had never seen that before so it was new to me. i bled the system and that took care of the problem. hope this helps other techs in the future. thanks to all of you great techs!
12
2004 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L starter VIN: 1FMYUO2BG4
FOR SOME REASON THE TAN/RED WIRE RUNS TO REAR OF VEHICLE . CHECKED THE WIRING AROUND INSIDE FUSE PANEL . FOUND TAN / RED WIRE IN LOOM TO REAR OF VEHICLE . DISCONNECTED CONNECTOR AND SHORT WENT AWAY . TRACED WIRING ALONG DRIVERS SIDE DOOR SILLS . FOUND WIRES...
3
2004 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA58264
Well this one is fixed. My goof. The accumulator is in a plastic housing. The housing bolts to the right shock tower with three bolts. It is a little tight getting at them or even seeing two of them. No excuse. The plastic housing has a steel sleeve in one of ... Trouble codes: B1365 (Ign. start ckt short - B), B1361 (Ign. run/acc ckt short -B), B1306 (LVL SWT ckt open), U1262 (SCP fault for J1850 bus), U1009 (SCP fault for engine torgue), U1059 (SCP fault for Tran/Ax/PRND).
3
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTSF30P64
wade from mennesota was right inter cooler full of oil from old turbo clean cooler left idling smoke was cleared thank for help guys
17
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21P35
I removed the dash to inspect the harness and replaced it we found a burnt spot in the circuit of the instrunment cluster and tracked that circuit to the end. Ford sent the wrong harness, Had all the correct connectors but 5 wires were not in the correct place... Trouble codes: U1950 (vsm), U2226 (vsm), U0100 (ff -tcm), P5286.
7
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Spark Plug VIN: 1FTPX14505
bought the lisle tool and worked perfectly, thanks yall
18
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L96
Thank you Timothy! Thank you Genaro! Thank you Robert!! After @ 3 weeks this dragon has been slain!!! Its fixed! Like my mortgage-its fixed. After each repair I would clear codes and retest drive. Code po2104 showed up every time only on heavy accell. Alldat... Trouble codes: P061B, P2104, P2111, P2112, P2135.
5
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1LNLM81W9P
Sorry for the late reply, the customer was deciding if he wanted to replace the motor or have me finish the valve job. Thanks for the replies. Some of you said to remove the lifters and compress them. When I talked to the dealer they said they havent heard of ...
9
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L starter VIN: 1LNLM91V8W
After a long and tedious period...this car is fixed. The SCIL module was bad. The SCIL module, located behind and to the right of the glove box, controls the PATS system (ignition keychip code). The module was failing to provide ground to the starter relay...
5
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1MELM50U3T
actually read some archived posts and found the fix. also found i was chasing two different probs after more info from customer.(wouldnt life be so much better if we got all the info when car came in). borrowed align tool from ford which was the same as my aft... Trouble codes: P0340.
3
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next