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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14NXG
vehicle has no injector pulse when cranking. also has power on both sides of injector harness when not plugged in.
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L cluth bracket VIN: 1FTFM1460S
I have a broken clutch pedal bracket.its a 1 piece with the brake pedal.Cant seem to find good info on it.Could some one tell me how long it takes too remove the assembly and what steps are required too do it.It cracked all the way through and needs welding ba...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR10CXW
This Ranger came in after another person threw a bunch of parts at it. Came in on a hook not running. Check spark then compression, found no compression on three and four cylinders, remove head found gasket blown between cylinders and head cracked, several val... Trouble codes: 1401 (DPFE out of range)
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNE24L63
Gentlemen I have this van in my shop which will after driving in the rain ( owner says after 15 min or so ) will lose dash functions, start to slow up than stall. This is a company truck which is his to drive all the time, at home, etc. They have been looking...
2004 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L A/C control head VIN: 1FMSU45P94
this vehicle lose operation of the a/c control head form time to time. The display goes blank and nothing works. Turn the vehicle off and then on again it still doesn't work until to drive it awhile and then it will start working again
2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1FMCU92Z95
Hello, We have a 4wd Escape in the shop that has a serious vibration at speeds above 30mph. The center support was broken appart, so we installed a complete new diveshaft from Ford,as this is the only way to buy a center support bearing. With the new shaft , ...
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Main Cluster VIN: 1FAPB015ZZ
Found mold on original cluster motherboard. Acquired a replacement motherboard, nicer (with tach), cluster from JY. Replacement cluster works okay but mileage on replacement cluster is 95,000 and vehicle real mileage is 65,000. My question, short of taking it...
2006 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L 2-1 VIN: 1FMEU75876
Hello all. We do not do transmission repairs in our shop. A good customer came in with a harsh 2-1 downshift. He said it was there since he bought the vehicle used about one year ago. We referred him to the local transmission shop. They said they all do that a...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Stall VIN: 4M2ZU86W42
We have this problem vehicle back for the third time now, the complaint is it will stall at idle or just off idle. It will stall in gear or in park/neutral. usually it stalls on the customer as they pull up to a stop sign or just as they take off from a stop. ...
2003 Mercury Marauder 4.6L headlamps VIN: 2MEHM75V93
Upon warming up headlight's only turn off and when cooling down they turn back on checked all fuses & Relay's they seem to all be good it only happens when they are left on for a while.

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Steering pump VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
Thanks to all who replied to this post. Once again IATN members ROCK. Tried Pedro's suggestion and added Ford friction modifier. It did quiet the pump at idle but still screaming when the rpm went up. Phil was spot on with this one. A Motorcraft pump did the t...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on, lean VIN: 2FMZA5147W
I am going to call this one fixed as the owner has not returned with this problem. Many thanks to all who replied. It seems as though the Motorvac and clearing the KAM fixed this car. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank one).
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31P14
bryan was right on the money,dealer reprogrammed pcm for baro/altitude update & customer said last trip to mountians no problems. thanks again i.a.t.n. members Trouble codes: P0404.
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FDXE45P94
This one is finaly done!! Sorry for the delay we wanted to make sure this one was fixed! We went in and found that what looked to be the oil cooler gasket leaking at the front of the block and ran back the valley! We went ahead and replaced pretty much all the...
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L fuel, temp. , speedo VIN: 1FAHP34384
dash cluster had bad circuits...yes it looked like mold as someone else had listed in a past repair request on this site. thanks to those that offered there help...
2007 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45P87
Thanks to everyone that replied with all the great info. I am pretty sure the egr and turbo coking up will be the eventual problem in this case but it is a warranty issue and will be resolved by the dealer. The only thing that worries me about the whole issue ... Trouble codes: P0404 (egr system malfunction).
2009 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW12849
After inspecting the harness including under the intake where this sensor is located. I found NO signs of any damage rodent or other wise. The dealer told the person from the rentacar company that owns this vehicle it would be 14 hours plus the harness to repa... Trouble codes: P1289 (Cyl. Head Temp Sensor Circuit Voltage High).
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L dash lights VIN: 1ZWFT61LOY
Thanks for the help. It was the red wire connection in the 3 wire plug to the alternator. I just bent the connector with a pick. The dealer sales a replacement connector for about 35 dollars.
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