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1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Low Power VIN: 1FTCR10T9J
This truck feels like it has a plugged exhaust, it just has no power and bogs down when you try to accelerate. The odometer says 51K, or maybe that's (1)51K, but if this is like his other vehicles, it's probably more like 251K. I completed a tune-up for fouled...
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1992 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FDKE37G1N
this truck came to shop last month and i did replaced radiator and now leaking again.i just put new radiator in three day ago and just today radiator leaking. my question is all tech out there had the problems like that but i think maybe electrical problem or ...
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1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L a/c VIN: 1FALP57U6S
hey guys i have this car i put evap compressor condensor reciever dryer low side switch and still no cold a/c the compressor cycles for a second and shuts down i also replace orifice tube if i jump the low side switch to cycle the compressor the air is still h...
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, lack of power and pi VIN: 1FMDU34X9R
We have isolated this down to needing a cam sensor. We have not been able to find one through Ford or any of our aftermarket suppliers. Ford part # is [...]. Other part #'s I have found are CSS511 and PC137. Apparently these are obsolete. Thanks for any ... Trouble codes: P0214
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Controls VIN: 1FDLE40SOV
I started on this job last Saturday. I figured it would be an easy fix. Wrong! Yesterday, to my dismay, I figured out the location of the vent control problem. What were the "engineers" thinking when they put that reservoir down there? The vacuum hose to the r...
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L downshift VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
This customer came in with a complaint of vehicle stalling at times, test drove several times with no problem found and no codes. Released vehicle to customer but customer brought the vehicle back two days later stating it was doing it worse, test drove and fo...
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FDSS34F7X
Hello, Thank you for being the members of the iATN. ***. This help request is one that starts by my being asked to help resolve yet a stall and a No Start on a 2000 Model e-350 Ford Van. There - the engine stalled. Towed. And continues to be a no start - no... Trouble codes: P0232 (Fuel pump secondary Circuit High), P0603 (Keep Alive Memory code), P0541 (Intake Air Heater Circuit Low)
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X1X
I have this 99 ranger with a 4.0l in my shop and the check engine light keeps coming on with lean codes on both banks. From doing a little research I was pointing twords the lower intake and injecter gaskets but after checking fuel pressure im now thinking a w... Trouble codes: P0171 (system to lean bank 1), P0174 (system to lean bank 2)
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
Ford Techs...Can this Taurus be saved? This Taurus has been worked on for two weeks at another shop before I got it. The other shop repalced all the parts (O2's MAF and PCM)listed in response to rich codes. I re-replaced (real word?) The MAF and PCM after sign... Trouble codes: P1101 (maf)
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF17W81
Thought this was gonna be a drop in the bucket -- change 2 coils and ship it, but... when pulling the coils to check found them swimming in what looks like rusty water. The metal shell of the spark plugs are coated in what looks like a dried version of the sam... Trouble codes: P0305, P0307
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2007 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP56U87
Vehicle will start after a cold soak and stall twice within 30 seconds of initial start. It is an abrupt stall like the PCM looses power. The theft light in the dash will illuminate half a second before the stall. checked connections to PCM, main and engine gr... Trouble codes: P0316 (Misfire Detected on Startup), B1601 (PATS code recieved incorrect)
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1986 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FABP28M3G
turned out to be a bad distributor. i cannot tell you all if it was the module or pick-up. but we replaced the unit with an aftermarket msd unit and vehicle runs great... thanks for all the replies, the members of iatn are always willing to lend a helping hand
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1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L reverse gear engagement VIN: 3FAPP15J6P
THANKS ALL THAT REPLIED MOST REPLIES WERE ONES THAT WE HAD ALREADY CHECKED OFF. WHEN TRANS WAS PULLED AFTER CLUTCH WAS INSTALLED EVERY PART WAS CHECKED AND DOUBLE CHECKED FOR FIT AND COMPARED TO ORIGINAL WHICH THEY ALL CHECKED OUT, SO WE REINSTALLED CLUTCH AN...
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTJW35F2T
EVERYONE WAS GREAT THE INJECTOR BUSS TEST WAS A MUST I FOUND BAD VALVE COVER GASKETS, WIRING, AND BAD INJECTORS. THE WORST THING IS THE CUSTOMER HAS RAN OUT OF M0NEY AND HAS PUT ME ON HOLD FOR NOW. I STILL PLAN ON FIXING THIS TRUCK BUT AS MANY OF YOU KNOW WE C... Trouble codes: P0344, P1668 (power control modual - ignition diagnostic monitor communication malfuction).
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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP653XT
ok, im going to call this one fixed. i checked to see if a broken flexplate would be making a noise and it didnt, but that was a good suggestion as it led me to check the timing marks. i took the valve cover off and set the number 1 piston to tdc compression a...
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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE30SXW
Thanks for all the help. Yes it was a lean condition. What threw us off is that when we first worked on this unit we had pulse width and fuel trim readings that were almost always equal, yet it was running lean only on bnk 2. After a few tries on cold start up... Trouble codes: P1151, P0310, P0174.
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2001 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMRE11L81
in the five years i have been a member of iatn,i have never received this many excellent replies. i am proud to be a part of a membership with such great techs .all of your replies were put to good use,and ,with your help,i learned how to use mode 6 .by using ...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering wheel VIN: 1FTSW31F93
thank you to bill [...] i had checked propeller shaft u-joint and midshift bearing, i went back over after bill said recheck driveline vibration, missed 1 rusted cap on u-joint behind midshift bearing thanks again for great response from everyone.
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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, Light on dash VIN: 1FMYU95H85
Thank you Gerald and Bryan for your responses. We had an intermittent problem with the water pump for the Hybrid battery pack. It finally set a trouble code so we had a direction to go in and found that the Hybrid water pump was bad. We replaced pump and custo... Trouble codes: P0A7C (Motor electronic over temp.), P1A0D (Hybrid pcm generator disabled), P0191 (Fuel rail pressure sensor), P1237 (Fuel pump secondary circuit malf.).
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1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L valve seals VIN: 1MELM62W1S
i did a little digging and discovered there is a special tool. it is made by otc and the part number is 7928,my snap on dealer had it on his truck.thanks to frank for responding.
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