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1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L piston rods VIN: 1FMDU34X4M
hey guys, i need some help with a dispute with the machine shop. im rebuilding the motor on my son's explorer. had to cut the cylinders due to excessive wear so at the same time i had the machine shop install the new pistons on my old rods. when i got them bac...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, loads up VIN: 1FTEX15N4P
he guys got a good one 95 f150 hard to start when u get it started u have to keep rpms past 2000 or it will die.it loads up very bad and misses.ive checked fuel,injectors,changed map sensor,colant sensor,iat,egr,cut pipes,so no stopped up converters,changed pc...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5149S
Thank you in advance to those who reply. I have a 1995 ford windstar van with a 3.8l v6. It has a VERY intermittent cranks but won't start problem. I have been trying for most of this morning trying to get it not to start. I was able to get it to not start 1 t...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L erratic shifts VIN: 1FALP52U4V
Hi Folks, Auto trans works fine for upshifts through 65 mph. It downshifts harshly, and when it shifts into first as it comes to a stop, a noticeable clunk occurs (2 mph). If the car stays below about 35 mph it shifts normal both ways except the harsh downshif...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMPU18L6W
Hi Guys, I can't believe i'm using a help request for a truck that is skipping, but here goes. Truck came in with a skip, cyl#4. Coil and plug had been replaced recently by owner, (one of our wrecker drivers). Checked and found terminals in the pigtail for #4 ...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FDXF46S0X
original complaint- truck stumbles and wants to stall, check engine light on. see codes above. company vehicle that may have been messed with. confirmed complaint, but after running for about four minutes seems to straighten out and run better, but still has a... Trouble codes: P0500, P0750, P0102, P0113
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMYUO3191
Customer complained of poor idle when starting. The idle has a slight surge for 30 seconds to 1 minute after starting when cold only. After a minute or so it idles fine. The idle ranged from 650 to 2500 RPM.Cleaned the throttle body & the ISC motor. Its much b...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP34342
Hello all. Well I have this car that is driving me crazy. The customer states that the car will not start after sitting in the sun on a hot day. She also states she can drive 2 or 200 miles to the beach or grocery store etc. shut it off and it will start right...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTWW31P95
any suggestions would be appreciated. thank you robert Trouble codes: P0671 (glow plug inop), P0673 (glow plug inop), P0676 (glow plug inop)
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L fuel VIN: 1ZWFT61L2X
checked for no start found no power to fuse 14 15a that powers inertia switch suspect pcm? has anyon ran into this before???checked all conections under junction box found no broken wires if i ground relay it sends power to fuse and inertia
2001 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4MEZV14T31
originally thought of vacuum leak,removed intake and replaced gaskets,no help,studied iatn data base and decided to replace iac motor,similar to some ford problem cars,no help,fuel trim is showing a little rich,not lean like a vacuum leak,replaced pcv,then rem...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1989 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FMCU12T1K
Thanks guys for all the help! It turns out this bronco II has only one fuel pump. The pump I was sold twice looked to be the same one it had in it however, it was a lift pump for the model that has a 2 pump system. What was throwing me off was with a cycled...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X8P
Guys once again for all your help with this little buger. we finally got this one fixed. The computer we were given by the customer was not the correct computer. We got the new computer and it fixed the adaptive fuel but still wouldn't start had the inject...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L transfer case VIN: 1FMEU15H4R
Well we got this one fixed,It took alot of hours and headaches. First I want to thank the people that replied, one offered schematics, and two suggested to make sure transfer case was mechanicly sound, shifting manualy everything fine. We even had a donor tru...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMZU77E22
Truck had loss of oil pressure to tensioner for left cylinder head and timing chain jumped . Cust declined repairs and traded truck in. thanks Trouble codes: B1359 (Ignition Run Assy Fault), P0500.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPW14564
Actually, I can't say that we've actually "fixed" this problem because the customer removed the vehicle from our lot and had the problem we disgnosed, repaired at another shop. I do thank all of you for your time regarding this problem. Most of you repli...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2MEFM74W5X
well thanks to everyone at iatn. i recieve alot good replies,when ahead and check compression at all cylinder and found all in bank 1 had no compression, also found the inertia switch wire splice ,cooling fan jump with power a bad maf sensor.the car is now hea... Trouble codes: P0354 (ignition coil secondary circuit malfuction).
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