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1994 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTFS24Y5R
i have a van.that misses under a load on the road and has a rough idle.i cannot get van to miss by brake loading in the shop.funny thing is when i unplug the map sensor,the miss goes away and it idles smooth.while van is idling rough i have a pulse light on co...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 4F4CR16U7R
need some help with this ford ranger with a 3.0 liter. When the ignition switch is turned to the on position, the coil fires once and then it starts to go off like a magneto. While cranking it does not fire from the coil at all. We replaced the dist assembly w...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X2S
95 ford exployer 4.0 dis, vehicle towed in sat 1 day and started right up attempted all day to duplicate and was fine started everytime hot or cold, today started right up and drove a couple of times and at the gas station in would not restart had fuel, towed ...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Power windows,Interior lights VIN: 1FTDX1864V
Vehicle came in with interior lights flashing.Power windows not working and accsessory relay clicking.As soon as I hook up the scanner to the gem module.It all quits,But the windows still do no work.I replaced the gem module with a new one from ford and nothin...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L crank-case ventilation VIN: 1FTSW30L7X
Original complaint was leaking head gaskets. Customer had cylinder heads reconditioned. Before head work, there was little to no oil consumption, but after the work, heavy oil consumption to the point of clouds of blue smoke on acceleration. Narrowed down the ...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L gem module VIN: 1FTYR10C61
Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this, some may check my sanity when done. This Ranger came in from another shop with no speedometer. Owner says vehicle was parked under a tree that was struck by lightning. After checking the sensor and wires. I p...
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L compressor VIN: 1FMNU42S71
this truck came in with a/c inop found comp cycling and low on refrigerant. repaired leaks test drove the truck with a/c temp from vent 49f (101f amb). we returned the truck to the customer and an hour later he was back saying the a/c did not work. found syste...
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L51
Vehicle came in idling roughly and had a P0402 Code. Replaced the EGR Valve and DPFE. No change. Owner took to dealer and they disconnected the EGR valve vacuum line and the vehicle runs fine. This vehicle recently had the intake manifold gaskets replaced (not... Trouble codes: P0402
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L cooling fan VIN: 1AFP38352W
temprature gauge goes up all the way red fans do not come on, looking to replace coolant temprature sensor for computer but connot find location, this is a 2.0 zts dohc, location not found not on thermostat housing might be somehwere in cyl head, need helpp!!!
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on, fuel gauge erratic VIN: 3FAFP3133R
hello to all, the customer just bought this car with the cel on. we were goint to pull the tank to check the sending unit when we noticed that with the car shut off and the key out of the ignition both the temp and fuel gauge would move slightly up and down t... Trouble codes: P0460, P0463
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L trac/skid control VIN: 3FAFP31372
hello fellow iatn chums, i have a code in this focus that i cannot get rid of. the traction control/skid control light is on constantly and i have code B2477. i can clear it but then once i start the car it comes back. has anyone seen this and does it have to ...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L radio/dr. seat VIN: 5LMFU27R04
never seen this problem before or has electrical/drivability man at local dealer. car came in with dead battery, customer had to jump it off multiple times over 3 days. charged battery over night & load tested next day-checked ok. had numenous codes in practic...
2004 Mercury Monterey (Van) 4.2L mirrors, seat, pedals, backup sensors, VIN: 2MRDA20284
Thanks to all in advance! vehicle came in with customer stating that the power mirrors, power seat, power adjustable pedals, and the parking aid backup sensors are all not working. (these problems may be seperate or all one problem.) we have checked for powers...

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1988 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L transfere case VIN: 1FMCU14T1J
Thanks to all who replied, you were all very helpful and correct. The transfere case motor was stuck. I disassembled motor, cleaned and lubed everything and it works properly now.
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L VSS signal VIN: 1FALP13P4V
Thanks a bunch for everyone's insight on this one. Jesse [...] hit the nail on the head: the sensor's ground wire was somehow broken. We ran a new ground for it and everything works great. (The wiring diagram shows this sensor has permanent ground / not sw... Trouble codes: P0503 (Intermittent VSS signal), P0500 (VSS Signal).
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTDX18W1V
Well this one is finally fixed...It turned out to be a break in the dark/blue & light green wire going to the #1 side of the ignition coil. I found it by running a jumper wire outside the harness from the pcm to the coil and then driving around with the jumpe... Trouble codes: P0301, P0306.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Battery lite VIN: 2FMZA5144X
Finally have a chance to answer you all. Checked with Identifix for a computer update on this problem and they said they did not know of any thing that was a fix for this particular problem. We did get a "Motorcraft" rebuilt alternator from Ford and that is w...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F3X
thank you all. I ordered a fuel pump from dealer and vehicle is back on road, a fuel pressure test proved that the aftermarket pump was junk..44psi.thanks
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FDXF46S0X
thanks to all who helped. I thougth that the computer might be the issue as some of you mentioned. I was lucky enough to have another one of these vehicles at my disposal to try the computer. the computer fixed all of the driveability problems, the dash light ... Trouble codes: P0500, P0750, P0102, P0113.
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cooling fans VIN: 1FAFP53U42
After checking the components that were suggested we found the pressure switch was not working properly. Customer was not too concerned since the fans were working and took the vehicle without replacing any parts. Thanks for everyones help in this matter
2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMSU43F42
you guys that said to check the app pid or accel pedal position where on the money. The brown and white wire in the loom that runs across the left valve cover had a worn spot through that was grounding out the app . thanks for all the help. I don't work on die...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L abs light on VIN: 1FMZU73K83
thank you iatn members! your return was fast and great! this vehicle came in with codes listed,the owner failed to tell us at first that the cruse was some times not working. our snap-on modis did not have the c1440 code stored. all replies that came back to u...
2006 Ford E-250 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L06
Only had 5 replies. We replaced all 8 coils.we had already done the plugs. Coils did not fix. We moeved PCM to another in fleet so far it is ok. that leads us to believe it is in wiring. We are going to recheck harness on top of engine near egr pipe. Last...
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L engine VIN: 1LNHM97V81
Many good replies received talking about possible water pump,combustion leakage,and plugged radiator and/or cooling passages. Paul and Tony hit the nail on the head here as the issue being a thermostat,what with the design differences from OE to aftermarket...
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