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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Stall, hard start VIN: 1FTEX15H3L
This customer drives it every day, but says it only does this "at times". He says it dies at times but always restarts, has exteded crank time but always starts after awhile. outside temp does not seem to make a diffrence.I have not been able to duplicate the ...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L driveablilty VIN: 1FMDU34XXR
this truck has been driving me crazy for too long, it's my wifes personal vehicle and im desperately lookin for help. most of the issue is at cold start, it stumbles, has a hard time accelerating and will sometimes stall if u try to take off too fast after sta...
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L extended cranking VIN: 1FDLF47F6S
we have aproblem with a 95 f super duty with a7.3 turbo diesel.when starting in a.m. or after 1 or 2 hour cold soak,we need to crank veh. for an extended period of time in order to start. we checked glow plugs with high amp probe and found one bank lower than ...
1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.5L lack of power
as it says above top speed pulling a grade in the mountains here is 65-70 tops, it drops down and that's it. fuel pressure taped to the windshield is a good 35-40 all times. dpfe sensor says .99 voltage (which i assume is little to no backpressure which elimin...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L engine VIN: 1FAFP4049X
i installed a used engine with 60,000 miles due to the fact the original was bad. ever since there has been a terrible vibration. so bad that i first pulled the trans and used a dial indicator on the crank and there was what i thought to be excessive movement ...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Ignition key VIN: 2FTRF18W41
Customer original complaint was battery drain. We replaced battery (weak) and let him take it. Had no drain when tested. A few days later it was dead again. Customer stated when ignition key is taken out, accessories stay on but intermittant. Replaced ignit...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L low power VIN: 1FDWX37P23
vehicle runs sluggish until warmed up for an half hour or more. has codes po603 and p132b and has air leak sound coming from top of engine near turbo area.the noise comes and goes but seems to go away after a good warm up and thats when it seems to gain the po... Trouble codes: P132B (turbo charger boost control a performance), P0603
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21P54
Here we have an 04 F-250 diesel. 10k miles ago we repaired blown headgaskets and replaced the heads due to warping. We also installed a new turbo and egr cooler when we did the cylinder heads. The oil was never contaiminated with water. The truck ran good for ... Trouble codes: P2284, P2288
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V9V
This car will set the p1151 (02S switch point lean) after a short drive all the time. The fuel trim data shows +15 to +20 numbers on light load (cruise). We replaced the o2 because it was old and needed replacement. The MAF was replaced because the baro pid re... Trouble codes: P1151 (o2 sensor b2 s1 switch point indicates lean)
1994 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 1MELM5845R
This car came in yesterday for a lack of power and cylinder #3 misfire. I completed the full tune up and cleaned the MAF sensor and the repair was good. I took a test drive on the highway and back roads and it ran wonderful. The owner picked up the car and dro...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Guages/PCM VIN: 2MEFM75W7X
Hello I.A.T.N. nation we have a problem child here. The car came in with complaint of no a/c. Problem was thermostat causing overheat and computer shutting off a/c. Changed thermostat fixed that problem. Now for the reason the owner didn't notice the car runni...

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1987 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMCU12T6H
sorry for the late post. i was able to fix this bronco after replacing the computer for the third time. i know! after the second P.C.M i kind of lost credibility in my diagnostic skills! but i order the third one from a different source (out of state)and all i...
1988 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FMEU15H7J
thank you to all that tried to help me test drove vehicle for several days with lab scope attached watching secondairy ignition,fuel injectors,primary ignition and pickup coil without a singal glitch returned vehicle to customer at a big loss to me. luckily cu...
1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Stall VIN: 1ZVCT22B5P
Replaced oxygen sensor and knock sensor for check engine light. Vehicle still dies. Replaced distributor purchased from Ford. Vehicle Fixed Thanks Rich Trouble codes: 2 (crank posistion sensor), 24 (o2 sensor).
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L Controls VIN: 1FDLE40SOV
Sorry about the delay, but she was using the RV on a vacation. I got it back and suddenly it hit me like a ton of bricks. I discovered the plenum gasket is sucking air. That's the reason I didn't have good vacuum at the controls after the first repair. I j...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L transfer case VIN: 1FTDX18WOV
Transfer case is shifting like it should, thanks to Kirby, who suggested that I check the wiring near the shift motor. which I already had, but he got me thinking, that the wiring is the only thing left. So I exposed the wiring from the GEM (which is behind th...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on, CHT over temp VIN: 1FMEU18W6V
Special thanks to Paul and Patrick who put me to looking at the thermostat. I never got an answer to my specific question but much testing and carefully watching Modis "movies" revealed that rather than a set temp for the CHT to set an over-temp condition, the... Trouble codes: P1285, P1299.
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51UXW
Thank you all very much for the help! Clayton from Ontario and Jay from Texas nailed it! Got the vehicle back and checked the carbon canisters, the canister closest to the vent valve had been contaminated with dust and dirt causing the air flow potential to be...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21F3X
This truck is fixed and ths fix is one for the books! The solution came from our local Ford garage. Out of desperation and after completely exhausting all resources including Identafix, I had Kevin Frossard at Northern Motors take a look at the truck and had ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L slave cylinder VIN: 1FTRX17W7Y
thank you for all the responses. this vehicle is an employees. we resurfaced flywheel and were not aware of the need for shim kit. we will be replacing flywheel and slave
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP53283
Thanks to everyone for the replies. The actual fix was a PCM. It was getting hot and causing an internal short circuit and blowing the fuse. thanks again
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTWW31P95
Sorry for the delay...was not sure if it was 100% fixed! Did a follow-up [...] today and all is good. Anyway...from a good tip from a local power-stroke specialist, he recommended pulling out the IPR again (even though we just replaced it), and check it. "so... Trouble codes: P0671 (glow plug inop), P0673 (glow plug inop), P0676 (glow plug inop).
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