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1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FALP74W4V
will not start when owner goes away for a two week time we had the car for two weeks at our shop it failed good spark good fuel pressure check all imput sensors did the computer thump i kmow the mass air flow will set cat codes but will cause no start ater a l... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430, P1469
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L tcc VIN: 2FMZA5146W
i need some help on this one thanks in advance. we replace the transmission on this van a year ago because of the custmomer complaining of the rpms jumping a few hundred then going back down. we could not verify the complaint but he wanted the trans replaced. ...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C7W
hey fellow wrenchers, i have a 98 ranger, 2.5-4 cylinder w/ 8 plugs...pizza delivery truck. the dpfe is gone, the connector is gone and the wires have been taped up...customer did this @ 1 year ago. the last shop put plugs, wires and a new iac on it trying to ...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Starting VIN: 5T678HJGV6
No codes,no spark.when you monitor rpm it shows 300 for about 3 seconds and then 0 When you first crank. You get 1 spark and when you let off crank 1 spark. The noid light on the injectors will blink 4 times when cranking then none even when still cranking.The...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Fuel gauge reads emp VIN: 1FAFP5326Y
This flex fuel units fuel gauge is always at empty, The signal from the send unit goes thru the flex fuel module befor it gets to the dash gauge unit. the system schematics are very unclear as to how the gauge works thru this curcuit, and to top it off, Califo...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L starter VIN: 2FM2A5146Y
We replaced the transmission in this windstar and backed it out of the shop. The vehical then sat and the battery went dead. When trying to start came up with bad key codes, no crank, got new key from ford and reprogramed for the new keys. Now crank but no sta...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA51461
Hey guys, thanks so much in advance. I have this one that is not an easy fix. This vehicle will usually not crank after sitting overnight and will definitely not after a few days of sitting. It was recently here for a no crank no start and the battery was repl...
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 Freestar 3.9L Surge VIN: 2FMZA50674
We obtained this van as a used fleet vehicle due to a bad pcm. Replaced pcm and it ran idled fine in the shop etc. Test drive revealed that is intermittently surges while in gear for example say at a stop light. IAC signal was tested, IAC removed cleaned and a...
2004 Ford Mustang 3.9L tranction control, rf wheel speed sensor VIN: 1FAFP40614
I replaced the RF wheel speed sensor in this car and it's still counting way high. The RF is reading 20-30 mph over the other sensors. The other ones agree, why doesn't this one? I saw a similar help request, with no solution. anyone else seen this before? it'...
2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Radio VIN: 1FTPW12505
This is a strange one--the radio works as long as the headlights are off. When the headlights are turned on the radio turns off. If you move the dial for dash lights the radio will come back on. We tried a new headlight switch and there was no change. There is...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L Air Ride system
Car came in with air suspension not working. Scanned for codes, found C1877 (LF air spring solenoid), also found leak in LF air spring, replaced both springs and solenoids. After repair, we are still getting a C1877. No problems found in harness, no excessive ...
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...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Windows, interior lighting VIN: 1MEFM50U02
Hello IATN members, thanks in advance for any help you can offer. I have an unusual problem I have not seen before. This car came in with no power windows or interior lighting. I replaced the 10amp fuse (F226)in the central fuse center. When you turn OFF the i...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L piston rods VIN: 1FMDU34X4M
WOW!!! There seams to be as many opinions for this fix as there are positions for the rods. Everyone responding, except one, had something helpful to contribute. If it didn't matter which way they go, then please explain why. I was hoping a Ford expert would t...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L torque convertor VIN: 1FMDU34X9R
finally got around to removing the valvebody didn't find a damaged solenoid or broken spring what I did find was the gaskets around the plate were broken and lifting so I replaced the solenoid and gaskets hoping for the best and it works just fine now thanks f...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L brakes VIN: 1FTWX33F91
thanks for all the replies! the brakes wern't sticking after all...customer brought the truck in when the problem was happining and we jacked up the rear and the wheels spun easy BUT there was a odor of burnt somthing so we installed another brand of pads and ...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Slow idle return VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
Thanks to the 3 that replyed, as always I appreciate your help. The problem was the procidure with the Idle relearn, this car came in with a fast idle all the time after checking the car out we installed a new IAC motor, we did disconnect the battery for 10 m...
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