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1990 Ford Festiva LX 1.3L Starting VIN: KNJPT07H9L
looking for ignition switch-no longer available oe, none on locator, and not available aftermarket. any ideas?
1990 Ford Ranger S 2.9L No Start VIN: FTCR14T4LP
Forgive any lack of information in this post I am trying to help a ex coworker at another shop. This truck has no injector pulse while cranking. Yo can spray either in it and it will start and run. He syas he has check all grounds with my brake out box and on ...
1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAPP6245P
this car came in with poor idle conditions - on first scan found both o2s bad & dpfe sensor not working - replaced them & still had rough idle unpluged maf & computer goes directly into closed loop & runs fine plug maf back in & about 2 minutes goes back to op... Trouble codes: P0136 (oxygen sensor not switching), P0172 (oxygen sensor not switching)
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Transmission VIN: 1FAFP52U4X
Have developed a noise over the last year or so (in trans???)that is progressively getting worse from front of car. Only occurs when moving. Originally sounded like tire noise so tires were replaced (Continental). This did not change noise. Both wheel hubs rep...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FMRUI660Y
Hi Guys, this truck will start for a split second and cut off right after. Just as if the anti-theft system is activating but only not the case. because the fuel pressure, injector pulse and ignition spark are never interrupted. to make the story short, when i...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L dome light VIN: 2FAFP74W3Y
Dome light stays on when driving. Snap on scanner shows drivers door ajar. We replaced the drivers door latch which has the door ajar switch in it and same problem. Keyless entry pad? LCM? Reprogram LCM? Have not done any other testing other than the scan data...
2000 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Starts then Dies VIN: 2FTRX18L5Y
Vehicle will intermittently Start and then Die when key is returned to "RUN" position. You can tell the vehicle is not going to start, the instrument gages will peg to the right then return to the left. Also when the vehicle is doing this, you lose power to ... Trouble codes: B1318 (Low Battery Voltage at Module), C1284 (Oil Pressure Switch Fault), B1876 (T-Case 2 WD Solenoid Circuit Fault), B1313 (Battery Saver Relay Coil Circuit Fault), B1302 (Acc. Delay Relay Coil Circuit Fault), B1315 (Battery Saver Relay Coil Short to Battery Positive)
2000 Ford galaxy 1.9L convertor VIN: WF0GXXPSSG
HI dont know if anyone can help with this one.I have a ford galaxy with a AG5 transmision that will idle fine in neutral,idle fine in drive with your foot off the brake.If sitting at a stop with your foot on the brake the transmision kicks like someone has ran...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU72E82
Need some help Ford tech's. 2002 Ford Explorer has a rough idle only in park. When driving the truck it is running fine. There are not any faults or any pending codes in the computer. Has any one had this problem before? Any help I can get would be really help...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L reverse VIN: 1FMFU16L63
could a transfercase be causing this problem? The builder told me that he thinks that a long time ago he worked on a transfercase that was having some issues when the transmission was shifting in reverse. Customer also say that there was a gringing noise when ...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L dash gauges, windows VIN: 1FDWE35L6H
when first started, gauges and windows do not work for 15 to 20 seconds, then start working properly. replaced instrument cluster - still not working properly.
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L door locks VIN: 1FDSS34P16
dome light does not work. turn interior dome light switch and doors automatically lock. battery slow drain.
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L unknown VIN: 5LMPU28A9X
This SUV runs good at normal driving.Under heavy acceleration,front differential area knock very bad.It feels like driveshaft is hitting the driver side floor.Upon initial inspection,I could not find any problem and there's no sign of hitting. Transmission mou...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4M2XUHT4XD
This vehicle came in with it runing rough and staliing when hot and a test drive showed he was right. we replaced mass, disb,crank sensor. Ihave found the ect is showing 375 deg.the part is on order. the ground wire ohm out good. the van will not rev over 2000... Trouble codes: P0325, P0731
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start, FIRST START VIN: 1MEFM55SOY
vehicle won't start on first crank in the morning. it has good fuel pressure and volume (36psi koeo)no codes in pcm. spark is weak. noid light shows one good spark and then gets weak. if you let it sit koeo for thirty seconds it starts normally, good spark. af...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L harmonic balancer VIN: 3FAFP13P51
ok this vehicle is fixed! the problem was in the crankshaft sprocket. my mechanic installed sprocket inside out i was able to notice the problem when the harmonic balancer was not sticking out. thanks everyone for the replies!
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L battery light on VIN: 1FAFP36362
Thank You Everyone for quick reponses. IATN members are great. Today I decide to double check everything. Alternator is good. Battery is good. IPC is good. Scan system check found code P1318 chargning system low. Check scanner PIDs data found stay at 13...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L master cylinder VIN: 1FAFP33P83
Ended up borrowing a pressure bleeder and doing the whole system again. Finally this took care of the problem. I know the next shop tool I am buying.
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.2L no spark VIN: 2FTRF17274
thank for all that responded,replaced crank sensor and got new key and reprogram,vehicle has about 1500 miles since and no problems.I think it is fixed.
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Reverse VIN: 1FTSX21P26
Only four replies on this one. It had been to 3 shops before me, and I in fact was just trying to aid the current transmission shop in diag...the only thing I can gather is that the 6.0L makes the accel pedal inoperative when the trans goes into protect mode, ...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU28R73
Thanks for all your help! The thing I did not get to try was to switch the "new coil" to differnt cyl! This truck has the DOHC 5.4L engine code R! It does not have plastic intake!! I could not find vacuum leak! That don't mean it didn't have one!! Had I pull... Trouble codes: P0308, P0316, P0401, P0402.
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W0V
Thanks to all that replied to this post. We did not fix this car, but got it thru the state emissions test.That is all the customer wanted. This vehicle only have 26,000 original miles, it is owned by a old lady in her late 70ish, husband past away, it was his... Trouble codes: P0402.
2002 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55SX2
I rechecked all coil pack wires& came up with coil pack driver in pcm.Ford dealer had to install & program pcm Now all is well.Thanks to all Ron Trouble codes: P0353.
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