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1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEE14Y4L
Weird problem on this E150, I'm thinking ECM but open to any suggestions. Van will intermittently not start (will start & run poorly with throttle open), when problem occurs the fuel pump stays engaged KOEO, and no communication is possible with scanner. If I ...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3FALP1130W
hey guys thanks in advance for the help. problem is car came in running bad. low compression on #2 cyl. r and r head, t belt,and ect... had trouble with the cam timing due to the vct phaser and vct solinoid. car now has missfires under load when warm. changed ...
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L gem wont program VIN: 1FTRX18W3X
ok here is my problem i have this F150 were trying to put a GEM module in and it wont reprogram. I have an IDS with the latest version 63 updates. Im kinda a newbee to the IDS so here is what i understand... when booted up the program inhales all data from pro...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72X7Y
greetings to all this truck is setting rich codes for both banks,i [...] sensors and both read 800 mv fuel trim is -25 on both bamks i have looked at my coolant sensor and mass air flow and all looks well.i checked fuel pressure and i have 65 psi at idle,a... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX20L02
Hello techs, towed this one in off the road and I'm stumped. Customer was driving along an suddenly it got noisy and lost almost all power then died when he let off the gas. Will start but makes lots of noise that sounds like lifters clattering and has codes f... Trouble codes: P0305 (5 misfire), P0307 (7 misfire), P0308 (8 misfire)
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMZU73K15
Customer conplaint. Died and wont restart. next day when the tow truck shows up it started and they drove it onto the tow truck. Droped off at the shop and it ran for 10 sec and died. I went out to bring it into the shop 30 min later and it started and I got i... Trouble codes: P0121 (TP sensor range), P0122 (TP sensor circut low), P0223 (TP sensor circut high)
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMFU18585
Dear IATN Techs, i have this Ford Expedition that belongs to an uncle of mine. They brought it in because of a no start at times. The 4th time they couldn't get it started, went to his house, vehicle was in garage. Tried starting it--started right up. Brought ...
2006 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L dash lights VIN: 1FMEU73EX6
Initially noticed that the dash lights are blinking fast.Goes out and comes on rapidly.Also has trouble cranking because of anti-theft..After several attempts it will crank and sometimes start and sometimes just cranks..I suspect that the cluster is bad..The f...
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM97V3S
Hello Ford Techs, this one is getting the best of me. Car was to come in for a broken ext. door handle but came in on the hook with a no start condition. Fuel pressure is OK, no spark and no injector pulse. Went right to the crank sensor and replaced it, no ch...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L interior lights VIN: 2MELM74W4V
this vehicle has a lighting issue. the dome light and courtesy lights stay on all the time. while driving, after shutting car off etc. there are no trouble codes. sometimes it will turn off after key is removed for about 15 minutes.
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Steering VIN: 2MEFM75W2Y
the problem i have with this vehicle is that it has a pull to the right. then i turn the vehicle to return to the shop it pulls left.if i turn the vehicle again it pules right again.this problem is why it is here.any help would be appreciated thank you, steve

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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 3FTNW21F4Y
Thanks to all 11 reply's. Very helpful information. Seems truck needed injector seal's replaced. Customer decided to wait and decide later whether to fix or junk. Thanks again!! IATN what a great site!
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Accessories VIN: 1FAFP55U32
Thanks to everyone that replied. When we told the customer it would take a little time to figure out such an intermittent problem she decided to just drive the car (needs it everyday). So for now we dont have any way to test anything. Thanks again to everyone ...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F3G123GH2
From the replies, the voltage generated is an a/c voltage. I found melted wire insulation in the harness just above the sensor in the formed plastic harness protector. Separating them brought the signal back. So far the customer has not had any further probl... Trouble codes: P0340.
2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86SX2
Thanks to all but we fixed the turd thanks to Steve [...]. He nailed it with the vaccuum elbow at the oil seperator to the tube. You could not see it from the top side but the bottom had a hole in it. Thanks to all again. D. C. Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (p1540- veicle control command), P1540 (veicle control command).
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L air blend door VIN: 2MEFM75W21
Thanks to all replies. Replaced the blend door motor fixed the problem.
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