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1987 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start, hard start VIN: 1FTCF15N5H
We had this truck towed in that would not start. It has been to 3 other shops and no one can seem to fix it. The truck will start if you give it a little shot of carb cleaner or pulse an injector a couple of times. The truck has 30 kv spark, 36 psi fuel pressu...
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1997 Ford Probe 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1ZVLT20A3V
Hi hows everyone at iATN ive got a 1997 ford probe towed in someone els pute on new timming belt wrong we instaled the new timing belt and to our supprise and pulling out our hair no copresion in any of the cylendars pulled the cams off no copresion took head ...
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1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L F Calipers VIN: 1FDEE1460V
This one is driving us all up the wall. Customer states noticable drop in mileage and labored-sounding engine; noticed front brakes drag, and when the brake pedal is pushed hard with vacuum assist, the rotors become almost impossible to turn by hand after the ...
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2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L high idle VIN: 1FMYU04101
Customer complains of intermittent high idle in park or neutral. We monitored the tps signal was 1.01 at key on engine off and while idling at 4k rpm, but seen the scan tool was reading part throttle at idle. Found throttle plate closed with no sticking or lin...
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP55S82
this dohc is letting oil get into vacuum system. haven't replace pcv valve yet. the oil is even getting into vacuum @ fuel pressre regulator sensor. has anyone run across this before if so your help will be appreciated. also on initial start up tail pipe is om...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P63
Greetings fellow techs, Got this 2003 Ford F250 6.0 diesel truck towed in for a no start condition. We don't do alot of diesels so need a little help. The batteries were both bad and our cranking RPM was low and after replacing both batteries that came up to s... Trouble codes: P1378 (FICM Voltage Low)
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2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53224
Good morning to all and thanks in advance for all your help.I have this 04 Tauras that has come back for its 3rd. visit with the check engine light on.First 2 visits it had (2)codes stored p0171 & p0174.Both time both codes were only stored in memory and unabl... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2), P0300 (missfire detected), P0316 (eng. misfire on start up), P2196 (afr. 02sns. exc. rich b1s1)
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L no shift VIN: 1FTSW21P75
Truck drove in no 4X4 engagement. Visual inspection fuses & wiring all look good. Tested dash switch, showed correct ohms for all positions verified with scanner (modis). No response when dash switch is turned. I can command relays & I hear relays click & shif...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L speedo VIN: 1FTWW1P16E
Hello Gent's Well this F-350 is kicking my butt. The speedo is very erratic. No codes!! Sitting still the speedo will sometimes show 5 to 35 mph. driving it will stop working then bounce up and work or read incorrectly. Just about what ever it wants. So the h...
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1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L pats VIN: 32156K5299
dear all my problem is the engine off after 2 sec. i doubt for anti thift system but i have original key and lamp for pats system is off after the vehice open , and also the Remot control didnot work . i want to know what is the problem and if the are method t...
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2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L calibration VIN: 1MEFM59S4Y
This vehicle came in for a hard cold start problem. I found a tsb and a reflash available for the pcm. I decided to flash the vehicle. At the end of flashing IDS prompted me to enter certain programmable parameters, two of them tire size and axle ratio. I ente...
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Surge, IDLE STUMBLE, INTERM VIN: 1FALP67L4S
Hey guys, I want to thank you all again, as well as those who took the time to reply after I updated yesterday, all very thoughtful comments. Turns out that the customer picked it up saturday arvo, so I guess I won't be rechecking fuel trims etc. We had sugges...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21F9Y
thanx fo the help, turned out mitchel is wrong about having 1.6 volts on the orange wire with key on, need only volts when cranking or running, replaced injector harness and 100%. Trouble codes: 1293 (rt bank no fire).
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2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Stall VIN: 1FAFP45X1Y
I appreciate all the input from iAtn members, you all have been very helpful! Between you guys and the help of some online mustang forums I even found a video of a mustang owner having the exact symptoms. The issue was the alternator, somehow causing interfere...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31P84
first off i want to thank everyone who responded. all great and usefull advise. heres what we did on this truck. after testing and some more ifno from customer we determined we had a high pressure oil problem as well as a faulty IPR. we removed the cab to acce... Trouble codes: P0611, P0261, P0264, P0267, P0270, P0273.
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L lifters VIN: 1FTPX14575
thank everyone for the info I did have a problem on the right bank it took so long for the fix because we had to order the special tool for removing the cam followers and did not know that they were on back order for a couple of weeks so did not disassemble un...
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2005 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L turbine speed sensor(TSS) VIN: 1FTYR15E35
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES TO MY REQUEST FOR HELP. THE FIX WAS REPLACEMENT OF THE TURBINE SHAFT SENSOR AND SEEN AS VEHICLE HAD 150K ON IT REPLACED TRANS COMPLETE UNIT AS OPPOSES TO OPENING HIGH MILIGE UNIT AND GETTING INTO OVERHAUL ANYHOW THANKS AGAIN GREATLY ...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L programming VIN: 1FTSW21P45
I RECEIVED QUICK RESPONSES TO THIS SITUATION.I THANK EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED. ALL WAS GOOD INFORMATION. ALL WERE GOOD RESPONSES. THE FIX TURNED OUT TO BE A SOFTWARE GLITCH WITH MOTORCRAFT. PAUL HIT IT RIGHT ON. HE WAS IN CONTACT WITH FORD ON THIS ISSUE. AFTER ...
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 6.4L Starting VIN: 1FTSX21R28
tested powers and grounds to the transmission module and found it bad replaced it and it started and shifted fine thank you to all that responded
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