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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C3X
this ranger came in with a very bad exhaust leak and 3 codes 1506,1400, and 0401. fixed exhaust cleared code and got only code 1506. replaced iac and still get code 1506. truck seems to idle high but no other driveability problems. not sure where to go next. Trouble codes: P1506 (iac over speed error), P0401, P1400 (egr sensor circuit low)
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L rear wiper VIN: 1FMPV18LXX
Hello, Have a 99 expedition with no rear wiper operation. Have confirmed up & down relay operation however, I have no signal at the rear of the vehicle on the body side of the harness just before the "flex point" of the rear door/hatch. Question #1 has anyone ...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP66L9X
Hey guys, could use some help. Ford Contour with intermittent trans problem. Sets code p1747 EPC solenoid short to ground. Sometimes vehicle runs perfect shifting through all gears fine.Other times will not shift into second gear at all and runs bad. Went thro...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Low Power VIN: 1FDWF37F5X
Hello everyone. I have this F350 that I kind of know was going to a challenge / nightmare from when I first laid eyes on it. I don't do a whole lot of these I think the third one i have seen .True Mileage is Unknown. When the truck came in it would barely run ... Trouble codes: P0470 (Exh back Pressure sensor circuit), P0275 (Cylinder 5 Balance/ Contribution), P0284 (Cylinder 8 Balance Contribution)
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L hvac VIN: 2FTRX17W5X
Basically this truck looses flow/heat [below is related repair attempts] It does this even prior to thermostat operation,[ew aswell].Which leeds me to rule out radiator performance .Any ideas people?I'm wondering if particles from said impellar are restricting...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Starter VIN: 1FAFP55U5Y
The first time I drove the car after the swap it ran well, but the speedometer did not work. It seemed to shift OK, but we swapped the VSS from the original treansmission anyway. That did not fix it. The wiring for the VSS checked out OK. SO we swapped the PCM...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U8Y
Vehicle came in with CEL on, P0171, P0174. Customer said he replaced the PCV hose assembly because it was leaking. It was replaced and done correctly. Check for vac leaks, found none. Check MAF and baro readings w/ scan tool, everything looks good, cleaned MAF... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean)
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAHP36331
hello gent... please help.. i am working on 2001 focus, towing with no crank no start.. i check batt. o.k but no crank atall. i have starter signal from ignition switch but pcm not ground starter relay. i hook a master tech. scan tool in there is no communicat...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L no 4x4 VIN: 1FMZU73K24
Hi guys, I may be in the wrong catagory here, maybe I should be in drivetrain, we have this explorer with auto 4x4 and it works in auto, however if you put it in manual 4x4 high or low the dash indicator will light up until you touch the gas then it flashes of... Trouble codes: C1805, U1900, U2023, P2106
2007 Ford Focus S 2.0L Air in p/s system VIN: 1FAFP34NO7
On intial visit from customer i replaced the p/s pump, resevoir seals and cap. Vehicle left for a day and returned with same complaint of no power steering. Fluid is coming out resevoir cap. Took vehicle to dealer for second opinion. Advised by dealer to repla...
1994 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L Stall VIN: 1LNLM9742R
We received this vehicle with severely blown head gaskets, so bad that you couldn't drive it. We pulled head and had them milled, reinstalled and every thing was fine, or so we thought. Now you can drive vehicle when the engine is cold and at times when warm y...

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1993 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A3P
Thanks to everyone who replied, we tried unplugging the egr, tried driving with exhaust removed, and we also replaced both coils, maf sensor, oxygen sensor, ignition control module, checked compression, none of this helped. There was one cylinder that was abou...
1996 Ford Escort 1.9L temp gage VIN: 1FASP10JXT
Thanks everyone for all the help.Once again you saved the day!The support for the sender was unbolted and just laying against the block.The gage worked when stationary but when I accelerated the brace lost contact with the block.
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L high idle VIN: 1FMYU04101
Thanks for all the responses we received. We first tried a new TPS but still had the same 1.01 voltage and part throttle reading. We reinstalled original tps and replaced the iac. Drove vehicle for several days with no problem. Scan tool never read part thrott...
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P62
customer took the car to install a fuel pump on his own,could not figure anything else out beside the fact that it was a fuel delivery problem.thanks to all who helped!
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L engine VIN: 1FTRW07683
Thanx for all the help And no I didn't drop any bolts or nuts down. most of them were right water went inside the cylinder hydrolocking the engine. So I removed all the spark plugs turn it over and kaboom all the water came out, blew some shop air into all cyl...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L coolant VIN: 1FDWF37P13
Turns out it was a big leak at one of the injector cups and one other leaking a little. Thanks for all the help. I was under the impression the 6.0L did not have this problem.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Suspension VIN: 1FTPW14504
Wow - Within 48 hours I recieved 16 replies. Those that responded through IATN, I apologize for not responding back - did not know how. Gerry [...] was the first to respond and hit the nail on the head. Park brake lever sticks and/or siezes causing brake to ov...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U65
I apologize for taking so long to respond. It wasn't high on my priority list. It ended up being the #1 spark plug wire. I had checked all the wiring for the coil primary circuits and went thru the Ford Repair Manual multiple times. That bad plug wire was ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0305, P0316.
2006 Ford E-150 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14W66
well people this van turned out having a ground issue.On the right hand side ,behind passenger door step plate there is a ground strap between the body and frame .This strap was 75% broken,the fpdm couldnt get a proper ground thus no ground was available for t... Trouble codes: P1233.
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Bleeder screw VIN: 1LNHM86S41
We appreciate everyones input on what they believe would have been the best procedure which further strengthens our stand on this customer complaint. We will send this information off to the Better Business Bureau and update this help request when the final ou...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air ride control VIN: 5LMFU27R83
Replacing the air spring caps/top plates finally stopped the air leaks.If the vehicle is 5 years or older,replace the spring caps with the air bags.Save youself a lot of hassle.It is almost inpossible to check the air spring plate with the air bag spring insta...
2001 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1ZWFT61L81
Thanks for all the help from 14 techs. All those people that said plugged Cats were right on. The Front Cat. on the left exploded into the rear cat. and plugged it when hot. Customer would not buy $3300 for Ford only cats . But I clean all of them out and it r... Trouble codes: P0304 (4 Cylinder Misfire), P0306 (6 Cylinder Misfire), P1000 (Incomplete Drive Cycle).
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