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1962 Ford Thunderbird 6.4L engine VIN: 2Y83Z14518
This t-bird's temp will begin to climb after about 15 min. of driving at 65 mph. I've checked the temp with an infrared gun and it is at 195 and climbing. Thats not that bad but when summer gets here and it's 100 degrees out its going to be a problem. The engi...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTRE1420W
replaced head gasket one side [pass side]all went well till engine started up w/o lite is one pointgave me out of range on MAF,IAT,IAC,CLEARED CODES AND HAS NO CODES EVEN WITH NO IDLE.noticed during fuel press test that press dropp...
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15V5X
Hello all, I've got this Ranger 3.0 that has got me a little puzzled. Came in with a rough idle/bucking complaint. Mil not illuminated. I asked cust if Mil was illuminated at any point or was flashing at all, they were positive that it never came on. Test drov... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire)
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRX18W01
if you hear the fuel pump cycle on, it starts. however, once a week or so, you won't hear the pump when going key up and it won't start. i think we have some connection being bothered by the cold. has any one seen this before btw, when the pump runs we have 45...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMZU7E302
hello i have this 2001 explorer that we rebuilt the trans.customer took car for 2 weeks and brought back because of surge under 1500 rpm 35-45 mph also over 65 mph. we thought it may have been a torque converter or tranmission problem. we had 2 different tran...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L oil pressure VIN: 1FTWW33F42
this truck had a pin hole in the front timing cover and had a coolant leak, so i replaced the front timing cover.after changing the front timing cover and low pressure oil pump. the truck will not start on its own, no oil pressure while cranking. if i add oil ...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L interior lights, door ajar light, a/c VIN: 1FMZ463W33
When the engine is idling or the vehicle is being driven on roads, the A/C will stop operating completely, the interior courtesy lights and the lights under the exterior side view mirrors will come on and stay on. At the same time the DOOR AJAR warning lamp in...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FMFU17L23
We replaced all four bags because they were leaking and when you do this with strut master parts they tell you to cut a purple wire at the module or the green wire. When you do this a message comes up that says check suspension. So in order to get the message ...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Traction Control VIN: 1FMFU18LX3
Hello My fellow IATN members. hope everyone in the east is safe while recovering from this snow storm. I am checking to see if anyone has come across codes c1277:missing data from str wheel angle sensor. and c1998:module calibration According to alldata there ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Stall VIN: 1FTNX21P03
any 6.0 techs out there today?this one lost power,died wont fuel filters,plenty of fuel,no crud in fuel module.this is where i need help,icp is low,had some inj.orings leaking replaced them,same icp.[data screen shows pressure at 300-400psi,takes 5...
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ride control VIN: 1FMFU18L54
this truck came in leaning on the left side,. both air bags were deflated. I noticed the level rod on the left front control arm was missing. I ordered a new rod and customer drove home 4 miles away with truck leaning. Next day he drove in to have the rod inst...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L monitors VIN: 1FTRF14W95
We have two 2005 F150's that both have Cat, O2, and O2 heater monitors NOT READY. Evap and EGR monitors are set, and that is probably due to the PCM setting them to ready after two trips where the conditions such as temperature are not within parameters. No pe...
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1Z23445360
please all you ford techs i need help on this one i'm new here so any help will be apreciated Trouble codes: P1351
2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L traction control VIN: 1FAFP231X6
Hey Folks. this car will now drive any amount of time or miles beautifully, until you engage the cruise control. then the traction control light and yellow service "wrench" light come on, but the car continues to drive and run fine. you must cancel the criuse...
2007 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTRW125X7
I will begin by letting you know that this truck has a Whipple supercharger installed. And electric cooling fans. This truck has a noise inside the cab whenever the engine is above 3000rpm's. weather you are driving or it is in nuetral. It sounds like a grind...
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L high idle VIN: 1LNLM97V9V
looking for some direction. this car has a high idle about 1100 rpm. stft running at 20% both banks. i replaced the maf twice. iac once (the flow chart told me to). i smoked the intake only have smoke at imrc seals ,not too bad. i clear codes and lean codes re... Trouble codes: 171 (bank 1 lean), 174 (bank 2 lean), 1506 (idle overspeed)
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L overdrive servo VIN: 1MEFM66L9W
Installed reman ATK trans and overdrive servo cover and valves have blown out of case going up hill twice. Replaced entire valve cover and snap ring the first time. Happened again 800 miles later. Snap ring lip[ is good. Can too much pressure cause this? Do we...

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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L Swap Trannies VIN: 2FTHF26M0N
Thanks for all the great replies. Sorry about the late reply but customer just got out of the hospital. From all the relative replies it was easy to turn this scenario down. Much better to rebuild the original trans and have a half-way decent plow truck. Custo...
1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 4WD 4.0L 1-2 shift, pass gear
After explaining to customer situation may result in a tear down to locate the problem he opted to replace the entire van. He showed up today with his replacement inquiring about a safety check. The "new" van... 1994 Aerostar with [...]. I guess ours is ...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L shifts VIN: 1FALP52U6T
A used ecm from a 96 taurus with an ax4s did the trick. Thanks to Randy [...] Jerry and fred for the correct fix
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSS34M5X
paul mentioned tsbs i checked them but over looked the one that fixed it it appears that the injecters stick closed when cold ifollowed the tsb by cleaning injectors and it seems to have fixed it. thans for your kind help.
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L engine wont shut off VIN: 2FTRX07W2Y
thanks to all who responded. we finally traced the problem to a damaged engine harness. the harness had rubbed through at the top rear of the left cylinder head. tough spot to get at but all is ok now. thanks Larry Trouble codes: P0460, B1356.
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU84P1Y
Well, sorry about the delay in closing this post but all the time that I spent on this vehicle put me way behind in my other work. I had to spend 18 hours a day for the last couple weeks to get somewhat caught back up. So, now I finally have the time to clos... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2005 Ford E-150 5.4L lockup VIN: 1FTPW14575
ok i added some shudder fix.the reason was is that when trans would go into lockup it had bump to it, when i would crowd the excellerator it would shudder. i delivered it last week so far so good thanks ever 1 that helped.
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: 1FTWW31P76
Thank you to everyone that responed, I went over all the responses and took each one seriously. I really liked the help I got from Craig from texas and will keep his turbo diag in memory but the fix was the back pressure tube. Fred from Georgia nailed it. I ha...
2007 Ford Focus SE 2.0L PS Pump VIN: 1FAHP34N97
Well I'm ecstatic to say this one is fixed. Replacing the reservoir cured the aeration, noise and fluid puking problems this vehicle had. Prior to the reservoir I had replaced the pump with an OE reman and then again at the suggestion of the head tech at the l...
2000 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L Charging VIN: 1ZWFT61L6Y
Well the fix is in. This morning I rechecked all the wiring again. I reconnected the alternator and the battery light was on. Removed the connectors again and found that the battery light feed wire terminal had gotten hot and the terminal was spread. Ordered a...
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61L11
Hello all. Thanks to all who replied. They were all valid suggestions. A leaking valve made more sense to me than a plugged exhaust, so I went ahead and performed a leak down on the #3 cylinder. This did verify that the intake valve was bad, causing the issue ... Trouble codes: P1131, P1152 (Lack of H20 - B2 S1 switch indicates rich).
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