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1986 Ford F-150 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT214JFRP6
hello iatn technician this truck tow in no start but when it run it backfire on accelerate under load. spread carb. in vacumn hose it pick right up . clamp return fuel line it run perfect no back fire. fuel pressure 40psi. it fuel related problem but i ran out...
1992 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDEE14H9N
The E150 runs real bad. Stalls, hesitation, low power, etc. The engine vac is low at idle 8 inches. The relive compression shows all cylinders are working. Cap and rotor look good. It has TFI and hall effect Dist. The engine backfires intermittently through th... Trouble codes: 171 (lean), 172 (rich), 542 (intermittent fuel pump circiut), 634 (MLP senser out of range)
1993 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L master cylinder VIN: 1FACP42E0P
This vehicle required a booster replacement. Upon road testing, it was discovered that the rear brakes were not doing very much. Pushing hard on the pedal produced the following pressures - Front 2000 lb / Rear 600 to 800. I was expecting closer to 1400 to 150...
1996 Ford Aspire 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNJLT06H3T
Because there was communication with scanner before doing valve job, and only code p0301 was set, and after repairs no more communication with scaner, the computer was replace with a used unit, (because FORD discontinued this ECU), then I got communication wit... Trouble codes: P0470 (egr boost sensor failure)
1997 Ford F-150 5.4L gem VIN: 2FTEX18L5V
this vehicule came in whit the 4x4 low engaging by it self.the truck came from another garage and they change almost everything .when y test drive the truck to duplicate the problem it did it,and whit the genisys connected in the datastreem the gem seem to sto...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Cuts out VIN: 1FTDF172XV
Start the vehicle from a cold soak It runs fine, Drive under part throttle only with moderate load and the truck will cut out and jerk violently for 3 miles then it runs perfectly until it is allowed to sit until next day. Very consistent does exactly the same...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP6634Y
Car originally came in with customer complaint of hesitation under load,wanting to stall but not. Performed fuel pressure test & found fuel pressure dropping below 10psi. Recommended fuel pump & filter replacement, customer agreed. Dropped fuel tank & replaced... Trouble codes: P0190 (Fuel pressure regulator)
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.4L master cylinder
I have a 2000 E350 that has a relatively good pedal at first, then it fades some and you have to push the pedal harder to continue slowing the vehicle. There is no real problem about stopping the vehicle, its just that the pedal is almost near the floor by the...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Temp Gauge VIN: 1FDAF56F7Y
Temp gauge stays on dead cold no movment at all. We jumper connector per test, gauge sweeps to full hot. Replaced temp sender with BWD part no change installed OEM same result. Simple system and diag test. We have to be missing something thanks for any help.
2001 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L scan test found codes b1352,b1681b1483,p0500,u2015 VIN: 1FMNU41S71
need help got me pulling my hair out right now thanks
2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L Transmission VIN: 2FTZA54451
Sent transmission out for a rebuild. Reinstalled the rebuilt transmission and now have a very harsh shift when shifted into Drive shift into reverse works very nice --- when driven all shifts 1-2, 2-3 and so on are very acceptable. No codes. Removed Trans ag...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U12
The description includes the check engine light is on and when first starting out, the car hesitates. I noticed this symptom; also, I felt a miss at idle in gear, but not when power braking. I checked compression--170 to 175 psi on all cylinders. What have you... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0316 (Misfire detected on startup)
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, no power
This Ford Explorer came to me has no power engine will not rev up just boggs down if you try to throdle it up.Found fuel pressuer low changed the fuel filter replaced plugs and wires fuel pressure now at spec. cleaned injectors and still engine has now power f...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Timing Chain VIN: 1FMZU72E22
PLEASE don't tell me I'm a fool for getting into this AND I have reviewed the existing posts, but I have some other questions On the short chain that runs to the right lower front of the engine (to an aux shaft), a pin appears to be missing in a "tensioner" an...
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L speedometer VIN: 1FBNE31L63
we have ac volts coming out of diff speed sensor goint to abs module. speedometer works to 28 mph then starts bouncing if we unplug clock spring- help
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Surge VIN: 1FTRF04514
First truck came in with check engine lite on and code P2106. Followed pinpoints then checked TSB and found TSB for replacing TP sensor and reprogram pcm. Did that repair, now customer say's that when slowing down the truck does a "jerk"/ stumble and the check... Trouble codes: 2106 (Power limit reached)
2005 Ford Ranger FX4 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR45E75
Customer buys this Ranger with the engine light on. PO172, PO175 both banks rich. No driveability concerns, starts, runs fine, no black smoke, no hard start. LTFT #s -25 both banks, if I clear the KAM by disconnecting battery, on restart LTFT will be close to ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LME478H43
heres a lincoln eating our lunch!!! we have a po 340 code replaced cam sensor and pigtail,cam gear.still have code.checked signal at pcm ok.. checked crank signal at pcm ok waveforms looked good on both sensors. ..before we chance replacing ecm what else or a... Trouble codes: P00, 340 (cam sensor)
2004 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Surge VIN: 1LNHM81W94
I never saw this vehicle before. Trans shop recommened my shop to the customer. He told me at times, not all the time, (loves these), he would put the vehicle in drive and it would momentarily take off on him, (no it's not a Toyota), but not all the time. I we...
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L engine VIN: 5LMEU68H64
i have this vehicle here with a misfire under load but have no truoble codes and this misfire is not really bad but you can feel it any help would be greatly appreciated,i have threee codes battery voltage low b1318 battery voltage out of range b1676 and clima...

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1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L cyl #4 VIN: 1FAFP13P3X
Thank you very much to everyone who gave me there time :) The issue was definitely valve seats. My customer approved tear-down but elected not to repair it. Thank you again, IATN is a great tool
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP34P3Y
Thanks for the help turns out the modis scope pattern was backwards and the Distributorless Ignition system adapter user's manual was showing the wrong polarity after getting that switch around the pattern was showing a bad plug wire after replaceing plugs and...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU181YL
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAFP3133Y
Sorry for the late closing but the customer had to pickup the car, it seems tow trucks are cheaper than rental cars.I have been in touch with them and the car has not acted up in three weeks. I was hoping it would and I could post a fix.The 1233 that suddenly ... Trouble codes: P1235.
2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX78W62
Sorry it took so long to respond but I was waiting on the customer to come up with the funds to repair. It turned out to be the drivers side cat. converter plugged up.That's why it was cutting out all on the left bank.Thanks for all the help and great advice. Trouble codes: 306 (dead misfire 6), 300 (misfire on cold start), 305 (occasional miss on 5), 308 (occasional miss on 8).
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31P15
i like to thank everyone who replied and it was the injectors soon as we turned the key on u heared the injectors clicking. and it started right up. this was a first seen 1 or 2 injectors go out but never all 8. thanks again! Trouble codes: P0335.
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L No Start VIN: 3MEFW6531W
HELLO EVERYONE THE MASTAKE IS FIXED. the crank and cam sensors are about 6 inches from each other. I took both sensor connectors off and looked at the connectors and wala both are identical, i swaped connectors around and she fired wright up. I f u ever do any...
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