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1979 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L gauge VIN: E37HHEH960
Gauge reads at L in Normal as if the engine is about to boil but the thermostat housing is at 185f the rad at 177f with the laser gun pointed at it.Engines runs perfect,new rad ,thermostat and temp sender, rad was plugging in the core. Lots of heat from heater...
1992 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF15N1N
1992 f 150 5.0 i have no injector pulse on #1 and #5 cylinder i dont know much about older fords i have injector pulse on all others that i can readily access any thoughts on this problem would be greatly appreciated
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L ecu VIN: 1FMFU18L8V
has no pcm verification with factory ford scan tool what could be holding the pcm from being released? using mitchell wiring diagram have no factory wiring diagram
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP585XX
hi i am working on a battery draw battery goes dead in couple of days found out draw is coming from fuse 23 & fuse24 fuse 23 is a 5 amp fuse that has gem rap & pats on it fuse 24 is a 5 amp fuse that has icp rcc speedometer i tryied unplugging them but you hav...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L burning oil VIN: 1FTSX31F4Y
Hello all. This diesel is burning a lot of oil; approx. 2 quarts a day (it is a work truck. The problem is with the right bank. Each time I have changed the injector seals, the oil burning ceases for one to three weeks and then starts up again. Ive used Ford o...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Cooling Fan Function VIN: 2FAFP71W91
no cooling fan until high side line pressure exceeds 500 psi low side always in acceptable range when fan starts line pressure drops to 250 psi then cycle repeats
2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Cooling Fan Don'T Operate When Ac Is Turned On VIN: 2FAFP71W21
Fan won't come on until high side of ac is at 475 or more has codes #sp1474 [...]
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L compressor VIN: 1FAFP33P32
vehicle has returned yet again for a leaking compressor and the manifold hose assy leaking, will repair system and will last anywhere from 4to 6 months and the compressor and hose assembly will just let go. We have a broken bolt we have to drill out at this po...
2002 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L interior lighting VIN: 1FTRW08L62
ok guys here's what i got,no iterior lights or electric windows,blows fuse #14 in dash fuse box,started removeing relays 1 at a time and found short on battery saver relay,checked wiring diagram on MOD,relay goes to all interior lights(this is a super crew),i ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L cam follower VIN: 1FTSW31S34
We had this truck here a month ago for the same condition. The customer stated that after sitting for a couple weeks he started the truck and he heard a popping noise and the engine started to run rough. When he brought it to the shop I couild hear something c...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L gear box VIN: 1FTWW31P86
Truck came in for routine maintenance. Cust complained of hard steering. So far I have remove all steering components to the gear box and it still is hard to turn the wheel. I have tried it running and not running. The pump appears to be working finebut when y...
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L a/c high side press. excessive VIN: 2FAHP71V88
high side press. excesive over 450psi,norestrictions found
2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L odometer & message center VIN: 1LNHM97V12
hey guys and gals my info on this vehicle and the related systems is very limited. intermittently when you start the vehicle the message center and odometer will work for a second or two then it just kinda fades out and no matter what buttons you push the disp...

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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L vss VIN: 2FTDF1825V
my problem is where the transfer case output shaft and the gear melt , there is too much play so i sticked it together but they were not perfectly alingned then the contact whit the vss gear is like a tire whit a flat spot .i tell to the customer that we nee...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Altenator VIN: 1FTNF20F8Y
found replacement altenators had pulley that was just a small amount larger than orginal altenator we removed changed pulleys and all is well thanks for all the useful information
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Communication With Ecm VIN: 452BA95929
Found were the wires on the fuel tank was eaten by mice. Repaired and customer was on the way. Thanks for all the help
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1FTPX14584
Well after pulling out hair on this one we finaly finaly got a code for a number 2 missfire. We replaced the one plug and it made a noticable difference. The customer drove it around for a week to see how it went and brought it back for the other seven plugs... Trouble codes: P0171.
2004 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L exhaust/engine VIN: 1FAFP38Z97
Well once again the IATN Express comes to the rescue! Thanks to all who posted and shared their experience with a Broken motor mount. The right upper mount was junk, and the car will leave this afternoon. Thanks again Chip
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45P05
I would like to sincerely thank everybody for taking the time to help me with this truck. It is fixed and it was not fixed by us. I had suspected it was the branch tube leaking which I am not able to do in my shop. He towed it to the Ford dealer and showed me ... Trouble codes: P2291 (Long Crank ICP low), P0674 (Glow Plug Circuit Cylinder 4), P0678 (Glow Plug Circuit Cylinder 8).
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