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1995 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L no shift VIN: 1FTJW35F6S
Have a 1995 F-350 powerstroke with an E4OD. The truck wont automaticaly up shift but will down shift, you can manualy up shift to 3rd gear, and to go in to OD you need to shift to neutral and back to OD. We have replaced PCM, had it to our trans shop that rebu...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNF21S4X
Truck drove in running with rod knocking, replaced engine with Jasper and now won't start. It will hit a few times for a sec or two then starts killing injector pulse. If you crank again without returning the key to off you get nothing. Cycle the key it will t... Trouble codes: 1000 (OBD checks incomplete)
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L parking lights VIN: 1FMZU77E73
If the parking lights are turned on, they cannot be turned off. If you use the keyfob to open the vehicle the parking lights come on and cannot be turned off. I have tried disconnecting the GEM, the headlight switch and dimmer switch, all to no avail. If I rem...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU18L03
this vehicle had a bad pcm so we ordered a new pcm from the dealer and flashed the new pcm. we also bought a new key from the dealer and programmed it.the vehicle will start fine, after about 5 mins the fuel pump will lose power. (from the computer).we will re... Trouble codes: B1602, B1602, P0231
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L pressures VIN: 1FDNS24L74
i have this hotel conversion van e250 with a dual ac unit. my low side pressure is 65 psi and my high side is 250. the lines are cold and condensating at both evaporators. i have already replaced both oriface tubes, compressor, and dryer. any help would be app...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No power VIN: 1FDAW57P44
there is no power what so ever, we have replaced the turbo charger acuator solenoid, fuel pressure is good. Trouble codes: P132B
2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FAFP522X4
Thanks in advance everybody. This taurus came to us with the fuel gauge inop. Code b1204 in icm and p0462 in pcm. I jumped to conclusions and replaced the level sensor. No go obviously. So i followed the test for the b1204 code to a tee. I have a good signal f...
1990 Lincoln Continental 3.8L air ride suspension VIN: 1LNLM9844L
Car came in with a right rear noise complaint. After inspection, we found that somebody had installed a front strut assembly on the right rear of the car. I ordered and installed a new strut. The strut was completely deflated when I got and installed it. After...
2003 Lincoln LS LSE 3.0L harsh shift VIN: 1LNHM86S23
please guys need you on this one! this car came from a another shop. they change the transmission. and the transmission pressure suppose to be at 9psi at 123 bhut its always at 63 psi. like limp mode but no code at all.but i see that the trotlle by wire on neu...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L suspension VIN: 5LMFU27R73
@ times front will drop 2 ground cycle the key will raise up 2 normal height ck resis on rear sensor no change when moving arm on any pin , the data screen showing to have over 2 millon voltage only on the rear (go figure) but the rear is not the issue . got a...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S24
Trying to perform TSB 05-14-4 and already installed tps kit, trying to flash pcm and it says need build data, when I try to log onto ford it cant find build data, im in the FMP/IDS program and it says tryng to locate on net but it has been saying gathering dat... Trouble codes: P2106 (p2135-), P2135
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DU55FXV
Hello techs i have this 1997 mercury montaineer with code p0442 i have smoked the system 3 times no leaks.check all evap components they all work,replace vacuum line from purge to intake,replace one side of the canister,new purge valve.ive remove the lines and... Trouble codes: P0442 (Small evap leak)
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GSL 4.6L Heated seat VIN: 2MEHM75W55
This Grand comes in with not heated seat operation on the drivers side. Do a ohm test on the element and found now continuity on the two wires for the element. (done at the element connector) Get a new element from Ford still no continuity on the element like ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWX33F1Y
Thanks fellow techs for sharing your expertise. As Ryan from British Columbia suggested, I found a scope to test with. The scope immediately showed me what I had missed with my fluke 88. The IDM was putting out about 120v and the wave spiked for only one o... Trouble codes: P1670, P0380, P0340, P0470, P1211.
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 7.3L burning oil VIN: 1FTSX31F4Y
Not yet fixed. My strategy did not work, the engine continues to burn oil. The truck will be here next week for another go at it. Unfortunately, the time for this posting is expiring and I have to close this request. I will post the eventual fix in the rep...
2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Gem module VIN: 2FTPX18L61
Thank you everybody for your help. I fixed the drain, in the end I found some remote car starter wiring was keeping the Gem alive. I had to wire it differently. The disarm signal wire( door lock cyl signal) and keypad wire were t'eed in together trickin...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP36312
I followed the predominant advice and replaced the front right side engine mount. It was the sided that the vibration felt most pronounced when laying my hands near it while the motor was idling and vibrating. It was also the easiest to access for replacement....
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU93173
Thanks for all that replied. We had the wiring harness routed wrong and that allowed the number 2 and number 6 coils to be plugged in wrong and not know it. Put harness in correct place and coils plug in as they should be and now works fine. Trouble codes: P0304.
2006 Ford LCF C450 4.5L Misfire VIN: 45U6894I49
Well Great News or bad depends what end of the counter you are on. First found that it was oil burning and not diesel do to the fact of smell so i went with a temp test do to injector balance being n/a and then had nothing so went with my gut and pulled the r...
2006 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L blower motor VIN: 1LNHM82W36
thanks to all the responses,especially joe with the test of power at the controller. the speed controller was defenitly bad and this fixed the car. again i cant say enough about iatn,best website out there for techs needing help
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