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1987 Ford f450 7.3L Unknown VIN: 2FDLF47M4J
thanks for any help in advance. truck came in for an inspection. i replaced rear calipers, brakes, rotors, brake hoses, and rear diff. service. upon doing the road test after doing the repairs drove for about 5 miles and the left rear wheel locked up. tried re...
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Detonation VIN: 1FAHP12345
Hi gang, I've have this 3.9L V8 which has developed light to moderate but consistent engine ping/detonation under light load typically between 1500 and 2000 rpms. It apparently has been an issue for many months. Now its my problem. I have a few questions regar...
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L no start VIN: 2FMZA516X4
Van quit going down the road. Customer replaced CKP, CMP, Coil pack at auto zone. Didn't work. I went out and plugged my computer in it and can communicate with all modules. No codes. I have b+ and ground at coil pack. I can read rpm during turn over. dash ill...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73K34
Hi gang! Vehicle was on my lot, customer came down andtold me the vehicle cut out on him and would crank and maybe run for a second or 2 then cut out. I tried to verify this BUT the battery was discharged, had to service battery and charge so I could try to st... Trouble codes: P0190, P0172, P00, 175 (System too rich banks 12), P0191, P0301, P00, 316 (Misfire dectected in first 1000 revolutions), P00, 401 (Insufficient EGR flow)
2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP25145
Hi and thanks in advance. We just replaced plugs and did an induction cleaning bg on this car it seems to run fine except when pushing the gas pedal it has a very slow responce, rpm goes up slow, and when driving idle stays high for few seconds after tacking f...
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Clutch VIN: 3FAFP31N35
Just thought I would run this one by you, it came in with a hard pedal cust. wanted a new master cyl. Turns out the clutch was blown up, not overheated to bad it just fell apart. The machine shop where we sent the dual mass flywheel to be ground says replace t...
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP53U66
this vehicle came in with complaint of stalling while driving,after test driving vehicle,it just shuts off while driving,it acts like it is loosing a signal from ecm or something but vehicle starts right back up,and drives ok but it is like someone turns the i...
2002 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM82W22
Had intermittent misfirs, replaced all coils, now cyl 6 returns replaced cyl 6 with oe coil this time, and oe plug oe plug boot, o.e. Injector replaced on cyl 6 and has injector signal, has pulse at coil, is missing on 6 and check engine light still on. Compre... Trouble codes: P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire)
1995 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1M3F39G93S
Vehicle towed in. Found fuel pump drawing 30+ amps and continuing to pop the fuse. Plugged fog lamp bulb into fuel pump harness and it draws 3.5 amps (which tells me there are no significant resistances in the circuit). While bulb still in the circuit, measure...
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L power assist/brakes VIN: 2MEFM74W05
Owner reported noise when applying and releasing brake pedal. Operation of brakes is OK. We sprayed some lube into the piston area of the booster and the owner reported noise gone for several days and then returned. We have since installed a reman booster that...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L evaporator VIN: 1FTRX18L0Y
I want to thank everyone for their suggestions. We are going to consider this closed. We did a "back flush" this time and raised the temps about 20 degrees inside the cab. The outside hose temps came up as did the temp in and out of the evap. Thanks again for ...
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FDWE35F21
Well, another one fixed! Daniel from Iowa and Charles from California nailed it. It was the ICP sensor. We watched the ICP sensor reading on the scan tool and when the idle would lope the reading was very erratic. A lot of the replies said the oil needed chang...
2002 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L right rear brake VIN: 1FTYR10UX2
out of round bent brake drum. strange i could not see a problem on the brake lathe
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L power windows and radio VIN: 1FTNW21F23
Well we put this one in the done pile. I got a couple of replies talking about water intrusion and what it could affect. One of the posts said the gem module could short if it took water. Although it didn't look like it had been wet, it was the problem. We ...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Charging VIN: 1FTPX14564
i didnt have original alt to go by.so the one i put in was wrong. we found out there are many factory alts that fit but you have to have the exact one or it screws things up.we ended up with a 115 amp in their and the light shut off. the truck seemed better ru...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Transmission VIN: 2FAFP71W24
I must say that IATN has turned out to be a great resource. Thank You to everyone who contributed. The main consensus is that the forward shell uses different type reluctance rings between 03 and 04. The current plan is that we are going to re-build the origi...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Stall VIN: 1FDWX37P76
found icp sensor corosion in plug and sensor when itgot hot it would loose its refernce signal and cause all the problems Trouble codes: P0107, P0237, P0405, P0472, P0528, P2104.
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.0L ABS module VIN: 1FMEU53K97
Thanks for all the help. What I found was the left front ring was broken. I must have over looked it the first time I checked. It never pays to rush. Claude
2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMEU78HX3
From the info that I have received here, we are recommending to repair timing chain guides and/or timing chains. The customer is thinking about selling vehicle rather than repairing. If he decides to repair, I will start repair by first removing valve covers a... Trouble codes: P0340.
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L rf door glass VIN: 4M2DU86W33
your help with removing panel was great and after removing the panel and testing motor it turned out to be broken wire in drivers door hinge. way to go jerry . thanks to all.
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