Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for October 18, 2010
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for Ford
Help Request Answers
1994 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X8R
vehicle has an intermmitant no start condition. missing injector pulse and spark when occurs. crank sensor and pig tail were replaced due to bad wave form. problem still occurs. i can't tell on my wiring diagrams if the cam sensor could cause this problem or j...
1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L power VIN: 1FBSS31L5W
I am putting a 94 ford mustang 5.0 motor in a 1978 ford f150, wondering if anyone knows what wires would power up pcm?
1995 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Transfercase VIN: 1FTCR15U8S
Unable to get the truck to shift into 4WD. When you turn the control button on dash to 4wd the 4wd light will come on the dash but the shift motor never shifts. If I manually power the shift motor to shift to 4wd the gem modules will shift it back to 2wd even ...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52UXV
This '97 Taurus 3L got towed in for a no start and/or start and stall condition. I drove it into the shop then it wouldn't restart. During the no start condition I always had sufficient spark, inj pulse & proper fuel pressure 35psi. I thought "how come its not... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cyl.2 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl.3 Misfire), P1408 (EGR Flow Out of Range)
1999 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L transfer case VIN: 1FTRX18L7X will not shift into 4lo. 2hi to 4hi works codes stored. i can get 4lo by grounding the br.w. wire at the relay but the gem locks down. turn off the key and it will return to shifting 2hi to 4hi. pids on solis show boo, neut. safety working and g...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTYR14V9Y
Any help on this would be great. Vehicle came in with a crank no start, plugs were extremely fuel fouled. Removed plugs, cleaned and vehicle started. Two cyls. Were misfiring due to no spark, replaced coil pack. Truck ran smooth after that. Also replaced fuel ...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FTYR14VXY
we found that the pats module was damaged and replaced, had locksmith reprogram keys, this required two atempts as the customer had damaged wiring terminals in several connectors trying to diagnose it himself, we now have it turning over, and ignition is firin...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR44U92
Hey guys. I need some help on this one. It came in with a complaint of lack of power. I verified it and it has a bad misfire. I checked the cylinder contribution test on my modis and it shows cylinders 4,5, and 6 missing all the time only @ idle. Misfire goes ...
2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRX17W02
We have no PCM communication. But we can communicate with all other modules. The theft light is flashing quickly.Odometer is all dashes instead of numbers. No 5 volt ref. on sensors. Theft module indicates 3 keys programmed and 1 remote. Will the PCM communic... Trouble codes: U1262 (No Communication ISO), J1850 (Network Com)
2003 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Intake Crossover VIN: 2FAFP71W53
This is the newer style plastic intake with metal water crossover. It is leaking at the gasket between metal crossover and plastic part of intake at the t-stat housing. Ford dealer says there is no servicable gasket for this. Have to buy intake. Just to clarif...
2006 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34N16
I am work restoring old mustang and am out of the computer loop, this focus has a rough idle and died twice check engine light is on hooked the modis to it w/K-17 key and no communication, then tried global w/K-20 and still nothing all fuses are good. What nex...
1982 Mercury Capri 4.2L clutch VIN: 1MEBP67FXC
Hello techs, I just got the flywheel resurfaced and put on a new clutch set. Now the car makes a knocking sound at idle seems to be coming from bell housing area. when the knocking increases it cuts off the engine at idle. Everything was torqued properly. Anyo...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L vibration VIN: 2MEM75W0YX
Good day every one! Have this vibration in the drive line of this classic Grand Marquis. There is a bad vibration at 100km and still gets worst as speed increases. Wish customer would go away lol. Been thinking standing and looking for something to give me an ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF57P93
FIXED - Replaced the injector module - reprogram and started right up. Thanks for all the quick help. Trouble codes: P0282, P0279, P0276, P0273, P0270, P0267.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L no communication VIN: 1FTSW31P23
Vehicle has been on the road for a little over a week now with no issues. Smoke and fuel in the tail pipe cleaned up after about 30-40 miles. Truck runs good. So to sum this up the communication issue was at the DLC, as some of you suggested. (Spread Termin...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Misfire VIN: IFTSW20P05
Well as everybody suggested the injector replacement was pretty much straightforward removed the valve cover , removed the high pressure oil rail and removed the injector . We also replaced the dummy plug with the updated one ( teflon seals ).The miss is gone.... Trouble codes: P0272 (injector 4 cylinder contribution balance).
2005 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XLT 5.4L steering VIN: 1FBNE31L25
First of all I'd like to thank everyone again for their advise. What I ended up doing on this vehicle was to replace the radius arm bushings (even though the old ones didn't look bad) Adjust caster to 4.02 left and 4.92 right. and set tire pressure to 45 fron...
2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14585
Thanks to all who took the time to throw some ideas at me. I removed the #1 and#6 plugs on my way to measuring for a bent rod with a piston stop. But before I did this I used a pressure transducer to do a running compression test. Now I had 200psi in cyl 1 on ... Trouble codes: P0301 (1 Missfire).
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next