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1979 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.0L Ignition VIN: HHFE37HHAD
Customer has a no start 79 econoline rv and I have tested the following. -fuel pressure - Strong fuel pressure at the line -fuel injects at the carborator fuel injection nozzles -Timming is correct with rotor pointing to #1 cap terminal and TDC on ballancer ...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKF38FOR
Evening all- really hate to post this one but dont know what else to do-this t350 has not started well for a long time, glow plugs of course were recommended, has ran like crap for a long time, diagnosis recommended, long story short, we did brakes and master ...
1996 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Won'T Engage Into Gear VIN: 1FMDU32X1T
I am limited on transmission experience and need some help on what to look for or possible cause of no movement when put into any gear. There are no unusual noises, smells or clunks. The transmission will not engage any gear nor does it appear to be pumping an...
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Accessories VIN: 1FMZU34E0W
radio displayes the word call.This came after we replaced a blend door.Ford told me that they do not use security codes. Any help is appeciated
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDXW46F2X
Truck came to us low on power, tested fuel pressure normal, checked filters in tank OK. Injector buzz test OK, no codes. Cylinder contribution fails for cyl. #3, #4 and #8 (fairly normal for #8 to fail and it is on the other end of the firing order from #3.). ... Trouble codes: P0269 (Cylinder 3 failed contribution test), P0284 (Cylinder 8 failed contribution test)
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10C9X
Truck idles rough when goes into close loop, short term fuel trim setting at 43% long term at 10-15% only at idle going down road fuel trims fine. Mass air flow reading seams to be fine, o2 sensors both read 0 when at idle, when throttle opened 02 sensors star...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Heat VIN: 1FAP55U0YA
Hi guys this car will not reach oup. It will only reach 192. On scanner ran in shop at 2000rpm for 30 min coolant fan never came on and temp gage stayed on low side remove thermostat and check it it is ok its 195 refilled test drove still temp only reach 190 w...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FDWF36F9Y
Hey guys, i've got this Diesel 2000 Ford F-350 2WD 7.3L truck in my shop and here's what it's doing. Starting off, only 1 code for the TR Sensor which i replaced and thats now gone. With KOEO, no codes and with KOER, no codes as well. Here are the symptoms, wh...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMRU15W13
The engine runs good cold as it warms up and gets to closed loop operation the engine starts runing rough at idle runs good driving.fuel trims were in the minus 4 short term long term -21 pinched off the purge valve at idle it made a differance in the idle and... Trouble codes: P2196 (Bank 1 sensor 1), P0171 (Bank 1)
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L whisling noise VIN: 1FDWF36535
whisling noise very loud.If i release the oil cap noise goes away.engine case has very high vacuum.when whisling noise goes away by itself the eng runs bad and tries to die.It not related to the alternator or other items on the serpentine belt loop
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW31P95
Please help if you can. My daughter is traveling from Colorado and through Indiana in her 2005 Ford F-350 Diesel (see related repair history contained in this post) and (right now stuck with truck not running on I-70 in Casey Illinois). She has had a situation...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L alternator VIN: 1FTWW31P06
Hi we have a truck here that came in with no charge, we replaced the alternator and everything was good for a month or so. We then replaced that alternator and once again things were good for a month or so. This has been going on now to the point where we are ...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1LNLM82W6V
Stall on initial startup. There is an extended crank symptom and low idle followed by stall. We can then immediately start it again on the second attempt and no stall condition is present. No other driveability symptoms present. Only failure to stay running on...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Steering VIN: 1LNFM97V3W
Customer came in with a leaking steering rack. we replaced the steering rack and filled with fluid. when we started the vehicle the steering wheel violenty started to go from left to right so hard that it could break your wrist. I have never seen this and woul...

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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52UXV
Okay, this vehicle has a bunch of problems. 1st it did have a bad DPFE which I replaced. The original sensor was shorted internally. 2nd EGR passages are plugged with carbon, 3rd it does have a cylinder head leak at the back head & finally has internal transmi... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cyl.2 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl.3 Misfire), P1408 (EGR Flow Out of Range).
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1FALP6531V
This car is fixed and you all are going to love this one, I know I do. As I stated in my post we replaced Gates water pump, Gates timing belt kit and oem tensioner. The reason I went with the oem tensioner is because we just did another one and had it come bac...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Glow Plug Oper VIN: 1FTNX21F2X
I give thanks to IATN technicians who informed me that the breakout box (which we do not have) test pin 101 is the same as the PCM Pin 101. This ended up being an open wire from the Glow plug relay to the PCM. I tried tracing the wiring and it proved difficu... Trouble codes: P0380 (Glow Plug Circuit Fault).
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F1Y
I want to thank all that replied did a compression test had any where from 290lbs to 325lbs cold so did the the buzz test cold found bad injectors, also with valve cover off looked at the exhaust oil on the injectors running, the bad ones had no exhaust oil co...
2001 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L71
Well all appears to be a fuel injector problem, thank you guys for your replys, after all testing and after I replace the airflow meter and reset the KAM I still have the problem running lean, now it was doing it for longer periods of time even driven the truc... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean condition), P0174 (Bank 2 lean condition).
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L rear air suspension VIN: 2MELM75W6T
Well I could never get any codes out tried 100 times 100 ways, anyway I began testing the functionality of all curcits and found vent solinoid would not activate when grounded at module found brake in pink wire module to vent solinoid repaired wire all is well...
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