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1994 Ford Escort 1.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3FARP13J3R
Head scratcher on the back burner now to the front burner because I got a 2000 Ford Windstar mini van in with the exact same symptoms. Hard to start - runs for a couple seconds and dies - dies sooner or no start at all if gas pedal is held down. Seems to billo... Trouble codes: P1116 (Coolant Temp Sensor -- KOEO test)
1994 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Hesitation, No Power VIN: 1FMDU34X7R
Hello, this Explorer came in complaining idle surge. Smoke test, found couple vacuum hoses disconected. Reconnect and idle surge gone. Inspect the ignition wires, found #5 and #6 wire were crossed. Fix that and it idle better. Recommend both o2 due to age and ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L Timing Chains VIN: 2FTZFO739Y
Hey Guys , Girls , I dont know if this is ok or not but I need some suggestions. My mechanic tore this thing down and then got on meth. I need some advice from others that have done one , Please. I have never had one down. Heads are off, chains are off.Need to...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU77E91
I have a Explorer Sport Trac early production that when you go over 45mph it feels as if it goes into fuel shutoff. Checked codes and has a vehicle speed sensor code. Scanned the datastream with Modis and found vss fluctuates up and down. When you get up to ab... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21L01
This vehicle was brought in running extremely bad.I found cyl.3 plug loose and the ground electrode burnt off,cyl.1 looks good except the ceramic on the firing electrode is rust red as are all the other plugs that I have so far removed.I've got a feeling there... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRF18W82
No start, backfiring, sounds like the timing is way too advanced. Vehicle ran when it arrived but had dropped a valve in #1 cylinder. We replaced the engine with a reman. We removed the valve covers and have checked the cam timing with the balancer at top dead...
2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FMSU45P73
Hello all, this excursion came from another shop after a FICM replacement and flash. Misfire on #2 cylinder and software incompatibility codes. It came in running but missing badly and no power. I replaced the #2 and reassembled. Cleared KAM and restarted. Ran...
2006 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTYR14U46
I can't believe after 30 years of doing this, I can't figure this one out. Last week truck was brought to us with a complaint of loses power intermittantly. After several test drives I was able to duplicate the problem. Engine woul VERY intermittantly start mi...
2010 Ford Shelby GT500 5.4L Headlights VIN: 1ZVBP8JSOA
I replaced the HID headlights to Halogen lights, and now only the high beam on the right side is working, no low beam left and right and no high beam left side, p-lights are working I have checked most things I can think of, all fuses are ok the ones in the en...

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1992 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Soft pedal goes to floor VIN: 1FTFE24H8N
Sorry for the dealy in closing. You know out of sight... out of mind. So, the next day I followed Ford's bleed procedure...RR LR THEN ABS VALVE,followed by RF LF. The pedal felt good after that. Probably still had some air in the ABS valve. The tips about u...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA514XW
I finally caught this one acting up.It had low fuel pressure,11 psi and slowly rose to 40.I replaced the pump and its running great,thanks for the many replies. Trouble codes: 232 (fuel pump circuit hi voltage), 460 (fuel level sensor circuit).
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP53S1X
Thanks for all the help! We inspected the engine management harness inch by inch and found nothing. We had the car for almost a week and could not duplicate the cincern. If the issue shows up I will add a comment. Thanks again, Greg and crew
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Engine VIN: 1FTYR10C8X
Hi Gruop, THe fix for this Range was to remove the heater core inlet hose at the core. A little burp of air came out so we closed it back up.. We then ran it at approx. 1500 rpms for 15/20 minutes with good heat and normal temp gauge. We let it cool down t...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5142X
Ok I donít know how this van went 1 month and 1000 miles without a check engine light but we used the duel trace oscilloscope and set the synch according to the bulletin in Mitchell and the light did not return. Very interesting way to set these, great method... Trouble codes: P1309 (Misfire monitor not completed).
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35L11
we took almost all the advice of th IATN members abs install new heads -truck runs great -thanks to all who replied -joe
2001 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Power Steering VIN: 1FMNU41S01
thanks to all who took the time to reply, Ken from Hawaii nailed it, reman steering box from Ford dealer was defective, When I originally priced the steering box from Napa & Ford, I decided to spend the extra $40.00 from Ford Dealer for what I assumed would be...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTPX145X6
Hey Techs, first I want to apologize for being so vague in the post for this vehicle, by the time we posted, we were very stressed out on this vehicle. We did what lots of you recommended, we put the Motocraft 2 piece plugs in the vehicle, when we tuned it w...
2006 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Cylinder Heads VIN: 1FTPW14516
Sorry again for the late news, but this truck is fixed and running well. I suppose the camshaft codes had nothing to do with the rough running, the truck ran smooth the next day. The codes are still stored and the MIL is on. I talked to the customer about wha...
2007 Ford Fiesta 1.3L Misfire VIN: WFOHXXGAJH
Well guys this one seems fixed.As most of you suggested the alternator was the problem.It was neccesary to scope the alt running for more than one hour before the problem showed up.So far so good.Thank you all guys Regards Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire).
2001 Mercury Villager (Van) Sport 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4M2ZV12T51
van still not fixed. the replies i got here good ideas but i have yet to find the problem. i am still leaning towards injectors but i don't have the customers approval to pull and send out to be checked. if the customer lets me continue i will let you know wha...
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