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1987 Ford Ranger S 2.9L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10T5H
My truck has intermittent miss that is worse when cold and under load. The problem is more so at low RPM in second gear, so I step the clutch and bring the rpm up to catch again.the problem is getting worse and missing when hot now.I cant keep throwing parts ...
1995 Ford Escort 1.9L transmission VIN: 1FASP11J3S
Hi, thanks for taking your time to look at this. This car belongs to a used car lot and I have no history on it. I used the iATN knowledge base and it led me to look for a broken pump shaft or stripped out gear in the torque converter. We pulled the transmissi...
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Block VIN: 1FTZR15XXY
This is an "information only" request for any engine machinists or rebuilders. Purchased this truck with a bad engine as a project for my 14 year old son. It had been severely over heated. (yes, both heads are cracked) The block needs bored, which leads to my ...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRE11L42
The van came in with check egine light on with a stack of codes 136,1131,1151,0171,0174, all having to do with a lean condition. check and cleaned MAF The reason I replaced the pcm is that the rear O2 sensor wasn't working but when a completed the ground circu... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean condition bank 2), P0171 (Lean condition bank 1)
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F63
Sent truck out had oil leak rear main and oil pand gasket. Job was finished and came back running fine also has fresh oil change. After sitting over weekend customer picked up truck it started ran for about 20 to 30 seconds and shut off then got code p1212 icp... Trouble codes: P1212 (Icp voltage not as expected)
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L Noise At Throw Out Bearing VIN: 1FAFP40453
this my first lookat the mustang, i want to fix it right this time , could it be crankshaft end play ???
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L info center odometer VIN: 1FAFP55S94
info center goes blank , will go through its normal cycle if set button is pushed 3 times and then press reset ,all parmeters check ok then when it gets to the end it will show odometer but then goes blank untill same procedure is followed, it will show the do...
2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FNEU73E67
I have this 2007 ford explorer, the customer complains it clicks when you shift from foward to reverse, let your foot off the brake and give it slight gas, if i lightly brake torque it it consistently happens, once foward, once backwards, we replaced the drive...

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1957 Ford Skyliner 4.5L Windshield wipers VIN: D7RW209475
Thank you all for your timely and lively responses. Forgive me, because of my age (41), and lack of exposure to these "old" cars, it seemed natural that only "old timers" would respond. I, of course, was wrong! Anyhow, many great tests were outlined, and i now...
1992 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP54Y3N
Thank you all the crank sensor was take care the problem. car run fine now never cut out.
1994 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Cuts out, Misfire
As always, thank you for the suggestions. Several suggested an ignition module, as well as a speed sensor and dash cluster. As it turns out, the problem was bad parts. I replaced the distributor with another A-1 unit under warranty Friday afternoon, befor...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Temp Gauge VIN: 1FTRX18W81
A couple of you guys hit the nail on the head. Replacing the thermostat has solved our problem!! Many thanks to everybody that responded!!
2002 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L Engine VIN: 1FMYU01BX2
after talking with the dealer that brought this escape to us he said that he checked all engine mounts, well there is the front engine mount at the cylinder head that you need to lift the engine by the oil pan to check it. it was defective. we replaced it with...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP53215
Most replies suggested that the cruise control unit itself was intermittently self actuating, or a possible intermittent bad speed sensor. I also questioned cruise control switches in the steering wheel. 3 weeks have passed and no word from customer. If he doe...
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L engine VIN: 2FAHP71V78
Sorry forgot to mention oil pressure was checked with manual gauge.disassembled engine to find oil pump bad and bearings scored.Customer decided not to repair at this time. thanks to all that replied
2010 Ford E 350 SD 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FBSS3BL9A
hello tech, thank you all.It was the purge solenoid,stuck open a couples of you guys mention initial check sidetrack me when i heard the whoosing when i disconnected the vent hose i thought the vent solenoid was stuck,i think when the purge solenoid got ... Trouble codes: P1450 (Unable to bleed up/fuel tank vacuum), P2196 (O2 signal biased/stuck rich b1), P2198 (O2 signal biased/stuck rich b2).
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MHHM75W35
thanks for the replies the fix was replacing the throttle position sensor on the throttle body. Trouble codes: P2106 (Throttle actuator controlle system-forced limited power), P2135 (Electronic throttle controlle throttle position sensor a/b voltage correlation).
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