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1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Headlights VIN: 1FTDF1720V
Thanks for helping. My Mitchell computer is down right now and I cannot look at the wiring diagram and didn`t print it yesterday. I checked the bulbs, Headlight switch, and all fuses. Could be a bad dimmer switch but cannot get any flicker of the lights at all...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L high idle VIN: 1FMYU03162
working on a 2002 escape that according to the customer has had this prblem for more than 5 years intermittenly. at times when in park the rpms will increase incrementally to 1400 to 1700 rpm. many times it is when going from reverse to park. the customer stat...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSS34L02
We got that van in to diagnose the check engine,the van was at 3 other shops and had new coils put in and spark plugs, also pcv hose was replaced, we checked it and it did have a misfire mostly when cold and sort of gp away when hot, p0316 code, we pulled the ... Trouble codes: P0316 (engine misfire on start up)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Turbo noise VIN: 1FTNW20P23
At idle a air (hissing) noise from turbo i have not felt a low power issue but indeed do hear the hissing noise from the turbo unplug the control valve and the noise goes away Trouble codes: P0132 (Turbo boost control a performance), P0677 (Number 7 glow plug circuit)
2003 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No Start, Long cranking VIN: 3FAFP11313
Hello and thank you all in advance. I have a 2003 escort zx2 that has a intermittent long cranking problem. Fuel pressure is in spec. It had not had a tune up so i replaced the plugs with motorcraft iridiums, wires, fuel filter and air filter. I also tried a b...
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF12235
customer has been here twice. 1st time replaced temp sensor in head. didn't fix it. 2nd time replaced a couple plugs and coil pack didn't fix. temp gauge moves up fast and then goes into limp in mode. turn off key temp gauge moves down fast and it reboots comp... Trouble codes: P1285, P1299
2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty 6.8L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDAF56P66
Hello fellow IATN members, We have a 2006 F550 with a 6.0. The vehicle came in as a no start. prior to this we knew it had a glow plug and injector out on #4 cylinder. Through our diagnostics we found leaks in the high pressure system on the oil manifold for ...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86SX3
well guys thanks in advance on this one. It really has me stumped.This car came in with a solid miss all the time and code 352 [coil circut].We replaced plugs and coil #2,valve cover gaskets.Now when vehicle runs in drive miss is present.Seems to be gone cruis... Trouble codes: 352 (coil circut)
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L Front Suspension VIN: 1LNHM87A92
Please help! car came in with rattle in front end, 2 bad ball joints and swaybar links. Have to buy whole knuckles to get balljoints from ford, very expensive, rplaced knuckles and swaybar links checked all other suspension parts no other parts are vissibly lo...
2000 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 4M2XW14TXY
Vehicle got towed to our shop and was running very poor,had a bad misfire on all cylinders, after diagnosis we found a bad distributor,someone has already done tune up on it previously,we changed the distributor and timed it and it still had a light miss and a...

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1989 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A5K
Replace another computer and that fixed the problem,thanks for all your replies
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L blower VIN: 1FAFP3430Y
First off, thanks for the help. Tim led me through testing of the resistor, and when that checked out I actually began to think a little and then tested the switch which ended up to be the problem as David pointed out. I really get frustrated with problems lik...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 7.3L gauge VIN: 1FTNX20F7Y
turns out that the sensors were not defective, but an incorrect part...used the part number off the old part and finally got the right sensor and voila! it worked! imagine that! turns out the smaller diesels apparently have a coolant temp sensor and that is wh...
2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L fuel, system voltage VIN: 1FAFP49Y53
Thanks for everyones help. After doing a lot of research on Google, reading forums, we ordered two Walbro 255lph pumps from Summit Racing with the connectors and installed and car runs great. No drop in psi. The other pumps were rated at 255lph but the only co...
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU15545
Since opening the post we have also changed the timing chain, timing chain tensioners and guides. After the timing change replacement we were getting a code for the cam sensor, bank 2. That was replaced. The vehicle could be driven 30 or so miles and inevitabl... Trouble codes: P0022 (Intake cam timing overadvanced bank 2), P0011 (Intake cam timing overadvanced bank1).
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1MEFM53SXW
Thank you for youre replies turns out when coming to a stop and it started bucking put it in neutral and no more bucking. To the trans shop and rebuilt and out the door all is well.
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