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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15N8J
this truck ran greate untill the fuel pump on the fraim went out. i replaced it and did a complete tune up and filters.it ran greate again for several months.then it started to idle weard at times but ran good. then it would not start and i checked the moduel ... Trouble codes: 45 (coils 1234 / thermactor), 11 (system pass)
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Starter VIN: 1FMDU34X6P
This vehicle was towed in for a no start. Found starter motor free spins. Customer also brought over an aftermarket starter. Installed starter and free spins. Ordered a Napa starter and also free spins. Flywheel teeth look intact. Motor is not seized. What am ...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FALP42TXS
Got me scratching my head. Car will start and run but you have to open throttle some to keep it running for about 30 seconds, otherwise it will die. Then it runs pretty good for about another 20-30 seconds by itself. Then it will start missing but will keep ru...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Cylinder Head temp Sensor VIN: 1FTDF1861V
I have traced wiring, and checked for opens and shorts, everything good, 5 volt reference signal is there but according to the diagram its on the wrong circuit, but traced wires to Pcm and they are good, also did try new PCM and still its shows 392 degrees. Ha...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF1721V
hello fellow techs i got myself into a ordeal here, i appreciate any and all help. customer replaced engine and trans from same truck all direct fit. it cranks and will start for a second missfiring and backfiring then stalls, most of the time it will just cra...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L Intake System VIN: 1FAFP4047X
lerching problem traced to iac motor not responding fast enouh. Ac manifold hose ass replaced (permiated) & system low. Car still had lerching problem at stops.system seemed to be freezing so it was recommeded the expansion tube be replaced(possibility of blo...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Steering VIN: 2FMZA51441
I have replace the rack, power and return hoses, and power steering pump on this veh. And still have problems. First it has no power steering until engine is at 2000 plus rpm's, next it has a loud noise like it has air in the lines but i have bled the system s...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Starter
Hey guys, I've been working on this truck on and off for a few months now. Intermittently this truck won't crank. It's a friend's landscape/plow vehicle so getting chances to work on it are few and far between. My first inspection of course, the truck starts j...
2005 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out
Customer complaint that when driving along van stalled . Tcs light on in message board start engine and when put into drive or reverse the van does not move but can rev like a slip. When put back into park or reverse the Idle jumps to 1500-3000 rpm . Reverse a...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FBNE31L86
Hello fellow techs -- This van was towed in as a no start - check for spark / fuel - has spark no fuel - check inertia switch not tripped - scan no codes found - test at pump harness 8v - removed tank changed pump - fill tank - it started and ran about 2 min -...
2006 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L 1-2 shift only VIN: 1FAHP34N76
Customer came in with complaint of no 3rd or 4th gear, but Has 1-2 gears. Check fluid No problem found . had P0772 And P0984 codes Shift solenoid E codes. Could command the solenoid and hear it working. suspected a mechnical problem with solenoid. Replace shif...
2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Tpms VIN: 1FMEU64E88
Have been waiting for customer to return so we could diagnos the light being on. Pull codes and found B2872 TPM fault. Only code there according to tech. Data shows drivers front sensor only reading 6 psi. Tried to retrain again still no good. Ordered sensor f...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FDWW36R98
Hey everyone, we got this unit in our repair shop a week nd a half ago. it came it with a high pitch squeeling noise. after much review the this unit we decided that it had to be one of the 2 turbos. so we took both turbo's out, disassembled the turbos, and fo...
2009 Ford F-150 Platinum 5.4L Transmission VIN: 1FTPW14V49
Twice in the last month while driving this vehicle (within 1 .5 miles of cold start) vehicle appeared to go into sometype of limp in mode/ transmission not up shift-downshift and gauges would flash off,wrench symbol on dash came on would come. Customer shut ve...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L 3-4shift VIN: 1LNHM86S33
came in with hard shift 3-4 pulled and sent to overhaul checked servos and pin bores he says no problems new clutches and drums solonoid pack twice with new not reman. replaced valve body with used same problem as when started any help would be great dont know...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L 2-3 And 3-4 Shift VIN: 1ZWFT61L9X
Hi I just put a engine in this it was towed in so i dont know if it was doing this before but its fine at light throtal but if you accel hard like to pass or go up a hill it shifts down but will not shift up it will stay in 2nd or thuird then stal hunting fo...

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1979 Ford F-250 Ranger 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: F26SRED019
Thanks for all the replies! As suspected, the power valve was ruptured. During tear down of the carb, I also found that the spring inside the accelerator pump was installed backwards and holding the diaphragm closed! Seems that somebody had been in it befor...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, No power VIN: 1FTZR15VXY
Thanks Everyone for all the help! Thought this one had me!!! Thank god for IATN, was going through old forums and found an excact match and turns out my problem too. I was told the engine that i originally replaced was flex fuel and IT WAS NOT!!! The fuel inje...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Engine Oil VIN: 1FTNX21F0Y
Thank You to all that offered help! First of all I want to clear the mileage... it has 130,000 miles on it NOT 13,000 - I did't proof read my post. THe truck has been serviced and is back in service. I did some research on the Mobile Turbo Diesel oil and found...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start
Well we sent this one to our other shop in town due to the fact i was out of town over the holidays. Last i heard they had checked all the wiring and it was good. They want to try another PATS tranceiver. Sorry i don't have any more info. Thanks again for ...
2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU02Z95
first I`m sorry for taking so long to close this.cust. pick up vehicle after we replaced all rubber vacum hoses.She called once after leaving and said she thought she still felt rough idle. But never brought vehicle back. Thanks to the three who replied Trouble codes: 2195 (lean a/f sensor).
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTPW14575
very sorry for delay closing due to holidays, its fixed , I recived some help full replys and some not. Dave excuseme for my poor English,buk = low fuel pressure ( very easy a good driver when hear this nois he knows thst the fuel pump is defctiv) . Sorry ...
2008 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Fuse 14 VIN: 1FTPW14V78
I apoplogize but this did not get fixed. We installed a 10 amp breaker and have not heard back, customer talked about trading vehicle off. Thanks for the help.
2008 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4M2CU87148
Thanks for all the replies---the customer related that the problem WAS there prior to our service---looks like engine mounts and driver's inboard c/v joint.He has chosen to sell the vehicle rather than invest the repair. Thanks again.
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