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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Engine VIN: 2FTZF1720W
For the Ford guys, This is not a drivabilty or diagnostiac problem, We know the engine is toast. Oil use is 2-4qt's a day. The question I have for you is we have 8 crate motors that have the following on the box (9C 720 AA ,prototype) also on on valvecover is ...
2005 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L unknown VIN: 1FMDU74K85
hi Folks! i've got a question. anyone out there have any experience with the above listed Explorer getting poor gas mileage?? my son's personal vehicle, and he's reporting only 11-12 MPG, 13 with the Advance-trac disabled. grateful for any suggestions. as list...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L driveline VIN: 1FMYU93195
Hi everyone, if I've ever needed a lifeline one could use one right now. Definantly after 25 yrs in this profession it isn't my first headache and won't be my last. I got this vehicle in our shop do to poor work at a previous shop and no help from the dealer. ...
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L instrument cluster VIN: 1FMYU96H66
Hello and thanks to all in advance. This is a Ford Escape Hybrid. I am getting a chiming coming from the instrument cluster only when under heavy accelaration and it will keep chiming intill you cycle the key again. The instrument cluster does have a display b...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWF34P06
Came in for intermittent no start. Found that the crank times varied from practically an immediate engine start to 3 times the normal crank time and every once in a while a complete no start. Repeated attempts all ways seem to result in starting. 2 weeks ago i...

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1992 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 4.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCF15Y7N
Went with the most common suggestion which was drop trans pan and you will probably find the filter has fallen off. Dropped the pan and the filter was in place. Put a new filter with new seal and truck is it's old self again. Repeated road tests had no stal...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTSW31P63
After replacing the wiring harness the vehicle ran much better however still mega amounts of smoke. It was clear now when doing a cylinder balance test cylinder #5 was always high in the rotational graph. Disabling the injectior the engine would smooth out a...
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34364
This vehicle had a faulty EGR DPFE sensor but the point of the post was to tell people about the OTC Genesis not communicating with this year Ford Focus. I was able to communicate fine with Snap On Verus and fix car.
2006 Ford Expedition XLT Sport 5.4L door locks, blend doors, instrument cluster VIN: 1FMFU15506
Customer decided to take the vehicle and trade it in because it's running fine right now, I appreciate everyones help.
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Charging VIN: VZVFT80N66
First I want to thank IATN and members for being an outstanding source of info and help. We have fix the Mustang,every one who helped out was spot on with the fix.we did replace the Alt all be it w/ a Bosch, no problem yet Thanks again
2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L shifting VIN: 2FMDK48C48
Thanks Dustin & Larry for responding to my help request. I took valve body back off and rechecked stack up. Dustin suggested check ball locations. I found I had 2 balls in wrong place. I also learned in doing sensor changes on this 08 Edge, that valve body sta...
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