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1988 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Stall VIN: 2FTJW35G2J
customer has attempted to fix truck himself for the last year or two. finally gave up and brought it to us. we verified that the truck stalls when the rear tank is selected. we tested fuel system pressure and it drops off to 0 when the rear tank is selected. ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor power VIN: 1FDWW36F9Y
This truck is right on the edge of ok. It is old enough to suspect injectors but I am confused by a few numbers and what is out there on IATN. My MAP sensor reads 14 koeo and at full throttle it will hit 17, 18. the EBP reads 17.9 koeo and it goes to 18.9 at i...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No manual 1st gear, harsh upshift VIN: 1FAFP33P92
This vehicle has no manual 1st gear and a harsh upshift that I thought was 1-2 but according to scanner it seems to skip 2 and go 1-3. There have been no fault codes with this vehicle. I rarely post here but I'm at my wit's end! As indicated I have replaced th...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L fuel pump VIN: 1FMZU63E32
Thanks for any help you can provide. I'm 2 days from a vacation & i was hopping someone has seen this. This explorer was towed in as a crank no start. Turns out it has no fuel pressure. There was no power getting to the inertia switch. Find out fuse 26 which i...
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L fluid VIN: 1FDXE45P05
Tis is a E450 motor home . The powersteering fluid will burp out reservoir random . This is a remote reservoir .Any ides would be great.
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTSX20576
Thanks in advance... This truck is kicking mt butt.ive had it here for a few weeks now.truck loses power under load (interstate on ramp)but if you let up on the throttle a hair it picks the power back up normally.i have no trouble codes.i have replaced the mas...
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L coil VIN: 2MEHM75W34
scanned code 353 coil c primary secondary malfunction. coil melted. replaced coil and plug test ride ran fine. two days later towed in coil bad again blew fuse 8 replaced coil and fuse started 3 min running coil exploded and caught fire. checked voltage at coi...

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2002 Ford Focus SVT 2.0L cylinder head replaced VIN: 3FAHP39572
After a two month stay this one is fixed!! Leak down confirmed 40% leakage to exhaust valves. Removed and returned head to machine shop. They tested the head and found all the exhaust valves were not seated correctly with the cams installed (but seat fine with...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR45EX3
Common thought was to check the cam timing. Since the trouble seemed to be coming from the left side we hooked up the vantage and compared cam/crank correlation to a known good waveform found on iatn. indeed the left cam was about 7 ckp pulses late. customer... Trouble codes: P0175 (Bank 2 rich), P0300 (Random misfire), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4), P0305 (Misfire cyl 5), P0306 (Misfire cyl 6), P0316 (Misfire upon start up).
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FMRU17W73
Thanks to all who responded, especially Alex from Georgia and Gerry from Ontario. The problem ended up being the PCM power relay. The fuse box terminal was slightly heat damaged, but with some cleaning and a new PCM power relay, vehicle starts and runs.It wil...
2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Air Conditioning VIN: 1FDAW57P57
This truck had 2 problems, faulty electric fan clutch and the evap thermister sensor, replaced both and truck is working as designed. Thanks for all your input. Great as usual.
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