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1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Stall VIN: 1FALP47V6T
Car shuts off after about 45 seconds. Turn key and the thing starts back up. We installed a pressure gauge on the fuel rail and witnessed the fuel pressure drop off just before the shut off. As soon as the engine stops the fuel pressure jumps back up. We are g... Trouble codes: P0412 (testing and results)
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L won't set Readiness VIN: 1FTYR10D82
Thanks in advance for reading this. I have this 02 Ranger that will not set the readiness monitors for Catalyst, EVAP and EGR. I have driven the Ford OBD drive cycle several times over several days, and the customer has driven it for weeks, long and short dist...
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No communication with PCM VIN: 1FMYU93194
Performed dtc scan, was NOT able to communicate with PCM. I am able to communicate with Gem module, ABS Module, and Restraint module, and Instrument Cluster. Noted - under Instrument cluster had code U1262 SCP bus system fault. I understand gem/abs/restraint ...
2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU73E56
I go this explorer in today and have multiple codes P0301, p0302. p0303 and p0174 lean bank 2 all my misfires are on bank 1 and lean is showing bank 2 ive done some research and found that worn timing chain tensioners can cause this problem, I pulled both ...
2008 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Transfer case VIN: 1FMEU73E58
Ok first thanks to all that are involved with IATN. I have this explorer that came in on a hook. starts and try to go into gear, no movement, try to go back into drive and it is like the wheels are spinning on a lift and you try to go back to park without putt...
2010 Ford E-250 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNS2EW9A
This Ford van has codes P2196 and P2198 indicating stuck rich. (Also had a pending code P0140 and evap codes P1450 and P144A) Van will sometimes lope at idle and occasionally stall. Van also sometimes has a long crank to start, but not very long, just noticeab...
2007 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L Ddm VIN: 1LNHM82V67
This is for another shop. They came to me cause I do all the programming for this area. They told me about intermittent operation of the DDM and related items controlled by the DDM. I scanned it, found mainly the code B1318, low battery positive voltage. After...

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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L speedometer
Well after ripping apart the entire wiring harness and tracking wires I decided to isolate the three wires to the speed sensor. one was ground and one was battery. The other is the signal. I noticed that it splices into the white/violet wire. I followed it to ...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L01
Thank you, gentlemen, for your advice. I did perform some further testing on the intake while cold as a few of you suggested. There was, indeed, a leak at the gaskets, though not as visible as the customer would have liked to see. He decided to take the v... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2).
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTSW21P35
The noise that was causing the knocking nose was the exhaust was hitting the firewall. We found that the tube coming off the inner cooler had a split in it causing it to lose boost. Thank you for all your replies. This was def very helpful in the repair of th...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U75
Sorry about not getting back to close this request. we found numerous things , both front 02 sensor were dead, when the cat convertor collapsed, it melted pinholes in the backside of the plastic intake, we only found this when we smoked it. thanks for all th...
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