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Can I use a different diameter tire size on my current wheels?

I have a 1974 Ford F250 and the tire size for this truck has been dead for a while (31x10.50R16.5LT). Is it completely necessary to replace the wheels to get new tires for my truck? I'd like to keep ...
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Dashboard Warping

The dashboard in our car recently started warping around the passenger side airbag. Should I be concerned about airbag deployment? Is there a simple way to fix it before it gets much worse? We ...
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Engine oil in coolant

There's is oil appearing in the engine coolant, does this mean i have to buy a new engine? The car is a 2003 Ford Focus with 180k miles.
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Driving electric cars through large pools of water

The state of California is expected to be hit by a large storm in the coming days and there are frequently clogged drains in my town. I have an electric vehicle that seemed to handle driving through ...
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How to tell if the Control Arm is bad too, or just the ball joint

I have a 1997 Ford Expedition 4WD truck that has a LOT of wiggle on the front left tire. I'm assuming that this is caused by a bad ball joint. Is that a safe assumption to make? Assuming that it is, ...
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2006 Fusion, unplugged blue plug behind glovebox, now one headlamp and brakelight not working

06 Fusion SE 2.3L. AC wasn't working so I took advice from this instructables article and this video to do a quick temporary fix. I attached a 47kOhm resistor to the purple and yellow wires (top 4th &...
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How can I fill the tank on my older pickup truck?

I have a 1974 Ford F250 and I have an extremely difficult time filling the tanks at gas stations with the newer rubber boots on the gas nozzles. The physical shape of the older pickup truck gas filler ...
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What is wrong with my Ford Focus? Missfires and more!

Please see the video of the problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHJPoHPamjg&feature=em-upload_owner I'm very stumped to why this is like this all of a sudden Ford Focus MK2.5 Strange Misfire ...
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I got a 2012 Ford Escape with about 85,000 miles on it and brake pads have about 4 months on them

When I drive on the expressway and I get to about 70+ mph the steering wheel shakes like I'm riding over rocks. This last the entire time I'm over the speed limit, I mean over 70 mph. What could this ...
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Spark plug gaps - manufacturer or shop manual recomendation?

So I have a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L V6 OHV Engine and I recently replaced the spark plugs. The thing is, the original recommended spark plugs have a gap of 0.52-0.56, which is what is recommended in ...
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1996 Ford E350 (5.8L) Mass Air Flow Sensor - where is it?

I can't find the MAF sensor on my 96 Ford E350. (Been googling for hours :)) In case a picture helps: Like I said, I've been looking for quite a while, and I can't find anything. Thanks!
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My lambda sensor has a collar around it, I can not see how to unscrew it. (2009 Ford Fusion)

I have a Ford Fusion. I am looking at the sensor on top of the exhaust with a collar, and I cannot see how to undo it. I put the image in to show what I'm dealing with. I don't see a way to fit a ...
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What is the part on older van power windows that typically fails and how do I replace it

Just purchased a 90s ford van, have some issue with the drivers side window ( wont go down ), actually, it will go down if you help it along. Former owner said that the passenger side window had ...
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Possible fuel filler leak in F-150 truck

I have a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup. When I refueled it yesterday, I noticed a strong gasoline smell and an oily liquid (presumably gasoline) dripping down off the bottom of the fuel tank. Only a small ...
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Trying to fasten a steel tube to an exhaust manifold

Does anyone have experience trying to fasten/connect a small diameter steel tube to a cast iron exhaust manifold? I'm working on a 1979 Ford F-100 with a 300 CID/4.9L inline 6 engine. Part of the ...
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2004 Ranger won't shift into second [on hold]

I have a 2004 Ford Ranger. It suddenly stopped going into seconds gear. All the other gears work fine. Do you know why?
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E85 in my 1988 ford F-150 XLT Lariat

I put E85 in my Ford F150 xlt lariat 302 2wd truck for the first time I think it's ever been used, an now there is a slight shake in the engine when I accelerate also it's difficult to get my truck to ...
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Ford Focus with error code P242F (DPF failure)

I have a 2008 Ford Focus (UK) with a 1.6 TDCi engine and 60K miles. This weekend I got error code P242F stating "diesel particulate filter restriction ash accumulation" and the vehicle has gone into ...
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Coil popped out of head

I've got a 1999 F250-SD XLT 4×4 that the coil just popped out of the head what would cause that? I've not done anything to it yet
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Manual 2008 Ford Ranger won't go into gear sporadically

I recently purchased a used 2008 Ford Ranger. Not long afterwards I began having trouble getting it into gear. I took it in and the clutch was worn out and needed to be replaced. The slave and ...
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1997 Ford Ranger brake pedal hard, air noise, not returning

Ever since I got a new motorcycle the truck has been sitting around, to the point that it has become alive with moss (we get a lot of rain and flexible temps, the truck is usually moist inside). I ...
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How important is it to use a real flare nut wrench when removing the fuel line on an old Ford tractor?

An article on overhauling the carbs on a Ford 8N tractor says to use a flare nut wrench to disconnect the fuel line. How important is it use that kind of wrench, vs. an open ended wrench?
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Ford Tractor 5600

This is a older tractor. My question relates to the fuel system. The older fuel injectors don't have any external seals? All of them seat and 3 don't leak but one does. I was looking for a seal but ...
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86 ford ranger wont start

For awhile my trucks ignition has been acting up and I would have to roll the ignition. back and fourth several times before it would start but one day I went to crank it and the truck acted like it ...
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Estimate for head removal / reinstall

In changing the spark plugs in my 2000 Ford Mustang GT (4.6L), I sheared one of them (number 3) The ceramic is totally removed, as is the hex nut. The threaded portion as well as the ground electrode ...
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How difficult is it to replace a car radio on a Ford Focus 2012?

I currently run a 2012 Ford Focus Zetec which has a radio system built into the console as shown in the picture below. The version I have does not have built in navigation, and I would like to ...
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2001 Ford Fiesta Stalling

I've recently bought a 2001 Ford Fiesta Flight 1.3 Petrol, having learnt to drive in a Diesel Corsa. I've noticed that in order not to stall, I have to give it a lot of gas. Whilst I know that ...
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car won't start when putting the key in the ignition

I own a 2004 Ford Explorer. It has a brand new battery, but when you turn the key in the ignition nothing happens. The lights comes on and the radio works but nothing else happens. All the dash board ...
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Ignition Switch vs. Ignition Lock Cylinder

I have a 2010 Ford Escape with 95,000 miles. I have a problem with the car that when I put the key in and turn, the car doesn't crank. The lights come on when the key is turned, but there's no sound ...
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OBD-II Enhanced PIDs

I was looking at the Torque Pro app and in the section where there is a list of custom PIDs that can be used, one is a Transmission Temperature PID. But it is exactly same as Engine Coolant ...
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Service intervals of different cars

Background So in the process of buying a used car, I feel I need to know what kind of service a car should have had prior to the purchase and will have to have after the purchase. I'm looking for a ...
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Trailer hitch for third gen. (1997–1999) NA Ford Escort wagon

I am looking into adding Class 1 trailer hitch to 1999 Ford Escort wagon (NA 3rd generation (1997–1999)). I had checked several NA manufacturers (such as Curt, U-Haul etc.), none of them offer a hitch ...
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Shaking steering wheel after new tires

I had new tires put on 8th of April 15. They were cheap tires but that's all I could afford. $444 for all four. The steering now shakes, even at slow speeds. I had the wheels balanced and the ...
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How can I be sure that a rod knock is actually a rod knocking?

I have a 2005 Ford Escape 2.3 L engine, there is a knocking type sound as soon as the engine is started and the speed of the "knocking" follows the RPM. How can I be sure that it is in fact a rod ...
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Leaking water under bottom left of the engine block

I have a 1999 ford explorer Eddie Bauer SOHC 4.0L and it is pouring water from a hole in the engine. I'm not sure where or what goes in the but it is running out fast.
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2005 Ford Taurus U Vin Unstable Idle, Charging System Problem?

A Short Story So a friend asked me to look at a Taurus at his shop. The car originally came in for a P0420 code and they put an anti-fouler on the rear o2 sensor. Whatever. During the road test the ...
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Ignition switch or starter issues?

I have a 2004 ford f350 diesel and some very perplexing problems: The ignition won't turn over the starter yet the lights shut off when engaged (usually means the ignition switch is ok) but also the ...
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Mazda B3000 (Ranger) Truck takes several tries to start?

I have a 2002 Mazda B3000 (essentially a Ford Ranger) that almost never starts on the first attempt. Usually it takes 2 or 3 tries before the car finally turns over. Each time I hold in the crank I ...
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Broken shifter? My 96 Ford Taurus won't shift out of park, and I don't know why! Help?

I have a 96 Ford Taurus and the shifter is giving me issues. For some reason it won't move out of park and I do not want to try to force it to shift and cause further damage. I'm aware that I need to ...
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Will I damage my car if I don't fix evaporator core leak?

Pretty sure my evaporator core has a leak, super expensive to fix. Can I just charge it 3 times a year or so? Is this going to damage my car?
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Ford Focus won't crank no clicking light on dash come on.

Okay so I have a 2000 Ford Focus 5 speed. I was coming off the interstate and hit a bump and the car shut off. All the light on dash come on even the radio but it won't crank. Not even clicking. I've ...
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2010 Ford Taurus in neutral has higher idle speed

I have this question which really puzzles me. I'm from Europe and used to drive manual. I used to shift to neutral going down the hill to save on gas. Now I moved to the USA and I have cars that use ...
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Starter stays engaged

Have a 2000 f350 7.3 super duty. The starter stayed engaged and I was unable to turn off the motor, although turning the ignition back to off, the starter stayed on. Ultimately the starter burned out ...
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96 Ranger. I replaced the clutch. Now it won't go into gear

I'm no mechanic and I'm stuck. I've got a 1996 2.3L Ford Ranger. I replaced The clutch disk, pressure plate, pilot bearing, and release bearing. I then got the transmission put back into place. ...
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2000 Ford Taurus ABS reluctor ring grinding on lower ball joint

My Taurus started to make a grinding noise in the front. When I looked at it I could see the ABS reluctor ring was grinding on the lower ball joint. My plan is to replace the axles/reluctor rings, but ...
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2006 Ford Fusion - High Oil Consumption

My 2006 Ford Fusion (4 cylinder, manual transmission) is using a lot of oil. 1 qt every 300 miles. No smoke, no oil spots under the car on the garage floor. Where could the oil be going?
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Ford Ikon tdi Unknown details - starting problem [duplicate]

My dad bought the vehicle last year, but recently he has been having trouble with the vehicle. First he had leaking injectors whereby he repaired them,but now he has been having the problem of bubbles ...
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Ford F150 broken spark plug removal

I have a friend that has a 2003 F150 V8 3 valve V8 motor, when he went to change the spark plugs some of them broke off. How do you remove the part that is still in the head? Here is what a new one ...
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2004 ford taurus motor knocking when car starting

I have a 2004 ford taurus se. When i start my car up there is a raddle. On a scale from 1-10 the raddle is a 6 deep but not alarming. Well as soon as I start my vehicle the raddle quiets. Has anyone ...
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Interior Dash Lights & AC Control Lights Are Out

2 days ago when I would crank up my 1996 Explorer and cut the lights on my dash lights and AC lights would flicker then come on, well this morning when I cut on my vehicle the lights did not come on, ...