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Used Ford Fiesta Rusty Sills

looking for some advice as to whether the picture shown is something serious to worry about when buying a used Ford Fiesta. It’s 11 years old and doesn’t have any corrosion advisories on MOT history ...
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Code for Ford Focus [closed]

Need help with code for my Ford Focus serial number 229912680920 Sam model no 14790920 just need code to unlock radio already pulled out the radio now have to wait 8 minutes
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Fan settings won’t change on 2015 Ford Explorer [closed]

The fan on my 2015 Ford Explorer is stuck on defrost and won’t change any ideas
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Burning smell when engine reaches 4000 RPM on a hybrid car

What could be the reason for a burning smell coming from the driver side (the smell is more noticeable from the driver side) when the engine reaches 4000 RPM and above on a 2007 Ford Escape hybrid? ...
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AC starts cold, then becomes warm

2006 Ford Mustang - Ok so I've replaced the compressor clutch and accumulator. Every time the ac starts to blow cold the cooling fans turn on at the radiator and I can hear a click and the cooling ...
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Ford Sync problem

I have a 2014 ford fusion se with the regular radio,media,phone set up. Recently I haven't been able to use the Bluetooth, or phone option at all, even though I could prior to this. Nothing ...
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4.6L DOHC Ticking Noise

Have a terminator cobra with very low miles (5000) that has an odd issue. The engine starts ticking at 210F coolant temp (normal operating temp), and only at idle. No tick is heard on cold start, but ...
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09 ford flex A/C is blowing warm, Compressor clicking on and runny,pressure on low side well over 100

AC worked fine find about a week ago and then just stop stop working, got a couple of cans of freon and Hooked up the connection and the pressure was showing very high very high almost to the top ...
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A.C. compressor doesn't turn on

2011 Ford Escape 3.0 FWD. System has charge, no leaks, new expansion valve. Compressor fuse was removed. When turning on the AC. The fan did not kick on and compressor did not activate. Both fans ...
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No Overdrive - Flashing O/D light

I have a 2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 OHV that is giving me some issues. The transmission was replaced 50,000 miles ago and is now experiencing some issue. It won't shift into overdrive and randomly ...
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1991 F150 Power steering failed

i have a 91 f150 xlt lariat, 5.8l. I had to make a hard turn in reverse over a curb. The steering wheel was pulled as far as I could to the right. I got over the curb, but when I did the steering felt ...
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2017 Ford Fiesta manually turning ignition switch

My 2017 Fiesta's ignition lock cylinder has gone bad. I am currently trying to avoid this problem by disengaging the ignition switch from the lock cylinder and manually turning the ignition with a ...
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No dash lights or exterior lights, no crank, and no power

05 V6 Mustang ... I drove the car for about 10 mins at 55mph. After switching off, I came back and go to start my car. No dash lights appear, starter doesn’t click, and no exterior lights work. ...
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Replacing driver door wiring harness 2012 Ford Escape

I'm trying to replace the driver's door wiring harness on my 2012 Ford Escape, and I can't seem to get the main connector (at the hinge) disconnected. Is there a trick to disconnecting this? Do I ...
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Replaced front brakes and "AWD temporarily disabled" light coming on

My son replaced the front brake pads and rotors on my 2016 Ford Edge today. Afterwards I went for a drive and could smell a very strong "chemical" smell and the wrench light came on, then ...
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Timing chain slack between cam sprocket and upper guide, but rock hard between crank and lower guide?

Did some work on a 2011 Ford Taurus (head gaskets, water pump, oil pump, tensioners, guides) and decided to throw the top end back together just to see if she'd start up. Here's the overall state upon ...
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Why do my brakes squeak when pedal is pressed halfway?

Why do my brakes squeak consistently when the brake pedal is halfway pressed but goes away when I press it down hard? When I press my brakes I hear no squeaking for the first 10-20% of pressing down. ...
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Ford Fiesta zetec 2014

When I'm on a step hill pointing up. I pull the handbrake up. Take my foot of the brake pedal. The front of the car drops about an inch. Is this normal??
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Hot Brakes, Wheel sticks

Hello I have a 2012 F150 that the brakes constantly get hot on the left front side. The rotors and brake were recently replaced, but this issue seems to be ongoing even with the older brake and rotor ...
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Vehicle AC works initially, but after driving for a while (hour+), the airflow drops to the point being ineffective

I have a 2004 Ford Excursion with the 6.0 powerstroke. Most the time, the AC works fine, but after a long drive in hot weather, the front AC barely blows out of the vents. The rear works fine, in fact,...
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What is this the sway bar link? 2012 Ford Fusion

Doing some google searches for this, I think this is the sway bar link for a 2012 Ford Fusion. I noticed it doing an oil change on my car. Can anyone confirm? If it is, is it best practice to ...
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2000 Ford Focus zetec no idle after engine mount failure

I’ve been working on a friends 2000 Ford Focus/Zetec engine, he had his motor mount fail on him while driving which he fortunately stopped driving, after inspection I noticed that the engine had ...
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2010 Ford Ranger 4.0 manual clutch problem

I took out my Ranger and on 2d gear my clutch suddenly dropped and had no pressure and then I had to take it home in 1st gear as it’s not shifting gear when in start. So I thought it’s the clutch ...
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2006 ford 500 hesitation/lose of power when accelerating and more so when ac/heat is on

I have a 2006 ford 500 and having lose of power when accelerating, gets worst if I turn on ac/heat. Just started doing it a 2 months ago and it’s not getting any better with new mass air flow, fuel ...
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2012 Ford Escape brake light switch

The shift lock on my 2012 escape works intermittently. Google led me to believe that this was likely a faulty brake light/brake pedal position switch. The means to diagnose was to start the vehicle, ...
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What type of valve spring compressor tool do you use in a 2002 Ford Escape?

It'd be awesome if the engine had a name because I know other makes and models use the same engine. Anyhow I know OEMTOOLS 27040 doesn't fit because I tried it already. I was thinking of trying ARES ...
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Type of engine 2004 Ford Excursion V10

Is the engine on 2004 Ford Excursion V10 an interference engine?
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Didn't have crankshaft in right position when I pulled the heads off. Can this situation by recovered from?

I was following these instructions: and I got a little confused because I couldn't tell how to check whether the timing marks were in the right position. I since figured out how to do that but the ...
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Erratic running with smell of gasoline, then dies

Spits sputter smell of gasoline when it happened and then dies. Restart car and does same. Check engine light is on now. 2013 Ford Fusion Turbo SE 2.0L Ecoboost 76,000 miles. While idle it starts to ...
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2003 Ford Escape charging issue

So I’ve had alternator issues in the past in my 2003 Ford Escape. Just the other day my battery light came on, I took out the alternator and the battery and my alternator failed a bench test, so I ...
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How can I test a transmission I just got from the junkyard without putting it in my truck

I have two transmissions that I got for free from the junkyard how can I test them to see if they work they go in a 99 f150 I would rather not put both in to find out they both don't work
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2002 Ford Escape Alternator Removal. Haynes says you can just remove it from the bottom but I know you cant?

I've taken out the alternator on this car twice. Both times I tied a rope to it and pulled it out from the top (damaging the wiring harness and probably some other stuff in the process). A mechanic ...
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What is the correct oil to use in an 80's era 6.9 Ford Diesel?

What is the proper oil to use in an 80's Era 6.9 Ford Diesel?
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Strange noise from engine on Ford Focus

I have a strange noise coming from the engine on a 2018 Ford Focus SE, under 50k miles still. Have had it repaired at the dealership due to oil pump blowing up essentially, bunch of other issues with ...
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What would cause RPM's to drop when pressing the gas pedal?

Bunch of issues on a 2018 Ford Focus SE, less than 50,000 miles still. Took it to the dealership then the oil low pressure light came on. Apparently, they replaced the oil pump, crankshaft, timing ...
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Need a new OBD computer

I have a 97 Ford E350 7.3 Turbo Diesel. The OBD has failed, there's a hole burned in the circuit board and it can't be rebuilt. I don't need a Module, I need an OBD unit. 97's are impossible to find. ...
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Do Fords send telematics information even when FordPass is not enabled?

Do modern Ford vehicles send telematics data back to Ford even if the owner of the vehicle does not activate or subscribe to FordPass? I read Ford's "privacy statement" and it seemed to ...
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1987 Ford Ranger 2.3l Intermittent Spark

I have a 1987 2.3l Ford Ranger, the gas model, not the turbo diesel. It's been setting for a long time and had some electrical issues which we solved. Turns out the clutch sensor wire through the ...
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All transmission gears shift too fast-- odometer shows 80mph when at 30-35

2000 Ford Expedition 5.4l awd xlt almost 250,000 miles. Cold streak came in. Used 4wd to run a few close errands no problems. A couple of days later, no coolant in reservoir. Made a short trip to get ...
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Spark Plug Broke off in the Cylinder of Ford F-150

The electro shield and porcelain broke off in the cylinder when trying to replace the spark plug. I’ve bought and extraction kit and Cannot get it to work for the life of me, and do not want it to ...
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Hard Starting when Warm

I have a 2001 Ford Explorer, 4.0L V6 and It likes to hard start after running. If I start it up in the morning it has no problems if it sits for 3-4 hours when its cold outside it starts up no problem....
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Ford Figo Diesel - Cranking but fails to start

I have ford Figo 2010 diesel model. When I try to start the car parked for 4-5days, it cranks but fails to start, then the car won't crank for another 5-10 min. The car cranks again after 10min if ...
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Car starts after jumped, not again

My 2016 Ford Focus wouldn't start, so we jumped it and had the battery replaced. Pep Boys said it was corroded and definitely needed replaced. It ran for about a week, and wouldn't start again. My ...
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Fixed Engine, Broke Blinker Relay

I just picked up my 2000 Ford Ranger from the shop after having the 2.4L engine replaced. The engine seems great so far, but the blinker relay won't stop ticking. It didn't do this at all before the ...
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Trying to find out if it was the head gasket or not

My 98 Ford Ranger's radiator cap stopped sealing the other day. It ran hot and started backfiring while I was trying to make it home. After I let it sit long enough for it to cool, I figured out that ...
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2006 Ford Explorer turns over then starts making clicking noise and completely stops everything

I have a 2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer. I just got the alternator changed, cost 450. I have no money to get anything else done. Yesterday we had a big storm come through and it’s now 30 degrees out. ...
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Axle spline on AWD damage

I went to replace a wheel bearing and noticed damage on the spline. The nut spun off fine, but I’m not sure if I should replace whole cv axle as well due to this. 2009 AWD FORD EDGE
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Galaxy Mk2, plastic thingy next to windshield

I have 2014 Ford Galaxy Mk2. The plastic strip (don't know the proper name for it in English) next to the windshield keeps coming off. The tabs that are supposed to hold it in place may be slightly ...
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What are these unused dash plugs on my E-350 (cutaway / bus)?

I opened up the dash on my 2012 Ford E-350 cutaway (with a Starcraft Allstar bus body) to replace the factory radio. In addition to the wire harnesses (and vacuum lines) for the HVAC, 12v plugs, and ...
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New solenoid is stuck

I just replaced the solenoid for a 1984 f250 pickup, and after starting it I noticed a strange noise. I turned the key off, but it was still cranking. Is there any reason why a brand new solenoid ...
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