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1993 Ford Explorer wheel and hub came off while driving

Long story short my front driver-side wheel came off while i was driving and flew off a cliff where i was unable to retrieve it (not for lack of effort). But it took the hub and the disc with it, i ...
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Can anyone offer advice on MUTILPLE codes all seeming to deal with my transmission

2001 Ford Taurus Wagon with 124K miles Duratec engine Drive car yesterday and everything seemed fine. Came home and parked it like always. Today the car runs but both the check engine light and the ...
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Ignition wire for my 1964 Ford Thunderbird

I have a 1964 Ford Thunderbird on my car stereo I only have one power wire I assume it does to the ignition can I run my new car stereo on just the ignition power or will I need to run a new wire from ...
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Ford Focus 2 alternator not chargin battery

I own a Ford Focus 2.0L Duratec(European version). Since some days ago I noticed a slight noise, like a very little vacuum cleaner and the alternator is not charging, for some moments I have 13.2V, ...
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Loss of power and burning Smell

I have a ford focus mk2 2006 1.6l petrol/gasoline hatchback, manual. This morning i was driving normally but the car wouldnt go up 40km/h in any gear no matter how hard i pressed the gas pedal the rpm ...
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2012 Ford Fiesta overheating

Hello so let me start by saying I am not a mechanic but more of a tinker. With that out of the way, my car overheated on the highway and the thin head gasket blew, I replaced the head gasket in my ...
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2006 ford explorer 4.6 v8 radiator replacement

I am installing a new radiator and so far everything has gone smoothly but i cannot get the feet to line up with the slots that they go into on the radiator bracket. It feels like there is a lip that ...
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Ford Ka - blowing hot air after new alternator was fitted

Hi I have had a new alternator fitted today, I have had the car back and drove it and turned on the cold air in my car and its just blowing out hot air, I never had this issue before the new ...
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'04 Ford Escape A/C is blowing ice cold air while driving but not idling

I own a 2004 Ford Escape V6 2wd, that has good R-134 refrigerate levels, blows ice cold air while driving or when A/C has been turned on while idling (ex. Like sitting in a parking lot) but once it's ...
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2015 Escape Ford Sync error - What the heck is this error icon?

I have a 2015 Ford Escape with the non-touch Sync. After working sporadically for the past year or so, my Aux input/USB/Bluetooth have completely stopped working. If I press the "Media" ...
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Engine reving harmful or beneficial

Older, loud running truck; I was curious why people rev up the engine when working/troubleshooting vehicles. Is it damaging to the engine to rev it up really high for more than 30 min.?
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Is it safe to drive Ford Fusion 2006 1.6 tdci with broken power steering pump

My power steering pump has failed on mentioned ford model and steering is harder but drivable. Is it safe to drive around 1000 miles with this issue, since I have no time to repair it and have already ...
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2002 Ford focus zts struggling to run/stay on after hitting puddle

I drive a 2002 ford focus zts, it has 188,000 miles. I hit a 1 foot deep puddle, my car drove fine immediately after, I drove about 5 miles and parked it for a couple hours then went to start it and ...
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Put in a new clutch

I bought a 93 idi the clutch was bad so I replaced it with a new one and s throw out bearing when I got everything put back together started the truck up and put it into gear and the truck won’t move ...
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Ford Fusion 2015 SE 2.5: Amplifier 12Volt wiring from Fuse

Hay friends, I setup a small amp 2x~60 Watt for factory missing 2 rear speakers on Fusion 2015-SE (I added speakers myself) and there might be "~6A" current usage from the amp. I found that ...
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engine replacement wont start

can anyone help please changed engine on a 59 reg focus 1.8tdci could not find a good one anywhere near so ive got an 08 tdci as replacement same engine code kkda noticed while swapping the 08 has a ...
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Idle speed on Ford KN Laser 1999 Auto switches between 1500 and 900 RPM

Ever since I've had my 99 Ford KN Laser Auto, I've been plagued with idling issues. When I first got it, it was barely idling at about 500 RPM. I've replaced the plugs, TPS and crank sensor after it ...
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Is There Any Way To Remove This From My Car?

I crashed my car into a wall, and now this white stuff is stuck on my car. I’m almost certain it isn’t the paint, the white stuff is peeling but some parts just won’t budge
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Ford E150 1994 stalling rough idling and shaking

Having an issue with a Ford E150 1994 van . The issue is that the van stalls , has rough idle and shakes a lot. once the gear is put into drive. I tried a few things I replaced the air intake control ...
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How to open Ford PCM

I have a 2008 Sport Trac with a dying PCM whose symptoms overwhelmingly suggest that it has one or more bad electrolytic capacitors. It's likely to be an easy repair... assuming I can figure out how ...
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Is it ok to change solid drive shaft to a compression

Im changing my drive shaft on my 95 f150 and it has a solid shaft the parts store only as compression shafts is that ok or do i need to have one made
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What may cause issues across multiple systems?

I have a 2003 Ford Taurus SES, and I am experiencing issues across multiple systems. I believe that the problem may be with the electrical systems, but fuses, battery, and alternator are all good. It ...
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Jacking up a Mk1 Ford Focus around its pinch welds

I wanted to get a trolley jack and a pair of axle stands so I can do work under the car. It has pinch welds all along the sills, and looking at the Ford manual and the Haynes book, that is where I ...
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Remove Mood Lighting on 1994 Ford Econoline E150 Magnum van

I will be removing the Mood Lighting . Do I need to disconnect the battery for that? It is possible I might still use some of it and redirect it to my solar energy. I would appreciate any help I can ...
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Focus mk1 1.8 tdci - hypothetical question about timing belt failure

For a Ford Focus mk1, 1.8 tdci, 74kw from 2004, I see that the timing belt only links the camshaft to the fuel pump. The crankshaft and the camshaft are linked through a chain. Therefore, I was ...
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ABS light on intermittently - no error codes

I had this problem ever since I bought my car 7-8 years ago. The ABS light turns on rather randomly. Sometimes it stays off for months. Sometimes it turns on and of multiple times per day. It's a Ford ...
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2002 Ford Escape: Flushed system, new compressor, topped off with oil and coolant, still not blowing cold air

It kind of worked last year but barely. Yesterday I flushed the system by Flushing AC cleaning solvent from the high end out the low end. I did not disconnect the hose but instead pushed the pin in ...
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What is the name of a default closed switch?

I have a 2005 Ford Excursion. It has a parking sensor which beeps when it senses something close to the rear bumper. When pulling a trailer, it beeps every time I put it in reverse. I can turn it off, ...
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66 mustang Speedo conversion 289 V-8 C-4 Automatic Trans

Put a set of electric gauge set From new vintage also got the 16 pulse generator to put in the trans for the speedometer when i had the cable drive stet up in there with the manual speedometer had bad ...
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Why is my Ford Ecosport petrol engine sputtering sporadically?

I have a 2013 Ford Ecosport 1.0L petrol engine. It is turbocharged. Recently, around the time of my 120000 km service, I noticed that the car would sporadically sputter. The sputtering happens at ...
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Clearing an obd 1 check engine light

I have a 1994 F-150 that threw a check engine light for my evap canister. I replaced the part and adjacent vacuum hose but I can't get the code to reset. My scanner does not have a code reset button ...
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Can I use wider tires on my truck?

I have a 2014 F150 that came with P235/75R17 tires. I need new tires and the mechanic at the garage said I could could also get P265/70R17 tires. He said for my model there would be no issues as they ...
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Ford figo warm starting issue duratorq 1.4 2011

I have a 2011 Ford figo duratorq 1.4 , and the car is having warm starting issues . In the morning it starts without any effort , but when I go on a drive and stop . If I have driven for long enough, ...
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Confirmation of coolant valve on a Ford Focus

I'm prepping a radiator coolant change on a 2014 Ford Focus, and would like to confirm if the valve with a 1/2" diameter pipe shown in the picture is the one that needs to be turned to release ...
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1994 Ford Aspire: Different computer for automatic vs manual?

This is a 1994 Ford Aspire (prior to OBD II, fortunately). It has a simple 3-speed automatic with no computer controls. It needs to pass smog, so I can't just gut the emission controls, and my "...
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Confirmation of oil change bolt on a Ford Focus

I'm prepping an engine oil change on a 2014 Ford Focus, and would like to confirm if the 15mm bolt shown in the picture is the one I have to remove to release the oil. Is the correct one identified?
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Do you need any specific tools to change a DPF and vaporizer?

I've just been charged a ridiculous amount for a new vaporizer and a DPF clean. I could have bought an entirely new DPF and vaporizer myself and fitted them at home for less than what I just paid. Is ...
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Identification of component on top of water pump

I have a 2003 3.8L V6 Mustang. The piece on top of the water pump looks bad, and I'd like to replace it when I replace the water pump. I can't find the name of this gasket(?) so I don't know what to ...
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98 Ford Expedition not starting after new key?

Lost the key, used door key (not chipped) in ignition, it started then died. Replaced transponder on switch, still crank but no start. Dealer could not get new key to program, after several keys were ...
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Ford Focus 2012 central lock problem

I have a problem with my Ford Focus 2012 with its central lock mechanism. I have replaced the fuses (70,83) but nothing happened. Then I checked all fuses with voltmeter one by one and found that all ...
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Ford Fusion 2014 Ecoboost Stops 2 seconds after Starting

After stopping, the console shows the following error Steering Assist Fault Service Req'd The Traction Control lights are both On. This doesn't happen when the engine is on though.
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Control the Ford C-MAX 2011 speed limiter via software

I am the owner of a Ford C-MAX 2011 and my current dream is to be able to set the speed limiter from any possible hardware device (arduino / raspberry / bluetooth / other). The final aim would be to ...
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Brake pedal to the floor

1962 Ford Falcon. I adjusted the brakes (drums all round, with power booster) and now i frequently get the brake pedal going almost to the floor before working. Master cylinder or wheel cylinders need ...
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When did Ford start putting the starter solenoid on the starter instead of on the fender?

When did Ford start putting the starter solenoid on the starter instead of on the fender? Last time I worked on one was 1973, and due to a hole in the fender, I showed the owner how I could start it ...
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What's the cause of those AC pressures

2011 Ford Escape XLT 3.0. 140,000 mi. Compressor activated on request. Constantly engaged until commanded off. Low side reads over 120 and 215 on high side. These are the readings with compressor ...
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What happens if the AC evaporator ices over?

I am thinking of replacing the air conditioning evaporator temperature sensor in my 2011 ford fusion with a resistor, since the dash must be removed to replace the sensor. The warning that goes with ...
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Location of 2019 Ford Fusion door code

Bought a used Fusion hybrid. Door code unknown. Some web pages say it is printed on a module inside the driver’s door. Others say the module is in the cargo compartment. If someone can tell me ...
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Can I park the automatic transmission vehicle while in neutral for a long time?

I Have a problem with a key, its difficult to start the vehicle when I park in park. I found it easy to start the vehicle when I had parked in neutral. Is it a problem to park the vehicle in neutral ...
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Need help finding out name of part

I need help finding out name of this part on my 1998 Ford Ranger. Please help me find out. Thank you.
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Parking brake left on

So I went to move my car this morning around two blocks from my house. My parking brake was on and I didn’t know. When I parked I realized it was on the whole time. It was driven for 2 block going 5 ...

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