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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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Ford focus reverse makes a bang sound while revving in snow

So today I noticed while in reverse I was trying to get out of the drive way while there is snow on the ground and it made a bang sound almost like it popped a gear or something. I tried slowly ...
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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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New alternator, now no power

2005 ford focus zx4 sedan 2.0l Installed new alternator, Radiator and spark plugs recently While installing alternator I had to install a new plug because the one that was on it didn't work I believe ...
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1990 Ford F-150 5.0 no start just clicks

I was driving down the highway at 60 mph with no warning the truck shuts off so i coast to the shoulder. It did not over heat or lose oil pressure. When i try to start it back up it just clicked with ...
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Ecoboost 3.5L Twin-Turbo reliability [closed]

I'm looking for a $15,000 SUV to pull my 4,000-lb travel trailer, and I really like the Ford Explorer. I've been looking at some used 2014 Ford Explorer Sport vehicles with ~100,000-125,000 miles on ...
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Can Red High Temperature RTV be used for with a Valve Cover Gasket?

The valve cover gasket on my 1998 Ford Escort zx2 has failed. I have ordered a new gasket and plan on replacing it myself because it looks easy enough. A few videos I watched indicated that a sealant ...
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Can I change tyre 215 to 205?

Can I change my tyres 215/60/16 to 205/60/16? I bought them from Facebook marketplace by mistake.
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Does anyone know what this container is?

So I let my truck sit for a little over the winter and hopped in it to drive the other day and noticed that it was leaking anti-freeze. I pin pointed the drip to this area and I think it is coming ...
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Knocking under load on first gear

I have this issue.. I already asked on FordOwnersClub, but I feel like here I might have a better chance to sort it out. I bought a Ford Focus mk3 2011 with 1.6 ecoboost 134kW engine with 90k km. My ...
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Focus 2003 engine stalling while accelerating

my 2003 ford focus has a problem where the engine shudders and shuts off when while driving, especially when pressing the accelerator pedal hard. If the engine stalls, it often roll starts itself back ...
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Rattling noise while accelerating in 2011 FORD FUSION AWD 3.0L

My 2011 awd fusion is make a rattling noise at the front drivers side of the car. The noise is only present while accelerating. There is no noise when the car is rolling without acceleration at ...
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2012 Ford Explorer XLT v6 Misfiring and Bank 2 Air/Fuel Ratio Imbalance

Have had a P0306 and a P0316 error codes for a while now and have changed the spark plugs, coils, intake manifold gasket, checked injectors and changed the injector for the cylinder misfiring(6). All ...
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2020 explorer will not fill up

My 2020 ford explorer will not let me fill up. I tried to fill up yesterday and it only let me put 0.336 gallons in and it started spitting it back out. I only have between three quarter and a half in ...
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Any tips for removing broken bits of glow plug harness from 6.0 powerstroke without removing valve covers?

So I was switching out the glow plug harness on the driver side of a 2003 6.0 liter engine (it's a 2006 body, don't ask why). Looking back, I should have removed the valve cover and oil rail to do it. ...
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What is a screw head with a circle and 3 lines called?

I have a 16 year old Ford Ikon car and that got a kind of weird screws all over (mainly at the bumber). Attached the image for reference. What is this type of screw is called? I don't find any screw ...
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APIM replacement

Need to replace the APIM on my 2019 explorer sport. I know i can easily remove and replace the bad one, but what do I need to program the new one? If I have to have the dealer do it does anybody know ...
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Ford Figo 1.4 TDCI 2010 Ambient turbo not boosting

I got a Ford Figo 1.4 TDCI 2010 Ambient I just had the turbo repaired I've had turbo checked and its fine but it still won't boost we've checked everything from valves to EGR to MAF everything is fine ...
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Lower ball joint seems stuck on 2003 Town Car

I'm having a go at my car's ball joints. I got the knuckle off without too much trouble, but now that I am trying to press out the lower ball joint, I seem to be getting nowhere. I have a press, with ...
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2011 Ford Escape Liftgate won't open after replacing the actuator

I replaced the liftgate actuator on my 2011 Ford Escape. I tested it and the liftgate opened normally, so it seemed to work fine. After about two hours I went out to open it and it won't open. The ...
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How to determing between Valve knock or Rod knock?

I've got an almost completely rebuilt 2002 Ford Focus 2.0L Split Port Engine and its got a knock. I'm having a hard time figuring out if its valve knock or rod knock. To add some background, I had ...
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Ford Focus 2010 1.6 'Engine malfunction' warning and no power

Driving today was fine for maybe a mile until I joined the motorway(highway). Once I was building up speed it came up with 'engine malfunction' on the display with the alarm sound and then started ...
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My 99 F150 RWD has the P0171 code for its running lean any idea where to start

I got the tool to see why my engine light is on and is running lean. It returns a P0171 code. Any idea where to start diagnosing this?
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty 7.3L Slow Acceleration When Cold

I have a 1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty 7.3L. The problem I'm having is that as we approach winter and the nights get colder, my vehicle is accelerating very slowly. For example, if I'm going down the ...
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Unknown Part For '78 Lincoln

I recently changed the Ignition Control Module on my 1978 Lincoln Continental. This part was mounted onto the ICM and plugs directly into it. I have gone to the Lincoln/Ford dealership, visited ...
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How long will battery last if disconnected at full charge during winter?

My car won't be driven during the winter, so from about November through March (5 months) it will sit idle. If I disconnect the negative terminal on the car battery when it's at full charge, should I ...
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A/c gauge temp doing weird. Sky coupe gt 350

I have a gt350 coupe and I know when I am parked with the a/c on it will overheat in an hour, so I need to turn a/c off. But this time while driving the temperature gauge started going down, not ...
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Ford Focus 1.6 Diesel hissing noise

My 2010 Ford Focus zetec 1.6 Diesel Tdci sounds like it's hissing when it's cold. Once it's up to temp dissapears. I've only had the car a few weeks so is all new to me(cars in general). The car ...
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Oil ventilation causing worrying noise

The car is a 2001 Ford Mondeo with a 2.5L V6 Duratec. The hose that goes from one of the heads back to the intake (oil ventilation) had a worm clamp in the middle of it, 'strangulating' it. The hose ...
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2017 ford fusion energi stop safely now problem -battery disabled

displays stop safely now triangle than shuts down immediatley. hi energi battery disabled and energi icon shows zero and wont ever show it charging. also plug in light ring on fender flashes when ...
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OBS Ford fuel quantity discrepancy

I recently purchased a 1997 Ford F-250 Heavy Duty with the 7.3L Powerstroke diesel and 212k miles on it. Two fuel tanks (front and rear) with a two-way selector on the dash. When I drove it off the ...
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2010 Ford focus Zetec 1.6 Diesel U0073 DTC

I've had my 2010 Ford Focus Zetec 1.6 TDCi for a week now. There is the DTC U0073 (control module communication Bus 'A' off) on it. There is no issues with the car,no warning lights on dash, drive is ...
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Intermittent juddering sensation felt through the pedal on moderate braking

Sometimes, but not always, when braking fairly gently (e.g. approaching a red traffic light) I feel a juddering or pulsing vibration sensation through the pedal. As I slow, the frequency slows, and I ...
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Replacing rubber drain plug gasket with a crush washer

I changed my oil today, and replaced the rubber gasket that was starting to deteriorate with a crush washer. I was unable to find any info if this was acceptable, but I did see that similar washers ...
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Spark plug fell into cylinder and I can't get out

This is a on a 2016 1.6L Ford Escape. In picture 1 you can see the spark plug in trouble - it is too deep for some reason, we got the old one out but when we put in the new one, it fell too deep. The ...
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Is it possible to swap out the v6 in my 2019 Ford f 150 XL rwd with a 4.6 v8 2 valve engine?

Can I swap out the v6 in my 2019 Ford f150 xl regular cab to a 4.6 v8 2 valve engine? Will the wiring, plumbing,drive train and exhaust be needed to changed as well? And if so what kind of the wiring, ...
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What is this frame(?) piece and/or where could I find out?

1994 Ford F-150...4x4...5.8L...Automatic This is looking straight back from just under the front bumper on the driver's side. The coiled tube on the left side of the picture is housed/inset into a ...
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Dealership won't communicate with me, at all. Any advice?

My Ford truck broke down five days ago (alternator trouble). I had it towed to my Ford dealership and confirmed with the towing company that the tow was completed. I called the dealership beforehand ...
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Accidentally left car idling for 14 hours. What are possible consequences from this?

I have an 08 ford focus that I haven't been driving. I just turn it on and let it run for about 30 minutes every few weeks so that it's not just sitting. One time I left it running in the parking lot ...
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Stalling / Won't start

2010 Ford Focus. Car stalls when running air conditioner; running 55 mph,and car shuts off, not good.. Car won't start when it gets hot. On going. Changed crank shaft sensor twice, relay switch in in ...
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2008 4.6L mustang

I have been looking for spark plugs for the old H code engine. It is a fine thread and used a 5/8 socket. Its a 2008 ford gt mustang. Any ideas of what soark plug would work? Thank you in advance
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I need a code for my ford focus radio 6000CD - SECURITY CODED!

Please help me, I need a code for my ford radio Serial number: 24640690091 SAM MODEL NO. 14790921
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Using wheels with fewer holes

I have a ford E350 van with 8-hole (8-lug?) wheels. On short notice I need to find some steel rims on which I can travel at a short distance (50 meters) at a low speed (< 10 Km/h). It is difficult ...
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No start no crank no clicks and no idea why 87 ford f-150

I recently replaced my starter and the solenoid and now my truck will not start when I turn the key. I'm getting power and my lights and electronics are working fine but there's nothing on the ...
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Inspection Not Ready ( 02, 02 heater, cat)

2006 Ford F150 Battery was unplugged before car was purchased. I bought it and put 300+ miles on it and still see those 3 sensors not ready. No codes. Replace all 02 sensors? Diagnose with mech for ...

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