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PTFE or standard high temp grease for a slip joint?

My 1997 Ford F-150, 4.6L with automatic, is suffering from the slip join "clunk" at stops/starts. My research has found this is a common problem when the output shaft splines get dried out. It ...
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Knocking valve sound after gasket replacement

I changed the intake gaskets top and bottom along with valve cover gaskets on my Ford F-150. After I finished it was hard getting started but I finally got it started and now it sounds like the valves ...
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Audible clicking at high speeds - what could it be?

I just recently started hearing an audible clicking sound in my 2015 Ford Mustang Ecoboost. I only hear it in 3rd and 4th gear and only when I'm at about 3.5k rpm and higher. (I originally just ...
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Ford Probe '95, 2.0l, 85kw starting problems

I'm trying to diagnose why my car doesn't start. Hope you guys will share some ideas for what to test. First of all, the car started when towed by another car and holds idle, but as soon I press the ...
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Clunking noise from dash of 2005 Ford Explorer

All of a sudden there is a loud clunking noise coming from the dash of my 2005 Ford Explorer. Observations It definitely sounds cyclical. Exists only when climate control system is ON. Sound ...
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ford focus 2002 low idle problem varying

I have a ford focus 2002. It has an idle problem. At a stop the idle will vary from normal down to about 500 RPM, almost stalling. It does this variation very cyclically, every 5 seconds or so. ...
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1991 Ford explorer shaking on takeoff

I recently just bought this explorer, and while I was test driving it, I never experienced the problem, but once in a while, the vehicle will shake when taking off from a stop, then goes away second ...
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Power steering works normally to one side, but hard to the other

My Ford Mondeo was leaking from the steering rack. So it was repaired by a steering specialist. After about 1,000 kms it steers smoothly to right but when turning towards the left it feels like there ...
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Ford Expedition knocking and repeated spark plug wire failures

Is this the underlying problem or a symptom of something else? I have a 1999 Ford Expedition that has a knocking and pinging problem. Two different mechanics have narrowed it down to the ignition ...
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Focus ST 2.5 MK2 - Cambelt changed, super charger noise when giving throttle

I took my vehicle in for the cam-belt service drove back home and noticed this whine/supercharger noise which increases in loudness when I press down on the throttle. I suspect the cam-belt is too ...
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Squeal on start up and turning left

I have an 87 Ford Bronco with a 5.0. There is a loud squeal on start up and when turning left. Not a power steering pump squeal. Much louder. And it's a ticking squeal. Not a constant squeal. The two ...
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2003 Ford Escape XLT 2.0L 4 cyl

My RPM's were staying crazy high ....4k-5k switching gears Throttle body was in terrible shape and clearly sticking. I had a new one put in along with a new IAC valve. Also found out my throttle cable ...
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Hunting idle following head gasket replacement

I have a 1999 Ford Taurus in which I recently performed a head gasket replacement on as well as a couple other parts - water pump, thermostat, etc. EDIT: The car has a 3.0L V6 OHV Engine - Gas Only - ...
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Temporarily increasing electrical load almost kills engine

I have a 2001 Ford Focus that has some funky problems at idle under load. A nice high-load scenario is by abusing the windows motors (rolling them up while windows are up), which causes the RPM to ...
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1998 Ford Mustang jerks badly on acceleration after I shift gears

When shifting my 5-speed from 1st to 2nd gear there's no problem, but when I go to press on the throttle after shifting I feel a jerk. I have adjusted the clutch cable after replacing the broken one. ...
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CEL comes on when using fuel with ethanol

I have 3 Ford vehicles: a 2001 Taurus, a 2006 Taurus, and a 2008 Explorer. All of them have V6 engines. The check engine light for all 3 comes on at times. If I use gasoline without ethanol, the CEL ...
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Brake Job 1998 Ford Ranger XLTV6 - 4.0L vin X 245ci

A buddy of mine went to back up one day in his Ranger and his rear left tire was leaking brake fluid heavily. We parked it, jacked it up, removed the wheel, and discovered the wheel cylinder was so ...
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Electrical issue Ford Flex

Walked by my parked 2009 Flex in driveway. The radio was playing!! I unlocked it, lo and behold, all the dashboard lights are flickering on and off, I can move the shifter, the bell is dinging like ...
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Troubleshooting non-functional starter after collision

My 2002 Ford Explorer was in a front end collision. The engine was not damaged. It did push my radiator up against the fan while we were still on the scene. I freed the fan, hit the fuel reset and ...
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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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My 05 F150 engine knocking

Drove it - reached destination and started knocking - NO oil on dipstick. Put in 5 quarts of oil - ran fine until reached next destination - started knocking again - oil was present this time - drove ...
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Reason for high petrol useage (Ford Focus Titanium 2013)

I'll start off with the car specs: 2013 Ford Focus Titanium Navigator 1.6L with about 39k miles on the clock. I recently checked the oil on the engine and it was on the bottom notch of the dipstick....
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2011 Ford Fusion Heater Issue

The battery went dead 2 days ago. After a jump start I began my drive to work. I initially noticed heat and then heard a sound as if my blower motor turned up to 11 (it was already at max at this ...
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1989 7.3 IDI wont start

I have a 1987 F250 with a 1989 7.3 IDI swap, the truck always used to run great. I went outside to try and fire her up and she wont start. I've tried plugging in the block heater and using ether. It ...
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Mustang 95 hand brake and abs problem lights on

(Sorry for my lack of mechanical English experience) I just bought a 95 Mustang. When I made my first test drive all was well, except a problem with my disc brake (they aren't even) but this doesn't ...
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1998 Ford E150 Van - Implementing Power Doors and Windows

I put different doors on my ford van that have power windows and locks. My van was not equipped with these features originally. How do I get power to the doors in order to make the windows and ...
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Excursion SuperDuty Cannot Calibrate Speedometer

I have an 02 Excursion Limited Diesel and cannot get the speedometer calibrated. I purchased the vehicle with 35" tires (original equipment is 32") The tires were about 75% worn and the speedometer ...
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2003 Ford Taurus SE, Vulcan engine - Chirping sound from intake manifold, car stalling out?

Over the past 2 weeks or so my car has been making a chirping sound near the intake manifold and the accelerator. The chirping sound comes and go, and about a week ago I had an issue where my car ...
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2009 Ford E350 Econoline Passenger van OEM Navi upgrade w Ford Sony Factory Amp

I purchased used Factory OEM units for my E350 Van, but not sure how the wiring harness attaches from the vehicle to the Amplifier to the Navi. The Amp is Sony 18B849 and the Navi is OEM Ford Model (...
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Changed brake pads and bled the system, but brakes go mushy when engine is running

2007 Ford F150 4x4 After changing the brake pads and front rotors, bleeding was done and the brakes felt great. While the vehicle was still on the jack stands, I started the engine and now the ...
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Why does my car slip from drive to neutral by itself?

Hello my name is Evelyn and I have a 2015 Ford Fiesta SE that I bought new. When I first got the car is had trouble shifting, it acted like a 4 speed car. What I mean is it would whine when it changed ...
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Ford figo 2010 starting problem

My ford figo diesel not starting . Fuel pump overhauled , it is showing pressure when tested in machine . After fitting it is not starting . If starts rev going up and down 1000 to 1500 rpm and after ...
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Diesel engine smoking

So I am currently working on a Ford Transit 2013 Diesel. The vehicle had a startup problem. I went ahead to change the turbo, fuel filter, and even had to extract the DPF from its chamber (because ...
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Pickup runs only with the ground wire removed

My 2006 Ford F150 would not start and the lights flashed in the dash when I tried to start it. I removed the starter which is only 4 months old, it bench tested as perfect. I removed the battery ...
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no crank, no start, no power

2016 Ford Focus. Ran when I bought it, but had been hit in the passenger side. While the doors were off, it randomly started acting funny when running. The display would start flashing then the car ...
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Boat Inboard engine Losing Power

After about an hour of running, I find the engine starts to lose its power at say 3500RPM, and what I have to do is lower it to 2000RPM, if I try to increase the RPM back to 3000-3500RPM it starts to ...
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Intermittent battery light after new battery and alternator

I had a small fuel leak on my 2009 Ford Galaxy which got into my alternator and killed it. It then drained the battery. I got the leak fixed, got a new battery fitted and a new alternator fitted (...
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2002 Ford Windstar only blowing hot

Helping a neighbor with her 2002 Windstar and it is having an issue with the climate control. At the moment, it only blows hot air (on and any setting for temp or vent direction) or no air at all (...
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Stuck lifter; roller pin backing out

I've got a 1.9L Ford Escort. It has a stuck lifter. When trying to remove it, it'll only come up a very short distance and then stop. It appears that the pin that holds in the roller at the bottom ...
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2014 Ford Focus - won't start, lights, horn, radio, etc work, but engine won't turn over

Car won't start..no sound when turning key at point that the engine should engage. Few months ago check engine light came on, but car ran fine....then a few weeks later it was like the car wasn't ...
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Blue Devil affect on water pumps

I used Blue Devil Head Gasket Sealer on my 2006 Ford Explorer about 6 months ago, and it's worked. However, I am now noticing some antifreeze dripping on my garage floor, which seems to be coming from ...
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Ford Ranger stalls after starting up

I'm having an issue with my project 1984 Ford Ranger 2.8 L. I've upload a video of the issue here. After starting up, the engine stalls after a few seconds. I've adjusted the timing to get max ...
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Drivetrain stuttering on 2001 F-150 automatic

I have a 2001 F-150 with what I believe to be the 4R70W transmission. It's a 4 speed automatic with the 4.6L engine. The past two times I have driven it I have gotten a massive shaking and stuttering ...
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Ford Escape Alternator Working Intermittently

On my 2004 Ford Escape V-6, I replaced both the battery and alternator about a year ago. The alternator seems to be working intermittently now, and when it does work it only creates about 12.50 volts. ...
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2004 Ford Ranger heater stopped working after repair

I had my AC repaired by the Ford dealer. They said they investigated the whole system and only found it was low on refrigerant so they recharged it and everything was great... Except now my heater ...
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Would the brake proportioning valve be the cause of my brakes getting tight by themselves.

I own a Ford Focus 2006 Zx4 2.0 Well I'm asking if the brake proportioning valve could be the cause of my brakes getting tight on their own. I have asked another mechanic and told me it could be it. ...
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Ignition causing problems with Electrics?? Ford Focus 06

Really hoping someone can help as taken to a mechanics and they keep charging me $$ although they cant find the fault! My computer system in 2006 Ford Focus doesn't work sometimes ( usually at the ...
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97 Ford Ranger occasionally won't start

It just recently began not starting every once in a while. Not a click, nothing. If I turn the key backwards the radio comes on and I can turn the lights on. Then after a few tries it starts up and ...
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Are 2011 ford fusion headrests interchangeable between option packages?

The owner's manual for a 2011 Ford Fusion hybrid described headrests that can be adjusted back and forth in addition to up and down. Mine does not have them. The non-adjustable ones give my wife a ...
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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 ...