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Heater only blowing cold air

I have a 1997 F150 with a 4.2L engine. The engine warms to a normal operating temp. Blower motor is fine. No matter where the AC/Heater control switch is turned to I only get cold air. Im thinking the ...
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Antifreeze in my engine, and now it's making a ticking noise

I changed a busted intake out, also changed the plugs. Some old antifreeze get in the plug holes when I pulled the plugs. I have reassembled the car, but it runs bad and has a ticking noise. ...
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ford mondeo v6 st24

Just wondering if anyone can help as we have this Mondeo and all of a sudden all the ignition went and have no power at all. Any suggestions as to what it might be? All the fuses are fine and still ...
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Ford Focus TDCI (2003) chokes at red lights

I've got a problem with my French Ford. I replaced the engine a year ago although I'm not entirely sure the old one is dead (but it's run 380,000km). Anyway, for a couple of months the engine stops ...
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Scraping Noise from front right wheel on bumpy roads

Background: 2003 Ford Taurus SE, middle of a very harsh winter here in New England (We've had 100 inches of snow so far this season). -Today when driving to work I noticed that there seemed to be ...
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Electrical problem with Ford Fiesta diesel

While driving my Ford Fiesta Classic diesel engine car, I lose all the acceleration. The RPM meter gets stuck on 2 and all other readings were reset automatically in the speedometer? What could be the ...
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Why has my battery gauge on my '94 Ford Thunderbird stopped working?

Today the battery gauge stopped working and the needle rests just before the 0. The car itself cranks, starts, and sounds like it always has. However, there used to be this intermittent buzzing noise ...
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Changing Ford e4od to 4r100

e4od is a gear driven speed sensor/ 4r100 is reading directly off tail shaft and signal is much faster causing speed to read much faster. Is there a way to put an in-line adjustable type signal ...
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Ford Focus CC missing panel

I have a Ford Focus CC-3 2008 with a missing panel that I want to replace, however I don't know what it's called or where to find it (I'm in the UK). The panel is seen when the roof is down and it ...
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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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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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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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Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi Zetec - hood won't open

I have a problem with the hood release mechanism of my Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi Zetec (58 reg). The hood release cable in the driver footwell offers resistance but fails to pop the hood as usual. I have ...
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Why does the RPM (revolutions per minute) fall drastically when I use the windshield washer?

I have a Ford Fiesta 2013 model and when I use the windshield washer the RPM falls drastically, it's almost like the car is braking by itself. Does anyone know what might be causing it?
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Automatic suddenly did not change gear

Bit of an odd one, and I'm probably being a bit paranoid. My car is a Ford Focus, 2009, automatic. I'm probably very paranoid about it. It's a diesel, and I realise diesels make different noises than ...
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Car not getting electricity

I drive a 2003 Expedition. Last night it wouldn’t start on its own and I had to get my dad to jump it with his F150. It ran completely fine other than the lights being a little dim and flickering, ...
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2012 Ford Escape with Flex Fuel capabilities

Can Regular gas (not containing ethanol) be used in a 2012 Ford Escape with Flex Fuel capabilities?
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Ford F150 XL - is there a hack for the radio?

I just purchased a 2018 Ford F150 XL crew cab. The radio is driving me insane. For example I can't play another directory of MP3s - while driving. For an 1 1/2 commute this is aggravating. I ...
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Side View Mirror Repair on 2014 Ford Edge

So i hit my side view mirror coming out of my garage the other day. The housing is completely in tact and not damaged at all. All the mechanics are working properly, i can still adjust the mirror ...
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Heater will blow warm air then go to cold

I have an 01 Ford f150 with the 5.4 Triton, my heater has worked good untill a few days ago, at operating temp the heater will blow hot air but if I change it from defrost to anything eles or turn it ...
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Ford Fusion (uk) 1.4 TDCi power loss (revs top out early, loses speed on hills).. MAF? EGR? Turbo?

Latest update (5th March): Okay, so a friend and his mechanic friend with full diagnostic on his computer was able to take a look at the info from diagnostics, and also took a physical inspection on ...
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03 f150 5.4 rich fuel and code PO406

Gents could use some help. Have an 03 f150 with a new 5.4 about 500 miles on it now. I had a po171 and 172 code and ended up doing a smoke test to find an injector 0 ring leaking and a vacuum leak at ...
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What is a "upper intake cleaning" and do I really need to do it

I took my '06 ford ranger (140k miles) to the shop after it was misfiring badly. They informed me that I need new plugs/wires and a new coil pack. They also wanted to sell me a upper intaking cleaning....
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Trying to identify why my car is overheating

Vehicle 2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L 6Cyl Troubleshooting completed: Replaced thermostat and housing Coolant Flushed twice Bypassed heater core, using 3/4" brass coupling Replaced Reservoir ...
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1996 Ford E350 5.8, Had difficulty starting, occasionally stalled at stop. Now cranks, but no spark, no fuel

Heading says most of it. For a while I could get it started with starting fluid, and it would be ok for a few days. But now cranks, but no spark, no fuel. New fuel filter, I jumped the relay for fuel ...
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Alternator charging light on, turned itself off after about 15 minutes of driving

I just picked up a 98 Explorer XLT that had been sitting unused for about six months. I had to drive it from the SF bay area to Orange county, which is about a 400 mile drive. When I first started the ...
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2010 Ford Fusion won't start

My 2010 Ford Fusion won't start. I have checked it out really close and have even changed the starter. I finally called the place I bought it from and they said to turn on the key, turn the steering ...
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No crank or start

I have a 2001 Ford Mustang and I put a new ignition locking cylinder and and a different ignition housing and a new antenna immobilizer and I even have the chipped key attached to the antenna ...
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98 Mustang Randomly loses power w/ gas smell

So when I'm driving around, and specifically when it's humid as I've noticed, my car will randomly lose power and when at a constant speed, start lurching back and forth. Every time this happens, all ...
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How do you find the vehicle manufacture date?

03 Ford Expedition xlt 4wd 5.4L - I have no data plate on driver door! Where would I find another one data plate at? Need a new front driver side brake caliper and part store asked me if I knew the ...
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1991 F250 cranks, won't run

It started up and died after that it would only crank. To top it all of my rod that pushes the ignition switch to start broke. So I improvised and used a screwdriver in place of the rod in the ...
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What is the labor time to replace a automatic transmission in a 1991 Ford L8000

What is the labor time to replace an automatic transmission in a 1991 Ford L8000
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2006 Ford Focus always shows battery light after driving for 5 minutes

I have a 2006 Ford Focus. I got new battery and a new alternator two months ago. But it just started showing the battery light on dashboard few days back. The battery light shows always after about 5 ...
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‘06 Ford Ranger

My ranger started less than a week ago not starting. When I turn the key to the on position. It’s basically dead. The airbag light is dimly lit. It’s also reset the clock. The security light flickers ...
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What is the compatibility for F250 and F350 SD transmissions (2004 gas 5.4L)

I am considering purchasing a Ford 2004 F350 SD (automatic) with a tranny/engine light on. Assuming the worst, I am looking for donor transmissions (and transfer case possibly) I think there is ...
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Replaced all A/C components - Outlet temperature still subpar

I purchased a 2006 Lincoln Navigator (5.4 Ford, with a separate front and rear A/C system) a couple of years ago and it seemed to be maintained very well, but the A/C was performing poorly in hot ...
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How Can I Determine How Much Transmission Fluid To Add to My Truck When The Dipstick doesn't seem to be correct

I recently bought a 2001 F-150. The first time I checked the transmission fluid level, it looked like it was overfilled but the filler tube mount had rusted off and I figured it wasn't accurate. Last ...
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P0128 on 2005 Ford Escape 4-cyl

2005 Ford Escape 4-cyl is giving a P0128 code, which can be caused by a bad sensor or a bad thermostat, according to my internet searches. The temp gauge on the dashboard reads the same as it ...
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2007 CrownVic Transmission slips when engine is cold and loses power in turns

I have an 07 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. It has around 100000 miles and ive had it a year. Lately it has started to die when I make a right hand turn. What I mean by that is my foot will be ...
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What do I do if a key fob is stuck in my driver side door at about a 45 degree angle

My wife's car, a 2010 Ford Flex had a dead battery recently. We got the battery replaced fine, but during the ordeal, her keyfob would not work. So she used the the key in the side door. When she ...
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Ford Escape, 2009 base model, foot heat

We have very low flow to the foot area on our Escape. Air from the upper, side and defrost vents seems to be fine. When 'foot' is selected, we get some air out of the dash and side vents but ...
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2013 Ford Fiesta - Climate Control Problems

I've got a problem with a 2013 Ford Fiesta's climate control. The choices between the system are you freeze or roast. The system is the standard Ford one - options: "Lo" - 15.5-29.5 celsius - "Hi". ...
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97 f150 4.6L Heater problem!

In August, I replaced my heater core after a few yrs of it being out. Engine would get to normal operating temp and heater would blow warm/hot. Then slowly, the temp gauge would drop to cold, heater ...
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Parking brake sensor?

I have a '16 Fiesta ST 6-speed. Particularly in cold weather before the car has warmed up, I'll release the parking brake and start driving, but the brake light will come back on at the slightest ...
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Are 4r70w transmissions interchangable?

I have a 2006 e-150 that needs a transmission. The transmission I took out was a 4r70w. I found a 4r70w out of a 2000 e-250 on ebay. Can I use that transmission as a replacement? The seller only ...
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Airplane mode for a 2017 Ford Escape?

Is there "airplane mode" for a 2017 Ford Escape with Sync? I'm pretty new to cars with wifi and 3g (still not sure if the 3g requires a phone or a tower to use it), but the wifi just lists access ...
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Automatic transmission difficult shift to upper gears

The car is a 1986 Ford Thunderbird 2.3L Turbo coupe, automatic transmission. Just got it for a few weeks and found it was very jerky when it tries to shift to higher gears, especially around 30 MPH. ...
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2010 ford escape XLT ignition issues

I use to have to push my key in really hard to get it to start. now it wont start with the key at all. but if i use my remote starter to start my car then put my key in it works. what could this be ...
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Intermittent Start-up. (I've hit a wall) 2000 Ford Explorer

About 2-3 months ago my car wouldn't start. I would turn the key and nothing would happen. It was completely dead and I had no idea what to do. Being an inexperienced car person the first thing I did ...
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Rumble when turning engine off with aircon on

I have a 14 plate Fiesta - the air conditioner in the car seems to be linked to the main air intake so if you turn the aircon on it sounds like the fan is working really hard (which I guess is because ...

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