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  • cocomoe
    cocomoe - 1998 Ford Expedition - Preventive Maintenance - 1/23/2015
    I noticed that i accumulate moisture on the floors of my s.u.v.It started on the passenger side then went to the driver
    Side,now it staring in tha back. Now ive been havin problems wit the truck overheatin occassionally. So i replaced the whole radiator system. Ive had tha truck fo over a yr now, and if im not mistaking i believe that i purchased it with a cracked head gasket,or ...
    • Fuellnjected
      1/23/2015 Fuellnjected
      Sounds like the heater core may be leaking, it's located in the dash and is basically a small radiator that uses fans to blow hot air into the cabin. You'll have to get the engine hot and access the core to see if it's wet.
  • imperial94
    imperial94 - 2000 Ford Focus - Preventive Maintenance - 1/22/2015
    Windshield wipers will not turn off.
    My windshield wipers will not turn off, i have checked the fuse and replaced the switch, i am able to turn the wipers on different speeds and even hold the switch in a position to where they stop completely but when i let go they start again. unless i bought a bad ...
    • Chevy doctor
      1/22/2015 Chevy doctor
      Usually the motor circuit board shorts out, mostly from moisture or internal short. Replace the motor.
      Chevy doctor
      1/22/2015 imperial94
      i'll try that! thanks!
      Chevy doctor
      1/27/2015 imperial94
      it did not work, i replaced it and it still will not stop running.
  • lterrell74
    lterrell74 - 1999 Ford Expedition - Preventive Maintenance - 1/22/2015
    When i start my truck i hear some knocking coming from the engine and also from the back passenger side.
    after it warm up its not that loud but you can still hear the knocking.i just started hearing it once the winter hit but i really think somethings wrong.also my 4x4 light blink off in on for over two years trying to fix that problem.and last thing my suspension is ...
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  • pablo
    pablo - 2002 Ford Expedition - Preventive Maintenance - 1/16/2015
    Service light soon turn on
    Replace PO122 trolley position sensor switch stir have the problem.
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  • pablo
    pablo - 2002 Ford Expedition - Preventive Maintenance - 1/16/2015
    Service light soon turn on
    Replace PO122 trolley position sensor switch stir have the problem.
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  • pablo
    pablo - 2002 Ford Expedition - Preventive Maintenance - 1/13/2015
    Where is the Throttled positions sensors swicth A circuit located and what it is.
    Change PO 122 sensors code still PO122
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  • BostonHolly
    BostonHolly - 2001 Ford Escape - Preventive Maintenance - 1/3/2015
    On your site next to Recalls I see a catagory called TSB's what is it ?
    Unending repairs to this car, now I see that I have not received all the recall notices, only about 7 since 2001. I need to understand what TSBs means before I spend another $2K on this car.
    • Jimm
      1/3/2015 Jimm
      Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) are recommended steps and procedures for repairing vehicles. A TSB is issued by the manufacturer when there is a growing trend with an unanticipated problems, but does not warrant a recall.
      Most repair shops can look up TSB information to get the recommended repairs from the manufacturer.
  • Mr t
    Mr t - 2006 Ford Focus - Preventive Maintenance - 12/25/2014
    Do you remove the heater hose rear of engine, when changing clutch?
    My heater hose rear of engine has been damaged, when I went to my local mechanic he said that my heater hose rear of engine has been damaged because when my clutch was fixed, the person who fixed the clutch didn't fit the heater hose rear of engine properly ...
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  • mansour
    mansour - 2006 Ford Focus - Preventive Maintenance - 12/24/2014
    Whats the best engine oil for my ford focus 2006 1.6 automatic
    it walked about 180000 miles n its winter if it differs. n does 5W-30 exceeds requirement of 5W-20 ?
    • CVO
      12/24/2014 CVO
      Use Mobil 1 EP 5W-20 Extended Performance Synthetic, the engine oil requirement is 5W-20
  • DMac
    DMac - 2003 Ford E-150 - Preventive Maintenance - 12/10/2014
    Preventative maintenance on a wheelchair van
    I have a 2003 Ford E150 van with a 5.4L that is modified with a lowered floor and a wheelchair lift. It has 87,000 miles on it. I always try to head off problems before they arise as I have 200 mile trek between my house and my parents. I've had the belts and ...
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  • jerry
    jerry - 2003 Ford Ranger - Preventive Maintenance - 12/3/2014
    What is best replacement bulb for headlamps?
    my lens are clear not perfect some slight cloudiness around top part but lamps don't seem bright on high beam i dont get flashed to lower they or the right is slightly out of aim but not matter OEM bulb is 9007
  • Charlie
    Charlie - 1993 Ford Ranger - Preventive Maintenance - 11/29/2014
    What is the layout of the clutch line and how does it go around the frame?
    I couldn't find any details anywhere and need to make repairs. A diagram would be great.
    0 answer
  • Durij
    Durij - 2003 Ford E-150 - Preventive Maintenance - 11/21/2014
    What do you recommend for next maintenance?
    Bought this car without maintenance record. 2003 ford Econoline E-150 Cargo Van with only 45,000 miles. So far, no problem
    • CVO
      11/20/2014 CVO
      2003 E-150
      To be serviced Type of service Vehicle mileage interval (x1000)
      5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65
      Engine oil & filter R X X X X X X X X X X X X X
      Tires Rotate X X X X X X X X X X X X X
      Auto trans. fluid I X X X X
      Brake pads/shoes I X X X X
      Wheels I - X X X X
      Coolant hoses S/I X X X X
      Steering linkage I X X X X
      Suspension I X X X X
      Cabin air filter R X X X X
      Ball joints (2wd) I X X X X
      Exhaust system I X X
      Engine air filter R X X
      Fuel filter - R X X
      Auto trans fluid (4R100) R X X
      Green coolant - R X
      Accessory drive belts I every 100,000 miles
      Spark plugs R every 100,000 miles
      PCV valve - R every 100,000 miles
      PCV valve - R every 120,000 miles
      Yellow coolant R every 5 years or 100,000 miles -
      Auto trans fluid (exc. 4R100) R every 150,000 miles
      Differential fluid R every 150,000 miles
      Accessory drive belts R every 150,000 miles if not previously changed
      1R: Replace S: Service I: Inspect L: Lubricate
      2- Inspect for end play and noise
      3- Recommended, but not required in Calif.
      4- Change every 30,000 miles or 36 months thereafter
      5- Vehicle under 6,000 lbs GVW
      6- Vehicles over 6,000 lbs GVW
      7- Then every 3 years or 50,000 thereafter

      Or see this link
      11/20/2014 Durij
    • Nancy Long
      11/21/2014 Nancy Long
      Regular maintenance is the key factor in keeping your vehicle running properly. Without it, you could find yourself facing costly car repairs, many of which could have been prevented with the proper care.
  • patrick wilson
    patrick wilson - 2005 Ford Explorer - Preventive Maintenance - 11/17/2014
    Why do i hear clicking noises when i try to turn on my heat in my vehicle.
    The air conditioning does work but whenever i attempt to adjust the settings or turn on the heat it does not herat up and i heare continual clicking until i return the settings back to previous level
    • CVO
      11/17/2014 CVO
      Clicking noise is from the blender door actuator,it made out of plastics and it has tendency to break over the time.
      See this video clip link
  • sedcampbell
    sedcampbell - 1998 Ford Ranger - Preventive Maintenance - 11/16/2014
    Pouring straight concentrated antifreeze into radiator THEN pouring water into radiator to mix
    I recently flushed my radiator and when i poured the new coolant in, i didn't pre mix it, I poured a gallon of straight antifreeze in the radiator, THEN poured a gallon of distilled water into the radiator to mix it., then topped off the reservoir with 50/50 ...
    • CVO
      11/16/2014 CVO
      1998 Ford Truck Ranger 2WD 3.0L MFI 6cyl
      The Cooling System Mix

      With A/C

      1 1/4 Gallon (s) of Full Strength Anti-Freeze Specification amount is for a 50/50 ratio mix in the cooling system. If using pre-mixed anti-freeze double the amount needed.