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  • Robert
    Robert - 2006 Ford Fusion - Preventive Maintenance - 5/20/2015
    Why does my driver side turn signal stay on after I shut my car off? Battery goes dead. Just happened yesterday for the
    Replaced both turn signal bulbs and side turn signal bulbs and drivers side turn signal still stays on.
     
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  • melinda
    melinda - 2005 Ford Focus - Preventive Maintenance - 5/8/2015
    Battery, alternator or fuse
    my radio,clock, a/c stopped working. then the speedometer and mileage etc stopped working. After a few minutes came back on. later that day this happened again only car stopped running. Battery wouldn't hold a jump. Car started w/charge then radio & everything on ...
     
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  • Theresa
    Theresa - 2010 Ford Mustang - Preventive Maintenance - 4/20/2015
    a light that looks like this ! has come on
    146000 miles I just had a flat have my spare on
     
    • CVO
      4/20/2015 CVO
      TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System):
      Indicates the tire pressure monitoring system has found a tire with low air pressure or there may be a sensor malfunction. Check tire pressure. Some vehicles will allow manual reset of TPMS warning light and others will require professional diagnosis. Refer to owner's manual.

      Note: repair it the flat tire as soon as possible, the Powertrain control Module did detected a defective tire.
  • nlt
    nlt - 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Preventive Maintenance - 4/16/2015
    Vacuum leak - manifold
    Took truck in for 150k service. Having no problems just following maintenance schedule per owners manual. Dealer performed all scheduled service with no problems reported. Drove less than 2 miles from dealership when check engine light came on. Returned to dealer ...
     
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  • nlt
    nlt - 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Preventive Maintenance - 4/16/2015
    Manifold vacuum leak
    Took truck in for 150k service. Having no problems just following maintenance schedule. All was reported ok. Drove 1.5 miles from repair shop. Check engine light came on. Back to repair shop. Now say pinhole leak in manifold vacuum a $375 repair. Further say just a ...
     
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  • Margarita
    Margarita - 1999 Ford Expedition - Preventive Maintenance - 4/7/2015
    Why won't my vehicle start?
    I went to turn on my vehicle and when I turned the key it started but fully then it turned off then I tried to turn the key off the dash board lights stayed on so did the radio. So I thought it would needed a new key ignition switch. I replaced n still nothing. What ...
     
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  • Margarita
    Margarita - 1999 Ford Expedition - Preventive Maintenance - 4/7/2015
    Why won't my vehicle start?
    I went to turn on my vehicle and when I turned the key it started but fully then it turned off then I tried to turn the key off the dash board lights stayed on so did the radio. So I thought it would needed a new key ignition switch. I replaced n still nothing. What ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Ford Focus - Preventive Maintenance - 4/1/2015
    My car kept cutting off and would not crank found out it was my timing belt got that fixed but the car still keeps
    Cutting off had my coil pack replaced my question is what could be causing this problem my mechanic informed me it wasn't my motor he said he was going to replace my crankshaft what advice do you have for me could it be a computer problem
     
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  • ConfusedAsker
    ConfusedAsker - 2014 Ford Escape - Preventive Maintenance - 3/31/2015
    Block heater replacement cable
    How do I replace the cables? Co-worker was trying to drive the company car and forgot to unplug the block heater, now the wire is cut and there is no heat. Is there a specific brand that you need to get the cables replaced? I'm not sure how to get the block heated ...
     
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  • scout
    scout - 1998 Ford Taurus - Preventive Maintenance - 3/31/2015
    My sound system blanks out when gear selector is moved from park or neutral
    If this is related to the neutral safety switch module, can it be bypassed? This has occurred, continuously since I bought the car, which has 112,000 original miles. Thanks
     
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  • patricia lynn
    patricia lynn - 1999 Ford Escort - Preventive Maintenance - 3/29/2015
    Should i be considering timing belt replacement? replaced waterpump,idle pully, serpentine belt
    over 200,000 mls. 3 mths ago it would 'turn over' but not crank. Waited 8 hrs and it started fine and have had no problems since. Yesterday check engine light flashed like 7x's then went out. There is slightly rougher idle than the usual but no unusual noise and no ...
     
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  • maz
    maz - 2007 Ford Focus - Preventive Maintenance - 3/29/2015
    Clipped a curb and back wheel snapped off the axel
    clipped a curb whilst driving trying to avoid a cone but hit the curb, it's a 1.6, petrol, the breaks have also come away, it looks like the chassis maybe slightly curved near the arch of the car and something to do with the ball joint. I would really like to know ...
     
    • Jimm
      3/29/2015 Jimm
      Recommend to take the vehicle to a local auto repair shop - or shops - to obtain an inspection and quotes. The damage will require a thorough inspection as a first step.
    • maz
      3/29/2015 maz
      Thanx for your reply, I'm so worried im going to be told it's a write off, you can see the barrings, no break ect, the engine sounds the same but that doesn't mean anything, you can see the barrings, the shaft looks slightly curved by the wheel arch but I don't know if it's supposed to be like that, all the damage is at the end of the axel , breaks ect, suspensions obviously hanging on the floor, I'm really unsure what to expect and hate the fact it's Sunday because of the waiting.
  • Bente Jamieson
    Bente Jamieson - 2001 Ford Explorer - Preventive Maintenance - 3/27/2015
    White residue mixed with oil means what?
    152,000
     
    • Teddy B
      3/27/2015 Teddy B
      Big Problem

      Coolant or Trans Fluid in the motor oil

      Head Gasket, other areas where coolant can enter
      the crankcase

      Failed trans cooler in radiator

      Wouldn't use it until resolved
  • Al Sherwood
    Al Sherwood - 1992 Ford Explorer - Preventive Maintenance - 3/15/2015
    How do you adjust the headlights
    144,000 mileages
     
    • Jimm
      3/15/2015 Jimm
      Pull up to a level area in front of a closed garage door and adjust the spring loaded screw at the top of the headlght bulb by turning it in. Will raise the beam and you will be able to see it clearly on the garage door, slowly raise it until its slightly below level
  • theo
    theo - 2006 Ford Mustang - Preventive Maintenance - 3/10/2015
    What are 150000 miles service
    please list all items to be serviced
     
    • Ray
      3/10/2015 Ray
      Many of the services are inspections. Check your owner's manual for the complete list.