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Barry smith, Essex

Ford Transit

Hi after 1 hours driving I run out of water in my cooling system. Steam coming out of exhaust but no gulp in oil. Fill up with water lasts another hour tempreture goes up out of water again. Any ideas. Regards baz

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head gasket... just because there's no gunk in oil doesn't exclude head gasket.. but losing that much water and no obvious dripping leak.. says head gasket gone or warped head. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 11/02/2016 19:43:42 | ID: 127459

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hassan, Greater London

Ford Transit

van loss power when in long slow moving traffic ques and if switch off engine and on again so get power again anyone can tell me solution? thanks in advance

Submitted: 05/02/2016 21:13:10 | ID: 127187

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john, Somerset

Ford Transit

gearbox having job selecting gears got a play on weight arm it turns a lot on shaft i dont no if this normal

Submitted: 03/02/2016 15:44:58 | ID: 127089

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Peter Flynn, City of Edinburgh

Ford Transit

Hi, My Transit 100 T280 has the glow plug light flashing a few minutes after starting the engine also the speedometer does not work. Two expensive diagnostics later and they can find nothing also had an electrical engineer look at it to no avail! The speedometer works very occasionaly then goes dead again usualy after a short period. Any help/advice would be gratefully received.

Submitted: 01/02/2016 17:34:43 | ID: 127009

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paul, Berkshire

Ford Transit

Hi there i have removed all the injectors from my engine as it has bottom end gone and i want to put the injectors in a new engine but i dont no the order for the injector to go in. i no fire in order is 1342 cylinder 1 injector 1 cylinder 2 injector 3 cylinder 3 injector 4 cylinder 4 injector 2 so i been told anyway but the problem is i dont no what injector is what what i mean is i dont no what injector is 1 2 3 or 4 please help meany thanks

Submitted: 27/01/2016 15:25:27 | ID: 126776

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Alex, Northamptonshire

Ford Transit

Hi I have a 2007 plate transit 2.4 rwd I'm having a serious problem with it that it will drive down the road a couple of miles then start to loose power my dash where my mileage sits just goes to ........... Then the van will cut out it will start back up for a few seconds then as soon as I touch the pedal it will cut out and this will happen 2/3 times then I just leave it for 5 minutes and it will start and drive normally again, it's happening continuously now I've just had a full service done on it but still the problem keeps occurring and while its happening I'm getting no dash light faults, it's worrying as it's an accident waiting to happen and I don't want to drive till the problem is fixed as it's very random when it happens,any ideas guys?

Submitted: 27/01/2016 12:07:13 | ID: 126768

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Richard BRAMFITT, Durham

Ford Transit

My van starts OK. However I cannot get above 3000 revs and there is a lot of white smoke. It also sounds like a bag of spanners until the engine warms up and then the problem seems to go. I have had the fuel filter changed and there are no codes shown when scanned.

Submitted: 23/01/2016 14:24:37 | ID: 126575

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Richard BRAMFITT, Durham

Ford Transit

My van starts OK. However I cannot get above 3000 revs and there is a lot of white smoke. It also sounds like a bag of spanners until the engine warms up and then the problem seems to go. I have had the fuel filter changed and there are no codes shown when scanned.

Submitted: 23/01/2016 14:24:26 | ID: 126574

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Scott, Flintshire

Ford Transit

My transit had a engine change an has niw gone in limp mode,the glow plug light is on,the diagnosist says it's a boost pressure censor,so i change that,an it still the same, my friend has the exact same problem as me to the letter

Submitted: 12/01/2016 18:55:03 | ID: 126016

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chris payne, Hampshire

Ford Transit

how to replace an indicator/flasher unit on a ford transit van 2003

Submitted: 07/01/2016 09:23:55 | ID: 125681

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Eamon, County Londonderry

Ford Transit

Hi I've 2010 t280 85 swb transit, I've had EGR vale replaced few months ago but now the engine light came on one morning, my van lost power when I pulled in off the road the van stalled herself to where it cut out and would not start again. There is 96,000 miles on my van. I would be great full if anyone could tell me if its down to a faulty EGR or down to another problem thanks.

Submitted: 28/12/2015 10:57:39 | ID: 125230

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Kevin jones, Durham

Ford Transit

Battery keeps going flat every 4 to 6 weeks garage tested all parts cannot find any problem,once jump started will then have no problem for weeks then for no reason will be flat again.

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Intermittent electrical faults can be almost impossible to diagnose.. simply because it is hit and miss when they happen.. but usually caused by faulty, loose or dirty connection, components or auxiliaries that are going faulty or earth leakage where a permanent live periodically comes into contact with chassis.. nightmare to find.. sorry. I had similar problem with my van.. and tracked it down to a FACTORY fitted satnav that had been connected to permanent live instead of ignition live.. satnav was looking for satellites 24/7.. killed a battery before I sorted it out. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 27/12/2015 22:32:50 | ID: 125221

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fingersnapper, West Yorkshire

Ford Transit

I have just bought a ford factory fitted lpg transit. 2004 model. The lpg switch is not illuminated and it won't switch over. I don't have map of the fuses and not sure which one could be the lpg. Any suggestion??

Submitted: 14/12/2015 13:07:53 | ID: 124675

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Andrew, South Yorkshire

Ford Transit

My transit mk7 heater blowing hot all time any one have any ideas

Submitted: 13/12/2015 21:09:26 | ID: 124663

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frederick, Ghana

Ford Transit

I was driving and all of a sudden the heater (coil) symbol came 'ON' which quenched the engine. Few seconds latter, I was able to start it and used it for 5 hours, after which it went off. checks reviewed that one of the heaters was found blown. Engine cranks but no start. Could that have affected the PCM? Can someone help me?

Submitted: 08/12/2015 14:49:13 | ID: 124473

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Colin herriot, City of Edinburgh

Ford Transit

Hi, could you please tell me if my make and model of van has got glow plugs. Thanks

Submitted: 29/11/2015 12:53:28 | ID: 124132

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Colin herriot, City of Edinburgh

Ford Transit

Hi,. I've got a bit of a problem with the van starting in the morning. Could you help please. Thanks

Submitted: 29/11/2015 12:35:56 | ID: 124129

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pat, Greater Manchester

Ford Transit

when my van reaches 65/70 it looses power intermittently but is ok at lower speeds

Submitted: 23/11/2015 21:56:17 | ID: 123914

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james, Greater London

Ford Transit

i can't find the windscreen washer tank. Please let me know where is at or point me to the right direction online.

Submitted: 21/11/2015 17:30:34 | ID: 123776

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Del, West Sussex

Ford Transit

Was taking off at some traffic lights put the van into gear no.1 while trying to change into 2 it just wobbled and had to let it roll to the side of the road. The clutch is firm but gears wont engage at all. Had to tow it home.

Submitted: 16/11/2015 20:58:19 | ID: 123592

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Danny, Worcestershire

Ford Transit

Battery light goes out then comes back on few seconds later

Submitted: 14/11/2015 16:03:22 | ID: 123489

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Danny, Worcestershire

Ford Transit

Battery lights goes out when started then comes back on few seconds later

Submitted: 14/11/2015 15:56:37 | ID: 123488

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Colin Bagot, Merseyside

Ford Transit

Burning oil and engine management light coming on.putting quite a bit of oil in it.

Submitted: 11/11/2015 18:42:04 | ID: 123399

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james, Devon

Ford Transit

Hi i have a 2.o di transit it runs fine in all gears except 5th, it wont go past 2.5k revs or over 65 mph and on motorway hills it loses more power so even lorries pass me, could it have a limiter and if so can it be removed? Many thanks

Submitted: 10/11/2015 00:51:16 | ID: 123351

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Nelson, Greater Manchester

Ford Transit

The van starts and runs no problem, no smoke burns no oil, but as soon as it drives up even a slight incline there is no power, turbo checked ok, no fault showing had it on a modus computer and showing no faults. No mis fires or sputtering .

Submitted: 09/11/2015 21:51:19 | ID: 123345

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Katie Rowan, Bristol

Ford Transit

Hi I'm considering buying a 1999 LWB 2.5l Transit fully converted to a camper van and nicely done...117 000 miles...The buyer has spent 500 quid on welding the chassis recently, and protected it with Shultz.. There is also body rust but she's kept on top of it...It passed its MOT in Sept with only advisories about 2 tyres.... She wants 3 grand (I think it bit much) But my question is would you even consider this or does the chassis repair threaten a lot of future work? Any thoughts REALLY appreciated PS I don't know if I have listed the right model type! Thanks Katie

Submitted: 03/11/2015 13:02:59 | ID: 123063

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richard brodie, West Yorkshire

Ford Transit

HI WHEN I TRY START MY VAN THERS A CLICKING SOUND FROM THE FUSE BOX WHERE GLOVE COMPARTMENT IS AT FIRST IT WAS STARTING AND NOW IT DOESNT THE IGNISION LIGHTS DONT COME ON BUT WILL IF I HOLD KEY IN A CERTAIN WAY ITS HAD A NEW STARTER MOTOR 6 MONTHS AGO CAN YOU GIVE ME THEANSWER PLEASE

Submitted: 27/10/2015 14:13:56 | ID: 122780

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Dan, West Midlands

Ford Transit

Hi I'm all new to this so pls help my transit has had coil packs plugs service every year it runs in Lpg I have a slight oil leak on engine which I no about but the can runs very ruff and lean and the engine block shakes a bit had dmf and clutch done it seems an engine fault would a smoke test help to see if theirs any leak of air pls pls glo im fed up of it keep cutting oute

Submitted: 22/10/2015 18:24:13 | ID: 122600

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William, Merseyside

Ford Transit

Hi there can anyone help me I've recently bought a transit van mk7. On a 2012 plate and the head lights are staying on all the time I've checked fuses all alright even unplugged the wire at the back of the switch and they still stay on. Any ideas

Submitted: 22/10/2015 17:55:15 | ID: 122599

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Gordon Bloomfield, Australia

Ford Transit

I have a 2004 Ford Transit Van Diesel, and it won't select a gear while the motor is running, but will while switched off and the ignition on. I've been told the gearbox is a ZF 3 Speed Automatic with Hydraulic Clutch. There is 3 push buttons on the dash R N D Rarely it will select a gear, but shouldn't be like that. I can't find any answers as to why this is doing this. Hopefully someone can give me the answer? It's an Ex Ambulance European model. 125 T350 Transit Van

Submitted: 17/10/2015 07:05:12 | ID: 122397

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lenny, Armagh

Ford Transit

Transit 260 swb bi-feul. Would anyone be able to tell me what other engine would fit into a Transit 260 swb bi-feul ? Would a ford galaxy be the same ?

Submitted: 14/10/2015 20:35:13 | ID: 122331

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Tony, East Riding of Yorkshire

Ford Transit

My transit needs high revs to start no power ,but still drives and is making a loud knocking noise from the engine

Submitted: 12/10/2015 19:43:39 | ID: 122255

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Johnl, Yorkshire

Ford Transit

2011 transit 140, while driving under load I get hesitation , not quite cut out but jerks and looses power, can anyone help thanks john

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I had a similar problem in 07 transit 130 ( like there is no turbo) turned out to be sucking air in the fuel system. turned out to be the filter housing seal. Hope this is helpful dave from Essex

I had a similar problem in 07 transit 130 ( like there is no turbo) .Turned out to be sucking air in the fuel system. turned out to be the filter housing seal. Hope this is helpful dave from Essex

Submitted: 05/10/2015 08:44:11 | ID: 121991

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A Davidson, Fife

Ford Transit

Van pulsating at 3000rvs smoke coming out exhoust

Submitted: 26/09/2015 23:01:24 | ID: 121671

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mark woods, Cornwall

Ford Transit

as i move off i hear what sounds like a catching noise and this noise stays the same as i speed up but gets quicker. this is in reverse and forward gears. The van is serviced regularly and actually came about after a service. the noise appears to come from possibly the engine area

Submitted: 17/09/2015 14:52:57 | ID: 121283

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stephen, Midlothian

Ford Transit

how to change rear passanger door handle

Submitted: 17/09/2015 13:12:39 | ID: 121281

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John B., Australia

Ford Transit

Drivers Door wont lock with key or remote - If I replace the door lock mechanism and actuator will my existingt remote still work or do I need to get it reprogrammed - Where is the central locking system located.

Submitted: 16/09/2015 09:14:24 | ID: 121212

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clarkson ian, South Lanarkshire

Ford Transit

driving along then speedo stops working and readout for miles in tank mileage covered and mileage done at present and now engine management light comes on and some times the revs go up.

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driving my ford transit van short wheel base high top speedometer cuts out and the mileage then the engine management light comes on can you advise please. clarkson ian from South Lanarkshire

Submitted: 13/09/2015 13:06:10 | ID: 121103

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Darren, North Lincolnshire

Ford Transit

Has my ford transit got an alarm fitted as standard ?

Submitted: 03/09/2015 20:05:46 | ID: 120740

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Steve, Somerset

Ford Transit

My horn stopped working, checked all the fuses all ok so bought a new horn but it still doesn't work, any one have any suggestions. Thanks

Submitted: 01/09/2015 20:30:37 | ID: 120645

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