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john, East Dunbartonshire

Ford Transit

I put about 3 litres of 5/30 diesel engine oil in my van instead of 10/30 oil. I ran the van down to Chester and back and now after I started the van a bad noise came from the engine and it cut out. Now it won`t start. Would putting this oil in cause damage?

Submitted: 20/01/2015 12:27:49 | ID: 109923

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Steve, Kent

Ford Transit

Won't start on cold mornings, have to jump start then it fires up straightaway with a cloud of white smoke for 30 seconds. Once I`ve got it running and turn it off it will start first time all day long until the following frosty morning?

Submitted: 19/01/2015 14:40:21 | ID: 109861

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Dave, New Zealand

Ford Transit

Hi there. Driving along at 60mph in 5th gear up a slight incline, the van felt like either the clutch was slipping or we were running over something on the road (neither was happening), then up the next slight hill something went crack and I lost 5th gear completely. Motor revs out. . . The other gears are fine. This is an import from the UK 2.2 diesel with 17,500 miles on it?

Submitted: 18/01/2015 04:20:21 | ID: 109755

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adam, Hampshire

Ford Transit

my 2007 fotd transit truck will only go in 3rd and 4th gear what is the problem

Submitted: 17/01/2015 19:39:53 | ID: 109743

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Anthony, Cheshire

Ford Transit

my 08 transit runs lumpy on tick over and when cold it takes abit to fire up

Submitted: 17/01/2015 09:37:22 | ID: 109706

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Anthony, Cheshire

Ford Transit

Hi my transit is lumpy on tick over and when cold take abit to start up with some smoke coming out but when it's starts up the smoke gos plz help

Submitted: 17/01/2015 09:35:14 | ID: 109705

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paul, Lancashire

Ford Transit

Two weeks ago my van would not start so I called out recovery. The first person used easy start to try to get my van going but couldn't start it. I was then told a second recovery person was being sent and to be relayed to the nearest garage. When the second man turned up he also persisted to use easy start until my van started. When my van did start it had grey smoke coming out. I have since been relayed to a garage where they have changed the fuel pump and found two cracks in the cylinder head. Can anyone tell me if easy start and the recovery person are at fault?

Submitted: 15/01/2015 22:29:10 | ID: 109638

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aaron, West Midlands

Ford Transit

Where exactly is the earth strap from engine to body? I have looked hard so a really good description would be most appreciated thank you

Submitted: 15/01/2015 19:47:32 | ID: 109620

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wayne, Essex

Ford Transit

Evry time i put my breaks on my headlights are coming on please help

Submitted: 13/01/2015 12:24:58 | ID: 109459

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Chris, Bridgend

Ford Transit

Ford transit 2.5di changed my engin and pump and put my old pump back with the New engin coil light don't work and engin don't start eny idea plz checked fuse but don't no where the fuse for the coil light is engin will turn tho no firein idea plz

Submitted: 12/01/2015 19:03:23 | ID: 109429

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Norman Alden, Norfolk

Ford Transit

The clutch pedal travel has got down to the last inch from the floor on my 1985 2.5 diesel Transit. I have fitted a new cable and pedal cam adjuster. Any ideas what to do next?

Submitted: 11/01/2015 13:38:02 | ID: 109357

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lynn, Lincolnshire

Ford Transit

I have a Transit automatic campervan 1990 and the van will not go into any gear, the engine is fine but unable to drive. Please help if possible, thank you

Submitted: 11/01/2015 10:56:29 | ID: 109350

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peter, Cambridgeshire

Ford Transit

Hi I have a 2003 transit tipper when I first got it I had no dash lights I rep last the fuse and after 5 minutes it blow again and again then the side light fuse blow I put a new fuse in for side lights and it didn't blow but still got no side light and now there's no live coming from that fuse can any one help plz thanks peter

Submitted: 10/01/2015 00:12:51 | ID: 109255

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Beverly, Angus

Ford Transit

My back door buzzer is not working and the handbrake light is not coming on and it was not looking from outside or inside?

Submitted: 05/01/2015 17:56:28 | ID: 108967

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pat, Armagh

Ford Transit

Hi could someone please help me? My water heater is leaking, it's not holding the water at all. Is there a way I could disconnect the pipes from the heater or would it be too complicated to do myself? Please, any help would be greatly appreciated, thanking you.

Submitted: 04/01/2015 22:33:19 | ID: 108917

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debbie kaye, South Yorkshire

Ford Transit

I recently changed thermostat and coolant but cannot get air out of the system?

Submitted: 04/01/2015 12:38:31 | ID: 108874

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ian wicks, Leicestershire

Ford Transit

we had key trouble so we got a new key but the van will not turn over at all. all the light came on the dash and sometimes there is a clicking sound. we bought a new battery charge it fully but it still did not turn over. so we tried a jump start and it stared. but when we left it for a short while it was just the same as before. it has a new starter motor, fitted a few months ago. have you any ideas as none of the mechanics that look at it seem to know. yours Ian Wicks

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You need to get your key coded to your pump Adam from Tyne and Wear

You need to get your key coded to your pump Adam from Tyne and Wear

The key does not need programming as it runs with a jump.make sure it has has a good earth if it's up to 06 it has a fuse on earth wire under driver seat.let me no how you get on as I work on transits day in day out cheers phil phil from West Midlands

The key does not need programming as it runs with a jump.make sure it has has a good earth if it's up to 06 it has a fuse on earth wire under driver seat.let me no how you get on as I work on transits day in day out cheers phil phil from West Midlands

Submitted: 03/01/2015 16:14:03 | ID: 108831

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Oscar, Hampshire

Ford Transit

When I turn on the headlights the horn goes on as well. Any suggestions?

Submitted: 02/01/2015 14:46:28 | ID: 108768

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Daniel, Essex

Ford Transit

Hi, I have a 54 plate transit. Last week the engine sounded alot louder and a tinny tapping noise started on acceleration (sounds perfect when cruising under 2000rpm and when on tickover) today while driving the van started holding back at around 2000rpm and lost all power, the tinny tapping noise sounded almost like a sparking / grinding and the van failed to increase speed while over 2000rpm, when I changed gear to 4th or 5th and left the revs under 2000rpm the van run fine but still with the tapping noise, as soon as i creapt above 2000rpm the van again held back, I managed to get the van home but dont know what the issue maybe.

Submitted: 31/12/2014 22:36:12 | ID: 108702

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BRIAN FAWCETT, Somerset

Ford Transit

7 WALCOT HOUSE SNOWHILL.. Hi driving along suddenly lost power and lights went off, a second later everything came on again. I stopped checked oil, no oil so put 1 ltr in. Drove bout another 30 miles same happend again so bought 4ltr oil and topped it up . 80mls later same again engine cut out plus lights but the got power again a moment later. I thought it was a hot seize because lack of oil but there was plenty in there so now i assume bad earth somewhere but cant see any loose connections. Any ideas?? cheers

Submitted: 29/12/2014 14:52:46 | ID: 108592

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ray, Surrey

Ford Transit

Recently filled my van with diesel. .starts ok ticks over ok... Soon as get up to speed 30-40it holds back ..slow getting to top speed of 70restricted .. loses power on hills

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Try the throttle body as most now are electronic throttle and the sensors go wrong changed one last week on van that had same problem now runs fine skinny from Suffolk

Try the throttle body as most now are electronic throttle and the sensors go wrong changed one last week on van that had same problem now runs fine skinny from Suffolk

Submitted: 23/12/2014 21:55:17 | ID: 108363

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Brett, Tyne and Wear

Ford Transit

Van loosing power and seems like the clutch is about to fail, clutch is fine, park up for 20 minutes and van is fine, could this be an over heating problem, had thermostat checked and is fine, any answers would be appreciated

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Sounds like the fuel pressure valve to me had the same issue. replaced & programmed the injectors now all ok and improved fuel consumption as well. Marco from Suffolk

Sounds like the fuel pressure valve to me had the same issue. replaced & programmed the injectors now all ok and improved fuel consumption as well. Marco from Suffolk

Submitted: 22/12/2014 18:53:40 | ID: 108283

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Tobi, Bedfordshire

Ford Transit

Hi, I have just purchased a 57 Transit GLX 350 LWB HiTop 140ps van. The clock on the dash is an hour out. How do I change this without waiting for the clocks to forward in the spring? I had an 06 before and that was easy with the adjust knob. Cheers in advance.

Submitted: 22/12/2014 18:34:44 | ID: 108281

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Tricia, Hertfordshire

Ford Transit

Hi, I have a 1996 190 diesel converted St Johns ambulance to a motorhome. All electrics were working when I last drove it, but now I have no head or side lights, indicators, wipers etc, but it will start straightaway at the turn of the key. Hope ypu can shed some light on the problem?

Submitted: 21/12/2014 12:00:41 | ID: 108214

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Gerard Quinn, Tipperary

Ford Transit

Hi, I have a Ford Transit pick up 2005, it starts up no bother but it`s making a rattling sound. I have changed the fuel timing sensor but still no difference. Could you help please?

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Check ya front pulleys one probably has a wobble had this problem b4 skinny from Suffolk

Submitted: 20/12/2014 09:03:26 | ID: 108175

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Norman Alden, Norfolk

Ford Transit

My van is an ex Telecom lwb high roof 2.5ltr diesel. It was originally fitted wih a kitchen along the offside. It had a very nice bulkhead with central sliding door, it has a sliding side door. High security locks are fitted to the rear and side doors. There are two small flaps one each side, they measure approx. 150mm square, are 1.5m above the ground and are approx. 300mm from the rear. I have asked around but to no avail, nobody can tell me what they were for. I would be very grateful if someone can put my mind at rest?Cheers Norman

Submitted: 18/12/2014 18:48:48 | ID: 108109

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john, Leicestershire

Ford Transit

My clock keeps going off, how can I fix this?

Submitted: 16/12/2014 19:09:24 | ID: 108008

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Dave Blaney, South Yorkshire

Ford Transit

I have a Transit 350 lwb and if used every day it starts fine. If I leave it for a day or so it takes a while to start, 30 secs, once it's been running it normally starts at 1st turn of the key. Btw the fuel pump is newish as of last year. Any ideas please? Cheers

Submitted: 15/12/2014 13:49:19 | ID: 107932

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jack, West Yorkshire

Ford Transit

When ideling my 09 plate transit revs dip slightly then cuts the engine out. Any idea what could be wrong with it. A sensor on the fuel pump?

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There is a valve on the fuel pump its held on with 2 6mm Allen key bolts and its recommended to change the valve on the end of the pressure rail too as the tend to fall apart cheers Phil phil from West Midlands

Submitted: 13/12/2014 20:47:01 | ID: 107862

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James Leeming, West Midlands

Ford Transit

hi i hav a 2010 fwd transit with 2.2 engine , alls been fine til tonight when after doin a job for a couple hours started van but it would not rev... got to limp mode i gess .. noticed temp gauge go`s straight to max when ignition is turned on ... when engine is cold ? any idea`s? thanks

Submitted: 13/12/2014 02:59:34 | ID: 107806

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murray, City of Glasgow

Ford Transit

I`m finding it difficult to get reverse gear?

Submitted: 12/12/2014 20:31:36 | ID: 107791

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amanda, South Yorkshire

Ford Transit

I`ve got a 52 plate Ford Transit 2.5 ton tipper. I have put a new diesel pump on it and it still won't go. I`ve had it hooked up to a computer and it says that there is nothing wrong, but it still won't go. What could be wrong?

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Air lock in your fuel lines Adam from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 10/12/2014 18:43:19 | ID: 107693

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chris, Suffolk

Ford Transit

My transit mk6 is flat when you accelerate but as you come up to speed you feel it pull away, it just seems to be on lower revs. I have changed the fuel and air filters any ideas ?

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Turbo not kicking in Frank from Greater London

Submitted: 09/12/2014 20:37:36 | ID: 107640

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Chippyaz, West Midlands

Ford Transit

Driving home tonight gear stick got all loose n not changing gear but still drove stuck in 3rd I think? Oil coming out ov gearbox on my drive now has the box gone or selector n seal?

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Hi had the same with mine. my mate popped the bonnet and took the gear seleter off and unbolted the plate there was a stud that rattles lose and drops to the bottom of gear box disconnecting the gear selecter you just get your hand with a tool to get the stud out. (oil may be warm!) then put stud back put together problem was fixed. Nick from Bath and North East Somerset

Hi had the same with mine. my mate popped the bonnet and took the gear seleter off and unbolted the plate there was a stud that rattles lose and drops to the bottom of gear box disconnecting the gear selecter you just get your hand with a tool to get the stud out. (oil may be warm!) then put stud back put together problem was fixed. Nick from Bath and North East Somerset

Submitted: 09/12/2014 19:52:19 | ID: 107637

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jim, Cumbria

Ford Transit

Hi we have a transit with brake light problems and was wondering if you could help? when we turn on the ignition and turn the lights on the and brake lights come on but don,t go off but when the lights are switched off they work what could be causing this thanks jim

Submitted: 08/12/2014 12:05:28 | ID: 107555

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colin, Stoke-on-Trent

Ford Transit

I have a transit 54 plate and the speedo and rev stop working then start again and the digital mileage go to dashes

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Try the push on plug on the back of the alternator, sometimes come loose Trans man from Luton

Submitted: 03/12/2014 08:09:35 | ID: 107300

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Harry, West Yorkshire

Ford Transit

Starts runs fine on flat but cuts out on hills and will only restart on flat seams like no fuel or power

Submitted: 01/12/2014 22:55:40 | ID: 107223

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Brian O'Neill, Gwynedd

Ford Transit

Ford Transit 08 Hymer Carado Motorhome starter not turning, all warning lights work. intermittent fault. It's happened twice in the last month, after travelling a few miles then stopping to fill up with diesel.

Submitted: 01/12/2014 12:19:41 | ID: 107183

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Chris klein , Cumbria

Ford Transit

Recently my alternator went pop and was overcharging the battery I've had is replaced but now my main beam lights won't Come on the high beam works and all other lights work its just the main beam checked the fuses all is Ok and checked the bulbs Thanks in advance

Submitted: 30/11/2014 12:37:59 | ID: 107129

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Bob Clayden, Essex

Ford Transit

Can you tell me which Bulbs come on in the Headlight Cluster when the side lights are turned on and the Ignition is turned on. Thanks.

Submitted: 27/11/2014 16:55:01 | ID: 106992

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