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John, Cheshire

Ford Transit

I have a transit t280 short wheel base 2006, I have a clutch problem, the clutch pedal occasionally seems to Fade to nothing especially after driving at motorway speeds There doesn't seem to be any clutch or very little when trying to change gear, it does come back After vigorous pumping of the clutch pedal. Could there be air in the system? Does anybody have any idea?

Submitted: 28/06/2015 21:55:32 | ID: 117818

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Steven Dominey, Isle of Wight

Ford Transit

Hi, my van had an intermittent starting problem, just a clicking solenoid, when I last tried to start it the starter remained engaged and cranking, the only way I could get it to stop was to disconnect the battery. Would you think this was a starter or a solenoid problem ?

Submitted: 21/06/2015 12:15:31 | ID: 117490

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jackson, South Yorkshire

Ford Transit

having trouble starting in a morning been to ford garage who have done all diagnostic checks and they say they cant find anything wrong injectors ok

Submitted: 20/06/2015 14:32:31 | ID: 117438

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Colin, East Ayrshire

Ford Transit

Hi,I hope some one can help me I have a 2005 ford transit 28 t280,I changed the fuel filter and filled new one up with fuel and it started and ran for a little while then cut out and when I tryed to turn over the engine it would not start and it drained the battery and the alternator just kept on clicking till battery was dead but I tryed to turn it off and pulled out the key's and it still kept clicking till it killed the battery,so I charged the battery up and put it back in my van and all the light's came on but when I went to start it it blew a 30 amp fuse and everything was dead on panel no light's at all,so tryed charging the battery again and it did the same and blew the 30 amp fuse in the engine bay I don't know what to do know am not a mechanic so please could some one help me as I need my van to be working for my work,it was running ok till I changed the filter and tryed to start it again any help would be most great full,thank's.

Submitted: 17/06/2015 11:09:08 | ID: 117324

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ian, Lancashire

Ford Transit

van over revs when idle at the lights

Submitted: 13/06/2015 06:20:02 | ID: 117140

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Richard Soute, Buckinghamshire

Ford Transit

Hi when stopped at traffic lights can't always get in gear have to switch of engine to get back in gear any help be grateful 2003 transit diesel van

Submitted: 12/06/2015 09:16:17 | ID: 117110

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Richard Soute, Buckinghamshire

Ford Transit

Hi after short drive pressure on clutch pedal goes soft at traffia lights can't get in gear Have to turn engine off to get in gear Any help be grateful

Submitted: 12/06/2015 08:34:40 | ID: 117107

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Chris Pointer, West Midlands

Ford Transit

Hi, I have a random issue with my van. When I start the van from cold and depress the clutch the car starts to shunt and revs up and down by about 300 revs. When I take my foot off the clutch is does one extra rev by about 500 revs and then settles back to idle. I depress the clutch a second time and it doesn't do it again. However if I turn off the ignition and start it up the whole scenario starts again when i depress the clutch. It does now and again do it when the van is warm but it totally random. Any ideas?

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https://youtu.be/iaFyKm-r-5I. This is a video of the problem. Chris Pointer from West Midlands

Submitted: 07/06/2015 10:24:31 | ID: 116905

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Robert Bolton , Warrington

Ford Transit

Hi I have a 2.4 diesel lwb transit van I have a problem getting it in gear when engine is running but when it's not running it goes in gear fine , I've had a new clutch put in but not the dual mass one and had nothing but trouble since , can anyone help please

Submitted: 06/06/2015 19:16:00 | ID: 116880

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Clark, Renfrewshire

Ford Transit

Got in van,started fine but as I started to pull out the drive I heard a small thud and the steering would not work. When I tried turning the steering wheel it seemed to turn a little but the steering wheel was hard to move and it seemed to be skipping when turned , please help!!!

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Power steering belt sounds like .it next to the alternator belt . The small stones get caught in the belt. The the wheel slips on the stones .change all the belts while ur there. jason from Greater London

Submitted: 02/06/2015 17:55:01 | ID: 116731

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Kevin, Neath Port Talbot

Ford Transit

Driving along got to traffic lights but when I tried to pull off I had no revs heater plug lights flashing but when I switched engine off and restarted the problem had gone any ideas why this happened

Submitted: 02/06/2015 07:07:11 | ID: 116701

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noahwoolley3@gmail.comhttps://www.facebook.com/391, Stoke-on-Trent

Ford Transit

engine shakes on idle is if it running on 3 cylinders drove 100 miles like this and still starts up 1st turn offkey

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If a petrol, check or replace plug leads, one might be unconnected, also check the coil pack for cracks. Trebor from Lancashire

Submitted: 25/05/2015 23:37:01 | ID: 116462

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james, New Zealand

Ford Transit

Hey there, my rev counter in my 1999 Ford Transit van has just stopped working. Any ideas on how this could be fixed?

Submitted: 18/05/2015 08:04:23 | ID: 116173

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Paul Selman, Kent

Ford Transit

Hi, I've got a Transit 100 T350L RWD that's done 91000 miles. Over the last few days I've noticed that when I press the accelerator I get a whirring/whining noise. It doesn't seem to matter what gear I'm in and is more prominent between 2-3k revs. At first I thought it may be the idler pulley or belt tensioner but after lifting the bonnet and having the accelerator pressed it doesn't make the sound. The noise also disappears when I press the clutch down. I've done the regular checks and the oil was pretty low so I've topped that up. Any ideas before I take it to the garage? Any help very much appreciated. Paul

Submitted: 17/05/2015 21:21:45 | ID: 116165

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mick, Northumberland

Ford Transit

I`m modifying my van and wondering if I can change the gear knob on the shifter stick and if so how?

Submitted: 04/05/2015 13:20:59 | ID: 115553

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samuel ekechi, Bedfordshire

Ford Transit

I have a ford transit 2005 350 rwd , as I was driving it stop, and I try to start it but it won't start , I try checking the the the filter but it won't supply diesel pls what do I do to get my vehicle back on road

Submitted: 29/04/2015 23:51:30 | ID: 115396

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dave, Kent

Ford Transit

how do i change clock spring, i need to take steering wheel with airbag off to do this.

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disconnect battery, leave 10 mins, remove airbag, 2 bolts behind covers in back of steering wheel, undo centre steering wheel nut and pull wheel off, dont take the bolt right out to begin with or you will end up with a steering wheel sandwich :!: :!:, replace the clock spring, refit steering wheel and airbag reconnect battery and switch ignition on light should come on and then go out, you wont have to have system reset jen from Darlington

disconnect battery, leave 10 mins, remove airbag, 2 bolts behind covers in back of steering wheel, undo centre steering wheel nut and pull wheel off, dont take the bolt right out to begin with or you will end up with a steering wheel sandwich, replace the clock spring, refit steering wheel and airbag reconnect battery and switch ignition on light should come on and then go out, you wont have to have system reset jen from Darlington

Submitted: 26/04/2015 11:40:22 | ID: 115260

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Peter Stead, Australia

Ford Transit

I have a 1997 Ford Transit diesel van. The coolant expansion tank was replaced due to some leakage (old age). Since then I have had two tanks split apart while travelling. On neither occasion was there any indication of overheating and after emergency repairs the engine ran okay. The thermostat was replaced after the first failure. Currently investigating head gasket though symptoms (no overheating) don't point that way. Is this a common failure and have I been unlucky enough to get two dodgy tanks/ Thanks for any thoughts. Peter in Australia

Submitted: 24/04/2015 07:05:14 | ID: 115151

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Andy, West Midlands

Ford Transit

Hi, I have ford transit 2ltr DOHC, X reg duel fuel, ( LPG) It had blow back on cold start, blew up air filter housing. Replace with housing, now it will start when it is cold engine It will run but the minute switch off, it want start again till engine is completely cold. So I need help, any one help me please. Van is in brilliant condition, don't want to screp it. Thanks for your time. Andy.

Submitted: 17/04/2015 20:44:04 | ID: 114848

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Alexander Mcshane, Renfrewshire

Ford Transit

I have a swb diesel 05 plate Transit, when I start it it`s smokey (blue smoke), it also has a whistling noise when I`m driving and changing gears?

Submitted: 17/04/2015 00:08:53 | ID: 114813

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Phil, Somerset

Ford Transit

My Transit won't start occasionally. Turns over fine, but will not fire, but only does this intermittently. Changed fuel filter which made no difference, but do get relays clicking, under passenger side glove box. Any advice please?

Submitted: 16/04/2015 21:05:11 | ID: 114802

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gary, Middlesex

Ford Transit

I have an 02 reg Transit hi top, it has an automatic gearbox. When I put it into reverse and put my foot on the gas pedal the engine cuts out. Why is it doing this?

Submitted: 16/04/2015 11:20:44 | ID: 114772

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ken, Australia

Ford Transit

Have 1996 Ford TRansit diesel engine light comes on all time Vehicle wont go over 50 klms per hour Say in Limp mode Replaced Turbo Any suggestions Please

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Had similar problem with our 97 transit diesel van. Ended up disconnecting electronics and fitting a manual fuel distributer pump. No point having your electronic pump overhauled as Ford no longer supply the necessary parts to do that properly. In fact you will find that ford could not care less. Good luck. Peter, Australia Peter Stead from Australia

If engine runs on after turning off the key you have a faulty fuel cutoff solenoid. Turning the key on again promptly kills the motor and after a few times it leaves limp mode. Richard from New Zealand

If the engine runs on after turning off the key you have a faulty fuel cutoff solenoid. Turning the key on again promptly kills the motor and after a few times it leaves limp mode. Richard from New Zealand

Submitted: 15/04/2015 03:54:45 | ID: 114725

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peter rolfe, Australia

Ford Transit

I have a ex postal van auto and turbo I really need a relay diagram.one of the big gray relays has burnt out four prong two are bigger then the others.the gear symbols flashing wen I take my foot off the brake it beeps then goes back into neutral can anyone please help me

Submitted: 07/04/2015 09:47:34 | ID: 114405

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sam manley, Antrim

Ford Transit

was driveing on motorway van engine just stopped wont start heater light flashs when i try to start it will not start what is the cause

Submitted: 01/04/2015 18:12:09 | ID: 114176

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Phil, Hertfordshire

Ford Transit

Hello. How do I locate fuse as console not showing battery charged And assume fuse blown? Thanks Phil.

Submitted: 01/04/2015 14:41:55 | ID: 114167

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Neill Mitchell, Devon

Ford Transit

Can someone tell me how to get at the Reversing Light Switch on the gearbox of my RWD 2007 Duratorq 140 BHP Diesel manual Ford Transit? Can I replace it without taking the gearbox out? It appears to be on the top of the gearbox from what I can see from underneath the vehicle but is not accessible from there.

Submitted: 19/03/2015 14:30:11 | ID: 113546

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Liam connolly, Fife

Ford Transit

Just had breakpads and discs changed on front of 2002 transit,but on left wheel its heating up very hot with burning metal smell and only this wheel that does this,can you please help me solve my problem ??

Submitted: 18/03/2015 12:00:30 | ID: 113479

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tony, City of Glasgow

Ford Transit

Hi, my Transit van 280 2005 starts up but won`t rev up. Any help out there?

Submitted: 16/03/2015 19:14:45 | ID: 113417

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CHRIS DUTCH, Surrey

Ford Transit

Would the water pump be classed as part of the engine

Submitted: 13/03/2015 16:49:51 | ID: 113268

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Peter Torode, Cambodia

Ford Transit

Hi, what is the torque setting for the headbolts on a 2005 2.0 Duratorque fwd SWB? Many thanks

Submitted: 13/03/2015 13:38:56 | ID: 113258

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gary, Hampshire

Ford Transit

My Transit suddenly got noisy then went quiet then got noisy again. I`ve been told it was my diesel pump, is that possible?

Submitted: 12/03/2015 22:32:40 | ID: 113238

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Jim, Greater London

Ford Transit

Recently been having several attempts to get reverse gear. Sometimes goes in 1st go but increasingly 3-4 attempts. Sometimes just hear cogs spinning as I try but eventually it goes in after several tries with the clutch. Is this a clutch problem as it doesn't happen on any forward gears or something more serious ? Some advice would be helpful before I try Fords & hear the inevitable " sorry it's bad news".

Submitted: 12/03/2015 17:01:59 | ID: 113220

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Patrick Edgar, County Londonderry

Ford Transit

I have a 1993 diesel ford transit crew bus, dashboard display not working, nothing showing at all ,wires are all live. anyone no were I can buy a replacement or how to fix it

Submitted: 12/03/2015 11:20:05 | ID: 113197

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tony, City of Glasgow

Ford Transit

hi I have transit 280 05 the van starts up but wont rev did this before turned it off and back on it was fine but not now its diesel any one no whats going on with it

Submitted: 11/03/2015 00:11:18 | ID: 113127

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Mark, East Riding of Yorkshire

Ford Transit

Van loses power in wet weather, still runs but accelerates slowly and won't rev over 3000. Definitely connected to wet weather and smokes a lot on starting the next morning (diesel smoke).

Submitted: 10/03/2015 08:10:32 | ID: 113076

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paultibble88&gmail.com, South Yorkshire

Ford Transit

Losing power at high revs?

Submitted: 09/03/2015 07:38:47 | ID: 113023

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brian, Lancashire

Ford Transit

hi need help! I have ford duetto 2.5 diesel campervan having problem selecting 1st gear when stopped any ideas?

Submitted: 04/03/2015 14:40:48 | ID: 112738

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alex, Surrey

Ford Transit

FORD TRANSIT T350 OPENBACKED POWER FAILURE & WHEN I HAVE TRIED TOO START THE ENGINE IT MAKES A TICKING NOISE AND ALL THE DASHBOARD GAUGES TICK BACK AND REVERSE. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS?

Submitted: 28/02/2015 19:31:52 | ID: 112506

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frank mc farlane, Fife

Ford Transit

van stops running on tick over k

Submitted: 28/02/2015 11:55:35 | ID: 112478

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