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wellington gavu, Tyne and Wear

Ford Transit

I took my van for mot they said I have to fix exhaust carbon monoxide content afer 2nd fast idle excessive 7.3.d.4 I don't know what to do for my van to pass the mot

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Have you changed your air and fuel filter? Also with only a couple of gallons of diesel in the tank,add 1 litre of petrol Take the van for a 20 mile blast then re mot. It will pass. Darren from Hampshire

Submitted: 27/06/2014 18:24:56 | ID: 98556

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rueben cooper , Wiltshire

Ford Transit

My 51 plate Transit van just cut out when I was driving with no warnings. I have good ignition being pumped up but it won't fire up and I don't know which is the relay for starting the van. I think it could be an electric problem as there was no noise wen I broke down?

Submitted: 26/06/2014 09:57:28 | ID: 98479

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vicki reid, Lancashire

Ford Transit

How much is an accelerator switch and is it hard to fit?

Submitted: 24/06/2014 13:21:07 | ID: 98376

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Jonathan Bell, Cornwall

Ford Transit

Ditto to... Sean Connelly, North Lanarkshire Ford Transit. I have a Ford Transit and the heater always blows hot air. What can I do to correct this? Submitted: 16/06/2014 20:18:15 | ID: 9783

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Hi. Your problem is with the heater valve. Elrabbi from Norway

Submitted: 20/06/2014 11:03:49 | ID: 98107

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Gervasio, Greater London

Ford Transit

When I'm driving the engine cuts off very often. My mechanic has changed the engine management relay and full filter housing but it`s still happening. Any idea what the problem could be?

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Hi my transit is doing the same was just wondering did ya get it sorted? Carl from Antrim

Submitted: 17/06/2014 09:36:05 | ID: 97866

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Sean Connelly, North Lanarkshire

Ford Transit

I have a Ford Transit and the heater always blows hot air. What can I do to correct this?

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Make sure the cable that is used to open/close the heater valve has not stretched/come off or snapped.This connects the the back of the switch. Darren from Hampshire

Submitted: 16/06/2014 20:18:15 | ID: 97833

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Michael Fail, Dorset

Ford Transit

we have 2 Transit 330,s 03 and 06 plates, both cut out when pto selected, sometimes. changed batteries, and alternator. the 06 sometimes has no power when it starts up, it takes a few mins to kick in

Submitted: 11/06/2014 19:12:26 | ID: 97439

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David Stephens, Kent

Ford Transit

Where is the internal release button for the tailgate on a ford transit Luton 2010

Submitted: 09/06/2014 18:55:46 | ID: 97303

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Stephen, Swansea

Ford Transit

Help....my problem is that my van starts okay first time but lately if I stop and then start again it takes a time to start and also it seems to be lacking any power/ guts when driving and I have to change down gears it seems lazy or tired. The more I stop/stop the worse it gets. I've had the battery checked and that's fine, the diagnostic test doesn't show any faults, any ideas? I had a new fuel pump fitted about eighteen months ago. Would appreciate any help Thanks steve

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Change the fuel filter (genuine not aftermarket)and blank the egr valve. Darren from Hampshire

Hi are you still lacking power with your transit ? try this. first fit new air cleaner second fit new diesel filter and third there is a sender on top of the air box it could be dirty inside you can clean them without touching the small thin wire inside remove the two screws that holds it in place and remove electric wires. I used neat bleach covering the thin wire 8 hours later cleaned our with water dried out in warm area refitted and goes like a bat out of hell my problem was the censer but changing the filters would make it breath better. Regards Andy andy watts from Suffolk

Hi are you still lacking power with your transit ? try this. first fit new air cleaner second fit new diesel filter and third there is a sender on top of the air box it could be dirty inside you can clean them without touching the small thin wire inside remove the two screws that holds it in place and remove electric wires. I used neat bleach covering the thin wire 8 hours later cleaned our with water dried out in warm area refitted and goes like a bat out of hell my problem was the censer but changing the filters would make it breath better. Regards Andy andy watts from Suffolk

The 2.4 does not have the mass flow sensor you are talking about on the airbox.Use carb cleaner not bleach if yours has one,only takes 5 mins. Darren from Hampshire

Submitted: 08/06/2014 00:17:41 | ID: 97169

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chris, Cheshire

Ford Transit

Hi Had my van serviced aprox 4,000 miles/ 7 months ago. service oil now just appeared on dash any advice, is this just a service indicator not been reset Thanks

Submitted: 05/06/2014 10:19:22 | ID: 96958

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damion, Blackburn with Darwen

Ford Transit

Hi can any one help I have a ford transit tipper mk7 2007 and it as a blink code of 3/2 does any one no what it means thanks damion.

Submitted: 04/06/2014 11:40:34 | ID: 96871

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james, Buckinghamshire

Ford Transit

Does it have a cam belt or chain? 85t280 model 2006

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Chain Darren from Hampshire

Submitted: 01/06/2014 21:33:46 | ID: 96676

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damian, Lancashire

Ford Transit

when illuminated, what dose the spanner light on the dash indicate?

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Vans due a service or check oil, look in hand book it tells you how to turn it off. Dave from Kent

Vans due a service or check oil, look in hand book it tells you how to turn it off. Dave from Kent

Submitted: 31/05/2014 16:06:01 | ID: 96600

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helen booth, Cambridgeshire

Ford Transit

When breaking either at low speed or normally there is a juddering like the ABS is kicking in. Does anyone know what this could be.

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change discs and pads. you may have a warped disc causing vibration and the abs to kick in. michael from Wiltshire

change discs and pads. you may have a warped disc causing vibration and the abs to kick in. michael from Wiltshire

Submitted: 23/05/2014 09:30:22 | ID: 95985

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nik, Kent

Ford Transit

Hi my 54 plate transit seems to be using to much water. I check it every 2 weeks and it is always an inch or so below the min line. Im not sure the fan is coming at all either however the engine seems to maintain normal temperature on long journeys and hasnt overheated yet. I think i can also see some leakage of water or deisel around the mid rhs of the engine, above the starter motor. Any ideas on what to check and how pls. Thanks Nik

Submitted: 23/05/2014 01:40:32 | ID: 95966

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Mike jones, Devon

Ford Transit

I have a 2003 swb t280 transit it was ok but just the over day I was on motorway when I was driving it lost power for about. A second and it kicks back in and the the glow / service light comes on but goes rite of its doing it a bit much now any idea what. Could be pz

Submitted: 22/05/2014 00:04:56 | ID: 95905

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gary, Staffordshire

Ford Transit

Where is the mileage tripometer located please?

Submitted: 11/05/2014 11:39:13 | ID: 95376

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john, Ireland

Ford Transit

Hi all. I have a 2004 90 t280 rwd. 150k miles, the problem is no power above 2500rpm but getting up to that its fine. It feels like it is running out of diesel, spluttering. One second power then no power over and over again. There are no faults or lights coming up on it. I have checked the obvious things filters, pipes etc. No smoke or noises either. HELP!!!

Submitted: 10/05/2014 21:13:15 | ID: 95351

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Danny, City of Glasgow

Ford Transit

Anybody know how to turn off daytime running lights on my 2012 minibus

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The short answer is you can't... It's now a legal requirement for all new vehicles to have day lights Jon from Blaenau Gwent

The short answer is you can't... It's now a legal requirement for all new vehicles to have day lights Jon from Blaenau Gwent

Submitted: 17/04/2014 12:52:56 | ID: 94360

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Paul Davies, England

Ford Transit 2008

My Ford Transit has a clicking noise coming from the front wheel. Can anybody help please?

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CV joint on the drive shaft. leigh bennett from Cardiff

Submitted: 07/04/2014 09:48:57 | ID: 93565

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Theo Todorov, Australia

Ford Transit 1997

I have a Ford Transit and I had one battery replaced on the right side by a local battery supplier. After replacement the engine management light came on and now stays on and the car is in limp mode. Is it possible that, after testing with the old battery still connected and checking the dump current of the battery, that the engine management unit has been damaged? How can I check this please?

Submitted: 01/04/2014 12:03:20 | ID: 94015

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Gordon Ganley, England

Ford Transit 2006

I had a rear shunt and got pushed into a car causing damage to the front, now I seem to be filling water tank up all the time any ideas?

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Youve probably cracked the water tank or possibly damaged the water bell housing or a hose. Check the radiatior for any leakages after the fan starts and stops. nik from Kent

Submitted: 26/03/2014 15:21:59 | ID: 93610

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Ian Mcdonnell, Cheshire

Ford Transit 2003

My Ford Transit`s speedo and rev counter keep stopping. I`ve seen two fuses under the dash which are okay. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 24/03/2014 09:33:09 | ID: 60054

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James Hyams, England

Ford Transit 2004

Hello there. How do I refill my Ford Transit 54 plate battery. Does anyone out there know?

Submitted: 20/03/2014 14:12:50 | ID: 63086

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Robert Clements, Dumfriesshire

Ford Transit 2002

The indicators on my 02 Ford Transit keep coming on intermittently, even when stationary and with the ignition switched off. Sometimes they start flashing in the middle of the night for no apparent reason. Any ideas?

Submitted: 14/03/2014 16:24:11 | ID: 62863

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Graham Papworth, Huntingdonshire

Ford Transit 2006

My Ford Transit`s engine races when running after 20minutes. If I stop at a junction it still races up to 1500 rpm, I can switch off and then start again and it`s normal. Then 20 to 30 minutes later it races again. All filters have been changed. Any ideas please? ( jumbo)

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I had exact same problem it turned out to be a faulty accelerator pedal, apparently its very common. john from Ireland

I had exact same problem it turned out to be a faulty accelerator pedal, apparently its very common. john from Ireland

Submitted: 14/03/2014 14:34:22 | ID: 62854

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Robert Rowsell, West Lothian (Linlithgowshire)

Ford Transit 1998

My Ford Transit starts and drives okay for a short time then loses power, then after 3/4 minutes picks up again. I have put injector cleaner in a few times when filling up but it still does the same thing. Can anyone give me an idea as to what could be the problem?

Submitted: 07/03/2014 15:55:49 | ID: 62626

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Wez, Worcestershire

Ford Transit 2004

Hi. I have got a 2.4 Ford Transit crewcab pickup. I was driving down the motorway at 60mph and it died on me. I pulled up and tried to start it again and it would not start. I have towed it trying to get it to start but it will not start. I had it plugged in and it said relay mechanical fault. What does this mean, please help?

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Your relay has closed your stop switch on your pump.wave autos from Gwynedd

Submitted: 27/02/2014 10:35:39 | ID: 62390

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Gary White, Yorkshire

Ford Transit 2005

I had the diesel filter changed on my Ford Transit but it still cuts out when I accelerate. I was told to put injector cleaner in but it won’t start at all now. Any ideas what it could be? Thanks.

Submitted: 27/02/2014 09:48:05 | ID: 62333

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Dougie Craig, Argyllshire

Ford Transit 2006

My Ford Transit takes a while to start and is smoky when first started but seems okay after 5 minutes. I also seem to lose power at 3000 revs in every gear. I`ve changed the air and fuel filters. Does anybody know what`s wrong?

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Not an answer, but mine has same problem, taking a while to start and white smoke, but fine once it’s warm with no loss of power. If there is a loss of power it must be minimal because haven’t noticed, so let me know if you get answer. Kay from England

possibly valve stem rubbers worn letting oil seep down valve stems into cylinders allowing the oil to burn on start up then to clear after burn off of oil on cylinders if this the problem and excessive oil use may req the head overhauled merv merv from Australia

possibly valve stem rubbers worn letting oil seep down valve stems into cylinders allowing the oil to burn on start up then to clear after burn off of oil on cylinders if this the problem and excessive oil use may req the head overhauled merv merv from Australia

What colour is the smoke if it is white check that the vehicles glow plugs are working also chck the injectors as they can dribble due to seals inside them failing this causes them not to spray the fuel in a fine pattern get back to me with the engine size and code and the year of the vehicle and I may be able to help you further reguards alex I am a mechanic Alexander Hylton from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 18/02/2014 10:37:26 | ID: 62138

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Matt Hollis, Bedfordshire

Ford Transit 2006

I have an 06 Ford Transit lwb and sometimes the accelerator slowly rises to 1200 rpm on its own and stays there, running on high revs in neutral. It corrects itself once I’ve turned the engine off and on again. What is the matter with it and what do I need to do to fix it? Please help!

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Go to your Ford dealer and get them to put it on the computer. Sometimes the throttle pedal can be at fault. Bob from Northern Ireland

Submitted: 18/02/2014 10:22:37 | ID: 62136

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Anthony Cameron, Dorset

Ford Transit 2002

My Ford Transit van has developed a jerking motion when accelerating and cruising which seems almost like a fuel starvation or misfire. It started after I had refuelled and then I used a solution of Redex fuel cleaner which resolved it. Since I have added more fuel and used Redex again the problem has started again. The engine does not seem to lack power but just causes the van to jerk. Is this a fuel injector problem or is it something more sinister? The engine has no problems starting and idling. I would be grateful for any assistance/suggestions? Thank you. (T260)

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Hello. This is not an answer but I have the same problem in mine since yesterday after refuelling, there is loss of power and white smoke, please can you let me know when you find the answer. Daniel Garwe from England

Remove and clean EGR valve or replace. Martin Jones from Essex

Submitted: 14/02/2014 11:16:38 | ID: 62103

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Sharon Smith, England

Ford Transit 2005

Hi. My Ford Transit van’s been driving fine without any problems. I went out today and on the way back with no warning the temperature gauge went into the red and the van stopped. I started it straight back up and drove it back home fine. What could have caused this?

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The splines are worn in the water pump so it’s only partially efficient. Rosie from Herefordshire

Submitted: 11/02/2014 14:48:13 | ID: 62016

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Dan North, England

Ford Transit 2011

I have a Ford Transit 85 t260 swb. After I fully locked the van the speedo pod light for the mileage fuel consumption stays on for at least 10 or 20 minutes longer than I can wait. Any ideas people?

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It’s meant to mate, I’m a mechanic and own the same van. Karl Parfitt from Berkshire

Submitted: 06/02/2014 11:50:16 | ID: 61775

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Sid, England

Ford Transit 2008

Hi. I have a 2008 Ford Transit van which will not start up on the key. It will turn over sometimes but sometimes the dash lights will flash on and off. The van will start with a tow but after started and ticking over for about 10 minutes it just turns off. Has this happened to anyone?

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Same fault on an 07 with 175000 miles on it. Cured problem by changing timing chain and guides. Fiveways Garage from Lancashire

Submitted: 03/02/2014 14:24:08 | ID: 61642

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Declan Maquire, Ireland

Ford Transit 2002

I need help, mine won’t start and it just passed the NCT test so what could it be?

Submitted: 01/02/2014 23:18:03 | ID: 56131

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Peter Walker, New Zealand

Ford Transit 2005

My Ford Transit auto is a campervan and my question relates to the changing down behaviour when the engine is under load when going down hill. At some point of load the box changes down and a short blip of engine rev increase happens when there is no load on the accelerator pedal. It sounds just like the double-de-clutch process on a manual change box on a heavy truck. Can anyone tell me how this happens and is it normal for the Transit auto to do this? Many thanks.

Submitted: 24/01/2014 10:08:42 | ID: 61320

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Luke Cross, England

Ford Transit 2004

Hi, when I put my Ford Transit van in gear and go to start off it starts moving but then sounds like something pops out and starts rattling, but it still drives and is fine in reverse. It’s a 2.0 100bhp front wheel drive. Any ideas?

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Gearbox cables need renewing nik from Kent

Submitted: 21/01/2014 14:56:07 | ID: 61228

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George Barrow, England

Ford Transit 2001

Hi. I was driving down the road when I heard a whining noise from the front of my Ford Transit van. I jacked up both sides and I span the wheels, when I did it slowly no noise but when I did it fast it made a clicking noise. What do you think it could be please? (2.0)

Submitted: 21/01/2014 10:02:17 | ID: 60887

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Edward Moore, County Antrim

Ford Transit 2004

I`m getting engine oil in my Ford Transit`s brake servo which is destroying the servo when the servo pump causes a vacuum. Why is this happening? (short wheel base front wheel drive)

Submitted: 17/01/2014 15:29:16 | ID: 60872

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