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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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Mark Melrose , Australia

Ford Transit

Can anyone help please ? Our ford transit progressively starts to lose power to lights, instrument panel after approx. 1 hour of constant running. Full power to these functions does return after a sufficient cool down period with engine off. All battery terminals have been clean and main ignition relay replaced, but same problem still occurs. Any assistance would be appreciated Mark

Submitted: 27/11/2014 05:39:05 | ID: 106966

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akinrintoyo rotimi, Dublin

Ford Transit

please give me the number of 2005 ford transit bus model 115t350 fanbet

Submitted: 24/11/2014 13:26:21 | ID: 106776

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Ross Le bail, Lincolnshire

Ford Transit

Ive got this really irritating vibration from under the van at 40mph - Ford have changed the prop shaft, bearings, balanced all the wheels, serviced it, and now are at a loss as to what the problem could be next.... its an old van now, 2003 T350 RWD luton, but we just cannot stop this noise does anyone have any ideas what we could try next?

Submitted: 22/11/2014 20:52:55 | ID: 106679

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jim, Stirling

Ford Transit

my 2007 transit gear stick very stiff going left/right but engages the gears without any problem

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This is the gearchange selector bearing on top of the gearbox breaking up. It is totally fixable Ford may well tell you that you need a new selector body and they don't list the bearing and seal for your model.Cost £ 300 + The seal and bearing part nos are 1 065 929 and 6 152 850 they are off the earlier model and the bearing and seal is exactly the same and fit all See link below http://eucatparts.com/?action=cat_ford_part&s_id_part=14514&s_id_model=88 Change it before the bearing siezes it as then it is a real pain to disassemble as the balls have come out of their cage (which has also broken up) and the shaft then siezes in the housing which may split when trying to drift out the shaft, then a new selector unit will be rquired,,,, Also you may get stuck in 4th and 3rd and have to slip the clutch like mad....Not hard to do , pop off selector cables and aprox 6 or 7 10mm bolts best to do it with everything in neutral. parts come to @£15.00 Water gets past the seal and causes this, I always reassemble using purple water prrof grease never had any problems. mick from West Midlands

Your gear box selector turret has a bearing inside that is starting to seize up. It's about £15.00 for the parts but you need to find a confident mechanic to do it. Iv'e done loads dave from Bedfordshire

Your gear box selector turret has a bearing inside that is starting to seize up. It's about £15.00 for the parts but you need to find a confident mechanic to do it. Iv'e done loads dave from Bedfordshire

Part numbers 1065929 and 6152850 mick from West Midlands

Submitted: 22/11/2014 16:59:40 | ID: 106667

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Aaron Nixon , Norfolk

Ford Transit

My 57plate ford transit for the past year has kept losing power whilst driving only thing is my engine is staying on but I'm not getting no revs and will not go past 20mph?? I have had the air flow filter changed and the diesel filter changes as they was what came up on the diagnostics at 2 different garages? Also the engine management light has been on the whole time and never gone off? If anybody could help me be very much appreciated as need this van to work?

Submitted: 21/11/2014 08:12:19 | ID: 106586

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chris, West Midlands

Ford Transit

i av a fordtransit van 20002 i ad a clutch fitted the bloke who fitted it sed it bleeds auto maticily wen cold it goes in to gear 4 a wile then it wront wen enging is off it goes in gud its a new clutch and slave i av de scoverd fluid cuming out ware the dust cap his and its brand new can u help me or not thanks its a short wheel base

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I had the same problem it turned out to be the rubber gromit that sits into the slave cylinder was not sitting correctly Neil from West Midlands

I had the same problem it turned out to be the rubber gromit that sits into the slave cylinder was not sitting correctly Neil from West Midlands

Perhaps if you learned to spell/use grammar correctly, you might get a few more answers. Your post reads appallingly. These days, spell check is automatic on computers. I can only assume your P.C. is 20 years old, or you just can't spell, just saying. In answer to your question, I'd say the clutch is knackered. Tobi from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 20/11/2014 22:10:23 | ID: 106565

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lee julie, Essex

Ford Transit

We have a transit 1998 turbo camper with a lucas fuil pump we can not find any one to work on it having problem starting when hot we live in the southend area can any one help phone number 07860 588835 thanks

Submitted: 18/11/2014 20:24:44 | ID: 106443

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dessie, County Londonderry

Ford Transit

I am looking for a fuel tank gauge for a 1996 Ford Transit van petrol? New ones are too expensive

Submitted: 18/11/2014 11:59:36 | ID: 106393

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andrew winder, City Of Leicester

Ford Transit

Hi all. How do I adjust my alternator? My belt is a bit slack.

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What engine is it? Sam from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 13/11/2014 09:03:56 | ID: 106143

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ian, Falkirk

Ford Transit

Hi. I am wondering if someone could help me? While driving my pickup every so often the full pickup cuts out, no brakes and no steering, everything cuts out?

Submitted: 12/11/2014 18:34:26 | ID: 106111

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Steven MacLeod, Highland

Ford Transit

I have an '08 Transit and the problem with it is that it starts first time when it`s cold, but once the engine warms up the starter won't engage, so it won't start without a bump start. But if you leave it for a couple of hours until it`s cooled down again it goes first time. Is there possibly a heat shield missing?

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Hi this you fix this problem as I am having the same problem with my 07 fwd transit now. I have changed the starter and have a good battery in it but when it is hot it is as if the battery is flat. Let it cool for awhile and starts first time. Please help Wesley from Limerick

Hi this you fix this problem as I am having the same problem with my 07 fwd transit now. I have changed the starter and have a good battery in it but when it is hot it is as if the battery is flat. Let it cool for awhile and starts first time. Please help Wesley from Limerick

Submitted: 09/11/2014 10:31:53 | ID: 105919

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jones, Essex

Ford Transit

Hi, I have an e AA van 2007 mk7. When I flash the headlights the wipers activate. When I turn headlights on the wipers struggle to wipe very slowly and sometimes stop halfway. When the headlights turn off the wipers go back to normal and park?

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Sounds like your control stalk arcing out mate, if that's the case the free fix is bridge your headlights to your side lights Sam from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 07/11/2014 15:26:58 | ID: 105838

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robert, Hampshire

Ford Transit

My dual petrol Transit won`t tick over?

Submitted: 07/11/2014 10:15:22 | ID: 105817

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john nkoh, Yorkshire

Ford Transit

Hi, i just bought a ford transit luton and it runs very sluggishly especially up the hill. I can only go up the hill in second gear and on a level road it only goes up to 50 m/h. I have been to 3 different garages (paying diagnostic charges as i go) and none is giving me a definitive answer to the problem. the latest garage reckons it's the speedo, as that isn't working. I was also told it could be the bearings. Any ideas? thanks

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Hi John, similar problem with my VW Transit. After searching through many forums it seems the most likely problem is the fuel pump metering valve. Read a long forum and the poor chap tried many mechanics and nothing worked until he replaced the valve and all was well. He said it had never run better. I'm going to the mechanic with this advice I hope it works for both of us. Joe from Australia

Thank you very much Joe. I'll take it down to the mechanic. Hope it fixes the issue because it's driving me crazy. john nkoh from Yorkshire

Submitted: 07/11/2014 01:43:38 | ID: 105805

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Peter Quinn, Middlesbrough

Ford Transit

hi I have a 2ltr ford transit torneo its just started running lumpy been told its the egr valve can this be blanked off or not the van is a m reg 95

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Yeah you can blank it off. Believe there is something else you have to do with one of the pipes though. Google it and you will probably be directed to the Ford transit forum on tap a talk. There's nothing u don't need to know on that forum. The information is endless and priceless michaelharvey1980.mh@gmail.com from Tyne and Wear

Yeah you can blank it off. Believe there is something else you have to do with one of the pipes though. Google it and you will probably be directed to the Ford transit forum on tap a talk. There's nothing u don't need to know on that forum. The information is endless and priceless michaelharvey1980.mh@gmail.com from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 01/11/2014 19:08:21 | ID: 105474

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tim, Australia

Ford Transit

Hi I am from Australia. I'v got a 2.5 Litre Diesel VG Transit . 1999. The Automatic Transmission has no 4th gear, only stay in 3 gear, so for example at 100 km/h revs about 3300 /minute. All other gears fine and changes smooth . Can be the valve body ?

Submitted: 31/10/2014 21:07:11 | ID: 105426

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Alex, South Ayrshire

Ford Transit

Steering stiff when start when it's been heavy rain or when jet wash van. Baffled ? oil and pump have been changed mechanics have looked still don't know

Submitted: 29/10/2014 21:35:17 | ID: 105316

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roddy paterson, Fife

Ford Transit

wont start but turns over ,starts no prob with a tow and runs great also will start with a bump start was starting when cold only but not now had a new and started fuel filter fitted started a few times then not at all

Submitted: 29/10/2014 14:32:54 | ID: 105291

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rob, Tyne and Wear

Ford Transit

hi ,I have a transit sapphire ,4years old,42300 miles on the clock.been serviced every year by ford garage,but the past couple of weeks the power steering has been sticking in the mornings,then freeing itself after about 30 seconds.Two days ago it was in for its 4year service and second mot so I mentioned this to the garage.i was not very happy when they told me there was swarfe in the fluid and that it will need a new steering rack Pas pump,new resivoir ,flush out and new fluid.because it is out of warranty using non ford parts will cost £722 ,usIng ford parts will cost over a grand!when I questioned why this has happened after only four years and with such low mileage they could not give me answer .i said it has got to be some kind of manufacturing fault but they would not comment,has anyone had a similar fault? Or does anyone know of any recalls for this problem.do you think at such low mileage this problem would occur ,any suggestions would Help thanks rob

Submitted: 29/10/2014 00:37:18 | ID: 105269

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Robert, Armagh

Ford Transit

Having problems starting my Ford transit van I have changed my fuel pressure pump and sensor because it started with easy start first time but it's doing it again what can it be

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my ford transit starts with easy start with out the spray the van will not fire at all bee glen from Berkshire

my ford transit starts with easy start with out the spray the van will not fire at all bee glen from Berkshire

Submitted: 28/10/2014 20:25:22 | ID: 105263

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paul, Ireland

Ford Transit

I have a transit 115 t350 year 2005 .It goes in gear but does not drive.

Submitted: 28/10/2014 18:09:54 | ID: 105250

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steven astick, Merseyside

Ford Transit

My reversing lights stay on when driving?

Submitted: 26/10/2014 20:12:52 | ID: 105158

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john cole , City Of Leicester

Ford Transit

My Transit will sometimes lose the ignition lights when I turn on the ignition. They come on briefly then stay off. When this happens I also lose the wipers, heater, all dials and electric windows. The van will still start and run ok then eventually it returns to normal. There doesn't seem to be any pattern but suspect it could be related to water/damp ingress somewhere. Has anyone got an idea? Many thanks

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Had similar problem and discovered a loose battery terminal was causing the problem Jay from Ireland

Ignition switch wiring on the back of the ignition switch breaking up,if you push the key in firmly all will light up, easy fix and ford keep the parts in stock @£16.00 mick from West Midlands

Submitted: 25/10/2014 19:57:15 | ID: 105115

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Margaret, City Of Leicester

Ford Transit

Hi. I have a 1996/97 Ford Tipper and have been trying to get the fuel filter to seal, impossible and I need my Tipper on the road as I`m not earning any money. Only sell two filters, tried both and they turn when on and it`s sucking in air. I need help fast, bought a spare housing and that's the same?

Submitted: 24/10/2014 08:02:03 | ID: 105039

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Saj Kay , Bedfordshire

Ford Transit

Hi. I have a Ford Transit recovery truck mk7, it makes a vibration load noise. I changed diff bearing, also changed promp shaft bearing too but still made no difference. Please can anybody help? It makes this noise when driving 30mph speed onwards. Any ideas? All mechanics are saying different things and I've changed what they said but still no difference. I just want the noise to stop, any help would be appreciated. Many thanks

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hi m8 this happened to me and sum 1 sed its your clutch i av changed it it still shakes a tiny bit but not likeit used 2 av it checked dont spend money if u dont av to k chris from West Midlands

Submitted: 23/10/2014 22:35:00 | ID: 105035

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John, Greater London

Ford Transit

I have a 53 plate Transit Lwb. When I'm in slow moving traffic I cannot get into any gear unless I turn the engine off for a while or I come back down through the gears when I'm slowing down. But when I get down to 1st and leave my foot on the clutch for too long the engine just starts revving itself.. Any help appreciated

Submitted: 23/10/2014 17:34:11 | ID: 105021

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Mark, Greater Manchester

Ford Transit

I have 56 plates Ford transit why dose it cut out on tick over but if you hold Clutch in it doesn't cut out.

Submitted: 21/10/2014 15:21:32 | ID: 104940

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Chris housden, Australia

Ford Transit

Hi. I have a 2003 LWB Mid roof 12 seat bus 2.4l durotorq 5 speed manual RWD. It has never given any problems but for travelling i installed an oil pressure gauge. my question is what is the normal running oil pressure as it seems to vary from 90psi when cold, 70 psi when hot and at speed to 20psi at idle hot. the running pressure can vary between 50 to 70 psi for no apparent reason. engine temp gauge hardly moves from mid range no matter the ambiant temp. what is normal oil pressure? my main gripe with the van is the lack of any manuals from Ford. Internal only they say. not for customer use or distrubution !!!

Submitted: 20/10/2014 03:23:21 | ID: 104878

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jay, West Yorkshire

Ford Transit

When I turn full-lock left or right and staert to move, the front wheels start to judder?

Submitted: 17/10/2014 03:44:03 | ID: 104746

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mary stewart, Highland

Ford Transit

I accidentally put too much engine oil in my van. Can this do any harm?

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Yes, drain it out and put 6 litres in jones from Essex

Submitted: 17/10/2014 01:11:44 | ID: 104742

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Josh, Australia

Ford Transit

My clutch is running out of resistance.i have looked at my fluid resivior and the level is perfect.underneath the clutch pedal there is a little hydraulic arm. I can understand that this may effect the resistance but when the clutch pedal stays flat on the floor it does not engage.i have the put my foot under the cluch pedal to bring it back to its normal starting position.it happens more offen than not, is getting worse and in some instances after driving for a little while the clutch will work as per normal.

Submitted: 16/10/2014 05:51:05 | ID: 104676

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Michael, Greater Manchester

Ford Transit

I have a transit 1987 2.5 diesel ( mobile catering van ) and couple of things not working. The fuel gauge not working and the speedo not working. I reset the clock to 0000 and it just turns to 9999 and stops. Any ideas ? Cheers

Submitted: 16/10/2014 01:07:57 | ID: 104673

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martin parsley, Somerset

Ford Transit

my transit diesel just cut out whilst driving,could not see anything amiss under the bonnet but i pressed the reset button under the bonnet in the drivers side top corner and it started ....what does this button reset ??????????

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If the buttion was mounted on the air filter it's just a service plunger, but it could also be your automatic fuel cut off, your van would have gone in limp mode most likely if that was the case Sam from Hertfordshire

If the buttion was mounted on the air filter it's just a service plunger, but it could also be your automatic fuel cut off, your van would have gone in limp mode most likely if that was the case Sam from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 15/10/2014 20:09:01 | ID: 104663

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Wendy, Kent

Ford Transit

I have a 1998 2.5 turbo diesel automatic motorhome which has done only 22,000 miles. Had a new fuel pump in 2012 but last year, on a long journey, it suddenly lost power, ran erratically and emitted black smoke. It didn't actually cut out, but I had to pull over and stop the engine for a while. It started OK, ran well for a while and then it did it again. Had all new fuel injectors, cam belt etc fitted. Now it runs really well except sometimes seems to hesitate or pull back for no apparent reason, and when going down long hills, when there has been no need to accelerate and then you start to accelerate, it coughs a bit, hesitates and does a little blue smoke. That seems to clear it and it is fine again. Any ideas?

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Check your egr valve, sometimes the linkage breaks leaving it partially open losing all boost and blowing black smoke like no tomorrow,loads have just been blanked off removing any potential problems mick from West Midlands

Submitted: 13/10/2014 21:09:16 | ID: 104570

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billy, Kent

Ford Transit

Hi, I have a 2006 Ford Transit Tipper and every time it rains my van keeps cutting out or losing power which makes all the lights come up on the dashboard. Does anyone know what causes it?

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Had the same problem, couldn't go anywhere when it rained, took ages to sort , turned out to b the starter bad connection. Graham from Ireland

Try a bit of damp start on your battery terminals, gives it like a waterproof case if you will Sam from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 12/10/2014 16:55:22 | ID: 104501

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mr Johal, West Midlands

Ford Transit

My van push start is ok but with key not turning dash board lights on butnot turning. Please someone tell me what I do.

Submitted: 10/10/2014 23:54:50 | ID: 104415

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Lee, Kent

Ford Transit

08 Plate MWB panel van. I Put it into first gear,, lift the clutch and every now and again it bangs straight into neutral? I've had work done and as of yet it's not been cured.

Submitted: 04/10/2014 20:45:28 | ID: 104068

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Chris, South Yorkshire

Ford Transit

Hi I have a 07 mk7 transit, it struggled to turn over in a morning very slow but never failed then would start ok all day. I changed the battery but no change, a friend told me it may be a lazy starter motor so I have put a new starter motor on and it turns over great but won't start now? Can any one help thanks

Submitted: 04/10/2014 15:57:31 | ID: 104055

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