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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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Chris, Lancashire

Ford Transit

HOW MUCH POWER STEERING FUILD IS REQUIRED TO FLUSH AND CHANGE MY FULL STEERING SYTEM FORD T330.

Submitted: 03/10/2014 20:16:14 | ID: 104021

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Mike, Lancashire

Ford Transit

Hi I have a wobble at 30_40 It does not affect the stearing, I have change the drive shaft, discs and brakes also new dmf and I have rotated the wheels and had them balanced can anyone help please

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hi if its rear wheel drive it could be the prop . if you have had any work done to it make sure the knuckles on part of the prop line up to the other parts. if you have replaced the prop bearing this can happen scott from Suffolk

Submitted: 03/10/2014 16:17:57 | ID: 104010

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David Hole, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Ford Transit

Hi, I have a Transit Autosleeper Motorhome. Starts up and ticks over, when the throttle is pressed the engine cuts out. If left to tick over for a few minutes or gently press the throttle a few times the engine will rev up ok and drives ok, slight flat spot at 60 mph. After stopping the engine after a run and then try to start it, it will only tick over until I play with the throttle. I checked the fuel in the filter after stopping, found to be only half full. Hope someone can help?

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What year is your Transit? By the sound of things it`s your fuel pump that needs changing, I had the same problem with mine 2 years ago. It would not rev up without cutting out until it was warm, then it was ok. I changed the the fuel pump and this solved the problem, hope this helps my friend rickman from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 25/09/2014 08:54:02 | ID: 103608

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martin, Lincolnshire

Ford Transit

Hi all I have had my van for 4 years and now its playing up when I accelerate hard the van seems to go as it should then all of a sudden it gives up and there is no power there at all it doesn't cut out just no power or acceleration I have had a new fuel pump and all of the diesel tank cleaned out and cleaner through the tank and engine any ideas what else there is to do or it could be as I am no mechanic and the garage doesn't seem shore and I carnt afford to keep throwing money at it or have it off the road

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Sound like a turbo to me or maybe a build up of carbon leading to and from the egr valve Sam from Hertfordshire

you need to have any codes read and also the live data checked. If its a tdci engine I would be looking at the suction control valve on the end of the fuel pump,the mass airflow meter and the fuel rail pressure regulator. The suction control valve is easy to check switch off unplug it and then drive it if it is ok replace it the others need some code reading and diagnostics. mick from West Midlands

Submitted: 23/09/2014 13:11:58 | ID: 103518

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martyn, Nottinghamshire

Ford Transit

hello I checked my water and oil , the oil was fine , when I went to top up water and took lid off it was full of black slurry stuff , could you please tell me the problem , a friend said it has something to do with cooling system.

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These models usually have an oil cooler situated as part of the oil filter attachment. It is common that the oil cooler is faulty allowing oil into the coolant. Check this first otherwise it could be the start of a Head gasket problem. Barry Coleman from Essex

These models usually have an oil cooler situated as part of the oil filter attachment. It is common that the oil cooler is faulty allowing oil into the coolant. Check this first otherwise it could be the start of a Head gasket problem. Barry Coleman from Essex

Submitted: 22/09/2014 18:02:53 | ID: 103458

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david warner, North Yorkshire

Ford Transit

I`ve a Transit 350 Tipper. I wanted to know if one spare covers all rims on the van?

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Hi Yes the same wheel fits front or back .100% you only need one type of spare wheel. scott from Suffolk

Hi Yes the same wheel fits front or back .100% you only need one type of spare wheel. scott from Suffolk

Submitted: 20/09/2014 17:35:30 | ID: 103377

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andy, West Yorkshire

Ford Transit

Could you please tell me how much it would cost to have a turbo fitted to my Ford Transit van as it struggles to get up hills etc?

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change the diesel filter makes a hell of a difference scott from Suffolk

Turbo would cost near on a grand anyway, probably be better off getting a new van pal Sam from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 20/09/2014 16:29:19 | ID: 103373

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vikki, West Yorkshire

Ford Transit

Hi, I`ve got a problem with my van, the van drives spot on, when I turn the van off the ignition lights stop on. If I turn the heater off the lights go out, when I go back out the lights come back on so I disconnect the battery as it flattens it. Hope you can help?

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Wow, I can understand your frustration and to me it sounds like a short in your wiring, so you need to take it to your local auto electrician. It does not sound like an expensive fix rickman from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 18/09/2014 22:19:53 | ID: 103273

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JAmie, Bedfordshire

Ford Transit

Hi, I have a Transit Tipper mk7 t350 2.4 and it's blowing out loads of white smoke. What could it be, any ideas?

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Sounds like you put too much oil in buddy if you have topped it up recently and possibly blown the oil seal gaskets. Not a big job, go check it out. rickman from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 17/09/2014 21:39:15 | ID: 103229

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graham, Kent

Ford Transit

Hi, I have an 05 2.4 Transit which when first started runs fine, but every now and again it loses power. If I turn off and start up again I get all the power back. I`ve changed the egr valve but no joy, it keeps happening. Can anyone help? It`s only been doing this since the diesel pump was changed?

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It sounds like a problem with your diesel pump, whoever fitted it maybe never bled the system, hence you taking air in your system. Just bleed your system under the bonnet, 10 min job, should cure the problem. Hope this helps rickman from East Riding of Yorkshire

It could be the water pump. As I had a 2.4 125ps transit and it would go into limp mode , if you switch off then back on after a few mins it would be Ok . It was an old mechanic told me to check the water pump impeller . As when hot the impeller would slip on the shaft. Jim from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 17/09/2014 21:17:08 | ID: 103227

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john briggs, South Yorkshire

Ford Transit

The warning to tell me my van lights are still on when I open the door has stopped working, where can I find it to replace?

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Check the button inside your door leg to see if it`s sticking, push it manually a few times and then try again. Does your interior light still come on when you open the door? rickman from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 15/09/2014 09:11:45 | ID: 103116

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Mark Alder , Greater Manchester

Ford Transit

I have a ex hilti van which after getting out of tonight there is a green light switch underneath the right side of the steering wheel which was lit up. I must have caught it When I took the keys out the van the ignition lights was still on and my key remote won't lock the doors. Do you know how I solve this.

Submitted: 09/09/2014 20:05:44 | ID: 102886

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ken procter, Blackpool

Ford Transit

i am trying to access the contacts on the horn in the steering wheel have taken air bag off and discnnected the wires but cannot get to the contact points can you help

Submitted: 07/09/2014 10:46:44 | ID: 102750

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Carl, Antrim

Ford Transit

Hi my transit keeps cutting out but starts again straight away and there's no warning lights come on Any ideas?

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check the pressure fuel solenoid on the rear of the fuel pump, or the pressure valve at the rear of the common rail, they fall apart, tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

check the pressure fuel solenoid on the rear of the fuel pump, or the pressure valve at the rear of the common rail, they fall apart, tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 06/09/2014 12:12:36 | ID: 102690

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Shaun, Leicestershire

Ford Transit

I was travelling along the motorway at 60mph and all of a sudden the engine just died. As if the plug had been pulled out. No warning, temperature was fine, timing chain is intact & hasn't moved etc. I coasted up the slip road tried to bump start on the way, until I came to a stop. The van would not restart. I initially thought it was diesel pump as I have had the electric stop wire on a mk2 transit go before. Same symptoms. Although everything is electrical nowadays. ECU is not showing any fault codes. The van will start with ethanol (Easy start) squirted up the air intake, but will not run on diesel, the water separator filter is full of diesel too. Is this the diesel pump or the ECU or something else? If it is the pump & I need to replace it, does the replacement pump need to be re coded to ECU also. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am snookered without my truck. Thanks Shaun.

Submitted: 05/09/2014 18:31:12 | ID: 102663

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Trevor Howe, Yorkshire

Ford Transit

Hi, my van won`t start. I think it`s the immobilizer, it keeps coming up as code 23?

Submitted: 04/09/2014 14:37:42 | ID: 102597

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Rhys, Surrey

Ford Transit

Hi, when I hook up a trailer the left hand indicator is not working on the trailer. Could this be a relay, as I have checked all of the fuses? Are the auxiliary relays located under the engine bay fuse box, if so how do I get to them? Thanks

Submitted: 02/09/2014 18:24:23 | ID: 102521

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m petriello, Cambridgeshire

Ford Transit

Hello i have a problem my van doesnt go above 35mph.i put it on a scanner it come up with imv i changed it but its still doing same .it cuts out the glow plug flashes any suggestions thankyoi

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your vehicle is going into limp mode , have your vehicle code rear I suspect the e g r valve common fault tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 02/09/2014 07:16:23 | ID: 102489

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tom, Offaly

Ford Transit

I have an 07 Ford Transit jumping out of first gear, all other gears are perfect. The clutch has to be done, would this be what`s wrong?

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the clutch will not cause this problem ,if you have a 6 speed box ,then the box will be faulty , the box will have to be striped to fit a modified input shaft and gear tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 31/08/2014 19:33:53 | ID: 102431

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Robbie, Aberdeenshire

Ford Transit

Keeps blowing the day light running fuse on my dip beam ! would there be a rely ? All other lights are working. Thanks Robbie

Submitted: 30/08/2014 07:35:52 | ID: 102343

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rich, Hertfordshire

Ford Transit

Hi people keep havin a couple problems with my van its a 52plate swb transit 280 2.0 dont no the bhp i keep having the coil light flashing up and also sometimes lose the last bit of speed in every gear will not go past 85mph all so today it started idleing high then i was drivin and it started scream rev up very high so i pulled over turned it off and then i turned it back on and it was back to normal then drove 2miles down the road and it started again just not as high hope some1 could.help.me with my prpblem plus there is no signs of eny smoke

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Check the EGR valve tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

check your e g r valve common fault on transits for this problem tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 28/08/2014 10:52:52 | ID: 102267

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shaun milner, Shetland Islands

Ford Transit

we have a 2005 transit and cannot for the life of me get the alternator out have managed to undo it from the body of the engine and belt but cant get it out from underneath the van can anyone tell me where im going wrong .van is jacked up and on stands so as i can work on it. not sure if i have to take something else off also.

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Have you tried removing the front slam panel, headlights and grille? These unbolt and the front end comes off quite easily. This makes an near impossible task more do-able. Everything is still snuggly packed, but you may be able to get it out that way. worth a try. Hope this helps. Shaun from Leicestershire

remove the alternator support bracket with the alternator it will then come out from below tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 26/08/2014 08:09:14 | ID: 102139

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Barrett, Oxfordshire

Ford Transit

Just had a new filter fitted on strayer still will not start

Submitted: 23/08/2014 14:49:09 | ID: 101987

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neville smikle, Jamaica

Ford Transit

I am unable to get sae 5w-30 oil can i use 10w-40 or 5w-40 or any other viscosity oil the average outside temperature is 33c

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the first figure is the viscosity at freezing so I cant see that being an issue in Jamaica. any oil is better than none. if you can get 5w 40 that will work scott from Suffolk

Submitted: 22/08/2014 22:11:07 | ID: 101954

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Diogo, Aberdeenshire

Ford Transit

Hi there, can anyone help me with my vm auto diesel Transit van 2006? I changed the clutch disc and when I changed the gear it's stuck in second gear. Can anyone tell me what may be wrong and how I can fix it please? Thanks

Submitted: 21/08/2014 16:00:42 | ID: 101876

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gerry wignall, Australia

Ford Transit

After draining water out of the fuel filter in my 2.4 turbo diesel and closing the drain plug at the bottom of the fuel filter, how do I top up the filter so I don`t have starting problems?

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you will have to remove the filter to fill it unless you can suck the fuel through with a primer, do not try and fill the filter by cranking the engine you can burn out the starter motor tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 20/08/2014 02:58:39 | ID: 101804

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macc, North Yorkshire

Ford Transit

Hi Which colour wires need connecting or disconnecting to turn the 'door open' dash warning light off ? This van has been converted from a cargo van to a horsebox so the side & rear doors etc have been removed. Any help much appreciated.

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(Forgot to add in question, 2008 Mk7 lwb) macc from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 19/08/2014 20:24:38 | ID: 101783

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Andy, Norfolk

Ford Transit

Hi I have a 2003 LWB transit. When doing around 35 mph I can hear a judder noise . If i steer to the left noise stops , if steer to right it carries on, any ideas please as would like to get this sorted. Many thanks Andy

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Wheel bearing. Probably the left or Near Side one. Stu Pegg from Staffordshire

Wheel bearing. Probably the left or Near Side one. Stu Pegg from Staffordshire

Submitted: 17/08/2014 12:29:21 | ID: 101636

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sharon robson, Hartlepool

Ford Transit

I have back pressure on engine could you please let me know how to cure it

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I have back pressure on engine can you still drive it James from City of Glasgow

I have back pressure on engine can you still drive it James from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 16/08/2014 17:15:11 | ID: 101606

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Wayne, Yorkshire

Ford Transit

Hi, I have a problem with the electrics on my van Every time I have to doors open either front or back the peer seems to drain I've disconnected the rear lights and switched the front ones off Had a new battery installed and checked the alternator and seems to be fine so I'm a bit confused to what's happening. Sorry if I'm not clear on my description of the problem but any help would be great Thanks

Submitted: 14/08/2014 14:33:48 | ID: 101474

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John Charles, Nottinghamshire

Ford Transit

I have a 2006 lwb hi roof van 90bhp 2.4tddi D2fb engine The clocks /instrement panel was missing. I got a second hand one but it doesn't seem to fit as there's only one connector in van I've been led to believe I require a digital set of clocks now My question is this can I just replace the clocks or do I have to change ecu and keys also

Submitted: 12/08/2014 22:16:37 | ID: 101401

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ross buck, Essex

Ford Transit

i have a load clicking noise coming from my airconditioning unit(i think) everything works ok but every now and then i hear a load click then the dash lights dim very slightly and the next click does the reverse

Submitted: 08/08/2014 19:44:08 | ID: 101168

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bob, Wrexham

Ford Transit

Just had a leisure battery with a split charger fitted at my home a couple of days ago, the van battery was nor removed. Went to start the van for the first time since the work was done and it is no show. The ignition light appears quite weak and "flickery" and the battery does not attempt to turn the starter motor. The new meter fitted shows both batteries are charged. I can confirm that the van did start first time every time up to this point. What do you think has gone wrong please. Thanks Bob.

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check your earth leads body to earth ,engine to earth tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 07/08/2014 20:12:23 | ID: 101095

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john, Isle of Wight

Ford Transit

Battery drains every day even Brought new battery still not helped. Just don't hold its charge can anyone help?

Submitted: 04/08/2014 21:08:17 | ID: 100912

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nick, Essex

Ford Transit

Rear brake lights stopped working except for high level light

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Check your bulb holders, they tend to corrode tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 04/08/2014 18:54:12 | ID: 100906

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Mark Rhodes, Cheshire

Ford Transit

wipers and blowers stopped working at the same time, for a week, then started again and now stopped again but this time for good. Can't be the fuse but any other ideas.

Submitted: 04/08/2014 15:27:20 | ID: 100898

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wave autos, Gwynedd

Ford Transit

hi my m reg recovery van just cut out its the key reciver and stop switch can I put switches and push start button instead of the keyt

Submitted: 04/08/2014 01:20:47 | ID: 100867

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dennis, Gwent

Ford Transit

my battery light comes on when itis ticking over have changed belt and tensioners

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It is the small wire harness that comes from the side of the alternator, it goes brittle and rubs against the bottom of the radiator, common fault. Approx £15 for a new harness section. Can be changed in less than 5 min as it`s just 2 plugs, just disconnect from alt by lying under the front of the van, no need to jack it up jim from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 03/08/2014 10:42:22 | ID: 100815

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