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Can I replace a leaky radiator with a used one or should I get a new Ford radiator?
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2008 Ford F-350. I would check to see if the radiator is available aftermarket first. I would not go with a used one, since you never know what you will get. If...
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Sometimes when I get in the truck and start it I have no radio/windows and then a minute or two later it comes on????
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2002 Ford Excursion. It sounds like you have an intermittent electrical connection that is only causing problems during certain times. It may be the ignition switch, a bad ground, loose connector, corrosion,...
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Takes water and now it all of a sudden started to overheat
Hey there. This may be caused by a number of things related to your cooling system. This may be a faulty or stuck thermostat, which regulates the flow of coolant in and out of the engine from the radiator. When...
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Transfer case will not lock front drive line in for 4 wheel drive.
Hi there. Sounds like the chain in the transfer case has broken. If your transfer case has gears, then the gears may have broke off or ground down the teeth. Also, the syncronizer slider in the transfer case could have...
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Replacing the motor
Hello. If you have a lot of mechanical experience and the correct tools then you may be able to do this. It is very time consuming and due to the size of the vehicle it takes a special engine hoist...
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Was wondering if you knew where the water pump its located on a 9o f250 v10
The water pump on the V10 Ford engine is in the center front of motor above the crankshaft. The pulley for the fan clutch the water pump is behind this pulley. In order to locate a leak you will need...
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My truck jumps and shakes when accelerating
It is possible for problems with the ignition system to cause this issue, including spark plugs or ignition coils not firing under load. You should have a scan for trouble codes done to check for codes related to the misfiring....
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Speedometer stops on 40 mph until driving for 20 minutes and then regains correct speed on the speedometer with no other noticeable issues.
Hi there. The issue with your speedometer not working properly is the transmission output shaft speed sensor has a faulty pickup or broken wire inside it. The speed sensor has a magnet that reads between teeth on a gear within...
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Can you just replace the clutch on the AC compressor or do you have to replace the whole thing?
Yes you can just replace the clutch pulley on the a/c compressor. The issue that you may have is the pulley bearing seized up and may have spun on the front of the compressor nose cone and will damage it....
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After hard brake (down hill, 45mph) violent shaking occurs for about 5 miles, then resolves on its own. Is this a brake problem
This is most likely a braking issue. This may be caused by a collapsed or faulty brake line or otherwise lack of hydraulic pressure getting to one of the brake calipers. When this happens, this means that one of the...
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loss of power
Hi there. Although it's difficult to accurately diagnose a problem like this over a computer, this sounds like your Ford Super Duty has entered "limp mode". This is a fail safe activation code that is caused by some mechanical or...
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Getting too much gas and it's flooding out through the cylinder
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. If fuel is coming out of the exhaust pipe, then the fuel is not being burnt. Check the spark plugs and wires to make sure that they are not burned. If the spark plugs...
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The fuel gauge is stuck on full
Hi there. It sounds like you have either a faulty fuel gauge fault or the fuel sender in the fuel tank is faulty. Does the gauge go to zero when the key is turned off and removed? If so, then...
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transmission pan continues to leak after replacing seal, took the pan off twice now will not seal?
There has to be some problem with the mating surface on the transmission or the pan and seal. If there are any pieces of the old seal on the pan, the chances the pan will leak at that spot are...
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Crankcase ventilation hose, valve cover to intake? - Excursion 6.8 l
Hello - this piece is part of the crankcase ventilation system, and has a PCV valve underneath. It vents crankcase fumes to the air intake system for combustion, regulated by the PCV valve. This hose is available separately from either...
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2000 ford excursion v10 altinateor replaced still not charging, can drive 45 min before battery dies and truck stops running
Hello, thank you for writing in. This is going to be a process of elimination. To start, the charging system may be having issues with the battery or the alternator. Both should be tested to make sure they are working...
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My 2001 ford F350 triton V10's engine began cranking in the middle of the night.
The issue is with your ignition switch. The switch is turning on the starting circuit to the starter and not disengaging the circuit unless you turn off the key. I recommend replacing the ignition switch. If you need further assistance...
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99 F250 V10 oil in coolant
You will need to flush system out a few times and then make sure to flush out all the dawn you are using or the dawn will foam up. You should replace the radiator cap if you cannot clean out...
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Car shakes as if suspension is off
It is possible that you may have a slipped belt in one of your tires. This may have occured due to the impact. I would recommend running your hand accross the tread all the way around the tire to feel...
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Oil leaked out, van ran hot and radiator had a leak oil was splattered everywhere and backed up into the coolant jug 2002 Ford E350 Super Duty
Hello - I suspect you will find blown head gaskets based on the oil in the coolant" observation, with indications of extremely high pressure coming into the cooling system. Hopefully the determination you have that cylinder heads themselves were not...

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