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I'm trying to find the RKE module on my truck. Have no idea what it looks like and where it's located.
The RKE module is located straight above the gas pedal. The module is black with one electrical connector and the antenna cable inserted in to the side of it. If you need additional help diagnosing the door locks then have...
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Cruise control has not been working for a while.
Hi there. First check to see if the cruise control fuse is blown. Then check the brake light switch, the brake pressure switch, the speed sensor on the transmission, or the cruise control buttons. Most of the time the brake...
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2000 Ford F-250 6-speed manual won't go into gear while running
A transmission that will not go into gear can be caused by a few things. I would first try to determine if the clutch pedal mechanism is functioning correctly, and is actually engaging and disengaging the clutch when pressed. I...
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Brake lights not working - 2001 Ford F-250
Hi there. It sounds like you have a bad or broken ground wire. Check around the battery for a possible broken wire. Take some time and clean all the ground wires that you can find, especially under the dash. Over...
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Door jamb switch
Hello. Your model of vehicle does use a plunger type door switch, however it is located in the door latch mechanism, inside of the door. Accessing the switch requires removal and disassembly of the door panel. If the switch is...
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Looking for ignition wiring diagrams for my vehicle
I have two recommendations for wiring diagrams that you could use. The first of which is to subscribe to a service such as AllData or Mitchell ProDemand. These services provide many specifications for wires, torque specs, fluid capacities, and beyond....
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We have a 1993 for f250 with a 7.3 idi we have now replaced the water pump thermostat radiator and its still over heating what could
Hello. Overheating can be caused by many things. If you have replaced those cooling system components and the issues continue then there is likely a more serious issue with the engine that is causing the overheating. If the engine overheated...
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I was driving down the road and my truck was running poorly then died. It will crank but not start.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Check the air filter for it is not dirty. It may sound silly, but if the air filter is dirty the engine will not start up. Starting fluid produces its own oxygen so you...
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Dark need tail lights an dash lights to work to get home.
Hi there. Hot wiring lights can be dangerous and could cause other problems. If you need the lights to work and all they are is just the dash and tail lights so you can get home, you could get a...
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My AC blower motor blows like it's on low no matter what I turn it to. Any ideas?
The blower control switch on the dashboard controls the circuit flow of the blower motor to adjust the voltage from low, to medium, to medium-high, to high. When on high, the circuit bypasses the blower resistor. The blower resistor will...
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Shifter lever flapping in the breeze
The shift tube in the steering column most likely broke. The shift tube is made of a weak pot metal and can break in the column. Here is a link to a picture of a broken tube in the steering...
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What may cause the starter to engage when shifting the shifter?
Hi there. Check the neutral safety switch and the shifter circuitry. It is possible to have a short in the wiring causing the starter to engage while shifting gears. Look for any wires that may be shorting out with the...
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Where is the location of the cabin air filter on a 2002 F-250 P/U, 2-wheel drive, Diesel 7.3?
For some reason Ford used three different evaporator case designs in the trucks this year. The filter will be in one of these three locations. Look behind the glove box and there is a cover on case and filter is...
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Stalls immediately after starts, and also only cranks over in neutral.
Hi there. The switch on the transmission is not aligning up with the selected position on the shifter handle. The transmission will start in Park or Neutral. If the transmission is not starting in Park, put the transmission in park...
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Won't engage gears 1994 Ford F250 4WD
Hi - for your "no movement problem" I would first check fuses for the transmission and 4WD controller. Then check the electrical wiring connections both to the transmission and to the 4WD controller. Perhaps the vibration of the railroad crossing...
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AC Compressor Squeal - When 2nd Alternator On or A/C On
You may have a weak or loose tensioner or a stretched serpentine belt. First check to make sure tensioner is in its operating range and not at its limit or the belt will slip when additional loads are on it....
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Engine idles rough sometimes and looses power.
Hi there. Most of the time on diesel engines for Ford trucks, there could be an issue with the injection control pressure sensor (ICP). Check the ICP to see if it is functioning and has power to it. The ICP...
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Loud knocking noise and then truck shuts off while driving 2002 Ford F250 Turbo-diesel
Hi - given your mileage, and your high mileage, I suspect this engine knocking could be a problem caused by worn connecting rod or crankshaft bearings; possibly to the point of connecting rod failure. Your mention of light knocking before...
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When dealing with a remote start installation, I need the wire color codes / diagrams. Do you have this information on hand?
Hi there. Electrical wiring on an vehicle can be difficult to wire up, especially when the instructions that came with the parts are not suffecient. Click Here to view a PDF document of the installation process for the Viper 4105V...
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What is wrong with my fuel system?
Hi there. Since you are having lots of fuel pumps fail, check the lines to the fuel injectors and also check the fuel injectors them selves. There is a pressure build up on one or more lines causing the pump...

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