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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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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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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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For some reason I am getting diesel fuel in my coolant to the point it makes it overflow.
Hi there. The engine that you go has a blown head gasket. The fuel is leaking from the combustion chamber to the cooling system and causing the diesel to get into the cooling system and make the coolant bubble out...
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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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Location of fuel pump inertia switch
The vehicle is not equipped with an fuel pump inertia switch. Your vehicle uses fuel cutoff solenoid on engine only.
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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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My 2000 F-250 completely stalls randomly
The most common cause of random stalling on this vehicle is a failure in the camshaft position sensor or in the connection at the sensor. This causes the computer to lose the signal and stall. If there are other electrical...
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Dont have any parking lights.
Usually when a fuse blows, this is because of a short in whatever system the fuse is for. If the fuse is blowing every time the system gets powered up by the switch, this is a major short. I would...
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Which diesel is most superior? 7.3 5.9 6.6
The 5.9L diesel is a straight six engine. The 6.6L diesel and the 7.3L diesel are both V8 engines. If find that there are more maintenance when it comes to the V-configured engines to the straight six engines. I have...
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My clutch pedal sucked to the floor just had the clutch replaced two months ago 2000 Ford F350 Super Duty
Hello - your symptoms suggest the clutch hydraulics or mechanical linkage components have failed completely. The OEM clutch line includes a "quick-connect" fitting that may have come loose or failed, given the recent maintenance. Checking the fluid level, and that...
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pours white smoke out exhaust and is sluggish in first and second
Diagnosing smoking issues on a Turbo Diesel is really difficult to do remotely. However, if it's white smoke that is coming out upon early start up, it's commonly due to an over rich situation with a turbo, or in worse...

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