2006 Ford Five Hundred Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Ford Five Hundred
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2006 Ford Five Hundred ProblemsHarsh or Delayed Shifting of Automatic Transmission
The automatic transmission may develop shifting concerns. On lower mileage vehicles, upgrading the software in the powertrain control module (PCM) and the transmission control module (TCM) may correct the problem. As the mileage increases, internal transmission damage can occur. Repairs could involve replacement of the valve body or a complete transmission rebuild. Whenever major transmission repairs are made, it is important to be sure the PCM and the TCM have the latest software updates to help prevent these issues from reoccurring.
A defective electronic throttle body (ETB) can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate and could have limited to no throttle response. Our technicians tall us that replacing the electronic throttle body will commonly correct this concern.
If the rear brakes wear out abnormally fast, this can be caused by defective rear brake pads. The rear wheels may also appear to become excessively dusty. They should be replaced with revised brake pads, and all wheel drive (AWD) vehicles should replace front brake pads as well.
2006 Ford Five Hundred QuestionsBeen Dealership 7x's Jerks, Pops &!when accelerating: stalls & jerks ! Dangerous, Engine Light comes on ! Pd alot BOT & to have these issues! Ford Recalls? (1 answer)
Ford needs to ReCall! Must someone get HURT/Other ! Ford knows this existence ! WHAT DO I DO? Try trading this one in with this kind of PROFILE ! FORD NEEDS TO FIX as this is dangerous !
mechanic said it needs to be replaced. If it is externally mounted I can do it myself.