idle will race intermittently. in spec failure of the throttle position sensor,will not trip a code but sensor will be biased on the higher side and the pcm take the idle up. replace tp sensor.
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Newest reported Ford problems
faulty horn contact pad faulty or airbag warped from sun causing erratic operation. As far as I know the airbag assy has to be replaced for this concern.
resistance in connectors under driver and passenger seat (yellow) will trip codes for pretensioner circuit high. make sure pins are clean and tight and reconnect,clear code,retest.
can hear motor turning but no window movement.solution is the replacement of window regulator assy.
faulty cooling fan and fan controller causing issue.
humming noise from engine when starting cold. faulty idle air control valve causing noise,can tap on valve and noise will go away. must replace valve to fix.
faulty tensioner pulley will cause noise and belt squeel.replace tensioner and retest,replace belt if damaged.
water leaks from 3rd brake light can enter cab and trickle down the back wall and enter the vehicle security module that is mounted on the back wall of super cab trucks,not trucks with 4 full size doors.
check wires in visor for visor lights,will chafe and short to ground over time and blow fuse. tape or heat shrink exposed wire to solve problem.
The solution is the replacement,or cleaning the passenger side sending unit because of the saddle style fuel tank when the vehicle is at 1/2 tank the passenger side will remain empty and many people run their cars at or below empty all of the time so the right side fuel sender card will not get used and will be coated with varnish,and when you go to fill it up the contact touches the highly resistive coating on the sender and bam a code is set...
when filling up the nozzle will click and will make it hard to fill with fuel. Ford had a service bulletin that called for a replacement of the fuel tank with a revised tank that has a larger inlet at the tank. this will solve the issue as I have done dozens of them.
The adhesive holding the glass convertible window gives out and the window delaminates from the outer convertible shell. I used 3M VHB 2-sided adhesive tape (the same type that is used to hold glass panels to the outside of skyscrapers) to hold the window back in. It worked great, but long term effectiveness is still unknown.
the pins will pull out of the connector for the transceiver ring,the connector is under the dash right above where your shins are.the wires pull out due to tilting the steering wheel and not enough slack in the harness.
Noticing for a couple of months a burning smell coming into the car, at random times. Sometimes very strong, enough to have to drive with the windows down. Took into dealer and discovered the PTU (the thing off the transmission that powers the AWD) was leaking fluid, possibly dripping on exhaust causing the burning smell. Shop said parts inside were possibly worn or broken and the fluid was very burned. Covered under drive train warranty thank...
noticed at about 87,000 miles that I had some oil spots under the truck when parked. Turns out the dipstick tube rotted out and needed to be replaced. It's all over the internet, but Ford won't issue a recall on it. Paid the dealer about $350 to replace. UGH!