Ford Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Ford

Ford Problems

Smoke From Tail Pipe Due to Failed EGR Valve

The cooler for the EGR valve can leak coolant internally, which causes white smoke to come from the tail pipe. Hot exhaust gases are cooled by the EGR cooler before being circled back into the engine.

Transmission (Red) or Power Transfer Unit (PTU) (Brown) Fluid Leaks at Axle Area

A leaking axle shaft seal and / or PTU cover seal can cause transmission (red) or Power Transfer Unit (PTU) (brown) fluid leaks at the axle area. The axle shaft seal and / or PTU cover seal may be leaking and should be replaced as required.

Squeaks and Creaks Over Bumps and Turning

Squeaks and creaks heard while driving over bumps and turning can be caused be a couple common sources and should be carefully diagnosed. Possible weld issues on the lower control arms can cause the noise concerns and require repair kits for the lower control arms from Ford. A jounce bumper (bump stop) rubbing against dry strut plate can cause an abrasion noise from the strut area. In this case the strut assembly should be disassembled to lubricate the jounce bumper and then reinstalled.

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Ford Questions

Excessive heat from engine compartment when running (1 answer)

We recently bought a 2010 Ford Flex. When the car is running and you are standing next to it, you feel a lot of heat from the engine that blows on you. It that normal or is there something wrong? We have not experienced this in the past with our other cars.

Why is the keyless entry fob not working even? (1 answer)

The keyless entry fob is not working on my Ford f250 . I have to lock and unlock the doors manually. The panic button doesn't work either. Happened over a year ago. Tried reprogramming it as Ford said by putting the key in the ignition. Dealer couldn't solve it.

What do I do if I am told by Ford that they can't fix my upshifting issue? (1 answer)

6 times I took my 2011 fusion to ford for upshifting problems. Each time they worked on something different. Software updates, solenoid piston, etc. And my car was still under extended warranty, but was told they don't know what's causing it and sent me on my way. I'm so frustrated b...

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Ford Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Brake Fluid Leaks From Master Cylinder

Brake fluid may leak from the brake master cylinder into the brake booster assembly, resulting in a possible reduction or loss of braking. Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder and if necessary the brake booster free of charge to resolve the concern.

Wheel Chair Lift Platform Cracks

The wheelchair lift platform may crack and separate from the wheelchair lift. Additionally, the link arms of the lifts may have pivot holes that are too large, allowing the bearings to move out of position. Either case could cause the platform to fall from the vehicle, possibly causing injury. Dealers will inspect the platform for cracks and replace any damaged parts free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Ford Reviews

I bought a 1993 Ford Explorer from my brother. He recycles vehicles. I drove this one, I thought it ran too good to just be cut in peices and recycled. Boy was I right!!!.. Don't even know how many miles this thing actually have. But I know it has lots more to go!!! Took it for a 3000 mile road trip!! Up the Rocky Mountains.. No problems!! Noticed it climed hills better with midgrade or premi...
I have owned 2002 t bird since it was and have had problems with a/c three times, other than that it is a very good car
If my daughter ever buys another Ford car I will hurt her. This car was ok at first but now it's possessed. It does what it wants to. The transmission jerks, it idles on it a own and the lights are a nightmare. Can't drive at night because the lights goes on and off. I really want here to be included in a class action lawsuit against Ford. Ford is a joke but they really need to recall and fix t...

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