Ford - Sparkplugs - Fivehundred :: 2005 - Accessory Plug Dead

Oct 11, 2011

One of my accessory plugs has gone dead. The manual said to check a fuse, and it was bad, so I replaced it. Now all under hood fuses test good using an ohm meter. Still dead at the plug. There is one acc. plug mounted in the console below the radio, and one in the console storage area -- the one under the radio is dead. All that plastic looks difficult to disassemble - how to troubleshoot such a thing. My guess is there is a fusible link along the harness to the upper console plug, but where, and what does it look like?

I know the devices are good, they work in the lower socket. ONE socket is good, the other dead.

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Ford - Fivehundred :: 2005 - AC Will Blow Cold When Running Fast And Then Blow Hot

I'm at the end of my rope! My 2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited has a constant problem with the A/C system and overheating. In the last year I've replaced the compress, expansion valve, dryer FOUR times. They have replaced the condenser, blower motor, and added Freon, and checked for leaks. It will blow cold when running fast and then blow hot. They have replaced belts pulleys, They have replaced the thermostat, fans, coolant reservoir, hoses. and it still overheats. I've taken it to 4 difference mechanics including two dealerships. No one can seem to fix this problem.

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So I wanted to play with the nav system (specifically figure out how to make it find POI along my route... why it can't tell me the compass direction along with the distance to the 17 different McDonalds is beyond me) and when I turned the car on in accessory mode (not depressing the pedal) it shut off after two mins. I tried both "levels" of accessory mode and the behavior was the same. The car was plugged in and actively charging. What am I doing wrong?

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Ford Wiring/Electrical :: 2005 F350 - No Accessory Power Without Truck Being Turned On

I just bought a used F-350 that was being used by a fire department. They did something to the wiring to where most of the electronics won't work unless the key is in the "ON" position. When I open the doors, the dome light doesn't come on, nor does it come on with the IC dimmer switch, when I turn the key either backwards or to the "ACC" position the radio won't work, the headlights DO work but I don't get the warning chime when I open the door with them on.

The flash-to-pass works, as do the hazards and the turn signals (which seems odd -- I don't recall having a car where the turn signals worked without the car being on). With they key on, everything works including the dome light and the door chime. Is there some simple thing they could have done that would make it work this way and is easily reversed?

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Honda - Fuses :: 2005 - Power Accessory Socket Shorting Out?

I have a 2005 Honda CRV. I bought the car in February and soon after, the fuse for the power accessory blew. Since then, the same fuse blows every month or so. I do regularly use the power accessory for my cell phone charger and GPS. I have read online that many people have issues with their Verizon phone charges with this model vehicle, but I don’t have a Verizon phone.

Last week I had my car inspected and the mechanic told me that during a test the battery wasn’t “registering” correctly. They suspected that I had recently replaced the battery, but I told them I didn’t. A few days later the car was off, but I was using my radio. Within 30 minutes the battery died and I needed a jump start. Today I had a hard time starting the car, and then the fuse for the power accessory blew. I took the car to the shop and was told my battery was almost dead. I had it replaced.

I told the mechanic about the fuse issue and he suggested that I change the power socket itself. Another person thought I might have a short in the wiring somewhere, or maybe the car wasn’t grounded correctly. What I should do? I’m worried that the issue might kill another battery.

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Avalon 2005-12 :: Check Charging System Message / Car Being In Accessory Mode

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How can I get this "boat anchor" removed.

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Ford F-150 - 1997-2003 :: 1999 - Sparkplugs Shooting Out?

I have a 99 5.4 f-150 stepside 2x4 and I was driving the other day when the engine threw a sparkplug. It stripped the threads inside the head and I had to re-thread it and put a new plug in.

A friend told me it shot out because of the aluminum heads? That it reacted with the steel of the sparkplug. Is this true? Or is it just because the engine is old? (I have 256,000 miles on it)

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I have locked my keys in truck and the battery is dead. How do I get either the door or the hood open. 2005 super crew king ranch....

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Ford F-150 (2004-2008) :: 2005 - Clunking Sound When Accelerating From A Dead Stop

Bought an 05 FX4 SuperCab in May - been in shop twice for a "clunking" sound when accelerating from a dead stop. Dealer says it's "operating as intended" and that no damage was being if I continue to drive. I thought it was a rear problem with the limited slip. Dealer says it's the tranny and that Ford is looking into the problem (apparently quite a few are coming back). She runs smooth and shifts fine once she gets going. Just starting from a complete stop feels painfully wrong.

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Ford - Windstar - Engines - Cylinder - Sparkplugs :: 2001 - Hiccups While Idling Or During Drive

I had a spark plug break on me and it caused a misfire. I took it in and the mechanic replaced all spark plugs and wires. After getting the car back, I experience an occasional engine hiccup here and there. Took it back to the mechanic and told me that he cleaned off the valves of carbon build up. This did not alleviate the current symptoms. It is more noticeable while I am idling. It feels like a jolt. It appears to be worse after a cold start. I do not have a check engine light or do I notice the RPM needle go wild. What is the mechanic missing? What could still be wrong with the engine? Vehicle is a 2001 Ford Windstar Sports SE, 6cyl, 3.8L ....

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Ford 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel :: 2005 F350 Engine Overheating / Battery Went Dead

I have not started my truck for some time (about 3 months) and the battery went dead. I recharged the battery and started her up. I then drove my truck about 5 miles and noticed that the water temp gauge was pegged to overheat...unbelievable! So of course I stopped the truck at the the nearest spot that had a water hose. The water was about 2-3 liters low as I could tell. This should not have caused the engine to overheat though. So what happened here. The engine ran ok back home but now I do not know what to do. Is it an electrical issue where the cooling system has a valve that is signaled electronically to open for the water to flow thru the system??

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Ford F-150 (2004-2008) :: 2005 V8 Missing / Plug Wet With Antifreeze

Have 146k on an 05 SuperCrew, 4.6 V8, it's like my right arm! Don't know what I'd do without it. The other night, at interstate speed, something "popped" and the check engine light came on and it started missing. Left it at the mechanic's overnight, he swapped coil packs with no change, pulled the #6 plug and found it wet with antifreeze. No water in oil, no overheating, no other signs of head or gasket failure.......I'm tempted to put some stop-leak in it and change the plug.......

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Ford F-150 (2004-2008) :: 2005 - Changing Spark Plug?

I own a v10 and am getting ready to assist a buddy out with his 05 5.4l. He wants me to change the spark plugs out. I have changed the spark plugs on my 04 v10. I think this is the year for went to the 2 piece spark plugs. Also what torq setting should I torq them to? Should I also use anti seize with them or no? Does the gap need to be set on the plugs? I dont have a book to go buy.

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Ford F-150 - 1997-2003 :: 2001 - Truck Started Jumping Real Bad And Almost Died / Oil On Sparkplugs

2001 F150, about 3 weeks ago I drove through standing water that was probably about 2 feet deep, as soon as I did that the truck started jumping real bad and almost died. I drove it around for a little while and it started to run better. After that it started to feel like it was misfiring badly. Between 40 -50 mph on the highway just giving it gas a little the jumping was pretty bad.

I decided to change out the plugs, thought maybe water got onto them and this was causing the issue, this was my first time changing the plugs in the truck and it was not nearly as bad as it could have been! I was able to do all of the plugs except number 7. The fuel injection line is right on top of that plug and I did not want to remove it!

After changing the 7 plugs the truck is running better now, I have not yet felt the jumping that was happening, my problem is that on the 4 plugs on the passenger side all 4 looked to be covered in oil. My question is does this mean my head gasket is blown and how long do I have before I am going to have to put alot of money into this truck to fix this issue?

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Ford F-150 (2004-2008) :: 2005 STX Misfiring After Spark Plug Change

I just changed the plugs in my 05 stx 4x4 4.6L. Truck was running fine, never a problem but it has 105k so I figured id change them. #4 was the only one that gave me a little problem (besides being so tight). The coil and spring pulled off the boot, and I had to get a pair of pliers and get the boot off the plug.

I simply slid the spring back through the boot and replaced it once I had changed the plug. Other than that they all came out easily. I replaced with motorcraft plugs, and #5 did have what looked like some oil down on the threads when I pulled it out, but not sure if that's a big deal or not

Any way, I am torn between ordering new boots and changing them out, or just biting the bullet and getting 8 new coils with new boots attached. Truck runs fine, but does the usual buck/jerk under a load in overdrive now (never once did it before)...

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Ford F-150 (2004-2008) :: 2005 - Spark Plug Break Off Prevention?

I had first two spark plugs break off in my 2005 F150 before stopping. I ran five tanks of injector cleaner through using different brands of cleaner. The next six plugs removed without any issues.

Since then, I replaced 2 plugs after 25000 miles. Used one tank of injector cleaner and had no problem.

I would suggest that anyone planning on changing plugs run some injector cleaner through before the change. The cleaner seems to remove the carbon build-up around the plugs.

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Ford Super Duty (1999-2016) :: 2005 F350 - Truck Seemed Slow To Turn Over / Battery Dead

I bought a 2005 F350 in January of 2012. At the time of purchase, I noticed that the truck seemed slow to turn over. I talked the dealer into installing 2 new 750 CCA Ford batteries at the time of sale.

I have put less than 7,000 miles on the truck since the day I bought it. In August of 2012, I went to start the truck and the batteries were completely dead. I charged them, started the truck, and the next day the truck was dead again.

I took the batteries out, and took them to the dealer. They replaced both of them under warranty. They said that after they charged them, each tested at less than 85 CCA.

In July of 2013, the same thing happened. I used the truck one day, and then the next day the batteries were completely dead. I had them tested at the dealer, and the passenger side battery failed the test. The driver's side passed. They replaced the passenger side under warranty, again. This time, they also cleaned all battery / ground connections and tested the charging system. Everything passed.

Last week, I went to start the truck. Same thing again. Took the truck to the dealer, and both batteries, after charging, failed the test. They replaced both batteries under warranty.This time, on each battery, the dealer had written with yellow paint pen on the batteries AND on the radiator shroud "BATTERY NOT UNDER WARRANTY."

I asked the dealer about this, and they said that since they have replaced 5 batteries in the truck, and since it has 152,000 miles on it, the warranty is no longer valid. I argued that since they have checked the truck thoroughly, and found no issues with the charging system, they can't void the warranty like that.

So, what is the reason why the batteries would fail like that, and that frequently?

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Ford Super Duty (1999-2016) :: 2005 - How To Get The Spark Plug Out Of Cylinder 4

How to get the spark plug out of cylinder #4. I have the kit to take out the base of the plug out of the head if it breaks off. But I can't get the plug out. I think the plug broke off but not the electrode. So the electrode is caught up in the porcelain tip of the plug. It's pretty tight back there with the a/c lines and fuel rail and other stuff. I tried needle nose but they just don't grip it right, to get enough force to pull it. These are the plugs with the extended tips.

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Ford Super Duty (1999-2016) :: 2005 - Won't Get Socket On Spark Plug?

Have a 2005 F350 4x4 SRW 5.4L with roughly 90k miles and I am replacing the original plugs. Broke three out of seven which was expected and have them replaced. You probably noticed I wrote 7 plugs above. The 8th plug which happens to be the #8 plug is giving me fits. I can't get a socket on it. The socket spins smoothly by hand with no ratchet over the plug but no upward movement. I cleaned the base of the hole thinking it might have some debris preventing it from hitting bottom. From what I can see after cleaning and blowing it out, the base of the hole is clean and there plug appears to have something for the socket grab onto. Out of curiosity, I have tried smaller and larger sockets in both 6 and 12 point with no luck. Is it possible the plug was set too deep in the head from the factory?

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