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#225 of 256 Stereo unit on 2005 ford five hundred stopped working
Jan 28, 2011 (3:52 pm)
I have a 2005 ford five hundred with 50K miles and just today my stereo unit stopped working. It worked when I shut the car off last but when I turned it on today it wouldn't power on. I checked every single fuse, even the ones that weren't related to the audio system and they're all fine. I'm assuming that there unit is either junk or there is a loose connection. Any ideas as to what may be the actual cause?
#226 of 256 Re: Ford Five Hundred problems (alot) [sboyenger]
May 14, 2011 (3:03 pm)
Trunk - same as other posts: seems to stick when unlatched, tough to open, especially if hands full. Also, doesn't completely go up in cold weather. Dealer says "that's the way it is" or need to replace lifters. Would stronger lifers work?
sboyenger: I have sprayed white grease up into the trunk latch which helps to unlatch the trunk. I use to have to press the trunk release several times to get to unlatch, now when it acts up I just spray the white grease and it works for several months. The lift is another story and I have thought about replacing the lift cylinders but have never done it. I just lift the lid up once released and make sure it is up all the way as I have hit my head a couple times... it finally sunk in my head to make sure the lid is up all the way.
#227 of 256 Ford 500 Throttle Problems
Jun 23, 2011 (3:59 pm)
I was reading some of your posts about the 500, how about I did not have that car a year and the catalyic conveter went out on it. Now the problem I am have and it has 59,000 miles on it is when u turn on the AC thecar lunges and act like it wants to take off by itself. At this particular time I am not happy at all with that car. Also they had a recall in 2006 for 2007 500's pertaining to fuel issues and I did not recieve 1 letter about it. I am to drop it off in the shop tomorrow for this problem, I REFUSE to pay any money for Ford's screw ups. I will fight this thing tooth and nails, not at all happy they I got to make payments on a piece of junk. Does anyone elses whine when u turn the sterring wheel?. I will be sending Ford these a letter about this and to the bbb also AG. My car is a 2007 Limted 500. I got the run around with catalyic converter and I talked with their head quarters and asked them where should I go to pick up keys to my new car or whos going to make the payments on it. Last Ford I will purchase.
#228 of 256 Re: Ford 500 Throttle Problems [gailtyler]
Jul 20, 2011 (1:46 pm)
Hey my 500 is doing the same exact thing!!! It just randomly acceleraters/bolts/lunges when i shift into drive or reverse. I havent taken it to the dealership for that problem yet because i just took it their for an oilk change last week and they handed me a list of problems including alignment , breaks, battery , tires, that all needed to be replaced in their opinion!!! So im not sure if i should keep going their since i have a warranty or just find another mechanic in town!!! Pretty frustrating though!!!!
#231 of 256 Re: 06 Ford 500 transmission [klassy1962]
Aug 23, 2011 (1:51 pm)
omg!!!!!!!! I ALSO HAVE A 2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED AND IM HAVING THE EXACT SAME PROBLEMS WITH MY CAR ACCELARATING WHEN IM AT A STOP THANK GOD I HAVE NOT BEEN INVOLVED IN A SERIOUS ACCIDENT OR RAN INTO SOMETHING, AND THERE TELLING ME THAT THEY DONT KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS BUT THEY THINK ITS THE TROTTLE BODY WHICH MY WARRANTY DOSE NOT COVER AND ITS GONNA COST ABOUT 600, TO GET IT FIXED, BUT WHAT IM HEARING IS THAT THERE SAYING THATS THE PROBLEM BUT WITHIN A COUPLE OF WEEKS ITS STARTS ACCELARATING AGAIN. THIS IS SOME BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!I GUESS ITS GONNA TAKE SOMEONE TO LOOSE THEIR LIFE OR RUN INTO A BUILDING BEFORE FORD TAKES ACTION AND RECALLS THESE CARS
#232 of 256 Re: Drivers Side Window and Side Mirrors [maxx9000]
Sep 21, 2011 (9:04 pm)
I have this same situation. It's somewhat irritating for sure. I haven't had mine looked at.....but yes, I roll mine down...a little for smoking...and then when I want the window to go back up, it goes down! Then I have to go up again. I don't understand it. But, just wanted you to know that it's happening to others too!
#233 of 256 Re: Bucking at high speed [yak2]
Sep 21, 2011 (9:26 pm)
Hello....not sure if you still are having this problem...BUT, if you are I have found out why this has been occuring!! Mine kept bucking...periodically. Then it was hard to gain speed...etc....AFTER about 7 times in the shop...they tried everything to find out what it was to no avail. FINALLY, a mechanic from New York told them he had the same issue and figured it out. Here is what it is.
Under the dash....way in there there are two electrical wires. These two wires are to have a wrapping on both wires on them. Well, after a while, they rub raw, just from driving...and the movement of the car. So, you have to take it in...and they will rewrap those wires so they don't touch each other anymore. This stopped mine.....See, each time the wires touched each other , it would buck. Hopefully this helps you!
#234 of 256 Car accelerate by himself
Oct 01, 2011 (6:35 am)
Having problems wen in a stop the car accelerate reaching more than 1500rpms; if you put it on reverse does the same. This will cause an accident.Please help me on this.