Ford Courier Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Courier reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Why does my 2000 Ford Courier billow black smoke when it starts?

Answered by CarsGuide 17 Sep 2020

The best way to test the operation of a fuel-injected car’s sensors is to have the vehicle scanned at a workshop with the necessary computer gear. The error codes that are revealed will tell you exactly what’s going on and save you the time and money of replacing bits and pieces until you find the actual culprit.

As for your symptoms, black smoke from the exhaust usually indicates a too-rich air:fuel mixture which could be the result of worn injectors, incorrect fuel pressure or a faulty temperature sensor. There are other causes, but those are the ones I’d investigate first. After a scan, of course.

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2002 Ford Courier: Faulty fuel pump.

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Mar 2020

There could be a couple of things going on here. The first is that these engines were old-fashioned mechanical fuel-pump units, so they need to be primed. That involves getting all of the air out of the system before they can start to pump diesel again.

From memory, there’s a manual priming pump in the engine bay (I think near the fuel filter) and the idea is to hand-pump the primer until the plunger starts to feel solid (meaning there’s fuel, not air in there) and then crank the engine till it starts. It can take some time, though. This is precisely why it’s bad form to run an old-school diesel completely out of fuel. Make sure your battery and starter motor are up to the job, too.

The other possibility is that the new pump needs to be timed to the engine. In these set-ups, the pump not only creates the fuel pressure, it also provides the timing for each injector to fire into each cylinder. If this timing is out, the engine won’t run.

Beyond that, look for blocked filters, air leaks in the fuel hoses and blocked fuel lines from the tank. And if in doubt, take it to somebody who knows what they’re doing, because having high-pressure fuel spraying around the place is never a good idea.

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Ford Courier 2004: Why does my car keep engaging in 4WD?

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Oct 2019

It could be a loose wire on the selector switch, or maybe the switch itself could be faulty.

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Ford Courier 1995: Error message after flat battery

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Mar 2019

Disconnecting the battery usually does the trick, but by entering the wrong code so many times might have caused it to shut down. Try a car radio specialist or a Ford dealer.

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What's the most reliable 4x4 diesel ute?

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Feb 2019

Buying a car sight unseen is not a good idea. I would go for on of the big three: HiLux, Triton, or Courier. They are all much of a muchness when you get to the used car market. The important things are service history, odo reading, and previous use.

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Ford Courier 2003: Runs rough

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Jan 2019

It could be the computer. It would seem that it’s not getting enough enrichment to sustain running during the warm-up phase.

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What starter motors are compatible with a 2006 Ford Courier?

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Jul 2018

Starters from equivalent Mazda models, like the Bravo will be the same. You could also buy a reconditioned starter.

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Ford, Audi, Tesla confirm affected Takata recall models

Ford, Audi, Tesla confirm affected Takata recall models

9 Mar 2018 · by Spencer Leech

Hot on the heels of the Australian government's mandatory Takata airbag recall, Ford, Audi and Tesla have joined the list of carmakers to detail which of it's models are affected.

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Replacing 2003 Courier ignition barrel

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Mar 2017

I understand you can fit a new lock barrel without any other problems.

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Spark plug spanner size for 1993 Courier?

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Mar 2017

You need a 5/8 plug spanner.

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