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Ford Probe Common Problems and Solutions

Catalytic converter problem

Problem:

If you are having serious acceleration problems and notice an unusually bad smell of fuel in the car, then this could be down to a catalytic converter issue.

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Solution:

The only way to resolve this issue is to fit a new catalytic converter on the car.

Difficulty level

4

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Rear brake calliper problems

Problem:

The Probe is known to suffer from rear brake calliper problems. If you have noticed that the rear brakes are sometimes sticking or ceasing up then you have rear calliper problems. Watch the video below.

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Solution:

You can try loosening the Callipers, but if this doesn't solve the problem you will need to buy new callipers.

Difficulty level

3

Paint problems

Problem:

There have been lot of complaints about how easy the paint can chip off, particularly around the bumper and bonnet area. There is also some lines and swirls which can form particularly around the front end.

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Solution:

The only thing you could do about the lines and swirls is to apply a product like T-Cut over the paint which would reduce the lines of swirls. Unfortunately, there isn't a quick fix to the chipping except sanding down and re-spraying.

Difficulty level

1

Clutch problems

Problem:

There have been known issues with the clutch slipping on these cars. This has even been known to happen to Probes with less than 20K miles.

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Solution:

The only way to fix this would be to have a new clutch fitted which can be quite costly.

Difficulty level

5

Noise from the sunroof

Problem:

This annoying noise from the sunroof is due to the sunroof frame rubbing against the roof.

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Solution:

This can be solved by fitting some foam between the sunroof frame and the roof, or some other form of protective insulant which will stop them rubbing together.

Difficulty level

3

Window seal problems

Problem:

There has been known issues with window seal failure due to frameless windows. If you lean on the window or close the door by pushing the window, this could be the cause of the window seal problem.

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Solution:

Fitting a new seal will sort this and also to stop putting any pressure on the window will also help to stop the seal from becoming loose.

Difficulty level

2

Brake warning light problem

Problem:

If the brake warning light is coming on when you are applying the brakes then you need to check your brake fluid levels. The sensor is known for being over sensitive so check the levels.

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Solution:

You will need to top up the brake fluid to the top to resolve it.

Difficulty level

1

Reading these common Ford Probe problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Ford Probe – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Ford Probe does have one of these issues.