Top Two Gripes with the Classic Ford Courier
The Ford Courier has been around for many years now. It began as a ambulance-looking sedan delivery-funny-looking today but very reliable in the 50s-and eventually shaping into one of the most loved light trucks out of the long-running American manufacturing giant. Very little in the way of major trouble has been associated with this much-loved Ford, ensuring that the brand remains relevant and relied-upon long after the tag Courier has been retired or reapplied. Still, no vehicle is ever truly perfect, so here are the top two problems that ever owner or would-be owner should be aware of.
Overheating and the rear gate valve
It has often been reported that the 2005 edition of the Ford Courier has a problem with overheating out of the blue-the truth, however, is that it appears that this edition has a tendency to over-pressurize the engine. The problem didn't cause any immediate detriment to the drivers at the time but was alarming in the sudden rise of the temperature gauges needle. It has since been discovered that rear gate valve had a tendency to seize up, causing pressure within the engine to shoot up.
The best solution has proven to be a replacement of the rear gate valve in question. As the increase in pressure also has an effect on a lot of vulnerable components attached to the engine, it is important to check the whole engine-especially the valves and heads-as some other components might be affected.
Fuel problems and the injector pump filter
Also a problem commonly reported with the 2005 Ford Courier-at about 150,000 miles-is a tendency to lose power at over 2700 rpm. This abrupt occurrence used to be blamed on the engine, but any work done in and around the engine failed to bring any kind of resolution to the problem. It was later found that the injector pump filter tended to clog up heavily over time. The filter itself is very difficult to spot as it is much smaller than other filters.
It is an easy enough change out and, in this instance at least, more thorough cleaning and maintenance seems to prevent the problem from ever occurring to begin with.