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christina, Spain

Ford Ka

I have water coming near my feet on both sides of car when air con is on. Can you advise where you think this is coming from

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It is normal to get water in the heater box inside the car when aircon is used Usually the water drains out through a pipe under the car This pipe is probably blocked or split Scott merrills from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 20/07/2014 10:32:35 | ID: 100032

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Barry, Dumfries and Galloway

Ford Mondeo

Oil round engin and makes a whisling noise when excelerate

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If your vehicle is a tubo diesel the likley cause is a split turbo hose in the area were the oil is seen Scott merrills from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 11/07/2014 19:53:17 | ID: 99472

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Steven Burrows, Essex

Ford Fiesta

Hello, When I turn left or right round corners, the red exclamation light (the same as when the handbrake is applied) on the dash lights up. Any idea why this may be? Thanks, Steve

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Check the brake fluid level If low get the vehicles hydraulic system checked for leaks and check brake pads for wear Check rear shoes for wear and cylinders for leaks Scott merrills from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 20/07/2014 13:37:51 | ID: 100045

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vic, Wrexham

Ford Fiesta

clutch won't work the pedal goes straight to the floor but there is a leak from the gearbox underneath

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The clutch slave cylinder has failed The gearbox will need to be removed and a replacment slave cylinder installed. Also a clutch would maybe required if contaminated with fluid Scott merrills from East Riding of Yorkshire

The clutch slave cylinder has failed The gearbox will need to be removed and a replacment slave cylinder installed. Also a clutch would maybe required if contaminated with fluid Scott merrills from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 17/08/2014 12:56:32 | ID: 101637

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derek mills, Cambridgeshire

Ford Mondeo

car runs fine all the time until you turn on the headlamps them the management light comes on and the engine mis fires and runs on 3 cylinders if you turn on just the sidelights its fine and you can hold full beam on and its fine only on dipped beam when you turn off the headlamps after a few seconds it returns too normal the alternator is fine as you can load it with both heated screens heater motor sidelights and indicators and no problem until you put on dipped beam headlamps

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hi just in case anyone has this problem in the future we found out the coil pack was at fault god knows why it only happened with dipped headlamps but was an easy fix after a scan picked up the fault not too expensive either around £22.00 derek mills from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 10/08/2014 15:44:41 | ID: 101272

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Del, Dorset

Ford Focus

Hi there. I have a Focus TDCi on a 52 plate and I'd like a rough idea how much in fuel it would cost to drive from Poole in Dorset to Peterborough? Journey time is 3.25hrs/146miles. Cheers Del Lopez

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Go onto google maps, click the 'directions' option, put in your start and finish points and it should tell you the distance, time and fuel cost Phil from East Renfrewshire

Submitted: 03/07/2014 18:40:58 | ID: 98911

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Emma, Bridgend

Ford Ka

Hello, I have noticed a smell of burning rubber coming from my car, there is no pattern that I can ascertain. There are no oil leaks that I can find, no oil on the floor, wheel rubber is all intact, brakes were replaced nine months ago. There are no noises to indicate wheel bearing problems, no vibration or wobble through steering, cam shouldn't need doing at 42,000 miles and is not screeching. What could it be? Any ideas for troubleshooting before I take it to the garage would be appreciated! It`s six years old and has had nothing replaced since new apart from brakes and tyres. Thanks.

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Hi I have had similar problem of intermittent burning rubber smell, then recently smell suddenly appeared together with reduced power this time and I needed a new clutch, so maybe burning smell is a sign yours is going, mine had simple milage. Les from Norfolk

Submitted: 13/07/2014 22:28:14 | ID: 99616

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Paul Farrow, Hertfordshire

Ford Ka

Why does the driver`s seat get hot, even during short journeys?

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Ive noticed that weird thought was the leather,i know the bottom part u have a button to put heater on dont know why back gets warm, great for winter time wendy from Kent

Submitted: 29/07/2014 09:57:00 | ID: 100545

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Geoff, Bedfordshire

Ford Mondeo

My mondeo will not start, The dashboard lights are on ok but when I turn the key to start the it nothing happens...there is no noise at all ie no click etc. I tried jumping the battery from another car with a new battery but still the same...any ideas.

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Sounds very much like the starter motor derek mills from Cambridgeshire

Sounds very much like the starter motor derek mills from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 31/07/2014 18:37:12 | ID: 100670

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Driver girl, Cumbria

Ford Fiesta

Since having a new set of injectirs fitted my car is putting a big cloud of black smoke out when accelerating quickly anyone got any clues ?

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Mine was doing the same, it was the egr valve. We cleaned it and it was fine for a couple of months then it starting kicking out black smoke again, we ended up fitting a blanking plate, it runs better than ever now. You can pick one up for under a fiver on ebay :) Vidia from Northumberland

Mine was doing the same, it was the egr valve. We cleaned it and it was fine for a couple of months then it starting kicking out black smoke again, we ended up fitting a blanking plate, it runs better than ever now. You can pick one up for under a fiver on ebay :) Vidia from Northumberland

Submitted: 16/07/2014 11:05:52 | ID: 99770

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Jane DOLTON , Berkshire

Ford Focus

Please help me. I bought a new Ford Focus in 2004 and drove it for four years but then had to take it off the road. It has 36,000 on the clock and was kept under cover for 6 years. I put a new battery in it and it won't fire up, it sounds like it is trying to start up but won't. So far two mechanics have looked at it, fiddled under the bonnet and charged me for their service but have not got it started.I'm a woman on my own and as I can't get it to a garage I am being charged a call out charge each time I get someone out. Can anyone help? Thank you very much.

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Hi Jane, its not going to be easy to diagnose without inspecting the vehicle, is it petrol or diesel for starters? Neil from West Midlands

Hi Jane, it`s not going to be easy to diagnose without inspecting the vehicle. Is it petrol or diesel for starters? Neil from West Midlands

Hello Neil It's a 1.6. Petrol 5door Focus. It sounds like it wants to start up and it backfires. Thank you very much, Jane Jane DOLTON from Berkshire

Hi, call ford up and ask then to come out and put a diagnostics machine on it, it could be a number of things, maybe the alternator if you was more local my hubby would of popped up we have all the machines to check as he is recovery/ mechanical specialist, good luck hope you sort it soon xx Louise from Kent

Hi, call ford up and ask then to come out and put a diagnostics machine on it, it could be a number of things, maybe the alternator if you was more local my hubby would of popped up we have all the machines to check as he is recovery/ mechanical specialist, good luck hope you sort it soon xx Louise from Kent

Submitted: 23/06/2014 22:41:40 | ID: 98325

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Simon, Wiltshire

Ford Fiesta

My wife's car seems to have an intermittent starting fault. It's a 2007 model with approx 90000 miles FSH and due it's next service in a couple of weeks. On a number of occasions she has driven the car to town only to find when she returns to the car and try's to start it again it fails. On one occasion she called me to it and I couldn't start it either was turning over fine but not firing. I left it a while and phoned to get it recovered I then tried it one more time whilst waiting for RAC after about 20 mins and it then started. No warning lights flash up and temp whilst driving is normal. No issues when driving and car is used daily with fault happening about 8 times now. The fault has only happened shortly after car is driven she states that it always starts again if she then leaves it 20-30 mins . We have taken it to a local garage but they said as the car starts fine with no fault codes then they can't fix it until it develops the fault again. The car will be going for a service end of this month I am hoping someone may have come across a similar fault before so I can pass info on to garage when it goes in so we can get it sorted. Any info appreciated.

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Check battery oz from Greater London

Any update on this fault as I am having the same problem with mine. Also can hear a ticking noise every ten seconds whilst the car is running? Andrea from Lancashire

Any update on this fault as I am having the same problem with mine. Also can hear a ticking noise every ten seconds whilst the car is running? Andrea from Lancashire

Hi Andrea no real update from having a read on other forums I suspect that it may be a injector issue. I told the garage to have a look whilst it was in for service but they couldn't get fault to develop so looks like I may have to get Ford to check injector pressures etc. Simon from Wiltshire

Submitted: 13/07/2014 15:02:01 | ID: 99586

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Paul Kennedy, Aberdeenshire

Ford Focus

My car has been back to the dealer who assures me that this vehicle doesn't have one touch windows. The window goes all the way down but you have to hold your finger on the button to put the window up. Is this correct or is he having me on? My 2000 astra had one touch windows so surely this thing must?

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This is usual with the rear windows, in case a child puts there hand out whist you are closing it. Will from Devon

Thanks for the reply it's a 3 door so only front windows goes all way down but hold to put up Paul Kennedy from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 16/07/2014 15:11:13 | ID: 99786

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Sarah, Kent

Ford Focus

Stability Control Light(ESP) keeps coming on, garage done investigation and changed the steering wheel angle sensor, but light still coming on. Came on this morning when going round a corner at less than 20 mph. Any ideas?

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Had the same problem 12 months ago a wire from a sensor had rubbed and was earthing out. Will from Devon

Had the same problem 12 months ago a wire from a sensor had rubbed and was earthing out. Will from Devon

Submitted: 27/07/2014 12:08:08 | ID: 100425

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Mark Sugden, Kent

Ford C-Max 2008

Neither the AA or my local garage can find a fault code when my Ford C-MAX`s engine malfunction light comes on, which now is nearly all of the time. The car was running okay until yesterday when it seemed to be running in a speed restricted mode- I can’t accelerate well and it takes ages to get to 60mph on the motorway. Can anyone suggest what is wrong? (Diesel)

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wheel ballencing probs the best bet if you can drive out of it at 80mph get that done and it should be alright or swap front wheels with back darren from Argyll and Bute

wheel ballencing probs the best bet if you can drive out of it at 80mph get that done and it should be alright or swap front wheels with back darren from Argyll and Bute

Submitted: 02/04/2013 10:27:57 | ID: 90303

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sophia davies, Swansea

Ford Focus

Hello there, can anyone please help me, i'm desperate to find out the code for my radio!

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Mine is a 09 plate Focus and the radio code is on the inside of the glove box door. Geoff from Cheshire

Mine is a 09 plate Focus and the radio code is on the inside of the glove box door. Geoff from Cheshire

Submitted: 13/07/2014 11:50:57 | ID: 99565

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natasha, Bedfordshire

Ford Galaxy

Hi. I have a stange problem that no one seems to know what it could be. When going over 10 miles and accelerating the car starts making this clicking noise every its put into acceleration. The drive shaft was cha ged today and the problem is still there. Has anyone got any ideas or answers as to what could be the cause. Thanks

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I have a 2.0 petrol '56 (new shape) Galaxy and I also get ticking / clicking noise when accelerating. The dealer thinks it may me the fuel injectors over working which is apparently a known problem and can't be addressed. Our Galaxy has only done 65K miles and been serviced regularly. No impact to performance, temperature needle or economy. Paul from Berkshire

I have a 2.0 petrol '56 (new shape) Galaxy and I also get ticking / clicking noise when accelerating. The dealer thinks it may me the fuel injectors over working which is apparently a known problem and can't be addressed. Our Galaxy has only done 65K miles and been serviced regularly. No impact to performance, temperature needle or economy. Paul from Berkshire

Submitted: 15/07/2014 19:32:49 | ID: 99734

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Craig, City of Glasgow

Ford Kuga

I have just bought a Ford Kuga Titanium with the Sony DAB radio but every time I start the car my time and date resets. How do I fix this?

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Hello Craig of Glasgow. Quickly send the car back to the dealership. Since it is NEW it will still be covered by their warranty. The problem seems to be the Electrical System and it could get worse if other electronics are affected as well.Take care. Cheers! Melvin Lee from Malaysia

Submitted: 30/07/2014 21:51:17 | ID: 100614

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johyn, Portsmouth

Ford Galaxy

my sisters car is running lumpy it is a 2005 1.9 td we have changed a couple of little bits on the advice of her garage glow plugs air filter and it is still running really lumpy does anyone have any ideas what we can check next as she really doesnt have the money to get garage to fix thanks

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Check the egr valve and Dpf Collin parkin from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 14/07/2014 21:42:14 | ID: 99684

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Mel Kemp, Berkshire

Ford Focus C-Max 2007

Whilst driving my Ford Focus C-MAX all lights on the dashboard come on and the speedo clock goes down to 0. I then have no power steering and I have to then press the mileage reset button for it to all come back on. I have to turn the key about 30 times to start the car and it only starts if I hold the mileage reset button. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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Did you find out what was wrong as mine is doing the same kevin anderson from Lancashire

Did you find out what was wrong as mine is doing the same kevin anderson from Lancashire

Submitted: 07/11/2013 15:21:47 | ID: 57548

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lee, Ireland

Ford Fiesta

Hi all, Have a nightware with my 2001 ford fiesta 1.25 zetec se ghia 5 door i bought the car as a non-runneras the previous owner over filled it with oil and he hadn't servided it in 2years either so i saved the poor motor haha :) now ive done a full service - spark plugs, oil, oil filter, pollen filter, air filter, full coolant change. Car was running great then i found the Brake master cyclinder was leaking brake fluid so i fixed that then i start the car again and everything when bad now the car is mis-firing, choking, shaking, water like liquid coming out the exhaust and the revs are bouncing even when idle in neutral and i can not control the revs onlys at 4,000 and the engine management light is flashing on and off randomly and i mean RANDOMLY like sometimes when i start up the car or sometimes when i have it running idle for a while. Now i'm a 3rd year apprentice mechanic so i buy and sell cars to help my low income. Now i've checked the coil and plugs there all sparking the leads are carring current fine theres no rips or corrosion on the leads or coil pack. When i first got the car it did have the engine management light on and the code was PO420 i cant remeber it was catalytic convertor treshold something anyway i didn't have alot of money so i went against my gut and bought a bottle of cataclean it was meant to fix the problem with the catalytic convertor and turn of the engine light but to my surprize it worked 100% amd done everything it said it would do ! anyway any advice or experience in what my problem may be ? i'm thinking trottle body/ mass air flow meter or EGR Valve ? thanks

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Hi it's your egr valve had same problem I took it out cleaned it runs perfect now matthew from Limerick

Hi it's your egr valve had same problem I took it out cleaned it runs perfect now matthew from Limerick

Submitted: 04/07/2014 21:38:58 | ID: 98977

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Marcus, Bristol

Ford Ka

My abs light is on and I don't know why. Can you help please?

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One of your ABS sensors is faulty. I had this on my wifes Street KA. IIRC it was about £50 to fix it. It is an MOT failure so cant be left. Strax from North Ayrshire

One of your ABS sensors is faulty. I had this on my wifes Street KA. IIRC it was about £50 to fix it. It is an MOT failure so cant be left. Strax from North Ayrshire

Submitted: 28/06/2014 22:45:29 | ID: 98651

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Matthew, Surrey

Ford S-Max

I was driving my 2007 Ford S-Max Titanium 2.0 TDCi at 70 mph on the motorway, in normal weather conditions, when the ESP light and the warning triangle light came on, and the car started to lose power. I stopped on the hard shoulder, switched off, started the engine again and the lights had disappeared but, after 2 miles, the same thing happened. However, the car was normal on the 100-mile journey to get back home. The Ford garage checked the car but could find no cause. Do you have any ideas as to why this happened, please?

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hi i have an ford smax 2.0 and i have over rev it now it wont start could you please help faisal from West Yorkshire

Hi Matthew, I have also had this problem and I have been to Ford dealers the length of the country with no luck. My wife used to use the car for just city driving until I had a job up north. Once I gave this a good run on the motorway, 300 miles plus, I have never had this issue since, fingers crossed it has sorted out the problem. John Kirkham from Bath and North East Somerset

Submitted: 04/06/2014 14:57:51 | ID: 96891

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sus, Cheshire

Ford Galaxy

My 2002 Galaxy`s doors will not lock unless I use the key. I have to lock one front door at a time, they then stay locked, but it`s annoying. What is wrong?

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It could be your central locking fuse in your fuse box ford from Blackburn with Darwen

Submitted: 15/06/2014 14:09:44 | ID: 97734

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tony, Kent

Ford Galaxy

hi all. I have a 1.9tdi galaxy in the morning the when I first start the car it is really hard the get into gear I sometimes have to start it in gear, the same sort of thing happened to me with a combo van and it turned out to be the clutch cable had slipped and someone told me the same had happened to this or the cable had stretched, but someone else had told me this doesn't even have a cable, has anyone come across one of this if so can you verify for me please many thanks

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It`s a 2000 tdi tony from Kent

I had this problem as well but found a note in the handbook that suggests depressing clutch when starting and keeping clutch depressed for three seconds before engaging gear. Jon from Devon

I had this problem as well but found a note in the handbook that suggests depressing clutch when starting and keeping clutch depressed for three seconds before engaging gear. Jon from Devon

Submitted: 13/07/2014 08:31:30 | ID: 99559

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karen, Bridgend

Ford Fiesta

Hi I have a judering problem with my car and sometimes feels it wants to stall . It cuts out from time to time . And gets slugish on hills wont keep its speed up slows down .had coil pack sparks changed but has made no diffrance I have no lights on and cant find any faults with diagnistick machine .I noticed in nutral it judders andthe revs are slightly moving below one . And sometimes the revs are over one and judders alot more please help

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Think we found the culprit .hissing noise from air manifold .so suspect air leak fingers crossed its what were lioking for karen from Bridgend

It wasn`t the manifold and now I`ve discovered oil in my coolant. Any ideas? karen from Bridgend

Submitted: 14/07/2014 15:53:05 | ID: 99645

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TESSA ADAMS, Suffolk

Ford Focus

When using my key fob the driver`s door opens but not the passenger or rear doors. The key fob will lock all doors. Does anybody know what`s wrong?

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Your key fob can easily be reprogrammed to unlock all with one press of the button. With the ignition turned off, press and hold the unlock and lock buttons on the key fob simultaneously for at least 4 seconds. The direction indicators will flash twice to confirm the change. Hope this helps. Graham from Kent

Submitted: 16/07/2014 15:40:18 | ID: 99789

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Nikki Robb, Scotland

Ford Ka 2006

My heaters in my Ford Ka have been blowing out hot air for months now and, having taken it to 2 garages who told me I was imagining it, I thought nothing of it. Then I googled the problem and found out it`s a common fault with the Ford Ka and that the heating will be on full lock on hot and will apparently only cost £36 to fix which is fine. However this overheating has caused another problem in the car - all the electrics (apart from windows and lights) have gone, so no back window heater etc and the A/C says it`s on all of the time, (obviously it`s using lots of petrol and water), but the hot air is still blowing out. Any idea how to get this fixed or roughly how much it will be? I don`t want to get the mickey taken out of me again, since I knew there was a problem ages ago and this other problem wouldn`t have happened if they believed me then! Thanks.

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I have exactly the same problem happen to my KA ’06. I am now having to pay £65 to get my dash board lights fixed even though my mechanic told me they fixed my heating problem, which cost me £65 then as well. Now I know there is a link and the same garage is fixing my electronics; I think I’m going to point it out when I go down there next. Sorry I couldn’t help you with your problem, I just thought to let you know you’re not the only one. Beth from Caerphilly

I had the same issue, there is a mechanism behind the dash that is accessible from out side under the window. This is a common fault on certain models and year. Since I had it changed ive had no issue. Regarding lights etc, the dashboard light is easy to mend, but you have to take the stereo ot first, then unscrew two crews holding part of the dash facia on. Then where the perspec screen is (speedo etc) two screws hold the dash in place there. I had this issue, cleaned and change the bulb and no issues. Jason from West Yorkshire

Hi, I have a similar problem, whereas the heater works fine for a while, blowing hot and cold when you turn the dial, but every now and then, it goes straight to hot even when on cold, and does not change. but the next day, the problem has gone. now the heater valve was changed last week, and the coolant was also changed last week. so am i missing something here, or is it the dial itself that could be the problem Michael from Middlesex

Hi, I have a similar problem, whereas the heater works fine for a while, blowing hot and cold when you turn the dial, but every now and then, it goes straight to hot even when on cold, and does not change. but the next day, the problem has gone. now the heater valve was changed last week, and the coolant was also changed last week. so am i missing something here, or is it the dial itself that could be the problem Michael from Middlesex

Submitted: 14/02/2014 09:42:30 | ID: 62098

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karen, Suffolk

Ford Mondeo

I have a 56 reg petrol Mondeo and the fan stays on we've changed the fan and the relay but it still won't turn off any ideas please.

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My Mondeo 1.8 petrol had the same problem. I changed the coolant temperature sensor located on the cy head by the ignition coil. Yours might not be in the same place. I got mine from a Ford dealer £12.. Michael cramer from Norfolk

Hi, thank you, I will try it, let`s hope it works. karen from Suffolk

Has it got air on ? If so if the dial is set to the windscreen symbol your air on will be running even without your air con light being illuminated, set the dial for the air to come out the vents or feet and the aircon disables and so should your fan worked for me hope it works foryou too ! john from Warwickshire

Has it got air on ? If so if the dial is set to the windscreen symbol your air on will be running even without your air con light being illuminated, set the dial for the air to come out the vents or feet and the aircon disables and so should your fan worked for me hope it works foryou too ! john from Warwickshire

Submitted: 19/06/2014 19:01:27 | ID: 98057

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CC king, South Africa

Ford Fiesta

Hi, my 2007 1.4 Fiesta is misfiring. I've replaced the coil, plugs and leads plug 3 is not firing. What else can it be? Can the computers box have anything to do with it? Regards.

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EGR Valve lee from Ireland

Has to be certain gap between the sparks plug and coils I was told on mine .dose ur car cut out or judder karen from Bridgend

Try listening to the engine whilst its running for an air leak .sort of hissing noise mine was fealing as thou it was misfiring and discovered a air leak in the manifold .feals like it gonna stall at high speed and also cuts out at times.or try a can of bg44k can purches it at kwik fit karen from Bridgend

Submitted: 15/06/2014 22:50:06 | ID: 97757

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joe brown, Northumberland

Ford Fiesta

my 2003 1.3 fiesta runs smoothly when cold, however as soon as the temp gets up it will not pull away smoothly in any gear if the revs are under 2000, ( a bit like having kangaroo petrol in ) this means I am having to over rev the engine in a lower gear than I should need to get it to pick up speed. I have changed the coil pack and the low speed throttle sensor

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Hi Joe, did you manage to solve this issue? Riaan Deysel from South Africa

Hi my fiesta has similar issues but also cuts out changed coil and sparks and now discovered a hissing noise from the air manifold or air inlet mine also goes sluggish .gave it a can of bg44k this morning and it actually makes it up the hill without changing down a gear .can purches it at kwik fit £20 karen from Bridgend

Submitted: 24/05/2014 14:30:25 | ID: 96069

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richard, Herefordshire

Ford Galaxy

Why wont the blue light on the dash work when the main beam is on?

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have you checked the bulb behind dash to see if it is blown if not try that first johyn from Portsmouth

have you checked the bulb behind dash to see if it is blown if not try that first johyn from Portsmouth

Submitted: 03/06/2014 17:01:22 | ID: 96815

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Ashton, Essex

Ford Ka

Hi, For a few months now my Ka seems to be overheating. When I drive mark for a short distance , when I park up I noticed a bubbling noise coming from under the bonnet so when I opened the bonnet it smells of burning and there's a black fluid around the casket. But I have googled it and it seems like a common fault. I have had the head casket and thermostat replaced at Ford themselves and was fine for a few weeks but has came back but it wasn't a problem before taking it to them. I don't drive with the heating on as I don't want to overheat the engine as I had once learned my lesson with that.. But the heater is blowing out cold air when I drive I'm not sure if that's a clue or not? I check my oil and water once a week, but the water doesn't seem to be going down just sits below the max bar I have out a cap of anti freeze inside .I dont want the engine to blow as I only have 60,000 miles on the clock. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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look like its your thermostat keep driving around in it and your head gasket will go might have gone already about £600 to £800 to fix it mick from Kent

look like its your thermostat keep driving around in it and your head gasket will go might have gone already about £600 to £800 to fix it mick from Kent

Maybe air bloke try finding the colant pipes take the cap off amd gently sqeeze pipes to let any bloked air out haf it on my old car.colant wadnt circulating due to air bloke karen from Bridgend

Submitted: 25/05/2014 15:40:51 | ID: 96126

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joannstearn@hotmail.com, Essex

Ford Fiesta

There is a random click noise when the engine is running and im parked up but also as I drive I hear it..seems to be coming from front right handside area.

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We appear to have the same problem on our 2011 fiesta zetec. Try turning the air conditioning off which should stop the fan coming on when you startup and during driving. This will hopefully stop the clicking. Martin baybutt from Lancashire

We appear to have the same problem on our 2011 fiesta zetec. Try turning the air conditioning off which should stop the fan coming on when you startup and during driving. This will hopefully stop the clicking. Martin baybutt from Lancashire

Submitted: 05/07/2014 07:41:17 | ID: 98989

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steve, Lancashire

Ford Ka

Checking where the coolant level is really hard to see?

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Backlight the tank with a strong torch whilst pushing the bumper up and down, you will see the water level moving,works as long as your coolant tank is opaque white in colour which it should be. Emma from Bridgend

Submitted: 30/06/2014 08:16:19 | ID: 98718

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Michael Raszka, England

Ford Focus Estate 2002

How do you replace the rear washer plastic pipe to the jet at the top of the rear windscreen of my Ford Focus Estate?

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I need the answer to this one myself. edward coates from Leicestershire

Submitted: 17/03/2014 11:17:43 | ID: 62881

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Mark Hoffer, Cardiff

Ford Galaxy

I want to re-gas my aircon system, but I can't locate the low port. Anyone have any idea where it is? Whenever I've done this on other cars, both ports were easy to find.

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I forgot to mention, it's a Mk3 2litre Ghia diesel Mark Hoffer from Cardiff

You'll find it on the rear left hand side of the engine. It is located behind the cam belt cover. (Black screw on cover like a tyre valve cap). Matt from West Midlands

Mines under drivers side indicator.. Had mine done earlier this year Halfords guy found it :-) Jason from Hampshire

Mines under drivers side indicator.. Had mine done earlier this year Halfords guy found it :-) Jason from Hampshire

Submitted: 16/06/2014 20:48:28 | ID: 97837

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Audrius, Lithuania

Ford Fiesta

Hello, I've got Fiesta Mk7 Titanium (production year is 2009). Please be so kind as to answer me perhaps a rather simple question: Is it normal if the dashboard (illuminating petrol level, millage, etc.) and information display (date and time) stay lit after the ignition is off and the key is pulled out, but the cars stays unlocked?

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Quite normal for a short time zed from Bristol

Submitted: 28/06/2014 23:20:51 | ID: 98655

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terry, Merseyside

Ford Mondeo

Have connected a brand new flat battery then bump started down a big hill got the car running but running very poor put old battery back on no revs reading or speedo no computer no heater but fan running through vents indicator bulbs gone running poor smell of burning .

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damaged cells on the old battery, fit the new battery and allow ecu to gather and reset does run crappy for a while also clean and check all earth connections gary from Berkshire

Submitted: 14/06/2014 18:44:37 | ID: 97683

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Tracie, Lincolnshire

Ford Mondeo

I recently purchased a 51 plate ford mondeo 1.8 lx, about 3 weeks ago my car alarm started going off at random times, now it is going off at approximately every 2 to 3 days but it is both day or night. Why is this happening? What can I do to prevent the alarm going off again?

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I had the identical problem, needle in red zone but engine at normal temperature. First garage didn't have a clue except to change thermostat and flush the system. Second garage recognised fault straight away it was a faulty temperature sender unit. he tested it first by disconnecting the wire and earthing it out (which made the temp gauge needle move). Seemingly there are two items that need to be changed sender and sensor units I think) but it was a quick fix and relatively cheap. Terence brown from Cambridgeshire

hi i dont know if you sorted it but sometimes a faulty battery(loosing charge) sometimes causes alarms to go of gary from Berkshire

hi i dont know if you sorted it but sometimes a faulty battery(loosing charge) sometimes causes alarms to go of gary from Berkshire

Submitted: 20/04/2014 18:19:20 | ID: 94475

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