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Julie Edwards, England

Ford Focus 2005

The battery on my Ford Focus was low. I tried to start it and it attempted to turn the engine over but on the third attempt it was completely flat, so I tried to jump start it but when I turned the ignition key in my car the engine wouldn`t do anything, no noise at all. The immobiliser light comes on and then continuously flashes about 70 times. The remote key fob is operating the doors but it won`t start the car. I called the AA out and they said that they couldn’t get my car to ’talk’ to their machine so suggested taking it to Ford. As I don`t want to be landed with the usual huge bill I decided against this. Does anyone have any ideas what the problem could be and can I fix it myself? Thanks.

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Had same problem as you rac said same thing. Spoke to a mate he told me check fuses in engine compartment that was the problem pennies to fix .rac wanted to tow me to ford garage reckons could have cost me hundreds Jimmy from Wiltshire

Submitted: 16/01/2014 14:58:05 | ID: 60786

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Mr GORDON OSBORNE, Essex

Ford Kuga

My 09 Kuga has started to get an engine judder (like the engine is misfiring) once you stop accelerating, change down & it disappears. Only just started, Any ideas ?

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More of another question than answer ours seems to be doing the same & is automatic so we are not sure but suspect a gear box problem did you get yours sorted? Debra from Cornwall

Mine also does this it is an 2012 with, has anyone any look of finding the fault, mine is in ford now for them to fix it hopefully. Sue from Durham

Submitted: 10/07/2016 21:15:35 | ID: 133418

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Les Mitchell, England

Ford S-Max 2010

I lose the sound from my speakers in my Ford S-MAX except centre but at a low level, with a clicking type of sound and the words "drive fault " comes up on the Sony unit. Does anybody know what causes this to happen? Also under hard acceleration in 3/4 gears the engine seems to hesitate a little then pick up. It will keep doing it until you stop accelerating, it feels like a rocking type of motion. I hope things don’t come in 3’s. Any help will be great. (Titanium)

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Hi matey, did you sort out CD player fault and was it a easy fix? Ben Moss from England

I have exactly the same problem displayed as "CD drive fault" with my S-Max from 2010. I also experience that to clear the fault, the car must be turned off and locked for several minutes and that a short power off/on cycle is not enough! I have noticed that the fault can be triggered by placing a mobile phone on the upper left speaker on the dashboard, so I suspect some kind of radio interference problem in the S-Max. It also appears more often on the high-way than in the city (maybe the mobile phone uses more power when far away from base stations?) Of course the error never appears at the Ford service center so they have so far not been able to solve this problem. Linus from Sweden

We have exactly the same issue. Has anyone got to the bottom of this yet? Hannah Swain from London

Ford now seem to have a software update, which solves this problem with S-Max and the sony audio. I visited Ford service a few weeks ago, they updated the sound system, and since then no CD drive fault! Linus Thrybom from Sweden

It’s pretty annoying we have the same problem with a 2010 Titanium x. Happens every other day and just comes out of the blue! Real shame as a great stereo. I’m going to get in touch with Ford as I can’t imagine our dealership will be much help; very friendly, but only interested in problems they see. Any suggestions would be appreciated :). If the car is switched off for more than 10 mins it usually corrects! Lee Bunn from England

same problem with my galaxy titanium stereo... i find holding the power button down until the display goes black, then switching it back on seems to reset it. Maybe be ok again for couple of hours, or couple of minutes then do it again. This is not a great solution but best i've come up with. Very annoying when your singing along.... then click click click. Ford main dealer wanted at least £90 depending on problem to fix it martin from Greater London

I had EXACTLY the same problem as described. I took it to the local main dealer where they advised that the issue was related to communication between the modules/components in the car. They upgraded the firmware of the modules and the problem was resolved. Phil from Staffordshire

Exactly the same problem as detailed. But my local dealership say there is no update and I need a new unit. Can anyone please tell me the dealership in Staffordshire or London who has resolved this so that I can contact them. Even contacted Ford who just supported the dealer's line and said I could go to another dealership. Infuriating. Dec from Surrey

Hi, I have this same problem. Did the Ford dealer charge to fix this update? If so, are you able to give an indication of the cost. Thanks Richard from North Yorkshire

At last some fellow Ford drivers with the same problem. I am selling my S-Max later this year and cannot sell it with this fault. My local Ford dealership said a new unit is £800(!) plus fitting costs. They suggested going onto Ebay and buying a second hand unit, which probably came from breaker`s yard right off Ford's with exact same stereo (cost circa £100 plus fitting costs). This I am wary of as it could be a whole load of expenditure and no fix. Phil from Staffordshire said they upgraded the firmware of modules and problem solved. Does this really fix it 100%? Simon Craig from Surrey

Hi Simon. I can confirm that I took my S-Max to the dealer and asked them to do an audio update. This fixed the problem. I left it with them for a few hours and they charged me £50 for the update. It was fixed about 4 months ago and I haven't seen the error since. I later found out that you can do the update yourself. Details on the link below. It may be risky though if it doesn't work so might be worth paying the dealer to do it. http://digiex.net/guides-reviews/guides-tutorials/14009-ford-audio-bluetooth-usb-firmware-update-november-2012-release-how-update.html Richard from North Yorkshire

Crawley Down Group updated the software and recalibrated for £28 plus they valeted the car - came back sparkling. This was after the unhelpful Lifestyle Ford at Manor Royal told me I needed a whole new unit and refused to take note of the online information I had on how to resolve it. Ford were pretty much the same treating social media as some kind of heresy to be ignored, rather than a way of sharing problems and finding answers. They suggested a second opinion as if I had some major medical condition. Anyway, won't be using Lifestyle ever again and would highly recommend Crawley Down Group for excellent service and not treating me like I was an idiot. Dec from Surrey

Richard from North Yorksire and Dec from Surrey, thank you so much for feed back. My local Ford garage were leaning towards new unit at £800!! Crawley Down Group I have used for other vehicles (vans) for work and have found them good in past. They are only a few miles from my business. Didn't know they did Fords. Thanks gents.. Simon Craig from Surrey

My ford is 2009 galaxy ghia and today the audio system did not work as described. So I power off the car for 4hours than turn the engine on and hold the on/off audio button untill it turn off , still holding button until it turn back on . Now the radio , cd all working. Thanks for the advice. ing saroeun from Surrey

My ford is 2009 galaxy ghia and today the audio system did not work as described. So I power off the car for 4hours than turn the engine on and hold the on/off audio button untill it turn off , still holding button until it turn back on . Now the radio , cd all working. Thanks for the advice. ing saroeun from Surrey

After reading all the very helpful comments here I took my 2010 S-Max Titanium to a Ford dealer today. They insist there is no update and I needed a new unit. I got them to fire up google and directed them here but they still insisted they know nothing of any audio update! New unit for around £800 was their advice. Not sure what else I can do! Graeme from Lancashire

After reading all the very helpful comments here I took my 2010 S-Max Titanium to a Ford dealer today. They insist there is no update and I needed a new unit. I got them to fire up google and directed them here but they still insisted they know nothing of any audio update! New unit for around £800 was their advice. Not sure what else I can do! Graeme from Lancashire

Anyone with this fault dig your heels in. I had to, even Ford customer care were unhelpful. The online answers were treated as some kind of heresy. It is a simple software update/ recalibration. It cost me £28 at Ford in Crawley Down not £800 for a new unit as the idiots at Lifestyle Ford in Crawley wanted to charge me. Sadly Crawley Down no longer has a Ford badge, but I think they can still service etc. Over a year later my stereo is still working fine. Dec from Surrey

Exactly the same problem with my Ford SMax on on 2010 plate . Please recommend someone to rectify in London area, not at Ford. B from Greater London

Exactly the same problem with my Ford SMax on on 2010 plate . Please recommend someone to rectify in London area, not at Ford. B from Greater London

Thanks for this advice. My speakers haven't been working for the last few months. Was trying to build up the courage to be ripped off by my local ford dealer. But just turned on engine held the audio on/off button in for about 6 seconds. All back and working! Why didn't i think of this before! cheers guys! miss SW W from Shropshire

I tried the software upgrade using the link above. The firmware upgrade appeared to work but the CD drive fault and sound coming out of the centre speaker still occurs. Can those that have had this fixed at a dealer confirm they are still free of the fault? James James from Suffolk

Submitted: 15/11/2013 10:36:46 | ID: 57890

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Andrew Thornton, West Glamorgan

Ford Focus

My stop/start light comes on and will not go off until engine is switched off, I also lose power and car will not go over 2000 revs, it's happening after about 20/25 minutes of my journey.

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It's brob your filter I had this they done the filter for me now it's ok I lost power on the moter way and thay at to tow it back to fords Ron from Derbyshire

Submitted: 04/07/2016 13:10:53 | ID: 133233

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STEVEN, Yorkshire

Ford Focus C-Max

Hi. My reversing lights stopped working and I checked the bulbs but they were ok. I looked at the fuses, all of them under the bonnet and on the passenger side but I did not see any obvious problems, so put them all back again as shown in the manual. I locked the car, opened it and all ok but there was no ignition. Then engine system failure came up. I was told to disconnect the battery for 10 minutes but still no joy. Can anybody help?

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It will be the switch at the bottom of the gearbox which tells the carstory electrics in reverse the part cost between 12 to 20 pound but can be difficult to reach a garage would charge between 80 to 100 pound to replace ?? hope this helps Gabrielle from Kent

Submitted: 01/03/2015 15:10:22 | ID: 112542

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Simon, Carmarthenshire

Ford S-Max

I've had the car for about 5 months now and noticed that when I try to close the rear passenger windows they go up, don't fully close then open again. I Pull the switch up again to close the window and it does the same as the first try but on the third attempt they close? I'm sure my last small did it as well. How do I get the rear windows to close on the first attempt?

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I had this before on a 2011 S Max, there was an issue with switch / sensor inside the door and had to be replaced. But you can also try resetting the windows - fully close the window by holding the button,when the window is fully closed release the button for a second and then hold in the close position for five seconds this should reset the window and might cure your problem.do the same for the down position Dave from Greater London

Submitted: 26/07/2016 19:08:37 | ID: 133866

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Pieter, South Africa

Ford Ranger

Hi. I have 2008 ford ranger tdc3.0 lxf it start ok but will not Rev over 2500 rpm it's very anoing. The check engine light stays on when this happens sometimes it comes ok by its self. Please somebody help me I need to know which sensors to replace.

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Hi Pieter Kyk bietjie wat gebeur as jy jou diesel cap afhaal. Pietman from South Africa

Submitted: 31/07/2016 08:11:30 | ID: 133987

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Patricia Dyke, West Midlands

Ford Fiesta

Our 1999 Ford Fiesta fuel pump has switched off,car starts,but no fuel going in.Where can I find the petrol fuel switch,that has obviously switched off?

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My car is switching off if it starts? bonnietuleipo@gmail.com from North East Lincolnshire

Submitted: 19/07/2016 10:48:48 | ID: 133644

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rich, West Yorkshire

Ford Transit Connect

hi i have a 2008 transit connect tdci and when driving it between 1800-2000 rpm it jerks. if i drive the van hard so the van is driving above 2000 rpm no jerking. i have fitted new diesel filter and new egr inlet manifold and it still jerks between 1800 & 2000 rpm

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I've got the same problem I think- if I drove it like a rally driver it'd probably be ok but to drive normally it does it- engine management light comes on occasionally and shows up an egr fault- I think it gets full of soot and needs changing. Have you got yours sorted? Carl from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 23/04/2016 14:50:28 | ID: 130720

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trevor furniss, South Africa

Ford Focus

hi there pls could u tell me the problem with my ford focus the engine warning light keeps coming up thanks

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Don’t get “ripped off”….In June 2015 the engine warning light of my Ford Focus 1.6 illuminated. As there were no apparent “serious “ problems I extinguished this Several times over the next month by the battery disconnection method. Also during this period it was necessary to top up the Cooling Liquid around every 500 miles or so. There were no obvious signs for this. I then took the Car to the “Expert Mechanics” a Main Ford Dealer/Agent (P***YS) who charged for a Test/Analysis using “Hi Tech” Test Equipments. I received a written Invoice/Report on their Letterhead with confirmation of the verbal explanation that my car was “beyond economical repair” – it was “a write off”. I immediately took the Car to a small local Garage and discussed the situation. They connected a Laptop to the test socket for free and gave a quick look over and listened. The outcome was that one cylinder was sometimes not firing and also that there could possibly be a small gasket leak. I carried out their suggestion to purchase/use a small bottle of RADWELD and fit a new set of Spark Plugs. The car has since done over 13000 miles with no problems at all or with either Engine Warning Light or Cooling Water. BillR Bucks… Bill Ridden from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 14/02/2016 20:27:43 | ID: 127595

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Diane Carpenter, Staffordshire

Ford Focus

My orange warning light has been on constantly for about 5 days. I topped up my engine oil as I thought it was that, but the light continues to be on. I have checked the oil cap and water coolant cap is on properly.

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Diane.. if engine oil was low there would be a RED light on. An orange light is generally one that advises or warns you that something is not quite right and to have it checked out. It will almost certainly be an orange light with a symbol.. describe what the symbol looks like then check it out in the handbook.. if you have no handbook do a google search for a likeness R Evans from Caerphilly

Don’t get “ripped off”….In June 2015 the engine warning light of my Ford Focus 1.6 illuminated. As there were no apparent “serious “ problems I extinguished this Several times over the next month by the battery disconnection method. Also during this period it was necessary to top up the Cooling Liquid around every 500 miles or so. There were no obvious signs for this. I then took the Car to the “Expert Mechanics” a Main Ford Dealer/Agent (P***YS) who charged for a Test/Analysis using “Hi Tech” Test Equipments. I received a written Invoice/Report on their Letterhead with confirmation of the verbal explanation that my car was “beyond economical repair” – it was “a write off”. I immediately took the Car to a small local Garage and discussed the situation. They connected a Laptop to the test socket for free and gave a quick look over and listened. The outcome was that one cylinder was sometimes not firing and also that there could possibly be a small gasket leak. I carried out their suggestion to purchase/use a small bottle of RADWELD and fit a new set of Spark Plugs. The car has since done over 13000 miles with no problems at all or with either Engine Warning Light or Cooling Water. BillR Bucks… Bill Ridden from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 17/05/2016 19:30:46 | ID: 131625

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Rick johnson, Buckinghamshire

Ford Transit

How to replace faulty sender unit

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More info needed R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 25/08/2016 19:19:26 | ID: 134647

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Mr Ian carey, South Yorkshire

Ford Transit Connect

Hi had my transit connect to auto electrician New battery goin flat, he pulled s fuse which blanks the clock n mileage counter, connected battery back up and drove home following morning battery flat again ive been told it could be alternater but had it checked its OK, also could be starter motor fault or the head is non presurising o something like that. Can anyone help thanks ian

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I had the similar problem on my 2004 lwb 220 connect, it was the alternator wiring harness loom which had perished due to water ingress, the auto electrician showed me the wiring loom and you could literally break the wires just by pulling them.. Repair cost £120.00 inc vat harness from ford should have been £35.00 + vat but electrician made the loom on the job as he said the genuine ford replacement wasn't long enough to replace the damaged wires, I've posted this issue regarding the amber light on the dash but could also be the same fault as the auto electrician said its more common for the battery light to eliminate therefore had a nightmare diagnosing my fault as no fault codes came up in the diagnostic stage ...Hope this helps, Martin from West Midlands

Submitted: 08/05/2016 21:00:39 | ID: 131319

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Marc Goring, Derbyshire

Ford Transit Connect

Hi, Just a quick question or two :) 1 - the battery light comes on every now and again on the dashboard- is this a low battery or something else? 2 - Do any of you chaps push the clutch in prior to turning the ignition? Thanks Marc

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I had the similar problem on my 2004 lwb 220 connect, it was the alternator wiring harness loom which had perished due to water ingress, the auto electrician showed me the wiring loom and you could literally break the wires just by pulling them.. Repair cost £120.00 inc vat harness from ford should have been £35.00 + vat but electrician made the loom on the job as he said the genuine ford replacement wasn't long enough to replace the damaged wires, I've posted this issue regarding the amber light on the dash but could also be the same fault as the auto electrician said its more common for the battery light to eliminate therefore had a nightmare diagnosing my fault as no fault codes came up in the diagnostic stage ...Hope this helps.. Martin from West Midlands

Submitted: 28/06/2016 09:49:39 | ID: 133058

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Andy walton, Lincolnshire

Ford Transit Connect

Hi , the amber engine light keeps flashing like a loose connection , and is not showing and fault codes on a upto date snap on fault reader , do you have any idea what could be the problem . Thanks andy

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I had the same problem on my 2004 lwb 220 connect, it was the alternator wiring harness loom which had perished due to water ingress, the auto electrician showed me the wiring loom and you could literally break the wires just by pulling them.. Repair cost £120.00 inc vat harness from ford should have been £35.00 + vat but electrician made the loom on the job as he said the genuine ford replacement wasn't long enough to replace the damaged wires...Hope this helps.. Martin Martin from West Midlands

I had the same problem on my 2004 lwb 220 connect, it was the alternator wiring harness loom which had perished due to water ingress, the auto electrician showed me the wiring loom and you could literally break the wires just by pulling them.. Repair cost £120.00 inc vat harness from ford should have been £35.00 + vat but electrician made the loom on the job as he said the genuine ford replacement wasn't long enough to replace the damaged wires...Hope this helps.. Martin Martin from West Midlands

Submitted: 20/07/2016 16:50:52 | ID: 133679

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Ian, Surrey

Ford Kuga

Whilst it is freezing outside (-2) I am finding it difficult to get into reverse gear until the engine has warmed up. Could it be the gear box oil is low or needs replacing. On another note the reversing lights stopped working back in October is this connected

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having trouble getting reverse gear can you help ford kuga 2009 thanks dave worrall from Warwickshire

Submitted: 04/02/2015 14:47:05 | ID: 110877

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Jason Parsons, England

Ford Transit Connect 2003

Hi there. I’ve got a 2003 Ford Transit Connect and the battery sometimes goes flat overnight. I’ve checked the alternator and that’s charging the battery okay and I’ve had the battery tested and that’s okay, but I’ve noticed the digital clock, mileage and trip mileage are staying on. Is this normal with the key removed from the ignition?

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Try the starter motor my was doing same turned out starter motor Brett from West Yorkshire

I've got the same problem on my 06 transit leave overnight and goes flat I've tracked mine down to the intsrument cluster fuse 74 if you take mine out and then put it back in the light and radio come on then go out but soon as I open the door and close it it stays on the radio so it's constant drain I've left my fuse out to check if it is that I'll test my batteries to see if they are still draining but I. Positive it's that so I. Checking all doors are shuting correct Malcolm from Carmarthenshire

Submitted: 27/02/2014 10:12:58 | ID: 62377

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Linda Garthwaite, Lancashire

Ford Streetka

My lovely Street Ka had an over heating problem and the Ford garage changed the thermostat. I am now paranoid and only do short runs 2 to 5 miles and have noticed the bonnet gets very very hot and there is a hot oil smell (see what I mean). It has been back to the garage today and they have said there is nothing wrong. Is the bonnet meant to get that hot after a 5 mile run. (its not a warm day) Help.

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Hi I had the same problem .. Mine is fine now ..i tried using ready mix coolant .it seems to have stopped it jean from Cheshire

Submitted: 11/05/2016 17:31:00 | ID: 131420

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Carol hamilton, East Renfrewshire

Ford Kuga

What does it mean when the warning comes up sayin tyre sensor undetected

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If the tyes have been change then possible cause could be, the new valves were fitted without the sensors in them ? mh from Leicestershire

Submitted: 15/07/2016 13:50:40 | ID: 133547

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Danny, City of Glasgow

Ford Transit

Anybody know how to turn off daytime running lights on my 2012 minibus

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The short answer is you can't... It's now a legal requirement for all new vehicles to have day lights Jon from Blaenau Gwent

The short answer is you can't... It's now a legal requirement for all new vehicles to have day lights Jon from Blaenau Gwent

Hi mine are same i took the side orange markers cover off today and they was melting with having them on all time think ford need to change this before a fire starts Jams from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 17/04/2014 12:52:56 | ID: 94360

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Marius, South Africa

Ford Ranger

Diesel mechanic changed cam belt kit and replaced 16 rockers. Engine pressure with valves are perfect and so the mechical side of the motor is 100%. When we crank the enjin, we do not get enough pressure on the injectors to fire and there is no mist spray. Could it be a faulty pressure release valve on the pump? Can I buy the pressure release valve sepperate from Bosch? Is it possible to service the valve?

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We finally managed to get the enjin to start, but there is a diesel knock and after a minute the computer turns off the enjin. What could be the problem? Marius from South Africa

check pump timing martin from Essex

Submitted: 05/08/2016 05:39:13 | ID: 134121

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Rachael Wilkinson, England

Ford Mondeo 1999

My Ford Mondeo keeps juddering when below 3000 revs. It`s less when I`m iin highe revs. I changed the spark plugs which made no difference. Any ideas?

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Coilpack/ht leads Nigel Sknner from Wiltshire

Is the probrelem ur having similar to when your trying to drive up hill at 30mph in 5th gear and the engine judders and wants to cut out, as I am having a similar problem with my Mondeo 51 plate 2.0l duratec, mine is sluggish even in 2nd gear when slowed down for turning into anouther street it is sluggish unless I put my foot flat to the floor and also happens at 30 in 4th or 5th on a flat road Dave from Yorkshire

This has been happening to my car any ideas on what it could be? Natalie from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 03/12/2012 15:16:28 | ID: 64230

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Mary Oxborough, Tyne and Wear

Ford Ka

When I stop at traffic lights, roundabouts etc I feel my car has cut out/stalled. As soon as I touch my accelerator it continues as normal. Anyone know what this could be?

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its known as stop starts suppose to save fuel when at traffic lights ect nothing to worry about edward green from Dorset

Submitted: 01/08/2016 17:46:27 | ID: 134033

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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

We are having the same problem and the garage wants to charge us over £600 to fix the valve, etc. Is this normal? Sandra from Cambridgeshire

It's a simple job, the part is around £45 from fords it's called (heater control valve ) HCV it's located under the bonnet behind window wiper surround, takes 30 mins change, don't but after market part as it won't last hope this helps. Steve from Swansea

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

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Tracey Yeadon, Yorkshire

Ford Kuga 2009

My Ford Kuga broke down with message given power steering malfunction. I took it into Ford and nothing was found. I got a new battery, had it home for 48 hours and it broke down again with the same message. I went back to Ford who put it on diagnostics and found a loose wire, tightened it up and I brought it home, but 17 hours later the car broke down with the same message. It`s still in the garage and they think it`s the cluster but are only seventy per cent sure. Any ideas?

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I had this same problem on Monday 18th July!!! Power steering malfunction message appeared when we were about a mile from our holiday destination! The Kuga was only 2 weeks old and done less than 500 miles!! To say I was unhappy was an understatement!! Ford assist arranged for the AA to come out but they couldn't fix it at roadside as nothing was coming up on their computer. It was recovered to the local Ford garage and they replaced the power steering module unit.......we collected the car on the Friday and so far (touch wood) it appears to be working fine. I have read lots of posts on historically where people have had this same issues but its been on older models. Hope you manage to sort yours out soon!!! Rachel from Essex

Submitted: 27/01/2014 12:15:37 | ID: 59945

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Karen Budd, Cheshire

Ford Fiesta

My side lights are on all the time when I'm driving. Cant work out how to switch them off. They turn off when I turn the engine off and back on when \I switch engine on.

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I would say they are the day time running lights. Mine is the same. I don't think you c an switch them off Lisa from Essex

Submitted: 25/07/2016 16:01:18 | ID: 133826

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Joe, South Africa

Ford Ranger

My ford ranger 2013 model won't start with key.It only starts with a push & makes noise like a of a bearing knock of petrol cars especially after revving it.What may be the problem?

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Sounds to me like injectors, have you had them tested? Ian from South Africa

Submitted: 14/07/2016 17:27:37 | ID: 133525

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David Stewart, Scotland

Ford Fiesta 2003

How do you reset the mileage counter on my Ford Fiesta? When I press any of the 2 black buttons, one changes the clock and the other only shows the 2 mileage readings. How do you reset the mileage back to zero to judge how far you`ve travelled on your journey? It also helps to know how much petrol you have in reserve if your low fuel light comes on. (finesse)

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With my 2003 Fiesta you just press and hold the button that changes the readout from total mileage to trip mileage. You do have to hold it for quite a few seconds John Piper from Sussex

how to resat total kilometers foard fiesta 2013 kuldeep thakur from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 14/02/2013 12:45:05 | ID: 69337

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Lee Webster , South Yorkshire

Ford S-Max

Hi I have I whining sound occurring on my S-Max. It is worse when the engine is warm and is noticeable when driving straight but get worse when I'm turning, especially when full lock is on. Any suggestions what it could be?

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power steering fluid low, check level, if not its the pump andy from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 17/04/2016 20:29:56 | ID: 130514

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Michael White, England

Ford Ka 2005

Everytime I brake going over a pothole or a manhole my Ford Ka’s brakes vibrate and the brake pedal goes soft and they stop working for a short while. It`s happened a few times now but today I nearly went into the back of a van if I hadn`t pulled the handbrake and down shift. What could the problem be?

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What you are describing sounds like ABS function where you will feel vibration through the pedal in response to a skid prevention scenario and a different brake response. If so this is normal function, but as it’s brakes I would advise a checkover just incase. Use a garage you know or have had recommended as brakes are a scammers target area. - Martin (Master technician 20+ years) Anonymous from

Hi there, the problem that Michael White explained is exactly what I have. If i go over a deep pothole or similar in the road, the brake pedal seems to shudder, then go flat to the floor. after you pump it a bit it comes good. have nearly had two rear enders as aresult. it is intermittent. The mechanic cannot find anything, and someone above said it seemed normal! Well can anyone help me please. Is this a known fault with Ka? I have already told my partner, If I die in a crash he needs to sue the garage! Any advice greatly appreciated. Donna Oakland from Yorkshire

Submitted: 10/01/2014 12:29:22 | ID: 60608

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julie, West Midlands

Ford Ka

My driver`s side car seat won`t go forward, I have to push it forward so I can put my crutches on the back seat. It was working perfectly until today. Any ideas?

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The catch has gone on the side door.. Will need replacing. I had this problem with last Ka on passenger side Salma from West Sussex

Submitted: 16/06/2014 14:19:25 | ID: 97800

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Tony Garrett, Flintshire

Ford Mondeo Estate 2002

Does anyone know if my 2002 Ford Mondeo Estate Ghia X has a timing belt or a chain?

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Petrol or diesel and what size engine? Martin Jones from Essex

.My husband has this car. it has a chain Lynn Whyte-Heath from Surrey

Submitted: 27/10/2011 10:17:12 | ID: 83338

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Sarah, Buckinghamshire

Ford Kuga

Juga said remote battery low. Changed battery checked correct way round. Now remote won't work. Had this problem previously when remote battery died. No warning that time. Had to disconnect the battery, then when reconnected it worked. Is there another way of connecting the remote?

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Sorry meant ford Kuga Sarah from Buckinghamshire

On mondeo should be something similar on most fords place key in ignition turn to position two backwards and forwards (mondeo 4 times) yours might be diffrent so turn key on and off to position two until a loud bleep then just press one of the buttons on the fob - hope it works done it many times on my focus and mondeo Garry from Denbighshire

Submitted: 29/06/2016 13:14:01 | ID: 133091

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Scott, Kent

Ford Transit Connect

Whilst driving my van is overheating and then when I stop it goes back to normal then when restarted and driving the gauge goes back into the red this continues to happen but it only seems to happen on motorways

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Hi Have the same problem. Did the garage find out what was wrong Nigel from Hampshire

Submitted: 01/07/2016 19:33:02 | ID: 133177

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Adam, England

Ford Transit Connect

Hi changed starter motor and there's nothing when you turn the key,dash lights are on radio is on head lights dont change when key is turned Tried jump starting,tried a jump lead to make sure earth hasn't gone and checked wire from alternator to starter and starter to battery cleaned all terminals and checked selamoid which whines when tested

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I know some of the Ford Fiestas the starter motors are coded to the cars ECU this could be the issue? Chris John from Bristol

Submitted: 01/06/2016 15:32:26 | ID: 132224

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t newcombe, Northamptonshire

Ford C-Max

Engine malfunction light appears then loss of power , this has happened a few times and we now dare not go on a long journey . First time rac called showed injector problem they stated never seen this on a 2008 model before , towed to a garage and the garage could find no fault and stated not the injector. If this happens now all leads to the injectors are twiddled and the car then starts. Please help.

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Hi, did you get your CMax fixed ? Can you please tell me what the problem was. This is exactly what is happening to my CMax. Thanks SAttwood from Nottinghamshire

I am having the exact same problem with my 08 C-Max, did you both find out what was causing the problem? C.Watkins from Greater London

I am having the exact same problem with my 08 C-Max, did you both find out what was causing the problem? C.Watkins from Greater London

Try cleaning battery terminals with electrical cleaner same thing happened to my o4 2.0 tdi did this and everything been fine since. nai from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 21/05/2014 09:45:11 | ID: 95828

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Dave, West Midlands

Ford Transit

I have winning noise coming from front of van

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I had that problem a year and a half ago, coming from the passenger side, I'm surprised I didn't get a perforated ear drum it was whining so much, it ended up being the delegated chassis reflex bar which is attached to the shaft tech modulator on the APEC rim, which is situated under the fps cross member. Straight talkin Shaun from Essex

Submitted: 02/04/2016 09:15:32 | ID: 129828

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mbah chukwuemeka, Nigeria

Ford Transit

what can i do . it is not surpling diesel to the injector

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Sounds to me like you need to replace the inhabited swirl pot unit which is situated behind the 3rd injector and needs de greasing to allow the nipple to penetrate the decoder . That way it'll start slurping in the catch tank and feed through into the guzzler. Straight talkin Shaun from Essex

Submitted: 29/05/2016 21:43:32 | ID: 132151

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Mel Smith, Northamptonshire

Ford Fusion

Petrol cap cover which requires the key to open it has seized on my daughter`s 2003 Fusion. Does anyone know how, without destroying the cover, to get access? Or does it mean destroying the cover to gain access then replacing the cover with a new lock? If there is a way to get the lock open without destroying the cover can a new lock barrel be obtained on its own?

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my petrol cap lock was stiff i sprayed it with wd40 it now works ok try it may work for you mjspencer from Middlesex

Submitted: 04/01/2015 11:20:43 | ID: 108869

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Gareth Harries, Sussex

Ford Transit Connect 2007

I am getting a constant whining noise from the engine of my Ford Transit Connect in all gears at high or low speed. The noise continues when stopped with the engine running and out of gear. What could this be?

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Hey buddy. I had the same problem on my 07 Connect, it’s the bearing on your alternator I would think. The alternator is under the driver’s wheel. Remove wheel, slip off belt and spin the alternator and you will hear the bearing. Liam Carmody from Ireland

I have the same problem with my 07 Connect and it is the bearings. any idea what size the bearings are I want as little down time as possible when changing them. Alan from Ireland

I have the same problem with my 07 Connect and it is the bearings. any idea what size the bearings are I want as little down time as possible when changing them. Alan from Ireland

Mines the same its timing belt tensioner, it indicating that the timing belt needs changing ASAP Mr Ian carey from South Yorkshire

The ford transit connect from 2006 unfortunately come with lots of issues especially when they get over 100,000 miles. The gear boxes are causing lots of problems between 115,000 miles upwards. If the gears don't go in nicely and make a noise then you need either the gear selector unit or synchromeshes changed (Each gear has one). If you can here a wining noise this can be the bearings in the gear box or check the driveshafts as they can miss lead you in think its the gear box. It is recommended to get the gear box reconditioned so you eliminate all possible issues in one go. Personal opinion, don't get one that is over 100,000 miles or sell it before you get over this mileage if you want to be in pocket and no out of pocket. Sonya from Surrey

Submitted: 28/01/2014 12:49:25 | ID: 61384

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