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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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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

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

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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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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

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

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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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R walker, North Yorkshire

Ford Kuga

Steering problem.. I have rejected two new kuga cars as the steering veers to the left as soon as you let go of the steering wheel. Ford engineers have been unable to correct the problem. My garage tells me all fords tend to do this !,,,, anyone else had the problem ?

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Check tyre pressures first, if they are OK get the tracking checked Alan Shaw from Essex

Same was with my car bought car 5_4_16 and it was pulling since then ford dearler had it for for a month could not fix the problem it got that bad I rejected the car which was refused I paid for an assessor to look at car and there was a bias in the steering which the wheel alignment was not to factory settings ford got report and done nothing to resolved the car its been parked up since mmay 2016 and now taking leagl action for faulty goods been sold philip fagan from Ireland

Submitted: 18/01/2016 13:19:59 | ID: 126333

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Graham, Essex

Ford Ranger

I have a Ford Ranger 2005 TD 4x4, I am having trouble starting it when cold. I have changed the glow plugs and fuel filter and tested the glow relay and all ok there. Pump up manual priming pump till it's hard and leave it for about 10-15 minutes then go back to it and I am able to pump it 2 or 3 times again. Is this normal or could there be a possible leak? I have now changed the manual priming pump and the pipe from filter to main pump and still no better. After some cranking it does start with a cloud of white smoke from the exhaust and runs rough for approx 20 to 30 seconds, then it runs fine all the time its driven. Turn it off and start it again and its fine, leave all day in the sun and again its fine, but leave it to get cold or overnight and I have trouble starting it. I have tried the glow plugs 2-3-4 times but seems not to do anything. I have tried cleaner in the tank and now tried Shell V Plus. Do you have any ideas, Thanks for your time Graham

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The priming pump going soft after 10 mins is normal. Your starting problem is definately glowplugs. You say you have tried glowplugs 2-3-4 times, is that replacing them or just running them? have you tested that they are working? Also that they run for long enough? Ian from South Africa

Submitted: 22/05/2016 21:20:23 | ID: 131894

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Sandra, West Midlands

Ford Fusion

car used reasonably regular ( 3 -4 times weekly) with no problem for 4 years.. last week after being left for 3 days (in garage where it is normally kept) door would not open except manually and car would not start.Even the immobiliser light was not flashing. Our usual mechanic checked it over and found the battery was flat . Fitted new battery. Used cars for several trips over 3 days, then it was in the garage for 3 days unused, Same problem ,couldn't open the door and would not start, no immobiliser light. Battery flat again. Mechanic came round started car using jump leads . He has checked over the car and cannot find any problem with Alternator... is charging battery. Something is obviously draining the battery down... any clues please..?

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Sounds like one of your interior lights are staying on. Close the car up with the central locking, make sure the interior lights have gone out. Check the tailgate is closing properly. Eric from Merseyside

Submitted: 03/11/2015 17:42:42 | ID: 123086

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geoff, Lancashire

Ford Ranger

i have ford ranger it starts every time but after 2-3 miles will lose power as if it ran out of fuel and stalls i restart it and it does the same again change the filter i wonder if it could be the suction control valve

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Hi Geoff, don`t know whether this will be of any help, but I had exactly the same situation with my Mondeo. After loads of false diagnoses and money, replaced a thing they call a crank shaft sensor and hallelujah, no more problems. John from Oxfordshire

Crank shaft sensor not always the problem. It can also be fuel line from tank to filter small crack or low pressure pump faulty. Crank shaft sensor only gives youa idea where problem end up and not were it start so always start looking for problem were diesel is coming from. I learned my lessing. John Krugel from South Africa

Submitted: 23/02/2015 16:31:07 | ID: 112191

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minnie, West Sussex

Ford Ranger

hi. i have a 2012 ford ranger with the oil light staying on and engine making a funny noise.iv checked the oil but its ok and im not loosing any,would changing oil filter make any difference as i dont think its had a service.

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Check oil pressure unit at oil filter casing. And if that not the problem take it for a oil presure test to see if oil pump is working. 80% thats the problem. If your vehicle has done more than 70 000 km John Krugel from South Africa

Submitted: 29/06/2015 13:16:09 | ID: 117833

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Michael, Warwickshire

Ford Focus

With the weather being so hot in the past few days i've been using the air conditioning. when finished work i found a lot of water under the car not sure if its the air conditioning or not. I would be great full if you could let me know if it is and how much water can you get from it as it was a good puddle of water with thanks.

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Michael, you will get a pool of water under the car when using aircon.. it is condensate that the aircon system filters out and drops it under the car... can be a fair bit too sometimes depending on weather condition outside your air-conned car.., how long you were driving the car, how efficient the aircon is... R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 09/06/2016 13:46:36 | ID: 132491

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Gordon Dinsdale, Yorkshire

Ford Galaxy 2002

My Ford Galaxy (Ghia) 1.9 TD has an electronic problem. The hazard lights flash for no apparent reason while out driving and it`s very difficult to stop them. If the driver’s or passenger window is activated they will flash again. The rear windows will not open at all and the rear wiper refuses to work. I’ve checked the fuses and they are okay. I can’t help thinking there is a bad earth or connection of some sort not working. A friend says it’s the ’control box’. What’s that? Any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated. (Ghia 1.9 TD)

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I have ford galaxy 19tdi 2001 starts run fun hazard lights fiash David rayment. from Norfolk

Submitted: 17/09/2013 14:55:29 | ID: 54506

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David rayment., Norfolk

Ford Galaxy

I have ford galaxy it run fun glow. Light flights on off engine run fune won't hit it

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Pardon??? R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 08/06/2016 22:56:20 | ID: 132474

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tim, Australia

Ford Transit

Hi I am from Australia. I'v got a 2.5 Litre Diesel VG Transit . 1999. The Automatic Transmission has no 4th gear, only stay in 3 gear, so for example at 100 km/h revs about 3300 /minute. All other gears fine and changes smooth . Can be the valve body ?

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I have the same problem with my vg auto gearbox,it can't be the lock up clutch because I get 3 Rd gear and the lock up clutch effects 3rd and 4 th.Maybe instead of turning the adjuster 2.5 turns out from full in I should turn it 3 However I don't know which adjuster ,adjusts 4th gear I think it is the centre one The front one I think adjusts 1,2,&3 rd with reverse on the centre with 4th Can any one answer my question dave David mulholland from Australia

Submitted: 31/10/2014 21:07:11 | ID: 105426

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Artur, Greater London

Ford Transit

When I’m driving and on the high gear, I press the accelerator, mostly when going uphill, the engine switches into an emergency mode - yellow control lamp switches on, power cuts off, when I re-start the engine everything is ok, until the next time that the event repeats itself. When driving normally everything is ok. I think there is a problem with fuel consumption (this is very high) or exhaust fume analyser. When I attempt to check this on a computer at a garage it does not show any faults.

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Hey mate mine dose the same thing did u find an answer to your problem ? Will from Australia

Submitted: 03/05/2016 21:39:07 | ID: 131128

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Harjit, Philippines

Ford Ranger

Hi my ford ranger is not starting if I first start it ,it starts them if I turn it off and start it again it doesn't work

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Your starter motor is on its way out, get replaced or repair your one. It will need new brushes. Al from Australia

Submitted: 22/03/2016 14:23:11 | ID: 129337

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mike, Carmarthenshire

Ford Galaxy

iv just fixed a leaky vacume hose and in testing i found the engine wont rev while my foots on the breaks..i know not normal driving situation.. but is this normal ? mabee egr valve probs?..

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the car is a 99 plate td lx galaxy mike from Carmarthenshire

Submitted: 29/05/2016 16:26:08 | ID: 132145

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jones, Kent

Ford C-Max

an information message appeared on the screen telling me my key fob battery was low this has now been changed but it still appears

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Is it the spare key that you don't use? My girl friend had that happen to her. Malcolm from Staffordshire

Submitted: 22/10/2015 08:46:18 | ID: 122576

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lionel, South Africa

Ford Kuga

Hi Want to but a demo Kuga 2015, but engine block light stays on and manual indicates engine malfunction. However the dealer says their onboard computer system has diagnosed some exhaust emission sensor faulty. Is this so, and what procedure needs to be followed to correct the above? Does the sensor need replacing, and, or, could their be some other proble? Is this a serious problem? Should I look for another Kuga?

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It is most probably the diesel particulate filter sensor. They are easy to replace but since you have taken it to a dealer would make sense for them to deal with it. Expect to pay around £250 including fitting. Alan Shaw from Essex

DPM sensor replacement indeed - I was charged just under £500 for this by TCH Burton on Trent. I queried the cost with TCH and Ford Cust Services but got nowhere. Shop around for price, including independants. Still love my Kuga, but that was a slap in the face. Never going back to a main dealer again. Their loss! Barry Bexson from Derbyshire

Submitted: 09/04/2016 12:23:54 | ID: 130153

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Kelly rowland , Nottinghamshire

Ford Kuga

I have a 2010 ford kuga tdi, the indicators do not flash when the doors are centrally locked, only when they are double locked. The garage have told me this is standard on my model but I don't think this is correct, would anybody know the answer . Also my wheels spin in damp weather when accelerating garage say this is also normal.

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Indicators only flash when double locked, this is normal. If your whells are spinning, either you have a heavy right foot or your tyres need to be checked for wear. Alan Shaw from Essex

Submitted: 29/01/2016 21:02:23 | ID: 126869

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ken, Tyne and Wear

Ford Kuga

does a ford kuga tdci 163 bhp with 26k on the clock require brake pads changing

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There is no hard and fast mileage rule. Pads need to be inspected for wear. Replace if less than 2mm of friction material left. Alan Shaw from Essex

Submitted: 31/03/2016 09:21:36 | ID: 129726

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Sharon, Lincolnshire

Ford Kuga

Had this car 15 months with no problems at all. Went into supermarket to do a shop came back and my key fob would not work, I thought the battery in the fob must be dead. I unlocked the doors manually but the car still wouldnt acknowledge the key to start. So I had to put the key into the ignition and the car started first time and I was able to take the key from the ignition. But now my (i) light is on all the time, my indicators work in the outside but do not show up on the dash or make a noise, my temperature monitor is not registeringredients a temp either. I can not gain acces to my boot at all. Can anyone please shed any light what my next move is?

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You may need to do a soft reset of the system. Disconect positive laad from battery (first check you have a radio code). Connect a low wattage 12 volt bulb in series between the disconnected positive lead and ground. Bulb will glow for a few moments then gradually dim then go out. Disconnect your test bulb wiring and reconnect your postive battery lead to battery. Everything should now work although you will need to enter code on radio to get it to operate again. Good Luck Alan Shaw from Essex

Submitted: 02/05/2016 16:44:03 | ID: 131073

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Stephen, North Yorkshire

Ford Transit

My indicators do not work and my hazard lights do not work but there doesn't seem to be a live feed to the hazard lights could you advise me please

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I KNOW IT MAY SEEM A SILLY QUESTION HAVE YOU CHECKED THE FUSE. CHECK THEM PROPERLY WITH A METER. DON'T JUST LOOK AT THEM Richard Keeble from England

Submitted: 25/03/2016 19:24:37 | ID: 129466

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paulwheeleruk@fsmail.net, Warwickshire

Ford Ka

My other half has a 2011 ka with a/c. The problem she has is that the air distribution is stuck on the foot well. The lights light up when trying to distribute on windscreen or body but have no effect.Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated. Thanks. Paul

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Cable at rear of switch control probably fell off Graeme from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 15/02/2016 12:39:21 | ID: 127620

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ashley, Cardiff

Ford Ka

I was driving up an hill earlier and the engine stopped after a while it started again but it does it again just wondering if anyone knew the reason behind this

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Oil maybe.....if running low on fuel could have swooshed back away from hose Graeme from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 23/02/2016 16:03:50 | ID: 128068

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Emma brown, Leicestershire

Ford Ka

Hi Guys need HELP, MY Ford KA has been revving high when i start it up in the mornings for the past few days without me touching the excelerater. Today the car will not start up. The battery is new and the car is a 08 plate what could be the problem? Thank you

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Try redex engine cleaner ..pour into full tank of fuel...wifes was doing it been running on ultimate fuel alot better so is mph...£1.50 full tank dearer than smart price fuel and cleans engine Graeme from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 12/05/2016 10:49:07 | ID: 131439

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Michelle Birch, Staffordshire

Ford Ka

Hi I have a ford ka 53 plate. It runs perfectly fine until it rains heavily. Once it rains or I go through a large puddle the engine light will come on. It will the cut out. I will have trouble starting it for a couple of minutes as it will cut out with the battery light and oil light coming on. It has oil and the battery has been checked. I will try to start going again but when I push my foot on the excellent or the battery light will flash and it will cut the car out. After I am able to turn it back on and let it sit for a short while it will start and allow me to go again. What could this problem be? Thank you.

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Don't go through big puddles lol ?? check to make sure the plastic is not broken on inside of wheel ie arch might be sucking water through air intake Graeme from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 11/04/2016 14:01:25 | ID: 130234

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Richard, Bedfordshire

Ford Ka

My wife has a 2009 KA which developed a knocking sound which is only audible on a slightly bumpy road, however, we cannot find where this is coming from. We have just had it MOT'd and the mechanic said it needed front anti roll bar bushes and roll bar end links, which we had him change. The knocking is still there. We have now had 3 mechanics look at it and nobody can find where this noise is coming from, and frankly it is driving us mad. Has anyone else had the same experience with their KA, having the same issue and can anyone offer any advice on what it could possibly be. My friend has a Fiesta and his is also doing the same thing and he has not been able to have that diagnosed anywhere either, so is this a Ford trait.

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Try top mounts on suspension Graeme from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 06/05/2016 16:18:30 | ID: 131220

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