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michael curley, Oxfordshire

Ford Fiesta

My Ford Fiesta 1.4 tdci strats runs for 10 - 20 seconds then stops. Plenty of diesel, light flashes on the dash. I have no handbook

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Hi, I have a Ford Fiesta 1.4 tdci, the problem is morning or evening to start the car crank continously for 20- 30 secs, then fourth or fifth time the car starts. Once the car starts after that no other issue like pick up, no smoke, no knocking noise, performance is good. Please guide further? Thanks jayaraj cruz from India

Submitted: 22/01/2015 12:09:18 | ID: 110094

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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

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

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akira, Singapore

Ford Transit

I have a Ford Transit 2000-2006 year 300 LWB diesel. The engine is running well and all is normal but the engine will automatically stop anytime when I`m driving. After the engine automatically stops the glow plugs signal comes on, I restart again and all comes normal again, but it always happens. Can anyone help?

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Hi I have an 06 swb transit and mine did the same had to get a new fuel pump Mark from Lancashire

Hi I have an 06 swb transit and mine did the same had to get a new fuel pump Mark from Lancashire

Submitted: 16/02/2015 14:11:21 | ID: 111653

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Steve Evans, England

Ford S-Max 2008

My Ford S-MAX has a section missing on the onboard computer i.e the radio section and auxillary input section and CD. What should I do?

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Hi I have a 2008, did you ever manage to Fix this as we are having the same issue only it randomly comes back on of it own acord. Katie Chambers from Bristol

Submitted: 28/09/2012 14:20:04 | ID: 73069

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Dev, Greater London

Ford Focus

Had my car serviced at fords yesterday. Noticed when I got the car back there was a little round cover missing in the drivers side footwell to the right under the steering weel. Inside where the cover should be there seems to be a push button type switch, does anyone know what this switch is for?

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Impact reset switch Chris b from Lancashire

Submitted: 14/02/2015 13:22:00 | ID: 111506

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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

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

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LOUISE POTTER, West Midlands

Ford Kuga

Iam at a loss what to do about my kuga,the engine malfunction mode keeps coming on and it goes into limp mode.Ive had the aa out and its been in the ford gararge twice.They say its diesel residue caught in the filter and I need to go on long drives in 4th gear to rectify the problem,this is not acceptable and I need advice what to do next.please help!

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Could be a dpf sensor, the engine management light will stay on until you get Ford to reset it but they do charge heavily Phil from Antrim

I have exactly the same problem and I am at loss like yourself. Please, let me know if you have managed to find a solution to the problem ! Thanks ALI from Herefordshire

I have exactly the same problem and I am at loss like yourself. Please, let me know if you have managed to find a solution to the problem ! Thanks ALI from Herefordshire

Hi my kuga does the same this is the second time and I was told to drive the car at high revs ever month to clear the engine.mine has now also started shuddering at 2 thousand revs when cruising.on reading up on forums it seems to be a common fault maybe it time to get rid????? nigel from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 19/10/2014 10:39:39 | ID: 104845

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Dion evans, Denbighshire

Ford Fiesta

I went into my car i turned the lights on then i started the car, o then realised that my dashboard light insturment light or number plate light, it says in the manual that all these are a 7.5A fuse ive checked the fuse and its fine ive even swapped it with a new one but its still not working, anyone know whats wrong with it? Thanks

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Try changing your numberplate bulbs, I had the same problem and it turned out it was because I had replaced my bulbs with LEDs. Once I'd changed them back my number plate and dashboard lights started working again. Tonyryan from Merseyside

Try changing your numberplate bulbs, I had the same problem and it turned out it was because I had replaced my bulbs with LEDs. Once I'd changed them back my number plate and dashboard lights started working again. Tonyryan from Merseyside

Submitted: 02/01/2015 14:32:20 | ID: 108767

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Connie tiene, Lancashire

Ford Focus

I have the above vehicle and for the past two weeks when I have put the key into the ignition, everything lights up but the engine won't start, I leave it for 5 minutes and the. It starts up, please help a frustrated focus driver

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Hi Connie, I have the same problem but now have diesel leaking underneath my car. I replaced the battery which isn't cheap. The trouble is taking it to a reputable garage that won't charge a fortune when they see a woman coming in. Battery cost £115 Debbie Barkhouse from West Lothian

Submitted: 03/01/2015 19:17:49 | ID: 108849

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Alison, Nottinghamshire

Ford Galaxy 1995

Hi there. I went out with the family for the day yesterday and had to travel on the motorway in my Ford Galaxy. Trying to get the car over 60mph made it vibrate a lot and I really struggled with it, but once I was at a stable speed it seemed to settle down a bit. When we came off the motorway and slowed down to normal speeds of 30mph-40mph and having to stop at traffic lights etc, the gears refused to change? It revved up to 5000 before changing from first to second, then up to 4000 to change from second to third? Everytime I had to slow down and then speed up it did the same thing and braking made it seem like someone else was pushing on another brake pedal every now and then? Please can anybody help as I`ve just spent over £200 getting the cv joint done on it? (2.8 auto)

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I know it's probably too late for the OP, but am writing in case anybody else has the same problem. We experienced something similar and after lots of testing were told it was probably the wiring harness. However, ti did a bit of sleuthing online, and this is a common problem. We did as others had advised and got the transmission fluid flushed, which did the trick beautifully. Everything is smooth again. The transmission fluid is supposedly good for the life of the car, and ours didn't look particularly dark, but the flush worked. It is important to get it FLUSHED and not just changed. When it is changed, there is still about a third of the fluid left in the car. It has to ALL be flushed out and replaced with fresh. Good luch. Jess from Essex

I know it's probably too late for the OP, but am writing in case anybody else has the same problem. We experienced something similar and after lots of testing were told it was probably the wiring harness. However, ti did a bit of sleuthing online, and this is a common problem. We did as others had advised and got the transmission fluid flushed, which did the trick beautifully. Everything is smooth again. The transmission fluid is supposedly good for the life of the car, and ours didn't look particularly dark, but the flush worked. It is important to get it FLUSHED and not just changed. When it is changed, there is still about a third of the fluid left in the car. It has to ALL be flushed out and replaced with fresh. Good luck. Jess from Essex

Submitted: 06/08/2013 12:52:45 | ID: 53379

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Chris Edmonds, Stirling

Ford Kuga

Hi, We have a problem with our brand new Kuga, the doors won't latch in cold weather. Repeated waggling of the handle and shutting eventually clears the problem. Is this a know fault or is something wrong with our car.

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I had this one cold winter with my previous car (Mondeo mk4), it is the catch freezing open. To cure it that morning I put warm water on it then thoroughly cleaned it when I got home from work then greased it up. Never had the problem again. The same week I opened the bonnet and the same thing happened. Moral, clean & grease (lightly). Touch wood, not had anything like this with my Kuga (4 month old), Gleds from West Yorkshire

I had this one cold winter with my previous car (Mondeo mk4), it is the catch freezing open. To cure it that morning I put warm water on it then thoroughly cleaned it when I got home from work then greased it up. Never had the problem again. The same week I opened the bonnet and the same thing happened. Moral, clean & grease (lightly). Touch wood, not had anything like this with my Kuga (4 month old), Gleds from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 29/12/2014 07:18:36 | ID: 108571

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Jack Evans-Jones, England

Ford Galaxy 2009

When I try and start my Ford Galaxy the engine turns over but won’t start, as if the immobiliser is kicking in. It does start eventually. Any ideas what this might be and more importantly how much it will cost me to fix please? (Ghia)

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Same problem on my older petrol Galaxy. Looked like immob, light flashing etc... but wasn’t. Had to get it towed in to an autoelec this week as just wouldn’t start this time (having failed to start a number of times over the last few months). Said the fault was the Engine Running Module which they replaced. Cost £90 labour which will have included the new part (not inc the towing in fee) Peter Dent from England

Hi. I have a Ford Galaxy tdi which has now done 580,000 miles. I had a problem starting mine 4 months after a replacement engine at 430.000 miles. If I parked my car on a certain angle the problem starting the engine could be worse. Once you have started the engine it is okay start and stop, but if left parked up for longer than an hour it seems as if the fuel had run back into the fuel tank from the engine and in the mornings you were just waiting for the fuel to pump back into the engine before it would start. I took my car to a diesel engine specialist and it was the injector rings that had perished and were letting in air, which caused fuel to fall back to the tank. I do hope this is a big help, cheers John Wood from England

Nobody could find this problem on my 56 plate Galaxy III 2.0 Diesel which I owned. I later found if I ran it solely on BP Ultimate the problem reduced. If I put any other fuel in the problem would re-occour. I did 280,000 miles like that. Part ex’d it last week so someone else now has the problem Robert Sherwood from England

Do you happen to know the part number of the engine running module or where it is located? Never heard of it.. having similar problem.. Have replaced relay 30 but still no joy.. :~( g7enn from Norfolk

Do you happen to know the part number of the engine running module or where it is located? Never heard of it.. having similar problem.. Have replaced relay 30 but still no joy.. :~( g7enn from Norfolk

Submitted: 03/12/2012 16:26:14 | ID: 64239

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Michael Frain, Huntingdonshire

Ford Fusion 2007

Hi, I have a 1.6 TDCI Ford Fusion 2007. The orange cog warning light has come on. I’ve replaced the whole throttle body and the light stayed off for nearly ten minutes then came on again. Any ideas? Regards. (1.6 TDCI)

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If the temp is low this light comes on at 4 degrees cel, a visual warning of weather conditions, at 5 deg it goes off. Also could be your glow plugs steve from East Renfrewshire

Submitted: 18/01/2013 12:01:52 | ID: 68014

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jeff, Kenya

Ford Ranger

My vehicle has a problem starting, especially in the morning, you have to try several times before it finally starts. Afterwards it will just start normally but with initial vibration which disappears on idling?

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My vehicle has a problem starting, especially in the morning, you have to try several times before it finally starts. Afterwards it will just start normally but with initial vibration which disappears on idling? Patrice from Bahamas, The

Submitted: 15/06/2014 17:33:35 | ID: 97739

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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

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

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John, City of Derby

Ford S-Max

I have one interior light that occasionally stays on, if you open and shut the driver door again it always goes out, this problemI only occurs with the driver door and it is always the same light (rear off side). I have flushed the driver side door lock with wd40 and applied light grease but problem still occurs, anyone any ideas

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I've had the same problem, virtually from new, I took into main dealer whilst warrenty was applicable no fault found, two weeks ago, woke up to find all windows open, during a very wet night, then internal alarms sounded and wouldn't stop, RAC removed fuse. Over this weekend, ALL internal lights came on after ignition engaged, and refused to switch off, RAC removed another fuse, and now electric windows won't function at all. Local garage reckons a switch fault on the doors, main FORD dealer can't do anything for TWO WEEKS..UNBELIEVABLE REALLY.. ptsmith from West Midlands

I've had the same problem, virtually from new, I took into main dealer whilst warrenty was applicable no fault found, two weeks ago, woke up to find all windows open, during a very wet night, then internal alarms sounded and wouldn't stop, RAC removed fuse. Over this weekend, ALL internal lights came on after ignition engaged, and refused to switch off, RAC removed another fuse, and now electric windows won't function at all. Local garage reckons a switch fault on the doors, main FORD dealer can't do anything for TWO WEEKS..UNBELIEVABLE REALLY.. ptsmith from West Midlands

I have the same problem on my 2011 smax titanium. Did you mamge to get a resolution? paul o shea from Ireland

I have the same problem on my 2011 S-Max Titanium. Did you mamge to get a resolution? paul o shea from Ireland

Submitted: 19/07/2014 17:28:47 | ID: 99998

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Kirsty Harrison, Bedfordshire

Ford Focus C-Max

Went to get in my car yesterday only to find my key won`t open the car at all, not even a manual spare key will work. Then after many attempts to break in through a tiny gap in the window I tried it again and it made the sounds that it was open so I went round all the doors and the back passenger side had opened. The car wouldn't run and just made a ticking sound. I jump started the car and all seemed fine. The next day I jumped in the car, all opened fine and then when I turned the ignition it just made the ticking sound and the boot opens. Any ideas?

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I had similar issue. Turned out battery was dead. The ticking happens when there is not enough power to start engine. John from Essex

I had similar issue. Turned out battery was dead. The ticking happens when there is not enough power to start engine. John from Essex

Submitted: 09/02/2015 13:21:55 | ID: 111189

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Attila, Ireland

Ford Galaxy

I puchased an used 2005 reg Mk2 galaxy with both exterior door handle broken. Not able to mesure the pin lenght. Can you help me where can I get it? Sincerely, Attila

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Firstly take off both handles to inspect. To do this, open the door from the inside, on the side of the door you will find a single torx screw that is in line with the door handle. Unscrew the screw and remove, slide the handle towards the front of the car and it should pull out easily. You will probably find that the hook that grabs the mechanism (thin metal lever, which can be seen) are broken. You can get replacement handles from eBay for around £25 a pair with keys. Very easy to fix. Hope this helps. cris from Inverclyde

Submitted: 14/10/2014 21:38:38 | ID: 104623

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Lenny Robinson, England

Ford Galaxy 2007

My Ford Galaxy cut out on the motorway as if it had run out of fuel although it had loads in it! By the look of it the fuel is not getting from the tank to the engine. Someone said it could be the pump in the tank? Any ideas please? (Tdci)

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Sounds like a problem I had, after spending loads of money trying to find the problem. It turned out to be a faulty relay in the fuse box Simon Stevens from England

I have had a similar problem: Seema at 56 / 57 mph (regardless of which gear I’m in) the engine chughs, splutters and almost chokes itself, very much like it’s run out of diesel - I change down, rev up to increase speed, and eventually I can go back to 5th or 6th passing the 57 mph barrier - After that I can do any speed I like, cruises well at 70 mph - Lived with the problem for several years now - Seems nothing to do with the engine being warm or cold - Embarassing when you’re trying to overtake someone in the slow lane, only to have to fall back. Any ideas? Doric Frantz from Sussex

replace fuel filter, I guarantee youles Norman from Merseyside

Submitted: 27/06/2013 11:50:54 | ID: 92787

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aaron, West Midlands

Ford Transit

Where exactly is the earth strap from engine to body? I have looked hard so a really good description would be most appreciated thank you

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From Gearbox/starter to chassis leg. Nick from Highland

Submitted: 15/01/2015 19:47:32 | ID: 109620

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Anthony, Cheshire

Ford Transit

my 08 transit runs lumpy on tick over and when cold it takes abit to fire up

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May require a new SCV and PCM update at fords, PRV may have popped too. Nick from Highland

Submitted: 17/01/2015 09:37:22 | ID: 109706

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adam, Hampshire

Ford Transit

my 2007 fotd transit truck will only go in 3rd and 4th gear what is the problem

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Could be selector bearing in the turret on top of gearbox seized, may free off with WD 40 but will need replacing if it is the problem. Nick from Highland

Submitted: 17/01/2015 19:39:53 | ID: 109743

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john, East Dunbartonshire

Ford Transit

I put about 3 litres of 5/30 diesel engine oil in my van instead of 10/30 oil. I ran the van down to Chester and back and now after I started the van a bad noise came from the engine and it cut out. Now it won`t start. Would putting this oil in cause damage?

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If it is a mk6 you should use 5w30 semi synthetic, if it is a mk7 (2006 on) you should use 5w30 fully synthetic you shouldn't be using 10w30 oil at all. Nick from Highland

If it is a mk6 you should use 5w30 semi synthetic, if it is a mk7 (2006 on) you should use 5w30 fully synthetic you shouldn't be using 10w30 oil at all. Nick from Highland

Submitted: 20/01/2015 12:27:49 | ID: 109923

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raymond baker, Denbighshire

Ford Kuga

I have water coming into the driver`s well. Any ideas?

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Hi bought my kuga last October front and back carpets were soaking took it back to dealers problem found front scuttle plates in front were leaking were sealed OK for awhile one month later wet under front drivers side again back to dealers seems. They had not sealed the drivers side only passegers side dry now fingers crossed . steven from Carmarthenshire

Hi bought my kuga last October front and back carpets were soaking took it back to dealers problem found front scuttle plates in front were leaking were sealed OK for awhile one month later wet under front drivers side again back to dealers seems. They had not sealed the drivers side only passegers side dry now fingers crossed . steven from Carmarthenshire

Submitted: 29/01/2015 13:42:34 | ID: 110488

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Joanne landy, Isle of Wight

Ford Fiesta

I replaced the car battery this morning. All went well. When I started the car the digital display just turned to pixel and now the radio will not work. any ideas

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As per my earlier question (Above) the car in question is a Ford Fiesta Diesel 1.4 2007 model. Any suggestions/answers would be gratefully received. thank you Joanne landy from Isle of Wight

Submitted: 07/02/2015 17:44:22 | ID: 111071

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Emmie, Brighton & Hove

Ford Ka

My dashboard light are not working, is there a dimmer somewhere that I have dimmed

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Did you get an answer? Same problem with my daughter's car picked up today Amanda from Buckinghamshire

Did you get an answer? Same problem with my daughter's car picked up today Amanda from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 21/11/2014 09:28:36 | ID: 106592

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raymond baker, Denbighshire

Ford Kuga

water leakage in footwell drivers side any advice where its coming in

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please waiting for an answer to my question concerning ford kuga water in footwell raymond baker from Denbighshire

Happened to my 2008 Kuga! The windscreen was leaking from the top where the sealant had completely come away!! Common fault with poor sealant from manufacturing. Check sealant under roof bars too! I was lucky enough to have the windscreen rebonded without having to purchase a new windscreen. Not covered under insurance as classed as wear and tear. Good luck Mags Ainsworth from Berkshire

Happened to my 2008 Kuga! The windscreen was leaking from the top where the sealant had completely come away!! Common fault with poor sealant from manufacturing. Check sealant under roof bars too! I was lucky enough to have the windscreen rebonded without having to purchase a new windscreen. Not covered under insurance as classed as wear and tear. Good luck Mags Ainsworth from Berkshire

Submitted: 28/01/2015 15:13:08 | ID: 110416

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edward, South Africa

Ford Fiesta

keeps revving up and down while ideling and jerks while driving

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ford fiesta over-revs the Mrs has a 1.4 zetec, which would not idle always at 2000 rpm the slowly dropped down to 700 and was missing until it passed 1100 rpm. i changed the pipes under the inlet, idle valve and throttle pot check all hose to the air box. Still the same , so i took off the throttle body again, i noticed there was some corrosion on the face. i used a piece of flat glass and some fine emery paper the removed and corrosion until it was flat, then i greased the rubber seal and refitted the plate. Also where the throttle pot fits i put some grease on the spindle and a smear around the sensor and refitted it, whilst its not 100% it cured it to about 95% and is more drive able it may help steve calvert from Lancashire

ford fiesta over-revs the Mrs has a 1.4 zetec, which would not idle always at 2000 rpm the slowly dropped down to 700 and was missing until it passed 1100 rpm. i changed the pipes under the inlet, idle valve and throttle pot check all hose to the air box. Still the same , so i took off the throttle body again, i noticed there was some corrosion on the face. i used a piece of flat glass and some fine emery paper the removed and corrosion until it was flat, then i greased the rubber seal and refitted the plate. Also where the throttle pot fits i put some grease on the spindle and a smear around the sensor and refitted it, whilst its not 100% it cured it to about 95% and is more drive able it may help steve calvert from Lancashire

Submitted: 02/02/2015 09:21:05 | ID: 110714

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Dave, New Zealand

Ford Transit

Hi there. Driving along at 60mph in 5th gear up a slight incline, the van felt like either the clutch was slipping or we were running over something on the road (neither was happening), then up the next slight hill something went crack and I lost 5th gear completely. Motor revs out. . . The other gears are fine. This is an import from the UK 2.2 diesel with 17,500 miles on it?

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Mine was doing the same thing, only in 5th gear. Ford Australia are saying "it never happens" and look like they're gonna try pinning it on me. If you want or need another case to present to Ford NZ then contact me frasers at iinet dot net dot au. Leigh from Australia

Mine was doing the same thing, only in 5th gear. Ford Australia are saying "it never happens" and look like they're gonna try pinning it on me. If you want or need another case to present to Ford NZ then contact me frasers at iinet dot net dot au. Leigh from Australia

Submitted: 18/01/2015 04:20:21 | ID: 109755

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alan blackford, Essex

Ford Galaxy

I have a Ford Galaxy 23 auto with loss of power over 2000 revs. Fault finding diagnostic by RAC came up blank. Any ideas?

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I too have 2.3 auto drives ok but loss of power when towing 1300kg caravan on inclines. Checked compression 1 and 2 were 185, 3 was 150 and 4 was 100. Garage not sure of problem unless strip down. Mileage 75k. Took out warranty last year so am going to see if it is covered Steve from Suffolk

I too have 2.3 auto drives ok but loss of power when towing 1300kg caravan on inclines. Checked compression 1 and 2 were 185, 3 was 150 and 4 was 100. Garage not sure of problem unless strip down. Mileage 75k. Took out warranty last year so am going to see if it is covered Steve from Suffolk

Submitted: 20/01/2015 12:28:42 | ID: 109924

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morris, Essex

Ford Galaxy

Hard to change gears especially from 1st to 2nd especially when cold?

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No.it is an automatic alan blackford from Essex

I've similar problem only is going from 2nd to 3rd. But going from 4th to 3rd seems OK. I can't tell whether it's just when cold or the fact that I'm obsessing about it is making it whose. So hopefully we both get some answers Alison from County Londonderry

Submitted: 18/01/2015 13:52:13 | ID: 109781

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Mary-anne McCrow, Dorset

Ford Ka 2003

My Ford Ka has just started changing direction randomly at speeds over 40 mph, it feels as if it’s been caught by a gust of wind, any suggestions as to the cause? There’s no obvious knocking or rumbling sounds and at lower speeds it doesn’t seem to happen, tyres are all ok and no advisories referring to the steering or wheel bearings on last MOT. thanks

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Either tyre pressure or steering rack I suspect. Dangerous Dave from Nottinghamshire

you will need to renew the wishbones mine was doing the same just renewed them and its handling fine now John from Ireland

Submitted: 26/03/2014 14:25:23 | ID: 93576

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Mary Carley, Northamptonshire

Ford Focus 2006

Hi, please can someone help? I have had my Ford Focus for 6 years and never had a problem until now. When I switch it on nothing happens at least twice, the third time the engine comes on as does the warning light and all of the warning signs. When the warning lights go out several messages come up -transmission fault; system engine failure; acceleration reduced, which does actually happen. I lose the mileage and also the speedometer and it is driving me barmy. It has a full service history and has just had a service but the garage can’t work out what is wrong . Can anybody help? Thank you for your time.

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I have the same problem - did you ever fix the problem? what was wrong? Shahab from Surrey

I have the same problem - did you ever fix the problem? what was wrong? Shahab from Surrey

Submitted: 28/01/2014 15:34:45 | ID: 61398

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John Butler, Essex

Ford Kuga

There is a symbol on the dash board that is always on when the engine is on that looks like a rear parking sensor. It's not in the handbook. Any idea how to turn this off.?

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Try cleaning the sensors David from Malaysia

Submitted: 19/07/2014 07:18:00 | ID: 99959

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Ann, West Midlands

Ford Kuga

Am having promble with my ford kuga the seat belt message stay on all the time

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1. With the key out, insert it into the ignition and turn it so that the dash lights up (don't start the engine!) 2. Buckle and unbuckle the seatbelt 9 times (yes, it has to be exactly 9 times, don't ask me why!) 3. The seatbelt warning light should flash briefly to indicate a reset. 4. Turn off ignition and take key out. 5. Now try putting the seatbelt on and driving away, hopefully it will be reset now. Try these to reset David from Malaysia

Submitted: 21/10/2014 13:49:23 | ID: 104937

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Kevin, City of Glasgow

Ford Kuga

Got a new ford kuga zetec 2.0 diesel (2014) and my lights stay on all the time, is this normal? Looked at my booklet but doesn't tell me anything?

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It sounds like you're lights are on auto , I leave mine on this all the time Steve from Kent

It sounds like you're lights are on auto , I leave mine on this all the time Steve from Kent

Yes your light switch is on auto, only use this mode if driving at night, on day driving switch it on Drl settings David from Malaysia

Submitted: 09/08/2014 15:36:07 | ID: 101216

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Paul, Cumbria

Ford Kuga

Hi, I have just noticed that my Information Display light remains on all the time when I power off and lock the doors. The light on the radio console goes out as does the wing mirror lights but the centre dash board Info display remains permanently on even after 12 hours. Why is this?

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If it stays on permanently then you may have an issue, if it flashes means the car is locked and immobilise David from Malaysia

Submitted: 04/11/2014 15:27:42 | ID: 105659

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Matt, Lancashire

Ford Kuga

Hello there Is the information icon situated between the fuel gauge and temperature gauge supposed to flash red every few seconds when the car is locked? I don’t remember seeing it until now and it is not mentioned within the manual. Also there is no message to clear or to confirm, and the cars self diagnostics has confirmed the car is ok and no problems reported…………………………………….……Have I really just not noticed it?..............................................

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Once you have locked the car doors manually or by remote, the I red indicator will flash in red, meaning to say the car is locked and immobilised...just like a normal car alarm...IF the red icon stays steady then you may have an issue David from Malaysia

Submitted: 24/11/2014 09:56:11 | ID: 106768

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Malcolm, Northumberland

Ford Kuga

I bought a Ford Kuga in August but have just tried to play a CD, it displays Reading CD and then Ejecting CD, but it won't play any of the CD's I have tried. Has anyone got any idea how I solve this or has anyone had the same problem?

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1) it could be your cd format is not readable or corrupted 2) all burned cd cannot be used on mp3 car players 3) if its a original cd, then try using a cd head cleaner David from Malaysia

Submitted: 29/11/2014 02:12:59 | ID: 107061

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Rachel, West Yorkshire

Ford Kuga

My log book doesn't say if my Kuga is a 2WD or a 4WD. My garage said it was a 4WD but how do I know for sure and will it just come on automatic or will it need turning on? Thanks

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Your car is AWD, not 2 or not 4, it will auto come on once you start your car together with your traction control, there is no need to switch it on David from Malaysia

Your car is AWD, not 2 or not 4, it will auto come on once you start your car together with your traction control, there is no need to switch it on David from Malaysia

Submitted: 12/12/2014 16:38:50 | ID: 107775

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