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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

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

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Andy, Norfolk

Ford Transit

Hi I have a 2003 LWB transit. When doing around 35 mph I can hear a judder noise . If i steer to the left noise stops , if steer to right it carries on, any ideas please as would like to get this sorted. Many thanks Andy

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Wheel bearing. Probably the left or Near Side one. Stu Pegg from Staffordshire

Wheel bearing. Probably the left or Near Side one. Stu Pegg from Staffordshire

Submitted: 17/08/2014 12:29:21 | ID: 101636

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Terri, Surrey

Ford C-Max

I have c max zetch 2011 1.6. Recently my DAB radio has stopped working. The message shown on display is "service not available" however, I'm able to pick the radio stations up on FM. The radio is a ford radio not sony. Any ideas? Thanks

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Hi. This has happened to my vehicle, has yours been fixed? Thanks, Mark mark haywood from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 10/06/2014 21:33:33 | ID: 97384

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nick, Essex

Ford Transit

Rear brake lights stopped working except for high level light

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Check your bulb holders, they tend to corrode tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 04/08/2014 18:54:12 | ID: 100906

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bob, Wrexham

Ford Transit

Just had a leisure battery with a split charger fitted at my home a couple of days ago, the van battery was nor removed. Went to start the van for the first time since the work was done and it is no show. The ignition light appears quite weak and "flickery" and the battery does not attempt to turn the starter motor. The new meter fitted shows both batteries are charged. I can confirm that the van did start first time every time up to this point. What do you think has gone wrong please. Thanks Bob.

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check your earth leads body to earth ,engine to earth tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 07/08/2014 20:12:23 | ID: 101095

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gerry wignall, Australia

Ford Transit

After draining water out of the fuel filter in my 2.4 turbo diesel and closing the drain plug at the bottom of the fuel filter, how do I top up the filter so I don`t have starting problems?

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you will have to remove the filter to fill it unless you can suck the fuel through with a primer, do not try and fill the filter by cranking the engine you can burn out the starter motor tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 20/08/2014 02:58:39 | ID: 101804

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rich, Hertfordshire

Ford Transit

Hi people keep havin a couple problems with my van its a 52plate swb transit 280 2.0 dont no the bhp i keep having the coil light flashing up and also sometimes lose the last bit of speed in every gear will not go past 85mph all so today it started idleing high then i was drivin and it started scream rev up very high so i pulled over turned it off and then i turned it back on and it was back to normal then drove 2miles down the road and it started again just not as high hope some1 could.help.me with my prpblem plus there is no signs of eny smoke

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Check the EGR valve tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

check your e g r valve common fault on transits for this problem tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 28/08/2014 10:52:52 | ID: 102267

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shaun milner, Shetland Islands

Ford Transit

we have a 2005 transit and cannot for the life of me get the alternator out have managed to undo it from the body of the engine and belt but cant get it out from underneath the van can anyone tell me where im going wrong .van is jacked up and on stands so as i can work on it. not sure if i have to take something else off also.

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Have you tried removing the front slam panel, headlights and grille? These unbolt and the front end comes off quite easily. This makes an near impossible task more do-able. Everything is still snuggly packed, but you may be able to get it out that way. worth a try. Hope this helps. Shaun from Leicestershire

remove the alternator support bracket with the alternator it will then come out from below tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 26/08/2014 08:09:14 | ID: 102139

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tom, Offaly

Ford Transit

I have an 07 Ford Transit jumping out of first gear, all other gears are perfect. The clutch has to be done, would this be what`s wrong?

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the clutch will not cause this problem ,if you have a 6 speed box ,then the box will be faulty , the box will have to be striped to fit a modified input shaft and gear tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 31/08/2014 19:33:53 | ID: 102431

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m petriello, Cambridgeshire

Ford Transit

Hello i have a problem my van doesnt go above 35mph.i put it on a scanner it come up with imv i changed it but its still doing same .it cuts out the glow plug flashes any suggestions thankyoi

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your vehicle is going into limp mode , have your vehicle code rear I suspect the e g r valve common fault tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 02/09/2014 07:16:23 | ID: 102489

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Carl, Antrim

Ford Transit

Hi my transit keeps cutting out but starts again straight away and there's no warning lights come on Any ideas?

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check the pressure fuel solenoid on the rear of the fuel pump, or the pressure valve at the rear of the common rail, they fall apart, tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

check the pressure fuel solenoid on the rear of the fuel pump, or the pressure valve at the rear of the common rail, they fall apart, tony bellaby from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 06/09/2014 12:12:36 | ID: 102690

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Carol Edwards, Shropshire

Ford Puma

I can only get hot air even when the fan is turned to cold. Also, there is a clicking noise under the dashboard on the drivers side. Would the two be connected? I would be grateful of any advice. Thanks

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The heater control valve under the plastic at the back of the engine bay has gone, easy to spot because there is four pipes running off it, About £15 to buy Jonathan from Cardiff

Submitted: 01/05/2014 17:19:03 | ID: 94954

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Mark, Hampshire

Ford Ka

Hi my mums sport ka over heated , had a water pump fitted , over heated again , then had head gasket done , thremo taken out new heater valve and it over heated again ? Took the pipes off and bypassed the heater and it lasted a few days and over heated again ? Any ideas ? Just found out the heater valve was a non ford one

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Simple easy fix I had this issue, remove the pipe from the thermostat housing that go.s to the header tank it's blocked. Darren from Kent

Simple easy fix I had this issue, remove the pipe from the thermostat housing that go.s to the header tank it's blocked. Darren from Kent

Submitted: 12/08/2014 18:48:39 | ID: 101391

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carl, Cambridgeshire

Ford Galaxy

HI my galaxy has recently started to 'stutter' around 3.5k revs under acceleration...if i feather the accelerator it eases off..but this is in all gears.....someone has mentioned the throttle contol sensor.....is that so? and if so where might i find it on the car?? Thanks in advance for any info :)

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I had the same problem for over a year. No-one could figure it out. By chance I found I had a blocked catalyst and this had blown the pipes to the egr. Exhaust gas recirculation valve. Check under the bonnet with the engine running. Can you hear gas whooshing out. Careful its very hot.... maybe this may help..... bennyk1981 from Hertfordshire

I had the same problem for over a year. No-one could figure it out. By chance I found I had a blocked catalyst and this had blown the pipes to the egr. Exhaust gas recirculation valve. Check under the bonnet with the engine running. Can you hear gas whooshing out. Careful its very hot.... maybe this may help..... bennyk1981 from Hertfordshire

I had the same problem for over a year. No-one could figure it out. By chance I found I had a blocked catalyst and this had blown the pipes to the egr. Exhaust gas recirculation valve. Check under the bonnet with the engine running. Can you hear gas whooshing out. Careful its very hot.... maybe this may help..... bennyk1981 from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 31/05/2014 12:41:15 | ID: 96578

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Gervasio, Greater London

Ford Transit

When I'm driving the engine cuts off very often. My mechanic has changed the engine management relay and full filter housing but it`s still happening. Any idea what the problem could be?

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Hi my transit is doing the same was just wondering did ya get it sorted? Carl from Antrim

Submitted: 17/06/2014 09:36:05 | ID: 97866

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russ hobbs, Southampton

Ford Transit

I can`t select third gear. Any suggestions?

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Check gearbox or clutch Thomas Stevens from Brighton & Hove

I thought you were gonna say your van is boiling up, with a name like that. lol. Someone had to say it. ha ha. Shaun from Leicestershire

Submitted: 16/07/2014 19:42:54 | ID: 99808

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Tracey Luckhurst, England

Ford Focus C-Max 2007

Hi there. I have been looking for my Aux socket in my Ford Focus C-MAX. It says it’s in the glove box but I cannot find it. Can anyone offer any help? Much appreciated.

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There seems some typing error. there are two sockets on a C-Max, one next to the drivers handbrake under the lift up flap and the second one is in the boot. When you lift the tail-gate you will see it on the right-hand side. can’t miss it Joe Waterfall from Nottinghamshire

.my cmax has 3, theother one is under the ashtray? behind the central console, for use by rear seat passengers. wayne from Nottinghamshire

my cmax has 3, theother one is under the ashtray? behind the central console, for use by rear seat passengers. wayne from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 23/10/2012 09:14:38 | ID: 66289

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joe, Luton

Ford Tourneo

Hi, my problem is power loss. The symptoms - car was fine for 1.5 Km then I stopped and it was on tick over for a few minuutes, then pulled off and it seemed the turbo was not working, so I drove off and managed to get about 1 Km when I stopped and checked the engine visually and found no problems. I started the car and noticed that the power loss was gradually getting worse and worse til eventually the van would not rev over 1500 revs, but tick over was perfect No engine lights have come on. It`s now been in the garage for 2 days and they do not know what is wrong. They have used a laptop to check the car and found no error codes. They have checked the turbo and that`s fine. They have checked various other things but still no luck. Please help?

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Sorry, meant the turbo is fine joe from Luton

Submitted: 02/09/2014 09:27:20 | ID: 102493

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Mike Childs, England

Ford Galaxy 2005

How do I check the level of automatic gear box fluid in my Ford Galaxy, as it will not go into reverse unless the engine is warm?

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I have exactly the same problem with my 04 galaxy , can you let me know if you have found the cause. cheers Mike Bell Mike Bell from Cheshire

I have exactly the same problem with my 04 galaxy , can you let me know if you have found the cause. cheers Mike Bell Mike Bell from Cheshire

Submitted: 07/06/2012 09:21:15 | ID: 71252

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Hifsi, Kent

Ford Galaxy

My central locking is not working checked key is fine. It seems to have its day when it works but now I can't lock drivers door. I can lock passenger doors manually but not drivers door if I get in and use the central locking button on drivers door it was locking then I'll get out passanger door no light comes on for alarm . But now it won't allow me to do that neither pls is there a easy solution to resolve this

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Central locking module in your driver`s door Peter from Essex

Submitted: 04/08/2014 07:20:58 | ID: 100872

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Donald, Albania

Ford Galaxy

My ford galaxy 2006 2.0 tdci make a loud noise when i drive over 120 km/h like an airplan in start. Can u give ne an answer about this what i have to do

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Possibly a turbo air leak Peter from Essex

Submitted: 11/08/2014 07:56:03 | ID: 101302

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AlanT, Greater Manchester

Ford Ka

Hi, my daughters 2014 KA with 1000 miles on the clock has an accelerator problem. It is impossible to get the revs up when setting off on a hill, the revs just die off, this happens on the flat too. I contacted my local ford garage today and they agreed there was a problem and that the problem was known to Ford. In fact they had several ford KA,s awaiting rectification of similar problems to mine. I was advised that on their system it showed that Ford were working on a software upgrade to sort out the problem of this flat spot being experienced when accelerating. I was advised that this is likely to be ready towards the end of July 2014 to August 2014. I await to see.

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Took my 2 month old 2014 KA to Ford this morning as I had problem with lights flickering and they told me about this software update. They carried on with software upgrade. Following upgrade when the tried to bring it out of garage the car won't start and may have to reset it back to factory settings! Jenni from County Londonderry

Took my 2 month old 2014 KA to Ford this morning as I had problem with lights flickering and they told me about this software update. They carried on with software upgrade. Following upgrade when the tried to bring it out of garage the car won't start and may have to reset it back to factory settings! Jenni from County Londonderry

Submitted: 10/07/2014 19:12:56 | ID: 99400

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peterdarts27@yahoo.co.uk, Wrexham

Ford C-Max

I got a 2004 Ford c max 1.8 petrol I just got home and switched off the head lights I got out and locked the car and then noticed the stereo was still lit up and also the milage counter was lit up and all other lights were off I'm just been back out its been an hour and the lights are still on I'm worried about having a flat battery in morning can anyone help please

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Did you solve this problem? Ross from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 12/07/2014 22:53:07 | ID: 99536

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rob, West Midlands

Ford Focus C-Max

I`m having problems with my central locking. All of the doors are locked except the driver`s door and boot. The driver`s door will only open with the key and the boot will not lock. I have tried to reset the central locking but this does not seem to have worked. Does anybody have any ideas?

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Check the switches in the door shut the tend to corrode or wear out, especially the drivers door as it's the most used one! Garreth from Kent

Submitted: 19/08/2014 13:24:10 | ID: 101756

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Jill Field, Warwickshire

Ford Focus C-Max

Can you please advise me where the reversing light switch is located?

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It's on the gearbox they bolt into the gearbox just tap it with a hammer on the nut part of it, they get stuck a lot! Garreth from Kent

Submitted: 17/08/2014 13:53:18 | ID: 101643

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Anthony, Cornwall

Ford Focus C-Max

Hi do you need to disconnect battery to change n/s/f seat belt, and if you do has anything needs reprogramming

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Yes you do need to disconnect the battery and also leave it for a good half hour before working on it as the airbag control module will have stored enough backup power in its capacitor so will need time to drain itself. as far as programming goes if it is just a seatbelt change then it shouldn't need programming but if the seatbelt has deployed then you will need to renew the module too which will need programming Hope this helps! Garreth from Kent

Yes you do need to disconnect the battery and also leave it for a good half hour before working on it as the airbag control module will have stored enough backup power in its capacitor so will need time to drain itself. as far as programming goes if it is just a seatbelt change then it shouldn't need programming but if the seatbelt has deployed then you will need to renew the module too which will need programming Hope this helps! Garreth from Kent

Yes you do need to disconnect the battery and also leave it for a good half hour before working on it as the airbag control module will have stored enough backup power in its capacitor so will need time to drain itself. as far as programming goes if it is just a seatbelt change then it shouldn't need programming but if the seatbelt has deployed then you will need to renew the module too which will need programming Hope this helps! Garreth from Kent

Submitted: 15/08/2014 13:19:10 | ID: 101542

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Harry Hatton, Nottinghamshire

Ford Fiesta

When the engine is turned on there is around a 15 second delay for any of the dials to start moving, the radio to turn on and for any thing to appear on the dashboard screen. Recently removed the stereo and not sure if this was happening before hand. anyone experienced this before?

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Mine`s doing the same, did you find the answer to your problem? Lewis from Stoke-on-Trent

Mine`s doing the same, did you find the solution to your problem? Lewis from Stoke-on-Trent

Submitted: 15/07/2014 18:17:11 | ID: 99727

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Bennie, Namibia

Ford Ranger

Hi guys I've got a 3.0tdci ranger. The vehicle runs up to 2500rpm no problem but from there to 4000rpm it really struggles. Turbo tested and al vacuume pipes are corect. Can it be the injectors and if so can a persone find replacement parts??

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Tdci Ranger Trekker engine control schematic diagram, especially ecu and sensors please rosely from Philippines

Can I ask for an engine control diagram for my Ranger Trekker? rosely from Philippines

Submitted: 17/08/2014 18:49:17 | ID: 101665

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macc, North Yorkshire

Ford Transit

Hi Which colour wires need connecting or disconnecting to turn the 'door open' dash warning light off ? This van has been converted from a cargo van to a horsebox so the side & rear doors etc have been removed. Any help much appreciated.

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(Forgot to add in question, 2008 Mk7 lwb) macc from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 19/08/2014 20:24:38 | ID: 101783

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christina, Spain

Ford Ka

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

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

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

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Barry, Dumfries and Galloway

Ford Mondeo

Oil round engin and makes a whisling noise when excelerate

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

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

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Steven Burrows, Essex

Ford Fiesta

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

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

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

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vic, Wrexham

Ford Fiesta

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

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

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

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

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Brian, Australia

Ford Mondeo

Last year had a problem where the Mondeo (2009 TDC1 Titanium) would suddenly cut out while driving. Fortunately the couple of times it happened I was slowing down. Ford could not find the problem. It didn't happen again till last week when it cut out just as I was going round a corner in to a side street. Then over the next 2 days it was doing it intermittently. Took it to mechanic who has been servicing the car and he tested it for a few hours but could not fault it. The only error code on the computer he could find as well was P02E1 - Diesel intake air flow control performance. He cleared the code and since then no more problems . Just wondering has anybody else had this problem and if so what was the fix? I do consider it to be dangerous particularly if I was to be in high speed traffic.

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I had a similar problem. My mechanic cleaned a couple of sensors (crank case was one I think) that had a little oil on them..... problem solved. steve from Essex

Submitted: 13/06/2014 09:39:30 | ID: 97590

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Brad, United States of America

Ford Fusion 2008

My Ford Fusion`s check engine light intermittently comes on and then some time later (like next time I start the car) it goes off on it`s own. What kind of problem can cause this? Also, the battery light intermittently comes on and then goes off on it`s own. Voltage reads a little high (14.5 - 15.5) when this is occurring. Are these problems possibly related? This problem has been there longer and the cover on the positive terminal shows signs of being hot at times (partially melted). Any suggestions please?

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Engine light problem on my vehicle had the same problem however on having computer check at garage discovered it was a misfire on one of the spark plugs so rplaced and all is well Alex Pratt from Argyll and Bute

Submitted: 21/02/2013 11:40:29 | ID: 89533

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derek mills, Cambridgeshire

Ford Mondeo

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

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

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

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helen booth, Cambridgeshire

Ford Transit

When breaking either at low speed or normally there is a juddering like the ABS is kicking in. Does anyone know what this could be.

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change discs and pads. you may have a warped disc causing vibration and the abs to kick in. michael from Wiltshire

change discs and pads. you may have a warped disc causing vibration and the abs to kick in. michael from Wiltshire

Submitted: 23/05/2014 09:30:22 | ID: 95985

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Del, Dorset

Ford Focus

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

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

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

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dennis, Gwent

Ford Transit

my battery light comes on when itis ticking over have changed belt and tensioners

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It is the small wire harness that comes from the side of the alternator, it goes brittle and rubs against the bottom of the radiator, common fault. Approx £15 for a new harness section. Can be changed in less than 5 min as it`s just 2 plugs, just disconnect from alt by lying under the front of the van, no need to jack it up jim from North Lanarkshire

Submitted: 03/08/2014 10:42:22 | ID: 100815

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Emma, Bridgend

Ford Ka

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

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

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

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