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Mary Flavell, West Midlands

Ford Mondeo

Hello My mondeo 2 litre diesel has started to keep accelerating when I take my foot of the accelerator Any ideas ?

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Hi there-do you pump your foot on the pedal when starting it? When you come to a stop-e.g. traffic lights,etc,does the engine run at high revs? Would like to see your foot on the pedal...it might be that the linkage is sticking,or a sticking cable... Lloyd from Essex

Submitted: 19/02/2016 13:07:04 | ID: 127850

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Anselm, Benin

Ford Ranger

the engine start fine but when it start idle it makes a lot of vibration as if is blocked and makes a lot of smoke. Do this mostly on cold start but when the engine is warm it start okay.Sometimes when vibration is excessive the engine cuts off.

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check if you get power on your glow plugs when switching the ignition to the on position. There should be power (batt voltage) for couple of seconds then it will drop to zero, if this is the case it means your electrical circuit is fine. Next step is to test the glow plugs, start with cyl no 1 by taking the glow plug out and connecting 12v to the threaded part at the very end of the glow plug and at the same time connecting the body of the glow plug to the neg terminal for not longer than 10 sec at a time, the tip of the glow plug should become red hot very quickly so be careful not to hold the plug at the bottom. If the glow plug does not heat up then you've got a dead glow plug. repeat this step with cyl 2,3 and 4. Floors from South Africa

Submitted: 03/12/2014 13:22:30 | ID: 107319

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roy, South Yorkshire

Ford Fiesta

My fan heater is only working on number 4 any help please

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If your heater sustem is otherwise working fine.. i.e. hot and cold, but your blower will only respond to OFf and Full blast then you probably have a defective speed control resistor... or the connector plug to is is deteriorated. Many people have this issue and change the whole of the blower at great expense and a lot of work, when a resistor is always much cheaper and nearly always easier tto fit. Had this prob with my Citroen Relay and removed the resistor.. found the multiplug to it had one defective connection.. removed, cleaned and reattached connections and it now works fine.. turns out my resistor was good anyway.. cost.. ZILCH! R Evans from Caerphilly

just a quickie on 'popular auction site' .. all resistors less than £20 some less than a tenner!! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 17/04/2016 00:07:35 | ID: 130477

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michelle plant, Surrey

Ford Ka

My brake lights are not working have changed the bulbs but still.no joy I can't find the manual but thinking it's the fuses found the fuse box but don't know which fuse it is help!!!

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Michelle, just take them out one at a time until you find the broken one.. start with the red ones .. more likely to be 10amp fuse.... if it is the fuse. It could be the switch at the pedal. Also have a look inside the fuse box cover.. there may be a guide their to help. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 08/04/2016 08:35:34 | ID: 130098

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kgaugelo, South Africa

Ford Fiesta

HI I AM DRIVING FORD FIESTA 1.4i CVH IT GIVES ME PROBLEM AFTER STARTING IT STARTS NICE IDDLE NICE BUT AFTER FEW MOMENT IT START STALLING THE IDDLING AND GOES UP AND DOWN I HAVE CHANGED THE IDDLING CONTROL VELVE STILL DOING THE SAME.WHEN ITS HOT ITS NOT BAD AND YOU CAN EVEN SEE THE IMMOBILIZER LIGHT FLASHING WHEN IT DOES THAT IT IDDLE FOR SOME SECONDS THEN CUTS AIR ON THE IDDLING VELVE. CAN ANY ONE HELP PLS

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Where is the moderator? "Please do not submit questions featuring all upper-case letters as these will be immediately deleted." R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 07/04/2016 17:35:52 | ID: 130074

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PRTER, Durham

Ford Kuga

water is accumulating in drivers footwell soaking the mats,after sponging out and drying out it comes back why please?

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read today that the air on vent was venting into the car.....causing wet carpets in the footwell...... Check that first Eddie else from Bedfordshire

Hello Peter I had the very same thing. I took it into Ford and it was found to have a seal missing near the boot. They ended up having my car for a week they had to take all the carpets out and dry them and had lots of resealing done on the car all round I would check and see if you have any water sitting in where we keep the spare tyre. as that is where when it rained water sat. As soon as I drove the car the water made its way throughout the car. Hope you find this helpful. Barbie Parfitt from Kent

Submitted: 26/01/2016 09:28:07 | ID: 126718

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Thabiso, South Africa

Ford Fiesta

Battery sign is showing on the dash board. Battery is hardly a year old. Could it be the alternator?

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South Africa, battery light stays on even if the car is running Sipho from Northumberland

Submitted: 02/02/2016 13:54:46 | ID: 127040

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finbarr, Ireland

Ford Transit Connect

My 2015 transit connect looses power while driving and fan stays on for 5 to 15 minutes when stoped no warning lights come on 4000km on clock now has happend 6 times nowb

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Hi Finbarr I also have a 2014 transit connect tourneo 95bhp and my engine fan has gone off for no reason. also Ive noticed that when you dim the instrument lights down all of a sudden the airbag light goes dim and the headlights go bright? Does that happen to yours? Colin from Essex

Submitted: 14/01/2016 09:47:33 | ID: 126106

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Linda Warren, Hertfordshire

Ford Mondeo

Heater hose blew off, steam coming from under bonnet , car did not overheat, (thermostat is ok) been advised to have water pump checked, although computer showed no sign of trouble with the water pump...are there any other symptoms which would tell me what caused this please... many thanks...

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Linda, there could be a blockage somewhere but there could also be a problem with the water pump.. thing is.. garages say "didn't show up on the diagnostics"... well.. a water pump is mechanical and a fault in it won't necessarily show up on electronic diagnostics... there has been a tendency lately for people to consider the computer diagnostics as the dogs thingies.. and it can be.. in the right situation. You may still have issue with water pump. However, pressure building up high enough in cooling system to blow a hose potentially could be a sign of head gasket failure.. the high pressures built up in cylinders leaking into the cooling channels which are very close by. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 23/03/2016 17:21:08 | ID: 129375

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asif, Greater Manchester

Ford S-Max

hi I wanted to ask I have the ford s max 2.0 diesel tdci 2007. I have had brand new fly wheel and new timing belt done at 15..000 miles ago the car milage now is 165000 cambelt changed at 146000 I was driving the car just up small hill when all sudden I lost power and I quickly parked the car up on side of road. I tried to start it and it just wount start it has push button start fitted to it orignaly was key but fet is still used to unlock streering but button fitted for to start its the original button from ford , it was fitted by previous owner . when I press the swith to start it just makes little click in engine nothing turning over the alternator or anything . I have just tried to have starter motar fitted to try in case its that but everything dead. all dash lights come on and electrics work but engine wount start if anyone can sugest anyting please

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ITS TIME TO CHANGE DEAN HERRON from Ireland

Submitted: 19/10/2015 07:55:57 | ID: 122471

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Rachel Fife, New Zealand

Ford Mondeo

The cooling fans are not working on my Mondeo and it is overheating. Have checked fuses and they are fine. Before the fans stopped working I had noticed that when the fan was working it was very loud

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Rachel, it sounds like the bearings in the fan may have gone. with the engine off.. try manually turning the fan blade around and see how much resistance there is.. if it grinds and/or shows resistance to turning then that's it. The fan should turn around freely and smoothly. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 17/03/2016 05:05:22 | ID: 129111

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R.BRISCOE, Gwent

Ford Ka

does a speedometer cable affect the abs on 2005 ford ka

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does the speedometer cable affect the abs on a 2005 ford ka R.BRISCOE from Gwent

I have the same problem just wondered how did you get it fixed, was it expensive ? Has recently had new battery would this affect things, any info would be really appreciated teresawilko1958@outlook.com from Cardiff

Submitted: 05/12/2015 14:58:04 | ID: 124378

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Andrew Latchford, England

Ford Galaxy 2007

There is a yellow warning light on the dash of my Ford Galaxy with the letter i on it which is staying on together with the esp light. It`s also saying forward alert malfunction and hill launch not available. What does all this mean? Thanks.

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Esp light on M raja from West Midlands

Andrew, some of your safety related components are sending messages to the ecu that IT interprets as faulty.. you ought to get a diagnostic scan done to find what the problem is. ESP is electronic stability program.. in severe driving situations (hard braking, severe direction changing - like to avoid accidents) the ecu makes calculations and adjustments to try and assist you maintain control. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 08/04/2013 10:31:14 | ID: 92692

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Lynda Kelly, Durham

Ford Streetka 2003

Where do I get good looking fitted replacement seat covers for a 2003 Ford Streetka? All the ones I am seeing are not the same shape as the ones in my 53 plate car? Please help, I don’t really want to pay extortionate prices. (1.6i)

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I got mine from wlw ltd 10 derrychara link enniskillen fermanagh bt74 6jf letitianeill303@hotmail.com from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 07/03/2012 10:39:02 | ID: 82389

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sarah scott, Dorset

Ford Focus

My fan only works on 4 and the front demister isnt working , any ideas why ?

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The fan issue sounds like the fan speed regulator or rheostat may be faulty or loose/poor connection to it. The demister issue may be a fuse or may be connected to the rheostat issue R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 12/03/2016 18:38:23 | ID: 128907

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stanley dim, Nigeria

Ford Transit

I hv a ford van 85 t 260,and I recently changed the engine,though I took out the all the electricalls of the old engine and fixed in the new one I just changed but the engine won't start is cranking but wont pick plz can any one plz help me and tell me what to do so dat this new engine can work,I hv tried everything possible to see if the engine can work but no way.people are advising me to use manual injector in the new engine that it will start if I do soo plz help what do I do

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I just had to change mine after the timing jumped, the fuel pump has some sort of immobiliser apparently Morgan from Rhondda Cynon Taf

Submitted: 25/02/2016 17:58:37 | ID: 128148

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Paul Andrew, Greater Manchester

Ford Transit

My van as lose power won't go over 38 mph and when putting foot down still goes no were any 1 have any idea what it could be thank

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Could be same as I wrote to 'white smoke' soggy disintegrating air filter element, on its way to the turbo. paul from Hampshire

Submitted: 04/03/2016 21:46:48 | ID: 128544

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tom williams, Aberdeenshire

Ford Transit

ford transit tourneo 2litre diesel 2004 starts for 3 seconds runs then cuts out every time white smoke coming out exhaust injectors been cheched ok can you give us the faults

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Mine turned out to be the air filter element gone soggy and been sucked almost into the turbo! it sits right under a drain off under the windscreen,symptom was also a collapsed/sucked in inlet pipe to the turbo,luckily caught in time to prevent damage to the vanes...1 paul from Hampshire

Submitted: 29/02/2016 19:23:22 | ID: 128347

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scott, United States of America

Ford Ranger

regular 2007 3 liter Ford Ranger..ran through high water. Misfireing engine light on blinking. changed plugs & wires..help please

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Scott, if the water was that deep you'll have taken it into the air ducts and are likely to have water in the cylinders.. need to blow it out or the pressures that build up could cause serious damage to your regular 3 litre engine R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 09/03/2016 13:33:27 | ID: 128759

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michael pyle, Northumberland

Ford Transit

clicking noise on front nearside wheel when putting full lock and turning slowly in reverse and forward. can any one help please, mick

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outer CV joint worn R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 09/03/2016 19:48:53 | ID: 128780

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richard, Bath and North East Somerset

Ford Mondeo

I turn the key and the starter turns a quarter of a turn all the dashboard lights flashes and the dials turn fully round I hear a clicking sound but wont start

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Flat Battery . Needs recharging or jump leads.... bruck morton from Suffolk

Flat Battery . Needs recharging or jump leads.... bruck morton from Suffolk

Flat Battery . Needs recharging or jump leads.... bruck morton from Suffolk

Flat Battery . Needs recharging or jump leads.... bruck morton from Suffolk

Bruck thinks you have a flat battery.. (maybe defective) symptoms are consistent with that, but could also be loose connection somewhere.. test the battery voltage before doing anything else.. with all in OFF position it should be around 12.4 at the terminals, but over 12v. (If under 12v then you should change the battery) If already over 12v, try jumping it and if it works and gets the engine running, test the voltage across the battery with it running in order to test alternator output.. should be around 13.5-14v.. if it IS, then alternator is fine and battery defective. A discharged battery can be recharged and work fine for a while.. but if it is defective it is not likely to retain charge and will go kaput sooner or later.. do you want to risk being in the middle of nowhere and that happen? If your battery and alternator testing all come up fine then it could be connections to the starter motor or more likely the starter motor itself. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 09/03/2016 04:34:54 | ID: 128743

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Jimmy Ademosu, Nigeria

Ford Galaxy 2003

What could cause my Ford Galaxy to not idle well? Two cylinders work well and two do not. I`ve changed the plugs and nozzles but still no luck. What can I do?

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Its most probably the wiring loom needs to be replaced as this is causing the timing to be out. Colin Burke from Ireland

Submitted: 14/02/2014 09:49:48 | ID: 62071

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Garu Bourton, Northern Ireland

Ford Transit Tipper 1997

My Ford Transit Tipper has a blockage in the engine. It drives okay but there is a delay in pick up in each gear. When you get to the top of each gear it backfires and gives off a lot of black and white smoke. Any suggestions please? (190)

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sounds like turbo issues! start the engine and have someone press the accelorator pedal a few times whilst you listen to the engine. try locate the charge/intercooler pipes and feel for a leak or see if any smoke/oil is escaping. if this is confirmed then good news! very cheap fix replace the pipe/pipes and you should have preasure in the system again in low or high speeds. you will be able to tell straight away from starting the engine just by the sound of the engine and the throttle response if its sorted. you will need to reset with a diagnostic machine to clear codes/engine management light. if this is not the issue then it could be a turbo or piston issue regards ash. ashton currie from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 05/09/2013 12:45:42 | ID: 53961

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Sam Salim, South Yorkshire

Ford Transit Connect

Digital clock on my 54 plate connect loses time.

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Hi sir The problem would be that you need a new clock You can get one at a cheap price from a scrap yard. Chris Chris from Cardiff

Submitted: 02/03/2016 18:19:01 | ID: 128442

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John Langston, Tyne and Wear

Ford Transit Connect

I have a 53 reg SWB tdi connect & the heater has went on the blink....It will only work on the highest setting & takes ages to warm up....Any ideas

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The heater blower resistor switch needs replacing. Under passenger side dash next to the blowe unit. 10 Minute job. Also change pollen filter under windscreen on passenger side. Lift bonnet up. Remove vented trim under wiper blade and remove alloy plate and you will see filter box replace with new filter. And replace trims. Sam Salim from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 04/02/2015 14:54:00 | ID: 110878

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Ammie, Kent

Ford B-Max

I have had my used bmax a few weeks and if no one is sitting on the front passenger seat the seat belt chime goes off and the light on dash flashes , this goes on for the duration of the journey . Any help would be amazing please xx

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engage passenger seat belt. should stop chime..... bruck morton from Suffolk

Submitted: 27/02/2016 16:55:22 | ID: 128246

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robert mccarten, County Down

Ford Focus

my 2006 ford focus 1800 sport has been intermittingly draining the battery. I do not use the car a lot but when it has been driven for aaprox 20 miles then parked overnight it turns over once and then the battery is completely flat. I tend to use the car approx. 4 times a week for about 10 to 20 miles each time. The battery was changed a year ago for the same reason. I recently got the reversing sensors and reversing sensors fixed with a new bulb and switch in the engine for the sensors . the car was parked for 2 weeks and started first time. This lasted for about a week and then started to drain again. I took the car to an auto spark who said he would look at the vehicle but it could end up taking about 3 weeks to find the fault. He could not give me any idea of what it would cost. If the vehicle was tested on a diagnostic machine would that identify the problem. Please advise me what to try next.

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Could be the alternator. Halfords are able to check this for you. Or you can buy a fault finder that you can use yourself.Its a lot cheaper than calling someone out. Hope this helps. John from Surrey

Could be the alternator. Halfords are able to check this for you. Or you can buy a fault finder that you can use yourself.Its a lot cheaper than calling someone out. Hope this helps. John from Surrey

Could be the alternator you can buy a fault finder that you can use yourself.Its a lot cheaper than calling someone out. You just plug it in and then you get a fault code. Hope this helps. John from Surrey

It may also happen, that the battery does not get enough time or miles to charge enough. Cold, wet weather, short distances, rarely in use, electric gadget in the car, they use electricity also when parked, etc. all together. And then the battery easily gets empty within some time. You've used time and tried ti fix it already so... don' t know if this is silly to suggest this in your case, Anyway there are also much quality issues in different batteries. Some are very durable some not. Have you tried this simple thing? Detach the negative (black) battery cable every time when you leave your car in park for a few days and check this way does it loose its power. It takes a bit work and patience, but its also cheap way to check the battery's electricity loss. Also of course you have to reset some things like the cloc etc. again... but you do it only once after 2 weeks or so when you're sure that its not the battery alone which is the issue right now. -My husband would probably rather buy the fault finder (lol), but if you want you can try. Kirsi Kauko from Finland

It may also happen, that the battery does not get enough time or miles to charge enough. Cold, wet weather, short distances, rarely in use, electric gadget in the car, they use electricity also when parked, etc. all together. And then the battery easily gets empty within some time. You've used time and tried ti fix it already so... don' t know if this is silly to suggest this in your case, Anyway there are also much quality issues in different batteries. Some are very durable some not. Have you tried this simple thing? Detach the negative (black) battery cable every time when you leave your car in park for a few days and check this way does it loose its power. It takes a bit work and patience, but its also cheap way to check the battery's electricity loss. Also of course you have to reset some things like the cloc etc. again... but you do it only once after 2 weeks or so when you're sure that its not the battery alone which is the issue right now. -My husband would probably rather buy the fault finder (lol), but if you want you can try. Kirsi Kauko from Finland

It may also happen, that the battery does not get enough time or miles to charge enough. Cold, wet weather, short distances, rarely in use, electric gadget in the car, they use electricity also when parked, etc. all together. And then the battery easily gets empty within some time. You've used time and tried ti fix it already so... don' t know if this is silly to suggest this in your case, Anyway there are also much quality issues in different batteries. Some are very durable some not. Have you tried this simple thing? Detach the negative (black) battery cable every time when you leave your car in park for a few days and check this way does it loose its power. It takes a bit work and patience, but its also cheap way to check the battery's electricity loss. Also of course you have to reset some things like the cloc etc. again... but you do it only once after 2 weeks or so when you're sure that its not the battery alone which is the issue right now. -My husband would probably rather buy the fault finder (lol), but if you want you can try. Kirsi Kauko from Finland

Sorry, It seemed not work to send the answer... Kirsi Kauko from Finland

Sorry, don't know why it send so many times... once would have been ok. :( Kirsi Kauko from Finland

Submitted: 21/01/2016 16:56:44 | ID: 126503

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Richard BRAMFITT, Durham

Ford Transit

My van starts OK. However I cannot get above 3000 revs and there is a lot of white smoke. It also sounds like a bag of spanners until the engine warms up and then the problem seems to go. I have had the fuel filter changed and there are no codes shown when scanned.

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van runs ok but no power over 3000 rpm no smoke and no rattle J Jackson from Cheshire

Submitted: 23/01/2016 14:24:37 | ID: 126575

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Neville BroadbentN, West Midlands

Ford Mondeo

I have a ford Mondeo, 1996 model, 1.8 zetec engine. All day today when being driven it drives ok but stalls every time I have to stop the car. But starts up again easily straight away.

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Just had the same problem. New throttle body sensor fitted cured it. Peter geddes from Midlothian

Submitted: 14/10/2015 19:49:53 | ID: 122329

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Mark Alder , Greater Manchester

Ford Transit

I have a ex hilti van which after getting out of tonight there is a green light switch underneath the right side of the steering wheel which was lit up. I must have caught it When I took the keys out the van the ignition lights was still on and my key remote won't lock the doors. Do you know how I solve this.

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Hi Let me know if you still have an issue with this. This may not help your issue but I also have an ex Hilti 2010 transit had the same problem last year managed to sort it as there was a loose connection behind the ignition switch, they have bypassed the original wiring with a new black box to allow the engine to run without keys in. I did request a complete wiring diagram but never heard back. Paul Denovan from Hampshire

Submitted: 09/09/2014 20:05:44 | ID: 102886

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Eamon, County Londonderry

Ford Transit

Hi I've 2010 t280 85 swb transit, I've had EGR vale replaced few months ago but now the engine light came on one morning, my van lost power when I pulled in off the road the van stalled herself to where it cut out and would not start again. There is 96,000 miles on my van. I would be great full if anyone could tell me if its down to a faulty EGR or down to another problem thanks.

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Had the same problem with mine. My egr was the water cooled one the expensive one. £380 +vat so went cheap on eBay £99 Was ok for 30,000 miles about 8 months then same fault. Managed to get genuine one for £130 and changed throttle assemberly been going strong for over 100,000 miles. Ernie from Hampshire

Submitted: 28/12/2015 10:57:39 | ID: 125230

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paul, Middlesbrough

Ford Transit Connect

hi my 53plate keeps going to idle when driving then cuts out? any ideas as its doing my head in, thanks

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This problem is usually caused by injectors not working properly,if your glow plug light flashes then it idles then cuts out I had the same problem solved by new injectors,do not change just one has it causes the same problem with the existing ones Rob from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 09/10/2015 13:37:05 | ID: 122106

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David, South Africa

Ford Ranger

Hallo all I have a 2008 3.0 Tdci Ranger Exstreamly difficult to start aspecialy in the mornings . 162000 on the clock full service history. When applying quick start by the air filter it takes two swings and starts. Any advice will be appreciated

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take out the injectors and send them to service , change the ground wire from the battery because its to small so the resistance is very high when tumbling the engine (could make it hard start)change fuel filters &put in a citane booster and try a start [once diesel gets the quick start it always wants more anthony from Trinidad and Tobago

Submitted: 11/02/2016 12:28:45 | ID: 127441

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Karen, Nottinghamshire

Ford Fiesta

Hi,when I first start my car in the morning,it struggles to start and thick white smoke comes out of the exhaust.once I have revved the car it's ok,runs fine and had more problems.do I have a serious problem?

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Many vehicles throw out white smoke on first starting.. and your perception of THICK WHITE SMOKE may not be the same as someone else's.. in other words, it may appear to be a lot to you, but may be perfectly normal. One indicator that it may just be normal is that you say when you rev.. it goes. Have you checked the coolant level? Excessive white smoke can be indicator that coolant is getting into cylinders.. and over time you'd see the coolant level dropping significantly (some vehicles do seem to lose coolant with no obvious leaks). At the moment from the way you present your question, I'd not be too concerned about the white smoke unless you are losing a lot of coolant as well. The struggling to start may need a look at.. but it could be something simple like a service needed, battery may need changing, connections to starter may need a clean.. What you could try for a quick test is putting fuel additive in the tank as per instructions on bottle.. it may be that the fuel delivery system could do with a bit of flush. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 17/02/2016 15:30:05 | ID: 127762

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john, Somerset

Ford Transit

gearbox having job selecting gears got a play on weight arm it turns a lot on shaft i dont no if this normal

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Pedal go hard wan changing gear Alan burdett from West Midlands

Submitted: 03/02/2016 15:44:58 | ID: 127089

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susan hiatt, Derbyshire

Ford Ka

For the past few weeks my ka has started to have problems with gears. When driving along all of a sudden my whole gear box will lock solid an cannot get any gears at all, it will not move at all, I have to put my foot on the clutch turn of engine, try an get it into neutral with difficulty wait about one minute an its OK, will reapeat this as journey continues. People keep telling me need new gear box, if so how much will this cost please. Many Thanks for your time an would value your opinion in this. Regards Susan Hiatt.

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Ive got a KA grand prix 2 i had what i thought was problems with my clutch got it changed & found it was damaged but still had problems with my gears later found out that ford & Fiat put it a small ball bearing in the gearbox it cost me £822 for redoing whole gearbox with new large bearing & new ford clutch as the other clutch got contaminated with gear box oil obviously Ford & Fiat kept that one quiet my mum got the repair money back on her credit card the car was brought from Stoneacre Scarborough Karen Woodbridge from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 05/08/2015 19:38:45 | ID: 119380

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Gert Booysen, South Africa

Ford Ka

I have replace the old head with a new head, cam and hydraulic lifters. The car star perfect but 2 rockers making a tap sound. Do you think I put in the wrong oil grade? They gave me 20W50? Do you think the oil is to thick? Please give me some advice.

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20W50 was the standard oil that was put into cast iron engines of days gone by. Modern engines require a more refined oil and your should be no different.. and a little Google research shows that your Ka should have had 5W40.. fully or semi synthetic. Oil that is too thick could be clogging the galleries and oil distribution channels... in particular the narrow passageways in hydraulic lifters. get it changed. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 16/02/2016 16:55:20 | ID: 127710

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Karen, Lincolnshire

Ford Galaxy

Hi there I have tried to put my car in gear but it won't move it rocks back and forth slightly but won't move in any gear help!!!

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there is one problem with it the gear box has gone it needs a new clutch. elvis from Luton

Submitted: 04/02/2016 19:23:35 | ID: 127140

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Richard Stephens, Pembrokeshire

Ford Mondeo

I have a ford mondeo 2.0 tdci . it has done 83000 miles .it is a 2004 model . Running well except when the engine has warmed up and I stress not before when the accelerator pedal is first applied only slightly the engine pulls back (coughs would poss describe it ) and when more throttle is applied she accelerates as normal . I have fully serviced the car and changed the egr valve with no improvement .apart from this the car is running very well . Can you help please.

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You say that you've changed the egr valve.. have you told the ECU that you've got a new egr?.. In several cases the ecu will need to be told that there is a new component.. egr valve, turbo, high pressure fuel pump are to name a few.. the ecu will need to learn how to communicate with the egr and understand the output messages from the egr so it can make its correct adjustments to fuel supply. The issue might also be related to turbo lag. R Evans from Caerphilly

Hi R Evans thanks for your reply makes sense but my ear valve is one with no electrical sender or connection so how in this case does the ecu communicate with the erg do I still have to tell the ecu and if I do how ? Thanks Richard Stephens from Pembrokeshire

Submitted: 16/02/2016 07:37:58 | ID: 127670

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Ian cameron, Surrey

Ford Kuga

Droaming noise at 40 to 50 speed Also going up a slight incline.

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Hi Ian I have Ford Kuga 09, I thought it was a rear wheel bearing on my car as it groaned at 40 - 50 , had them check and bearings fine. Went to get tyres check and both rear tyres were twisted out of line hence this groaning changed them and noise went and has not returned yet. Hope this helps Andy Andrew Goforth from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 04/02/2016 17:33:03 | ID: 127135

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