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Nicola, Greater Manchester

Ford Kuga

My car was fine this morning but then when I restarted the engine the i light came on then it shows my bonnet is open and the frost light is red. My heaters and my parking sensors are no longer working, unsure as to whether it's effected my wipers as it is not raining. I took it to a local garage to check to see if it was a fuse but they don't think it is. Can anyone help? Thanks

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Hello Nicola, I had the same exact problem, I checked the fuses myself with no luck so I took it to my mates garage he couldn't find the problem either but when he screwed the fuse holder back into place everything started working as normal it seems that there was just a loose connection from where a passengers feet must have loosened a wire get someone to check this for you Sean from Cardiff

Hello Nicola, I had the same exact problem, I checked the fuses myself with no luck so I took it to my mates garage he couldn't find the problem either but when he screwed the fuse holder back into place everything started working as normal it seems that there was just a loose connection from where a passengers feet must have loosened a wire get someone to check this for you Sean from Cardiff

Submitted: 17/11/2014 13:43:20 | ID: 106340

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Anita Hensman, England

Ford Focus 2003

Hi. I bought my Ford Focus being told everything was fine. Now all the lights on the dashboard keep flashing and an alarm comes on, the speedo drops as well as the petrol gauge, then it corrects itself. A friend did a diagnostic check and said it looks okay but thinks it is the crash sensor on the bumper? I can`t afford to pay too much. Please can anyone help? (1.8 diesel tdci Zetec)

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Hi, I had a similar issue with my 1999 MK1 petrol 1.8 Ford Focus. The speedo went haywire, idling speed erratic and could be prone to cutting out! I replaced the "Speed Sensor" which is located virtually at the bottom of the engine! The cost can vary, I paid £20.00 online from a Ford specialist parts supplier, but I would suggest buying brand new they do seem cheaper now. Hope this helps.- Paul Holland from England.

I have a 2003 focus and the speedo , revs , temp and petrol gauges stopped working . Was told I may need A new speedo cluster . I found that it was a problem with the electric board at the back of the speedo . If you take the speedo out at the back there is a white plastic cover take this off and you will see the electric board , check all the solder points , if you see that they have started to corrode get the bit of wire wool or small grit sand paper and lightly clean all the board ,be very carful not to rub to hard els you will reck the board . Seb . B from West Midlands

I have a 2003 focus and the speedo , revs , temp and petrol gauges stopped working . Was told I may need A new speedo cluster . I found that it was a problem with the electric board at the back of the speedo . If you take the speedo out at the back there is a white plastic cover take this off and you will see the electric board , check all the solder points , if you see that they have started to corrode get the bit of wire wool or small grit sand paper and lightly clean all the board ,be very carful not to rub to hard els you will reck the board . Seb . B from West Midlands

Submitted: 25/07/2013 14:19:53 | ID: 52960

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sam, County Antrim

Ford Focus

Hi there recently my 2008 ford focus zetec 1,8 tdci keeps playing up when im driving i flashinglight keep popping up on dash board beeping with the message Bonnet Open ive tryed openibg and closing the bonnet checking for faults but bonnet sames ok.. and i cant lock my car for the alarm keeps going off also Helppppppp!!!! 2nd question my ford focus 2008 zetec tdci locking system on key doesnt work which means ive to lock and open car by key does the fuse need charhed or is it best to hive ford £170 to make a replacement key thanks

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Sounds like a faulty instrument cluster, various intermittent problems . I've had problems and have discovered from research that this is a fairly common fault , Ford main Dealer £700 + for a new one or companies advertising to repair cheaper with a 2 year guarantee. graeme stockton from Berkshire

Submitted: 05/11/2014 02:27:19 | ID: 105689

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Cei Thomas, Blaenau Gwent

Ford Focus

Hi my Focus 57 estate has suddenly developed an issue, when it's cold or has not been run a lot an engine malfunction light appears sometimes going into limp mode, other times not. I turn the key off or the light vanishes then it drives fine. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated?

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Sounds like a similar problem to mine. Various intermittent problems , lots of warning lights come on and off, rest of the time car drives fine. Ford main dealer tells me it is a faulty instrument cluster, £700 + for a new one . Searching on line there are companies that will repair it for less and give a 2 year guarantee. graeme stockton from Berkshire

Sounds like a similar problem to mine. Various intermittent problems , lots of warning lights come on and off, rest of the time car drives fine. Ford main dealer tells me it is a faulty instrument cluster, £700 + for a new one . Searching on line there are companies that will repair it for less and give a 2 year guarantee. graeme stockton from Berkshire

Submitted: 17/11/2014 17:47:27 | ID: 106354

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Paul Sabin, England

Ford Fiesta 2008

I have a Ford Fiesta 1.2 mk6 3dr. When I turn the steering wheel to the left there is a slight grinding noise which sounds like a disk is catching on brake calliper. I have put new wheel bearings on and changed brake pads and disks twice. I have taken drive shaft gaters off and they are fine. I have run out of ideas now. Can anyone help? (mk6)

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Have you checked bearing on drive shaft near elbow? I had the same problem and did the same and it turned out it was the bearing on drive shaft. Hope this helps Liam from Norfolk

Submitted: 06/12/2012 12:01:49 | ID: 64508

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john nkoh, Yorkshire

Ford Transit

Hi, i just bought a ford transit luton and it runs very sluggishly especially up the hill. I can only go up the hill in second gear and on a level road it only goes up to 50 m/h. I have been to 3 different garages (paying diagnostic charges as i go) and none is giving me a definitive answer to the problem. the latest garage reckons it's the speedo, as that isn't working. I was also told it could be the bearings. Any ideas? thanks

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Hi John, similar problem with my VW Transit. After searching through many forums it seems the most likely problem is the fuel pump metering valve. Read a long forum and the poor chap tried many mechanics and nothing worked until he replaced the valve and all was well. He said it had never run better. I'm going to the mechanic with this advice I hope it works for both of us. Joe from Australia

Thank you very much Joe. I'll take it down to the mechanic. Hope it fixes the issue because it's driving me crazy. john nkoh from Yorkshire

Submitted: 07/11/2014 01:43:38 | ID: 105805

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l worthington, Staffordshire

Ford Mondeo

Is there a cam belt or chain?

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It depends on the year and model of your Mondeo? alec from Essex

Submitted: 03/11/2014 17:01:38 | ID: 105616

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John, Ireland

Ford Transit Connect

When I start my van the temperature gauge is halfway up. When I turn off my van the gauge stays halfway up. When I drive for a bit it gos into the red. When I stop and see if it is overheating it is not, so when I look at the gauge when stopped with key removed the temp gauge is halfway up. When I turn the key the temp gauge goes to the red. When cold the temp gauge is halfway up. I start the van, then turn off straight away and the temp gauge stays halfways. If I start and drive for 15 mins the temp gauge will go into red and stay there. I have only driven short distance with this problem. Does anyone know what the problem is? Thanks JOHN

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I have the same problem . Every time I turn on the van i And start it. It all over the place. I was told It was the clocks ( cluster) but if you change the clocks the Van will decode . The reson for this is to stop re clocking the van. So o left it alone , the van stays normal temp. So now I noticed a little leak in the thermostat . I am going to try a few things with it this week. Check to see if fan and thermostat are working then cooling sensor works. Thanks John John from Ireland

Submitted: 19/09/2014 00:31:13 | ID: 103276

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john cole , City Of Leicester

Ford Transit

My Transit will sometimes lose the ignition lights when I turn on the ignition. They come on briefly then stay off. When this happens I also lose the wipers, heater, all dials and electric windows. The van will still start and run ok then eventually it returns to normal. There doesn't seem to be any pattern but suspect it could be related to water/damp ingress somewhere. Has anyone got an idea? Many thanks

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Had similar problem and discovered a loose battery terminal was causing the problem Jay from Ireland

Submitted: 25/10/2014 19:57:15 | ID: 105115

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antony, Blackburn with Darwen

Ford Fiesta

i have a ford fiesta st and it jumps out of first gear now and again when setting off what could the problem be

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Could be the gear linkage adam from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 01/10/2014 14:29:14 | ID: 103898

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jane, Lancashire

Ford Fiesta

Could anyone please tell me why my steering has become very heavy?

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Have you checked your power steering fluid? Ensure to look for any wet patches around the fluid well adam from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 05/10/2014 22:33:16 | ID: 104122

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Joe, Antrim

Ford Transit Connect

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

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Hi Joe. Chances are the battery will have a dead cell which does not reveal itself with a multi meter which will show 12.5 volts. Yes my dash display stays on but does not sap the battery. A healthy battery under load should show 14.5 volts. 13.5 will be a duff cell. No ignition light glowing i presume. This is a common fault caused by the wiring loom section from alternator rooted up round the radiator to multi plug. Easy to replace. Does this help you. Regards Dave. Dave Bramley from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 21/08/2014 17:13:45 | ID: 101882

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mary stewart, Highland

Ford Transit

I accidentally put too much engine oil in my van. Can this do any harm?

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Yes, drain it out and put 6 litres in jones from Essex

Submitted: 17/10/2014 01:11:44 | ID: 104742

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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

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

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Saj Kay , Bedfordshire

Ford Transit

Hi. I have a Ford Transit recovery truck mk7, it makes a vibration load noise. I changed diff bearing, also changed promp shaft bearing too but still made no difference. Please can anybody help? It makes this noise when driving 30mph speed onwards. Any ideas? All mechanics are saying different things and I've changed what they said but still no difference. I just want the noise to stop, any help would be appreciated. Many thanks

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hi m8 this happened to me and sum 1 sed its your clutch i av changed it it still shakes a tiny bit but not likeit used 2 av it checked dont spend money if u dont av to k chris from West Midlands

Submitted: 23/10/2014 22:35:00 | ID: 105035

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Claire Ransted, Wiltshire

Ford Fiesta

I was driving this afternoon parked the car and turned off the ignition forgot to put the electric window up then restarted the car but when I tried to close the window it wouldn't work. After 5 minutes it worked. It happened again later on in the day but the second time the window button didnt work so now its stuck open (about 1 inch) , the lights arent on on the actual window button in the door, is this the fuse or something else?

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Sounds like it's the window motor. Bang on the inside bottom left of the door card. Try again. If this does not work, check for blown fuses. Johnathan Jones from Monmouthshire

Sounds like it's the window motor. Bang on the inside bottom left of the door card. Try again. If this does not work, check for blown fuses. Johnathan Jones from Monmouthshire

Submitted: 02/11/2014 20:23:03 | ID: 105533

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Peter Quinn, Middlesbrough

Ford Transit

hi I have a 2ltr ford transit torneo its just started running lumpy been told its the egr valve can this be blanked off or not the van is a m reg 95

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Yeah you can blank it off. Believe there is something else you have to do with one of the pipes though. Google it and you will probably be directed to the Ford transit forum on tap a talk. There's nothing u don't need to know on that forum. The information is endless and priceless michaelharvey1980.mh@gmail.com from Tyne and Wear

Yeah you can blank it off. Believe there is something else you have to do with one of the pipes though. Google it and you will probably be directed to the Ford transit forum on tap a talk. There's nothing u don't need to know on that forum. The information is endless and priceless michaelharvey1980.mh@gmail.com from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 01/11/2014 19:08:21 | ID: 105474

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Craig, City of Glasgow

Ford Kuga

I have just bought a Ford Kuga Titanium with the Sony DAB radio but every time I start the car my time and date resets. How do I fix this?

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Hello Craig of Glasgow. Quickly send the car back to the dealership. Since it is NEW it will still be covered by their warranty. The problem seems to be the Electrical System and it could get worse if other electronics are affected as well.Take care. Cheers! Melvin Lee from Malaysia

Hi, We had the same problem with our second-hand 08 AWD Kuga Titanium - date and time resetting randomly, not necessarily on every start up, and our Ford garage eventually concluded it needed a new alternator. This was replaced under the extended warranty but the problem continued so they carried out a Software update for us which seems to have resolved the issue. Hope that helps. Lara Thompson from Cumbria

Hi, We had the same problem with our second-hand 08 AWD Kuga Titanium - date and time resetting randomly, not necessarily on every start up, and our Ford garage eventually concluded it needed a new alternator. This was replaced under the extended warranty but the problem continued so they carried out a Software update for us which seems to have resolved the issue. Hope that helps. Lara Thompson from Cumbria

Submitted: 30/07/2014 21:51:17 | ID: 100614

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Carmel Danagher, Ireland

Ford Focus 2009

Hi. I recently bought an 09 Ford Focus tdci Style. Every now and then it jerks. I took it back to the garage and they changed the egr valve and checked the sensor on the pedal which the mechanic said was fine. I took my car home tonight and it jerked once again. Does anybody have any other idea what could be wrong with it? Thanks in advance, I hope someone can guide me.

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Hi Carmel, I have the same problem with my 2011 3 series tdci Ford Focus. Starting off in 1st gear the car jumps and jerks. It has been back to Ford’s main dealership about 4 times. They reprogramed the engine managment system , the car still the same. They then said I was using the wrong diesel and I had to use BP diesel . After using BP diesel for about 4 months the car still jumps and jerks when moving of in 1st gear. They have road tested the car and said that they could find nothing wrong. It’s most annoying in traffic but if Ford’s main dealers can’t fix it I will have to put up with this fault. I hope you have better luck tnan me William Gracey from County Down

Possibly faulty wiring to pressure sensor on the end of the fuel rail. Had a similar problem, a pretty serious jerking, ECU was sensing full pressure on fuel rail and cutting supply accordingly due to wires shorting intermittently. On removal of pressure sensor I noticed wiring was kinked. Straightened out wiring, refitted PS and no further problems Ken from Ireland

Hi found my prob .dirt in the diesel tank .took tank off gave it a good clean out and prob sorted .hope this helps a few more Carmel Danagher from Ireland

Submitted: 24/06/2013 11:48:38 | ID: 92131

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justin, West Midlands

Ford Galaxy

Hello my Ford Galaxy is struggling to keep running in the mornings,starts ok but wont go over a 1000 revs and once you try and rev it up it cuts out?.Eventually it will let you rev it and then its ok all day no more problems. The car has had a new battery 6 months ago,any idea's and i would be most grateful,many thanks Justin

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Happened with mine. It turned out to be the E.G.R. valve. Initially it was intermittent then it went completely. Shields from Cambridgeshire

Happened with mine. It turned out to be the E.G.R. valve. Initially it was intermittent then it went completely. Shields from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 19/10/2014 20:01:49 | ID: 104873

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Lulamile Ncapayi, South Africa

Ford Ranger 2002

What is the intake and exhaust valve clearance on a 2002 Ford Ranger 2.5 tdci?

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Intake = 0.10 to 0.15 (mm) Exhaust = 0.20 to 0.25 (mm) Lower values for cold setting Higher values for hot settings Vernon Ludick from South Africa

Intake = 0.10 to 0.15 (mm) Exhaust = 0.20 to 0.25 (mm) Lower values for cold setting Higher values for hot settings Vernon Ludick from South Africa

Submitted: 02/01/2014 15:21:26 | ID: 60076

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Robert, Armagh

Ford Transit

Having problems starting my Ford transit van I have changed my fuel pressure pump and sensor because it started with easy start first time but it's doing it again what can it be

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my ford transit starts with easy start with out the spray the van will not fire at all bee glen from Berkshire

my ford transit starts with easy start with out the spray the van will not fire at all bee glen from Berkshire

Submitted: 28/10/2014 20:25:22 | ID: 105263

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Andrew, Devon

Ford Focus C-Max

Hello, I am writing in absolute desperation, I own and have owned my Ford Focus C-Max 2.0 TDCI Ghia 2006 for 3 years. I am not knocking the car I still feel this is the best car i've owned in years and so reliable and economic. I have racked up 150K so in many ways I must be happy. HOWEVER my desperation lies in a leak which started as an occasional drip from one of the screws which holds on the spoiler. I sealed this (tick) still leaks, told it will be the light clusters, removed and sealed these (tick) However, it still leaks HELP Someone please help. I have poured water over the roof and I can see the water coming down in the corners, I think the worst is the passenger side. I park on a slope so it runs into the spare wheel hollow. I am told it could be the seems under the roof rails??? I have rang the Ford dealers who deny issues and are happy to inspect at a cost but not give advice. Can anyone Please PLEASE help me.

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I had this exact problem last year with my 56 plate C-Max and it took many months to sort the problem as we tried everything and Fords wanted to charge me nearly £500 just to try and find the problem as they couldn't locate it after having it one day. I had the back window re-sealed and all sorts done and it still leaked! It turned out it was the seam under the roof rail, which we found after loads of tests with a hose pipe! Move the roof rail as far as it can go and whack in loads of sealer - that should sort it! When you look on line this leak is a really common problem especially with C-Max's of this age - good luck and hope this helps. Mbr@cranford.hounslow.sch.uk from Middlesex

I had this exact problem last year with my 56 plate C-Max and it took many months to sort the problem as we tried everything and Fords wanted to charge me nearly £500 just to try and find the problem as they couldn't locate it after having it one day. I had the back window re-sealed and all sorts done and it still leaked! It turned out it was the seam under the roof rail, which we found after loads of tests with a hose pipe! Move the roof rail as far as it can go and whack in loads of sealer - that should sort it! When you look on line this leak is a really common problem especially with C-Max's of this age - good luck and hope this helps. Mbr@cranford.hounslow.sch.uk from Middlesex

Hi and thank you Mbr of Hounslow I will check that out. Sadly due to all the rain down here in the past week it's like driving around in a mobile swimming pool. When I checked the roof rail it would not slide forward. Did you prize off the plastic roof rail and glue it back down after? Regards Andy Andrew from Devon

Submitted: 06/10/2014 21:56:22 | ID: 104180

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MO INAYATHULLA, Hampshire

Ford Galaxy

There is a water in the front passenger side foot well only if raining.I have checked roof window drainage pipe and is fine,no leaks from them.only it happens when raining.Any solve.Please.Thanks

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The gully above the doors runs water down into the inside of the bodywork. I took out carpet and ran water over the roof and found that water seeped out of the welded Joint intoning footwell and it pools as it hD nowhere to go. I poured epoxy resin over the joint so that it sealed the gap and no more water Ian from Cheshire

Submitted: 18/10/2014 23:16:39 | ID: 104834

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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

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

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

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

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

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norman boston, County Down

Ford Mondeo

Clutch fluid keeps dropping slowly and clutch pedal stays down on the floor and has to be lifted by foot or hand. Eventually the fluid gets too low, pedal won't stay up again and clutch cannot be operated. No sign of fluid leaks and slave cylinder is inside bell housing. Would appreciate any help.

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It will be the slave cylinder. Had the same problem. As it is a big job removing the gearbox,, you should replace clutch and DMF at the same time. Iain McDonald from North Ayrshire

It will be the slave cylinder. Had the same problem. As it is a big job removing the gearbox,, you should replace clutch and DMF at the same time. Iain McDonald from North Ayrshire

Submitted: 02/10/2014 22:52:05 | ID: 103983

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Sandra, Worcestershire

Ford Ka

Why has my radio packed up?

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Try fuse, possible inline fuse or radio codekevin from Northumberland

Submitted: 22/09/2014 18:13:50 | ID: 103462

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billy, Kent

Ford Transit

Hi, I have a 2006 Ford Transit Tipper and every time it rains my van keeps cutting out or losing power which makes all the lights come up on the dashboard. Does anyone know what causes it?

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Had the same problem, couldn't go anywhere when it rained, took ages to sort , turned out to b the starter bad connection. Graham from Ireland

Try a bit of damp start on your battery terminals, gives it like a waterproof case if you will Sam from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 12/10/2014 16:55:22 | ID: 104501

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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

To check the level you need to have the gearbox oil around 45deg c engine running and take the plug out of the sump. There is a tube on the inside of the plug that will have a small amount of oil in, when you take the plug out then the oil should just drip out to show it`s at the correct level, but you will need to fill the box through the little filler tube at the front of the box, this has a plastic cap on to be sure to get it to the right level bob wise from Berkshire

To check the level you need to have the gearbox oil around 45deg c engine running and take the plug out of the sump. There is a tube on the inside of the plug that will have a small amount of oil in, when you take the plug out then the oil should just drip out to show it`s at the correct level, but you will need to fill the box through the little filler tube at the front of the box, this has a plastic cap on to be sure to get it to the right level bob wise from Berkshire

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

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woodgate john, Hampshire

Ford Galaxy

how many litres of petrol are left in tank when light comes on in my 2000 ford galaxy 2.3 petrol

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how much petrol is in my ford 2.3 galaxy tank when light comes on year 2000 woodgate john from Hampshire

Submitted: 15/10/2014 13:20:24 | ID: 104639

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Mike, Lancashire

Ford Transit

Hi I have a wobble at 30_40 It does not affect the stearing, I have change the drive shaft, discs and brakes also new dmf and I have rotated the wheels and had them balanced can anyone help please

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hi if its rear wheel drive it could be the prop . if you have had any work done to it make sure the knuckles on part of the prop line up to the other parts. if you have replaced the prop bearing this can happen scott from Suffolk

Submitted: 03/10/2014 16:17:57 | ID: 104010

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andy, West Yorkshire

Ford Transit

Could you please tell me how much it would cost to have a turbo fitted to my Ford Transit van as it struggles to get up hills etc?

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change the diesel filter makes a hell of a difference scott from Suffolk

Turbo would cost near on a grand anyway, probably be better off getting a new van pal Sam from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 20/09/2014 16:29:19 | ID: 103373

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neville smikle, Jamaica

Ford Transit

I am unable to get sae 5w-30 oil can i use 10w-40 or 5w-40 or any other viscosity oil the average outside temperature is 33c

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the first figure is the viscosity at freezing so I cant see that being an issue in Jamaica. any oil is better than none. if you can get 5w 40 that will work scott from Suffolk

Submitted: 22/08/2014 22:11:07 | ID: 101954

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david warner, North Yorkshire

Ford Transit

I`ve a Transit 350 Tipper. I wanted to know if one spare covers all rims on the van?

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Hi Yes the same wheel fits front or back .100% you only need one type of spare wheel. scott from Suffolk

Hi Yes the same wheel fits front or back .100% you only need one type of spare wheel. scott from Suffolk

Submitted: 20/09/2014 17:35:30 | ID: 103377

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Ruby, England

Ford Kuga

When I locked my Ford Kuga tonight the lights under the wing mirrors, which usually turn off automatically, won’t go off. Why?

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How strange, we have exactly the same problem tonight. Have you had any luck turning them off ? Rebecca from Derbyshire

How strange, we have exactly the same problem tonight. Have you had any luck turning them off ? Rebecca from Derbyshire

Submitted: 11/11/2013 10:27:39 | ID: 57600

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pj, Ireland

Ford Transit Connect

Hi I have a 2008 Connect and I am trying to code a new remote fob but the van won't enter into program mode when I go from 0-ll 8 times?

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If someone before you has recoded 4 times then main dealer only Rob from Gloucestershire

If someone before you has recoded 4 times then main dealer only Rob from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 11/07/2014 15:41:25 | ID: 99456

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martyn, Nottinghamshire

Ford Transit

hello I checked my water and oil , the oil was fine , when I went to top up water and took lid off it was full of black slurry stuff , could you please tell me the problem , a friend said it has something to do with cooling system.

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These models usually have an oil cooler situated as part of the oil filter attachment. It is common that the oil cooler is faulty allowing oil into the coolant. Check this first otherwise it could be the start of a Head gasket problem. Barry Coleman from Essex

These models usually have an oil cooler situated as part of the oil filter attachment. It is common that the oil cooler is faulty allowing oil into the coolant. Check this first otherwise it could be the start of a Head gasket problem. Barry Coleman from Essex

Submitted: 22/09/2014 18:02:53 | ID: 103458

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Peter Green, Lancashire

Ford Transit Connect

2009 1.8 T200 Transit Connect now on 68,000 miles. Owned from new. Same problem, 3 times, over equal periods. 3rd time today 5th Aug 2014. At 65-70 mph, engine dies but does NOT cut out. Engine Management light comes on and engine will idle. Attempts to rev in neutral (and stationary) and engine will not pass 1500rpm. Turn engine off, wait for 2-3 minutes and all returns to normal and van drives normally. The same symptom and subsequent recovery has now happened 3 times. Any suggestions?

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get the engine management tested for fault codes but may need the throttle pedal replacing Gordon from Worcestershire

Submitted: 05/08/2014 22:49:52 | ID: 100985

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Tony Dixon , South Yorkshire

Ford Transit Connect

My Ford Connect starts first turn of the key, it runs for 3 seconds then stops, when I try to start it again it just turns over but will not fire up until I've tried several times. Once it's running it`s fine, then when it's standing for more than 12 hrs it happens again. I've fitted new glo plugs and fuel filter but it`s still doing the same. Can anyone help?

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change the cam sensor see if that solves the problem Gordon from Worcestershire

change the cam sensor see if that solves the problem Gordon from Worcestershire

Submitted: 09/10/2014 16:08:32 | ID: 104336

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Emma, Cambridgeshire

Ford Fiesta

Hi. I have an 08 1.2 Fiesta Zetec and my phone or sat nav won't charge, although it does look rusty it's worked fine till now? Any ideas on how to change the fuse and what fuse it needs?

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I have an 03 and although yours is after facelift I believe the fusebox is behind the glove box, 2 simple screws to remove this and you will see the fuses. There is a diagram on the rear of the glovebox as to which fuse it is, if not go through each fuse to see if it has blown. I believe it is a 7.5 fuse which is blue. Ben hastings from Essex

I have an 03 and although yours is after facelift I believe the fusebox is behind the glove box, 2 simple screws to remove this and you will see the fuses. There is a diagram on the rear of the glovebox as to which fuse it is, if not go through each fuse to see if it has blown. I believe it is a 7.5 fuse which is blue. Ben hastings from Essex

Submitted: 26/09/2014 07:58:43 | ID: 103674

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