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kris maguire, Dorset

Ford Mondeo

Hi Just had a clutch fitted and now runs very loud any ideas. Thanks Kris

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Check the rubber seals on firewall around the steering shaft, brake pedal. martin from Flintshire

Submitted: 20/11/2016 12:19:08 | ID: 136816

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greaves, South Yorkshire

Ford Ranger

The fuel pump is leaking on our Ford Ranger Thunder D/C 4WD 2007 pick up. 2 mechanics have been unable to remove the pump, any advice please? The engine is a mazda and the pump is a bosch.

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Hello the best place to have your pump looked at is feather diesel elland near Huddersfield I've used them but they're not cheap I have no connections with this company Mark nicholls from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 30/06/2016 11:59:52 | ID: 133127

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Jeannine, United States of America

Ford Fusion

My 2007 won't start. It was fine yesterday. I have tried the lock and unlock. Still has not started. Trid jumping for the heck of it but radio was working so I know it wasn't the battery. When door is opened the security red light flashes, I put key in ignition and the light goes out but won't start. There is no clicking noise, nothing. It's like it's dead but dash lights, radio and dinging sound when you open door comes on. Not sure on the Variant section you asked to indicate.

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try the coil pack or leads michael from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 19/10/2016 17:39:16 | ID: 136074

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Joseph, Kent

Ford Galaxy

My battery went bad and removed the battery terminal and installed a new battery. After changing the battery my car stereo stop working and asking me to enter a code. What should I do

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Enter the radio code. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 25/08/2016 21:03:03 | ID: 134653

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Val Jefferys, Norfolk

Ford Fiesta

2002 fiesta Zetec with 11,000 miles on the clock has developed a ver quiet high pitched beep which happens intermittently both when the engine is on and also strangely when engine is off. Can you tell me what might be causing it please and whether it is important to get it checked out

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Update to my beep problem. It appears that my darling dad had put a smoke alarm with low battery in the boot and that was making the beep! So the moral is, before taking the car to the garage, check the boot?? Val Jefferys from Norfolk

Submitted: 21/11/2016 18:04:34 | ID: 136844

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Terence, Yorkshire

Ford Transit Connect

1.8 tdi transit connect......heater light flashes then goes into limp mode then cuts out but starts back up then does it again

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We had a problem with our 53plate transit connect, the heater light would flash then stop completely, usually when dropping a gear and over taking, switching the key off and back on would get it going again, this problem would always result in the van not starting the next day, and the only way we could get it to go was with easy start, after numerous no starts and a whole tin of easy start, we had the van tested for injectors and after replacing a F--ked injector the van has worked ok, We are just about to clock 250k in this van so can't complain Ian from Warwickshire

Submitted: 06/06/2016 21:30:25 | ID: 132415

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tony, Brighton & Hove

Ford Transit

any body had were she just dont like hills, like even small ones ,first or second foot down power lose help needed doing my nut.

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intake manifold probably split, they are a glued 2 piece plastic, common problem drill holes in top edge bolt with washers will never happen again Niven Muir from New Zealand

Submitted: 22/07/2014 00:27:20 | ID: 100135

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Harold, South Africa

Ford Fiesta

Hie pliz help my ford fiesta 2007 model 1.4 duratec engine It cuts then pulls on but the engine doesn't go off .on high speed the car performs nice but when I slow down the car jacks especially in gear 2 and 3 .just changed spark plugs but no changes

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Might be faulty ignition coils Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 25/10/2016 15:38:50 | ID: 136236

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Mark, Norfolk

Ford Grand C-Max

Hi , we have just purchased a grand cmax 2012 plate , the glow plug light on the dashboard doesn't come on when we switch the ignition on , we spoke to the garage and they told us it won't come on like the older cars do when it's warm weather only when it's cold , is this correct , I have had older diesels and the glow plug light comes on every time , thank you , Mark

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Hi i have had a couple of new cars but not ford and they are diesel and work that way in the warmer weather you dont see the glow plug light it starts right away like a petrol would. Hope this helps david from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 08/09/2016 09:20:45 | ID: 135015

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Noel Quinsey, Australia

Ford Kuga

There are two questions, maybe related 1. After driving for a short period a soft 'woomp woomp woomp' sound at the rate of about one 'woomp' per second comes from the engine and continues when you stop and idle. Switch off the engine and the noise stops. 2. When you stop the car there is a metallic 'ping ping ping' noise from the direction of the exhaust similar to the sound of a metal roof cooling. There is also a smell of something very hot. Are you able to help on these questions please? Thank you (Mr) Noel Quinsey 15 July 2016

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Hello you have described the exact problem I have noticed today, any idea what it could be? Mary from Surrey

Submitted: 15/07/2016 12:32:32 | ID: 133545

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chris, Essex

Ford Transit

hi my 2008 transit swb mark 7 has developed a fault,while ticking over,it suddenly revs on its own,for a short while before returning to normal as this can happen at traffic lights it is quite a worry.any suggestions please,the van has done about 150,000 miles.thank you chris.

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Possibly the I,n,v valve in the fuel rail brian from Essex

Submitted: 30/08/2016 21:42:30 | ID: 134773

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Mr Bggs, Kent

Ford Ranger

Hi I have a ford ranger 2013 i notice white smoke today, pulled over and checked the water and oil. The oil was low so i topped it up then started it up and the oil light stayed on then it went into limp mode can anyone advise me please cheers. Mr Biggs

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Suspect oil pump failure causing turbo failure brian from Essex

Submitted: 17/08/2016 23:38:06 | ID: 134430

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minnie, West Sussex

Ford Ranger

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

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

If its a 2.2 it has suffered from a global puma oil pump fail, there is a possibility that ford may warrant a repair even if out of warranty. Most early transits with the euro 5 engine suffered engine failure due to this for transits the field service action code is 4s616 brian from Essex

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

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Steven King, England

Ford Kuga 2008

After locking my Ford Kuga the centre dashboard remains illuminated. Is this right or is there a problem? (Titanium)

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I found the same thing then I read the book... Have a look after a few minutes and it will have gone out... Harry from Warwickshire

Hi Harry, Unfortunately I haven't got the answer but I've got exactly the same problem. Just come back from garage and to be honest they were none the wiser either! We were thinking of changing car anyway so I think we will definitely be changing it now. Problem only started with us last night and we literally going out every few hours to start engine to make sure battery didn't go flat. How long you had the problem? Does it drain battery flat if you leave it overnight? Cheers Dylan Dylan from Carmarthenshire

Submitted: 10/04/2012 12:49:30 | ID: 70969

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Damian Powell , Blaenau Gwent

Ford Transit Connect

Hi I drove my connect 80 miles today with no issues whatsoever but when I stopped it for 10 minutes it would not start again it's turning over but not firing any suggestions thanks

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Hi put key in ignition and turn it 10-12 times from point zero to full ignition mode quickly (DO NOT START ENGINE) you will hear the central locking lock then unlock it has the reset your default settings in the ECU try again.. GOOD LUCK GARY from Merseyside

Submitted: 13/08/2016 18:29:21 | ID: 134337

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Larry moat, Tyne and Wear

Ford Transit Connect

Red light on dash is flashing nothing else lights up when i turn key in ignition .my van has been refusing to start on several occsions but the dash always lit up.could this be an immobiliser problem.thanks for any advice on this problem

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Any electrical issues such as red light flashing (immobiliser fault) but with any multi functional issues try this... Stop your vehicle apply handbrake.. right take out key from ignition wait for 5 seconds the re-insert key into ignition then turn the key 10-12 times constantly from position zero to ignition lights (DO NOT START) just turn the key and you will here central locking unlock and re-lock this is then when the turns have re-set the settings in the ECU... Try again and see if all returns to normal running... many times this can reset engine management light and other limp mode lights illuminated on the dash. HOWEVER this is not a problem solver this is purely a system reset to see if problem goes away or returns...Good Luck GARY from Merseyside

Submitted: 08/05/2016 09:06:54 | ID: 131293

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Rebecca Wilson, England

Ford Ka 2009

Hi, I have a problem with my Ford Ka. Whenever there’s heavy rain or I wash the car the passenger footwell becomes sodden. I have had it looked at twice and was told on the first occasion that the drain hole was blocked. My Ka still leaked so I went back to the same mechanic who did a water test etc. he then thought it was the door seal and did the necessary work. A week later, after a night of heavy rain, the footwell was sodden again. The mechanic and myself are at a loss with this. The car is parked at night on my drive which is on a slope, could this be affecting the leak? Does anyone have any ideas? This is seriously driving me nuts and any help will be greatly appreciated!

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Park it on a slope the other way (i.e. reverse on if you normally drive it on forwards) and see if it still happens. Dangerous Dave from Nottinghamshire

Open the bonnet and remove the plastic trim, which goes between the base of the screen and the rear of the bonnet. Get some silicone sealant and seal where there is a visual leak Dangerous Dave from Nottinghamshire

Hi Rebecca, just had this exact same problem on my 09 ka! By trade I’m an auto electrician on HGV’s, so water leaks really aren’t my area. Stripped the interior to find what I knew to be an entry point. As far as finding how it was getting in, no luck! I managed to get a post warranty claim from Ford UK. It turns out this is a well known issue on all early new shape KA’s. The water gets in through a bad patch in the seam sealant, on the rear crash membrane. The rear bumper needs to be removed, along with the interior, which isn’t actually difficult to do at all. The bumper, I’d leave to someone else! The seam sealant will need to be removed and new, re-applied! All in all I paid £280 and have received a free service and MoT as a part of goodwill. Definitely worth investigating, before paying their original request of £890! Hope this helps you out! Any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact me! Jack Hadfield from England

Under the bonnet, remove the two rubber 'plugs' on the apron below the wipers. The channel fills up with debris and the drain holes which lead to the wheel arches block up. Remove the debris, poke a wire down the drain holes to clear them, and do not replace the two 'plugs' so that rain water can drain out easily. That solved my problem anyway. dave from East Sussex

Submitted: 24/01/2014 09:29:38 | ID: 61296

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gomersall, Cornwall

Ford Kuga

can i drive my Kuga , which has just shown a.w.d. malfunction today ,need to drive approx . 100 miles tomorrow.

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please don't drive it take it to your dealer straight away its just cost me over £1000 to get mine mended craig from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 04/07/2016 20:33:33 | ID: 133248

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Julie Edwards, England

Ford Focus 2005

The battery on my Ford Focus was low. I tried to start it and it attempted to turn the engine over but on the third attempt it was completely flat, so I tried to jump start it but when I turned the ignition key in my car the engine wouldn`t do anything, no noise at all. The immobiliser light comes on and then continuously flashes about 70 times. The remote key fob is operating the doors but it won`t start the car. I called the AA out and they said that they couldn’t get my car to ’talk’ to their machine so suggested taking it to Ford. As I don`t want to be landed with the usual huge bill I decided against this. Does anyone have any ideas what the problem could be and can I fix it myself? Thanks.

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Had same problem as you rac said same thing. Spoke to a mate he told me check fuses in engine compartment that was the problem pennies to fix .rac wanted to tow me to ford garage reckons could have cost me hundreds Jimmy from Wiltshire

Submitted: 16/01/2014 14:58:05 | ID: 60786

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Mr GORDON OSBORNE, Essex

Ford Kuga

My 09 Kuga has started to get an engine judder (like the engine is misfiring) once you stop accelerating, change down & it disappears. Only just started, Any ideas ?

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More of another question than answer ours seems to be doing the same & is automatic so we are not sure but suspect a gear box problem did you get yours sorted? Debra from Cornwall

Mine also does this it is an 2012 with, has anyone any look of finding the fault, mine is in ford now for them to fix it hopefully. Sue from Durham

Submitted: 10/07/2016 21:15:35 | ID: 133418

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Les Mitchell, England

Ford S-Max 2010

I lose the sound from my speakers in my Ford S-MAX except centre but at a low level, with a clicking type of sound and the words "drive fault " comes up on the Sony unit. Does anybody know what causes this to happen? Also under hard acceleration in 3/4 gears the engine seems to hesitate a little then pick up. It will keep doing it until you stop accelerating, it feels like a rocking type of motion. I hope things don’t come in 3’s. Any help will be great. (Titanium)

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Hi matey, did you sort out CD player fault and was it a easy fix? Ben Moss from England

I have exactly the same problem displayed as "CD drive fault" with my S-Max from 2010. I also experience that to clear the fault, the car must be turned off and locked for several minutes and that a short power off/on cycle is not enough! I have noticed that the fault can be triggered by placing a mobile phone on the upper left speaker on the dashboard, so I suspect some kind of radio interference problem in the S-Max. It also appears more often on the high-way than in the city (maybe the mobile phone uses more power when far away from base stations?) Of course the error never appears at the Ford service center so they have so far not been able to solve this problem. Linus from Sweden

We have exactly the same issue. Has anyone got to the bottom of this yet? Hannah Swain from London

Ford now seem to have a software update, which solves this problem with S-Max and the sony audio. I visited Ford service a few weeks ago, they updated the sound system, and since then no CD drive fault! Linus Thrybom from Sweden

It’s pretty annoying we have the same problem with a 2010 Titanium x. Happens every other day and just comes out of the blue! Real shame as a great stereo. I’m going to get in touch with Ford as I can’t imagine our dealership will be much help; very friendly, but only interested in problems they see. Any suggestions would be appreciated :). If the car is switched off for more than 10 mins it usually corrects! Lee Bunn from England

same problem with my galaxy titanium stereo... i find holding the power button down until the display goes black, then switching it back on seems to reset it. Maybe be ok again for couple of hours, or couple of minutes then do it again. This is not a great solution but best i've come up with. Very annoying when your singing along.... then click click click. Ford main dealer wanted at least £90 depending on problem to fix it martin from Greater London

I had EXACTLY the same problem as described. I took it to the local main dealer where they advised that the issue was related to communication between the modules/components in the car. They upgraded the firmware of the modules and the problem was resolved. Phil from Staffordshire

Exactly the same problem as detailed. But my local dealership say there is no update and I need a new unit. Can anyone please tell me the dealership in Staffordshire or London who has resolved this so that I can contact them. Even contacted Ford who just supported the dealer's line and said I could go to another dealership. Infuriating. Dec from Surrey

Hi, I have this same problem. Did the Ford dealer charge to fix this update? If so, are you able to give an indication of the cost. Thanks Richard from North Yorkshire

At last some fellow Ford drivers with the same problem. I am selling my S-Max later this year and cannot sell it with this fault. My local Ford dealership said a new unit is £800(!) plus fitting costs. They suggested going onto Ebay and buying a second hand unit, which probably came from breaker`s yard right off Ford's with exact same stereo (cost circa £100 plus fitting costs). This I am wary of as it could be a whole load of expenditure and no fix. Phil from Staffordshire said they upgraded the firmware of modules and problem solved. Does this really fix it 100%? Simon Craig from Surrey

Hi Simon. I can confirm that I took my S-Max to the dealer and asked them to do an audio update. This fixed the problem. I left it with them for a few hours and they charged me £50 for the update. It was fixed about 4 months ago and I haven't seen the error since. I later found out that you can do the update yourself. Details on the link below. It may be risky though if it doesn't work so might be worth paying the dealer to do it. http://digiex.net/guides-reviews/guides-tutorials/14009-ford-audio-bluetooth-usb-firmware-update-november-2012-release-how-update.html Richard from North Yorkshire

Crawley Down Group updated the software and recalibrated for £28 plus they valeted the car - came back sparkling. This was after the unhelpful Lifestyle Ford at Manor Royal told me I needed a whole new unit and refused to take note of the online information I had on how to resolve it. Ford were pretty much the same treating social media as some kind of heresy to be ignored, rather than a way of sharing problems and finding answers. They suggested a second opinion as if I had some major medical condition. Anyway, won't be using Lifestyle ever again and would highly recommend Crawley Down Group for excellent service and not treating me like I was an idiot. Dec from Surrey

Richard from North Yorksire and Dec from Surrey, thank you so much for feed back. My local Ford garage were leaning towards new unit at £800!! Crawley Down Group I have used for other vehicles (vans) for work and have found them good in past. They are only a few miles from my business. Didn't know they did Fords. Thanks gents.. Simon Craig from Surrey

My ford is 2009 galaxy ghia and today the audio system did not work as described. So I power off the car for 4hours than turn the engine on and hold the on/off audio button untill it turn off , still holding button until it turn back on . Now the radio , cd all working. Thanks for the advice. ing saroeun from Surrey

My ford is 2009 galaxy ghia and today the audio system did not work as described. So I power off the car for 4hours than turn the engine on and hold the on/off audio button untill it turn off , still holding button until it turn back on . Now the radio , cd all working. Thanks for the advice. ing saroeun from Surrey

After reading all the very helpful comments here I took my 2010 S-Max Titanium to a Ford dealer today. They insist there is no update and I needed a new unit. I got them to fire up google and directed them here but they still insisted they know nothing of any audio update! New unit for around £800 was their advice. Not sure what else I can do! Graeme from Lancashire

After reading all the very helpful comments here I took my 2010 S-Max Titanium to a Ford dealer today. They insist there is no update and I needed a new unit. I got them to fire up google and directed them here but they still insisted they know nothing of any audio update! New unit for around £800 was their advice. Not sure what else I can do! Graeme from Lancashire

Anyone with this fault dig your heels in. I had to, even Ford customer care were unhelpful. The online answers were treated as some kind of heresy. It is a simple software update/ recalibration. It cost me £28 at Ford in Crawley Down not £800 for a new unit as the idiots at Lifestyle Ford in Crawley wanted to charge me. Sadly Crawley Down no longer has a Ford badge, but I think they can still service etc. Over a year later my stereo is still working fine. Dec from Surrey

Exactly the same problem with my Ford SMax on on 2010 plate . Please recommend someone to rectify in London area, not at Ford. B from Greater London

Exactly the same problem with my Ford SMax on on 2010 plate . Please recommend someone to rectify in London area, not at Ford. B from Greater London

Thanks for this advice. My speakers haven't been working for the last few months. Was trying to build up the courage to be ripped off by my local ford dealer. But just turned on engine held the audio on/off button in for about 6 seconds. All back and working! Why didn't i think of this before! cheers guys! miss SW W from Shropshire

I tried the software upgrade using the link above. The firmware upgrade appeared to work but the CD drive fault and sound coming out of the centre speaker still occurs. Can those that have had this fixed at a dealer confirm they are still free of the fault? James James from Suffolk

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

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Andrew Thornton, West Glamorgan

Ford Focus

My stop/start light comes on and will not go off until engine is switched off, I also lose power and car will not go over 2000 revs, it's happening after about 20/25 minutes of my journey.

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It's brob your filter I had this they done the filter for me now it's ok I lost power on the moter way and thay at to tow it back to fords Ron from Derbyshire

Submitted: 04/07/2016 13:10:53 | ID: 133233

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STEVEN, Yorkshire

Ford Focus C-Max

Hi. My reversing lights stopped working and I checked the bulbs but they were ok. I looked at the fuses, all of them under the bonnet and on the passenger side but I did not see any obvious problems, so put them all back again as shown in the manual. I locked the car, opened it and all ok but there was no ignition. Then engine system failure came up. I was told to disconnect the battery for 10 minutes but still no joy. Can anybody help?

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It will be the switch at the bottom of the gearbox which tells the carstory electrics in reverse the part cost between 12 to 20 pound but can be difficult to reach a garage would charge between 80 to 100 pound to replace ?? hope this helps Gabrielle from Kent

Submitted: 01/03/2015 15:10:22 | ID: 112542

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Simon, Carmarthenshire

Ford S-Max

I've had the car for about 5 months now and noticed that when I try to close the rear passenger windows they go up, don't fully close then open again. I Pull the switch up again to close the window and it does the same as the first try but on the third attempt they close? I'm sure my last small did it as well. How do I get the rear windows to close on the first attempt?

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I had this before on a 2011 S Max, there was an issue with switch / sensor inside the door and had to be replaced. But you can also try resetting the windows - fully close the window by holding the button,when the window is fully closed release the button for a second and then hold in the close position for five seconds this should reset the window and might cure your problem.do the same for the down position Dave from Greater London

Submitted: 26/07/2016 19:08:37 | ID: 133866

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Pieter, South Africa

Ford Ranger

Hi. I have 2008 ford ranger tdc3.0 lxf it start ok but will not Rev over 2500 rpm it's very anoing. The check engine light stays on when this happens sometimes it comes ok by its self. Please somebody help me I need to know which sensors to replace.

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Hi Pieter Kyk bietjie wat gebeur as jy jou diesel cap afhaal. Pietman from South Africa

Submitted: 31/07/2016 08:11:30 | ID: 133987

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Patricia Dyke, West Midlands

Ford Fiesta

Our 1999 Ford Fiesta fuel pump has switched off,car starts,but no fuel going in.Where can I find the petrol fuel switch,that has obviously switched off?

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My car is switching off if it starts? bonnietuleipo@gmail.com from North East Lincolnshire

Submitted: 19/07/2016 10:48:48 | ID: 133644

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rich, West Yorkshire

Ford Transit Connect

hi i have a 2008 transit connect tdci and when driving it between 1800-2000 rpm it jerks. if i drive the van hard so the van is driving above 2000 rpm no jerking. i have fitted new diesel filter and new egr inlet manifold and it still jerks between 1800 & 2000 rpm

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I've got the same problem I think- if I drove it like a rally driver it'd probably be ok but to drive normally it does it- engine management light comes on occasionally and shows up an egr fault- I think it gets full of soot and needs changing. Have you got yours sorted? Carl from Oxfordshire

Submitted: 23/04/2016 14:50:28 | ID: 130720

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trevor furniss, South Africa

Ford Focus

hi there pls could u tell me the problem with my ford focus the engine warning light keeps coming up thanks

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Don’t get “ripped off”….In June 2015 the engine warning light of my Ford Focus 1.6 illuminated. As there were no apparent “serious “ problems I extinguished this Several times over the next month by the battery disconnection method. Also during this period it was necessary to top up the Cooling Liquid around every 500 miles or so. There were no obvious signs for this. I then took the Car to the “Expert Mechanics” a Main Ford Dealer/Agent (P***YS) who charged for a Test/Analysis using “Hi Tech” Test Equipments. I received a written Invoice/Report on their Letterhead with confirmation of the verbal explanation that my car was “beyond economical repair” – it was “a write off”. I immediately took the Car to a small local Garage and discussed the situation. They connected a Laptop to the test socket for free and gave a quick look over and listened. The outcome was that one cylinder was sometimes not firing and also that there could possibly be a small gasket leak. I carried out their suggestion to purchase/use a small bottle of RADWELD and fit a new set of Spark Plugs. The car has since done over 13000 miles with no problems at all or with either Engine Warning Light or Cooling Water. BillR Bucks… Bill Ridden from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 14/02/2016 20:27:43 | ID: 127595

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Diane Carpenter, Staffordshire

Ford Focus

My orange warning light has been on constantly for about 5 days. I topped up my engine oil as I thought it was that, but the light continues to be on. I have checked the oil cap and water coolant cap is on properly.

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Diane.. if engine oil was low there would be a RED light on. An orange light is generally one that advises or warns you that something is not quite right and to have it checked out. It will almost certainly be an orange light with a symbol.. describe what the symbol looks like then check it out in the handbook.. if you have no handbook do a google search for a likeness R Evans from Caerphilly

Don’t get “ripped off”….In June 2015 the engine warning light of my Ford Focus 1.6 illuminated. As there were no apparent “serious “ problems I extinguished this Several times over the next month by the battery disconnection method. Also during this period it was necessary to top up the Cooling Liquid around every 500 miles or so. There were no obvious signs for this. I then took the Car to the “Expert Mechanics” a Main Ford Dealer/Agent (P***YS) who charged for a Test/Analysis using “Hi Tech” Test Equipments. I received a written Invoice/Report on their Letterhead with confirmation of the verbal explanation that my car was “beyond economical repair” – it was “a write off”. I immediately took the Car to a small local Garage and discussed the situation. They connected a Laptop to the test socket for free and gave a quick look over and listened. The outcome was that one cylinder was sometimes not firing and also that there could possibly be a small gasket leak. I carried out their suggestion to purchase/use a small bottle of RADWELD and fit a new set of Spark Plugs. The car has since done over 13000 miles with no problems at all or with either Engine Warning Light or Cooling Water. BillR Bucks… Bill Ridden from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 17/05/2016 19:30:46 | ID: 131625

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Rick johnson, Buckinghamshire

Ford Transit

How to replace faulty sender unit

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More info needed R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 25/08/2016 19:19:26 | ID: 134647

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Mr Ian carey, South Yorkshire

Ford Transit Connect

Hi had my transit connect to auto electrician New battery goin flat, he pulled s fuse which blanks the clock n mileage counter, connected battery back up and drove home following morning battery flat again ive been told it could be alternater but had it checked its OK, also could be starter motor fault or the head is non presurising o something like that. Can anyone help thanks ian

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I had the similar problem on my 2004 lwb 220 connect, it was the alternator wiring harness loom which had perished due to water ingress, the auto electrician showed me the wiring loom and you could literally break the wires just by pulling them.. Repair cost £120.00 inc vat harness from ford should have been £35.00 + vat but electrician made the loom on the job as he said the genuine ford replacement wasn't long enough to replace the damaged wires, I've posted this issue regarding the amber light on the dash but could also be the same fault as the auto electrician said its more common for the battery light to eliminate therefore had a nightmare diagnosing my fault as no fault codes came up in the diagnostic stage ...Hope this helps, Martin from West Midlands

Submitted: 08/05/2016 21:00:39 | ID: 131319

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Marc Goring, Derbyshire

Ford Transit Connect

Hi, Just a quick question or two :) 1 - the battery light comes on every now and again on the dashboard- is this a low battery or something else? 2 - Do any of you chaps push the clutch in prior to turning the ignition? Thanks Marc

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I had the similar problem on my 2004 lwb 220 connect, it was the alternator wiring harness loom which had perished due to water ingress, the auto electrician showed me the wiring loom and you could literally break the wires just by pulling them.. Repair cost £120.00 inc vat harness from ford should have been £35.00 + vat but electrician made the loom on the job as he said the genuine ford replacement wasn't long enough to replace the damaged wires, I've posted this issue regarding the amber light on the dash but could also be the same fault as the auto electrician said its more common for the battery light to eliminate therefore had a nightmare diagnosing my fault as no fault codes came up in the diagnostic stage ...Hope this helps.. Martin from West Midlands

Submitted: 28/06/2016 09:49:39 | ID: 133058

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Andy walton, Lincolnshire

Ford Transit Connect

Hi , the amber engine light keeps flashing like a loose connection , and is not showing and fault codes on a upto date snap on fault reader , do you have any idea what could be the problem . Thanks andy

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I had the same problem on my 2004 lwb 220 connect, it was the alternator wiring harness loom which had perished due to water ingress, the auto electrician showed me the wiring loom and you could literally break the wires just by pulling them.. Repair cost £120.00 inc vat harness from ford should have been £35.00 + vat but electrician made the loom on the job as he said the genuine ford replacement wasn't long enough to replace the damaged wires...Hope this helps.. Martin Martin from West Midlands

I had the same problem on my 2004 lwb 220 connect, it was the alternator wiring harness loom which had perished due to water ingress, the auto electrician showed me the wiring loom and you could literally break the wires just by pulling them.. Repair cost £120.00 inc vat harness from ford should have been £35.00 + vat but electrician made the loom on the job as he said the genuine ford replacement wasn't long enough to replace the damaged wires...Hope this helps.. Martin Martin from West Midlands

Submitted: 20/07/2016 16:50:52 | ID: 133679

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Ian, Surrey

Ford Kuga

Whilst it is freezing outside (-2) I am finding it difficult to get into reverse gear until the engine has warmed up. Could it be the gear box oil is low or needs replacing. On another note the reversing lights stopped working back in October is this connected

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having trouble getting reverse gear can you help ford kuga 2009 thanks dave worrall from Warwickshire

Submitted: 04/02/2015 14:47:05 | ID: 110877

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Jason Parsons, England

Ford Transit Connect 2003

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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Try the starter motor my was doing same turned out starter motor Brett from West Yorkshire

I've got the same problem on my 06 transit leave overnight and goes flat I've tracked mine down to the intsrument cluster fuse 74 if you take mine out and then put it back in the light and radio come on then go out but soon as I open the door and close it it stays on the radio so it's constant drain I've left my fuse out to check if it is that I'll test my batteries to see if they are still draining but I. Positive it's that so I. Checking all doors are shuting correct Malcolm from Carmarthenshire

Submitted: 27/02/2014 10:12:58 | ID: 62377

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Linda Garthwaite, Lancashire

Ford Streetka

My lovely Street Ka had an over heating problem and the Ford garage changed the thermostat. I am now paranoid and only do short runs 2 to 5 miles and have noticed the bonnet gets very very hot and there is a hot oil smell (see what I mean). It has been back to the garage today and they have said there is nothing wrong. Is the bonnet meant to get that hot after a 5 mile run. (its not a warm day) Help.

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Hi I had the same problem .. Mine is fine now ..i tried using ready mix coolant .it seems to have stopped it jean from Cheshire

Submitted: 11/05/2016 17:31:00 | ID: 131420

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Carol hamilton, East Renfrewshire

Ford Kuga

What does it mean when the warning comes up sayin tyre sensor undetected

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If the tyes have been change then possible cause could be, the new valves were fitted without the sensors in them ? mh from Leicestershire

Submitted: 15/07/2016 13:50:40 | ID: 133547

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Danny, City of Glasgow

Ford Transit

Anybody know how to turn off daytime running lights on my 2012 minibus

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The short answer is you can't... It's now a legal requirement for all new vehicles to have day lights Jon from Blaenau Gwent

The short answer is you can't... It's now a legal requirement for all new vehicles to have day lights Jon from Blaenau Gwent

Hi mine are same i took the side orange markers cover off today and they was melting with having them on all time think ford need to change this before a fire starts Jams from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 17/04/2014 12:52:56 | ID: 94360

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Marius, South Africa

Ford Ranger

Diesel mechanic changed cam belt kit and replaced 16 rockers. Engine pressure with valves are perfect and so the mechical side of the motor is 100%. When we crank the enjin, we do not get enough pressure on the injectors to fire and there is no mist spray. Could it be a faulty pressure release valve on the pump? Can I buy the pressure release valve sepperate from Bosch? Is it possible to service the valve?

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We finally managed to get the enjin to start, but there is a diesel knock and after a minute the computer turns off the enjin. What could be the problem? Marius from South Africa

check pump timing martin from Essex

Submitted: 05/08/2016 05:39:13 | ID: 134121

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Rachael Wilkinson, England

Ford Mondeo 1999

My Ford Mondeo keeps juddering when below 3000 revs. It`s less when I`m iin highe revs. I changed the spark plugs which made no difference. Any ideas?

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Coilpack/ht leads Nigel Sknner from Wiltshire

Is the probrelem ur having similar to when your trying to drive up hill at 30mph in 5th gear and the engine judders and wants to cut out, as I am having a similar problem with my Mondeo 51 plate 2.0l duratec, mine is sluggish even in 2nd gear when slowed down for turning into anouther street it is sluggish unless I put my foot flat to the floor and also happens at 30 in 4th or 5th on a flat road Dave from Yorkshire

This has been happening to my car any ideas on what it could be? Natalie from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 03/12/2012 15:16:28 | ID: 64230

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