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Marcus, Bristol

Ford Ka

My abs light is on and I don't know why. Can you help please?

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One of your ABS sensors is faulty. I had this on my wifes Street KA. IIRC it was about £50 to fix it. It is an MOT failure so cant be left. Strax from North Ayrshire

One of your ABS sensors is faulty. I had this on my wifes Street KA. IIRC it was about £50 to fix it. It is an MOT failure so cant be left. Strax from North Ayrshire

Submitted: 28/06/2014 22:45:29 | ID: 98651

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Matthew, Surrey

Ford S-Max

I was driving my 2007 Ford S-Max Titanium 2.0 TDCi at 70 mph on the motorway, in normal weather conditions, when the ESP light and the warning triangle light came on, and the car started to lose power. I stopped on the hard shoulder, switched off, started the engine again and the lights had disappeared but, after 2 miles, the same thing happened. However, the car was normal on the 100-mile journey to get back home. The Ford garage checked the car but could find no cause. Do you have any ideas as to why this happened, please?

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hi i have an ford smax 2.0 and i have over rev it now it wont start could you please help faisal from West Yorkshire

Hi Matthew, I have also had this problem and I have been to Ford dealers the length of the country with no luck. My wife used to use the car for just city driving until I had a job up north. Once I gave this a good run on the motorway, 300 miles plus, I have never had this issue since, fingers crossed it has sorted out the problem. John Kirkham from Bath and North East Somerset

Submitted: 04/06/2014 14:57:51 | ID: 96891

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sus, Cheshire

Ford Galaxy

My 2002 Galaxy`s doors will not lock unless I use the key. I have to lock one front door at a time, they then stay locked, but it`s annoying. What is wrong?

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It could be your central locking fuse in your fuse box ford from Blackburn with Darwen

Submitted: 15/06/2014 14:09:44 | ID: 97734

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dean, Cardiff

Ford Transit

I have a Tipper on a W plate and the cigarette lighter is not working or the cd player and I found the one fuse box but I can`t find the other fuse box?

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If you lift out the small tray on the top of dashboard front left it's prob got things in that you have put there because it's useful for keeping little bits and bobs in! But is also when lifted upwards and out a cover to the second fuse box! I think that the fuse will be a 20 amp one and it's In position F212 Twiggy from Derbyshire

If you lift out the small tray on the top of dashboard front left it's prob got things in that you have put there because it's useful for keeping little bits and bobs in! But is also when lifted upwards and out a cover to the second fuse box! I think that the fuse will be a 20 amp one and it's In position F212 Twiggy from Derbyshire

Submitted: 01/07/2014 13:44:30 | ID: 98801

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Jonathan Bell, Cornwall

Ford Transit

Ditto to... Sean Connelly, North Lanarkshire Ford Transit.I have a Ford Transit and the heater always blows hot air. What can I do to correct this? Submitted: 16/06/2014 20:18:15 | ID: 9783

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Hi. Your problem is with the heater valve. Elrabbi from Norway

Submitted: 20/06/2014 11:03:49 | ID: 98107

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karen, Bridgend

Ford Fiesta

Hi I have a judering problem with my car and sometimes feels it wants to stall . It cuts out from time to time . And gets slugish on hills wont keep its speed up slows down .had coil pack sparks changed but has made no diffrance I have no lights on and cant find any faults with diagnistick machine .I noticed in nutral it judders andthe revs are slightly moving below one . And sometimes the revs are over one and judders alot more please help

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Think we found the culprit .hissing noise from air manifold .so suspect air leak fingers crossed its what were lioking for karen from Bridgend

It wasn`t the manifold and now I`ve discovered oil in my coolant. Any ideas? karen from Bridgend

Submitted: 14/07/2014 15:53:05 | ID: 99645

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TESSA ADAMS, Suffolk

Ford Focus

When using my key fob the driver`s door opens but not the passenger or rear doors. The key fob will lock all doors. Does anybody know what`s wrong?

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Your key fob can easily be reprogrammed to unlock all with one press of the button. With the ignition turned off, press and hold the unlock and lock buttons on the key fob simultaneously for at least 4 seconds. The direction indicators will flash twice to confirm the change. Hope this helps. Graham from Kent

Submitted: 16/07/2014 15:40:18 | ID: 99789

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Simon, Wiltshire

Ford Fiesta

My wife's car seems to have an intermittent starting fault. It's a 2007 model with approx 90000 miles FSH and due it's next service in a couple of weeks. On a number of occasions she has driven the car to town only to find when she returns to the car and try's to start it again it fails. On one occasion she called me to it and I couldn't start it either was turning over fine but not firing. I left it a while and phoned to get it recovered I then tried it one more time whilst waiting for RAC after about 20 mins and it then started. No warning lights flash up and temp whilst driving is normal. No issues when driving and car is used daily with fault happening about 8 times now. The fault has only happened shortly after car is driven she states that it always starts again if she then leaves it 20-30 mins . We have taken it to a local garage but they said as the car starts fine with no fault codes then they can't fix it until it develops the fault again. The car will be going for a service end of this month I am hoping someone may have come across a similar fault before so I can pass info on to garage when it goes in so we can get it sorted. Any info appreciated.

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Check battery oz from Greater London

Submitted: 13/07/2014 15:02:01 | ID: 99586

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Nikki Robb, Scotland

Ford Ka 2006

My heaters in my Ford Ka have been blowing out hot air for months now and, having taken it to 2 garages who told me I was imagining it, I thought nothing of it. Then I googled the problem and found out it`s a common fault with the Ford Ka and that the heating will be on full lock on hot and will apparently only cost £36 to fix which is fine. However this overheating has caused another problem in the car - all the electrics (apart from windows and lights) have gone, so no back window heater etc and the A/C says it`s on all of the time, (obviously it`s using lots of petrol and water), but the hot air is still blowing out. Any idea how to get this fixed or roughly how much it will be? I don`t want to get the mickey taken out of me again, since I knew there was a problem ages ago and this other problem wouldn`t have happened if they believed me then! Thanks.

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I have exactly the same problem happen to my KA ’06. I am now having to pay £65 to get my dash board lights fixed even though my mechanic told me they fixed my heating problem, which cost me £65 then as well. Now I know there is a link and the same garage is fixing my electronics; I think I’m going to point it out when I go down there next. Sorry I couldn’t help you with your problem, I just thought to let you know you’re not the only one. Beth from Caerphilly

I had the same issue, there is a mechanism behind the dash that is accessible from out side under the window. This is a common fault on certain models and year. Since I had it changed ive had no issue. Regarding lights etc, the dashboard light is easy to mend, but you have to take the stereo ot first, then unscrew two crews holding part of the dash facia on. Then where the perspec screen is (speedo etc) two screws hold the dash in place there. I had this issue, cleaned and change the bulb and no issues. Jason from West Yorkshire

Hi, I have a similar problem, whereas the heater works fine for a while, blowing hot and cold when you turn the dial, but every now and then, it goes straight to hot even when on cold, and does not change. but the next day, the problem has gone. now the heater valve was changed last week, and the coolant was also changed last week. so am i missing something here, or is it the dial itself that could be the problem Michael from Middlesex

Hi, I have a similar problem, whereas the heater works fine for a while, blowing hot and cold when you turn the dial, but every now and then, it goes straight to hot even when on cold, and does not change. but the next day, the problem has gone. now the heater valve was changed last week, and the coolant was also changed last week. so am i missing something here, or is it the dial itself that could be the problem Michael from Middlesex

Submitted: 14/02/2014 09:42:30 | ID: 62098

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karen, Suffolk

Ford Mondeo

I have a 56 reg petrol Mondeo and the fan stays on we've changed the fan and the relay but it still won't turn off any ideas please.

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My Mondeo 1.8 petrol had the same problem. I changed the coolant temperature sensor located on the cy head by the ignition coil. Yours might not be in the same place. I got mine from a Ford dealer £12.. Michael cramer from Norfolk

Hi, thank you, I will try it, let`s hope it works. karen from Suffolk

Has it got air on ? If so if the dial is set to the windscreen symbol your air on will be running even without your air con light being illuminated, set the dial for the air to come out the vents or feet and the aircon disables and so should your fan worked for me hope it works foryou too ! john from Warwickshire

Has it got air on ? If so if the dial is set to the windscreen symbol your air on will be running even without your air con light being illuminated, set the dial for the air to come out the vents or feet and the aircon disables and so should your fan worked for me hope it works foryou too ! john from Warwickshire

Submitted: 19/06/2014 19:01:27 | ID: 98057

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Steve Pearson, Lancashire

Ford Ranger 2005

Can anyone tell me if a UK 2005 2.5TD Ford Ranger has a Timing Belt or a Timing Chain? Thanks for any assistance.

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Hi im pretty sure that the 2.5td has a small belt for the fuel pump.that is under the plastic cover left side.and has no belt or chain for the timing it uses a series of cogs thats do it... Luke from Norfolk

Hi im pretty sure that the 2.5td has a small belt for the fuel pump.that is under the plastic cover left side.and has no belt or chain for the timing it uses a series of cogs thats do it... Luke from Norfolk

Submitted: 17/03/2014 11:45:12 | ID: 62873

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CC king, South Africa

Ford Fiesta

Hi, my 2007 1.4 Fiesta is misfiring. I've replaced the coil, plugs and leads plug 3 is not firing. What else can it be? Can the computers box have anything to do with it? Regards.

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EGR Valve lee from Ireland

Has to be certain gap between the sparks plug and coils I was told on mine .dose ur car cut out or judder karen from Bridgend

Try listening to the engine whilst its running for an air leak .sort of hissing noise mine was fealing as thou it was misfiring and discovered a air leak in the manifold .feals like it gonna stall at high speed and also cuts out at times.or try a can of bg44k can purches it at kwik fit karen from Bridgend

Submitted: 15/06/2014 22:50:06 | ID: 97757

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joe brown, Northumberland

Ford Fiesta

my 2003 1.3 fiesta runs smoothly when cold, however as soon as the temp gets up it will not pull away smoothly in any gear if the revs are under 2000, ( a bit like having kangaroo petrol in ) this means I am having to over rev the engine in a lower gear than I should need to get it to pick up speed. I have changed the coil pack and the low speed throttle sensor

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Hi Joe, did you manage to solve this issue? Riaan Deysel from South Africa

Hi my fiesta has similar issues but also cuts out changed coil and sparks and now discovered a hissing noise from the air manifold or air inlet mine also goes sluggish .gave it a can of bg44k this morning and it actually makes it up the hill without changing down a gear .can purches it at kwik fit £20 karen from Bridgend

Submitted: 24/05/2014 14:30:25 | ID: 96069

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richard, Herefordshire

Ford Galaxy

Why wont the blue light on the dash work when the main beam is on?

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have you checked the bulb behind dash to see if it is blown if not try that first johyn from Portsmouth

have you checked the bulb behind dash to see if it is blown if not try that first johyn from Portsmouth

Submitted: 03/06/2014 17:01:22 | ID: 96815

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Ashton, Essex

Ford Ka

Hi, For a few months now my Ka seems to be overheating. When I drive mark for a short distance , when I park up I noticed a bubbling noise coming from under the bonnet so when I opened the bonnet it smells of burning and there's a black fluid around the casket. But I have googled it and it seems like a common fault. I have had the head casket and thermostat replaced at Ford themselves and was fine for a few weeks but has came back but it wasn't a problem before taking it to them. I don't drive with the heating on as I don't want to overheat the engine as I had once learned my lesson with that.. But the heater is blowing out cold air when I drive I'm not sure if that's a clue or not? I check my oil and water once a week, but the water doesn't seem to be going down just sits below the max bar I have out a cap of anti freeze inside .I dont want the engine to blow as I only have 60,000 miles on the clock. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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look like its your thermostat keep driving around in it and your head gasket will go might have gone already about £600 to £800 to fix it mick from Kent

look like its your thermostat keep driving around in it and your head gasket will go might have gone already about £600 to £800 to fix it mick from Kent

Maybe air bloke try finding the colant pipes take the cap off amd gently sqeeze pipes to let any bloked air out haf it on my old car.colant wadnt circulating due to air bloke karen from Bridgend

Submitted: 25/05/2014 15:40:51 | ID: 96126

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joannstearn@hotmail.com, Essex

Ford Fiesta

There is a random click noise when the engine is running and im parked up but also as I drive I hear it..seems to be coming from front right handside area.

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We appear to have the same problem on our 2011 fiesta zetec. Try turning the air conditioning off which should stop the fan coming on when you startup and during driving. This will hopefully stop the clicking. Martin baybutt from Lancashire

We appear to have the same problem on our 2011 fiesta zetec. Try turning the air conditioning off which should stop the fan coming on when you startup and during driving. This will hopefully stop the clicking. Martin baybutt from Lancashire

Submitted: 05/07/2014 07:41:17 | ID: 98989

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steve, Lancashire

Ford Ka

Checking where the coolant level is really hard to see?

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Backlight the tank with a strong torch whilst pushing the bumper up and down, you will see the water level moving,works as long as your coolant tank is opaque white in colour which it should be. Emma from Bridgend

Submitted: 30/06/2014 08:16:19 | ID: 98718

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tony, Kent

Ford Galaxy

hi all. I have a 1.9tdi galaxy in the morning the when I first start the car it is really hard the get into gear I sometimes have to start it in gear, the same sort of thing happened to me with a combo van and it turned out to be the clutch cable had slipped and someone told me the same had happened to this or the cable had stretched, but someone else had told me this doesn't even have a cable, has anyone come across one of this if so can you verify for me please many thanks

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It`s a 2000 tdi tony from Kent

I had this problem as well but found a note in the handbook that suggests depressing clutch when starting and keeping clutch depressed for three seconds before engaging gear. Jon from Devon

I had this problem as well but found a note in the handbook that suggests depressing clutch when starting and keeping clutch depressed for three seconds before engaging gear. Jon from Devon

Submitted: 13/07/2014 08:31:30 | ID: 99559

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Michael Raszka, England

Ford Focus Estate 2002

How do you replace the rear washer plastic pipe to the jet at the top of the rear windscreen of my Ford Focus Estate?

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I need the answer to this one myself. edward coates from Leicestershire

Submitted: 17/03/2014 11:17:43 | ID: 62881

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Mark Hoffer, Cardiff

Ford Galaxy

I want to re-gas my aircon system, but I can't locate the low port. Anyone have any idea where it is? Whenever I've done this on other cars, both ports were easy to find.

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I forgot to mention, it's a Mk3 2litre Ghia diesel Mark Hoffer from Cardiff

You'll find it on the rear left hand side of the engine. It is located behind the cam belt cover. (Black screw on cover like a tyre valve cap). Matt from West Midlands

Mines under drivers side indicator.. Had mine done earlier this year Halfords guy found it :-) Jason from Hampshire

Mines under drivers side indicator.. Had mine done earlier this year Halfords guy found it :-) Jason from Hampshire

Submitted: 16/06/2014 20:48:28 | ID: 97837

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Stan spalding , West Midlands

Ford Transit Connect

How much is my transit connect worth 54 plate 278.000miles reconditioned engine at 153,000 miles

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hi there it depends on age condition and how clean it is but at a guess from 650 to 1150 hope this helps andy p from Hampshire

hi there it depends on age condition and how clean it is but at a guess from 650 to 1150 hope this helps andy p from Hampshire

Submitted: 21/06/2014 17:46:59 | ID: 98191

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Audrius, Lithuania

Ford Fiesta

Hello, I've got Fiesta Mk7 Titanium (production year is 2009). Please be so kind as to answer me perhaps a rather simple question: Is it normal if the dashboard (illuminating petrol level, millage, etc.) and information display (date and time) stay lit after the ignition is off and the key is pulled out, but the cars stays unlocked?

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Quite normal for a short time zed from Bristol

Submitted: 28/06/2014 23:20:51 | ID: 98655

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james, Buckinghamshire

Ford Transit

Does it have a cam belt or chain? 85t280 model 2006

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Chain Darren from Hampshire

Submitted: 01/06/2014 21:33:46 | ID: 96676

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wellington gavu, Tyne and Wear

Ford Transit

I took my van for mot they said I have to fix exhaust carbon monoxide content afer 2nd fast idle excessive 7.3.d.4 I don't know what to do for my van to pass the mot

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Have you changed your air and fuel filter? Also with only a couple of gallons of diesel in the tank,add 1 litre of petrol Take the van for a 20 mile blast then re mot. It will pass. Darren from Hampshire

Submitted: 27/06/2014 18:24:56 | ID: 98556

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Sean Connelly, North Lanarkshire

Ford Transit

I have a Ford Transit and the heater always blows hot air. What can I do to correct this?

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Make sure the cable that is used to open/close the heater valve has not stretched/come off or snapped.This connects the the back of the switch. Darren from Hampshire

Submitted: 16/06/2014 20:18:15 | ID: 97833

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Stephen, Swansea

Ford Transit

Help....my problem is that my van starts okay first time but lately if I stop and then start again it takes a time to start and also it seems to be lacking any power/ guts when driving and I have to change down gears it seems lazy or tired. The more I stop/stop the worse it gets. I've had the battery checked and that's fine, the diagnostic test doesn't show any faults, any ideas? I had a new fuel pump fitted about eighteen months ago. Would appreciate any help Thanks steve

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Change the fuel filter (genuine not aftermarket)and blank the egr valve. Darren from Hampshire

Hi are you still lacking power with your transit ? try this. first fit new air cleaner second fit new diesel filter and third there is a sender on top of the air box it could be dirty inside you can clean them without touching the small thin wire inside remove the two screws that holds it in place and remove electric wires. I used neat bleach covering the thin wire 8 hours later cleaned our with water dried out in warm area refitted and goes like a bat out of hell my problem was the censer but changing the filters would make it breath better. Regards Andy andy watts from Suffolk

Hi are you still lacking power with your transit ? try this. first fit new air cleaner second fit new diesel filter and third there is a sender on top of the air box it could be dirty inside you can clean them without touching the small thin wire inside remove the two screws that holds it in place and remove electric wires. I used neat bleach covering the thin wire 8 hours later cleaned our with water dried out in warm area refitted and goes like a bat out of hell my problem was the censer but changing the filters would make it breath better. Regards Andy andy watts from Suffolk

The 2.4 does not have the mass flow sensor you are talking about on the airbox.Use carb cleaner not bleach if yours has one,only takes 5 mins. Darren from Hampshire

Submitted: 08/06/2014 00:17:41 | ID: 97169

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terry, Merseyside

Ford Mondeo

Have connected a brand new flat battery then bump started down a big hill got the car running but running very poor put old battery back on no revs reading or speedo no computer no heater but fan running through vents indicator bulbs gone running poor smell of burning .

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damaged cells on the old battery, fit the new battery and allow ecu to gather and reset does run crappy for a while also clean and check all earth connections gary from Berkshire

Submitted: 14/06/2014 18:44:37 | ID: 97683

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Tracie, Lincolnshire

Ford Mondeo

I recently purchased a 51 plate ford mondeo 1.8 lx, about 3 weeks ago my car alarm started going off at random times, now it is going off at approximately every 2 to 3 days but it is both day or night. Why is this happening? What can I do to prevent the alarm going off again?

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I had the identical problem, needle in red zone but engine at normal temperature. First garage didn't have a clue except to change thermostat and flush the system. Second garage recognised fault straight away it was a faulty temperature sender unit. he tested it first by disconnecting the wire and earthing it out (which made the temp gauge needle move). Seemingly there are two items that need to be changed sender and sensor units I think) but it was a quick fix and relatively cheap. Terence brown from Cambridgeshire

hi i dont know if you sorted it but sometimes a faulty battery(loosing charge) sometimes causes alarms to go of gary from Berkshire

hi i dont know if you sorted it but sometimes a faulty battery(loosing charge) sometimes causes alarms to go of gary from Berkshire

Submitted: 20/04/2014 18:19:20 | ID: 94475

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James, Aberdeenshire

Ford Fiesta

Is it standard for a coil to be changed when a car goes in for a service or is it just at special services???

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No, it`s not standard - only change if it breaks lee from Ireland

Submitted: 19/06/2014 20:21:09 | ID: 98066

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Christian, West Midlands

Ford Fiesta

Hello,My Zetec S recently started jumping when it hit about 3500rpm in 2nd and 3rd gear and every now and then in 4th. It is accelerating as normal but will then stop, have a little jump and carry on as if it`s spluttering. Any ideas what this could be?Thank you in advance for your help.Christian

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Spark plugs, HT leads or coil pack lee from Ireland

Submitted: 30/06/2014 18:38:37 | ID: 98745

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corie, Cardiff

Ford Ka

please could you help or advise me as my ka sport 1.6 04 plate suddenly overheated heaters went cold there was a strong smell of burning, lose of power i pulled over asap on the m4 checked bonnet there was oil visible and car was extremley hot almost catching fire it took me 6 hours to return stopping and starting please help!!!

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I had the same issue with a Focus, turns out it was a lack of water in the system. Check your water James Boag from Angus

Submitted: 09/06/2014 04:05:33 | ID: 97264

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Jane DOLTON , Berkshire

Ford Focus

Please help me. I bought a new Ford Focus in 2004 and drove it for four years but then had to take it off the road. It has 36,000 on the clock and was kept under cover for 6 years. I put a new battery in it and it won't fire up, it sounds like it is trying to start up but won't. So far two mechanics have looked at it, fiddled under the bonnet and charged me for their service but have not got it started.I'm a woman on my own and as I can't get it to a garage I am being charged a call out charge each time I get someone out. Can anyone help? Thank you very much.

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Hi Jane, its not going to be easy to diagnose without inspecting the vehicle, is it petrol or diesel for starters? Neil from West Midlands

Hi Jane, it`s not going to be easy to diagnose without inspecting the vehicle. Is it petrol or diesel for starters? Neil from West Midlands

Hello Neil It's a 1.6. Petrol 5door Focus. It sounds like it wants to start up and it backfires. Thank you very much, Jane Jane DOLTON from Berkshire

Submitted: 23/06/2014 22:41:40 | ID: 98325

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Karen, Bedfordshire

Ford Ka

Hey all, Hoping you can help. I have a 2010 Ka Zetec and every time I park I have a strong smell of petrol inside the car. If the blowers are on, the smell is worse and the smell appears to be blowing in through the vents. I have checked beneath the car on the ground many times and there are no leaks. My brother jacked up the car too and couldn't see anything obvious. Any ideas of what this fault might be? Thanks K

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Hi, I've had the same problem twice with my 2009 Ford Ka. It sounds like the breather pipe under the bonnet. I had it replaced once under warranty but then it went again but it was under recall from Ford. Hope this helps. Leila Harwood from North Lincolnshire

Submitted: 26/05/2014 11:51:35 | ID: 96177

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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

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

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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

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

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owen sanderson, Buckinghamshire

Ford Focus

I have a Ford focus st-3,and my heater and electric windows won't work.

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I have a Ford focus st-3,and my heater and windows don't work. owen sanderson from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 27/06/2014 20:31:48 | ID: 98559

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Morne, South Africa

Ford Fiesta

2007 Ford Fiesta 3dr Trend 1.6 TDCi - car wouldn't start after diesel pump was replaced, diagnosed as compression issue, head was re-conditioned. The issue now is with the head bolts. The engineer who worked on the head recommended that new head bolts are purchased as the head had been skimmed and the current ones might be too long. Discrepancies in information from spares shops and Ford dealers about correct length. Current 147.5mm but nobody seems to have that length in documentation. Block was replaced a few years ago after engine ceased, can't get any history on changes. I need to find out what the correct length is, where to get the bolts and also the torque settings which nobody can agree on either. Thank you.

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Hi there Morne... As far as the length of the bolts being too long, that a whole lot of rubbish. I'm a 04 model 1.6i 16v 3door trend fiest owner. I redid my cylinder head and block myself. If the head was machined, there is absolutely no way the bolts can be to long. Common sense would tell you, if the bolts are to long it means the head isn't sucure on the block which would cause a severe amount of oil all over the block. I recommend you have a look at your exhaust valves. (Compression loss) I hope I've helped. Regards Brett S.A Durban Brett from South Africa

Submitted: 22/06/2014 10:19:03 | ID: 98220

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ck, Greater London

Ford Galaxy

I have this problem with my ford galaxy 2.3 ghia 5dr Auto,if the engine light is not on, the car will not start, if the engine light is on, the car will start. The car has been parked now for three weeks because the engine light refused to come on and the car refused to start. Please can someone advice me on what to do with this engine light problem. Thanks Ck

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Hi have you managed to sort this problem as mine doing exactly the same thing. Google answers seem to point to relay 30 behind the fuse box inside the dash board David cutler from Essex

Submitted: 06/05/2014 23:52:18 | ID: 95180

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Michelle, City of Nottingham

Ford Ka

The bonnet release catch has come off under the steering wheel on my ka collection 2005 so at the moment I can't release my bonnet how do I put it back on is it easy can anybody help thanks

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I had the same trouble and went to a breakers yard and they fitted one for me and charged me £5. Pat Lane from Essex

Submitted: 30/05/2014 19:42:41 | ID: 96548

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karen, Yorkshire

Ford Ka

Please help. My Ford Ka 1.6 sports 05 plate 45,000 miles has a leak. I keep checking water and topping up so it`s not overheating, fan is kicking in all of the time so I`m pretty sure it's not the thermostat. I took it to the garage who can't find the reason it's losing water but said the head gasket is on its way out and to part ex it asap. I`m still driving it to work and back, just keep topping up with water. When parked on a slant there are patches of what appears to be water on the road. I don`t know what to think?

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Hi, I brought a streetka a few months ago and it has a water leak and looking inside the engine you could see rusty water marks running down from the engine. It was from a tiny crack in the header tank. Wasn really simple to change, and a new one cost about £11 from ford Laura from Surrey

Hi, I brought a streetka a few months ago and it has a water leak and looking inside the engine you could see rusty water marks running down from the engine. It was from a tiny crack in the header tank. Wasn really simple to change, and a new one cost about £11 from ford Laura from Surrey

Submitted: 20/06/2014 14:47:32 | ID: 98121

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