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hayley, West Midlands

Ford Focus

My 51 plate ford focus wont start we tried juming it with jump leads attached to my daughters c1 but nothing. The dash lights went bright then dimed, there is a loud clicking noise whilst im turning the key, it seems to be coming from the glove box? please help

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it sounds like it is either the battery or the starter motor the loud clicking sounds like the solanoid on the starter motor, test what voltage you have at the battery it should be about 12.5v if not i would put a new battery on if it has then it has to be the starter motor i hope this helps you. Adrian Paine from Northamptonshire

it sounds like it is either the battery or the starter motor the loud clicking sounds like the solanoid on the starter motor, test what voltage you have at the battery it should be about 12.5v if not i would put a new battery on if it has then it has to be the starter motor i hope this helps you. Adrian Paine from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 01/12/2014 11:40:48 | ID: 107177

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Lisa, Essex

Ford S-Max

The electric blind that covers my panorama roof started to play up, stopping and starting and then the blind became baggy and wouldn't retract properly. I took it to a ford dealer and was told that to replace the blind it would cost £1000, without actually knowing if the mechanics are faulty or not! My car is 16months old and is not covered by warranty, as the blind is classed as trim, yet it could mechanical which would mean it would be. Anybody uncounted similar problems, if so how did you go about getting ford to rectify it.

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Hello Lisa, Funny - I have exactly the same problem and was doing a google search and came across your query. I am in touch with Ford about this as the 3 year classic plan warranty that comes with all fords does not mention this as an exclusion. As far as I am concerned the blind is not closing so it is a mechanical fault and should be covered. david from Worcestershire

Hello Lisa, Funny - I have exactly the same problem and was doing a google search and came across your query. I am in touch with Ford about this as the 3 year classic plan warranty that comes with all fords does not mention this as an exclusion. As far as I am concerned the blind is not closing so it is a mechanical fault and should be covered. david from Worcestershire

Submitted: 28/08/2014 11:51:24 | ID: 102271

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chris, West Midlands

Ford Transit

i av a fordtransit van 20002 i ad a clutch fitted the bloke who fitted it sed it bleeds auto maticily wen cold it goes in to gear 4 a wile then it wront wen enging is off it goes in gud its a new clutch and slave i av de scoverd fluid cuming out ware the dust cap his and its brand new can u help me or not thanks its a short wheel base

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I had the same problem it turned out to be the rubber gromit that sits into the slave cylinder was not sitting correctly Neil from West Midlands

I had the same problem it turned out to be the rubber gromit that sits into the slave cylinder was not sitting correctly Neil from West Midlands

Submitted: 20/11/2014 22:10:23 | ID: 106565

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Jonny, Durham

Ford Ka

I need urgent help, I have a dashboard warning message reading; Exess. Radiator liquid temp.. It urges me to turn my engine off, I checked the coolant level and it's pretty low. Could this be as simple and a loose clip losing coolant or my actual radiator split? Any recommendations on how to check this problem would be MASSIVELY appreciated! Jonny Durham

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This happened on mine earlier this year something had split in the radiator pipes had to have it fixed before I could drive cost about£140 Amy from Cheshire

This happened on mine earlier this year something had split in the radiator pipes had to have it fixed before I could drive cost about£140 Amy from Cheshire

Ended up being a snapped thermostat Union! Ford using plastic parts... Shock! Replaced with a metal Union. Engine gets to temperature a lot faster now. Jonny from Durham

Submitted: 07/12/2014 02:29:53 | ID: 107502

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Michelle Huxley, Cheshire

Ford Puma 2001

My Ford Puma`s temperature gauge goes into the red after driving for a couple of minutes and stays there. The fan kicks in but the temperature gauge stays right in the red. I have had the temperature control valve changed, a second valve changed, it had a new water pump done before I bought it, I`ve had the cambelt changed, even tried a new cap on the coolant tank but still no success. I have had it tested and it is not electrical. I have been told that maybe it could be the head gasket. The engine is not overheating though, nothing smells. I have had the car 2 months and most of that time it has been in the garage and it`s still there now. I don`t really want to get rid of the car as she is in perfect condition apart from this problem and drives like a dream. Can anyone help?

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Hi any joy with this? I'm having same issue. Was advised pressure in tank causing temp to rocket, but could be head gasket on way out. I'm trying steel seal to try and solve it. Fingers crossed! Kate from Merseyside

Hi any joy with this? I'm having same issue. Was advised pressure in tank causing temp to rocket, but could be head gasket on way out. I'm trying steel seal to try and solve it. Fingers crossed! Kate from Merseyside

Submitted: 03/04/2014 11:48:35 | ID: 93848

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Ciro Torres, Greater London

Ford Galaxy

Clutch pedal on my Ford Galaxy 2.3 has suddenly stopped working, as I was driving out. I doesn't raise up at all. Can any one help me please; any idea of what caused it and how to repair. Many Thanks

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Hi Cliff, Had similar on my Ford Fusion. At the top of the pedal is a linkage that connects to a pin on the RH side of the pedal. The linkage moved sideways and slipped off the pin. i slotted the linkage back on and all well. Good luck ! Roger Roger Newman from Leicestershire

Hi Cliff, Had similar on my Ford Fusion. At the top of the pedal is a linkage that connects to a pin on the RH side of the pedal. The linkage moved sideways and slipped off the pin. i slotted the linkage back on and all well. Good luck ! Roger Roger Newman from Leicestershire

Submitted: 27/11/2014 03:17:12 | ID: 106964

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martin boyle, Antrim

Ford Focus C-Max

A cog wheel comes up on my dash - what is it telling me?

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i had this problem and when i had a diagnostic it showed the fault was the fuel pressure try a new fuel filter graham from Greater Manchester

i had this problem and when i had a diagnostic it showed the fault was the fuel pressure try a new fuel filter graham from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 07/11/2014 19:48:42 | ID: 105859

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Richard Ogbuka, Nigeria

Ford Fusion

I perceive smells in my ford fusion 2003 , I don't know if I should change my clutch or brakes .

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It might be neither. You can get smells from the air conditioning too. Reg Vernon from Staffordshire

Submitted: 19/10/2014 07:03:44 | ID: 104838

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Denise, Northamptonshire

Ford Fiesta

My car only blows cold air I think its the thermostat but I can't locate the thermostat to be able to test it what else could it be, the car runs fine also is this an expensive job is it an easy or hard job any advise would be grateful

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Have you checked your oil levels? john whitbread from Derbyshire

Have you checked your oil levels? john whitbread from Derbyshire

Submitted: 24/11/2014 11:38:42 | ID: 106773

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Richard Ogbuka, Nigeria

Ford Fusion

Which car can I compare with ford fusion 2003 , I want to know the value of the ford fusion 2003 . Cos I just bought a new one.

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The nearest equivalent in the UK car market is the Vauxhall Meriva. Both were launched at about the same time and have similar specifications. The modern equivalent to the Fusion is Ford's B-Max, the Fusion is no longer in production. I have a Ford Fusion 3 first registered in November 2003 with the 1.6L petrol engine. It has been extremely reliable over 118,700 miles. I have only had to replace the OEM alternator (yesterday), part of the exhaust (due to a failed bracket) about two months ago and a new battery in 2012. The Fusion is a very strong car. I strongly recommend it. Reg Vernon from Staffordshire

Submitted: 19/10/2014 07:11:53 | ID: 104839

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James West, England

Ford Transit Tipper 2005

Can anyone tell me why my Ford Transit Tipper 2005 2.4 90bh keeps cracking the oil filter cap and losing all it`s oil? I have replaced the plastic oil cap, then two months later it does it again. When the engine is running allright if you take the oil filler cap off it doesn`t seem to have any back pressure. Can anyone help me? Thankyou.

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I am having the same trouble, only thing is the driver drove it till it seized solid. Replaced its cover 3 months ago and it went again today John O’Neill from Ireland

Is it air getting in? Check the fuel line from the tank. Alan Jones from Somerset

hi, same here my oil cap has blown of twice in last 3 months!! losing all but a bit of its oil outside house?? any recommendations? garage says something had hit it, fords fault for making out of plastic and not metal? and putting in a stupid place?? costing me a fortune!! sam chatwin from West Midlands

Submitted: 07/12/2012 10:14:13 | ID: 55186

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Teresa Serle, Hampshire

Ford Ka

Can I turn the passenger air bag off? How?!

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How do I turn air bags off either just passengers side or both in new shape ka 2010. I would like to put my baby in the front rather than the back. Is there anyone who can help Kelly from Cardiff

How do I turn air bags off either just passengers side or both in new shape ka 2010. I would like to put my baby in the front rather than the back. Is there anyone who can help Kelly from Cardiff

Submitted: 01/09/2014 14:36:36 | ID: 102457

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arthur bemrose, Warwickshire

Ford Focus

In frosty weather the driver`s door will not shut and latch?

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Had the same problem this morning with the first frost since bought focus this year Mine has key less ignition door opened okay but would not close,googled problem and it seems in cold weather grease in lock freezes stopping lock returning I just sprayed wd 40 into mechanism on door and all was fine after about 10 min.Seems it will free itself when warmed up Going to be a pain if we have a bad winter.Hope the wd 40 works for a while Jeff from Cheshire

Had the same problem this morning with the first frost since bought focus this year Mine has key less ignition door opened okay but would not close,googled problem and it seems in cold weather grease in lock freezes stopping lock returning I just sprayed wd 40 into mechanism on door and all was fine after about 10 min.Seems it will free itself when warmed up Going to be a pain if we have a bad winter.Hope the wd 40 works for a while Jeff from Cheshire

Submitted: 06/11/2014 12:33:14 | ID: 105759

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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

Sounds like fuel is draining back to the tank, runs on the little in the pump then has to suck it all back up from the tank to refill the pump, check the filter seal is good mick from West Midlands

my connect(2010)does the same ,only on sub zero mornings,i have to fit my lift pump and reprime the filter and eventually starts!! otherwise perfect starting if temp stays above zero. New cam sensor,no saved fault codes,filter as new,its a mystery and is driving me nuts. can anyone help? Dont see the point in taking to dealer as no fault in the memory?? Ewen Patterson from Scottish Borders

my connect(2010)does the same ,only on sub zero mornings,i have to fit my lift pump and reprime the filter and eventually starts!! otherwise perfect starting if temp stays above zero. New cam sensor,no saved fault codes,filter as new,its a mystery and is driving me nuts. can anyone help? Dont see the point in taking to dealer as no fault in the memory?? Ewen Patterson from Scottish Borders

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

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jim, Stirling

Ford Transit

my 2007 transit gear stick very stiff going left/right but engages the gears without any problem

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This is the gearchange selector bearing on top of the gearbox breaking up. It is totally fixable Ford may well tell you that you need a new selector body and they don't list the bearing and seal for your model.Cost £ 300 + The seal and bearing part nos are 1 065 929 and 6 152 850 they are off the earlier model and the bearing and seal is exactly the same and fit all See link below http://eucatparts.com/?action=cat_ford_part&s_id_part=14514&s_id_model=88 Change it before the bearing siezes it as then it is a real pain to disassemble as the balls have come out of their cage (which has also broken up) and the shaft then siezes in the housing which may split when trying to drift out the shaft, then a new selector unit will be rquired,,,, Also you may get stuck in 4th and 3rd and have to slip the clutch like mad....Not hard to do , pop off selector cables and aprox 6 or 7 10mm bolts best to do it with everything in neutral. parts come to @£15.00 Water gets past the seal and causes this, I always reassemble using purple water prrof grease never had any problems. mick from West Midlands

Your gear box selector turret has a bearing inside that is starting to seize up. It's about £15.00 for the parts but you need to find a confident mechanic to do it. Iv'e done loads dave from Bedfordshire

Your gear box selector turret has a bearing inside that is starting to seize up. It's about £15.00 for the parts but you need to find a confident mechanic to do it. Iv'e done loads dave from Bedfordshire

Part numbers 1065929 and 6152850 mick from West Midlands

Submitted: 22/11/2014 16:59:40 | ID: 106667

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Tony Aitken, Stirlingshire

Ford Transit Connect 2005

How do I remove my Ford Transit Connect`s driver`s door lock? The barrel seems to be jamming and the door locks but will not re-open.

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It’s not the easy thing to do but on the back of the lock is a slider to lock the barrel in place, slide this out. Now this is the harder part: put the key in the barrel and turn the clock wise then go into the inside of the and on the bottom part of the barrel, there’s a square hole, push a small screw driver into it and pull the barrel out. Hope this helps Tony Nathan from England

can you take out a rear door lock off a ford transit connect 03 plate without the key GLENN from Essex

can you take out a rear door lock off a ford transit connect 03 plate without the key GLENN from Essex

Submitted: 15/11/2012 09:19:51 | ID: 92562

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ryan pickston, Greater Manchester

Ford Transit Connect

Hi, my battery went flat so I changed it for a new one but now the red light on the dash is flashing really quickly and the van won`t start. I`ve had an auto locksmith out who plugged his laptop into my van but he said I can`t talk to the ECU, it won`t let me get past the clocks and charged me £50 for the privlilege! So what do I do next? The van is outside my house, up to now I`ve spent £50 on a battery and £50 on him

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Hi Rian , I have got the same problem as you after disconnecting the battery to do a gear box change , I have been tol is the immobilizer on the diesel pump. Habe been told to get a second hand pump and have it reprogramed to the van cheapest option. Have you had yours sorted yet? nelson from Essex

Hi Rian , I have got the same problem as you after disconnecting the battery to do a gear box change , I have been tol is the immobilizer on the diesel pump. Habe been told to get a second hand pump and have it reprogramed to the van cheapest option. Have you had yours sorted yet? nelson from Essex

Submitted: 19/11/2014 14:24:54 | ID: 106485

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martin, Lincolnshire

Ford Transit

Hi all I have had my van for 4 years and now its playing up when I accelerate hard the van seems to go as it should then all of a sudden it gives up and there is no power there at all it doesn't cut out just no power or acceleration I have had a new fuel pump and all of the diesel tank cleaned out and cleaner through the tank and engine any ideas what else there is to do or it could be as I am no mechanic and the garage doesn't seem shore and I carnt afford to keep throwing money at it or have it off the road

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Sound like a turbo to me or maybe a build up of carbon leading to and from the egr valve Sam from Hertfordshire

you need to have any codes read and also the live data checked. If its a tdci engine I would be looking at the suction control valve on the end of the fuel pump,the mass airflow meter and the fuel rail pressure regulator. The suction control valve is easy to check switch off unplug it and then drive it if it is ok replace it the others need some code reading and diagnostics. mick from West Midlands

Submitted: 23/09/2014 13:11:58 | ID: 103518

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Wendy, Kent

Ford Transit

I have a 1998 2.5 turbo diesel automatic motorhome which has done only 22,000 miles. Had a new fuel pump in 2012 but last year, on a long journey, it suddenly lost power, ran erratically and emitted black smoke. It didn't actually cut out, but I had to pull over and stop the engine for a while. It started OK, ran well for a while and then it did it again. Had all new fuel injectors, cam belt etc fitted. Now it runs really well except sometimes seems to hesitate or pull back for no apparent reason, and when going down long hills, when there has been no need to accelerate and then you start to accelerate, it coughs a bit, hesitates and does a little blue smoke. That seems to clear it and it is fine again. Any ideas?

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Check your egr valve, sometimes the linkage breaks leaving it partially open losing all boost and blowing black smoke like no tomorrow,loads have just been blanked off removing any potential problems mick from West Midlands

Submitted: 13/10/2014 21:09:16 | ID: 104570

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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

Ignition switch wiring on the back of the ignition switch breaking up,if you push the key in firmly all will light up, easy fix and ford keep the parts in stock @£16.00 mick from West Midlands

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

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Frank Rodgers, Cornwall

Ford Galaxy 1997

Hi. Does anyone know how to put the timing back to normal on a Ford Galaxy 2.3? (2.3)

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Try replacing power hold relay and fuel pump relay Steve from Isle of Wight

Try replacing power hold relay and fuel pump relay Steve from Isle of Wight

Submitted: 29/10/2013 09:47:40 | ID: 56867

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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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ellis thomas, Swansea

Ford Fiesta

Having problems starting it just bought good battery put in camshaft sensor,engine is turning but will still not start.any ideas?

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Could be fuel pump or blocked injectors, what year is it? Sam from Hertfordshire

Thanks its all sorted it was a censor switch.thanks. Ellis Thomas from Swansea

Thanks its all sorted it was a censor switch.thanks. Ellis Thomas from Swansea

Submitted: 01/11/2014 15:25:14 | ID: 105457

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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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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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jones, Essex

Ford Transit

Hi, I have an e AA van 2007 mk7. When I flash the headlights the wipers activate. When I turn headlights on the wipers struggle to wipe very slowly and sometimes stop halfway. When the headlights turn off the wipers go back to normal and park?

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Sounds like your control stalk arcing out mate, if that's the case the free fix is bridge your headlights to your side lights Sam from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 07/11/2014 15:26:58 | ID: 105838

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andrew winder, City Of Leicester

Ford Transit

Hi all. How do I adjust my alternator? My belt is a bit slack.

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What engine is it? Sam from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 13/11/2014 09:03:56 | ID: 106143

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martin parsley, Somerset

Ford Transit

my transit diesel just cut out whilst driving,could not see anything amiss under the bonnet but i pressed the reset button under the bonnet in the drivers side top corner and it started ....what does this button reset ??????????

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If the buttion was mounted on the air filter it's just a service plunger, but it could also be your automatic fuel cut off, your van would have gone in limp mode most likely if that was the case Sam from Hertfordshire

If the buttion was mounted on the air filter it's just a service plunger, but it could also be your automatic fuel cut off, your van would have gone in limp mode most likely if that was the case Sam from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 15/10/2014 20:09:01 | ID: 104663

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peterdarts27@yahoo.co.uk, Wrexham

Ford C-Max

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

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Did you solve this problem? Ross from Oxfordshire

I am having the same problem and unable to find out if this a normal feature of the car or a fault, would be pleased if anyone can give an answer Maurice from Gloucestershire

I am having the same problem and unable to find out if this a normal feature of the car or a fault, would be pleased if anyone can give an answer Maurice from Gloucestershire

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

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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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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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