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al hill, Middlesex

Ford Focus C-Max

My focus c-mas zetec automatic accelerates off very fast when gas petal gently is touched. Happens in drive and reverse. Can you help

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EGR Valve has had it. Had same problem with mine. Didn't have money to replace so fitted the a blanking plate. Now runs like a dream. Check if you have Excessive Black Smoke behind you. This will be the teller. C-Max and most new fords all have Poor EGR Systems. 30,000 is maximum you will get out of an EGR Valve. Get it changed. Michael Lock from Essex

Submitted: 27/09/2015 16:46:04 | ID: 121700

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Clare Hansford, Shropshire

Ford Galaxy

Abs light is on, can anyone tell me first is this dangerous ? ( Have babies) and what will be the likely cause ???? ... So I do t get ripped off at a garage please , and replys would be great thank you

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It means there is a fault with the ABS system, you will still have brakes, they just won't be ABS brakes so if you brake very very hard your wheels will lock up and skid. It could be either an ABS wheel sensor or the ABS pump itself. In 2008 I had to have the ABS pump renewed on a Volvo V70, it was either £400 or £600, I can't remember which. A wheel sensor will be a considerably cheaper to replace. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 23/02/2017 11:05:04 | ID: 139137

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Lorraine Weedall, Portugal

Ford Fiesta

Why can't I turn lights off, 1996 Fiesta, been idle for a while!

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Most probably a faulty switch. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 20/02/2017 14:39:22 | ID: 139060

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Tracey, Carmarthenshire

Ford Fusion

I'm having issues with my d/s rear lights the brake light won't come on despite changing the bulb but my sidelight are working does anyone have an idea...thx

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I had same problem,took to garage and somehow put bulb in wrong way steve from West Midlands

Submitted: 23/07/2016 13:29:41 | ID: 133754

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Mrs Swannack, South Yorkshire

Ford Fiesta

Passenger window has gone all the way down and won't go back up it's electric drivers side works fine

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it is either the window switch or a fuse . easy enough to replace . will cost more from fords or look for one on amazon . Darryl from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 02/01/2017 11:15:19 | ID: 137727

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Cameron, Tyne and Wear

Ford C-Max

My poodle lights won't go out

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I would suggest that you take your poodle to the vet. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 09/02/2017 17:42:47 | ID: 138836

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gavin, Norfolk

Ford Transit

my tipper went up a short way then stopped suddenly and will not go up or down

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If the tipper rose on its own then it sounds like the valve which controls the ram is faulty and has now stuck so the ram won't come back down. Warning: if you are going to disconnect the ram or any of the hydraulic control system make sure that the body is supported with strong timbers. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 08/02/2017 19:15:51 | ID: 138805

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Tracy, Kent

Ford Transit

My van drives nice until you come to a hill and you put your foot down a bit cuts out haveit cut out have to start it up again

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Check temp when it happens if it's up it's a new water pump had the same problem Don from Lancashire

Submitted: 24/01/2017 11:27:17 | ID: 138370

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Anthony, Merseyside

Ford Kuga

I have a Ford Kuga titanium sport x sun roof won't close goes so far then starts to reverse been back to dealer three times first time they changed module worked ok for a couple of weeks took in again couldn't find anything wrong took it back for third three weeks ago dealer saying new software update available still heard nothing after three weeks what should i do.

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I have the same problem. It's an intermittent electrical fault that also effects my boot as sometimes that won't close. It now also effects my internal electrics as the Sat Nav, Radio and display system froze. It then came up saying System Maintenance after about 30 minutes. Ford have had it 5 times now and told me they don't know what to do. I am currently going through complaints ass the car is only 7 months old now F Williams from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 10/08/2016 11:12:01 | ID: 134254

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Tam Muir , Fife

Ford Kuga

Hi,when in a field front wheels spin but rear wheels don't engage. Drives fine otherwise

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Do you have a two wheel drive version of the Kuga and not a four wheel drive? A fault with a four wheel drive system will usually bring on a warning light. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Definitely 4 wheel drive no faults Tam Muir from Fife

If your Kuga has the terrain management system you should use the round selector on the centre console to select snow / gravel / grass mode. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 04/02/2017 14:47:10 | ID: 138677

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gary park, Lancashire

Ford Fiesta

my hazard warning lights keep flashing even when the car is off the only way to turn them off is to disconnect the battery so it wont drain. ive tried taking out the fuse but the same still happens even without the fuse in. please help what could it be?

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hazard warning lights flashing when parked ford fiesta 1.6 draing battery EDDIE DREW from South Africa

Submitted: 18/02/2015 11:41:17 | ID: 111777

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derek Cheetham, Northumberland

Ford Kuga

remote control will not lock car even though you can hear it and indicator lights flash ive changed batteries , just bought car 2 dAYS AGO

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JOB DONE!!! derek Cheetham from Northumberland

Hi Derek, How did you rectify the problem, i have same fault. Lee lee from Stoke-on-Trent

Submitted: 22/01/2017 17:28:31 | ID: 138323

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Tony Crome, Devon

Ford Mondeo

When I indicate right , a beeping alarm sounds , in time with the indicator . Indicating left is fine . Checked bulbs , they are flashing . When I have dipped headlights it doesn't happen .

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Is your car fitted with a towbar & electrics? If so it might have an indicator warning buzzer fitted which could be faulty if it's operating when a trailer isn't plugged in. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 03/02/2017 14:52:34 | ID: 138641

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David Curran, Ireland

Ford Transit Connect 2006

My Ford Transit Connect`s dash stays illuminated even when the keys are out and the lights are off. I have been told this is common or even meant to happen. It does not go out at all but stays on all of the time. Any ideas?

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Did you sort the light illumination fault? I`m after ideas Gary Foster from England

No joy on it still staying lit up David Curran from Ireland

I'm having the same problem can anyone help????? gary confrey from Scottish Borders

Drivers side footwell there is a plastic panel to the right hand side, remove the panel there is an electrical connector behind that panel which is bolted to the piller with a 10mm bolt. Undo the bolt pull the connector apart you will find water has got in there. Dan shroll from Monmouthshire

Submitted: 30/10/2012 10:42:15 | ID: 89140

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Siseko, South Africa

Ford Focus

My ford focus st170 manual 2l duratec. Has been giving me problems with the walsh plug eas leaking water and the thermostat was not giving me hot warm air. So i fixed it temporay with a radiator cement to stop the leak and it did but my temperature was not stable. I drove the car checking my temp and water. Its over heated for a few seconds then the water from the water bottle was finished. Then the car lost power and not starting anymore, just making a craking sound with out starting. Please help me o what can i do to fix it.

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I was also thing of buying a new walsh plug and the thermostat to see if the car will start . It ok to do that? Siseko from South Africa

Submitted: 02/02/2017 22:09:56 | ID: 138626

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Kitchen, Warwickshire

Ford Galaxy

Will my galaxy still run without an alternater

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Yes but the battery won't charge. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 02/02/2017 14:41:29 | ID: 138612

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Kitchen, Warwickshire

Ford Galaxy

Will my car go without the fan belt

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For a short while, then the engine will overheat and cause expensive damage. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 02/02/2017 14:39:08 | ID: 138611

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Kitchen, Warwickshire

Ford Galaxy

Will the engin run if fan belt has snaped

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For a short while, then the engine will overheat and cause expensive damage. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 02/02/2017 14:35:40 | ID: 138610

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e mcconnell, Tyne and Wear

Ford Focus C-Max

car battery appears to be flat as nothing electric works.take of battery lead then reconnect after few seconds then every thing works and car starts okay .any ideas for cause. thanks

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Just a stab in the dark here but the procedure you take to get your car to work is what is often done to reboot the ECU. It might be worth getting the ECU checked. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 30/01/2017 16:07:23 | ID: 138540

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Ruby, England

Ford Kuga

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

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

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

Same problem here anyone found a solution Ben from Essex

My wing mirror lights on my ford Kuga won't go off... Any advice please ..? Sally from Essex

Exact same issuethis morning! Did you find no a solution ? Michelle from Rhondda Cynon Taf

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

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Chris, South Yorkshire

Ford Transit

Hi I have a 07 mk7 transit, it struggled to turn over in a morning very slow but never failed then would start ok all day. I changed the battery but no change, a friend told me it may be a lazy starter motor so I have put a new starter motor on and it turns over great but won't start now? Can any one help thanks

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Hi i have the same thing on my ford transit if I find out i will let you know. I think it might be the duel mass flywheel ? Andy from Somerset

Submitted: 04/10/2014 15:57:31 | ID: 104055

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Zahid, Essex

Ford Galaxy

My car was running smoothly I parked it side of the road to drop passenger. After that I reverse it but its reverse gear was not working and its front gear didn't change automatically. Amber engine light was on in dash board and i light shows in the dashboard message comes up Stop Lamps blub fault. Another message shows Transmission Limited Function. While i checked sop blubs are ok. My car Frod Galaxy Zetec TDCI Auto Diesel year 2012 number plate 62 please any one help me what's the problem with a car Thanks

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You need to get your vehicle scanned for digital trouble codes (DTC). AN example would be U0416-68 which breaks down as follows: U0416 = Invalid Data Received From Vehicle Dynamics Control Module. 68 = DTC Failure Subtype definition for failure category “6”. 68 = DTC Failure. Subtype definition for failure category "6". Event information: This subtype is used by the control module to indicate the detection of a system event that was not caused by the control module itself but forces the control module to store DTC from another system or control module. Bottom line is that you could have a faulty ABS sensor and/or a faulty brake light switch. There may also be other DTC's present. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 27/01/2017 14:27:25 | ID: 138433

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Alan Pritchard, Cheshire

Ford Mondeo Estate 2009

Hi. When driving my Ford Mondeo Estate the temp needle is on normal and then suddenly it shoots up to hot for a few miles and then back to normal. There is no loss of coolant and the car runs okay when this happens. What could be causing this?

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i had the same thing happen, there are two plastic pieces that break off on the thermostat I don't know where they went but I put a new thermostat in and the temperature gauge works fine dickie from Devon

Submitted: 10/12/2013 16:19:39 | ID: 59075

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Andrew, Hampshire

Ford Transit

Hi , my 06 t350 has a problem with the headlights , only full beam works but bulbs are fine so are the engine compartment relays and fuses there also appears to be no fault with the paddle or rotary switch . It maybe coincidental , but the reversing lights have also failed , could this be a bad earth , if so , where are the likely places to find them or do you have any other suggestions , Thank you in advance Andrew

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dipped beam relay gone at back of glovebox £4.00 from motor factors £30.00 from ford simon bounds from Herefordshire

Submitted: 20/01/2017 08:23:44 | ID: 138259

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Rose, United States of America

Ford Focus

car keeps stalling. had 2 diagnostics done with no issues. advised to change gas- did but car keeps stalling

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When does it stall? When ticking over? When driving along? When pulling away from standstill? Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 15/01/2017 20:08:28 | ID: 138115

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Carol Smith, Merseyside

Ford Fiesta

Water leak above rear wheel arch in boot. Not related to window seal or washer bottle. Please advise

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Hi I had a car once I believe it was a dodge.I had a water leak for a few yrs. The back seat floor would get wet then my right side seat would also get wet .I must have taken it in 30 times no one could figure it out . One day I took it in and a customer ask me if my spare tire cavity was wet I had never checked it but he was right it was full of water. We found the leak the seal on the taillight had separated so every wash ,rain it would leak. lee from Canada

Submitted: 28/04/2016 17:37:13 | ID: 130928

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rachel m gemmell, Cambridgeshire

Ford Ka

how do i switch on the front fog lights

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there is a button on the dashboard or download the manual for your model! Emma from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 30/12/2016 19:28:24 | ID: 137690

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Helen, Kent

Ford Ka

Hi, I have a Y reg KA that clicks when i try to turn it over, i have replaced the starter motor, the alternator, and the battery and its still just clicking. It does jump start but when its turned off and try to start it again it just goes back to the clicking Help what can it be Kind regards Helen

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Hi I have a left hand drive ford kA can I release the boot lock, from inside or do I always have to use the key the car is 1998 cheers Jim waters from Cheshire

I have a 1998 left hand drive ford kA can I open the boot from inside the car, as at the moment I have to get out and open it with the key cheers Jim waters from Cheshire

Submitted: 14/06/2014 15:24:34 | ID: 97670

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samuel, Barbados

Ford Ranger

Hi, Is it necessary to re torque the cylinder head of the 2007 Ford Ranger Thunder after a new head has been installed? If the answer is yes, what are the torque settings? Thanks.

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Which engine do you have? You should use new cylinder head bolts. The 3 litre engine for example had Torque to Yield bolts which are tightened in stages and do not require re-tightening. Stage 1 you tighten the bolts to 25 lb/ft Stage 2 tighten them to 53 lb/ft Stage 3 tighten them an additional 90 degrees and finally Stage 4 tighten them an additional 90 degrees. This puts the bolts in the correct elastic strain range, any tighter will put them into the plastic stage where they will suffer elongation and lose clamping force. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 23/12/2016 23:06:02 | ID: 137561

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tony croft, Essex

Ford Ka

My temperature light on my ka keeps coming on. When I first start the car it will run for a while and the temp light comes on after about 10 miles when running at 50 mph, if I slow down to 30 after a while the temp light goes out I then increase to 40/50 and after a while it comes back on I slow down it goes out etc etc. Car starts perfectly, there is no coolant leak from the vehicle, the radiator gets hot and the rad fan pulls in, the heater in the car is working very well (hot) and it does not heat up to the point of steaming. so appears to be running normally except for this fault. Can someone throw some light on this fault for me. Thanks in advance

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The ecu controls everything in this car, making fault finding tricky. Start by checking the coolant temperature sender. Next check the fan relay, which can fail in a number of ways. The only other thing I can think of is to check you don't have an airlock at the top of the coolant system, which under certain circumstances can leave the coolant sensor in steam, rather than water. Hope this helps? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 21/12/2016 10:02:39 | ID: 137505

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Corinne Laghaney, West Yorkshire

Ford Ka

I have just started to notice what sounds like something knocking it sounds like it's in my boot it's not continual or on specific roads or speeds what can it be please

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Check boot first for loose tools etc. Then check exhaust hangers, rear dampers, suspension mounts, wheel nuts, wheel bearings. Also bear in mind that failed drop links at the front can sometimes make a knocking that sounds like it comes from the rear! Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 21/09/2016 10:05:55 | ID: 135337

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Kerry Humphreys, Nottinghamshire

Ford Ka

I have a 55 plate ka. Just recently when I turn the inside fan on using the centre console my fog lights indicator on my dash comes on and the fan isn't working. Any ideas

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I believe that the fog light switch is integrated in the the heater controls on the same pcb. Changing the heater control panel should fix this. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 08/11/2016 11:45:59 | ID: 136553

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Chris kir, Greater Manchester

Ford Ka

Recently bought a ka and after about a week the engine light came on had it checked and had a leak from the thermostat housing and got it changed. Now the light stays on very dim when the car is unlocked and started and stays on dim when running. also when i put the front fog lights on the frost light comes on too? Which i didnt notice before. Any ideas as i had the AA out and said all seems good on the computer and so did the garage after fitting the thermostat housing. Could the leak from the housing caused a problem with the electrics?

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This is a classic earth fault, commonly seen when tail lights flash when indicating. Return current is finding it's way back through other routes. Check the various electrical earth points for corrosion, and then check the inline harness connectors, as these can sometimes corrode. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 09/12/2016 00:10:37 | ID: 137259

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Melanie, Lincolnshire

Ford Ka

Hello, very strange thing happened this evening, daughter was demisting the windows so turned up the heater to max and the instrument panel ights went out, all indicator lights are working just cannot see the dials, the lights on warning alarm works as does the left handside side lamp so know it isn't the fuse, we have just recently changed the stero, but the panel light was working when she first started the car.

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The dials are illuminated by just one bulb mounted in the top of the pod. It's entirely possible that it failed at the exact moment the heater switch was used, through co-incidence and not as a result of anything else. You can change these bulbs for LED's if you want to customise the colour of the dials! Hope this helps? Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 13/12/2016 22:40:53 | ID: 137363

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Talha, England

Ford Galaxy 2005

Hi, I have a problem with my Ford Galaxy where my heater control panel seems to have stopped working. Apart from the fan control on the control panel nothing seems to work, I can’t get my ac on nor the rear heater switch to work and I can’t change the heat setiing either. The lights on the panel do not light up either. Funnily somehow the analogue clock is also connected as this has stopped working at the same time as the heating controls did. This fault at first was intermittent and you would see the lights flashing and also the rear heater if on would intermittently switch on and off, but now the fault has become permanent. Any help will be much appreciated. Any ideas? Regards. (1.9 tdi 115bhp)

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I would suggest that a connector has become loose behind the panel John Greenslade from Powys

Connectors are all ok panel is ok too checked it in another car Talha from England

I've got exactly same problem with my galaxy. Hope someone will help. Miro from South Yorkshire

I've got exactly same problem with my galaxy. Hope someone will help. Miro from South Yorkshire

jeg har nøjagtig samme problem med min galaxy håber nogen vil hjælpe. miro HICHEM HAFAIDH from Stoke-on-Trent

Submitted: 07/06/2013 14:19:15 | ID: 58323

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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

Check idle valve first, then all other electrical connections on the various sensors. I had this with a KA where the water temp sensor connection was intermittent. Paul from Cambridgeshire

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

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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

I can explain second noise only. When the engine stops, the exhaust system will rapidly cool, contracting in the process, and depending on the various joints in the system, will make 'tink' noises, rapidly at first, but slowing till they stop. Perfectly normal, but a strong burning smell needs to be checked out! Paul from Cambridgeshire

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

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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

Radio code should be in the handbook or with the documents you got with the car. If you can't find it, try eBay for a radio code - you'll need the serial number, normally on a label attached to the rear of the set. Paul from Cambridgeshire

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

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Rits, Hampshire

Ford Ka

My car has hot heat coming from the heater vents even when heater is off there are no warning lights on in car

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Heater control valve has failed - very common fault. Replace with the Ford part, as the pattern parts are next to useless. Paul from Cambridgeshire

Submitted: 20/12/2016 12:49:42 | ID: 137480

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Paul Caulfield, England

Ford Transit Tipper 2006

I have a mk 6 Ford Transit Tipper and the Tipper control unit on top of the dash has no power getting to it, so it will not turn on. I have checked the fuse under the driver`s seat and that`s okay, so how do I find the other fuses. Under the tipper is a plastic box, has that got fuses in it? Can someone help please? It was fine last week and I`ve not touched a thing.

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Hi did you manage to get your Tipper to work as I'm having similar issues with mine? Everything was fine, it`s a 57 plate. I have no power at the switches and can't find a fuse. I have been looking and it's nearly a week and it's doing my head in. I`ve checked all of the wires behind the switch and all seem fine, the buzzer was working when I switched it on but now nothing! Thanks Darren from Essex

hi there is 2 fuses in the white box underneath the bed that has the live feed for the tipping control box in the front of the truck the easiest way is to go underneath the bed and bridge the main feed to hydraulic pump across the solenoid to the other large post this will cause the bed to raise then prop the body and get at the fuses also make sure the isolation switch is on and test all the wires for live . lee from West Sussex

Submitted: 24/03/2014 16:02:11 | ID: 62141

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