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Hi my wife has a 51plate 2.0 focus ghia a couple of days ago the engine management light came on since this has happened the computer will only show the temperatureall the other features have disappeared the car has not been affected in any other way I'm hoping that someone may be of some help, thanks in advance
Submitted: 05/02/2017 10:58:16 | ID: 138694
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.
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
I have water that drips into the rear offside of car and onto the tonnea cover of my estate. The drip comes through slots in the 'D' panel trim. This happens when the car is parked facing downhill and leaning slightly to the offside,especially after a frost or heavy rain. I have taken the 'C and D' trim panels off to investigate , thinking it may be the rear washer pipe connector but that was perfectly sound and secure. On measureing the distance from tailgate to drip point it lines up roughly where the roof rail and its pad are fitted to roof. I suspect it is possible that the rail is nit bolted tight enough to the roof but I cannot feel or see any fixings unless I move the head lining. I have a Haynes manual which tells you how to remove the trim panels but nothing about the rails and to go to a dealer regarding head lining removal.
Submitted: 31/01/2017 14:48:29 | ID: 138572
car keeps stalling. had 2 diagnostics done with no issues. advised to change gas- did but car keeps stalling
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
I have a 2013 ford focus 2.0 tcdi hatch back getting engine malfunction service now limits rpm when I accelerate white smoke comes out but if I drive normal nothing.
Submitted: 29/12/2016 17:52:50 | ID: 137672
Warning chime sounds but nothing lights up on the dashboard
Submitted: 23/11/2016 21:24:41 | ID: 136918
Hi my abs , traction control light keeps coming on and off lately during when it's on the power steering seems heavier also hill assist light on saying it's not working
Submitted: 18/11/2016 20:47:47 | ID: 136778
hello just a quick question on what to look for please, I flashed someone out this morning and now my main full beam will not turn back off, is there something I can look for myself/ please advise many thanks lee
Submitted: 17/11/2016 08:26:03 | ID: 136751
Glow plug lamp flashes, difficult start in morning,, and some smoke (white). I try to replace the injectors and is the same problem, engine have a bad function. max rev is 3000rpm. please help me. Computer says that cilnder 2 is knock but no solution ..
Submitted: 14/11/2016 13:17:56 | ID: 136687
please help..my ford focus 2007 1.8 style diesel the clutch pedal it is rite at top but still drives ok ..any one no why ..is the clutch going or it can be adjust ....thanks
Submitted: 25/09/2016 11:40:32 | ID: 135444
I have a 2011 focus sport when pulling a way from stand still with the engine under load the malfunction triangle come up and the car goes into limp mode. This some times happens if I am driving and try to increase speed. The engine some times try's to miss a beat any help
Submitted: 25/09/2016 11:21:58 | ID: 135443
Hi I was Driving my 57 plate focus and electrics just cut out windows went down wipers started drives fine but no electrics at all engine starts fine but wen tried new fuses they immediately blew
Submitted: 16/09/2016 20:30:56 | ID: 135218
my husband changed a fuse and the car wont turn over now
Submitted: 03/09/2016 22:00:26 | ID: 134890
Hi, I can't work out what the 'auto' button on the lights does? Thanks
Submitted: 20/08/2016 14:43:40 | ID: 134507
I have bought second hand locks from dismant lers with a swob key with ecu unit and alarm unit also electronic ring for key to work do I need to change everything as changed drvers door boot and angnitin but wouldn't start so had to put old ones back
Submitted: 13/08/2016 20:45:40 | ID: 134341
My bonnet is very hot after a short journey and if it is raining steam comes off the bonnet. The temperature gauge stays in the same place (about half way), so doesn't seem to show overheating. The fan kicks in when it gets hot
Submitted: 03/08/2016 16:26:33 | ID: 134089
My car is starting bt its not moving at all its like no power its ben almost 2month they trying to fix it but can't get iit right ...plz tell me what can be the problem or what do I do how can I fix this car
Submitted: 15/07/2016 22:31:51 | ID: 133562
My stop/start light comes on and will not go off until engine is switched off, I also lose power and car will not go over 2000 revs, it's happening after about 20/25 minutes of my journey.
It's brob your filter I had this they done the filter for me now it's ok I lost power on the moter way and thay at to tow it back to fords Ron from Derbyshire
Submitted: 04/07/2016 13:10:53 | ID: 133233
My 2006 focus lx was really quiet when first got it last month (second hand)but has suddenly gone loud rough sounding??what could it be I have had timming belt changed??thankyou
Submitted: 23/06/2016 16:48:28 | ID: 132923
Hi. My Ford Focus ghia broke down a week ago, someone came out but couldn't see why it had broken down, once it was recovered home all the fuses were checked. One 30amp fuse had blown n its was replaced but still no starting. A computer for all cars was plugged in and just said "no communication" to anything. At the time it broke down on the small computer screen near the speedo it said "engine system error" and " steering assist failure". We have no idea where to go from here to find what is wrong with it.
Submitted: 17/06/2016 07:21:53 | ID: 132740
Hello my ford focus is ten years old was working and running fine but last few months it's just been sat on a sorn just started driving it again and it has hard breaks bit stiff worn the same stop no problem but I do have to use a bit more force rather then a light touch and also a noise not sure if it's to do with break pads or engine could it just be because it's been sat awhile and maybe just needs to be driven a bit or could it be a serious problem and cost a small fortune to fix? Anyone had this problem or know what this could be so I can order the parts?
Submitted: 15/06/2016 20:02:55 | ID: 132707
Hello just wondering what's the best engine oil to use on a ford focus ghia 2002 engine size 1988cc 2.0.
Submitted: 13/06/2016 13:34:06 | ID: 132611
With the weather being so hot in the past few days i've been using the air conditioning. when finished work i found a lot of water under the car not sure if its the air conditioning or not. I would be great full if you could let me know if it is and how much water can you get from it as it was a good puddle of water with thanks.
Michael, you will get a pool of water under the car when using aircon.. it is condensate that the aircon system filters out and drops it under the car... can be a fair bit too sometimes depending on weather condition outside your air-conned car.., how long you were driving the car, how efficient the aircon is... R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 09/06/2016 13:46:36 | ID: 132491
My orange warning light has been on constantly for about 5 days. I topped up my engine oil as I thought it was that, but the light continues to be on. I have checked the oil cap and water coolant cap is on properly.
Diane.. if engine oil was low there would be a RED light on. An orange light is generally one that advises or warns you that something is not quite right and to have it checked out. It will almost certainly be an orange light with a symbol.. describe what the symbol looks like then check it out in the handbook.. if you have no handbook do a google search for a likeness R Evans from Caerphilly
Don’t get “ripped off”….In June 2015 the engine warning light of my Ford Focus 1.6 illuminated. As there were no apparent “serious “ problems I extinguished this Several times over the next month by the battery disconnection method. Also during this period it was necessary to top up the Cooling Liquid around every 500 miles or so. There were no obvious signs for this. I then took the Car to the “Expert Mechanics” a Main Ford Dealer/Agent (P***YS) who charged for a Test/Analysis using “Hi Tech” Test Equipments. I received a written Invoice/Report on their Letterhead with confirmation of the verbal explanation that my car was “beyond economical repair” – it was “a write off”. I immediately took the Car to a small local Garage and discussed the situation. They connected a Laptop to the test socket for free and gave a quick look over and listened. The outcome was that one cylinder was sometimes not firing and also that there could possibly be a small gasket leak. I carried out their suggestion to purchase/use a small bottle of RADWELD and fit a new set of Spark Plugs. The car has since done over 13000 miles with no problems at all or with either Engine Warning Light or Cooling Water. BillR Bucks… Bill Ridden from Buckinghamshire
Submitted: 17/05/2016 19:30:46 | ID: 131625
When I start the car the bleep starts and continues to go crazy for about 2 miles when it stops - only to start again next time I go out It is driving me crazy
Submitted: 06/05/2016 17:34:40 | ID: 131221
my engine suddenly dies. The engine warning light comes on . I leave the car for ten minutes and it starts again. then it happens again and the car comes to a standstill.
Submitted: 24/04/2016 10:28:25 | ID: 130754
ford galaxy ghia 2009 instrument panel switches off, rev meter goes to zero, so does the mileometer also, engine temp and fuel gauge, all at zero. The central console lights have gone out but the radio still plays, the heaters work, but I can't see any display for the heating A/C etc.
Submitted: 09/04/2016 07:05:18 | ID: 130135
my ford focus had a complete electrical blackout nothing worked car wouldnt stsrt i got some jump leads put on and it started up to now all seems to be working fine any ideas as to the problem
Submitted: 30/03/2016 15:47:39 | ID: 129685
Would a 60 plate interior fit straight into my 55 plate they are both 5 door thanks
Submitted: 28/03/2016 19:07:32 | ID: 129588
My fan only works on 4 and the front demister isnt working , any ideas why ?
The fan issue sounds like the fan speed regulator or rheostat may be faulty or loose/poor connection to it. The demister issue may be a fuse or may be connected to the rheostat issue R Evans from Caerphilly
get your cabin filter checked martin from Essex
Submitted: 12/03/2016 18:38:23 | ID: 128907
My fan is only working on 4 and the front windscreen demister isnt working . Any ideas of the cause ?
You need a new fan resistor. Behind the glove box. You can find it on ebay for around 6£ Mishu from West Midlands
Submitted: 12/03/2016 18:36:40 | ID: 128906
Luggage compartment unlocks and unlocks by itself even when driving. Sensor keeps beeping.
Submitted: 11/03/2016 09:40:49 | ID: 128845
My 1.6 tdci focus 2011 has started to whine when idle and at low revs, anybody any ideas whether this is a common problem and what it could possibly be?
Submitted: 06/03/2016 20:20:11 | ID: 128647
Hi I have a problem with my 2005 plate Ford Focus in that when it's been raining overnight, I get the Limited Speed Mode and Engine Management light come on. 9 times out of 10, if I let it run for two minutes till it's warmed up, then restart it the issue goes away. The fault codes, 4 in total, indicated the throttle assembly needed replacing, so I had this done as well as new spark plugs and ignition leads, but I still have the same issues. I have no other issues with the car and runs well. I just can't understand what's causing this and why only when it's raining. Can anyone help?
Submitted: 04/03/2016 07:56:47 | ID: 128502
My hazard warning lights won't turn off and alarm keeps going off. Can't even drive car now as four way lights won't turn off.Tryed to disconnect battery and still didn't work. Any ideas? Would be very very grateful.
Submitted: 22/02/2016 16:56:26 | ID: 128016
I have a focus ST170 2003 had a flat battery so used a power pack to start it.Since then hazard lights won't turn off and the alarm goes off randomly. Tryed to disconnect the battery but it lights still go off. Had mechanic out and even he had no idea.I can't drive it as can't use indicators as four way lights won't go out. Please please help.
Submitted: 22/02/2016 16:45:40 | ID: 128015
I bought this car six months ago and the emmisio. Light is after the engine has started
Submitted: 21/02/2016 12:10:34 | ID: 127954
Why is my emmisio. Light on?
Submitted: 21/02/2016 12:01:11 | ID: 127952
Why is my emmisio light on
Submitted: 21/02/2016 11:59:12 | ID: 127951
Battery light keeps coming on after travelling about 100 yards and then stays on
Submitted: 20/02/2016 12:17:28 | ID: 127891
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