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the car display is saying transmission malfunction
Submitted: 22/03/2017 11:08:03 | ID: 140072
THE BACK DOORS OF MY GALAXY REFUSE TO OPEN PLEASE KINDLY ASSIST ME ON WHAT TO DO THANKS john from Nigeria.
Submitted: 21/03/2017 08:18:04 | ID: 140042
I have a Ford Galaxy 1900 TDI The clutch engages the gear but once it's in gear there is no drive
The Galaxy is prone to driveshaft CV (Constant Velocity) joint problems. If one has failed you will experience what you have described. Mick from Portugal
Submitted: 27/02/2017 18:25:46 | ID: 139266
Thanks mike for last post, but flippin car grrr, firstly the abs light comes on intermittently... could this be the abs sensor on the wheel... and now... its a auto sometimes, it jolts into gear when its going up n down the selectors, do I need transmission oil as it doesn't always do it? or something else pls pls advise
Impossible to say re the ABS without a 'hands on' examination. Re the jolt when engaging gear, if you don't know when the ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid) was last changed drain it from the gearbox and replenish with new to see if that cures the problem, if it doesn't then it may be the torque converter failing. Mick from Portugal
Thanks for advice again , Mick from Portugal... Sick of being ripped off at garages , last question ... Temp gauge on dash is intermittent .. heater blower works fan kicks in as it should , would it be a sensor again somewhere ? Clare Hansford from Shropshire
Yes it could be the temperature sensor if it is the radiator cooling fan will also be intermittent as it takes its information from the same sensor. Neither will have any bearing on the heater fan operation. Another possibility is the printed circuit board for the instrument cluster since they stopped using lead in solder the solder is prone to drying out and loosing connection, Vauxhalls are particularly prone to problems with the instrument cluster because of it. The next time you lose the temperature gauge when the engine is hot, stop and open the bonnet, if the cooling fan is running then the most likely cause is the circuit board. Mick from Portugal
Submitted: 27/02/2017 11:36:12 | ID: 139237
I found the windows of my car open this morning. Entered in pressed the clutch and the car started. Without putting the key in to the ignition. How is that possible? Someone who wants to steal the car doesn't need the key . Just brake in press the clutch and drive away. Can someone explain this please???
Submitted: 25/02/2017 19:49:53 | ID: 139195
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
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
hi Mick I'm thinking its the wheel sensor as it doesn't do it all the time.. also now it sometimes( again not always) jolts when selecting the gears 1/2/3 up and down ?? does it near gear box fluid as it doesn't do it all the time or something else Clare Hansford from Shropshire
Submitted: 23/02/2017 11:05:04 | ID: 139137
l have a Ford Galaxy 1999 Model which is having a problem, the bendix is remaining on the ring gear producing a sound when starting the car, resulting in the bendix grinding the teeth of the ring gear, what could be the problem on the car?
Submitted: 04/02/2017 18:54:03 | ID: 138683
Please help I have a Ford galaxy petrol 1999, 2.3. The problem is shifting gears. It cannot move to 1 and 2. I. Have tried to move on 3 and four but now stark. Can it be transmission fluid being low or empty? Where could l locate the fluid can position on that engine or the problem could be within the gear box. Thank You. Emmanuel
Submitted: 04/02/2017 14:45:14 | ID: 138676
Will my galaxy still run without an alternater
Yes but the battery won't charge. Mick from Portugal
Submitted: 02/02/2017 14:41:29 | ID: 138612
Will my car go without the fan belt
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
Will the engin run if fan belt has snaped
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
looking for the part of galaxy that holds the fuel filter , I've been told its the black plastic panel that sits behind the battery , I'm not sure if this is correct but need to find part or what name is as my fuel filter is currently being held by cable tie
Submitted: 28/01/2017 17:23:16 | ID: 138475
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
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
I have recently had a problem whereby I lost the function of my indicators, speedometer, climate control/heater, etc. The abs light is permanently illuminated and the parking brake warning light flashes. I checked the manual and found that these circuits were covered by fuse 3 (5amp) so I checked it out and the fuse had blown. I replaced the fuse and everything seemed to be functioning correctly until I drove approximately 3.5 miles/20 min in traffic and the fuse had blown again. I have checked for damp under the bonnet around the battery and some of the wires, also in the footwells and everything seems bone dry. the car drives absolutely fine with no problems other than no indicators or speedometer. Any help with this would be much appreciated.
Submitted: 04/01/2017 06:55:17 | ID: 137790
Hi galaxy starts running fine windows work lights work .But I have no display no rev counter spedo fuel gauge .Or back lights on the dash . Does anyone have any ideas ?.
Submitted: 02/01/2017 22:07:26 | ID: 137737
My Ford Galaxy !.9 TDI will not start when I tun on ignition not all dash lights come on , the fuel and temp gauge go from left to right and then resets in the case of the fuel gauge correctly but the water temp may read warm although engine was not running so should nor read any temp also when I turn head lights they all work apart from dash light it usually comes on later say 5 to 10 seconds I have now noticed a faint battery light indicating battery problem but its a new battery what could the problem be I have read possible relay but which one ?
Submitted: 01/01/2017 23:08:58 | ID: 137718
HI, I wonder if anyone can help please, I have a Galaxy 12 plate, the driver has called me today and said that the oil pressure light has come on, it had a oil change last week and all filters. My cars are high mileage(mostly airport work via motorways) but not driven fast (NOT over 70mph and same driver for the car) and all serviced when needed, Earlier this year I had a Galaxy 2lt 11 plate, have the same trouble, BUT the oil pump went at 80,000,, I had it replaced then at 150,000m the same thing happened. Accordinging to Ford man ....there was no known fault with oil pumps, now I have the same problem with a 12 plate 2.0lt Galaxy engine....that has done £85,000m I have heard a rumour from a source in Ford, that Ford have known about the faults with oil pumps for a while, does anyone else have any answers please...
Submitted: 22/12/2016 16:25:40 | ID: 137528
Hi my indicator and parking light keep switching them selling on while driving I've cleaned the contacts but still happens now the horn won't work I've checked fuse all seems ok and find it hard to believe that both horns would fail at the same time would these faults be connected and would it have anything to do with the clock spring
Submitted: 22/12/2016 09:48:26 | ID: 137522
hi i bought a galaxy i know absolutely nothing about cars drove it roughly 200 miles fine then next morning when to start it nothing just a click so bumped it and away it went again stopped after a while and the same thing again took it to local mechanic and he said a needed new starter motor loom and he temporary soldered it in the meantime fine for 1 day then sitting in morrisons whith car running message flashes up on dash saying engine malfunction so try to drive away and it hardly moved so switched it off for 5 min then it started again and away a went now when i start it engine management light stays on all the time and also it very sluggish when i go up hills any idea folks am lost
Submitted: 14/12/2016 09:09:04 | ID: 137373
I have three week old new ford Galaxy 66 number plate. Last Saturday the vehicle did not start twice and on third third time it starts but I could feel the steering bit heavy while driving home. Today I was driving and it stop while I was about to drive when the lights went green and could not start the engine I called rescue service but could not find anything when try to check fault finding with the laptop. Please help me what could be the problem if you have any idea if you have come across similar situation. Thank you Prav
Submitted: 13/12/2016 20:30:32 | ID: 137361
my front heated screen has stopped working and the alternator light is on all the time. ive checked all fuses etc, all seem ok, everything else works the alt light came on when the front screen heater packed up. this is a 1998 galaxy 2.3.
Submitted: 12/12/2016 14:27:03 | ID: 137339
My 2009 20 Tdci ford galaxy fan belt has come off what damage can be done
Submitted: 06/12/2016 18:48:50 | ID: 137209
Hi I have a ford galaxy 20 tdi 2011 and a yellow I has lit up on the dashboard and when I select drive or reverse nothing happens it's a power shift crap gearbox Ive had a mecanic to reset the light but comes back on can anybody help please
Submitted: 24/11/2016 01:48:39 | ID: 136920
Hi in the morning when I start my car it starts but after two or three minutes I drive of speed does not pickup when the car is warmed up the temperature go to the middle then speed pick up so please help me up with this problem thanks
Submitted: 27/10/2016 09:56:15 | ID: 136280
My son's Galaxy is losing water and there are no tell tale signs of a leak i.e. water in the engine compartment or under the car. The needle on the temperature gauge is very near or on the red. He had some work done on the car recently which involved the coolant system which involved fitting a new Housing and Sensor. He is having to top up the system by adding 2/3 litres of water on a daily basis and most of his journeys are short journeys. Any ideas please? Could it be a faulty thermostat?
Submitted: 03/10/2016 16:11:19 | ID: 135681
Help indicators not workin neither is the hazard switch!!
Submitted: 28/09/2016 19:30:54 | ID: 135554
hi my battery and alternator warnings keep coming up all the time even though l have new battery, fuse box and alternator l have had a diagnostic done its saying there is no fault this is driving me mad can any body help thanks
Submitted: 21/09/2016 14:50:22 | ID: 135346
my battery light and my alternator warning comes on nearly all the time l have new battery alternator and fuse box
Submitted: 16/09/2016 10:12:37 | ID: 135204
I own a Galaxy mk3 (2006 -2010 model) I have some problems with left indicator lights. If i turn the left indicator or press the hazard button the side indicator on the left not working except the light in the wing mirror. The clicking noise and left green arrow in the dashboard are working at fast rate like when you have a bulb gone. Checked all fuses and bulbs and all of them are good. I think the indicator stalk faulty is ruled out as the symptoms are the same when I press the hazard button. The left hand side relay if there is any also ruled out due to mirror light working blinking rapidly but at least working. I am completely stumped, any ideas please? Thank you!
Submitted: 02/09/2016 18:47:03 | ID: 134859
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
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
hi my 2002 1.9 tdi is using a lot of oil and is blowing a lot of white/blue smoke occasionally when driving the smoke stops for a few seconds but will always be there again a few seconds later. it was serviced 2 weeks ago iv been told could be the turbo bu thave had a look on google and seems like head gasket could be a high possibility as well? its 2002 and just about 118000 miles. serviced regularly.
Submitted: 13/08/2016 19:48:00 | ID: 134339
Wipers start then stick and stop could it be the motor packing up all so on the dash what is check status when lit
Submitted: 12/08/2016 10:29:12 | ID: 134304
Hi, we have a 56 plate Galaxy TDi, we have had a problem that the battery is draining for what we can find no reason, we had the car put on a computer that showed up that the Body Control Module was faulty, so we sent it off to BBA Reman who have found no fault with it. We have put the Module back on the car and now we have no life in the dashboard, the car starts but we have no dashboard lights and speedometer etc, does anyone have any suggestions we are desparately to sort this.
Submitted: 10/08/2016 18:11:54 | ID: 134263
Amber dot showing on front car diagram instrument panel.
Submitted: 10/08/2016 11:05:58 | ID: 134253
When in reverse, if I turn my steering wheel I get a funny noise. Does not happen turning whilst going forward or reverse in a straight line. Many thanks
Submitted: 11/07/2016 17:10:42 | ID: 133436
Hi all, I have a 2.0 ltr ghia manual everything works just how it should but the last two days i have noticed that when i turn the key to the off position to get out the hazard lights flash one,may be two. I have only had the car a couple of days and not sure what i may had done to start this. everything works fine tho. thanks steve
Submitted: 03/07/2016 01:49:23 | ID: 133207
I can only get third and fourth gears there is no neutral either Its a 51plate 2.3 petrol all the wires seem to be connected to the gear stick
Submitted: 20/06/2016 19:29:42 | ID: 132830
I have ford galaxy it run fun glow. Light flights on off engine run fune won't hit it
Pardon??? R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 08/06/2016 22:56:20 | ID: 132474
hi I have had injectors 1 . 2 . and 4 replaced and noel injector 2 keeps blowing . when I brought the car . I was told the EGR needs replacing . I had it checked and got told it was the sensors . I can't work out why the injector keeps blowing . can you help please
Submitted: 01/06/2016 09:52:14 | ID: 132210
How do I recharge my air on unit I can only find 1 point next to the radiator
Submitted: 29/05/2016 16:34:44 | ID: 132147
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