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Damian, Devon

Ford Galaxy

Hi I have s galaxy x reg automatic, the engine warning light has come on and I've notice it starts over revving when hits 35-40mph it doesn't seen to change into 4th gear, plus the engine is getting really hot can even feel the heat and burning whilst stood outside of car. I've look on a couple sites and some people say it could be down to low fluid? Any ideals or should I just get it into garage? Thanks Damian

Submitted: 25/05/2015 07:07:21 | ID: 116424

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Dave, Southampton

Ford Galaxy

Hi. I have a 2.0tdci galaxy 150k. It is noisey/clattery when pulling away with low revs. Fine through all gear changes when moving. No actual vibration. The clutch,dmf and starter motor have been replaced 10k miles ago. The car can stall sometimes quite easily (unlike other diesel s I've driven) Especially when cold. Apart from that it's a great car. Any ideas on the noise? Thank s

Submitted: 23/05/2015 08:45:55 | ID: 116377

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Yasir Khawaja, West Midlands

Ford Galaxy

My 59 Galaxy 2.0 Zetech just did its timing belt. Since then the rpm has been going to just over 1000 while normally it has to be round 800. Also sometimes rpm increase to more than that and then malfunction light comes on. I`ve been to my mechanic but he's got no idea. Has anyone had this issue, please help. Thanks

Submitted: 06/05/2015 15:57:35 | ID: 115639

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Richard, Kent

Ford Galaxy

Central locking is no longer working. Also I put the ignition key in and turn it, all dash lights come on as normal but the car does absolutely nothing, then it will not start! Have had it plugged into a code reader and no power is getting to the code reader? Any suggestions please?

Submitted: 04/05/2015 09:31:22 | ID: 115545

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Karl tovell, Suffolk

Ford Galaxy

Had really strange problem with our Ford galaxy. loaded up for holiday doing solid dual carriage way driving when gradually the front passenger and 2 of back seats started feeling really warm. To the point where it was uncomfortably hot, despite having air con on blowing out cool air. stopped vehicle and bonnet wasn't hot, temp gauge normal but metal.bottom. part of front passenger and back passenger seat behind extremely hot to touch. waited 15 min for everything to cool down and see off again (driving below 60mph)with fans off And the problem did not reoccur. very strange! any ideas what could have caused this?!

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If you have heated seats the relay could have stuck on and when you switched the car of it would switch the relay of. I would get it seen to asap as it could cause your car to fire. Hope it helps you. brian from North Yorkshire

Thank you for your answer. We don't have heated seats! its quite an old model. although that is what it felt like. although only 3 of the 5 seats were affected. its very peculiar. have been in a fairly new car which caught fire due to an electrical fault so feel quite concerned about the cause! Karl tovell from Suffolk

Hi Karl Just another thought have a look at the earth straps from engine to earth. I had many years ago not as series as yours on a old comer van it would not start on the key but if you put the starting handle in and swung it of it started first swing It was ear thing through the chock cable it was getting red hot. I AM SHOWING MY AGE NOW.I hope you get it sorted out asap. Does it only get hot on the seats and no were else it is strange. Any way hope you get it sorted I will ask around.Brian brian from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 28/04/2015 14:52:54 | ID: 115313

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Paul, Essex

Ford Galaxy

I have two questions. Firstly my auto box seems to be playing up, when I pull away it goes from first to second okay and stretches second then drops I believe into 4th and if I put my foot down it just jumps high and back into second! Also I've just noticed that the previous owner has removed the cat and put a bit of flexi pipe in its place, will this matter? Please someone, thanks, Paul

Submitted: 23/04/2015 14:21:47 | ID: 115102

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Stuart, Bournemouth

Ford Galaxy

Just wondered what oil i should be using? Thanks

Submitted: 18/04/2015 19:06:32 | ID: 114877

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Ron Jones, Cheshire

Ford Galaxy

Hi I bought the galaxy last and drove it home from mid Wales with no problems but when I got home I found that the service light was on next to the mileage. Not sure if that may have anything to do with the wipers not working and all the windows opening when I turn the ignition off. Best Wishes Ron Jones

Submitted: 07/04/2015 06:39:59 | ID: 114398

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Bolaji Peter, Nigeria

Ford Galaxy

I have a second-handed ford galaxy 2.0, 1998 moded. The hand brake light on the dashboard has remained switched-on permanently since I purchased the car. Every necessary thing has been checked, such as hand brake switch, brake pads and oil. Please,give me an idea of what else I should do. Peter

Submitted: 03/04/2015 16:45:31 | ID: 114270

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Jan, Greater London

Ford Galaxy

Hi, I have a ford galaxy zetec 2012 model its just done 32000 miles but the airbig sign is on i went to the electrician but he couldnt fix it . dose any one knows how to turn it off? thanks

Submitted: 26/03/2015 17:19:16 | ID: 113894

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Miss russell, Leicestershire

Ford Galaxy

Where does the water come from in my boot liner and underneath it was a big puddle?

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Hi, is your rear screen washer working? if not the pipe may have come off so when you`re washing your rear screen the water comes inside? steve h from Suffolk

Submitted: 22/03/2015 10:18:33 | ID: 113651

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Reece, Essex

Ford Galaxy

When I fill up fuel tank the fuel gauge works then it goes on to empty checked tank sender and it seems to be ok

Submitted: 21/03/2015 16:59:39 | ID: 113628

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mohheb, Luton

Ford Galaxy

i have ford galaxy 2. diesel 2008 when it be come hot it doesn't start if its cold easy starts if anyone could help me?

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Hi it will probably be your camshaft or crank sensor. steve h from Suffolk

Hi it will probably be your camshaft or crank sensor. steve h from Suffolk

Submitted: 10/03/2015 11:00:04 | ID: 113084

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Dave Elsender, Tyne and Wear

Ford Galaxy

My 2005 1.9 tdi has developed a problem with an audible warning sound that beeps just once approximately every three mins. It appears to be coming from the passenger side bulkhead but no visual warning is displayed. Any ideas?

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Hi. Could be the handbrake light/sensor switch, as you can make the car do this noise by pulling up the handbrake gently as you move along. steve h from Suffolk

Submitted: 05/03/2015 09:21:47 | ID: 112785

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sherri, Yorkshire

Ford Galaxy

I have a Ford Galaxy automatic 1.9tdi Y reg 2001. It keeps jumping out of all gears. I have cleaned the EGR valve but with no joy. I have had it on the computer which says intermittent contact, the gearbox is an S speed electric. Can anyone help please?

Submitted: 03/03/2015 10:22:58 | ID: 112655

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Adrian, Surrey

Ford Galaxy

When you turn the engine off the front electric windows open. All switches are good. Does anyone know why and how to fix as it`s only just started to happen?

Submitted: 01/03/2015 17:49:05 | ID: 112549

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sharleen, Lancashire

Ford Galaxy

hi i have a ford galaxy and i am tring to change the gear selector cables but struddling to access them please can any one give me any pointers how to get to the cables so far i have took bottom protection plate off wich was hasstle in it self thankyou hopefully some one can help me

Submitted: 28/02/2015 16:23:59 | ID: 112488

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fred smyth, Warwickshire

Ford Galaxy

What could be the cause why one of the doors and window on my Galaxy will not open with central looking?

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What could cause one of the doors on my Galaxy to not open with central locking? and also why does my diesel engine start and immediately turn off itself after 1 second? aweys from Leicestershire

What could cause one of the doors on my Galaxy to not open with central locking? and also why does my diesel engine start and immediately turn off itself after 1 second? aweys from Leicestershire

Submitted: 12/02/2015 15:12:12 | ID: 111376

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Ady, Lincolnshire

Ford Galaxy

Hi, my rear screen washer tube has gone brittle and needs replacing between the tank and the connection in the passenger foot well. Where do I feed it through between the engine and the dashboard? I can`t see any point in the bulkhead to feed it through. I hope someone can help? What should be an hour`s job is taking ages. Thanks

Submitted: 08/02/2015 18:26:04 | ID: 111144

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k.wheat, Nottinghamshire

Ford Galaxy

Where is the relay for the front wiper motor?

Submitted: 06/02/2015 12:29:00 | ID: 110993

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Brian, West Yorkshire

Ford Galaxy

Hello I have a ford galaxy 55 reg diesel automatic which as had this problem for a while now what it is.is it will start very well in all weather no matter how long you leave it. But when it's cold it will not change gears but if I leave it running for 5 minutes to warm up it will change gears fine can any one help thanks ...I have changed to oil in gearbox and still the same

Submitted: 05/02/2015 11:03:32 | ID: 110932

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Make, Northamptonshire

Ford Galaxy

My Galaxy has a solid brake pedal first drive of the morning, if you sit and wait the pedal comes back and works for the rest of the day. A bit worrying !!!

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Check the rear brake calipers as the slides can seize which will keep your brake on, I`m saying your rear as you will feel pulling to 1 side if it was 1 of your front calipers. When your brakes are sticking the pedal doesn't have to go far. tim spurling from Derbyshire

Check the rear brake calipers as the slides can seize which will keep your brake on, I`m saying your rear as you will feel pulling to 1 side if it was 1 of your front calipers. When your brakes are sticking the pedal doesn't have to go far.tim spurling from Derbyshire

Submitted: 02/02/2015 17:01:40 | ID: 110753

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ty, South Yorkshire

Ford Galaxy

My ford 1.8 tdci galaxy when accelerating under load judders quite badly. when I take my foot of it stops. Could it be the dual mass fly wheel, worn drive shaft or a miss firing glow plug? What's the most likely cause?

Submitted: 01/02/2015 21:48:17 | ID: 110693

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tony, Essex

Ford Galaxy

put a new oil sensor switch oil light stopped fla shing and bleeping a month a go now its come back on gets when gets warmed up comes on flashing and bleeping again but goes off and on could stay off for awhile then comes back could be crank shaft sensor as my son says

Submitted: 25/01/2015 11:56:50 | ID: 110257

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mohammed rashid, Bristol

Ford Galaxy

I had my car valted and after that i didnt start i started the car with jump leads. It started when i put my lights on it goes off and the engine judders and lots of white smoke comes out from exhaust but now it doesnt start and the immoblizer light is on and it doesnt turn anymore. Can i have some advice please thank you.

Submitted: 22/01/2015 19:55:51 | ID: 110130

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Alison, County Londonderry

Ford Galaxy

I've just bought this 2003 galaxy when I'm parking and have a tight cut on the wheel it makes a note like a vibrating/whining noise any ideas. I've asked my mechanic he said he's driven the car for a few weeks and not noticed anything. It's just had a new water pump put into it. Is it normal in the galaxy of is it a problem?

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Hi, could possibly be the belt tensioner (alternator), but more likely the alternator clutch pulley on the alternator. No need to change the whole alternator, pulleys about £50. Will need a special tool though. steve h from Suffolk

Submitted: 20/01/2015 19:06:45 | ID: 109968

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alan blackford, Essex

Ford Galaxy

I have a Ford Galaxy 23 auto with loss of power over 2000 revs. Fault finding diagnostic by RAC came up blank. Any ideas?

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I too have 2.3 auto drives ok but loss of power when towing 1300kg caravan on inclines. Checked compression 1 and 2 were 185, 3 was 150 and 4 was 100. Garage not sure of problem unless strip down. Mileage 75k. Took out warranty last year so am going to see if it is covered Steve from Suffolk

I too have 2.3 auto drives ok but loss of power when towing 1300kg caravan on inclines. Checked compression 1 and 2 were 185, 3 was 150 and 4 was 100. Garage not sure of problem unless strip down. Mileage 75k. Took out warranty last year so am going to see if it is covered Steve from Suffolk

Submitted: 20/01/2015 12:28:42 | ID: 109924

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morris, Essex

Ford Galaxy

Hard to change gears especially from 1st to 2nd especially when cold?

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No.it is an automatic alan blackford from Essex

I've similar problem only is going from 2nd to 3rd. But going from 4th to 3rd seems OK. I can't tell whether it's just when cold or the fact that I'm obsessing about it is making it whose. So hopefully we both get some answers Alison from County Londonderry

Submitted: 18/01/2015 13:52:13 | ID: 109781

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Alison, County Londonderry

Ford Galaxy

When I then ignition off and take key out the mileage is still visible. Even after I've locked the for it doesn't go out is this normal. Also when I turn the car steering wheel fully round to the left I hear a mild whining noise. I've only had the car a couple of days!!

Submitted: 16/01/2015 18:18:14 | ID: 109678

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steven emmett, Northamptonshire

Ford Galaxy

hi there i have a ford galaxy 2.3 my heater fuses have melted and broke i have got another fuse box but dose any one know how they are fitted or send me step by step o removing them

Submitted: 14/01/2015 01:05:41 | ID: 109504

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bernard F , City of Glasgow

Ford Galaxy

Hello, had i noise from side of m'y engine ,car was pawk. Engine was running, suddently i hear noise on side where fan belt is for couple second and layer on thé noise stop, now when i drive for minute and switcher on the heater interior car smell burning, but car still propely for almost week ,

Submitted: 12/01/2015 19:21:45 | ID: 109430

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maurice, Suffolk

Ford Galaxy

My gear box has suddenly got stuck in first gear then sat still for a little while and now seem to run OK would this be to the car being warm?

Submitted: 09/01/2015 16:52:49 | ID: 109224

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Allan Webster, Staffordshire

Ford Galaxy

How can I remove the brake light bulb as I am unable to find the nuts that retain the assembly

Submitted: 30/12/2014 11:43:55 | ID: 108625

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Paul, Lincolnshire

Ford Galaxy

I have just had the EGR sensor changed on my vehicle and now i have got a knocking/vibration that sounds like the exhaust is knocking and when i switch on the heater, exhaust fumes fill the car. These issues did not exists prior to the EGR replacement and the garage have stated it is nothing they have done. Any ideas what could be causing these issues?

Submitted: 19/12/2014 19:06:32 | ID: 108144

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roy, Buckinghamshire

Ford Galaxy

hi, I have a ford galaxy 2001 tdi, when you turn on all electrics and rev the engine up to 3000 revs the voltage drops down below 12v . I have checked the fuse box and connection, the alternator is new, i have done a continuity tests, thats ok. With the headlights on if you turn on the front heated screen the front lights go dim. can any one help? thanks.

Submitted: 09/12/2014 20:07:21 | ID: 107638

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Sam, Greater London

Ford Galaxy

Why does the phone charger not working and how to fix it

Submitted: 05/12/2014 20:51:13 | ID: 107439

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nseobong ita, Nigeria

Ford Galaxy

Why is the oil indicator light of my ford-galaxy flashing even while I am on idle and the oil level is full. Please how do I fix it.

Submitted: 03/12/2014 00:49:45 | ID: 107293

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lisa, Essex

Ford Galaxy

My Ford galaxy is showing engine malfunction what does this mean

Submitted: 27/11/2014 22:23:03 | ID: 107009

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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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Mr.islam, Northamptonshire

Ford Galaxy

Hi.I have ford galaxy year 2002.I bought this car this summer. After few month is OK.but when rain is come 1/2 hours my driving foot area full of water and carpet wet. I took garage they say change your windscreen.is leaking.than i changed it.but still wet driving foot area when rain come.pls help me sol e this problem.thanks.

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The answer lies in the pollen filters .The rain water runs onto the bulkhead trim , (this is held in with 3 screws) . and in through the openings for the pollen filters I never managed to fix it , but i thought of putting waterproof foam into the filter holes instead of the filters , to prevent it entering the vehicle . stephen from Greater Manchester

Hi Stephen.Thanks for answer but water is not coming from the front clutch side area. When it rains it is dry at the front. It`s coming in the driver`s door side area where all wires. Underneath it`s always wet on that side. It`s a Ford Galaxy 7 seater 2002. If you have any solution please help me. I already spent £100 but they could not find anything. Mr.islam from Northamptonshire

My husband had problems with the footwell being wet on the passenger side ford focus and it was the water hoses that carry the water from the front to the back windscreen water washer. It's worth checking.... Jjbayes from West Sussex

My husband had problems with the footwell being wet on the passenger side ford focus and it was the water hoses that carry the water from the front to the back windscreen water washer. It's worth checking.... Jjbayes from West Sussex

Submitted: 27/11/2014 00:50:39 | ID: 106963

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