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I am trying to change a dipped beam headlight bulb (nearside) on my Ford Galaxy. Having removed the rubber cap from the back of the lamp unit, there is no room to get the old bulb out. What should be a simple operation is turning into a nightmare. Any ideas? (1.8 TDI)
Submitted: 18/06/2013 09:32:01 | ID: 19705
Hi, I`m having this problem when driving my Ford Galaxy at above 40mph. The engine malfunction comes on with traction control light in amber and then the car goes into limp mode, but when I restart it it`s fine. I`ve had it plugged in and am getting fault p2263 turbo charger boost. Can anybody help please? (2.0 tdvi)
Submitted: 17/06/2013 15:36:37 | ID: 19681
Hello, I was coming back home earlier and my automatic Ford Galaxy 1.9 tdi decided to drop into fourth gear when I was doing 70mph on the A120. The bar that tells you which gear you are using was higlighted red with black letters when it`s usually visa versa, so I pulled over, stopped and restarted and it was still the same. I phoned for assistance and after a short while he turned up but it was okay and no errors came up, so he followed me home with no problems. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this? Thanks in advance. (automatic)
Submitted: 17/06/2013 14:33:04 | ID: 19671
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)
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
Submitted: 07/06/2013 14:19:15 | ID: 19611
My Ford Galaxy`s rear driver’s side wheel (presumably from the brakes) was radiating a lot of heat after a journey of about 5 miles today. I wondered whether it was something that desperately needs attention or whether it can wait until the next service. Can anyone advise me please? (Ghia)
Yep, needs attention asap, could be seized caliper pistons, seized pads in the calliper slides hand brake cable seizing on that side. Easy diy to check... jack up car and try to turn wheel. If stiff a fault there. Pull hand brake up and see it the lever on the caliper moves and wheel becomes locked. If lever releases after letting off handbrake. Most likely seized pads. Take off wheel and check pads tap pads with hammer ad see if wheel turns any easier, if it does still points to stuck pads in caliper slides. If left unrepaired braking is severely reduced. I would recommend new pads at least might need discs if look like rusty ploughed field. Do both sides. ps buy Haynes manual... Patrick Taaffe from Shropshire
Submitted: 13/05/2013 09:26:40 | ID: 19335
Hi, I have done a lot of trawling but my problem doesn’t seem to fit things posted or answers. I have an 04 registered 53 plate Ford Galaxy Ghia 2.3 petrol with the only led for lock etc on the inside of the door. Having looked at a lot of posts it seems like I have to use the method of - turn key in the driver`s lock several times till led stays on then push remote to set. The bit above works but then I still can`t use the remote central lock . It will work by key and all the locks will lock. Also using the lock button on the door all locks okay. Using the door handle from inside works okay and locks all from the front. The rear doors lock okay from the inside using the handle as well. I have tried rebooting the Ecu in the footwell under the passenger front seat but it makes no difference. Does anyone have any thoughts? Thanks. (2003 plate Ghia 2.3 petrol)
Submitted: 13/05/2013 09:09:39 | ID: 19333
I have a Ford Galaxy 1.9TDI and the driver`s window will not open or close (it`s stuck partly open). The window switches in the driver`s door will open the other windows, but won`t close them. I have to use the switches on each individual door to close them. However the driver`s window switch does not work at all and the window will not budge. Any ideas please? (1.9 TDI)
Hi. I had a similar problem recently. It was the wiring inside the rubber gaitor on the drivers side door. The wires were broken. An electrical mechanic specialist soldered new wires into place as the original wires are too short. I hope this solves your problem - Michael Arnold from Essex
I have the same problem but I have spare wire just need a plan or diagram of which pulleys it goes round I can solder it myself??? Thanks - Richy Morgan from Spain
Submitted: 10/05/2013 15:35:28 | ID: 19328
How do you connect a short loom on my Ford Galaxy? Is it an easy job as Ford are quoting me £100 labour? I have been told it`s just a case of taking the inside door skin off and just connecting either end, one to the main frame and the other to the inside of the door. Is this correct? The door is the driver`s passenger side. Many thanks.
Submitted: 09/05/2013 14:38:36 | ID: 19311
When accelerating in second or third gear particularly the increase in my Ford Galaxy`s speed is slower than the increase in engine speed. Is this likely to be a clutch or a turbo problem and with what associated cost? (2.0 tdci Zetec)
Loss of power? As if it is you have lost your turbo? Maybe if you stop the engine and restart the engine the power is back straight away? But will lose power again at any time? This loss of power is the engine going into limp mode, this is a fault which comes up occasionally with Galaxy deisels... If that sounds like what is wrong with yours? I have just had this very problem (it’s your map sensor for the turbo system) which is the manifold pressure sensor and control sensor... sending wrong info to ecu computer to mix air to fuel for the turbo you can take it off and clean it with a spray of brake cleaner to clean the light oil off then shake off the excess brake cleaner and blow it dry... then just refit it... if that gives you all your power back for several hundred miles... then you know a seal is leaking oil/fuel from the turbo... a cheap fix is to repeat cleaning every 500 miles or so before you lose power again, it’s much cheaper than replacing a turbo... that is what I am doing with mine, it’s only a 5 miniute job once a month. When you take map sensor off your car and look inside it you might see a small amount of oil/fuel on the white bud in the center which is causing the problem just clean it off... cleaning it will temporally correct the sensor for a short while which will give you time to purchase the new part. I would advise to check different suppliers as I found it to be over 10 pound cheaper from VW parts. The VW part number is 038906051B listed as map sensor or manifold pressure sensor. I do hope this is your problem and this info will sort your problem - John Wood from Essex wer here...
If the engine revs are rising but speed isn’t increasing as fast as it should in relation to the engine increase then it’s the clutch, either oil on the friction surface or just plain wear - Seymour Harding from Bedfordshire
Submitted: 25/04/2013 10:21:07 | ID: 19103
Does anyone know how to get a spare key cut for my Ford Galaxy without taking out a second mortgage? Not the remote, just to unlock the door manually and start the ignition?
Submitted: 18/04/2013 11:29:12 | ID: 19031
The running lights have stopped working on the driver`s side of my Ford Galaxy and I have a message on the dash that says "position lamps bulb fault". Could anyone help please as I cannot go out at night without being pulled again? Thank you so much. (Titanium X)
Submitted: 18/04/2013 09:37:11 | ID: 19020
I have a Ford Galaxy 1.8 TDCI manual 56 plate which has been fine when driving short distances but now has developed a problem. When cruising at normal motorway speeds and then slowing down, the engine cuts out completely, which is obviously frightening and dangerous. When the breakdown service engineer put the car through a diagnostic check no faults were identified. When the car has cooled down it starts with no problem and then drives perfectly, even for long distances (100 miles), but as soon as you slow down it cuts out again. Please can anybody help me with this? (1.8 diesel TDCI)
Submitted: 15/04/2013 16:12:48 | ID: 18991
My Ford Galaxy`s central locking has stopped working and when the driver`s door is locked the trip meter gose to zero, the tailgate is still being locked when the engine is running the central locking module isn`t under the passenger seat. Everything else seams to be working. Does anyone know what it could be? Thanks. (1.9 tdi)
Just to let everyone know I fixed the central locking and it was a fuse – Davie from Ayrshire
I had this prob! And believe it or not it turned out to be that one of the connectors was loose on the red batt terminal - Roland Wilkerson from Essex
Submitted: 15/04/2013 14:37:24 | ID: 18977
Hi. Does anyone know how to remove the gear knob on my 2004 Ford Galaxy 1.9 tdi 6 speed box? I want to fit a new gater and it won`t fit over the gear knob. I have tried turning it and pulling. Haynes` workshop manual is no help. Can anyone help me please? (1.9 tdi Galaxy)
Submitted: 11/04/2013 10:36:22 | ID: 18949
There is a yellow warning light on the dash of my Ford Galaxy with the letter i on it which is staying on together with the esp light. It`s also saying forward alert malfunction and hill launch not available. What does all this mean? Thanks.
Submitted: 08/04/2013 10:31:14 | ID: 18885
My Ford Galaxy 1.9td mk2 2000 kept playing up starting but will not start at all now. It had a new battery and air flow sensor as it was losing power and that was okay but a week later it won`t start. Please can anybody help? (1.9td)
Hi Tony. When last driving did you have any lights come on the dash and then anything stop working? Have you checked the fuse box inside the engine bay? You can locate this by following the red live wire from your battery. In the past one of my big fuses had corroded and failed. Another possibility could be when the dual mass flywheel on your clutch is towards it`s end of life - how do I explain this? Metal shavings or metal dust get stuck onto either the alternator or starter motor which can start off as bad starting then maybe becoming a non starter. Both of these I have had in the past. Once you have checked these items repost your answer whether these did or did not sort out your problem and then someone else may have other ideas to help you. I will be interested to know what your problem turned out to be as this could help me in the future.
I had another thought today, it could be your ignition switch. Last month I lost wipers, headlight, brake lights etc and it turned out to be that one of my main wires had been arcing sparks and had burnt up wires messing up my electrics. Also someone I know bought a car and after a week he had starting problems, non starting, this was his ignition switch - worth a look. Good luck – John Wood from Essex
Submitted: 02/04/2013 11:47:26 | ID: 18777
Hi. I have a Ford Galaxy 1.9 tdi. When I start it up it runs with lots of power but after a short distance it loses power. If I stop it and restart it, it runs fine for a short distance but then loses power again. Could anyone please help me? Thank you. (1.9 tdi)
Sounds like it needs a new accelerator, I had the same trouble - Denis Payne from Hertfordshire
Submitted: 25/03/2013 09:09:24 | ID: 18662
Hi. I have a Ford Galaxy 1.9 tdi. When I start it up it runs with lots of power but after a short distance it loses power. If I stop it and restart it runs fine for a short distance then loses power again. Could anyone please help me? Thankyou. (1.9 tdi)
Hi Frank, loss of power? As if it is you have lost your turbo? And if you stop the engine and restart the engine the power is back straight away? But will lose power again at any time? This loss of power is the engine going into limp mode, this is a fault which comes up occasionally with Galaxy deisels... If that sounds like what is wrong with yours? I have just had this very problem (it’s your map sensor for the turbo system) which is the manifold pressure sensor and control sensor... sending wrong info to ecu computer to mix air to fuel for turbo you can take it off and clean it with a spray of brake cleaner and dry it with the air gun that you pump car tyres with at garages. When you take it off your car and look inside it you might see a small amount of oil which is causing the problem but just need to clean it off... cleaning it will temporally correct the sensor for a short while which will give you time to purchase the new part would advise to check different suppliers as I found it to be over 10 pound cheaper from VW parts. The VW part number is 038906051B listed as map sensor or manifold pressure sensor. I do hope this is your problem and this info will sort your problem PS I have asked garage to clean the old one and have it in glove box as a spare to get me home on full power if this happens again - I have 2003 Xetec tdi Galaxy. All the best - John Wood from Essex
Submitted: 22/03/2013 15:48:38 | ID: 18660
The bulbs keep blowing on my Ford Galaxy. First the rear top tail lights, then the same tail lights for a second time within a week. The following week a headlight bulb went and this week the rear tail lights again! I’ve never had to change so many bulbs in such a short space of time. Is there an electrical fault/fuse problem? I have heard that the electrics on Ford Galaxys can be troublesome. Does anyone know why I`m having this problem? Thanks.
I lost all front headlights heater wipers and a mixture of rear lights inc brake lights last month. The AA breakdown could not find the problem after checking fuses fuse box there are 2 fuse boxes there is a small one in the engine bay that runs a live wire from your battery. Make sure they have been checked as well as the fuse box under the steering wheel/drivers door. My local garage found my problem to be the ignition switch barrel, it had been arking and burnt the wire and plastic switch. These are 2 things I would suggest to check out. Hope this helps you, all the best - John Wood from Essex
Submitted: 21/03/2013 14:37:44 | ID: 18637
I have a dashboard light for one of the indicators on my Ford Galaxy not working. It comes on very faintly when the indicator is on. Is it correct I have to have the whole cluster of led lights replaced, as this is over £500? Also it seems to be impossible to get at it. Is it just one tiny led gone and if so can it be repaired without the whole cluster being replaced?
Submitted: 21/03/2013 11:41:03 | ID: 18618
I have had a problem with our Ford Galaxy for some time now. I`m having a problem with never knowing whether the car will start or not. Before Christmas I bought a new car battery. It has been to a garage but they are unsure as well. It seems to be that it won`t start when warm. If I haven`t used it for a day or two it seems okay most of the time, but if used more when it`s warm it won`t start. Does anybody have any ideas? Please help.
Hi Lynette, problems I have had with non starting my Galaxy over the 10 years with my galaxy are... 1: My starter motor was several years old and sounded no different than usual... but it turned out that it was not turning over the engine quick enough for the engine to start... 2nd problem I have had was one of the the injector seals had perished and was letting air in... so I had trouble starting the motor every time when left more than 20 mins after any journey. This was due to the fuel running back to the fuel tank... and just had to keep turning the engine over till fuel had worked back into engine... This problem was not found by my local garage man; I had to send it to a specialist in diesel engines, costly but worth it. My Galaxy has been great to me over the 10 years, I have now reached 590,000 miles which is the most I have ever done in any one car. Ford diesels are just great... best of luck, hope info helps - John Wood from Essex
Submitted: 21/03/2013 09:49:00 | ID: 18593
My Ford Galaxy`s nearside back passenger floor is constantly getting wet. I have checked the seal on the door and cannot see anything wrong with it. Could anyone please advise if there is a reason for the leak? Thanks. (1.9 TDI)
It could be the water pipe to rear window washer which runs under the carpet has parted and every time you use the window washer more water leaks out - David from Essex
Submitted: 15/03/2013 14:04:37 | ID: 18546
Hello. I have a Ford Galaxy that doesn’t rev over 2000rpm and blows a pipe off every time I rev it. I’ve put a new fuel filter on it and it`s made no difference. Can anyone help me please? Many thanks.
Submitted: 13/03/2013 12:11:02 | ID: 18491
The ’passenger door open’ warning suddenly came on, despite the door being closed. Windows on passenger front and rear doors no longer work and we are unable to lock the car either by the fob or manually. An auto electrician is currrently investigating but struggling to find the problem. Has anyone else experienced this or does anyone have any ideas of what to try please?
Look between the doors! Inside the rubber tube (I bet) you will find that a few cables have broken! Simple fix - Roland Wilkerson from Essex
Submitted: 12/03/2013 09:52:33 | ID: 18463
Driving ok then complete loss of power. The engine doesn’t cut out completely however loss of power prevents movement. Engine malfunction sign on dashboard which completely clears when re-started. No messages to say theres a problem after it’s been re-started. Any ideas please?
Hi Mike, loss of power? As if it is you have lost your turbo? And if you stop the engine and restart the engine the power is back straight away? But will lose power again at any time? This loss of power is the engine going into limp mode, this is quite a fault which comes up occasionally with Galaxy deisels... If that sounds like what is wrong with yours? I have just had this very problem (it’s your map sensor for the turbo system) which is the manifold pressure sensor and control sensor... sending wrong info to ecu computer to mix air to fuel for turbo you can take it off and clean it with a spray of brake cleaner and dry it with the air gun that you pump car tyres with at garages. When you take it off and look inside it you should see a small amount of oil which is not a problem but just need to clean it off... cleaning it will temporally correct the sensor which will give you time to purchase the new part would advise to check different suppliers as I found it to be over 10 pound cheaper from VW parts. The VW part number is 038906051B listed as map sensor or manifold pressure sensor. I do hope this is your problem and this info will sort your problem PS I have asked garage to clean the old one and have it in glove box as a spare to get me home on full power if this happens again - I have 2003 Xetec tdi Galaxy. All the best - John Wood from Essex
Submitted: 12/03/2013 08:47:23 | ID: 18450
My Ford Galaxy`s back brake lights aren`t working and it`s not the brake pedal switch. I know this because the back window light is working but the bottom two aren`t. I have put in new fuses and new bulbs but there`s no change. There`s no power getting to them but there is to the reverse lights. What can I do?
Hi Kealan, I lost all front headlights heater wipers and a mixture of rear lights inc brake lights last month. The AA breakdown could not find the problem after checking fuses fuse box there are 2 fuse boxes there is a small one in the engine bay that runs a live wire from your battery. Make sure they have been checked as well as the fuse box under the steering wheel/drivers door. My local garage found my problem to be the ignition switch, it had been arking and burnt the wire and plastic switch. These are 2 things I would suggest to check out. Hope this helps you, all the best - John Wood from Essex
Submitted: 04/03/2013 11:10:57 | ID: 18335
Hi my sister has a Ford Galaxy. The wipers started coming on with brakes. Now it won’t start and the glow plug light doesn’t come on. It will turn over if I turn the key straight through to engine start, but if I just turn the key so the ignition is on and wait a couple of seconds before trying to start then it won’t turn over at all. There is clearly an electrical fault but I`m not sure where to start to diagnose the cause of the problem. I checked the fuses and a couple had blown so I replaced them but it still won’t start. I tried using a jump lead to test the earth but that didn’t seem to work either. I`m not sure if the EGM needs resetting or something. Can anyone help?
Hi Graham, I lost all front headlights, heater, wipers and a mixture of rear lights inc brake lights last month. The AA breakdown could not find the problem after checking fuses and fuse box. Galaxys have 2 fuse boxes there is a small one in the engine bay that runs a live wire from your battery. I would check that out as a few years ago one of my large fuses had gave up the ghost (corroded). Check the fuse box under the steering wheel/drivers door. My local garage found my problem to be the ignition switch, it had been arking and burnt the wire and plastic switch. These are the 2 areas I would suggest to check out. Hope this helps you, all the best - John Wood from Essex
Submitted: 04/03/2013 11:06:00 | ID: 18334
I have just changed the battery on my Ford Galaxy and the alarm keeps going off constantly. I’ve also lost the radio code which is unfortunately not in the service book. To top it all, the nearside front door lock latch is in the locked position and I cannot lock the door. I have only just aquired the vehicle so any help and advice would be greatly appreciated. Any ideas please? Thank you. (2.8 ghia X)
Your door lock can be reset using a small scewdriver, with door open looking at door mech use screwdriver to flick back the lock mechanism until it resets. You should be able to aquire your original radio code from main dealer by producing proof of ownership, eg, logbook. If you cannot lock the nearship front door and its stuck in locked position the alarm will keep going off, sorting out lock problem and resetting it should cure the problem - Kevin Anderton from Berkshire
Submitted: 04/03/2013 09:14:51 | ID: 18326
I have a Ford Galaxy TDI 1.9L 2003 and I have a problem with my front brakes. When I first use the car in the morning within 2 minutes my brakes start to lock up. The brake pedal is very stiff and I only have to touch it and the brake goes fully on. I had to stop the other day and pour water on them as they were red hot. My garage is unsure of the problem. I have checked the usual suspects but no answers. I had the brake pedal switch changed the day before, could this be the problem? Any assistance would be of great help.
Submitted: 26/02/2013 12:00:04 | ID: 18249
Hi there. My brother-in-law has a Ford Galaxy R reg and he cannot get it to start. It goes to turn over but then does nothing. I called the AA and they said that they don`t know what is up with it. Can anyone please help with what the matter could be?
If it’s a 1.9 diesel, and the battery is turning it over ok, I would change the 109 relay, below the steering wheel It’s a pig to get at. Undo the fuse panel, swing it forwards, undo two plastic hooks, lift the fuse assy and one relay panel, upwards and outwards. The 109 relay is on the remaining panel, if it has been fitted upside down, it might look like a 601 - Alex Baird from Cumberland
Submitted: 25/02/2013 16:33:12 | ID: 18234
I think my Ford Galaxy`s gear selector is broken. There is no lateral movement with the gear stick, I can only engage third and fourth gears and the shift is pretty stiff. As the MPV is nearly 16 years old I am loathe to spend more than a couple of hundred on it as MOT’s seem to be costing me more and more these days. Can anyone give me an idea of what this will cost at my Ford dealership to sort? Any help will be appreciated. (1.9 TDI)
I had the same problem on 2.3 DOHC, but would only engage 1st and 2nd. Pulled up the gearstick gator and sprayed the mechanism with a fair bit of wd40, then popped bonnet and sprayed where the selector rods connect to the gearbox with loads of wd40, left it over night and it started getting looser... gave it a little bit of force and finally had every gear... does still get stiff sometimes, but only for 1 gear change then behaves itself... hope this helps - Anonymous from England
Submitted: 22/02/2013 11:57:51 | ID: 18207
Hi, I own a 2004 Ford Galaxy Ghia and recently due to a flat battery the car stereo required a code to log back in. Unfortunately the one written in the handbook didn’t work so it is now locked! The stereo is a factory fitted navigation disc changer system and apears to be quite rare. The problem I have is unlocking the locked stereo and then getting a code to log in? The chap in the Ford shop said with the average Ford stereo you just hold two numbers down and the stereo will reset. He was confused by mine and couldn’t offer any answers. Could anyone help? Thanks. (Ghia)
Take the stereo off all power for couple of hours, should reset. Lock out the hold keys 1 and 6 together the display will show you the serial number go on ebay search ford codes cost you 99p job done - Galaxy man yeah from England
I had a Ford Mondeo and had the same problem. Found this web site and worked a treat. http://www.freefordradiocode.co.uk/ - Alison Hughes from Ceredigion
Submitted: 15/02/2013 11:09:42 | ID: 18060
Hello. I have a problem with my Ford Galaxy`s battery. Does anyone know why my car uses the battery so much? My battery is draining all of the time. Any ideas please? Thank you. (2.0 tdci 103 kw)
Hi, I drive a 2005 Galaxy. I had the same prob, battery was draining all the time, car was just about starting first thing in the morning. So went to garage. They checked alternator glow plugs and electrical charging unit but every thing checked out OK. I had the batt checked and it was weak so the garage advised me to charge it. I did this at home but still the battery would not hold the charge. I noticed that the dash board lights were very weak and would sometimes flicker, needles would jump so I was going to bite the bullet and buy a new batt. So on the way to Ford the car gave a chug, I lost power, all the dash lights came on, then I had nothing. Scared the crap outta me. Pulled over to the side of the road and realised I had no indicators or hazard warning lights and no console lights inside the car. When I flicked on the indicators stalk there was a fast clicking so defo something wrong. I left the car in a local auto electric shop as Ford were charging me 80 pounds just to run a diagnostic check and the guy in my local auto electric shop told me that the fault was a corroded wiring loom that was causing a short and wreaking havoc on my cars electrical system and constantly draining the batt to the point that it killed my battery. The indicator loom was replaced at a cost of 40 pounds. As I knew my battery was gone I went to my local breakers yard and bought a battery. Have to say problem is sorted, car is much happier now so hope this info helps you - Patrick Murphy from Northern Ireland
Submitted: 08/02/2013 09:54:36 | ID: 17920
My Ford Galaxy v6 was only firing on five after heavy rain. I thought it was a plug so changed them but it was still no good so I changed leads and coil pack. It`s still the same after heavy rain untill it warms up, then it seems okay. Could the ecu be getting wet or maybe somthing else?
Submitted: 31/01/2013 14:31:17 | ID: 17751
I just bought a used Ford Galaxy 2.3 6V Futura full options with automatic gearbox. Please can anyone educate me as to whether the automatic gearbox has Triptronics, that is the ability to change gear manually, though the gearbox is automatic? Thanks and regards. (2.3 16V Futura full options)
Submitted: 29/01/2013 10:21:31 | ID: 17685
My Ford Galaxy revs at 2000 when cold, when warmed up it runs at 1000/2000 but fluctuates. When stopped it drops to normal revs at 750/800. It`s okay in warm weather, this only happens in cold weather. It feels and sounds like the choke is on a normal carburettor car. Can anyone help me please? Regards. (2.3 petrol ghia)
Hi, it sounds like you have an air leak from one of the air pipes or ideal control vaulve is sticking. Hope this helps - Steve Haycox from England
Submitted: 24/01/2013 12:36:16 | ID: 17603
Hi there, I have a Ford Galaxy 1.9 TD W reg. In the last few days when I get into my car it starts first time then we go out and when I get back into the car again it will not start. It tries to turn over and I notice the glow plug light does not come on, the car will go with a push. If the car doesn`t start I can leave it for 20 minutes and then it starts. I`ve fitted a new battery on but still the same problem. Can anyone tell me what the problem is?
Hi, we have exactly the same problem and the Ford garage have had our car for nearly 5 weeks, we replaced the battery, they’ve tested the alternator, wiring wiring loom and suggested glow plugs wouldn’t need changing unless we lived in the article but now they are saying they want to change them. If you find an answer please post it here - Jay Shakespeare from England
Just ask them to check immobiliser and transponder or crank sensor. If you have any luck let us know - Steve Horn from England
My Galaxy 1999 tdi was the same; it turned out relay 15 was the problem. It was replaced by myself, the relay sits behind the main fuse box, driver’s side knee height. Hope this helps - Jonny Smith from Swansea
My Galaxy 2000 (I) 2.8 v6 wouldn’t start one time out of ten, no problem at all when the motor was running but just to start was a lottery. When not starting and then pushed a little, the car would start ok. Turned out to be a faulty crank-sensor. Replaced it, no problem starting anymore... Unfortunately, the help-underway guys demolished a gasoline tube, fireplug wiring, air-inlet and other components before deciding to tow it to a garage... Evas es from Netherlands
8 weeks on and a second Ford garage and a chief technician later has decided it is the Ford throttle body that is at fault... due to be replaced tomorrow morning, will let you know - Jay Shakespeare from England
This looks like the 109 relay problem, which Ford have never got round to fixing. Fit the VW relay, cheaper than Ford - Alex Baird from Cumberland
Submitted: 21/01/2013 11:38:03 | ID: 17457
Hi. My Ford Galaxy 1.9 tdi year 2000 l.h.d had a fire under the dashboard, damaging the wiring to the multiple plug into the speedo head. I need the colour wiring code for the handbrake light, abs light and airbag light. Can anyone help please? Thanks.
Submitted: 21/01/2013 09:40:24 | ID: 17428
I have a 1.9tdi Ford Galaxy and every time it’s cold it doesn’t start, also there is an orange coil light that flashes on the dash board. We don’t have a clue what’s wrong with it and it has a full tank of diesel before anyone asks. Any ideas please? (Diesel)
Hi Natasha, the coil light that flashes could be the glow plugs. If Galaxy starts all ok all the time in good and fair weather but does not want to start in the cold weather (frosts) it may be the glow plugs are not working 100% and maybe need replacing. You may be able to prolong having to change these by turning the ignition on, let 10 seconds go by, then turn keys to off position (without turning the engine over) (2) then immediately do this again but on 10 seconds turn engine over to start the engine this may help starting in the cold weather (frosts). If this is not the problem with starting in the cold weather then it maybe the key ignition switch has become faulty as this happened to me while; Galaxy was under its 1st year warranty (when I turned ignition on I had no response; when I tried to turn the engine over) after 4 or 5 tries it came to life. Let me know if this helps or I can consult my Ford mechanic friend. Thanks - John Wood from Essex
Mine was suddenly like this after 95,000 miles and the first garage could not fix it. I looked some more and found a broken wire to a temperature sensor in the top hose at the front of the engine bay. I soldered in an extra bit of wire and taped it up and it starts well again. Before that I had replaced the glow plugs with no effect. It seems the engine computer will not put power to the glow plugs if it cannot read the water temperature. Hope that helps - Martin Appleyard from Surrey
Submitted: 18/01/2013 15:56:13 | ID: 17412
Hi. I`m trying to rewire multiplug after a dash fire on my Ford Galaxy 2000 1.9tdi. I need a colour wiring code for handbrake light, abs light and airbag light going into instruments. Can anyone help? Thanks.
Submitted: 18/01/2013 15:23:04 | ID: 17409
I have experienced a burnt alt cable / fuse box (by battery) problem with my Ford Galaxy. I recrimped wire to fuse but will need to do it properly with new cable and fuse box. My local Ford dealer is surprised by my problem! Heater positions 1 and 2 do not operate. I have read some answers but does the fuse assembly for this have to be replaced or are they individual fuses?I believe the item is behind the glovebox, can it be accessed via the radio/cd? Also the air con doesn’t hold charge for long, I believe that corrosion on a cap on the cooler assy can cause a problem. Is it repairable and is it located at the front of the engine compartment? Thanks for any replies. (1.9TDi)
Submitted: 18/01/2013 11:39:19 | ID: 17378
Our Ford Galaxy loses power on the odd occasion, especially when going uphill or under high demand. Also when starting from cold there is a smell of exhaust fumes when starting up and it needs a boot full of throttle to ensure it initially runs, otherwise it instantly dies and takes a lot of turning over to ensure a second start. Finally the engine does not seem to reach 90 degree operating temperature, it seems to sit around 70 degrees yet idles at about 900. We have recently had a new exhaust system but this made no difference. Any ideas? (tdi zetec)
Hi Dave, loss of power? Is it as if you have lost your turbo? And if you stop the engine and restart the engine the power is back straight away? But will lose power again at any time? This loss of power is the engine going into limp mode, this is quite common with galaxy deisels... If that is what is wrong with yours I have just had this very problem (it’s your map sensor for the turbo system) which is the manifold pressure sensor and control sensor... sending wrong info to computer to mix air to fuel for turbo you can take it off and clean it with a spray of brake cleaner and dry it with the air gun that you pump car tyres with. If you look inside it you should see a small amount of oil; cleaning it will temporally correct the sensor which will give you time to purchase the new part would advise to check as i found it to be over 10 pound cheaper from VW parts. The VW part number is 038906051B listed as map sensor ormanifold pressure sensor. I do hope this is your problem and this info will sort your problem PS I have asked garage to clean the old one and have it in glove box as a spare to get me home on full power if this happens again - John Wood from Essex
Submitted: 18/01/2013 09:01:59 | ID: 17342
When there is a frost my Ford Galaxy will only start and stay running for a couple of seconds before it dies. After several tries at starting the red LED on the door panel started frantically flashing and the light on the rear heating switch lit up? Once the frost has gone the car is fine. Any ideas please? (1.9 tdi)
Hi Mike, I have a Ford Galaxy 2003 Zetec1.9 tdi. It’s my car I use for taxi, it now has 580,350miles and counting; great car! Within the first six months of purchase in May 2003 I had a problem starting my car under heavy frosts; I turned ignition on and it may of had no lights on dash light up (not 100% sure about that as it was such a long time ago) however I am 100% sure when turning key to turn over the engine there was no response from the engine at all but after turning the key about 6 to 8 times to try to turn the engine over I think dash lights came on and then started, so took to my local Ford dealership and had to leave it with them over 2 nights (with frosts) and they had no idea or anything (clueless). I remembered someone telling me that John Grouse Ipswich were very good at trouble shooting problems so walked in to the service area told them what was happening, or rather was not happening. Straight away said that it would be a faulty ignition switch - this was replaced, problem solved under warranty. I hope this info is of help to you if you have the same problems and symptoms. Happy motoring - John from Essex
Submitted: 14/01/2013 11:47:56 | ID: 17299
Hi. I have a Ford Galaxy 2.3 petrol year 2000. My cat converter went I changed this and 6 months later it went again. I had a diagnostic machine put on my car which showed a problem with the O2 sensor. My car started to run rough and started to backfire since then I have had the O2 sensor and the cat converter changed again at first the car wouldn’t start and when it did the backfiring continued. I was told to keep the revs going to allow fuel to pass threw for the O2 sensor after about 5 mins the car backfired with a loud bang and the cat went again after being fitted just a day. Can anyone help me to know what the problem could be please?
Check plugs and maybe needs a service on it; change fuel filter. Hope it helps - Steve Horn from England
Submitted: 10/01/2013 08:54:48 | ID: 17172
My Ford Galaxy 1.9 tdi 2002 driver’s door stopped operating remotely, all other doors lock fine but I have to lock the driver’s manually, at the same time my interior clock and trip computer stopped working. After some research found that their was at least 6 broken wires located behind the black plastic tube in the top right hand corner of the boot lid when open. I reconnected all the wires but still nothing. I am wandering if it might have blown a fuse when they broke or shorted maybe, I have looked but can not find the fuse to suit any of the faults. My handbook looks completly different to the fuse panel in my car. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE THE FUSE MAY BE LOCATED FOR ANY OF THESE?
Hi Mark, there are 2 areas with fuses, one area is inside by the driver leg / under the dash. 2nd fuse box which has the big boy fuses is found in the engine bay... in the engine bay work back from the possative terminal from your battery a red thick wire should lead you to a small plastic box, this holds your big fuses that runs the bigger stuff on your galaxy... Hope this info helps, cheers - John Wood from Essex
Submitted: 08/01/2013 13:55:43 | ID: 17124
I was driving out of my drive when my Ford Galaxy`s engine cut out (I was in too high a gear). The lights were on when the car cut out. When I restarted the engine no lights were working,front or rear and the wipers have stopped working. I had all the fuses checked and they are all okay. Can anyone help please?
Hi William, have you checked the fuse box in the engine bay? If you follow the thick red wire from the positive terminal on battery that will lead you to the big fuses in a small plastic junction box... Check those, hope this helps, thanks - John Wood from Essex
Hi William again... not sure if you have sorted out your problem yet as it was a while since you posted your question. iI stopped to help someone who broke down 2 days ago. When I got back in my car started engine and found I had no lights (side main and full beam), no brake lights, no wipers and no heater... problem was traced to my ignition switch that had been arking and has burnt wires into the loom switch... have had a new ignition switch cost of £40.00 from VW Parts and got the plastic end off the end of the loom from brakers yard garage has done some tempory wiring to allow brake lights to work from the brake bar at the top of rear window. I still have no side lights so car will be going back for more investigation to see what the full damage was done! Hope this helps or you have already sorted? My problem is still ongoing. Thanks - John Wood from Essex
Submitted: 08/01/2013 09:57:24 | ID: 17059
My dashboard light has stopped working. Can it be the fuse or maybe bulb? If fuse, do you know what fuse as I do not have handbook. Many thanks.
Submitted: 07/01/2013 17:40:31 | ID: 17022
The heating control unit in my Ford Galaxy seems to have seized over the past year, I am unable to alter the temperature or the fan. The buttons feel as though they are stuck fast. The mechanic who services the car informed me that the unit needs to be replaced. I gather that this is very expensive. I would like to buy a unit and instal it myself. Can anyone advise me how to do this? My first problem is to get the old one out without destroying the dash? (diesel)
Submitted: 07/01/2013 14:07:45 | ID: 16955
Hi, I replaced the sump on my Ford Galaxy but the battery has gone flat. When I finished there wasn’t any electrics as the battery had gone flat so I tried to diagnose the fault. The engine won`t start. The mechanic is saying the engine need a code. Can anyone help me please?
Have you recharged the battery to full? If you have a deisel Galaxy you need to have a good charge in your battery to start a deisel, especially on cold mornings or you will keep turning the engine over till battery is flat without starting it... or starting problem could be the starter motor worn out and not turning engine over quick enough to cause the engine to come to start... or check inside the engine bay at the fuse box that runs off the positive terminal from battery to see if all fuses are ok there... I have had my 2003 Galaxy from new and car is now 580,000 I have had many faults over the years... my last idea is maybe the car has gone to sleep and needs to be opened by a manuel key function? Newer cars have a sleep mode if car is not used for a short while to save battery and you have to wake the system up manual key I think? My dad had this with his new Mondeo, not sure if any of these ideas help. Good luck - John Wood from England
Submitted: 07/01/2013 10:21:07 | ID: 16887
Hi, my Ford Galaxy ran out of diesel and l topped up with a can of diesel, now l need to pump up in order to start the car but l don’t know where the diesel pump is located. Can anyone help me please?
Hi Faz, my dad has problems with one of his 17 seater mini buses with fuel running back into the fuel tank so we have to keep the bus filled up all times when we park it up.... when it does not start then dad has to take fuel filter off and fill that up with diesel as diesel has run back to fuel tank. I’ve been told the Galaxy’s have fuel pumps in the fuel tank and also on the injectors if I remember correctly... What I would suggest is to take the fuel filter off and fill that with fuel and re attach and before cranking the engine over turn the key to ignition on which then should be pushing fuel up from the tank... Hope this helps, thanks - John Wood from Essex
Submitted: 21/12/2012 09:04:07 | ID: 16610
I have a 2001 Ford Galaxy, but when I bought it there was no luggage cover. Could anyone tell me if one from a 1998 model will fit, as it seems to be the only one I can find? I am in need of one as I don’t want to leave goods on show when travelling, thanks.
Hi Shaun. Try a few scrapyards or Ford car breakage yards around your area, you may find some - Faz from Essex
Submitted: 13/12/2012 12:06:46 | ID: 16375
My Ford Galaxy`s key fob failed to operate the locking mechanis. I’ve tried to re-programme as per instructions but this hasn’t solved the problem. Any ideas please? (109tdi)
If you tried re programing key fob by entering key in drivers door... then try doing it in the passengers door that is how I got to reprogram mine... I have noticed when Googling info on how to re program key fob there are some who say drivers door and others passengers door - mine was passengers door... If this does not work check Google again to see if all info is correct for your model and they have given the correct details on what to do. Good luck - John Wood from England
Submitted: 13/12/2012 08:51:47 | ID: 16325
I have a terrible smell in my 99 Ford Galaxy when I try to demist the front windsceen and it mists up completely when I turn the warm air switch on . It is impossible to drive anywhere without using up a whole box of tissues wiping the front screen constantly. This started to happen immediately after having a full service in January 2012. Even in the summer if I turn on the heater on a cold day the car fills with a vile smelling mist /smoke and the front screen gets a greasy mist all over it which then needs cleaning thoroughly. I have checked the coolant level regularly and it only needs topping slightly up once every 3 or 4 months which I think is normal. The garage seems to think it is the heater matrix leaking, but I can`t see any leak at all inside the car and the carpets are dry. The worst problem is driving at night or in heavy rain. I have tried occasionally to turn up the warm air to blow it dry but it only gets worse and I have to stop driving. Any suggestions please? (2.3 Vetec)
Change your pollen filter, accessible in the engine, mine did this, I changed it, and happy days :) Tomy from Suffolk
Submitted: 06/12/2012 10:41:26 | ID: 16135
When I try and start my Ford Galaxy the engine turns over but won’t start, as if the immobiliser is kicking in. It does start eventually. Any ideas what this might be and more importantly how much it will cost me to fix please? (Ghia)
Same problem on my older petrol Galaxy. Looked like immob, light flashing etc... but wasn’t. Had to get it towed in to an autoelec this week as just wouldn’t start this time (having failed to start a number of times over the last few months). Said the fault was the Engine Running Module which they replaced. Cost £90 labour which will have included the new part (not inc the towing in fee) - Peter Dent from England
Hi. I have a Ford Galaxy tdi which has now done 580,000 miles. I had a problem starting mine 4 months after a replacement engine at 430.000 miles. If I parked my car on a certain angle the problem starting the engine could be worse. Once you have started the engine it is okay start and stop, but if left parked up for longer than an hour it seems as if the fuel had run back into the fuel tank from the engine and in the mornings you were just waiting for the fuel to pump back into the engine before it would start. I took my car to a diesel engine specialist and it was the injector rings that had perished and were letting in air, which caused fuel to fall back to the tank. I do hope this is a big help, cheers - John Wood from England
Nobody could find this problem on my 56 plate Galaxy III 2.0 Diesel which I owned. I later found if I ran it solely on BP Ultimate the problem reduced. If I put any other fuel in the problem would re-occour. I did 280,000 miles like that. Part ex’d it last week so someone else now has the problem - Robert Sherwood from England
Submitted: 03/12/2012 16:26:15 | ID: 16054
My Ford Galaxy went to the garage to be fixed. The gearbox was fine and the clutch was fine, the selector was broken and I this got replaced. The car was given back to me and was revving like mad with a burning smell. Does anyone know what this is as the garage are trying say it`s my clutch, even though they said before the work was done that the clutch was fine?
It sounds to me like the clutch is slipping. If your revs go high but the car’s speed does not increase as it should, then the clutch plates are slipping. It could be that the garage has not put things back together correctly - Lady Kensington from Derbyshire
Not an answer just a question (if I may?), I think my Galaxy’s selector is broken, it can only engage 3rd and 4th so no lateral movement possible... can you tell me what you paid to have this work done? And by the way I am certain you have clutch slip... the garage should rectify this for free. Thanks - David from Cumberland
Submitted: 03/12/2012 10:22:22 | ID: 15984
I removed the the steering wheel on my 64 Ford Galaxy to replace the turn signal switch. When I put everything back together the car will go into reverse but not drive. Why?
Submitted: 27/11/2012 10:45:32 | ID: 15820
All off a sudden my Ford Galaxy`s trip computer lights will not illuminate and I cannot get a reverse brake signal either. Can anyone help me please? (gia tdi)
Submitted: 27/11/2012 09:29:40 | ID: 15804
How do I replace the bulb on the central top brake light of my Ford Galaxy? In fact I could not find any screws at the front or back. Please can anyone help?
There are no screws, you have to get a screwdriver and to the right of the bulb casing press it in and prize it out. Hope this helps - Dale Wesson from England
Submitted: 26/11/2012 12:09:14 | ID: 15749
My Ford Galaxy`s heaters have suddenly stopped working, I have checked the fuses under the steering column. Can anyone help?
If you find car gets warm only after about 30 minutes driving, it is possibily this... These vehicles have an auxiliary heater - a little diesel burner mounted underneath the car - to warm the inside from first start up. These units can fail - particularly the glow plug that ignites the diesel. Can be diagnosed at dealer or by anyone who knows what they are doing with VAG.COM software. ECU may just need resetting - David Gordon from Lancashire
Submitted: 26/11/2012 11:52:00 | ID: 15742
Hi, I have a 2003 Ford Galaxy 1.9 tdi auto which occasionally loses power, mostly when going up hills. I can depress the throttle right down with no engine response lasting for short periods of time, then it sorts itself out further down the road, or when switched off and restarted. I also noticed the engine seems to growl when pulling away or when it`s underl oad ie going up hill but it doesn`t do it when the car`s revved up and stationary. Also at times the automatic gearbox seems reluctant to change gear, revving upto 3000 rpm even when accelerating slowly, instead of it`s usual 2000 rpm. My push button central locking key suddenly stopped starting the engine, luckly I have a spare conventional key which starts it fine. Would putting a new battery in it and so I"ve been told rearming the key using the key itself in the door lock following a certain procedure work? One final thing does the engine belly pan on my mk1 VW Sharan fit my 2003 Ford Galaxy, as it doesn`t seem to have one? Hopefully someone can answer some of these questions. It`s a lovely car apart from these niggly faults. Thanks. (tdi auto)
You have problem with turbo, change turbo and problem is gone. Sometime is going stuck insite small flaps for turbo booster . I have lot customers wit this problem I changed turbo on few car and prolem is gone - Michal Jurasko from London
Had a similar problem with a Ford Galaxy diesel and not an automatic vehicle. Could not find why it was not going up hills with normal speed. Eventually diagnosed it was tiny air inlet pipes which suck in extra air to cause more fuel burn. They were blocked with grit. What a difference when cleaned and unblocked. The Galaxy was back to normal - Iris McMillan from Mid-Lothian (Edinburghshire)
I have a 2002 Galaxy and had the same problem with sudden loss of power. I needed a new microchip - there were none available in the UK and the garage had to send to Spain for one. No problem since this was replaced. Not a job for an amateur like myself I am afraid - Douglas Robertson from Scotland
Submitted: 15/11/2012 11:51:46 | ID: 15397
Hi there, I have a 1.8 tdci diesel Ford Galaxy. I changed the fuel filter today and I seem to be having difficulty getting it to bleed. There is a small screw on top of it, does it have to be used for anything? Thanks.
Submitted: 15/11/2012 11:21:25 | ID: 15389
Hi. My Ford Galaxy frequently does not respond when I put my foot down on the accelerator. It is very lumpy and sounds/feels like it’s struggling to get something through in the engine. This only seems to happen in the lower gears and it doesn’t accelerate very well. Any ideas please? Thanks. (2.3i Ghia)
Submitted: 15/11/2012 09:40:20 | ID: 15362
I have a Ford Galaxy 2000. When you put your foot down there`s nothing, then pow off it goes. When you pull away from a roundabout it`s slow then off it goes. What could the problem be?
Submitted: 08/11/2012 09:50:17 | ID: 15146
My Ford Galaxy 2.3L Ghia`s automatic tiptronic gearbox gearstick base plastic cover is broken. Can anyone tell me the Ford ’s part code? Is there any OEM or second hand part for replacement?
Submitted: 06/11/2012 09:55:46 | ID: 15104
The heating in my Ford Galaxy does not get very warm, at best it might get warm after 10 miles but only luke warm. I`ve only had the car 6 weeks and it`s still under warranty. What should I do? (1.8 tdi)
Submitted: 06/11/2012 08:56:33 | ID: 15092
The windscreen keeps misting up on my Ford Galaxy and will not clear. We have tried the heating on, the cold air on, opening all windows etc and nothing seems to work. Any ideas please?
Renew your pollen filter - Mark Stickler from Hampshire
I have a Galaxy 2004, and suffer the same problem. I use a long handled thing with a triandle pad that has a ’magic’ terry cloth attached, which does help speed the demisting process. I have also purchased some moisture absorbing crystals, that sit in my drivers door. Sold in big Tesco’s £0.97 a tub. Not sure how long they last, but have noticed a big differrence - Clair Prout from Oxfordshire
Submitted: 30/10/2012 10:59:49 | ID: 14828
I keep losing pressure on the clutch pedal of my Ford Galaxy. What could be wrong? When I put my foot under the pedal, the pressure comes back for a little while. Any answers?
Had the same problem on my 2004 1.9tdi, it was the clutch slave cylinder. Check you brake fluid level. If it is the clutch slave cylinder unfortunately you have to remove the gear box to change it - Neil Frazer from Surrey
Submitted: 22/10/2012 09:34:40 | ID: 14612
My automatic Ford Galaxy 2004 can be going along fine when it suddenly loses power and stays in third gear. This has happened twice in the last month whilst on the motorway. I can’t shift the gears up or down. If I restart the engine it resets itself. It’s only got 59,000 on the clock and is petrol. I read an answer about an electronic throttle gadget, just wondering if it could be this?
Submitted: 11/10/2012 14:32:39 | ID: 14292
My Ford Galaxy can be going along quite normally and then suddenly it loses power and with my foot on the floor I am lucky to reach 40mph. When I stop and turn off the engine and restart it is fine again, sometimes for up to 100 miles. It has been in the garage three times, it has had diagnostics done and computer updates and they changed a vacuum pressure sensor, but it still happens. Any ideas please? (Diesel)
The Galaxy has an electronic throttle gadget and as they age, they wear. Mine enjoyed cutting out on motorways! Until I changed it. No more problems - Chris Pettigrew-Symonds from Kent
Similar problem, it was an irregular fault, not showing when tested, it was the air flow sensor, between air filter and turbo, around £58. Fine ever since - Gwyn Jones from Pembrokeshire
I had this trouble on my Galaxy and Omega, in the end it was the cat block up and had to renew. Since then all ok - Mark Stickler from Hampshire
This can also be due to the "variable vane" turbo. Turbo can soot up and "vanes" inside stop moving as they should. Engine management detects an over boost due to vanes in wrong position and shuts down to "limp home" mode. More common in cars that have been lightly driven. Turning off and on resets the ECU... till it happens again. I tried a heavy dose of Redex and some "spirited" use of throttle as a shot to nothing and it has been fine since. Phew. Recon turbo might be needed. I’ll get to mine when funds allow. Replacement vane sets to go inside the turbo are available on Ebay if you’re an enthusiastic DIY-er. Don’t ask the main dealer - he will make a grown man cry into his wallet - David Gordon from Lancashire
Submitted: 01/10/2012 12:25:30 | ID: 14099
My Ford Galaxy lost power yesterday on the M40 with smoke coming from the exhaust. It showed virtually no oil in the system but no warning lights or beep. I put oil in as luckily I had some in the boot. The AA arrived 15 minutes later and checked the engine and acceleration and said the turbo has definitely gone and showed oil all over his glove from the pipe. They towed it to a mechanic in Sutton Coldfield recommended by my brother in law. I called my local garage as it`s booked in for service this week and he said that wherever we ended up they must check the turbo pipe first. The mechanic said that repair would be about £1000 and the car`s not worth that ( 144K on the clock) so I`m considering scrap. Are we jumping too soon? (1.9TDi)
Turbos can be rebuilt, not that dear from a breaker. £1000 sounds a lot to me. My last turbo was £300 last year - Chris Pettigrew-Symonds from Kent
Submitted: 01/10/2012 11:57:52 | ID: 14092
My Ford Galaxy`s remote locking is playing up. I changed the batteries but itt`s still happening. Also my parking sensors have developed a fault - a high pitched beep and flashing indictator. These have both occurred at the same time. Could they be related electrically or is it just my bad luck? (1.9td)
Submitted: 01/10/2012 09:07:55 | ID: 14034
My Ford Galaxy has been in and out of the garage since buying it a few years ago. It`s had a new turbo, clutch system, full brake disks etc but after it`s last time, when it went in to get the wire replaced for the bonnet, the full engine had to come out and now I need to reset my cd pincode. The only problem is I have lost it. How do I go about getting this sorted? I don`t really want to go back to Ford as I have already given them £5k!
Loads of ads on ebay, think you just give them serial number and they send you code - Marcus Osborne from England
I went to a Ford dealer, they put my reg into the computor and gave me the code. Cost me £10 but was done in minutes - Janet Page from Staffordshire
Submitted: 24/09/2012 11:31:04 | ID: 13903
Whilst driving the engine of my Ford Galaxy cuts out for a few seconds and all the instruments suffer an electrical power failure, (speedo, rev counter etc) return to zero, then the engine starts up again and the gauges come back on and we can carry on. It has done this a couple of times on the motorway and is quite disconcerting. I suspect a broken wire, but where? Can anyone help? (Ghia 1.9Turbo Diesel)
Your old girl has earth points all over the car and they will all need attention. I would first check the one under the front passenger seat as it gets very wet and mucky due the usual Galaxy drainage problem. Disconnect it and clean the bolt and the terminal and reconnect with plenty of vaseline around the terminal. I would check the main negative terminal on the battery as well. Enjoy!! Chris Pettigrew-Symonds from Kent
Submitted: 24/09/2012 10:12:41 | ID: 13889
Hi. I have a Ford Galaxy 2004. The driver’s window, when you press the button to put the window up it closes then opens a little. Press button again to close it. Any ideas please?
Submitted: 21/09/2012 10:27:18 | ID: 13847
My Ford Galaxy has difficulty starting when the engine is warm. Can anyone help? (1.9tdi)
Check the simple things first. Most likely a blocked air filter/air filter feed pipe. Had exactly the same fault on mine. Cleaned the filter housing and supply pipe and a new air filter, problem gone - Pete Wright from Worcestershire
Submitted: 20/09/2012 12:12:45 | ID: 13806
I have a Ford Galaxy Zetec, first registered in 14/04/2000. Is this a mark 1 or 2?
Submitted: 20/09/2012 11:18:44 | ID: 13790
How many head bolts are there on a 2.3 Ford Galaxy engine? (2.3 ghia)
Submitted: 18/09/2012 15:39:17 | ID: 13746
I need to have the fans on all of the time or my Ford Galaxy overheats. What could be the cause?
It sounds like your radiator may be partially blocked internally. Have you tried flushing out the cooling system? Best done before it gets too cold!! Chris Pettigrew-Symonds from Kent
Air lock - Steve Horn from England
Submitted: 18/09/2012 09:12:33 | ID: 13705
How do I change my Ford Galaxy`s front head light for driving in Europe?
Submitted: 17/09/2012 14:51:47 | ID: 13673
My Ford Galaxy`s lights have gone inside. What should I do?
Submitted: 17/09/2012 14:35:22 | ID: 13666
Hi. I have a 2L Ford Galaxy diesel auto 2009. When I start the car and drive away after a short while the headlights come on and off. When I approach another vehicle at traffic lights you can see the reflection of my lights coming on and off in his rear boot lid etc. This is intermittent, but recently a bus driver stopped my wife to ask if everything was okay. Any ideas? (2L diesel auto mpv)
Submitted: 17/09/2012 09:05:12 | ID: 13618
My Ford Galaxy`s air conditioning is not as cold as it was. Is this due to the gas needing to be recharged and if so, how do you do it? (tdci 2.2)
Submitted: 14/09/2012 09:51:13 | ID: 13577
My Ford Galaxy`s key has melted in the ignition. What can I do?
Submitted: 11/09/2012 09:49:05 | ID: 13431
My Ford Galaxy`s rear door opens randomly without warning. It doesn’t actually lift ’up’, it just unlocks itself. I`ve been back to Ford 7 times., each time it comes back I’m told ’it`s fixed now and still it happens. It`s been at Ford for 5 days now and still not resolved. I`m waiting to hear from Ford`s technical dept. Has anyone else got this problem? (titanium x auto)
Submitted: 10/09/2012 15:03:44 | ID: 13392
Where are the battery connection points on the 2012 Galaxy? (titanium x)
Submitted: 03/09/2012 11:34:36 | ID: 13117
Where are the battery connection points on the 2012 Ford Galaxy? (Titanium X)
If your Galaxy is like mine - 2008 2.0l diesel model, the battery is on the nearside behind the air filter housing. You access the positive pole by lifting the flexible section on the front top left of the cover. The negative pole is bolted to the bulkhead just to the right of the cover as you look at it. Hope this helps you! Richie Wade from Cambridgeshire
Submitted: 31/08/2012 16:15:13 | ID: 13074
How many places is the mileage information stored on a 2009 Ford Galaxy eg; dash, ecu etc?
Submitted: 31/08/2012 09:16:33 | ID: 13010
Whereabouts is the air conditioning filling point on a mark one Ford Galaxy?
It is located behind the off side indicator unit - Andy Gates from Essex
Submitted: 30/08/2012 10:33:14 | ID: 12913
How do I change the engine oil and filter on my 1.8 diesel Ford Galaxy auto Ghia?
Submitted: 30/08/2012 10:30:33 | ID: 12911
Where is the diagnostic port on my Ford Galaxy Ghia 2.3 LT?
The OBD2 Diagnostic Connector (SAE J1962) can generally be located about a foot below the Instrument pack, either side of the steering column. It may be embedded in the underscuttle trim, so it’s not obvious. But it will be there - Ford Standrads comply to SAE J1962 in this instance - Kevin Vickers from Warwickshire
Submitted: 28/08/2012 16:51:51 | ID: 12894
Hi, the windows and central locking on my Ford Galaxy go on and off and the windows go up and down when the key is not in the car. Please can anyone help? (2.0 petrol)
Submitted: 28/08/2012 10:32:45 | ID: 12824
I am travelling to France. Can I adjust the headlamps on my Ford Galaxy or do I need to buy a converter kit and if so which one? (Titanium X)
Submitted: 24/08/2012 14:35:05 | ID: 12794
My Ford Galaxy`s light in the footwells and the boot stay on 24/7. How do I turn them off?
Submitted: 24/08/2012 14:32:40 | ID: 12793
We have a whooshing sound coming from under the bonnet of our Ford Galaxy (drivers side) when accelerating. We have assumed that it’s something to do with the air con as it sounds like air escaping and that`s been faulty for a while, but someone has now mentioned the turbo. Could this be the case? If so, what are the dangers of still driving it? (TDCI Ghia 1800)
Sound like a split in one of your charge pipes for the inter cooler. No major issue, just get a replacement from a scrapyard or similar. From memory they are held on by Jubilee type clips. They can be hard to access though. The whooshing is the pressurized air escaping from the pipe on its way to be cooled. I doubt very much its the Turbo itself. As for driving it, it’s always best to fix faults on your car as soon as you can. If your handy with a spanner it should take no longer than an hour or so - Peter Wright from Worcestershire
Submitted: 23/08/2012 17:29:03 | ID: 12740
Hi, I have a Ford Galaxy S plate 2.3 16v. Why does it hold back when it is hot at about 3,000 revs? I`ve changed the leads, plugs, coils, air flow mass meter, crank sensor, water temperature sensor, oil filter, oil fuel filter, air filter, water and it still does it and when I link it up to the diagnostics it says no fault found. Can anyone help?
Submitted: 23/08/2012 17:25:59 | ID: 12739
I have a Ford Galaxy Aspen. When I select reverse gear it drives forward. What could be the problem?
Try changing your gear lever bushes - John from England
Submitted: 21/08/2012 14:45:52 | ID: 12668
The manual says it is normal for a small patch of water to form under my Ford Galaxy when the air conditioning is in operation. Whereabouts under the vehicle? I get a small pool of water on the road under the rear nearside - close but not under the exhaust tail pipe. Is this where the air con drains or is it likely to be something else? Regards. (ghia)
The aircon normally drains at the rear of the engine compartment onto the road. The water at the rear is most probably exhaust condensation draining from the rear silencer through a small drain hole - Bob Atkin from England
This happened on mine, it was the rear heater hose leaking. Easy to fix using 21mm heater hose from Halfords. There are 2 hoses one above the other. Best to do both. Eventually if you leave it to leak the expansion tank will empty and the car won’t start - Neal Edwards from Buckinghamshire
Submitted: 21/08/2012 12:42:35 | ID: 12648
I can`t get the check brake pads warning off the dashboard of my Ford Galaxy even though I have fitted new pads. Any suggestions?
You have not changed the brake pad wear sensor - John Barnes from Cheshire
Submitted: 21/08/2012 09:24:58 | ID: 12602
The air con compressor on my mk 1 Ford Galaxy has packed up. Rather than replacing the compressor - an expensive job - I have read that I can remove the compressor and put a smaller aux belt in. Does anybody have any experience or knowledge of this? (glx)
Submitted: 20/08/2012 16:04:33 | ID: 12579
I need to know where is the pollen filter located in my Ford Galaxy tdci 2008?
On the left hand side under the glove box you will find the fuse box. In the left side of the fuse box is the pollen filter case. You will have to lower the fuse box from it`s front clip. The pollen filter case has got a few screws to take it off – Ion Danciu from Hampshire
Submitted: 20/08/2012 15:51:30 | ID: 12572
My Ford Galaxy temp & fuel gauges are very erratic ie they go up & down all the time. I also noticed at the same time as this happened the ABS & the handbrake warning lights came on. It also appears that the indicators are now not working but the hazards are.
Fuse 3 had blown. Think it was due to the interior light switch being broken. Removed and replaced switch and fuse all OK now - Gregg from Aberdeenshire
Eventually found out that the "Aircon switch" was short circuit - Gregg Kidd from Aberdeenshire
Submitted: 16/08/2012 16:58:42 | ID: 12468
How do I check the max and min level of the windscreen fluid in my Ford Galaxy?
Submitted: 16/08/2012 16:57:45 | ID: 12467
Could anyone tell me how to disconnect the alarm on my Galaxy? I recently purchased a puppy and when I lock the car, she moves inside and sets the alarm of. Thank you.
Hi.The alarm can be switched off when locking the car either by using the remote or normal locking. When you lock the car, press the lock button again within 1 second. The car will stay locked but the alarm will be disarmed. Same with the key - turn once to lock, back to the middle and turn it once more within 1 second. You will know it`s worked as the doors won’t open but the flashing red led on the driver`s door by the window, or if sited by the clock, will stop flashing. It takes a bit of practice to get the timing right but you should be able to lock the door and disable the alarm - Sparkyalan from Kent
Submitted: 16/08/2012 15:55:07 | ID: 12440
Hi. I have a Ford Galaxy 2.3 petrol, the right hand indicator front and rear have stopped working, the left side works no problem. I removed the steering wheel and changed the arms, this has not resolved the issue, can anyone help me with this?
Submitted: 16/08/2012 10:01:52 | ID: 12413
We have a Ford Galaxy 2.3 Ghia 1999. The problem we are having is the engine seems to be running only on two cylinders. We have put new spark plugs in and it is still doing the same thing. Can you help with any ideas of what it can be? Thanks.
I had the same problem. It turned out to be the coil pack which can be easily replaced. If the problem still exists after replacing the coil pack it is most likely to be the ecu failing. A coil failure can sometimes take out the ecu at the same time - David Cresswell from County Down
Submitted: 14/08/2012 16:35:24 | ID: 12394
I have a 2006 Ford Galaxy and there is a small black rubber stopper in the bottom left corner of the drivers door enclosure. Can anyone tell me what it is the called and what is its function?
The ’small rubber stopper’ is the combined door open switch and the interior light switch as your car is reasonably modern - it’s all done through a controlling module the switch operates with the door open. Interior light comes on.... dashboard warning light comes on or if you have a higher spec model than mine on the lcd display ’front right door open’ can be seen... Hope this helps - David Green from Staffordshire
Submitted: 14/08/2012 14:41:48 | ID: 12366
On my Ford Galaxy I recently started getting a loss of power occasionally over about 2100 revs. I took it to a mechanic who checked the turbo and changed the fuel filter and found some error codes in the engine management system. However I still have the reduced power problem but now it’s most of the time. Some times the power will suddenly cut in again and then disappear. It is most noticeable when accelerating as soon as you get to 2100 revs the power drops off badly. The power rarely cuts in when in 4th or 5th gear. It really struggles up long hills on the motorway which it used to fly up! Any ideas what could be wrong? (1.9TDi)
Sounds like air mass flow meter has packed up. Common problem on these - Steve Furniss from Denbighshire
Submitted: 08/08/2012 09:53:54 | ID: 12299
I have many starting problems with my Ford Galaxy after refilling the diesel tank once it has been running almost empty. What can the problem be when it simply refuses to start again after refilling? (2.2 TDCi)
Submitted: 30/07/2012 12:46:29 | ID: 12145
Hi. The rear nearside door of my Ford Galaxy will not lock when the remote is pressed to lock the car. All other doors lock. I have to lock this door manually. What is causing this? How much will it cost to fix? (2.0 tdci 140PS)
I have had the same problem in the past, if you check the wiring loom coming out of the door and going in to the body you will find some of the wires have broken. To fix just undo the plastice sleeve and solder the wires back they are all colour coded - Tariq Hussain from England
Submitted: 26/07/2012 12:59:58 | ID: 12083
I have changed the timing belt and clutch of my Ford Galaxy and now the steering is very tight. It`s getting soft when driving. Any ideas? (Zetec)
Submitted: 13/07/2012 12:09:45 | ID: 11809
Can anyone tell me the location of oil and fuel filters on a Ford Galaxy 1.9 tdi 2004?
Submitted: 12/07/2012 12:28:05 | ID: 11782
Hi. I have a problem with my Ford Galaxy tdci 2008. When the vehicle is at high temperature the engine does not start. I was told the engine control unit is broken. Any ideas?
Submitted: 12/07/2012 12:05:37 | ID: 11772
I have a Ford Galaxy Zetec 2001 automatic which I find hard to start. When it does start just for a few seconds it sounds like a tank or like there is a hole in the exhaust, that’s the only way to explain it. It has recently had a service and a new starter motor. Any ideas please?
Submitted: 02/07/2012 15:51:37 | ID: 11567
I have an issue with my 97 Ford Galaxy 2.0 petrol. Once I`m in a gear I can have my foot right down and the car is struggling to pull away, but once it hits 4000 revs the power kicks in and the car goes back to normal. Does anyone have any ideas what the problem could be?
Disconnect your battery for 15 minutes which will in turn reset the car`s ECU and you will have that power back - Allan Rezamand from England
Submitted: 02/07/2012 11:37:00 | ID: 11540
I changed the bulb in the glove box of my Ford Galaxy but it blew a fuse and now my lights inside don’t work. I put a new one in but it`s blown straight away. Can anyone please help?
Submitted: 02/07/2012 09:59:26 | ID: 11521
When the fan on my Ford Galaxy is switched on only hot air comes out, although the temperature control is at cold. Also the air flow does not increase when switching the fan to a higher setting, but the fan is running faster as the fan control is increased. It’s as if a flap is not opening for the heat control as well as a flap not opening for the air flow from the vents. Does anyone know what is causing this? (2.1 diesel)
Submitted: 28/06/2012 14:22:31 | ID: 11471
I have a Ford Galaxy which is having problems going into gear, it feels like the pins are too close. Can anybody help?
Submitted: 26/06/2012 17:03:23 | ID: 11433
Hello. I have a Ford Galaxy 2.3i 1999 DOHC (engine type Y5B). There is a problem with the handbrake display light which is lit up all of the time. I tried to disconnect the switch which is near to the handbrake but the light is still lit up. If the switch is disconnected then it means there is no signal when I use the handbrake. I have also cleaned the cork where the oil has been filled. Are there any other solutions or does anybody else have this kind of problem? I also have another problem with overheating,. In the summer it reaches critical zone and the fan is working all of the time. Can anybody help me with these problems please? (2.3i)
Check brake fluid - Scott Thorley from England
Submitted: 26/06/2012 10:13:19 | ID: 11419
How much will it cost to fit a water pump for a 2008 Ford Galaxy? (Diesel)
Submitted: 25/06/2012 09:24:57 | ID: 11359
Hi. My problem is starting my Ford Galaxy from cold. It will always start but coughs out thick smoke and appears to be firing on only two cylinders. I replaced the glow plugs but it has not made any difference. Once the engine heats up, literally within five miinutes, then the engine runs perfectly for the whole day. Any ideas? (1.9 tdi Zetec 115)
I have a Galaxy Ghia 2004 1.9 TDI. The car had a problem on start up in the cold, where lots of smoke was produced, or when I pulled up at roundabouts and junctions. Turns out it was my Auxillery Heater (that heats the back of the car) burning diesel. It looked like my car was on fire, the smoke was that bad. I did my own research and found this to be a fairly common problem with this model. The advice was to disconnect the Aux heater, or replace it (was quoted £1000 to replace). Ford garage would not disconect the Aux heater as they said it would have a knock on effect? So replaced my Glow Plugs instead (£150). This did not solve the problem. Took it back to garage and other lad from another garage heard my problem, got under the car and disconected my Auxillery Heater (as this is what is normally done at his garage) and in 2 minutes job done! 4 years later I have had no problems at all - Clair Prout from Oxfordshire
Submitted: 21/06/2012 11:43:28 | ID: 11314
Hi. I am trying to get the lights to work on the dashboard of my Ford Galaxy so that I can see my speed instead of pressing my phone to see what speed I am doing. I have looked at the fuses and all seems fine. Will it be a bulb and if so how do you get to it? Many thanks.
Hi Joe I had the same problem with my 1997 Aspen.I am not 100% sure that the 2000 model is the same but it could be the bulbs. There are two screws at the top of the trim that goes round the front of the cluster. Ease the trim towards you using a flat head screw driver to get it started. Once this is removed undo the two screws holding the cluster on. Carefully ease the left hand side out so that you can disconnect the cluster. You then have to ease the whole cluster unit out to the left hand side of the steering wheel (move the wheel to its lowest point and pull the wheel forwards. You willl then see the grey bulb holders. Change whatever bulbs you want using long nosed pliers to get the holders out if needed. Retrace your steps to put it back together. Sounds a big job but it’s not, it took me about 15 mins to do. Hope this helps - Des Taylor from Lanarkshire.
Submitted: 18/06/2012 11:00:52 | ID: 11244
When I start my Ford Galaxy the cooling fan is coming on straight away even when it`s cold. Is there a fix for this? I would be very grateful for any suggestions. (Zetec tdi)
Submitted: 18/06/2012 09:38:48 | ID: 11221
Can anyone help? I have a Ford Galaxy Zetec 16v automatic 2.3 2001 which I find hard to start, especially when it`s been standing overnight. When it does start for a few seconds it sounds as if the exhaust has a hole in it, that’s the only way to describe it. I`ve just had it serviced and a new starter motor fitted. Any ideas? Thanks.
Submitted: 11/06/2012 10:30:04 | ID: 11080
How do I check the level of automatic gear box fluid in my Ford Galaxy, as it will not go into reverse unless the engine is warm?
Submitted: 07/06/2012 09:21:15 | ID: 10907
My Ford Galaxy is a Ghia 1999 model 2.3 motor. When I start my car or put the electrics on at the same time the front wipers start running for about 7-12 minutes and then stop. What is causing this problem?
Submitted: 31/05/2012 10:13:13 | ID: 10846
Is it common when recharging gas on the air conditioning of a Ford Galaxy for pipes to blow off once pressurised? My garage state it is and that they are doing it to the correct pressures. Any ideas?
Submitted: 29/05/2012 15:10:06 | ID: 10826
My Ford Galaxy has petrol in the airfilter and the temperature light gauge is coming on. Can anyone help? Thanks. (petrol)
Submitted: 29/05/2012 09:58:22 | ID: 10819
My 1969 Ford Galaxy loses power at normal speed. Any ideas?
Submitted: 29/05/2012 09:53:47 | ID: 10817
Where are the air conditioning recharge pipes for a Ford Galaxy 2.2 EP?
Recharge pipe behind front indicator, I think it’s the left side - Tariq Hussain from England
Submitted: 28/05/2012 14:44:28 | ID: 10799
Hi. I had a problem with my Ford Galaxy`s turbo which stopped working, so I took the turbo off and had to get a new one but still no turbo. I had it on a diagnostic machine which said that I need a new air flow sensor, so I got one and a new erg and valve vacuum. I can get the turbo running for about 10 seconds, the egr opens on tick over for 10 seconds then closes and stays closed. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks. [1900 turbo diesel 1996)
I had this exact issue with mine and it was such a pain to get to the bottom of as diaognostics machines did not pick it up, I was told to disconnect the battery for 10-15 mins which resets the ecu and sure enough my car has it`s power back - Allan Rezamand from England
Submitted: 25/05/2012 09:41:31 | ID: 10733
Hi. I own a 2002 Ford Galaxy and have the following problem on my Travel Pilot navigation system. It tells me that the code is not connected. Can anybody tell me what I have to do ? Thank you. (Ghia)
Submitted: 24/05/2012 10:20:53 | ID: 10687
Hi. Will a 1999 power steering pump fit on a 2001 Ford Galaxy? Thank you.
Submitted: 14/05/2012 12:01:57 | ID: 10492
My Ford Galaxy`s brakes have just been repaired but the brake sensor light on the dashboard is still staying on. Also the wires coming from the brake pads were cut and rejoined and the car has been checked for brake fluid and is fine. I was just wondering how to get the light to go off?
Submitted: 11/05/2012 10:18:46 | ID: 10433
Hi. I have a Ford Galaxy 1.8 tdi Zetec 2007 and I have had a problem starting it. This problem started sometime last year and has steadily got worse. Sometimes I can turn the key up to ten or fifteen times and nothing happens, it does not turn over or make any sound at all. I can leave it for five minutes and go back to it and it will start first time. I have taken it to a Ford dealer and they say that they can`t find out what it is, it has been on the diagnostics machine which showed nothing. I took it home, parked it on the drive and the next morning it would not start. I tried about ten times and nothing happened, but the following morning it started with no problem. It goes well when it`s running. Could someone please help? Thanks. (1.8 tdi)
Just had a very similar problem with my Galaxy. The problem was the fuel pump relay. Does your glowplug light on the dashboard light up when you try to start your car? I found that whenever it did the car started when it didn’t the car wouldn’t start. If this is the same with your car then the relay is definitely the problem. The relay is marked 109, just change this and your car should start every time. This is a common fault and instructions for changing it are online, I found them by tapping into Google how to change ford galaxy relay 109. I hope this helps - Tom Wright from Leicestershire
Hi, could be the key, car thinks its immobelised etc... Dave Fields from Yorkshire
Submitted: 11/05/2012 09:45:25 | ID: 10424
Hello. I have a 2010 Ford Galaxy, automatic turbo diesel, and I was thinking about changing the oil and filter myself, but took a look and couldn’t see where the oil filter or drain plug are located. Do you have to remove the bottom cover under the engine to get at them? Also how do you remove the plastic cover on top of the engine? Thanks for any help you can give. (Automatic Turbo Diesel)
Just pull the top cover up and it comes off - Steve from England
Submitted: 10/05/2012 10:45:42 | ID: 10373
My Ford Galaxy`s driver`s seat is stuck and won’t move forwards or backwards. Can anyone help please?
Submitted: 08/05/2012 15:37:43 | ID: 10329
Hi. Can anybody help? I have a 2006 2.0 diesel Ford Galaxy Zetec which has covered 89,000 miles and runs really well. It has recently been difficult to start if I have been on a long journey. It doesn`t do it every time and once it has started I can do a short run, turn it off and it fires right up with no issues. Sometimes when it doesn`t start I will open the driver`s door and rock the car forward and this seems to do the trick. It has probably done this about six times now but will allways start after a few goes. Has anybody got any ideas? Thanks. (2.0 diesel Zetec.)
Submitted: 08/05/2012 14:25:52 | ID: 10312
When I`m driving my Ford Galaxy it`s fine, but when I slow down, say at a traffic light, it judders and stalls. So I turn it off and then start it again and it`s fine until I slow down again. Why is this?
Submitted: 02/05/2012 10:20:49 | ID: 10237
Can anyone tell me where is the fuel filter located on my Ford Galaxy?
Submitted: 23/04/2012 14:14:46 | ID: 10036
I have no heaters in my Ford Galaxy. It`s running temperature is okay. Can anybody help to fix my problem? Also is there a workshop manual for the Ford Galaxy 1.9 diesel tdi 2002? I can`t find one anywhere.
Submitted: 23/04/2012 12:32:34 | ID: 10024
The interior lights of my Ford Galaxy stopped working after a gearbox replacement Does anyone have any suggestions why? (1.9 tdi.)
Submitted: 19/04/2012 12:43:44 | ID: 9920
Hi. I was wondering if anyone can help as I have a fault with the temperature gauge on my Ford Galaxy. It stays on zero and, when driving for a while it goes up to normal, then when I slow down it goes back to zero. Does anybody know how to diagnose what it could be? I was thinking the temperature switch on the thermostat, but I don’t know for sure if this will fix it? Also does anybody know where the pollen filter goes on this model? Thanks. (2.0 lx tdci 125 6G)
Submitted: 13/04/2012 14:26:39 | ID: 9803
Can anyone tell me how to find the Ford Galaxy engine under cover bolts?
Submitted: 13/04/2012 14:15:15 | ID: 9798
My Ford Galaxy`s airbag light is on. How can I get it off?
Submitted: 13/04/2012 11:39:11 | ID: 9775
My Ford Galaxy`s warning bleeper came on and steam was escaping from under the bonnet. We had noticed that the car hadn’t been heating up very much for the past few days. Someone had a look at it and said that it was the temperature control valve that had jammed, two or three hits with the pole from his jack and it is working fine for now. Has this happened to anyone else and if so is it common in the Galaxy? (1.9tdi)
Submitted: 13/04/2012 09:35:18 | ID: 9746
Can the wheels that have come off a 2002 Ford Galaxy fit onto a 2009 Ford Galaxy?
Submitted: 27/03/2012 11:00:52 | ID: 9336
Hi. I’ve just noticed that the high level brake light on my Ford Galaxy works when the ignition is first switched on and when the brake pedal is pressed it flickers and then goes out. It won’t work again untill the ignition is turned off again and then the same thing happens again. Does anyone know why? Thanks.
Change brake bulbs, faulty bulbs - Richard Bradley from Northumberland
Submitted: 19/03/2012 16:03:43 | ID: 9189
Could you tell me where I would find the Ford Galaxy water bottle for the rear window? Thank you.
www.fgoc.co.uk should be your number one stop for any Ford Galaxy questions! But there is only one water bottle on the galaxy that feeds both front and rear screens... Steve from Suffolk
Submitted: 13/03/2012 16:19:05 | ID: 9041
How can I fit the driver’s side rear cover light on my Ford Galaxy? Thanks
Submitted: 12/03/2012 16:23:28 | ID: 8939
Hi, I have just bought a Ford Galaxy Auto Ghia 2.3 this week. Five times out of ten nothing happens when I turn the key in the ignition. It doesn’t matter if the car is in park or neutral it just does nothing, the lights come on but that’s it. I noticed when it doesn`t start that the immobiliser light on the driver`s door is flashing. The car has just passed an MOT and has a new battery. The old owner is still claiming this never happened to them. The car runs great when it does start and has low mileage. It’s booked for a service on Monday but I was just wondering if anyone has an idea what this could or might be? Thanks!
It may be worth cleaning the connection at the starter motor for the switched live - Mark Smith from Bedfordshire
A friend had this problem, it turned out to be the immobiliser relay - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 12/03/2012 14:59:10 | ID: 8936
Hi all.. .need lots of help, lots of problems, auto tdi keeps going into limp mode. I’ve changed maf meter, throttle sensor, brake sensor, spray clean turbo but no improvement until I spray cleaned egr valve. Although better it still revs @ 3 - 4000 before changing gears and goes into limp and reverse only works now and again. Finally, I’ve been trying to find out how to top up gearbox and oil needed. Can anybody help please!!!???
Submitted: 09/03/2012 11:17:18 | ID: 8898
My Ford Galaxy won’t start or make any attempt at starting. The Ford dealer has checked the wires and fuse but to no avail. They suspect the ECU to be bad. 1) If I get a ECU from another car will it work in my car? 2) If I decide to buy the complete ECU unit and all the lock system from another Galaxy will it need programming and will it work?
Submitted: 09/03/2012 10:45:45 | ID: 8887
Does anyone know where the live feed to the high level brake light is feeding from as I have no power at the lamp and the on board computer is saying rear brake lamp fault. I’m hoping there’s a brake in the wire. Thanks.
Submitted: 09/03/2012 09:43:43 | ID: 8882
I have a Ford Galaxy diesel automatic. It drives alright, but then after some time it finds it difficult to move to the second gear, so the car keeps on revving. This happens intermittently. Any ideas?
Submitted: 05/03/2012 13:55:27 | ID: 8726
Hi, my Ford Galaxy remote key fell and came apart, I put it back together but it doesn’t work, the remote is not working and the engine won’t start, it seems to have set off an immobilizer. It starts for a second and then cuts out, is there a way of re-setting the immobilizer so the key will start the car and lock it manually until I can get a new one? Any suggestions would be much appreciated, thanks.
When the key fell apart, you lost a small plastic chip which is in fact a small transmitter which links to the engine management system when the key is inserted in the lock. Without it, the engine will turn over, start and then cut out immediately. Sorry, you need a new key - Dave Stephenson from Nottinghamshire
There is a very small grey chip that is inside the key if this is missing the car will not start. Check and see if it is there but possibly put in the wrong way. It is approx 1/4" long with a white typed code on it - Conor from Ireland
Submitted: 29/02/2012 11:22:53 | ID: 8695
Hi. The information dash light [I] flashes when car is locked, but not when driving or at a stand still. I have read 2 different answers from Ford mechanics 1) OK, is showing alarm is active. 2) There maybe a fault, I will need to take to a garage to run diagnostics. Odd though if it’s a fault, as only shows when alarm is on and car locked! There are no messages when I check the information page on the on-board computer? (2-litre TDCi)
It is normal for the light to flash once a second when the car is locked, this is a visual deterrent. Under normal operating when driving the light should be off, if it comes on when driving, this is to alert you to a system fault - Tristan from Yorkshire
Submitted: 29/02/2012 08:40:55 | ID: 8684
Hi all, I have a 2008 Galaxy Zetec and the tailgate LED stop light has stopped working. Does anyone have any suggestions to what could cause this? Many thanks.
Submitted: 29/02/2012 08:20:54 | ID: 8676
Can anyone help? My diesel engine sounds like a motorcycle. I have had the cat done and only noticed the noise since then. Thanks.
There is limited time from taking the battery out and putting new one in. Dealers will charge you too much. If you look around, you will find others who have the devices to do this. Also if you still have the master key, you may be able to do it yourself by following a sequence whilst the key is in the ignition. I did this with mine and it worked. Google away, there’s loads of help out there, avoiding dealers could save you some £££ - Andy McCan from England
Submitted: 27/02/2012 15:43:00 | ID: 8601
The key fob on my Galaxy has stopped working , I changed the battery but it still won’t lock the doors. I’m having to lock the doors manually which is a pain... Does it need re-programming and how? Any ideas please... Regards.
It will want reprogramming at the dealers. It’s usually a one hour charge to do this - Stu from England
Go on Google and type in Galaxy key reprogramming and there is a section that tells you how to do it - Mark from England
Submitted: 20/02/2012 09:42:30 | ID: 8412
Serpentine belt snapped and tensioner destroyed. All other pulleys are running freely. Is there any a/c or power steering related faults to this problem? Thanks. (TDCi 6G)
Had this trouble of belt shredding. I put a new belt on, but tensioner was very erratic. It is normally the alternator, they have a clutch. When the clutch seizes, the tensioner will become erratic and eventually shred the belt. I found out the hard way, a garage charged me £850 for putting a new aircon pump & greasing the tensioner, all which was unnecessary - Dave Vincent from Essex
Submitted: 17/02/2012 14:31:59 | ID: 8354
My indicators are not working on my Ford Galaxy. I’m not sure what it could be... Can anyone help?
Submitted: 17/02/2012 11:29:39 | ID: 8344
I have a 2011 Ford Galaxy Titanium 2.0 TDCI 140BHP that was imported from England to Ireland. I would like to change the speedometer from reading miles to km. Can I buy a disc overlay to achieve this ? Thanks.
Submitted: 15/02/2012 09:18:24 | ID: 8245
When I unlock my Ford Galaxy only the driver’s door opens. The other doors’ won’t open at all. I was told it could be a fuse, but don’t know which. Can anyone help please?
I have had a similar problem, on mine I had to change the main wiring loom which is located in the drivers door, £250 inc labaour. I was told by my mechanic, this is a common fault on the Galaxy. The wiring loom in the door hinge frays which stops the central locking and electric windows from working. Hope this helps - Mike from Yorkshire
Submitted: 26/01/2012 09:15:50 | ID: 7682
Hi, could anyone please help me? My Ford Galaxy’s fog lights keeps popping on my dash whenever I turn my lights on. I have checked the bulbs and they look fine. Also, whenever I press the brake the fog light signs appears on the dash but the fog lights are not on. I have checked fuse 26 but it looks OK. Please help. Thank you.
The fog light issue is common with the Galaxy. Check the wiring inside the rubber connector between the boot lid and body. There will almost certainly be wires damaged in there. The door wires go the same way so they are also worth a check - Mark Rowlatt from Warwickshire
You have put the bulbs in the wrong way round - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 23/01/2012 09:02:10 | ID: 7609
I need to replace the Ford logo on the front and back of my car, what is the best way to remove it? Thanks.
Use dental floss, then clean with meths and polish off the residue - Mark Rowlatt from Warwickshire
Don’t forget to remove the 2 screws though - Arnold Nagy from England
Submitted: 22/01/2012 10:22:51 | ID: 7559
My Ford Galaxy’s rear window washer does not work. Has it got a separate pump from the front washer?
Check under the front nearside footwell and remove the inner trim alongside the nearside doors, the pipe has a join under there and it sometimes comes apart, usually soaks the carpet! - Mark Rowlatt from Warwickshire
Same problem with my Alhambra. Carpets got soaked before I realised. The connection on the washer pipe was high up in the passenger footwell behind the carpet. Bit feedly to reconnect upside down. Came off again so I connected pipes and used small zip ties on the pipe joints - Rob Shaw from Cheshire
Submitted: 22/01/2012 08:18:49 | ID: 7515
Hi. Will a 2002 Ford Galaxy electric wing mirror for drivers door fit a 2004 Galaxy Ghia 2.8?
Yes, they are the same until mk3 - Tom Harbo from England
Submitted: 21/01/2012 23:19:30 | ID: 7487
I have a Ford Galaxy and when I turned my ignition on this morning a buzzer / beep sounded as I started the engine, then it went off. Can anybody tell me what this may mean? Many thanks.
Submitted: 20/01/2012 14:22:15 | ID: 7461
Does anyone know if the aircon pipes on a Ford Galaxy Ghia petrol will fit a Ford Galaxy diesel? Many thanks.
Submitted: 19/01/2012 13:50:12 | ID: 7411
Hi all, the front L/H & R/H windscreen heaters are not working, and control buttons are not lighting up. Looked in my Haynes manual to find the relay and fuses are in the central junction box. Only problem is, I can’t find it. Any help would be greatly appreciated...
Submitted: 16/01/2012 13:52:11 | ID: 7353
Does anyone know where the pollen filter is located on a 2007 Ford Galaxy?
Hi, you will find the pollen filter in the passenger footwell. Remove the trim to the heater side and you will have to drop the fuse box down from memory. You will see a rectangle box sitting on its side with three or four screws in it, and the filter is in there - Brian from County Down
Submitted: 10/01/2012 11:57:20 | ID: 7229
The small cable in the hand brake lever connecting the release button to the ratchet has broken. I have been trying to find a replacement but only seem to be able to buy from Ford - the whole hand brake assembly for £158+ fitting costs. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement cable from or how to make an effective repair? (2-litre tdci Zetec)
Google ’24/7 spares’ - Martin Jones from Essex
I have had the same problem. Looks like a design fault. Upto press I have not been able to find any other solution than to buy a new mechanism - Paul Batchelor from Lancashire
Submitted: 09/01/2012 13:43:06 | ID: 7163
Does the 2007 Ford Galaxy 1800 diesel have a timing belt or chain? And at what mileage do they need changing?
Submitted: 09/01/2012 08:38:36 | ID: 7147
My wipers, washers, fan for heater, head lights and main beam have just stopped. I tried looking at the fuse panel but could not get the plastic cover off. This is the panel on the drivers side on the right side of the steering wheel. Can anyone tell me how to access the fuses or could it be something else. Thank you in advance.
The fuse panel cover does not come off, it just hinges downwards - and inside the cover when open you will see the fuse position diagram - Alan Smith from Suffolk
Submitted: 30/12/2011 16:29:41 | ID: 6945
I have Ford Galaxy 2.3 x reg with triptronic gearbox. It comes out of fourth gear down to third when driving at over fifty mph. Any ideas on what the problem/solution is?
Submitted: 28/12/2011 22:51:50 | ID: 6924
What might make the pressure plate on a Ford Galaxy break into 4 pieces?
Submitted: 28/12/2011 22:11:00 | ID: 6906
The glow plug light on my Ford Galaxy is not coming on. So could you please tell me where the relay is for them? Many thanks.
Submitted: 14/12/2011 09:11:45 | ID: 6630
I have lost the use of 5th and reverse gears on my Ford Galaxy. When I try 5th gear it goes into 3rd gear and when I try reverse it seems to go into 4th. Going from 1st to 4th gear not a problem, it’s when you push the stick right over to right to select 5th and reverse gears that it does not select. I think it is probably a selector cable that has come loose but I do not know where to locate it. Any ideas?
Hi Mark, I had this problem while on holiday. I could only get 3rd and 4th. If you reach over the back of the battery and feel around under the battery plate, you’ll find two selector cables. Get someone to play around with the gear stick, to help you feel for them. They fit on a box on top of the gearbox. With me, one of the selector cables had popped off, just push back on to the nipple. You may find that it keeps popping out. If you find it’s the same with yourself, you will need to remove the battery and plate. You will want to place a jack under engine to take weight because when I took four bolts out, the engine dropped slightly. No damage, just jacked it up to catch bolts. It’s a big job to replace these cables. I’ve still not got round to it after six months. After pushing the cable on, I tied it with a cable tie. Still working fine. Good luck - Hugh McFadden from Scotland
Submitted: 14/12/2011 09:05:19 | ID: 6627
Hi. I have a Galaxy Ghia 2006 old shape. It has the sat nav stereo and also has a DVD player. I have just brought a 6 CD changer I cannot find the plug to connect. I thought it was in the boot. Should the wiring be in the car? Or perhaps somewhere else? Or do they some times not put them in the wiring loom? Can any one help?
Submitted: 13/12/2011 08:39:43 | ID: 6593
The car starts fine but then has a variety of problems that started out as random but have gotten MUCH worse in the last few days. The speedometer, fuel gauge, and heat gauge will jump from bottom to top, stick, drop back down to the bottom, turn off completely, ding, come back on, work normally, and do it all over again in no particular order. The tripometer and odometer screen will either light up while staying blank, or turn off completely. Once in a while though it will work. Speakers in the car crackle and pop like they have gone bad (though they haven’t) and then start to work normally again. Also, I’ve noticed that when my headlights are on they seem to pulse in brightness with the car. The inside light and dashboard lights also seem to be pulsing. Car has also started stalling out, but only when put into reverse (and usually only when attempting to parallel park) though I feel like this is a separate problem and I was told that may be the torque converter. All in all it’s been interesting driving lately (and I’ve been avoiding it as much as possible) The car has a brand new battery so I know it’s not that. . . But other than that anything else if fair game? Any ideas?
Submitted: 06/12/2011 11:58:23 | ID: 6391
Hi there, can anyone help? When I turn on the heating I get a horrible screeching noise and the car tries to die. It has already snapped the aux belt, which I have now replaced. Does anyone know what it could be? Also, where can I find the fuse for the front cigarette lighter? Thanks. (2.3 Ghia X)
Sounds like one of the pulleys has seized, remove belt and see if you can manually turn aircon compressor, tensioner pulley etc - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 05/12/2011 13:43:58 | ID: 6323
Hi, could anybody tell why my Ford Galaxy’s temperature gauge does not go as high as it used to, even though the interior still gets as warm? Thank you.
1. Faulty Gauge 2. Faulty Coolant Temperature Sensor 2. Faulty Thermostat (Sticking Open) 4. Any Combination of the above - Suddenend from England
Submitted: 02/12/2011 09:57:14 | ID: 6295
Hi, I am having problems with my auto gear box. When (D) Drive is selected, the car will not move on its own, it takes a lot of revs to get it moving. When it does move it is very jerky and feels like it engages and disengages out of gear. Reverse on the car woks fine though... Would the cause be low gear box oil? If that’s the case therein lies my second problem. I cannot locate the gear box oil filler. I’ve looked all round the engine bay but cant see it. Should there be a dipstick for the gear box oil? Do I need to remove engine components to get to the G/B filler cap? Any help will be greatly appreciated Thanks in advance. (2.8 v6)
I’ve got the same problem Jason... I think it is the gear box oil and I took it to the garage. They weren’t sure and couldn’t find the dipstick either. The oil is very pricy so they only put 1 litre in @ £25 per litre. It seemed a bit improved for a while and now it’s really jerky again so think I’m going to bite the bullet and put quite a bit more in - Sonja Nash from England
Submitted: 02/12/2011 09:54:56 | ID: 6293
Do you have to take out the headlight to replace the side light bulb on a 2000 Ford Galaxy?
No, in the wheel arch moulding is a slide down flap, pull that down and that’s where you get to the sidelight and indicator bulbs----- just! - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 30/11/2011 15:40:45 | ID: 6211
Recently, on my Ford Galaxy, the fuse went for the reverse lights and now it has been replaced. The reverse lights still won’t come on. Does anybody know where I would find the trip switch?
It’ll be the reversing light switch located in the gearbox, look underneath and you should see it - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 30/11/2011 10:48:43 | ID: 6175
Can anyone please help me? I am trying to locate the fuse for the cigarette lighter on my Ford Galaxy 2.3-litre Ghia model. I have looked at the fuse box under the drivers right hand side panel, it does not show a fuse for the lighter plus the rear lighters are not working either which are located on the rear passenger side box panel. Any ideas please? Plus the airbag light stays on - how can I get to reset it without getting another mortgage. Many thanks, I’m desperate for your answers.
Submitted: 24/11/2011 11:43:22 | ID: 6037
I have a Ford Galaxy turbo diesel which has a smell of burning and then car would not start. No gauges on the dashboard either. When opening the bonnet I found that the black box situated next to and connected to the battery had melted. What is this and the cost of repair? Can anyone give me advice please?
Fuse box most likely and very expensive unless you can get one from the scrappy. Should be looking to see what caused this though as they do not just "melt" for no reason - James from Berkshire
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Ford-Galaxy-MK2-Fuse-Box-2000-2006-/270805750743?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3f0d47d3d7 Mine has melted too. I have a 2.3 petrol X reg, had a new one fitted at garage along with new battery, new alternator and the fusebox has had a meltdown again! Dunno why it keeps happening - Kev Worrall from Lancashire
I had a ’02 Galaxy, the fuse box melted, I got one from the dealers for £25.00 and watched the mechanic fit it. It happened again about 6 months later, bought a new one and fitted it myself, only took 15mins - Que Shah from Yorkshire
Submitted: 22/11/2011 08:23:13 | ID: 5932
Hi all! My T reg Ford Galaxy is being a pain. I got out off the car, locked the doors manually and the key and fob fell to bits. So I put it all back together and all seemed fine. I unlocked the car with the key fob and all the doors unlocked as normal. I then went to start the car, as you do, and the dash lights came on as normal but when I then went to turn the key at the final third to kick engine into life... nothing happened apart from the little light by my doorlock on the drivers door started flashing. Any ideas as my car is now stuck 3 miles away, outside a shop.
The immobiliser is not recognising the key - Martin Jones from Essex
In the key fob, there is a little black chip, now where your car key fell apart that’s where it is. Go back and scan the area where your key fell, problem solved - Tom Harbo from England
Submitted: 08/11/2011 08:05:14 | ID: 5489
On my 1.9-litre Ford Galaxy Zetec, the hazard lights come on if I try to open electric windows on the driver’s door, or sometimes when I open the door, or if I turn on the headlights, not every time but randomly. My alternator workshop warning sign appeared on the dashboard 2 weeks before any of these problems occurred and has never shown up again, totally random. I never had a problem before and I have owned the car from new, serviced it annually. Please help, I have cleaned the battery points and checked all fuses!
Same problem. Snapped electric wire in rear passenger door - Joanne Roche from Newport
Submitted: 07/11/2011 10:44:03 | ID: 5443
Hi, I recently bought a Ford Galaxy and the next day my instrument cluster went - all of it, no rev counter, fuel, speedo, temp or lights. So I tried to change them but this seems like hard work but I think that I may have a relay gone. I don’t know what to do - could someone help? Thanks!
Hi there, I have a Ford Focus (2002) and it happened to me - apparently a common Ford fault and it’s the whole unit that needs replaced. Ford electrical faults seem to be very common these days - they are worse than the Fiats/Lancias/Alphas of the 1980s and I’ve had a Fiat! I would still check all fuses/relays but I expect it’s terminal. The dealer tried to fix it but the fault returned and got worse before not working. The dealer replaced the whole unit and then like a true dealer idiot did not write down the miles when they changed it, so had to get them to make an amendment so that it did not look dodgy as the miles no longer correspond with the registration document. Hope this helps - Mal from Angus (Forfarshire)
Go on the net and call up a firm called BBA Reman, they specialise in exchange dashboards - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 07/11/2011 10:00:54 | ID: 5430
I have 2 questions that I hope you can help with: 1) When does the cam belt need replacing on a Ford Galaxy Ghia TDi? The car has done 64,000 miles? 2) How do you change the front side light bulb? Thanks in advance.
Now on that mileage. Fords recommend every 40,000miles. Re: your sidelight, look under wheel arch and there is a plastic cover that slides down to access sidelight and indicator bulbs, just! - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 07/11/2011 08:40:49 | ID: 5412
My reverse lights stay on, even when I am not in reverse. Does anyone know how why this happens and how it can be fixed?
Sounds like a faulty reversing light switch - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 03/11/2011 10:20:17 | ID: 5382
Where can I find a replacement front drivers door for a Ford Galaxy, as ours was badly damaged by a hit and run?
I have a problem with my egr valve. Can I drive my car? There’s some smoke - Abdul Hersi from England
Go online to 24/7 spares - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 26/10/2011 09:22:41 | ID: 5196
Hi, can you tell me where the remote sensor unit is on a 1999 Ford Galaxy 2.3-litre Ghia X Auto as I can’t get my remote key to open and lock the car. The battery on the remote is a new one - can somebody please help?
Submitted: 26/10/2011 08:30:24 | ID: 5184
My Ford Galaxy is losing power when I drive up hills, and also sometimes the car stalls. I have taken the car to five different garages to find out what’s wrong yet the same thing is happening. Does anyone have any ideas?
The chances are there is a problem with the Idle Speed Sensor/valve, or the throttle body is clogged with carbon. Have you checked the air filter, and all connecting pipes? Anything that restricts air intake could have a similar effect - Joe Collins from England
Submitted: 20/10/2011 15:16:49 | ID: 5009
My 1997 Ford Galaxy will not start.... My battery is fine, my starter motor is fine but when I turn key nothing happens, it just clicks, dials (speedometer and rev counter) do a sweep left to right and the digital milometer reads 8888888, goes blank for a few seconds then after a few seconds all readouts go back to normal until I try the ignition. I think it could be an ignition relay problem but don’t know where to find it? Can anyone help?
Is it the starter solenoid clicking? If so, that normally points to a flat battery or starter motor, which will upset the dash dials & the wipers will possibly attempt to operate. If the battery & s/motor are okay, check that all leads (especially the earth leads) are tight - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 20/10/2011 09:29:07 | ID: 4987
After how many miles do you need to change a timing belt, water pump, oil, air, pollen, fuel filter on a Ford Galaxy 1.8 diesel please?
The water pump should only need changing in the event of damage/leaking. Air, oil, fuel and pollen filters should be changed in an annual service, probably with an engine flush and oil change. Timing belts are usually good for 70,000 miles or so, cautious would change between 50 and 60. For a cheaper and VERY effective, safe method of engine cleaning search for BG44K online, there is a diesel equivilent. Really does what it says on the tin - Joe Collins from England
Submitted: 19/10/2011 09:04:08 | ID: 4921
My driver side rear lights aren’t working, indicator and brake lights work. I have swapped the bulbs to check, they’re not broken and all okay. Is there a separate fuse? Do you know the fuse number? I do not have a manual.
Fuses control o/s and n/side, is the drivers front sidelight working? If it is then you know for sure, the problem lies at rear lamp, check for power to multi-plug to rear lamp. If there is, try a bulb holder or swap with other side to see if it works - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 12/10/2011 11:01:42 | ID: 4787
Where exactly is the battery located in the Ford Galaxy? I’ve looked under the bonnet but it’s not there. Help?
Should be under the bonnet, nearside under plastic cover - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 07/10/2011 10:11:08 | ID: 4666
Where is the gearbox oil dipstick located?
Submitted: 16/09/2011 08:49:55 | ID: 4439
I’m getting a tapping sound between 1800/2000rpm. I’ve been told it’s my injectors. Is it dangerous to still drive the car long distances as I’m a taxi driver? The car has done 163,000 miles.
I doubt it’s the injectors as they are operating the whole time the engine is running, sounds more like a noisy tappet - Martin Jones from Essex
Dangerous? The modern engine is unlikely to explode! Where’s the danger? It may just stop! Get a proper diagnosis of probably nothing wrong. Things tend to wear a bit after 163k miles. In my experience, noisy engines can run for an exceedingly long mileage. If that is your worry, you should probably not be running your taxi service in a car with 163k miles. I assume it passed the PSV Test - Bram van Kampen from County Down
Hi Nick. Would agree with other answer, probably a noisy hydraulic lifter (tappet) - VW forums have loads of instances of these being noisy at high mileages - the other guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about, not using a car with 163K on clock for a taxi - I’m a chauffeur and my BMW 520d has done 97k miles (mostly motorway, admittedly) in first 12months of me having it! My previous Volvo S80 D5 did 308K in 3 years on original engine, gearbox and clutch (!). Would be worth getting all of them changed or for a cheaper alternative, buy some Ametech Engine Restore (Google it) for about £45.00 for 1 litre, do an oil and filter change, add the amount they recommend, and then just drive... you’ll probably get 2 or 3 oil changes out of the 1 litre can. Stuff works, that’s all I can say... Neil Spiby from Leicestershire
Submitted: 15/09/2011 10:34:00 | ID: 4427
The light came on to say change brake pads, I did that but it won’t go into park and the brake lights don’t work. Bulbs and fuses are okay. Can anyone help please?
Submitted: 02/09/2011 09:47:15 | ID: 4232
Hi, I took my battery off the car for about a week and when I put it back on, the airbag light stays on. Why?
Submitted: 30/08/2011 09:58:11 | ID: 4189
We’ve had a similar brake problem to a previous caller in that the brake pedal goes to the floor with a near total loss of stopping power. Two garages have checked the car saying it’s behaving perfectly and didn’t fail on them, and as the fault is intermittent, they are mystified as to the cause. It’s happened four times now. Can’t chance another but don’t want to give in to the scrapman. Any ideas? Thanks. (Galaxy 2.8v6 auto)
Possible faulty brake master cylinder - Martin Jones from Essex
Yeah, intermittent loss of pedal is usually master cylinder - Steve Watty from Staffordshire
Submitted: 28/07/2011 15:36:06 | ID: 3824
Hi there, I have just bought a Galaxy and the radiator cooling fan is on all the time. Even when I first switch on the ignition on start up, the cooling fan runs, any ideas? Many thanks.
If the air con is switched on, the fans will run as well - Martin Jones from Essex
Sounds like the relay if it comes on with the ignition - Toby Lerone from Cambridgeshire
Replace the temperature sensor switch and check the connector also. If it’s disconnected, the fan will switch on immediately - George Abraham from India
Submitted: 27/07/2011 08:56:43 | ID: 3812
My Galaxy will not start unless I leave the ignition on for a little while. I changed the fuel pump relay but still won’t start. After 20 minutes, it starts. I would like to know if anybody knows what the problem is. Thanks.
Another common problem with the Galaxy is the immobilser relay whereby the vehicle turns over but will not start, I know two people who have this problem - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 04/07/2011 10:28:20 | ID: 3205
I have a Ford Galaxy 2.0L Ghia petrol, does it have a timing belt or chain? If it has a belt, at what mileage should it be renewed? Thank you.
It has a chain - Martin Jones from Essex
Submitted: 28/06/2011 09:33:27 | ID: 3197
My Galaxy was stood waiting to have a gearbox for a few months but finally that’s all done. I went to put it back on the road and the back brakes are sticking, was told they may just need cleaning up as it has been stood. I thought ’fair enough’ but on the way home, they seemed to loose my foot pedal aswell. Just don’t know why it has gone like this. Someone said it could be due to the back brakes and maybe the master cylinder gone but it was fine when it came off the road. Where do I start? Oh and its pushing the fluid back out of the bottle. Help. Many thanks.
I had this problem a week ago, pressed the pedal and kept going. The problem was the master brake cylinder. I had this replaced and it’s working fine again. Hope this helps - David Thomas from Yorkshire
Submitted: 17/06/2011 08:51:10 | ID: 3170
I get occassional loss of power, think it’s going into safe mode. Pulling in and switching off instantly clears the fault. No alarms shown. Any ideas? (1.9 d Zetec)
This occasional loss of power could mean there is something wrong with your car’s turbo sensor or you should check the turbo’s line pipe which is a rubber one. It could have been ripped somehow and can cause turbo failure which is pretty expensive. I would check it as soon as possible. My father’s car had the same problem and sometimes it appeared on the dash and then comes off basically on and off. You may have a different problem but I think this is the issue. By the way, my father’s car was a Mercedes diesel - Pim Arnie from England
How many miles has it done? Me and my brother both have Galaxys and they both started doing that then mine had a slight noise coming from the engine when under pressure eg. changing gear tried. The turbo pipes but in the end, the turbo went. No signs just smoke everywhere. Hope it’s not but sounds a similar story. You have to make sure they don’t pick up on their own oil. If it goes, turn it off. Mine went at 136k, my brother’s at 140k. It’s a problem with them as with the duel mass flywheels clutch. Apart from that, I love them. So many people I have spoke to have the probs with them but when they’re done, they are lovely. Hope you get it sorted - A Dudley from England
Submitted: 09/06/2011 11:33:14 | ID: 3143
I have no brake lights on my Galaxy. I have replaced a blown fuse, the brake light switch and the bulbs seem okay yet still nothing. Any ideas?
I had the same problem, open boot and look at the rubber casing on top right hand side. Pull it back and you will probably find that the wires have snapped, just reconnect them. I did this and then they worked perfect. Good luck - Heath Erlam from England
I just remembered that it could also be the switch under brake pedal too. Look under the pedal and where it makes contact when pressed should be a black plastic switch which can be pressed in and out. Tinker with it and pull it to max then press back in - you should hear it click a couple of times. Get someone to check lights as you press with the brake pedal. If its not the wiring, I am 99% sure that it’s a faulty brake switch - Heath Erlam from England
You need a brake light switch. It sounds like you know what you are doing. If you have cruise control, there are double connections, a simple job most of the time. The threaded bit just needs adjusting. Always do it yourself, not a dealer’s job. Kind regards - Pauly Milburn from Yorkshire
Submitted: 13/05/2011 08:54:13 | ID: 2476
We had a Galaxy due for delivery on 11 March 2011 but have been told that Galaxys have been returned to manufacturers. No reason given as to why and no further date as to when we may receive delivery. Why? (2.0 tdci)
Apparently (mine included), they have been recalled due to a design fault on the remote alarm sounder. It used to be in the wheel arch but has been getting water damaged and corroding within the first few years causing numerous electrical issues and alarm failure. Until the box is redesigned, I cannot get a replacement for mine and so have no alarm! - Andy Mitchell from England
Submitted: 07/03/2011 09:15:50 | ID: 2097
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