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Alan, Cumbria

Ford Galaxy

My mam is trying to put a radio in her car but we have power going though the car and the wire the radio connects to but the radio doing come on

Submitted: 15/09/2017 16:02:48 | ID: 143640

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Ian Bishop, Surrey

Ford Galaxy

A reversing light problem. When reverse is selected the reversing lights come on but will only stay on if the gear stick is held in position. once you let go of the gearstick the lights go out. I think this is a switch problem but I don't know where this is located ie near the gearstick or on the gearbox. Is this easy to replace if necessary?

Submitted: 31/08/2017 10:49:53 | ID: 143411

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Yaqoub, West Sussex

Ford Galaxy

Hi start car in the morning or stop for 3/4 hours when start the engine and the whole car start shacking after 5 mins run the car back to normal can some one help me what's the problem thank you

Submitted: 10/08/2017 21:43:13 | ID: 143058

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Mohammed Amjad Hussain, Greater London

Ford Galaxy

I have ford galaxy 2010 Power cut off when i put in gear

Submitted: 31/07/2017 02:23:56 | ID: 142820

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Teresa stanfield, West Midlands

Ford Galaxy

Hi. My bonnet cable has snapped right by the bonnet catch. Now i cant open the bonnet. I cant see anything from the front to open it. Also my husband went under the car but also cant see anyway to get to it. Help needed please thankyou

Submitted: 30/07/2017 17:41:22 | ID: 142812

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Richard, Bedfordshire

Ford Galaxy

Sudden whistling from engine bay and loss of power what can it be please?

Submitted: 25/07/2017 17:16:59 | ID: 142739

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Abi MAY, Devon

Ford Galaxy

Hello We have a brand new battery which is about 3 weeks old however this morning we have no electrical output the car is completely dead.. what has caused this ? We last drove it on Friday pm and it's Monday today? Regards Abi May

Submitted: 03/07/2017 11:41:35 | ID: 142335

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Adam, Greater London

Ford Galaxy

I got big trouble with my Ford Galaxy. My car loose powers. Transmission Malfunction message I went to mechanic they check it by computer I got two codes error. It meaning I have to repair the gearboxe or replacement. They ask for £2700 for repair and 12 months warranty 12.000 miles. I went to the ford dealer home, they said they just can sell the new parts is gonna cost me £3.760. This car cost me £7.000 I think it's not point I just buy it 6 months in the private owner. I am two stressed I need help

Submitted: 21/06/2017 20:49:23 | ID: 142061

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Anhar, Newport

Ford Galaxy

does anyone know why my ford galaxy 2005 struggles to go into and out of 1st gear and reverse Gears but when it's running it's fine I've had new flywheel and clutch changed and and it's still hasn't solved the problems and also I find my clutch pedal sometimes when released stays halfway and after a while kicks back or sometimes I have to pull it out with my feet Any advise would be much appreciated Thanks It's a 2005 ford galaxy 1.9 tdi 130 bhp

Submitted: 21/06/2017 11:38:43 | ID: 142055

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OBINNA, Nigeria

Ford Galaxy

Hello good people, my galaxy's central locking system suddenly stopped working, I seem unable to figure out how to lock the doors manually, the proximity sensors mounted at the rear bumber stopped functioning too the same time, would someone out there counsel please.

Submitted: 12/06/2017 15:07:23 | ID: 141888

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Paul Hart, Kent

Ford Galaxy

Hi, Our galaxy has developed a problem where it starts first time but runs lumpy when ticking over like it's missing. If you try to drive it it won't go over 10mph but this gradually goes up to 30mph once it's warmed up a bit. We found last week if you leave it ticking over for 15 mins and then turn it off for 10 mins it then ran like normal without any problems. However this has now changed and no matter what you do it runs terrible. We've had the fuel filter changed so it's not that. Any ideas? Thanks

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Hello, i had my Galaxy misfiring now and then. After a while the car suddenly didnt go faster than somewhat like 40km/h. After shut down an restart it was ok for a while, but got worse and worse. Went to a garage to read the fault codes. Fault codes were nothing but misfiring. He said could be the injector cable boom but was not sure. I then dismantled the plastic engine top cover (so you can reach the injectors). Then I disconnected and removed the boom from left to right. (Had to remove battery and drill a big hole in the battery casing to get the boom out,since it is long and straigt) I measured al the wires, (and since I was to gready to buy a new once) reinstalled it, but found one injector connector a bit loose. I then squeezed it and reconnected it on the injector and did the same with all the other7. Since then, problem solved. Maybe you have a similar problem. Good luck! Grtz Staf Staf from Belgium

Submitted: 03/06/2017 09:35:37 | ID: 141705

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mike tait, Dumfries and Galloway

Ford Galaxy

Had water getting into it a few months ago on passenger side an it affected obd port, trip meter an central locking. Fixed locking but trip meter resets itself every time turn ignition on. Any suggestions? Cheers

Submitted: 31/05/2017 18:40:32 | ID: 141652

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Ted Mak, Netherlands

Ford Galaxy

My Ford Galaxy does not start anymore; battery is fully charged, all lichts/systems on dashboard are working, engine diesel warming up light is working. However, when i turn the key ,nothing is happening under bood. I have charged the battery full. The garage tells me that they are not able to get in the main computer system anymore. However, the main computer has been replaced about 7 years and worked up to recently without any problem. Question - is there is somewhere a fuse in the system of the main computer ( or on the computer board of its power supply) which could the cause of the problem - the car was parked for some and i have been charging the car a few times; could that be related to this problem. Many thanlks in advance for any advice

Submitted: 18/05/2017 10:17:21 | ID: 141364

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Crickey, Wicklow

Ford Galaxy

I have a 2002 ford galaxy ghia TDI and it's driving like a dream I parked up one night and went to the shop and I come back out got into the car and it started fine and I turned on the lights only the paring lights come on and no wipers workin and air conditioning stopped working so I changed the module and no success it still runs BUT NO LIGHTS WIPERS OR AIR CONDITIONING WORKIN ......... ANY CLUE'S ON ITS PROBLEM

Submitted: 09/05/2017 02:10:37 | ID: 141182

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Richard, Swansea

Ford Galaxy

My auto box has developed a clicking noise when changing gear.

Submitted: 29/04/2017 17:34:39 | ID: 141002

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Itoro, Afghanistan

Ford Galaxy

My ford galaxy car radio has been blocked after trying For 13 times please what to do to get my Radio back

Submitted: 22/04/2017 09:10:47 | ID: 140813

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Adam Taylor, Greater London

Ford Galaxy

I have a 2.0 litre ford galaxy titanium x the problem I'm having is My handbreak light stays on when I turn the car off and lock it It's an electric handbreak it's engaging on and off normally the light Goes on and off it's just when the car is off it stays on

Submitted: 10/04/2017 14:52:30 | ID: 140529

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Hector, Essex

Ford Galaxy

Esp light comes on and looses power for a couple of seconds then goes out and power comes back

Submitted: 10/04/2017 14:17:49 | ID: 140528

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Joan Ross, Highland

Ford Galaxy

Why would my clock on dash and radio lose time by 2/5 mins at a time! I didn't notice it until clocks changed but I have noticed it's been a couple of minutes slow again after I corrected it.

Submitted: 05/04/2017 14:00:02 | ID: 140427

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Karen Turner, Kent

Ford Galaxy

I was driving on motorway at about 60 mph when my car lost power and ended up doing 15 mph to get off motorway the breakdown come and found no fault codes or anything with any machine he tried and was baffled I've changed the coil pack and now I have a engine light management light on which I didn't before

Submitted: 04/04/2017 12:52:28 | ID: 140400

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michael boulton, Warwickshire

Ford Galaxy

the car display is saying transmission malfunction

Submitted: 22/03/2017 11:08:03 | ID: 140072

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John Ndukwe , Nigeria

Ford Galaxy

THE BACK DOORS OF MY GALAXY REFUSE TO OPEN PLEASE KINDLY ASSIST ME ON WHAT TO DO THANKS john from Nigeria.

Submitted: 21/03/2017 08:18:04 | ID: 140042

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Lee bauer, Norfolk

Ford Galaxy

I have a Ford Galaxy 1900 TDI The clutch engages the gear but once it's in gear there is no drive

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The Galaxy is prone to driveshaft CV (Constant Velocity) joint problems. If one has failed you will experience what you have described. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 27/02/2017 18:25:46 | ID: 139266

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Clare Hansford, Shropshire

Ford Galaxy

Thanks mike for last post, but flippin car grrr, firstly the abs light comes on intermittently... could this be the abs sensor on the wheel... and now... its a auto sometimes, it jolts into gear when its going up n down the selectors, do I need transmission oil as it doesn't always do it? or something else pls pls advise

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Impossible to say re the ABS without a 'hands on' examination. Re the jolt when engaging gear, if you don't know when the ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid) was last changed drain it from the gearbox and replenish with new to see if that cures the problem, if it doesn't then it may be the torque converter failing. Mick from Portugal

Thanks for advice again , Mick from Portugal... Sick of being ripped off at garages , last question ... Temp gauge on dash is intermittent .. heater blower works fan kicks in as it should , would it be a sensor again somewhere ? Clare Hansford from Shropshire

Yes it could be the temperature sensor if it is the radiator cooling fan will also be intermittent as it takes its information from the same sensor. Neither will have any bearing on the heater fan operation. Another possibility is the printed circuit board for the instrument cluster since they stopped using lead in solder the solder is prone to drying out and loosing connection, Vauxhalls are particularly prone to problems with the instrument cluster because of it. The next time you lose the temperature gauge when the engine is hot, stop and open the bonnet, if the cooling fan is running then the most likely cause is the circuit board. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 27/02/2017 11:36:12 | ID: 139237

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ENVER GJONIKU, Middlesex

Ford Galaxy

I found the windows of my car open this morning. Entered in pressed the clutch and the car started. Without putting the key in to the ignition. How is that possible? Someone who wants to steal the car doesn't need the key . Just brake in press the clutch and drive away. Can someone explain this please???

Submitted: 25/02/2017 19:49:53 | ID: 139195

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Clare Hansford, Shropshire

Ford Galaxy

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

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

hi Mick I'm thinking its the wheel sensor as it doesn't do it all the time.. also now it sometimes( again not always) jolts when selecting the gears 1/2/3 up and down ?? does it near gear box fluid as it doesn't do it all the time or something else Clare Hansford from Shropshire

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

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Alexander, Zimbabwe

Ford Galaxy

l have a Ford Galaxy 1999 Model which is having a problem, the bendix is remaining on the ring gear producing a sound when starting the car, resulting in the bendix grinding the teeth of the ring gear, what could be the problem on the car?

Submitted: 04/02/2017 18:54:03 | ID: 138683

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Emmanuel, Zimbabwe

Ford Galaxy

Please help I have a Ford galaxy petrol 1999, 2.3. The problem is shifting gears. It cannot move to 1 and 2. I. Have tried to move on 3 and four but now stark. Can it be transmission fluid being low or empty? Where could l locate the fluid can position on that engine or the problem could be within the gear box. Thank You. Emmanuel

Submitted: 04/02/2017 14:45:14 | ID: 138676

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Kitchen, Warwickshire

Ford Galaxy

Will my galaxy still run without an alternater

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

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

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Kitchen, Warwickshire

Ford Galaxy

Will my car go without the fan belt

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

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

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Kitchen, Warwickshire

Ford Galaxy

Will the engin run if fan belt has snaped

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

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

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simon, Kent

Ford Galaxy

looking for the part of galaxy that holds the fuel filter , I've been told its the black plastic panel that sits behind the battery , I'm not sure if this is correct but need to find part or what name is as my fuel filter is currently being held by cable tie

Submitted: 28/01/2017 17:23:16 | ID: 138475

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Zahid, Essex

Ford Galaxy

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

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

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

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Aaron, Durham

Ford Galaxy

I have recently had a problem whereby I lost the function of my indicators, speedometer, climate control/heater, etc. The abs light is permanently illuminated and the parking brake warning light flashes. I checked the manual and found that these circuits were covered by fuse 3 (5amp) so I checked it out and the fuse had blown. I replaced the fuse and everything seemed to be functioning correctly until I drove approximately 3.5 miles/20 min in traffic and the fuse had blown again. I have checked for damp under the bonnet around the battery and some of the wires, also in the footwells and everything seems bone dry. the car drives absolutely fine with no problems other than no indicators or speedometer. Any help with this would be much appreciated.

Submitted: 04/01/2017 06:55:17 | ID: 137790

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Frank, Hertfordshire

Ford Galaxy

Hi galaxy starts running fine windows work lights work .But I have no display no rev counter spedo fuel gauge .Or back lights on the dash . Does anyone have any ideas ?.

Submitted: 02/01/2017 22:07:26 | ID: 137737

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Harry, Middlesex

Ford Galaxy

My Ford Galaxy !.9 TDI will not start when I tun on ignition not all dash lights come on , the fuel and temp gauge go from left to right and then resets in the case of the fuel gauge correctly but the water temp may read warm although engine was not running so should nor read any temp also when I turn head lights they all work apart from dash light it usually comes on later say 5 to 10 seconds I have now noticed a faint battery light indicating battery problem but its a new battery what could the problem be I have read possible relay but which one ?

Submitted: 01/01/2017 23:08:58 | ID: 137718

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Ken, Northamptonshire

Ford Galaxy

HI, I wonder if anyone can help please, I have a Galaxy 12 plate, the driver has called me today and said that the oil pressure light has come on, it had a oil change last week and all filters. My cars are high mileage(mostly airport work via motorways) but not driven fast (NOT over 70mph and same driver for the car) and all serviced when needed, Earlier this year I had a Galaxy 2lt 11 plate, have the same trouble, BUT the oil pump went at 80,000,, I had it replaced then at 150,000m the same thing happened. Accordinging to Ford man ....there was no known fault with oil pumps, now I have the same problem with a 12 plate 2.0lt Galaxy engine....that has done £85,000m I have heard a rumour from a source in Ford, that Ford have known about the faults with oil pumps for a while, does anyone else have any answers please...

Submitted: 22/12/2016 16:25:40 | ID: 137528

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Les martin, Derbyshire

Ford Galaxy

Hi my indicator and parking light keep switching them selling on while driving I've cleaned the contacts but still happens now the horn won't work I've checked fuse all seems ok and find it hard to believe that both horns would fail at the same time would these faults be connected and would it have anything to do with the clock spring

Submitted: 22/12/2016 09:48:26 | ID: 137522

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geo, Scottish Borders

Ford Galaxy

hi i bought a galaxy i know absolutely nothing about cars drove it roughly 200 miles fine then next morning when to start it nothing just a click so bumped it and away it went again stopped after a while and the same thing again took it to local mechanic and he said a needed new starter motor loom and he temporary soldered it in the meantime fine for 1 day then sitting in morrisons whith car running message flashes up on dash saying engine malfunction so try to drive away and it hardly moved so switched it off for 5 min then it started again and away a went now when i start it engine management light stays on all the time and also it very sluggish when i go up hills any idea folks am lost

Submitted: 14/12/2016 09:09:04 | ID: 137373

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Prav, Surrey

Ford Galaxy

I have three week old new ford Galaxy 66 number plate. Last Saturday the vehicle did not start twice and on third third time it starts but I could feel the steering bit heavy while driving home. Today I was driving and it stop while I was about to drive when the lights went green and could not start the engine I called rescue service but could not find anything when try to check fault finding with the laptop. Please help me what could be the problem if you have any idea if you have come across similar situation. Thank you Prav

Submitted: 13/12/2016 20:30:32 | ID: 137361

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