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gary, Essex

Ford Galaxy

when travelling longer distances, car jerks every so often.Then engine management comes up and car goes into limp mode.After turning off engine it goes back to normal.

Submitted: 09/02/2016 13:22:58 | ID: 127333

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patrick mc keane, East Ayrshire

Ford Galaxy

my galaxy ran great high mileage but no probs then started cutting out then glow plug light stopped coming on she wouldnt start i had it wired fuel solenoid to fuse box and it starts all the time but without wire heater plug light wont come on, put wire back in she would take you to europe and back anyone any ideas wired solenoid up as that was the fault came up on computer

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i should explain better maybe my car has high miles but frives very well then one day she started cutting out while driving , ok inconvenient but still went then one day it refused to start, i did notice that the heater plug light wasnt coming on it always did, my friend wired the stop start solenoid on the diesel pump and it ran after that , it still is, now computer was put on it said at first nothing alls well,, then it said key , new key , no use still wouldnt start then it said the solenoid on pump, it was bought new , nope , heater lights still wouldnt come on turned it for a while nothing, put its wire back on and as usual it runs great but not as fast as it did but hey , it even passed its mot like that , any ideas anyone mots till september but may let it go for spares if cant get it right its an x reg 1.9 tdi log book says 110 or something like that , its not as powerfull but drives still good on fuel never overheats its just a nuisance as i dont like wires that dont need to be there patrick mc keane from East Ayrshire

Submitted: 05/02/2016 11:40:22 | ID: 127167

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Karen, Lincolnshire

Ford Galaxy

Hi there I have tried to put my car in gear but it won't move it rocks back and forth slightly but won't move in any gear help!!!

Submitted: 04/02/2016 19:23:35 | ID: 127140

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Mark Egerton, England

Ford Galaxy

Hi my galaxy has developed a really anoying squeak on the drivers side rear ive tried to tie it down but no look seems to be more prevellent at speed and when its dry please help or ill have to call the rspb to find the little tweety bird thats obviously living in my cars boddy work

Submitted: 31/01/2016 12:47:49 | ID: 126947

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lorna, Northamptonshire

Ford Galaxy

We have had problems starting car so changed glow plugs and got a new battery now when you turn key all central locking windows and lights and dash work but car won't turn over you get nothing what could be wrong

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rather unusual and a little unlikely.. but still possible.. that when the battery was changed it could have caused a short and blown one of the engine control fuses at the battery.. many vehicles (not sure if the Galaxy is one) have a number of fusible lines coming straight off the battery. I know my van has four or five... and one feeds power to the starting system. Worth checking. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 30/01/2016 18:37:31 | ID: 126910

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adams, Shropshire

Ford Galaxy

is there a design fault with the windscreen mouldings as ours keep blowing off? it costs £54.00 to be repaired and this should not be repeatedly happening on such a new vehicle. please can you advise. the part number is 1773613 we now need to have the opposite side replaced. thank you

Submitted: 28/01/2016 15:28:42 | ID: 126821

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Sarah, East Sussex

Ford Galaxy

Hello , I'm hoping you can help? The front passenger seatbelt in our ford Galaxy 2010 is getting damp & smells , what could be causing it please ? Thanks Sarah

Submitted: 09/01/2016 21:08:34 | ID: 125819

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nigel, Leicestershire

Ford Galaxy

IHAVE GOT A PROBLEM WITH THE ABS LIGHT STOPS ON AND THE BRAKE PAD WARNING LIGHT ON I HAVE CHANGE THE SENSOR AND PLUG IT IN TO THE SOLUS AND IT JUST SAYS MECHANICAL FAILIER ON N/S FRONT BUT HAVING CHECKED THE PICK UP ON THIS WHEEL THERE ARE NO CRACKS IN IT AND THE TEETH ARE ALL OK HAS ANYONE ELS HAD THIS PROBLEM THANKS NIGEL.

Submitted: 06/01/2016 14:24:04 | ID: 125643

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Kibs1, West Yorkshire

Ford Galaxy

Hi there!! Following your advise, I bough a set of Archoil: AR6400-D, AR6600 and AR9100, I have used AR6400-D for the fuel system clean up, then I will use AR6600 on my second tank, but I just don't have a clue How to add or how much quantity of AR9100 will add with oil on my Ford Galaxy Ghia 2008 2.L . Anyone there to help me? Thank you

Submitted: 04/01/2016 23:32:20 | ID: 125563

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Martin, Gloucestershire

Ford Galaxy

I have had a red warning light coming on, says STEERING MALFUNCTION. When you stop the car it doesn't allow the car to restart. Called the RAC twice. It has been to Ford main dealer and they cannot trace the fault. They replaced the steering lock mechanism last week, and it broke down again on Friday night. It is currently with them, scratching their heads. They have been in contact with Ford Technical who obviously haven't got a clue. HELP

Submitted: 04/01/2016 09:54:47 | ID: 125525

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nigel, Leicestershire

Ford Galaxy

got 1995 mk 1 ford galaxy 2000 litre ohc just had it serviced get up to 70 mph strart missing and hesitate some time does it at lower speeds as if you are in the wrong gear

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can you please help my just had ford galaxy serviced get up to tempreture at about 70 mph strats missing and hesitates some time does it lower speed as if you are in wrong gear nigel from Leicestershire

Submitted: 03/01/2016 21:30:11 | ID: 125494

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Belinda James, Gloucestershire

Ford Galaxy

Hi my galaxy is an 2.3 auto. My engine light has come on the code said it's running to lean. Now the car is having starting mainly in the mornings I thought it was because I hadn't used it much over Christmas. When I'm out and about its fine. Could the problems be linked. Thanks Belinda

Submitted: 03/01/2016 19:45:21 | ID: 125489

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Allison, Tyne and Wear

Ford Galaxy

The engine warning light has come on and will not go out it is yellow colour, ford have told me I need over half a tank of fuel, I did that today and it still is on. Does this light change colour and is it safe to drive, the car was serviced back in December. Can anyone advise what I need to do

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Allison, with the engine management light on the car can be driven, but it needs to be checked and corrected.. what Ford have told you about half a tank of fuel to get rid of engine management light is a load of tosh. Trouble is, there are so many electrical and electronic components that could cause EML (engine management light) to light up, almost impossible to diagnose without hooking up toe OBD computer to access the car's brain.. the ECU. The light is lit but is there a noticeable change for the worst in the performance.. if not, then it is likely (but not certain) that it's something minor.. if you notice poor performance or the engine won't rev over 3000rpm then that is to protect the engine from failure.. THAT needs sorting sooner than later. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 02/01/2016 14:30:49 | ID: 125426

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Kibs1, West Yorkshire

Ford Galaxy

I bough a ford Galaxy Ghia2008 two month ago, recently I have noticed a blowing of blue smoke from exhaust at early start (every morning), when start picking speed up I am getting some kind of hesitation and lost of power from my engine this is happening mostly on 2nd and 3th gear. Also a cloud of light black smoke at any hard acceleration. I spoke to the former owner he confirmed to me that he never had a problem with the car before ....... I run out of ideas and don't know what to do........ Is anyone there know what this problem can be?? Please help. Thank you.

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Hi Kibs.. do a google on blue smoke and black smoke.. masses of info out there. Basically, blue smoke is burning oil and black smoke is soot in the exhaust caused by unburned fuel.. mostly in diesels. Both are potential cause for concern.. burning oil means seals going or gone but they could be piston rings or valve stem oilseals as well as turbo oil seal.. a host of possibilities.. black smoke.. no different really - lots of possibilities from faulty injection, sooted egr valves, carbonised cylinders to something as simple as a dirty air filter, but if all you're seeing is a light black smoke... well that could be quite normal for a 2008 diesel.. stick some fuel additive like redex in the tank and give the car a good run.. so that it gets hot.. have filters and oil changed and see how it then goes. Also consider the seller may have told a few porkies too !! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 01/01/2016 21:00:03 | ID: 125401

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jazz, City Of Leicester

Ford Galaxy

Hi can you please give me some advice.on my galaxy titanium REG GF11WTZ I had been getting a engine malfunction and today got engine light on amber can you please tell me what I need to do thanks

Submitted: 23/12/2015 00:09:37 | ID: 125045

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amini, Bournemouth

Ford Galaxy

Hello dear my question is regarding gear . My car is auotmatic. When e goes to gear second and 3rd o hear a little noise. But changing gear and everything else is ok if you please give an information about that thanks allot.

Submitted: 22/12/2015 20:19:09 | ID: 125039

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chris, Nigeria

Ford Galaxy

what can cause ford engine to be high

Submitted: 21/12/2015 10:51:46 | ID: 124978

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mike evens, Powys

Ford Galaxy

My computer has flatlined in my 07 car.. cant use my indercators or anything. Does anyone know how i can get this working again and does it need to be taken to a garage or can i do it myself. Thanks

Submitted: 21/12/2015 10:12:19 | ID: 124975

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Paul Pearce, Greater London

Ford Galaxy

Hi. The auxiliary power outlets do not work. ( cigarette lighters ) and I think its a fuse. There must be another fuse box that I am not aware of because all fuses have been checked. There is a fuse box in the drivers side ( above the knee when I sit in ). There is also a fuse box under the bonnet on the passenger side. These 2 I am aware of but there must be another one hidden somewhere. Can anyone throw some light on this please. Thanks Paul

Submitted: 19/12/2015 06:23:17 | ID: 124869

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amini, Bournemouth

Ford Galaxy

Hello dear my car when I driving the first and second gear make a little noise but changing gear on time but a little noise but not all time . When drive it fast then it's no noise ? And it's 2013 it's only 46000mls . And second question is when I park on my drive way it's a little hilly and it's get lock on park (p) ? Thanks allot I do appreciate that

Submitted: 18/12/2015 14:52:12 | ID: 124829

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osman, Bristol

Ford Galaxy

car starts fine sometimes from cold but after driving for a while cuts out will not start again. have to wait for while befor it starts with difficulty. Have replaced fuel filter, injector loom, n75 turbo boost valve, cleaned turbo and egr valve., Still the same problem. please help whats next.

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Try changing the injector seals. If they have developed a fault it can result in poor starting and even breakdowns. Some people report that if they can get the engine started and hot, the problem decreases. This may be due to thermal expansion reducing the effects of leaky injector seals. I am not sure but I believe leaky injector seals can result in fuel being returned to the tank causing the poor starting and cutouts. I would be very keen to know if this information is correct. It is a problem my daughter is currently facing with her Galaxy. Chris from Cornwall

Try changing the injector seals. If they have developed a fault it can result in poor starting and even breakdowns. Some people report that if they can get the engine started and hot, the problem decreases. This may be due to thermal expansion reducing the effects of leaky injector seals. I am not sure but I believe leaky injector seals can result in fuel being returned to the tank causing the poor starting and cutouts. I would be very keen to know if this information is correct. It is a problem my daughter is currently facing with her Galaxy. Chris from Cornwall

Submitted: 30/11/2015 20:50:47 | ID: 124221

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Richard Simner, West Midlands

Ford Galaxy

Hi,unfortunately I had to take my battery off to charge it. Whilst in the dark and hammering rain,I connected up the wrong way around. I have no indicators,radio or interior light. Any ideas where the fuse for it is located please. It's a 1.9TDi on a 2002 plate. Many thanks

Submitted: 30/11/2015 13:13:21 | ID: 124205

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Richard Deeks , Surrey

Ford Galaxy

I recently changed the thermostat on my car I have a 2002 1.9 tdi ford Galaxy but still have the same problem. It doesn't get warm I checked the header tank and the cap is securely on there are no air locks but it still won't heat up can anyone please tell me what else I can try many thanks Richard.

Submitted: 29/11/2015 09:48:14 | ID: 124125

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Steve, East Sussex

Ford Galaxy

What does it mean when coil light continuously flashes even when car is running

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You probably already know this by now but here goes - the flashing coil light on this car is the engine management fault light, covering all sorts of problems. You will need a code reader to find out the fault though. Years ago mine was flashing and it turned out to be simply the brake light switch was faulty. Richyrich from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 28/11/2015 15:17:02 | ID: 124109

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Justin, Norfolk

Ford Galaxy

Main high beam not working can't find fuse please help

Submitted: 26/11/2015 12:46:37 | ID: 124024

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Justin, Norfolk

Ford Galaxy

Main high beam not working can't find fuse please help

Submitted: 26/11/2015 12:45:02 | ID: 124022

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Andulis, Latvia

Ford Galaxy

Hi , My Galaxy's problem is increasing oil level. Coolant level is constant, i think, therefore, that it is the fuel. Please help someone to solv this problem

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Pull your dipstick. Does it smell of diesel? If you are not sure, pull the dipstick of a known good car engine and compare. If it does smell of diesel, the problem may be leaky injector seals. Chris from Cornwall

Submitted: 23/11/2015 16:39:11 | ID: 123895

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raymond, Blackburn with Darwen

Ford Galaxy

when i look all my doors on the galaxy the only way in to it is coming through the boot than i can open the doors from the inside do you no what the problom is , as at mormant ihave to leve the doors unloked to make it easy to get in ad out.

Submitted: 23/11/2015 09:11:35 | ID: 123876

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Sean, Buckinghamshire

Ford Galaxy

I have a Galaxy with a panoramic roof. Can you tell me what load I can put on the roof bars of a car with this roof?

Submitted: 14/11/2015 14:51:49 | ID: 123487

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Tim, West Yorkshire

Ford Galaxy

My ford galaxy 2007 reg diseal's all windows do not open. I have checked all the fuses in the engine area and back area but they look alright. What could be the problem?

Submitted: 14/11/2015 05:24:07 | ID: 123472

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Belinda, Gloucestershire

Ford Galaxy

Hi I have galaxy 2.3 auto on a 04 plate I have the engine management light come on but there no others lights on. I know someone that has a diagnosis machine but not sure where we plug it in. Please help.

Submitted: 12/11/2015 14:06:15 | ID: 123423

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terry, Merseyside

Ford Galaxy

hi my problem is the glow plug light flashes only when i put my side lights on ,no problem in daylight ,checked all bulbs found sidelight bulb blown changed it ,but the glow light still flashes,can you think what can be the trouble .thanks terry

Submitted: 01/11/2015 08:51:55 | ID: 122965

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Brigid lewis , Laois

Ford Galaxy

My radio keeps turning on and off,And my back doors won't lock unless I double lock them and won't open when on locked so I have to manually on lock the rears doors please can u help me.

Submitted: 01/11/2015 00:25:37 | ID: 122962

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mushtaq, Yorkshire

Ford Galaxy

my ford galaxy 04 plate diesel,gives alot of smoke ih the mornings from near the back axle and slows down when going up hill and then normal speed when on flat.

Submitted: 27/10/2015 08:06:18 | ID: 122765

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Cormac, Norfolk

Ford Galaxy

Hi, whenever I switch on the rear window demister, the hazard warning lights flash for a few seconds. At the same time, the front passenger electric window won't operate. My dilemma is now compounded by the fact that the car won't lock either with remote or key! Please help!

Submitted: 24/10/2015 18:51:50 | ID: 122680

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rob johnson, Southampton

Ford Galaxy

have a knocking noise when goi g over rough ground, from front o/s, gatage cant find any bush problemes, any ideas please!

Submitted: 22/10/2015 20:59:44 | ID: 122604

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dean, Leicestershire

Ford Galaxy

hi my 2012 Galaxy goes into limp mode after driving for a long distance...its happened on the last 3 journeys around a 100 miles or so but when it cools down again it is fine with no warning lights and nothing comes up on the diagnostic report. It has been to 3 different Ford garages now but they cannot find a fault with it Any suggestions would be appreciated

Submitted: 12/10/2015 15:38:05 | ID: 122231

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chijioke Donald, Nigeria

Ford Galaxy

Kindly profer your advise to me,the gear cable of my ford galaxy cuts each time I select the reverse gear. Thereby making it impossible for the car to reverse. The mechanic has changed the gear cable for four times and each time he selects reverse gear after fixing it. It cuts from the black portion that is clipped at that bonnet section. Thank you

Submitted: 12/10/2015 10:31:50 | ID: 122216

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john wood, Essex

Ford Galaxy

ford galaxy 1.9tdi 2003 I have noticed today that my odometer is not moving and is constantly showing 621358 miles I guess it has not moved for a good few weeks now... my trip meter is working all ok my speedo is working ok temp gauge is working and fuel gauge is ok im puzzled have I surpassed how far ford can count? anyone had this problem and solved it?? can anyone help kind regards john

Submitted: 10/10/2015 18:22:21 | ID: 122144

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Jacob, Nigeria

Ford Galaxy

My reverse gear is not sharp, I will need to accelerate more before it will go on reverse. What's the cause and how can I correct it. Thanks

Submitted: 09/10/2015 23:17:45 | ID: 122125

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