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Morning everybody. I have a 2007 Ford Galaxy and on the dashboard the bit that lights up showing mileage keeps going blank and will stay bright orange for a long time until the engine is switched off for at least 15 minutes, then it will go back to normal. Any ideas?Thank you.
Submitted: 07/03/2014 09:25:40 | ID: 26300
Hi. I have a Ford Galaxy 2.3l petrol 2005 automatic. It`s starting fine, select gear and it starts moving but after a couple of minutes driving the power goes. If I turn the engine off and start the engine again the car will get moving again but just for a couple of minutes. Could anybody please tell me what the problem could be please? Thanks.
Submitted: 03/03/2014 15:45:29 | ID: 26197
My P reg Ford Galaxy won’t go into third, fourth and reverse. What`s wrong please?
Submitted: 25/02/2014 16:25:58 | ID: 26045
The rear wiper blade of my Ford Galaxy is not working. I wondered if the fuse or the electrical relay would be responsible and I was trying to find out the wiring diagram, but unfortunately I couldn`t find it. Can anybody help? In case the wiper motor ís defective what is the proper procedure to fix it?
Submitted: 24/02/2014 11:00:44 | ID: 25983
What could cause my Ford Galaxy to not idle well? Two cylinders work well and two do not. I`ve changed the plugs and nozzles but still no luck. What can I do?
Submitted: 14/02/2014 09:49:48 | ID: 25750
My Ford Galaxy`s brake lights are constantly staying on. I have changed the brake switch but they`re still on and the lights will only go out when I disconnect the battery. Please can someone help?
Submitted: 11/02/2014 12:14:46 | ID: 25697
I am changing my brake fluid on my 2.0 Ford Galaxy and I was wondering if anyone knew which wheel to start on, is it front left / right rear / front right or left rear. Can anyone help please?
Submitted: 10/02/2014 10:49:29 | ID: 25618
Can anyone help me? When I drive my Y reg Ford Galaxy and if I have the radio and blowers on, then if I use my electric windows or flash my lights, the whole electrics cut out for a second and then come back on. Sometimes the engine cuts out too. Any suggestions please? (Tdi)
Submitted: 07/02/2014 15:50:34 | ID: 25608
I have a 2.3 petrol Ford Galaxy W reg. When changing up through the gears the engine revs are high when you push down on the clutch, but it does not do it when going down through the gears. Please can you tell me what the problem is and how to sort it? (Ztec)
Submitted: 30/01/2014 11:55:54 | ID: 25332
My handbrake light is on all the time. Any tips? Thank you.
When you start the engine each time do you get 3 loud beeps? - John Wood from Essex
No it starts as normal no beeps! It goes off but comes back on when am driving. .???? Neil Mellor from England
I’ve had the same problem twice over the last 5 years and had my brakes checked twice and it had nothing to do with the actual breaks. It use to happen intermittently especially when I was on a hill or going round corner. There is a sensor/cap on the brake fluid reservoir the first time this was worn down, I manage to get one from a local garage that repairs Fords and it only cost £5. The second time it happened I just topped up the brake fluid and this fixed it. Give it a go as will cost very little either way and may fix it. - Karen Hodson from England
Submitted: 28/01/2014 22:23:31 | ID: 25304
I have a 1996 Ford Galaxy and my stop lights do not work. I have been trying to locate the braking system switch. Can someone help me?
Last year I lost brake lights, all lights front and back and wipers. I called the AA out to rescue me or get me going again, but they could not find the problem at the side of the road and towed me off to my local garage. My problem turned out to be the ignition switch had started to arc and burn and melt the key barrell, so I would get this checked out incase you have the start of the same problem. Let me know if this info was helpful. Thanks. - John Wood from Essex
Remove the cover underneath the steering column. Just above the break pedal there is a large black switch, unclick and remove, replacements are about £10 ish. Once replaced you should be ok. I had this with my 2000 Galaxy, I replaced the switch and it was fine. - Gavin Penny from Wiltshire
Submitted: 28/01/2014 14:31:26 | ID: 25274
On my Ford Galaxy what is the pipe called that goes from the turbo to the cooler?
Submitted: 23/01/2014 12:47:16 | ID: 25152
My Ford Galaxy`s button no 1 is broken and I can`t enter the key code. My car had the battery disconnected so the radio needs a key code but my No. 1 button is stuck in and doesn’t work. Is there any way to do this? Thanks in advance. (1.8 tdi)
Submitted: 20/01/2014 10:50:53 | ID: 25028
Hi, I have a Ford Galaxy 05 plate. The abs and handbrake lights are on. The sensor is working, oil and pad are okay. I went to three workshops but they don`t know what`s wrong and can`t delete the lights on the screen. Can anybody tell me what`s wrong please? Thanks.
Hi there, I had the very same problem two months ago. My mechanic, who’s a mate with mates rates, eliminated all the usual and the computer fault codes faults first. He then got blue prints from VW for the elecrical wires that operate the brakes and ABS. The problem you have is to do with the fuse box in the engine bay that runs straight off from the battery. When you open the fuse box there are three small fuses, two 30amp and one 3amp. There is a plug that plugs into the right of the fuse box that operate the voltage to the ABS and brake system. Get your garage to check the voltage there as I had 12 volts coming into the fuse box but only about 7 going out into the plug. Replace this box and keep the old one for spares or ask garage to repair this fuse box as my mechanic has done. This should then fix the handbrake light and the ABS light on the dashboard, which is an MoT failure. If you still have problems with the handbrake light my mechanic said that my cable somewhere on the underneath of car was rubbing into one of the tubes to protect it and was starting to wear the cable. Hope the fuse box all gets sorted out for you. Happy motoring. - John Wood from Essex
Submitted: 17/01/2014 14:45:52 | ID: 24992
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Hi. I`m trying to find out 3 things about my Ford Galaxy tdi auto. Firstly should my centre console light up (the surround around the gear lever on the floor)? Secondly I`m having trouble with my wipers, sometimes they work and other times they don’t, is this the stalks or something else? Thirdly, my Galaxy won`t start when the fuel gauge gets into the start of the red, I`m guessing this is a sender problem? (tdi automatic)
Submitted: 16/01/2014 16:26:59 | ID: 24941
I have a 1998 Ford Galaxy tdi 1.9 and the airbag light is on all of the time. Also I cannot find the main fuse for the radio. Does anyone know how to solve these problems? Cheers.
It’s a common fault with Galaxys. We have had our Galaxy since new (it is now 14 years old). The airbag light has come on which is now an MOT failure. It’s probably the clock spring which is mounted ’behind’ the steering wheel - Richard G from Vale of Glamorgan
Submitted: 16/01/2014 15:47:04 | ID: 24936
I have a problem with the slow running system of my Ford Galaxy and possibly the air flow meter fuse. Can anyone advise me please?
Submitted: 10/01/2014 11:18:33 | ID: 24752
I have an 02 plate Ford Galaxy tdi. I had a mechanic come out and put it on a computer which showed 3 codes and I am waiting for him to get back to me, but the car wouldn`t start. He did something and now it starts first time but I`m nervous just in case it happens again. He said he thinks the one code was for an injector. What would be the signs that an injector is on it`s way out please?
Submitted: 07/01/2014 10:07:09 | ID: 24599
In the morning whenever I start my 1995 Ford Galaxy the revs will go up and down without me accelerating. Also if I am driving the car will suddenly stop moving (the engine will stop working) and,then all the dashboard lights (battery, oil, abs, handbrake etc) will switch on. Does anyone know the solution to my problem?
Hi there, in the engine bay there is a red possative wire that runs from the battery into a fuse box with the big main fuses. Open the fuse box and look to see if there is any corrossion on the metal fuses and check that the 12 volts going into each fuse from the battery and that there is 12 volts coming out the other end of fuses. I have the Mark 2 Galaxy 2003 and not sure if you have same main fuse box located in the engine bay on the older model. I’m not saying that this is definitley the problem you have, but it sounds electrical like the main fuse box failing input/output, which I had simular problems with my Galaxy. Let me know if this info helps one way or other as I could ask a couple of my friends who are mechanics and have helped me out time and time again. Good luck and happy motoring. - John Wood from Essex
Submitted: 02/01/2014 14:36:40 | ID: 24412
My Ford Galaxy auto 2.3 will not engage reverse. After scanning it shows P0700. Can anybody provide a solution on this?
Submitted: 31/12/2013 10:06:40 | ID: 24295
Hi there. I have a Ford Galaxy 2.3 petrol and yesterday I was fixing another problem on it when I knocked out the timing. Can anybody please tell me how do I start from scratch? Thank you.
Submitted: 23/12/2013 12:44:29 | ID: 24208
I have a Ford Galaxy 2002 model engine 2.3. If I push to drive and start to move the gear never selects. Can anyone tell me what is causing this problem and suggest a solution? (Europe)
I had a similar problem until eventually it stuck in 3rd. It turned out to be the gear selector cables. A good soaking with WD40 and 10mins working the gear stick freed it off. - Doug Croucher from Aberdeenshire
Submitted: 20/12/2013 12:15:50 | ID: 24147
Hi there. I have a Ford Galaxy 2.3. When I start the car in the morning I can go about a mile up the road but then it will stutter for a few seconds, then go back to normal. Then it is fine till the morning. Any suggestions please?
Submitted: 17/12/2013 15:52:54 | ID: 24064
I have a 1996 Ford Galaxy tdi and the brake pedal sinks and there`s a hissing noise from behind the radio/centre console area? Can anyone tell me what`s causing the problems?
Hi. I had exactly the same thing happen to my 1997 Galaxy right before the brakes went. Brake fluid went everywhere. That in turn can corrode anything it touches! I hope you got it sorted and didn’t drive it - Shelley Lammali from England
Submitted: 17/12/2013 09:39:32 | ID: 24005
Hi, I am trying to replace the instrument cluster on my Ford Galaxy but cannot find a way to get to the two screws that hold it in? (1.9tdi)
Submitted: 16/12/2013 14:12:03 | ID: 23976
When my Ford Galaxy is going from third gear to second gear and stopping at junctions the rev counter drops to zero revs, sometimes it bounces back to normal idle revs or drops and the engine cuts out and has to be restarted. I have had a diagnostic test and no faults were found. Anu suggestions? (glx 2.0 litre petrol)
Submitted: 10/12/2013 10:55:37 | ID: 23829
My Ford Galaxy won`t start sometimes, the key turns and the ignition lights stay bright but there`s no starter turning. I ’ve tried rocking with it in gear to no effect but if I leave it for a few seconds it starts okay. Someone suggested the earth strap on the engine? Where is this located exactly? Thanks for any help. (2.3)
Hi, I would check the key ignition as I had this problem a couple of years ago. I would take this apart and check the wiring there is ok, as this could be your problem. - John Wood from Essex
You need to change 2 relays, a common fault; the fuel pump relay and the ECU/ignition relay. It costs about £40 for both, but you have to do it yourself as it takes 3/4 hours labour. A very easy job, you just need a screwdriver. They are on the third layer of fuses next/under the steering wheel. - Carlos I from Berkshire
Submitted: 21/11/2013 09:29:44 | ID: 23294
Is it possible to fit automatic dip headlights to my nearly new Jan 2013 Ford Galaxy Titanium? (Titanium)
Submitted: 15/11/2013 15:21:08 | ID: 23153
I have a W reg Ford Galaxy. The key or central locking won`t open the boot. If I pull the boot latch there`s no whining noise from the lock trying to open. I have managed to open the boot and when looking at the mechanism and pulling the handle nothing happens, the boot will close but will not open EVER! The fuel cap opens and closes with central locking and the key in the boot still operates the central locking for all the other doors, just the boot is unresponsive. What is the problem? (petrol)
Submitted: 15/11/2013 15:13:52 | ID: 23150
I have a Ford Galaxy Ghia Auto TDI (Diesel) made in 2002. I find there is always noise coming from under the car which happens after I turn off the engine. It sounds like the turbo is still running and it will disappear after a few seconds. Can someone advise what is going on and what makes it happen?
Submitted: 15/11/2013 15:10:52 | ID: 23149
I have a problem with my Ford Galaxy shuddering / misfiring in second, third and fourth gears between 30mph and 60mph. There is no problem when cruising at a constant speed. It is not the rev limiter cutting in and it has only just started doing this after putting a fresh tank of diesel in at Sainsburys. I have run redex injector cleaner through, but no change. Any ideas? (1.8 tdi)
Hi, have the same problem after filling up at Asda. Garage says the clutch is going, the fuel pump is going, get rid or pay £1000! A lovely motor as you say when cruising at a constant speed, can’t believe all that is wrong with it, so any suggestions would be welcomed - Debbie Ward from Norfolk
My Galaxy did that for about 10,000 miles then then it started knocking and now needs a new engine. Garage said flywheel fault! Matthew Arnold from England
Submitted: 12/11/2013 12:36:06 | ID: 22988
My Ford Galaxy`s heater goes off after being on for a couple of minutes. I have to turn the fan off for a couple of minutes and then turn it back on. It works for a couple of minutes then goes off, then I have to repeat the process over and over. What’s the problem?
Submitted: 08/11/2013 12:12:02 | ID: 22859
Can anyone help me please? My Ford Galaxy now has two problems showing on the dashboard. The original problem is the yellow abs light is continually on. I have replaced the abs pump and the ecu sensor attached to it with no joy. I also have checked both fuse boxes but the fault still remains. Last night I got into the car and now I have the handbrake light on the dashboard that beeps 3 times at me while flashing, then stays on flashing all the time. What is happening? Does anyone have any suggestions on one or both problems please? Thanks. (1.9tdi Zetec)
Got my car back today, abs light on the dashboard and the handbrake light on dashboard, beeping 3 times when starting the engine with continuing flashing (2 faults) ... problem was the fuse box in the engine bay. 12 volts were going into the fuse box from the battery to all the different fuses but on the return out of one of the fuses was only showing 9.4 volts. This was repaired very cheaply without purchasing a new fuse box this time... if anyone gets the same problem I hope this helps - John Wood from Essex
Submitted: 05/11/2013 10:58:03 | ID: 22708
On my Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDi I’ve knocked the whole nearside mirror unit off the horizontal support, so only the electric cable is holding it on. Do I need to replace the whole unit? Is it easy to replace? (1.9TDi)
Submitted: 04/11/2013 15:28:05 | ID: 22677
Hi. I bought a 2001 Ford Galaxy and when I took it up the road everything was working on the gauges. When I got it home and then started it up the next day the centre square that shows all your mpg and info doesn’t work, it all lights up but shows no info. Can anyone tell me what possible fault would cause this? I’ve checked all the fuses and they seem okay. Can anyone give me some info on this please? Thank you.
Submitted: 04/11/2013 12:57:58 | ID: 22653
My Ford Galaxy will not always start first time. It intermittently will not start for about 20 seconds. When you turn it over it does not fire for about 20 seconds, then if you pump the pedal it tries to start, splutters then starts. Once it`s started it runs fine and will normally start okay after. It tends to happen when it`s been left for some time. I have had the glow plugs checked and plug in with no fault codes. Can anyone help? Thanks.
Submitted: 01/11/2013 09:08:10 | ID: 22532
Hi. Does anyone know how to put the timing back to normal on a Ford Galaxy 2.3? (2.3)
Submitted: 29/10/2013 09:47:41 | ID: 22390
I took my Ford Galaxy to the dealers when it started playing up while starting it. It would fail to start then I would have to wait for about 2 minutes before trying again and finally it could start. The dealers told me the computer showed there was no proplem. Two weeks later the car failed completely to start, took it back to the dealers and they are now telling me the car`s computer is not communicating with their computer. It is costing me a fortune for all these diagnostic checks. Please advise? (2.3 Zetec)
Sounds like your ECU needs replacing. - Kevin from England
Submitted: 28/10/2013 14:57:38 | ID: 22337
My Ford Galaxy won`t start. It smokes from the exhaust and fires occasionally but won`t run. I attached a code reader but this shows no faults. Any ideas?
Firstly I would look in the engine bay to the right of the engine, just sitting on the edge/under the engine cover is the turbo map sensor. If you take this off (2 screws) and spray the white sensor node with brake cleaner this will get rid of any dirt or oil residue, which can give problems with starting and this will cost you nothing to do. (Blow on the sensor node, which will dry the brake cleaner off very quickly). I have to do this every thousand miles or there abouts as my turbo knocks out into limp mode and accasionally gives me a problem starting. Then if the problem is still there I would check the starter motor as I replaced mine 4 months ago, as the bushes on the back had completely worn away. Another possibility is to check the main large fuse box in the engine bay to see all is clean and not corroded. In the past my mechanic had said that the clutch dual mass fly wheel was on its way out creating lots of metal fine shavings/dust, which attach to the starter motor, this could also be another pissibility. I have had a few challenging things on my Galaxy as it was a taxi and has now done 598,200 miles at ten years old. I have posted a problem, which none has come back with any helpful info yet. My problem is that the ABS light always stays on once I pull away from starting the motor? Hope this info helps. Thanks - John Wood from Essex
I have a Galaxy 1,9 tdi 2004 model. Over the last 5 months I have had a problem where the engine fires sometimes, but won’t start. Sometimes I have to try 20 to 30 times to get the engine started. Several mechanics with data equipment couldn’t find the fault. At last I found out what was wrong, I had to replace the sensor on the timing belt. A 15 minute operation and the problem was solved for me. This sensor gives a signal to the fuel pump, and When this malfunctions the pump won’t work properly. I hope I could help you. - Ivar Mansæterbak from Norway
Submitted: 25/10/2013 12:35:13 | ID: 22226
Why does my Ford Galaxy`s temperature gauge rise to the middle, stay there for a while, then drop down to the bottom? What`s going on? (1.9tdi automatic)
Submitted: 22/10/2013 12:27:32 | ID: 22062