September 30, 2008, 6:18 pm
hi we have a 52 plate mondeo diesel we got last year we have had car 18 month we had an injector go ford charged us £375 to do the job in last oct all was fine till last week it started cutting out and the engine died on us it would start again but not everytime we have took it to local garage who put it on a diagnostic test they sent it to a diesel specilist in bury the fault was thought to be 1 the pump 2 the cam sensor but its neither its the regulator /solenoid on the pump which is being repaired has anyone had any trouble like this we have heard some horror storys about the mondeo ours was registered in nov 2002 i have heard there were some bad fuel pumps does anyone know if ours would be in that batch we heard they were changed after march 02 we are getting really worried as we are still paying on the car and cant afford high bills as well can anyone throw any light on this many thanks from margaret
we have paid £800 up to now
October 1, 2008, 9:38 am
this might be of assistance
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN No.63/2002
Car and Light/Medium Commercial 31.10.2002
Section: 303 - 04
Model: Mondeo 2001 with 2.0L DuraTorq-TDCi engine built from 10.2001 (build code 1K), Focus with 1.8L DuraTorq-TDCi engine built from 05.2001 (build code 1B)
Subject: Engine running erratically or does not start
Should a customer express concern that the engine is running erratically or does not start, a common cause is that the fuel pump is unable to deliver the required fuel rail pressure due to wear of the cam, rollers and shoes. The damage is caused by insufficient bedding of the rollers during early life. This also creates metallic particles which can enter the high pressure fuel system and lead to injector failure. To rectify this concern, a revised fuel pump, new injectors and associated parts should be installed.
If this concern is present, it will generally be indicated by a flashing glow plug indicator showing that a fault has been detected.
This bulletin supersedes TSB 63/2002 dated 08.08.2002, which should either be destroyed or clearly marked to show it is no longer valid (e.g. with a line across the page). Additions have been made to the Parts Required and Labour Times. The Service Instruction has been ammended.