hi,i really could do with any help or suggestions you may have have regarding my problem.
well 3 weeks ago my focus 1.8 tdci 55 plate 75k car actually just cut out on me with no warning, luckily i was driving along a side road,
i then tried several times to start her she turned over but would not fire.
so i called the AA they came and was with me and the car for a good hour and an half trying to start her but she would not start.
the man from the AA put it on his diagnostics and i was told that it was showing no fuel pressure whatsoever he said that it could be a number of components thats causing this.
so i had it towed to my local garage who had the car for over a week and i was told that the fuel pump had packed up.
so i had a fuel pump fitted and i received a call after 2 weeks saying that my car was done.
i picked the car up and it started fine brought it home only 5 miles away,parked up and went in the house,40 minutes later i got in the car turned the ignition and guess what,you got it, she would not start, she turns over but will not fire.
i phoned the garage and he said he would come to my home tomorrow morning to have a look,well later that same night before the guy from the garage was coming the next morning, i thought i would try to start the car and low and behold she started i left her running for about 10-15 mins, switched off the engine and left her overnight till morning for the guy at the garage,he eventually turned up at teatime,i explained up to that point about the car, he plugged his little diagnostic thingy me jig into the car before he tried to start her and told me that it was showing allsorts of things,they were his words,he then connected a makeshift manual pump to the fuel line and proceeded to manually pump a few times then went to start the car and she started, while she was running he again connected his diagnostic thingy me jig into the car and he told me it was then only showing a mass air flow sensor code/fault,
he then told me that this mass air flow sensor would not be the cause of her failing to start.
he went on to say that i should leave it for a few hours and try to start her later that night and ring him the following morning to tell him if she started or not and he left.
so later that night about 4 hours later i went to start the car and guess what,yes you guessed it, she started so i left her running for about 10-15 mins and switched her off and i started her again i did this a few times in concession. turned her off till next morning,i went to start her again before phoning man from the garage,and she started again i left her running for 10-15 mins again then turned her off,i tried several times today to phone the man from the garage whom i now know is called phillip but was unable to talk to him because he was busy ,,
so at about 4.30pm today i decided to go and start the car and again she started,so i decided this time to take her to my local tesco which is only 2 miles from my home she drove fine and i parked her up,come out of tescos 30 mins later got in the car and guess what,you guessed it she would not start,but i noticed for the 1st time that when i turn the key all dash lights on shortly and off but the what i believe engine management light correct me if im wrong is a red cog symbol with a exclamation mark in centre is still on.
so i managed to get her towed back home from a friend, during this i also managed to get to speak to phillip the man from the garage who was just leaving work to go home, i explained everything up to this point and he is coming out to me again in the morning.
as you can probably understand this is getting so frustrating now , and any help and suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.
oh and i did have a service and a new cambelt kit fitted about 6 weeks ago.