May 9, 2012, 3:26 pm
I have a 2001 mondeo estate which has recently began to play up. When I pull away the car starts to jolt and pull bk, if I drive very slowly and let the car pick up speed it's not so bad. But if I try to drive at a reasonable pace or overtake it doesn't like it. Again it pulls bk and judders.
I suspect it's a fuel related problem as the car was running perfectly until I lent it to a friend who let the car run very low on fuel and the problem happened immediately after I got it bk! I've had a new fuel filter fitted and the throttle body cleaned which did make it 90% better but now it's just as bad as before.
Just wondered if anyone had any ideas on what this could be? Any help would be highly appreciated!
May 11, 2012, 12:25 am
have you checked spark plugs or faulty ht leads or coil pack??or try sum redex fuel cleaner in it ?? funny i had a problem with mine after a drop of rain it was running on 3 but after running it in high revs t cleared hope this helps regards pete
May 11, 2012, 12:30 pm
Thanks for the advice. I have tried redex but no joy. But I had someone come to have a look and take it for a test last night. He suspects coil pack also but said it'd be worth changing the plugs and leads at the same time. He doesn't think it is fuel related as it starts and idles fine, the problem is only when you ask for the power. So looks like I'll try this and see what happens? Although slightly concerned as when I had the fuel filter replaced and the throttle body looked at it did seem to cure it for a short while??? Just don't want to be throwing money away that I havn't really got at the mo. But will let you know the outcome?
May 11, 2012, 12:41 pm
Mine was doing the same so I changed plugs, leads and coil pack (all from ebay for around £70) and it's been spot on since.
May 11, 2012, 1:41 pm
shame you havent any1 near you with a mondeo to see if its coil pack that would save expense then cheap option would be scrappy
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