Found this forum tonight and wondered if anyone can offer some advice to a female - own a TDDi 2000 focus and a couple of weeks ago, i had problems starting it - wouldnt fire up first time but after few turns, it did - was then fine, and no more problems until today. I had it booked in at local mechanics to sort out a noise which I felt was possibly shock absorber - when I was ready to take it, took couple times to start - mechanics had it up on ramp and couldnt find anything obvious for the noise I could hear so took it for a run - it stalled and he had difficulty restarting it - then after a bit longer, it stopped completely and wouldnt jump start. They collected it and have been unsure as to what it could be and they settled on the diesel pump (VP44??)
So after typical female waffling, wondered how we would know if it is definitely the pump, or anything else he could try as he seems baffled? I have managed to find a place to send the pump to be reconditioned if it is indeed the pump but how do I know for sure?
I need a car and am stuck without it so really want it back on the road asap -
Thank you for reading and look forward to hearing any suggestions