January 20, 2010, 10:20 pm
[quote name='stevenm141' post='60937' date='Jan 20 2010, 06:06 PM']can anyone help. i bought my wife a 2003 ford fusion 1.4 tdci on friday and all was ok until it refused to start. aa came and pumped diesel manually and the car started.
next day when driving on the motorway, the eac fail warning came on and the car died again. eventually aa towed the car home but when i got home, the car started no bother.
car ran fine next day, but later wouldn't start, i wiggled an electrical connection attached to the fuel lines, maybe the fuel cut off sensor, and the car burst into life.
now every time the car refuses to start, a quick wiggle and it starts again or starts when it feels like it without me touching the wiring. I went to ford and they wanted £134 for the fuel cut-off wiring loom and i have tried to source a used 1 but have had no luck
I had a fairly similar occurence, whereby I too had bought a car on friday (spookie
) It died, however it would seem (touch wood) to be a case of an airpocket or blockage in the fuel line, as the car starts fine everytime.
Apparently (according to a ford engineer), if the car runs low on fuel this can cause the blockage, which kicked in the immobilizor (which is why mine would'nt start) and by squeezing the black rubber valve (looking at engine & on left hand side), this should be hard apparently, and by leaving the car overnight the blockage seemed to clear itself.
In your case it sounds very much like an electrical fault ?. Have you tried a reputable local non-ford engineer , as i'd imagine a fair chunk of the £134 is labour ?.