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Anska

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  • First Name Anne

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  • Ford Model Mondeo
  • Ford Year 2010
  • UK/Ireland Location Yorkshire
  • Annual Mileage 30,001 to 35,000
  1. This is the thing, BOF, it's not something I can replicate at will - I'm lulled into a false sense of security for a few days and then suddenly, out of the blue, I'm doing a manouver and it grinds/moans and I'm left thinking - "what did I do!" and then trying to replay it and it doesn't happen the second time. It always happens at very low speed and weather has been dry (we've not had much rain to test that). It's always when the car is on a right hand lock - either full or part lock. I think reversing down a slight decline or forwards up a slight incline is a factor - maybe the car's weight is pushing on something. I'm assuming that it will simply continue to grind more and more as I drive - the problem is not going to fix itself for sure - until the point it does it regularly enough I can get a proper idea of a pattern. I'm getting to the point of opening the window everytime I'm about to do a manouver in a carpark, just in case it moans, to at least spot which part of the car it's coming from - a wheel bearing or something? Thanks for your reply and help
  2. Hiya, I have a Mondeo 2L Zetec Tdci Diesel 2010 with about 35,000 on the clock. Well serviced and maintained. Occasionally I have a grinding noise (sounds like a door opening in a horror movie!) that I've noticed at different volumes when reversing with the car on right lock and going down a slight incline. Yesterday it happened for the first time when turning right going forwards up a slight incline. Now, this is not necessarily on full lock but it has happened on full lock. I happens about once a week and I can't seem to replicate it (I've tried using the same parking space and the same manouver but no luck). As I can't replicate it, I'm loath to take it to a garage (I've been in with little niggly problems before and I suspect they think I'm a nut by now!) Does this sound like something I should be worried about in the short term because I'm tempted to wait until it gets worse (almost certainly) and more replicable before going to the garage or does it sound like something that could suddenly 'go' and cause an accident or much worse damage? Does it sound like a normal problem or easy to fix (I'm not very mechanically minded as you might have guessed)? Thanks very much for your help and advice and possible terminology I could use to explain my problem to a mechanic. Annie
  3. Someone at work just suggested turning on the radio then pressing the on/off button for 10 secs to reset. I've tried that and it seems to have worked...up to now anyway! I'll just have to wait and see. If that doesn't work then I'll be trying your suggestion. Thanks very much for your help, Clive :)
  4. I have a Ford Mondeo Zetec 2010 with 6000CD radio. Been using car bluetooth and Iphone5 perfectly for 1/2 year up til now. For no known reason, pressing the voice control button on the stalk has suddenly stopped responding. I press it, nothing at all happens. Weirdly, pressing the 'phone up' button on the main 6000CD console will display my phone (which shows me it's still bonded nicely) and pressing again will show me the last person called scrolling across the display - but it does nothing more. Also, when the radio is on and my phone on bluetooth, my phone is behaving very oddly if I try to connect to someone using the phone itself (in a layby, of course!), it won't connect outgoing or incoming calls. Anyone got any ideas please? Thanks :)
  5. Thanks for the advice. I've just got the car back from the Ford garage and they've done a test drive and check over bumper to bumper (at no charge which surprised me) and can find nothing dramatically wrong with it - 3 out of 4 tires are nearly at the end of their lives so it's suggested that will improve the drive. Hopefully it's just me being a bit paranoid after having the shock of the DMF going at only 35,000 miles. It goes in for a major service in a couple of months and I believe oil changes will happen then. Crossed fingers for some trouble free driving for a while now.
  6. Gosh, no idea when that was done. If it's done at services, then that was probably last June 2013. I've booked it into the local garage on Thursday so hopefully they'll be able to shed some light on it. If not, it's booked into the local Ford dealership (far more expensively!) for the following tuesday and maybe if I throw money at it, it might get solved. Here's hoping!
  7. Help please. (I posted this in General but it's particularly my Mondeo at issue so reposted here - hope that's okay and doesn't annoy anyone) I feel an intermittent grinding sensation through the accelerator pedal and occasionally the clutch pedal when cruising. Passengers can't hear it so I'm assuming I'm imagining that I can hear it. What could it be? For example, it often happens when cruising at 30 miles an hour in 3rd or 4th and foot resting gently or feathering accelerator to keep at speed. However, it can happen on the motor way cruising at 60-70 as well. The main thing, it happens only when cruising not breaking or accelerating/pulling away. Depressing the clutch doesn't stop it. I've just had new clutch and DMF but this problem was from before - I'm noticing it more now, I think. I've also just had full electrics diagnostics which show up no major problems (cruise control occasionally turns off when I press SET- (minus) but I don't really care about that too much). No warning lights showing. 2 mechanics have done short test drives and think it's a smooth driving car and can't feel the grinding sensation. I have Ford Mondeo Zetec (2010) diesel, 140bhp, 1997, 35,000miles ish. Suggestions please, folks! Thanks for any help. Anska.
  8. Jesus Built My Mondeo!!!

    Ah, BigD....I have never laughed louder! Mind you, I wish praying would have fixed that rather than £1100 of my hard earned cash! Faith may have moved mountains but not my mondeo :)
  9. Help please. I feel an intermittent grinding sensation through the accelerator pedal and occasionally the clutch pedal when cruising. Passengers can't hear it so I'm assuming I'm imagining that I can hear it. What could it be? For example, it often happens when cruising at 30 miles an hour in 3rd or 4th and foot resting gently or feathering accelerator to keep at speed. However, it can happen on the motor way cruising at 60-70 as well. The main thing, it happens only when cruising not breaking or accelerating/pulling away. Depressing the clutch doesn't stop it. I've just had new clutch and DMF but this problem was from before - I'm noticing it more now, I think. I've also just had full electrics diagnostics which show up no major problems (cruise control occasionally turns off when I press SET- (minus) but I don't really care about that too much). No warning lights showing. 2 mechanics have done short test drives and think it's a smooth driving car and can't feel the grinding sensation. I have Ford Mondeo Zetec (2010) diesel, 140bhp, 1997, 35,000miles ish. Suggestions please, folks! Thanks for any help. Anska.
  10. Well, the garage ran a computer diagnostics which threw up a few errors - apparently this is normal and they suspected that many of them were probably old ones. So they cleared them all and I went off for a 60 mile test drive. The CC was excellently behaved. I took it back for another diagnostics this morning and no errors (bar one about instruments that they assure me is nothing to worry about). So, crossed fingers, it's fixed...I'll have to wait and see...! Thank you everyone for your feedback. Cars repairs can be such a stress and expense and your comments were very comforting.
  11. I'm so glad you've sorted it out. Car problems are such a stress and hassle!
  12. I'm right with you, Italiot and yes, taken it up with the garage but they say there is no obvious causal link. However, it just seems too coincidental to me. I had absolutely no probs before. I love the post from FOCA. I unrealistically have those thoughts about cars. It would be nice to always have such clarity of mind. Thanks for the details about the ECU and microswitch. Enjoy the new car Adam :)
  13. I've just had a new clutch fitted and I had the same problem. When I picked up the car from the garage, my clutch pedal seemed only half as high as it had been originally and I kept stalling. Next day, couldn't get reverse at all and first VERY stiff. Mechanics popped out and just pulled up the clutch pedal with his toe to the level of the brake pedal and it's been fine since (for 4 days...anyway). Maybe it's just the hydraulics need bleeding or 'repressurising' like the mechanic did with my car? Hope this helps. Can you change gears when the car is not started?
  14. Hiya, I've just had the clutch and DMF replaced on my Diesel Mk4 Mondeo, Zetec TDCi 140, plate (10) at 35,000miles. Since then, I'm having problems with the cruise control. Are they linked? Garage are dubious they are at fault. Initially, going to work first time after picking up from garage, CC wouldn't come on at all but then starting working after about 4 junctions. After work, CC wouldn't work again but came on after one junction. Gears were stiff. Next day, couldn't get car into reverse but garage came out and just adjusted the clutch pedal (hydraulics situation quickly fixed) and gears now smooth as silk. BUT... Since then, CC comes on fine, works fine most of the time but sometimes, pressing SET - (minus) intermittently turns off the CC. No problems with SET+ (plus) at present. Anyone else had this? Is this linked in some way? Any help would be very gratefully received (starting to hate my car now!) Thanks
  15. Thanks guys. Italiot - is there a post/website where a lot have people have complained about replacing clutch and flywheel at 30-40k that you know of? Thanks