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  • First Name Stuart

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  • Ford Model Fiesta
  • Ford Year 2003
  • UK/Ireland Location Yorkshire
  • Annual Mileage 5001 to 10,000
  • Interests Classic Cars
  1. Hi , if you bled the clutch with a pressure system connected to the fluid reservoir then there is still air in the ECU, the system needs to be reverse bled pumping fluid into the nipple on the gearbox, took about 3 X 50 cc syringe full of fluid to do it. Remember to remove some from the reservoir before you start or you will have fluid everywhere. And yes mine went bang when I tried to go into reverse, but was fine after the reverse bleed.
  2. That is the part to remove, and send it all to they offer a very competative price and turn round. When you refit the ECU unit and connect all fluid lines etc you need to empty the clutch fluid reservoir then reverse bleed the clutch system from the nipple on the gearbox bell housing, I used a large syringe, you can hear the bubbles moving through the unit, you will need to open and shut the bleed nipple when refilling the syring. Keep and eye on the level in the reservoir , and ensure it is at the correct level when done. That should fix your problem and the warning light will go out once the car has been driven a few times. Regards and good luck Stuart.
  3. Evening Luke, if you move the rubber boot round the connection and have a look it is possible to disconnect this when the other 4 bolts have been removed the bolt that is seized just clamps the connection to the shaft. you need to move it about a bit to get it to disconnect but it goes back into position easier than it comes out. Good luck. Stuart
  4. A happy conclusion to the durashift nightmare, had another go at bleeding the ecu/clutch actuator this afternoon removed battery etc for easy access to the bleed nippple and used a 50ml plastic syringe (removed 3 syringes of fluid out of the reservoir to make room) and some 6mm rubber petrol pipe, and forced the fluid in through the bleed nipple I could hear the air being moved round the system, when the syring was empty I shut the bleed valve untill another full syring was attached and opened up and emptied the syringe, did it one more time put averything back together started the car all lights came on then went out as they should tried into forward went into 1st no problem, tried reverse, no probs so backed off the ramps. Got the wife to test drive it as she uses it mostly, says its OK. No thanks to Ford who wanted to charge me £1760 parts with no guarantee that it would work and charging me £80 to put it on the computer and not be able to identify the problem. Thanks to who repaired my ECU/clutch actuator in a week and S&D transmissions Doncaster identifying the problem.
  5. Thanks Dan, tried in forward, could hear actuators working but would not go into gear then lost LCD gear indicator, had to unplug the ecu to get the lights back on and the car to start. Regards Stuart
  6. Thanks for posting this, it has been very helpfull in tracking down the fault in my Durashift fiesta, the ECU/clutch actiator was faulty so have removed it and had it repaired, any one know the correct procedure for bleeding the actuator and associated pipework have had a go using a pressurised system connected to the fluid reservoir and bled the fluid at the gearbox, got some air out but not sure I have it all as the car will not go into reverse ( gears are grating as if the clutch is not fully depressed) the car has the front wheels on ramps so dont want to try forward. Regards Stuart