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Preferredmysierra

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About Preferredmysierra

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  • First Name Steve

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  • Ford Model Focus Ghia 2.0 petrol
  • Ford Year 1998
  • UK/Ireland Location Devon
  • Annual Mileage 5001 to 10,000
  • Interests Classic Cars
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  1. Ford Focus 1.8 Loss Of Acceleration

    You can do it that way, but it's better to take the plug out, put the HT lead on it, and then earth the plug by resting it somewhere metal like the engine hoist loop. Then start the car and check each has a strong spark. All in all it does sound like a broken down coil pack. I also have a few trade accounts around, so a coil pack does need replacing, then I'll happily post you one if it works out cheaper. Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  2. 2009 Focus Radio Code (All Advice Very Much Appreciated!)

    I'll try a hunger protest and see what happens ha Thanks again Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  3. Ford Focus 1.8 Loss Of Acceleration

    *separate, not desperate! Ha ha Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  4. Ford Focus 1.8 Loss Of Acceleration

    Ah, you have desperate coil packs. I'd start by checking each one has spark. I think that'll be the best place to start. Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  5. Ford Focus 1.8 Loss Of Acceleration

    Change the filter, it's cheap. For the intake, just have a good loom around for any dry, burnt or split pipes. Changing the loom just for HT leads is new to me though!?!? (The leads from the coil pack to the spark plugs shouldn't need a full wiring loom change). Have you got any pics? Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  6. 2009 Focus Radio Code (All Advice Very Much Appreciated!)

    Absolutely. Again, many thanks to all of you for your help! Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  7. Focus Won't Start :(

    Do you hear the pump prime the engine when you turn the ignition to position 2 without starting the car? If not, then I'd agree with the above. Fairly easy job to change the pump, and should get one pretty cheap on ebay. Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  8. Ford Focus 1.8 Loss Of Acceleration

    Just a possible, but have you changed the fuel filter recently? Also, what about the HT leads? Have you checked for any leaks in the inlet pipe? You could also try holding the tacho reset button on the dash (by the LCD screen under the speedo) and start the car. Keep the button held in until the LCD reads "test" and then release the button. Now tap the button to cycle through the test sequences until you get to either "DTC none" or "DTC" plus a number. If it comes up with a number, then you've found the fault code, which you should be able to find here http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/1486-focus-dashboard-secret-trick/page-2 Any problems let me know, and best of luck :) Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  9. 2009 Focus Radio Code (All Advice Very Much Appreciated!)

    You're a star! Many thanks for that. I'll check it out when I'm back in work next week. Hoping Ford will waive the fee when I show them the wrong card was issued!(?) Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  10. 2009 Focus Radio Code (All Advice Very Much Appreciated!)

    I've just had 2 notifications of people replying, but they don't show up????? Very sorry whoever the kind people are; I'm not ignoring you, I just can't see what you wrote! Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  11. Key Programming For Central Locking

    Best of luck to you sir! Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  12. Key Programming For Central Locking

    It's probably me being dumb here, not you. But if it helps, I think most remote fobs are fine, as you programme the car itself to learn the key, not the other way around. My car didn't come with a remote fob, so I got one off ebay and linked it to the car as I said earlier. The fob a got was a flip key type from a Mondeo. I just use that to lock/unlock the car, and use the simple key that came with the car to start it. Any probs give me a shout and I'll help where I can. Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  13. Key Programming For Central Locking

    Not really sure if this is what you're asking but if you are looking to program the Remote fob to the car, then put the key in the ignition and turn it to position 2 and back to off 4 1/2 times (so it ends up in the on/p2 position). You should then hear a sound from behind the dash. Hold down any button on the fob for five seconds. Switch the ignition off and take out the key. That should be it buddy. (Ford wanted £120 from me!) Hope this helps? Steve Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  14. 2009 Focus Radio Code (All Advice Very Much Appreciated!)

    All matches as it should. That's the bummer :/ Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC
  15. 2009 Focus Radio Code (All Advice Very Much Appreciated!)

    Just ordered a caravan style mains hookup! Ha Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC