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  1. Hi All and good evening I have a 2007 Focus 1.8 TDCI.  Over the last couple of months it has developed a Hesitation issue.  It is not all the time and it is hard to explain.  Can be driving a long the road and I might need to push the accelerator maybe to pick up speed to over take a car, when I then coming off the accelerator and changing up a gear as I then engage the accelerator again there will be this hesitation from the car before the rev's pickup, or I might slow down to go around a corner when I have completed the turn and get back on the accelerator it might hesitate before the end rev's pick up.  Also noticed it happens when coming off the motorway and back onto normal roads.  If you have ever drove a petrol car that has had a faulty spark plug and it does bunny hopes then it is a bit like that but not as bad, and it only seems to happen once the engine is warm.  Never seems to happen when the car is parked and the engine is idling. Have another issue with the accelerator, now this might be an issue or it might just be me.  The position of the accelerator seems to change all the time to what I am asking the engine to do.  Again try and explain, some times can put the foot onto the accelerator pedal like when getting ready to pull away from a stop and the engine does nothing, put the foot down a little bit more and the engine will jump up to 2000 rev's.  Take foot off the accelerator and try again put the pedal to the same position and it will rev up to 1400/1600 rpm.  Also trying to get the engine to rev at 1200/1400/1600 or 1800 rev's seems to be very hit or miss, after about 2000 rpm the pedal position seems to be spot on but anything below that it is just a guessing game all the time.  Turn corners and always have to wait 2-3 seconds once putting the foot onto the accelerator before the engine pickups rpm. Really getting to the point where I just want to get ride of the car but would like to fix them and keep the car.
  2. So, here's the story in a nutshell. I have my 1L (125) Zetec S for a good couple of months now, which was purchased new end of last year. In the past weeks/month I started to hear a creaking noise when depressing the clutch / gas pedal when the car is in gear, any only when it's in gear (most audible when in lower gears). This mainly happens when the car is cold and after about half an hour or an hour, the noise fades away. During that time the noise can be lower or higher, and if you listen to radio you can barely hear it, but since I know what I need to look for I can kind of hear it whatever and whenever. Been to Ford twice, once they sprayed some WD40 at it, but it didn't make a difference, the other time they didn't do a single thing, just kept me waiting for 1.5 hour (dash cam is my friend), will put a complaint letter together soon to that lovely branch. Obviously, I've searched the whole internet and it seems some other people had this issue, but couldn't find a straight answer what could the issue be. Here's the issue in motion picture format, turn the speakers up: https://vimeo.com/152181707 Anyone got any idea, what could this be? Much appreciated, as always.
  3. Hi all, coming off the motorway slip road yesterday and went to drop down out of 5th gear as I approached the top of the junction but suddenly couldn't put it into another gear and the pedal wouldn't press down either so essentially I was stuck in neutral. No warning, noise or banging just a simple change of gear and then pop my clutch pedal was stuck. I got the car recovered, the engine runs absolutely fine but the guy said it could be the "slave cylinder" as there was leaking when I pressed (with some strength) down on the clutch. I have around 65000 on the clock. Has anyone experienced this and if so in terms of repairs what sort of figure am I looking at? Thanks in advance all.
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  5. After changing gear and slightly pressing on the accelerator pedal my car makes a loud excessive revving noise, the accelerometer ticks over yet my car doesn't speed up excessively and when i'm setting off in first makes me sound like I have my foot flat on the accelerator pedal. It is a problem in second and third gear too. If I put my foot any heavier on the pedal it doesn't affect the speed of my car just lets out a loud revving noise, makes it very difficult to drive, is anyone aware of what could be causing this problem? Thanks
  6. Throttle Cutting Out

    Hey everyone, I have a FORD FOCUS 58 Plate 2.0 TDCI Titanium. For years I had an intermittent problem- the throttle pedal would briefly stop working. This began happening once every 3-6 months so wasn't too much of an issue. It now happens everyday. Been researching this problem for a while. Despite following many similar topics on just this forum nothing has solved it yet. I do lots of motorway driving (approx 200 miles everyday). On each journey the throttle pedal stops responding and the revs drop to idle. Occasionally the pedal becomes responsive again, other times I'll have to pull over to stop/start the engine. This tends to reset it. Occasionally I can sense when it will happen as the car judders when easing off the throttle pedal and is slow when pressure applied. I don't appear to have any DTC Fault codes, and a Ford Dealer found nothing after a diagnostic. I've replaced the pedal with another (second hand) and it still cuts out. I ordered a replacement (second hand) Throttle Position Sensor but another pedal showed up instead. I was told on this year/model the TPS is now in the pedal. It has now got to the stage where I'm just wasting money on guessing the fault. Suggestions have included replacing injectors, instrument cluster, ECU, fuel filter, but no-one has actually diagnosed the fault. Any help/suggestions will be much appreciated!
  7. Focus Ghia Cruise Control Problem

    hello this is my first topic on this amazing forum my cruise control switch that is located on the pedal has just brook see the image i dont know how to put it back there is any way to just make the 2 wire together and let it work forever ? without any problem that affect anything else thank you please help me
  8. Hello, I'm after some advice... Last Sunday I was driving along and when I changed gear my clutch pedal suddenly clicked and its not been the same since... It was quite loud at first but then gradually got quieter. It was something I could feel as well as hear. Now it's not really audible but the feeling of the pedal is horrible. It's got the clicky jolt when I depress the clutch and its not as firm as it was before. I managed to get my head down there and look to see what was happening and there is a rod that comes from the master cylinder? that goes onto the back of the pedal assembly which is slipping every time I depress the pedal. Should there be some kind of clip that holds this rod in place on the back of the pedal or has something bent that would keep the rod in the right place. Any assistance is muchly appreciated! :) Thanks
  9. Clutch Slave Cylinder

    Hi everyone 2012 Focus Zetec Sport 1.6 diesel 28k on clock. Started last week clutch peddle higher than brake and catching on metal bar that pedals attach to. Friday pedal was basically on floor. There was still about inch travel to disengage clutch / change gears but got Ford assist out as didn't fancy driving. Turns out a very rare fault according to garage but reading on line not that unusual. Turns out the clutch slave cylinder rod ( bit plastic) snapped and needs replacing. Being done under warrenty but i dont think something like that should go in less than 3 years and low mileage......comments, anyone else had this issue
  10. Hi so I have this problem that most garages seem to not actually have heard of. The clutch goes hard when not being used. If I drive around town for a while where I am constantly changing gear, i.e using the clutch, it works great. If i spend half hour or an hour on the motorway in one gear, i.e not using it, the clutch pedal goes stiff when i finally do. It's not impossible to depress but harder than it should be, as soon as I depress it a few times to change gear, it recovers. I was preparing to put a new clutch in towards the end of the year anyway as the pedal seems high but i need an opinion on the fault. Also it intermittently doesn't go into 1st gear! Only intermittently though, i have to retry and usually 2nd or 3rd time it slides into gear as it should. Same thing happens in reverse gear (which is the 1st gear but backwards i believe). It's a 2003 1.6 Zetec petrol and these are the only niggles on an otherwise fantastic car, like a Bentley compared to my old Corsa! Thanks in advance. One love
  11. Hi everyone A few weeks ago the white push rod snapped on my ford focus. The main reason was because the spot weld on the clutch pedal had failed and the push rod was forced sideways and snapped off. The AA man managed to do a temporary fix on the side of the road. He said that I would need to get the pedal re-welded which is what I did this morning. I was hoping naively that i would be-able to get the welded pedal back in place fairly easily.. :( I failed; I could not get enough room to get the plastic plunger to push onto the pedal!!! So I thought that I would try and undo the 4 nuts securing the pedals to the floor. Three of the nuts are easy to get at, the fourth upper -left hand nut I cant get a spanner on. Can anyone tell me how I can easily get at that nut to remove it. I dont know if it will help me but I also thought that I would try and remove the blue/red connector (what ever that is) but could not get it off???? . Should it twist off anti-clockwise or is there some other way of getting it off? I'm not sure if this will let me gain access to the nut anyway? I know that I could be the lack of tools, but I think that it is probably more likely lack of knowledge and hands that are not deleterious enough. Please see the attachment for a picture of my predicament. Any suggestions or help most welcome Thank you!!!!
  12. Brakes, Bit Of Travel ?

    Right had my [new to me] Mk 2.5 Titanium, and liking it, especially the keyless entry /starting. Now first thing I noticed was when you hit the brake pedal, theres a bit of travel in it before the brakes come, but when they do, they are keen. Now on my Mk2 [ engineering wise same car as the Mk 2.5] when touching the brake pedal brakeing was immediate, verying by the amount of pressure applied. Anybody else with a Mk 2.5 experiance this? or are your brakes like I described my Mk 2 brakes. Had it over to my mechanic. he give it a run and said it seemed fine. Thogh he said his brakes on his Passat behaved like mine. He said because in the course of his work he is in and out of alot of cars, he thought mine was not unusual. I still don't think its right. Anyway I'm going over to his garage tommorow, getting it serviced, all wheels off brakes inspected and cleaned, test brake fluid water contamination, may bleed. I like to check any car I buy brakes wise along with a service, so I feel safe belting down to Cornwall in May. I orded some front flaps off eBay [genuine Ford] £22.95 Monday, arrived yesterday fitted them today. Seem to be £35 inclusive of the postage everywhere else. Must say I'd advise anybody to buy front mud flaps for the Mk 2.5. Same as with the Mk 2, and even though Ford fit under sill and front of wing bottom protectors, 06 plate onwards. Mud just clogs the bottom eight inch of the wing , trapped between in whell arch protector and wing return lip. And whilst its in for those jobs, I'll give it a good undersealing on the under sills, where they are welded to the chassis. Any comments regards the brake pedal travel welcome
  13. Focus Mk 2.5 Petrol

    Right had my [new to me] Mk 2.5 Titanium, and liking it, especially the keyless entry /starting. Now first thing I noticed was when you hit the brake pedal, theres a bit of travel in it before the brakes come, but when they do, they are keen. Now on my Mk2 [ engineering wise same car as the Mk 2.5] when touching the brake pedal brakeing was immediate, verying by the amount of pressure applied. Anybody else with a Mk 2.5 experiance this? or are your brakes like I described my Mk 2 brakes. Had it over to my mechanic. he give it a run and said it seemed fine. Thogh he said his brakes on his Passat behaved like mine. He said because in the course of his work he is in and out of alot of cars, he thought mine was not unusual. I still don't think its right. Anyway I'm going over to his garage tommorow, getting it serviced, all wheels off brakes inspected and cleaned, test brake fluid water contamination, may bleed. I like to check any car I buy brakes wise along with a service, so I feel safe belting down to Cornwall in May. I orded some front flaps off eBay [genuine Ford] £22.95 Monday, arrived yesterday fitted them today. Seem to be £35 inclusive of the postage everywhere else. Must say I'd advise anybody to buy front mud flaps for the Mk 2.5. Same as with the Mk 2, and even though Ford fit under sill and front of wing bottom protectors, 06 plate onwards. Mud just clogs the bottom eight inch of the wing , trapped between in whell arch protector and wing return lip. And whilst its in for those jobs, I'll give it a good undersealing on the under sills, where they are welded to the chassis. Any comments regards the brake pedal travel welcome
  14. Fiesta Clutch Pedal Issue

    Hey guys just wanted to share this with you all. I have a Ford fiesta 2005 MK VI and recently my clutch pedal started to click, sometimes it would be fine and other times pedal went straight to floor. So I had it recovered to my local garage, and was told it is a common problem and was told to buy a clip from Ford, cost less than 50p. The garage fitted it for free as i'm a regular but guess what it didn't last 5 days, the clip failed. Again recovered to garage when they checked this time the shaft or connecting rod for the master cylinder had slightly worn hence the clip had come off, honestly this clip looked like it was made from tin foil it was that thin, you could shave with it that's how thin it was. I was then told that a hefty bill was expected as master cylinder and pedal assembly would have to be changed, I left to sulk and see if I can source parts myself thus reducing the bill, amazingly I found a seller on Ebay selling a clip, more like a locking ring that fits on the end of the shaft where the pedal attaches and bingo!!! it has only sorted the problem out for good, so far been on my car for around 5 weeks and still everything ok, im using the same clutch master cylinder and pedal and it cost less than £20 and best of all I fitted it myself in under 10 mins although it was a pain to get to. Just thought id share this with you folks I will send link here if it will allow me. I tried pasting link guess it wont allow me, but if you type on the search bar in ebay "ford fiesta pedal clip" it will pop up you get an allen key and washer and the ring. I hope this helps you guys.
  15. Own a Ford Focus Mk2, 56 plate 1.4l petrol, 18k miles. Purchased second hand a few months ago. No problems up until this week, when numerous warning lights would appear on the instrument cluster, and sometimes it would go into limp / restricted mode. I drove the car home (~ 2 miles). Part way, a number of warning lights on the dashboard lit up; engine warnings lights - both amber + red, ABS, battery, oil and a few others. Rev counter + speed needles drop to zero, and the odometer just displays dashes on both the trip + total mileage. Pulled over, switched the vehicle off and restarted a few minutes later. Two engine lights remain on. A few minutes later, did the exact same thing, except this time it was enough to put it into limp home mode (low revs, sluggish etc). Got it home, switched the vehicle off and restarted a few minutes later. Just the amber engine warning light appeared. I checked the dashboard DTC codes, which gave me: E197:Invalid data for vehicle speed (Invalid CAN message)E200: Invalid data for odometer (Invalid CAN message)D900: CAN communication. Bus fault receive errorE510: Missing or invalid security data to PCMTook the car into Ford for a diagnostic - they came back and said there was a single fault code pointing to the TPS / accelerator pedal position sensor. However, they couldn't reproduce the fault and kept the vehicle overnight to try it again on Friday morning. Still couldn't cause any lights to come up on the dash or for it to go into limp mode. Not surprisingly when I picked the car up and turned on the ignition, within 30 seconds the warning lights come up - exact same symptoms as above. Hadn't even put the car in gear or touched the accelerator. Turned it off, then on again, and the warning lights still come up. Depending on it's mood, sometimes most of the warning lights come up, other times it's just: - Engine cog - Engine - ABS They're now keeping the car and will re-diagnose over the weekend with their equipment. I know there are countless threads here and elsewhere about these problems. On older vehicles the instrument cluster was a known issue, but this doesn't apply to Mk2's. Is this just a TPS problem or something else? I'm surprised a faulty TPS would cause the instrument cluster to go crazy like it does. Is there anything else to check? Apologies for the essay - hoping that by writing out everything that's happened I might spot a pattern or something stupidly obvious that needs checking!
  16. 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.
  17. Hi There!

    Hi all, I am currently driving in a 1.3 Fiesta Finesse which I have had for just over a year and I'm just looking for some advice on things to do to my fiesta to make look a bit cooler and general up keeping of my wee ford. Thanks for reading!
  18. You don't have to be driving a Fiesta RS WRC on the RAC Rally to use a technique called 'heel and toe' to make smoother downshifts and increase safety by having better control of the car. A small 'blip' of the throttle between the gears helps to synchronise engine speed to the revs needed for the lower gear to engage more smoothly, and your passengers won't even realise you've gone down a cog as you approach the corner. With the toe of the right foot firmly on the brake, the clutch disengaged (important!) a touch on the accelerator with the heel of the foot brings the revs up and the lower gear slides in nicely. The problem on the Mondeo Mk 4 is that the accelerator pedal is too far away from the brake to be able to 'heel and toe' effectively. Ford can supply a nice set of 'race pedals', a snip at a mere £155 + VAT, but search the internet and one can buy a kit with all three pedals for £9.80 including P&P. You don't need the brake and clutch pedals, they can go in the recycle bin but the accelerator pedal which fits over the original does the job nicely, reducing the gap to the brake pedal, increasing the overall size and raising it towards the height of the brake pedal by 8mm so that one can now 'heel and toe' very effectively. The accessory pedal comes with two brackets which give a firm fit over the original accelerator pedal, but for added security I put in a 5mm No 4 self tapper which holds everything in place. Be sure to position the accessory pedal carefully so that at full travel it does not hit the carpet (ie make sure the accelerator can still hit the stop) and the gap between the brake and new, larger accelerator pedal is at least 40mm.
  19. Hi I have 06 2.0 tdci 115 every time I start the car the battery light and engine management light are on and I have no acc pedal at all if I put it under load it sometimes gives me the pedal and both lights go out and its fine till I switch it off and need to start it again am back to beginning I have noticed if while its running and you spray easy start in the air intake it gives me the pedal instantly with just a small spray. I was hoping someone has come across this or has the know how to advise what it is once running it will get you to everywhere till you switch it off then its Groundhog Day. Thanks
  20. Hi guys, while coming to gradual stop I felt this plastic inch long screw fall near my feet in the footwell. Car is working fine, although the clutch has gone down slightly and when ever I use the clutch it just doesn't feel right, I'm nervous to use it extensively. I've been told its come off a spring just above the clutch pedal and I have now removed the spring which it fits in. It's purpose is apparently to take the pressure off when pressing the pedal down, how true this is I don't know. ford have advised a new cylinder something something needs to be fitted, something else needs to be bleed..in total just the parts cost came to £250!!! I don't know much about the clutch pedal so can anyone advise?? The part that's come off is a long plastic screw with an outer spring that is straight and no hook attached, about the size of index finger. As you can see from the picture of the yellow screw the top has been chipped off. Just need to know if there is a cheaper solution or any advise. Thanks guys.
  21. Hey, ive had my Ford Focus Estate TDCI 1.6L now for about 3 weeks and its been the same since i got it...that is its very slow... There must be a problem because it takes forever to accelerate and this is most noticable when trying to accelerate from 40-70 going onto a duel carriageway/motorway..which is most annoying and somewhat embarrasing at times. <_< Ive been told it could possibly be a turbo problem/leak, accelerator problem etc. and havent really had it fully checked be a professional yet... Anyone else had/have a similar problem or know of any cost saving solutions?? also perhaps worth noting is that the car doesnt really tend to go above 3500rpm.. in any gear or even in neutral. SOLUTIONS?? ADVICE??
  22. This is my first ever post and would appreciate any help as I am running out of money trying to resolve this problem and am not in a position to buy a new car. :( I have a 2001 focus, 1.6 zetec Automatic. About 3 weeks ago (after a few weeks of rough idling) the car just would not start when I left work. I got it started but soon it just cut out. I got my Dad out to help, he got it started but then going up hill, the CAT burnt out. We eventually got it back home and have had the following works done: New CAT fitted, new lambda sensor, new battery, new spark plugs (and I don't know if they are related to this but new expansion tank and new thermostat). Having all this done has fixed the idling problems that I have been having but now the following occurs. The car will not start unless my foot is flat on the accelerator and it takes a good few seconds to finally start. When it does, the revs go straight up to 3000-4000 (I assume this is because my foot was on the accelerator). I have to wait a minute or two before I can put the car in gear otherwise it either jumps forward or just cuts out again. Most occasions I have to attempt to start the car twice and I am rather concerned that keep doing this, it is going to cause ALOT more damage and flood the engine. Once the car is running, it runs really well and there are no longer idling problems when waiting at lights etc. There is alot of white smoke that appears when the car eventually starts (which I have not noticed before so don't know if it is related or I am being paranoid) which disappears once on the move and it stinks of petrol. PLEASE PLEASE HELP as I am now too scared to stop anywhere (even to get petrol) in case I cannot start again. Thanks in advance
  23. Hi, I have a 59 reg fiesta zetec and recently we have had 2 occastion where the throttle pedal has stuck down and the only way to release it is to push it up from underneath with your foot. It is scary when it happens as the car keeps accelerating. Is this a known issue and does anyone have a solution? thanks.
  24. Hi I've recently bought a 2000 (X reg) Fiesta Zetec butt just have a couple of niggles with it that I'm hoping arent too difficult to sort.. 1) Central locking - I cant unlock the car from my driver side, I can lock it from that side and the passenger side is fine but I just cant unlock from the driver side. 2) Accelerator feels a little "sticky" to me if that makes sense? I dont feel like its a smooth, continuous motion as I accelerate. Its more like it moves in little increments. e.g. a little pressure does nothing, then i can feel it just 'jump' down slightly rather then being a smooth movement. I'm not sure if im explaining that very well, its probably worth noting that this is my first car too so I'm a complete newbie, hoping to learn some stuff as I go along though so any help really will be hugely appreciated. Thanks.