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  1. Fiesta recall

    Took my 1.6 tdci zetec s 60 plate in for a winter health check today, and told ford doing a recall on the diesal glow plug module, cos when it rains it affects the module, ford come up with a solution and replacing the module free, just an heads up for other diesal owners. 
  2. Engine Cut Out After Starting

    Hi, this is my first posting on here, although I have followed the site for several years for advice. I have a 2006 Ford Focus Sport Tdci purchased on finance 10 months ago. The 3 month warranty has already expired, and I have 26 more payments to make before I own the car outright. For the past 10 months this car has worked fine, with no issues at all, and sailed through the MOT 3 months ago. Yesterday morning I did what I always do. I turned the ignition key to power up the car, without starting the engine. I waited the second or two for the glow plug light to go off, then started the ignition. The engine started immediately. I put the car in reverse, and just as I lifted my foot off the clutch to reverse off my drive the engine cut out. I put the car in neutral and attempted to restart the engine. This took about 5-10 seconds of whirring before the engine kicked in. The car worked fine for my 35 mile journey, and was fine 10 hours later when I returned to my car for my 35 mile journey home. This morning I again did the same thing. The engine cut out again at the same moment. This time it took 4-5 goes to get the engine started again, but on this occasion the dashboard showed some warning lights. The glow plug light came on for a few seconds, as did the engine management light. The power train light stayed on until the engine started. I revved the engine, got a small cloud of light grey smoke from the exhaust and the car started fine. I drove it only half a mile, turned off the engine for 5 minutes the restarted, and it was fine. No warning lights. Any ideas on the problem and expected cost would be appreciated. I'm guessing the garage or the finance company will not take liability.
  3. Can any one help. I have a 2006 mondeo tdi,130 ps with 210,000 miles on. I start it up and it's in limp mode,5 minutes down the road switch ignition off and on and it's back to full power,been doing this for months now.had the car plugged in and had 2 error codes. P0121 throttle pedal position sensor a. P132b turbo charger/super charger boost control a. I've changed both and still have the same error. Can anyone point me in the right direction. Thanks dave
  4. Hi all, i have been looking through the forums to try and figure out what has happened to my focus, i bought a tuning box from a tdi tuning company, it came with a money back guarantee which i have had to use, after i put the box on the car was using a hell of a lot more fuel, i mean a lot - without any noticeable power gains, so after a few days i decided it wasn't for me, however ever since i installed it, and now even more so since i removed the box my car loses power, glow plug light flashes and the car dies! i turn the ignition off and on and away it goes. the car has had a fully synthetic oil change 3 months ago along with all filters, coolant etc. I removed the cam sensor as advised on other posts here but i cant really tell by looking at it if its ok. I also last month cleaned the egr and maf sensor. im hoping this dam tuning box hasnt messed up the injectors or fuel pump, as when i restarted the car after it died the other night there was a horrible whining coming from the engine bay!! this went away as i stopped the car straight away. also im thinking of getting it on a diagnostics machine but surely there wont be any codes if the problem is intermittent? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, cheers in advance!!
  5. Hello I have a ford ranger 54 plate been to the garage because the glow plug relay keeps on clicking when the engine is turned off and the key removed don't know what it could be ? But after about 10 minutes the battery is flat and the glow plugs burnt out somebody said bad earth somewhere but where ?
  6. I have managed to snap a glow plug 3/4 of the way down inside of its hole, I have removed the thread and most of the plug. What can I do about the remaining piece? Is it safe to drive with this back inside? Should I screw the broken part back in to cover the hole? Somebody help please, I cannot afford to go without my car and I cannot afford to get the head removed.
  7. Turbo Change!!!

    Hi there, I have a 2005 2.0l TDCI 115 Mondeo Ghia. My cars stuck in limp mode, so got it diagnosed it said turbo actuator got that changed but it's still sticking so I need to clean/change my turbo. Found a really cheap 2006 2.0l TDCI 130 turbo will it matter if it's different power? Should I just try it on? Or should I try cleaning old one on my day off? Any suggestions/help
  8. Glow Plugs

    After watching some videos and paying attention to my car I noticed that in sub zero temperatures and glow plug sign on dash board goes ON. I'm wondering how clod need to be for main computer to decide that heating glow plugs is needed
  9. 2005 Focus 1.6 Tdci Studio

    Hi All, I'm looking at a motor on the "Bay" at the moment. The seller states that it is in "LIMP HOME" mode and that Ford has said the codes state "Glow Plugs Relay". Is it easy to change the Glow Plug Relay, and maybe the Glow Plugs themselves ? and if so how would I go about it, cheers in advance. joe.
  10. P0380 Glow Plug Relay Location?

    Anyone have a pic of the 2004 2L TDCI glow plug relay location?
  11. Glow Plugs And Smoke

    Hello. New here today. I have the dreaded glow plug light on dash problem with my 2003 Mondeo tdci. 120k. Came on during a trip down to Cornwall. Now its hard to start when left overnight. Car runs fine once engine is warmed up tho. Turbo kicks in fine. Checked the glow plugs and none was working so thought that must be the problem. Replaced with four new NKG. Now car starts fine and idles ok, but as soon as you try to rev it, blue smoke from exhaust and hesitates to increase revs (lumpy). My mate who has a diagnostic says it could be the fuel rail sensor pushing to much fuel into the engine at low revs. Just tried a new one, no difference. So far I have changed: Air filter, fuel filter, oil and oil filter, cleaned out EGR and inlet manifold. Could it be one of the injectors? Would that be causing the problem of the smoke? As the car runs fine and pulls well, once warm I can't see that it is a major mechanical problem. Any ideas anyone? Thanks
  12. Glow Plug Question

    I have a 54 plate ford fiesta TDCI and it has begun to give me starting up problems in a morning when it is cold. I believe this could be to do with the glow plugs so i have decided to change them myself but i have no idea where they are located. Is this a simple job to do and can some show me where i can locate these please ? Thanks guys.
  13. Hi All, Hopefully someone can help me here, Started with flashing glow plug light whilst driving home...Drove home fine but next day Engine Management light came on andwent into limp mode..Didn't start and ran out the battery..After jumping it for a few more bursts it eventually went but bellowed out blew out blue smoke..So drove it about to see if it'll clear but it was pretty bad for the the first 10-15 mintues and then kinda settled. But if you leave it sat long i.e over night you get the same thing loads blue smoke...but it does start nps. So far i have changed/cleaned, Replaced Fuel Filter Replaced Air Filter Replaced Glow Plugs Cleaned out Inlet Manifold/EGR Valve (was sludgey) Cleaned Fuel system Glow plugs helped it start better but smokes steal there. After 3 attempts of getting a F Super scanner that actually worked i got codes P0191, p2288 , p1608....after a quick look its Done Fuel pressure check and got : Done a quick check on pressures, here is the results: (this is done in Limp Mode) FRP @ 830 RPM = 245FRP @ 1500 RPM = 600FRP @ 2000 RPM = 770FRP @ 2500 RPM = 850FRP @ 3300 RPM = 910FRP @ 4000 RPM = 1052 Done leak test (idle for 2 mins,rev for 30 secs,idle,rev,idle,rev,idle method) and got : No. 1 = 51.5ml No. 2 = 33.0ml No. 3 = 53.0ml No. 4 = 50.0ml Any ideas folks
  14. Hi all I've just purchased a 57 plate 2.0 TDCi Zetec focus and all seems well apart from the cranking speed. Not having had one before I don't know if it's normal for these but it feels like an old tractor starting, very slow and chuggy but does always start. It's almost like an old engine where the glow plugs have failed. I'm going to check voltages and earths etc but wondered if there are any common things to look out for? Thanks Mow
  15. Hi guys new to this forum but I am hoping someone could point me in the right direction. I have a few query's couple of days ago my car was parked in a space running whist I was in it and it just cut out as if i had turn the key to the off position. Shortly after or before I can't quite remember but when I had started the car up to drive, I heard a hissing sound ( was as if i had burst turbo pipe) and it was very loud and got louder as I revved the car. Anyway i drove the car as normal and the noise had corrected it self as I never heard it again and haven't since. So one of my mates is a mechanic so I got a lend of his snap on verso diagnostics machine to check of any fault codes, and 1 fault code was stored which was P007f something along the lines of turbocharger intercooler temp sensor, would that cause my car to cut out? Today I was heading out to work and the next thing the glow light was flashing and I lost power then it just cut out completely. However it started straight away afterwards. are any of the faults related or not? Also I have read up on forums regarding the issue but nothing is 100% and I don't want to guess what parts it needs and throwing money into the car if I don't need to. Is there any simple things I can try first or test anything? My car has only done 120,000 miles and up to now has caused me no problem, I have only had it since december last year but I really like the car and would like to find the cause of the problem as soon as possible. Thanks in advance.
  16. Hi Folks, The car we ae talking about is a 2003 Mondeo Estate, Diesel, 2.0 TDCI Zetec. It's been around a bit and has 152,000 miles on the clock. I've owned it since 2012 an it has been faultless. We live in Spain. On the way to collect the kids from school this afternoon, I was driving through our town, and I suddenly either actually saw the glow plug light come on and start flashing, or I noticed that it was flashing. Either way, it had only been flashing for five minutes or so, tops. As I was not driving fast – I was in a town – I continued to the school where I stopped and switched off. I had maybe 20 minutes to wait, so while I was waiting on two or three occasions I tried to re-create the problem. Each time, I switched on the ignition, waited for the lights to go out and started the engine. Each time it worked perfectly, and no flashing glow plug light. I monitored the light all the way home … It stayed off. Anyone got any ideas what that was all about? I've got a long trip tomorrow, and I would rather know if there was a disaster waiting to happen!!! Yox...
  17. Glow Plugs And Diesel Injectors Issue

    During the Christmas break i decided to change the glow plugs on my 1.4 Diesel Fiesta (06). When doing so the second one came out minus the ceramic tip (approx 3-4 cm removed with a clear sheer). After looking around the safest bet looks like cylinder removing the head to remove the offending item (I’m sure it’s in the same position and is fixed in position by corrosion). First off has anyone got tips to remove the tip without removing the cylinder head? and secondly looking at all the manuals it looks like the injectors need to be fully removed to remove the head. Is this necessary? Would removing the fuel lines be sufficient? Cheers for any suggestion in advance Mike
  18. My wife has a 2003 Model Ford Focus 1.8 TDCI. Since she bought it in August there have been problems with starting from cold. It does not do it all the time, however trying to start it results in the engine trying to turn over, however not starting for several minutes. The Focus has had its glow plugs renewed and also a new fuel filter, however the problems persist. I pull an expensive additive in the fuel, this seemed to fix it for a while, however there are starting problems yet again so this was probably just a coincidence. When the car is started the car runs very well and no other problems persist. Your help is greatly appreciated. David
  19. 2004 Mondeo

    hi,my 2004 mondeo tdci 130hp has issues starting and cutting 4 or 5 miles glow plug flashes and engine cuts out.wont restart for maybe 30 to 45 minutes.some smoke now and then,been told its either crank or cam sensor.any advice apprieciated as its driving me mad.or not.cheers .
  20. Hi, i have a Mondeo estate tdci ghia x 02 2litre and a few months ago the glow plug light began to flash. The car still drives well but there is a loss of power/speed and does smoke in the morning for a minute or so. I've blanked the EGR valve off, replaced and bought a new diesel filter, i also replaced a turbo pipe which was originally split. I also recently put in a second hand injector , however it is in full working order. But this problem still persists no matter what i do with it. any ideas/suggestions will be appreciated! thanks.
  21. Hi everyone, Firstly would like to say i'm new to the forum :) and thanks for any feedback in advance :) My focus and I are having problems. It has 125000 miles on the clock, had new cam position sensor and crank angle sensor fitted. On the motorway when cruising at 70mph it is fine, but when I need to overtake and accelerate quickly, the glow plug light starts to flash and the car goes into limp mode or the odd time it will even cut out! I have also tried running the car without the MAF sensor connected and it still has the same problem (was told it could be that) I don't know if anyone else has had this problem but if someone could shed some light on me it would be greatly appreciated! :) Thanks Kieran
  22. I have had a problem with the "engine management" warning light coming up intermittantly for the last year or so (only shows once every couple of weeks or so) and when I switch off engine and re-start the warning light clears and I have trouble free driving for the next few weeks, Ford garage diagnostic suggested glow plug fault - but once tested they were all ok. Could it be glow plug relay unit having a minor electrical fault ? have you seen this issue before ?
  23. Hey Guys and Gals, Stopped the car other day then restarted the engine a few minutes later, and got the "Engine Malfunction" message, no other lights, apart from the red "i" light, and the car was in limp mode; limiting to 3,000 RPM and taking an age to get there. This intermittently reappears, sometimes more often than others. The only sure way to get rid of it is to start moving, then restart the engine. This has not failed me yet, and the car drives perfect once it's running without the message. Message hasn't yet come on while driving. Plugged a code reader in today, and got: P0380 - Glow Plug/Heater Circuit A Cleared it, and it came back straight away. The car starts absolutely fine, and has done all winter (so it's not like something's been on the way out), although saying that it's parked indoors overnight so never gets that cold, and I realise it's warm now! What's the best place to start looking at with this? I realise the plugs are a nightmare to get to on these engines (stupid French thing!), so was wondering if there's any mileage in checking fuses/relays? I did find a 10A fuse listed as "Glow plug control module" or similar, and the car behaves the same with that in or out. It also hasn't blown, as I tested it in the horn fuse location! I've been googling all day but haven't come up with anything concrete in terms of what to do next. My local Ford's (OMC in Rochdale) seem disinterested as soon as I mention I've read the codes myself, so may be looking for another good garage in the Manchester/Rochdale area that don't want £100 off me just to tell me the same thing as I already know. Car has done just over 45,000 miles, and it's a 2008 mk 2.5. Any suggestions would be welcome! Jon
  24. Thanks for your help! 2002 Ford Mondeo Zetec TDCi 2.0 manual car 93k miles: 1. Takes 2-3 attempts to start when cold -starts fine rest of the day 2. Big cloud of white smoke when it does start the first time of the day 3. Glow plug light constantly flashes once car starts and never stops flashing 4. Cuts out over 70mph...can get to 80mph if I gently accelerate 5. No check engine light 6. DTC's read "none" when I hold down the Trip Reset button The car has been this way as long as I've owned it (four months). Never noticed the engine cut out at high speed until someone came to buy it and drove the hell out of it. I haven't found any posts about the glow plug light flashing constantly and immediately from start up. It doesn't matter if I drive for five hours across the country...the glow plug light flashes forever...I've never seen it not flashing while the car is running. Thanks again guys! Can't wait to get to the bottom of this!
  25. My glow plug controller is dust and the engine seams to be in limp mode, I'm waiting for the part to arrive in the garage but is it okay to continue driving in limp mode now?