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  1. Hi All I have just signed up and I am very optimistic in finding answers to my queries. Thanking in advance. I have recently bought 2013 ford s-max zetec 2.0 tdci powershift 140 from an auction. I max a decision after having driven the same car but with manual transmission hoping the auto would be the same. However the car is extremeky sluggish especially when setting from a dead stop. It's so sluggish that i think it will be impossible to drive it on junction and pulling off from round about. I hope don someone who has the same car can suggest whether it's just my car or this is how the auto drives. To add to my worries I have an engine malfunction light on the dash which disappears as soon as the car starts. It also has an 'í' warning in dash but I dont know whether these warning lights are an indication of a problem causing sluggish drive. Please help as this is my first Ford and I haven't got a clue of what to do. The pictures attached show both warning lights and their disappearance when engine is running. Finally, the car is a 2013 plate, from London and has 17000 miles on block suggesting shorter journeys and low miles got the age. Wing side mirror is broken. Thanks
  2. Hello, Two weeks ago I bought a new Ford Fiesta 2016 with a 1.25 petrol engine and 82hp. I thought the 1.0 petrol engine was too small and the dealer didn't have a 1.5 diesel, which I initially wanted. I thought 82hp for a car weighing under a ton would be enough for a starter car, but I feel that the Fiesta is low on power. Overtaking on the motorway going up a hill is a nightmare with over 60 mp/h. In fifth gear I floor the accelerator but it isn't really going faster. I drove about 1500km since I own it and I love this little car. I just feel that it is somehow slow. I usually shift later than the indicator says because I probably would't reach the top of a hill if I drove in fifth gear with 37 mph, which the car does suggest. Btw, this is my first car I'm not "downgrading" from something more powerful. I bought it new because I can write it off as a company car and it is a lovely little thing. Am I doing something wrong? Am I driving it wrong? May this be a fault or is the 82hp Fiesta just underpowered? Best regards, aj
  3. Slow Throttle Response

    Hey! I have a Ford Fiesta 2010 Zetec 1.4 Diesel, I feel like most the time the throttle response is poor. It might take one or two seconds to fully put the power on, I'm no car specialist in-fact far from it. So i was wondering if this can be fixed or is it just because i have an older Diesel car? EDIT: I have been looking into reasons, i have a few idea's to go off now, Fuel Filter maybe clogged & dirty (Clean or replace Fuel Filter), If not that then maybe the fuel pump is playing up(It's a tricky job so take to mechanic), I am not going to lie i do have a heavy foot when it comes to accelerating from a stopped position (At lights or other), my resource says this could be a cause because of the cars electronic throttle control system, now i don't know if my car even has this system in place and could this be the problem for me? It says sometimes the system dampens responses to save save diesel. Any Advice would be highly appreciated, Thank Jordan
  4. hi i have a annoying problem with my car, i recently took it to get the starter motor changed and on the way up there it was driving normal,, it has always sufferd from a bit of black smoke but it pulled well,, anyway after getting it back from the garage it feels like the turbo is not working,, steep hills ill have to do in 2nd with foot down,, motorway driving is slow to build up to speed and then when in 5th if theres a slight hill speed will slowly drop,, pulling away from junctions and roundabouts is a nightmare,, any clues or what to look at first will be much appreciated, thanks
  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. Hi guys, this is my first forum post and hello to everyone on this forum 😊 To start things off I am having some trouble with my car lately and the problem is forever getting worse by the day, I will start off in first gear and everything is normal, acceleration is normal and the clutch bites instantly, but when I hit 2nd gear if I do it quickly the revs will stay up at 4500 - 5000 rpm, so I have to depress the accelerator to bring it down to its right revs, as soon as I put a little pressure on the accelerator it revs right up to 4500 or higher again. The only way I can accelerate is by dabbing at the accelerator which is very frustrating. I have done a few clutch tests, such as putting the car into 3rd as I am stopped and releasing the clutch so stall it and it does stall when I do this, I ain't very knowledgable on cars myself, any help on this or recommendations would be brilliant, getting very stressful now, thanks a bunch guys, I an upload a short vid clip to show you better to
  7. Hi all, not exactly a new issue here I see but I would like to elaborate slightly on the information other people with the same/similar problem have given. I have a 2005 mk2 focus 2.0 diesel estate, I bought it privately from a guy in Bristol 9 months ago. I paid £1900 pounds which seemed a great deal to me for what I was getting but gave it a good look over and drive and all seemed fine. I drove it the 120 miles home, no problem and for around three months it drove like an absolute dream. Then one day without warning it completely lost power, it was like driving a 0.8. Ever since then it has done this every 3-4 days. There is no bang, and no black smoke but the lack if power is massive, putting your foot down hard doesn't make it rev any higher and if you keep it down and try to force it, it judders. The engine management light has come on twice over 6 months when it has happened but that's nothing in the 50-100 times it's happened. Now,the strangest thing I find in all this which I couldn't seem to find in other discussion's apart from one, is that turning the car off and then back on instantly fixes it-obviously until it happens again. I don't know much about cars but this to me suggests that there isn't a major mechanical fault as, if there was, the car wouldn't EVER run properly. That said, even when it is at full power these days it isn't as smooth as it was and always seems to be threatening to go again. So this has me thinking it is either a dodgy sensor or something is causing an incorrect mix of air/fuel. Most people with similar problem are quoting either map sensor, egr valve or dpf. To me the egr valve makes sense, especially if the previous owner had it cleaned as apparently this can give it a short term fix. The other thing I forgot to mention is that it definitely happens a lot less if you keep the fuel topped up, and this has my local mechanic convinced that it's either the fuel filter or a weak fuel pump. The problem seems fairly common across focus and mondeo diesel's but there doesn't seem to be a definitive YES-this is the problem and this is how you fix it, so I was hoping people who have managed to get their cars running properly again could all put how they did it on here. I have registered the problem with Which as they are trying to put more pressure on car recalls and if this is a common problem it's not on. The power has gone on the motorway a couple of times and it's scary, I wouldn't want to have kids or family in the car. In the meantime the car is having a new fuel filter in 6 days so I will post the result regardless of whether it works or not. Sorry to ramble, any information would be massively appreciated! Jamie
  8. 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??