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  1. Mk2 1.6 Tdci Stalling

    Hi All, I have a bit of a problem with my 2005 Mk2 1.6 tdci Focus. It has no DPF, so any problems with that can be discounted. The problems began last winter, when the car would occasionally start up in limp mode on cold mornings. Normally, this was solved by shutting off the ignition, then starting it up again. This issue gradually got worse and the shut down start up again trick worked less often. I bought a cheap OBDII reader off ebay, which pulled off the faults - P0047 - Turbocharger/Supercharger Boost Control 'A' Circuit Low P0102 - Mass or Volume Air Flow 'A' Circuit Low P0100 - Mass or Volume Air Flow 'A' Circuit So, as the Turbo works absolutely fine when it's not in limp mode, I bought an after marker Mass Air Flow Sensor and fitted it. This didn't solve the problem, so I took it off and sent it back. Then, about two weeks ago it started stalling at low RPM. It wouldn't start straight away, only after a minute of being switched off. So I took it into a garage to have a diagnostics done on it, which gave the faults - P0483 - Fan Performance Part 1 P135B - Glow Plugs P1632 - Smart Alternator Faults Sensor/Circuit Malfunction P0102 - Mass or Volume Air Flow 'A' Circuit Low P0047 - Turbocharger/Supercharger Boost Control 'A' Circuit Low P1180 - Fuel Delivery System Malfunction Low P0089 - Fuel Pressure Regulator 1 Performance P0193 - Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit High Input U0073 - Control Module Communication Bus A Off The garage then cleared it and took it for a test run. They said the the fuel faults reappeared along this the MAF (which I informed them I had tried replacing and didn't work). They suggested I might be having problems with the fuel pump, but as it was working, ok at the time, they sent me home with it. The next day I was driving at 70mph in 3rd gear, so most definitely not low RPM and it cut out on me again. At first, I lost all throttle response and as I coasted to a halt, it then stalled. So I called the garage and got it booked in again. I did a bit of exploratory driving later that day, and discovered it was only stalling on a cold engine, so I let the garage know this when I took it in. I also noticed that when left to idle, the rev counter would fluctuate, dipping, then rising, gradually worsening until it stalled. The garage has another look at it, drove it on a cold engine (which cut out on them) and cleared the fault codes again. They tried unplugging the MAF sensor, which they said must be at fault since the car worked better (no stalling) without it plugged in. Since I could get a replacement cheaper than them (OEM from Ford this time!) and was easy to DIY, I picked the car up to fix at home myself. Which brings me to this evening. I drove around for a short while (long enough for the engine to warm up), stopped to get chips and left for home again (the MAF was still unplugged at this point). On my way home the car cut out on me twice. I took it for another spin a bit later, when the engine had cooled down and with the MAF plugged back in. It cut out. I unplugged the MAF, it cut out. I got the engine warmed back up and plugged the MAF back in, and it cut out. I finally unplugged the MAF on a warm engine and it still cut out. So, I'm left with a lot of questions. If the MAF being unplugged no longer makes a difference, is it not at fault? Which fault could it actually be? Could it be all of them? Could it be something unrelated like the ECU itself or maybe a broken cable? I just don't know where to go from here, the car is pretty much undrivable. Any insight would be very much appreciated. * EDIT - Here is a video of the idling fluctuations.
  2. Mk2.5 Diesel Stutter

    Evening all, I appear to have a bit of a strange problem with the diesel engine at the moment, it's not a massive issue but it odd nonetheless. When the outside air temperature is 5 degrees or less the engine sort of feels like it's misfiring in one or two cylinders. I have an example of when it happens: Start the car up, engine is idling fine no misfiring or surging Set off at up to max speed of 20mph to the point where I get to the end of the road (approx 450 yards) Trying to maintain the speed is difficult at around 1800rpm, because the engine and car surge back and forth as if the engine is misfiring Engine is fine by the time I have pulled out of the junction to join the main road I have noticed that taking it up to 2500rpm in 2nd after startup seems to clear the throat so to speak, and the engine stops surging, I have also noticed that it doesn't happen if I was to leave the engine idling for a minute or two. Could it just be that the temperature is so low and diesel engines are rough as hell when cold?
  3. Speedo & ECU - My Story Jan 2013 - Bought: Ford Focus - 1.4L - Mk. 1 - 2001 - 110k miles. Right from purchase the speedo would occasionally cut out. When cut out this effected the ECU. When speedo cut out car would stutter with its fuel injection because ECU is confused. When speedo comes back to life, car is fine again until speedo cuts out next time. Feb 2013 - This speedo starts to cut out every journey + the stuttering. The fuel injection stuttering starts happening even when speedo hasn't cut out. At the same time the engine begins over revving itself when car is stationary. At the same time the engine struggles to accept fuel when putting foot down in gears 1, 2 & 3. I research the issue, bought and fit a new speed sensor: bit.ly/1125vvW Speedo ceases to cut out, happy days. However the fuel injection stuttering/over revving/ engine struggling to accept fuel remains. Perhaps I left problem for too long: confused ECU has damaged something else? Very common Ford problem. Does anyone know of a solution to the problem?
  4. Stuttery Engine

    Hi Just joined the forum so if this topic is in the wrong area feel free to correct me. Basically just bought a 56 plate mondeo ghia x 2.0 tdci euro 4, drives lovely 72,000 miles full service history............ however driving her home from Essex pulling away from a roundabout the turbo kicked in got to about 2500 rpm and she stuttered jumped back and forth then the plug light came on and lost all power.... turning the engine on and off fixes it but i don't want to feel like i cant go above 2500 rpm. The car is covered by warranty but i wondered if anybody could shed some light on this problem.. feel free to ask questions.. Cheers Tom
  5. Hi, I have a 2009 Ford Focus 1.8 TDCI with 38,000 miles covered. 3,000 miles ago, at motorway speed of 70mph and having covered 60 miles, a misfire started. It became worse and the Engine Malfunction light came on. The car would only now tick over and not respond to the accelerator. Switch off and on again and the car drove reasonably ok again with occasional misfire. I change the fuel filter. The old one was spotless and had only done about 8,000 miles. However the problem was solved. Now, 3000 miles later exactly the same issue has occurred. Has anyone experienced the same and is the filter the problem? I wonder is it that air is being drawn in through the filter housing? Also, Ford charge nearly 55 euro for a genuine Ford filter but I can buy Wix for 11 euro or MANN filters for 17 euro. Ford say if I use anything other than a Ford Filter then they will not assist if a serious fuel issue should arise (car is out of warranty by 2 years anyway) but is there any issue with the quality of these other filters that I should be aware of? I have always used Wynn's Eco Diesel additive since the car was new. Thanks
  6. Engine Stuttering?

    Hey guys, Fairly recently I fixed a revving problem which I posted about on here and got some good suggestions! (http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/35039-ford-fiesta-revving-problem/#entry197217) Now my car seems to be randomly having issues with the engine stuttering, it seems to randomly come and go so recreating the conditions is quite difficult. Usually it starts when I take off in First gear and it feels like it's going to stall or its choking on something which makes acceleration difficult, second gear it's still quite violent shudders but can usually get me up-to speed, from third and fourth gear the shudders are far less noticeable. The odd thing is once I'm up-to speed, or if I accelerate very slowly, the car seems to behave fine! It seems to be ok in neutral, however, when I was waiting outside work the other day it was having little 'hiccups'. As i said sometimes its fine, and the car will behave normally, which makes me think there could be a blockage somewhere? Someone from work suggested that there is something blocking a filter which is attached to the carburettor? (Apparently this filter isn't even mentioned in the haynes manual) Something I've noticed is that there seems to be less power when its playing up and that there may be a ticking noise coming from the engine? This may just me being paranoid though lol.. Any-ways I thought I would post on here to see if anyone else has had a similar problem or knows of a fix :) Cheers