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#1 kernow ka

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 09:03 PM

Hi, I'm new to this site, I've just bought a nice Streetka 03 model with 35k on it for the wife, but have a couple of minor issues.

I cleaned the engine bay today - no hose, pressure washer or steam cleaning - just a damp cloth to wipe over and a bit of degreaser, sprayed a bit of wd40 about but didn't go mad. Anyway started it up and the management light stayed on!!
I've checked to see if anything has been dislodged - all looks OK and it starts and runs fine, I also disconnected the battery for about 5 mins hoping to reset the ECU but the light remains on - any Ideas?? or is it a main dealer job?

Central locking doesn't activate on the drivers door when unlocking and sometimes won't lock on the blip either although i do get a slight bleeping noise for about 10 secs after arming/disarming. Do these cars have an alarm and immobiliser?

The PAS fluid looks a bit cloudly and excess moisture appears under the cap, so I guess that needs renewing?

Apart from that the car is spot-on!!! and If it lasts as well as my 2002 198k Mondeo I'll be more than happy!

Sorry for such a long-winded first post but I'm hoping someone out there can shed some light.

Thanks.

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#2 Nick F

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 09:08 PM

Hi, I'm new to this site, I've just bought a nice Streetka 03 model with 35k on it for the wife, but have a couple of minor issues.

I cleaned the engine bay today - no hose, pressure washer or steam cleaning - just a damp cloth to wipe over and a bit of degreaser, sprayed a bit of wd40 about but didn't go mad. Anyway started it up and the management light stayed on!!
I've checked to see if anything has been dislodged - all looks OK and it starts and runs fine, I also disconnected the battery for about 5 mins hoping to reset the ECU but the light remains on - any Ideas?? or is it a main dealer job?

Central locking doesn't activate on the drivers door when unlocking and sometimes won't lock on the blip either although i do get a slight bleeping noise for about 10 secs after arming/disarming. Do these cars have an alarm and immobiliser?

The PAS fluid looks a bit cloudly and excess moisture appears under the cap, so I guess that needs renewing?

Apart from that the car is spot-on!!! and If it lasts as well as my 2002 198k Mondeo I'll be more than happy!

Sorry for such a long-winded first post but I'm hoping someone out there can shed some light

Thanks.




hi there mate
might poss be the oxy sensor is faulty which could be y ur engine light is on
this is normally the case
regards

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 09:16 PM

hi there mate
might poss be the oxy sensor is faulty which could be y ur engine light is on
this is normally the case
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dont quote me on my last post as im not 100% sure
thanks

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:07 PM

Hey and welcome to the site.

Where abouts in Cornwall are ya mate?

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 09:17 AM

Hello and welcome to the club

PAS fluid can be redone i think and sure it wont be a big job.

As for engine light, if you go to a garage and get the fault codes read this may help find the cause of the problem

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 10:01 AM

if the light wasen't on before you cleaned the engine its most likley a bit of fluid has got into a connection and tripped the light. 5 mins is not long enough to reset the ecu it shoul be near to 45 mins. try a longer reset time and see if this clears the light if not it will have to be code read to find the problem. as for the alarm if its just the drivers door playing up check for any broken wires at the loom where it passes through the door,if these are ok it could be a solinoide in the door itself.

#7 kernow ka

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 06:50 PM

if the light wasen't on before you cleaned the engine its most likley a bit of fluid has got into a connection and tripped the light. 5 mins is not long enough to reset the ecu it shoul be near to 45 mins. try a longer reset time and see if this clears the light if not it will have to be code read to find the problem. as for the alarm if its just the drivers door playing up check for any broken wires at the loom where it passes through the door,if these are ok it could be a solinoide in the door itself.



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Posted 22 September 2008 - 07:08 PM

Thanks for the advice, I went out to the car last night, fired it up and no light!
However took it for spin just now and it came back on! - guess I need to get it checked, but can't help thinking I dislodged something or got a bit of moisture in it when i cleaned up the engine bay, as I drove it home 250 miles saturday no problems.

I think you are probably right Mintalkin, 'cos if I move the door you can hear the solinoid clicking back and forth. By the way how you finding the mondeo? mines an 02 with 190k on it and apart from a new clutch and flywheel at 175k and the odd problem of the engine going into limp mode once in a blue moon, its really been an excellent car - million times better than my old A3 2.0 tdi company car - that spent half its life at the garage.

Its the wifes car Vinny and we live right on the devon/kernow border - at top of the tamar.

Anyway thanks again for all your help - I'll keep you posted.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 07:16 PM

My mate works down Holsworthy Motor Company on the Holsworthy industrial estate. He said take it down there as they have all the diagnostic's etc etc to look over the engine for.
Good reliable bunch of lads who know there stuff.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 07:45 PM

My mate works down Holsworthy Motor Company on the Holsworthy industrial estate. He said take it down there as they have all the diagnostic's etc etc to look over the engine for.
Good reliable bunch of lads who know there stuff.



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Posted 22 September 2008 - 07:48 PM

Cheers Vinny, might just do that - do you have the number?

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 07:51 PM

Yea its 01409 254545

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 08:43 PM

Cheers, I'll give them a ring sometime in the week, I'll get them to look at the PAS fluid too.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 10:08 PM

Yea no problem mate. I pop down there all the time for a yap and see what they are doing. Really friendly and proffesional. Even do a courtesy car if its needed. Unless its already out of course.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:32 AM

so far the mondeo is going well but with only 26000 miles and two year old time will tell,one minor problem is the lacqur departing from the front wheels and ford wont replace because they are classed as trim,currantley an investigation going on but i dont hold my breath.the good point is the gearbox sixth gear is perfect for the motorway blasts and plenty of torque to make it work

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