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#1 Leemaxd

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:42 PM

After 3 years of ownership and many long journeys today was the day the car let me down.
Pulled into some services for a break after about 100miles and the car just died and wouldn't start again, after trying and trying it eventually started again and I carried on my journey.
Then coming home it kept cutting out on the motorway but did start again.
Then pulling off the motorway near from home it died completely , then after about 20 mins it did start but with ( engine malfunction ) on the display. Anyway it got me home which I am thankfull for.
Called the RAC out and he said it had 3 fault codes on it and best thing to do is to put it in ford.
So I am now preparing myself to be totally sharfted :(
Any idea what it could be?

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:52 PM

did he give the fault codes could simply be a cam sensor easily replaced had similar symptons on a vectra years ago try and get the codes before you go gettin ripped at a dealer someone on here might be able to save you a packet

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:02 PM

The codes were:
P0087, 89 & 191, apparently he said something to do with the fuel rail.



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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:31 PM

All those codes are relating to the fuel pressure sensor.
It's screwed onto the fuel injector common rail.
The part is about 100 and fitting takes about 5 minutes.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:53 PM

All those codes are relating to the fuel pressure sensor.
It's screwed onto the fuel injector common rail.
The part is about 100 and fitting takes about 5 minutes.


Really cool, so do you think it's worth me giving that a go first?
Thanks mate.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:15 PM

It says in my Haynes manual you can't just change the sensor on it own, it says you have to change the whole rail is this true :(

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:35 PM

ide take it to ford fault codes dont necessarily mean its that part at fault it could be a sensor or it could be a pump theres no point throwing money at parts that may not fix the issue for example when i first got mine the codes stated it was the camshaft controller that was replaced luckily under warranty but the same code popped up again so they changed the 2nd controller a few days later same code same issue and it ended up being the variable cam timing sprocket as the ford guy said a code doesnt mean its that particular part just thats where the issue is detected so it could be any part up to the sensor

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:44 PM

When was the fuel filter last changed?
I had a fault flash up this week warning of Low fuel pressure and the filter was minging.
One quick service and all is well.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:49 PM

When was the fuel filter last changed?
I had a fault flash up this week warning of Low fuel pressure and the filter was minging.
One quick service and all is well.


The car was serviced a couple of months ago, but don't think the fuel filter was done, to be honest don't think it has ever been done the car is on 40k

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:52 PM

In that case I'd start with the cheapest component.
I'll lay bets that your fuel filter is filthy.

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:21 PM

In that case I'd start with the cheapest component.
I'll lay bets that your fuel filter is filthy.


Cool, yea I bet you are right, I will give that a go first, will let you know, thanks again

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:37 AM

I'll lay bets that your fuel filter is filthy.

Put me a tenner on that bet as well, Stoney me old mucker...............you can take the tenner stake out of the winnings :)

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:12 PM

:D

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:33 PM

Well the good news is that the car is back to normal :) and the problem was, full marks to stoney871 it was the fuel filter clogged up plus ford said it wasn't on right and letting air into the system.
If I would of had the time it wouldn't of cost me half as much if I would of done it myself, but just glad to have her back and it wasn't as bad as I was expecting,
Thanks all

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:40 PM

Well the good news is that the car is back to normal :) and the problem was, full marks to stoney871 it was the fuel filter clogged up plus ford said it wasn't on right and letting air into the system.
If I would of had the time it wouldn't of cost me half as much if I would of done it myself, but just glad to have her back and it wasn't as bad as I was expecting,
Thanks all


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