Ford Owners Club - Ford Forums Messages

Club Announcements

Discounted Car Insurance: Owners Club insurance could save you money on your car insurance. Get a quote

Review your Ford: Help others when it comes to buying a car like yours and review your Ford now

Ford Car Parts: View All ford car parts by category. Look for Ford Car Parts now!

AdBlock Warning

Parts of this website do not function properly with AdBlock enabled on your device. To get the best user experience on our website, please disable Adblock for this website (domain) on your browser.


Battery Light On

5 posts in this topic

hi i have an c-max 04 and driving home the battery light came on. the abs stopped working and the power steering whent stiff and hard to turn.

thanks craig

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Duff alternator or battery, though I'd be more inclined to alternator.

Most likely worn brushes, give the alternator a whack to re-seat the brushes until you can get it checked.

Over time the carbon brushes wear down and the springs cam on longer exert enough pressure to keep the brushes in constant contact.

The reason the steering got heavy is because the car was running on pure battery power and the battery just can't handle everything electrical on the car by itself.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

have these cars got electric power steering? if so then the ecu will switch it off when the alternator is not able to charge or there is a fault.

if its a hydraulic pump driven by a belt you may well have lost the drive belt for power steering, alternator, a/c..

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


check fuses 2,7,8 & 19


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now