Mondeo Dtc 9318
Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:36 PM
Have been having a read through the forum and finding some very helpful bits.
I've just brought a mondeo today after my last car give up on me. I thought a mondeo, can't go far wrong there…
I've got a 2001 2.0 litre (petrol) zetec. Driving home I was dead chuffed drove lovely especially for the price. I get home and see the engine management light lit up. After doing some searching I found out I could check for errors with the trip comp. did that fine and found this error.
I've found out this means battery voltage low. When I brought the car he did say it had been standing for a while, and he had to use a battery charger to get it going.
Obviously as whenever you buy a car there was no petrol. So I drive to a petrol station about 10 min away and after filling up it won't start. I manage to get someone to give me a jump and drive home about 20 miles away in slow traffic.
This is when I seen the light. The battery has enough power to start car fine now.
But my question is should The battery not be charged by now?
Also should I charge it or just leave it a while?
Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:18 PM
Also, check the battery voltage if you can with a multimeter. It should be a bit above 14V with the engine off, and about 14.5 with the engine/alternator running. You might also examine the battery itself as it needs to be a calcium (Ca) one. A regular battery is no good.
If the voltage is lower than 14V, or the EML comes back on after clearing the codes, and the battery is of the Calcium variety and in good condition, then your next port of call will be the alternator.
First things first, though. Clear the fault codes and see what happens.
Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:27 PM
Would the light not turn itself off when the voltage rises? I've also read disconnecting the battery for 30+ minutes will reset them, would it be with trying this in the mean time? Could there be a problem with the alternator as it must be working to some extent as it wouldn't start the first time until it had a good run. Are alternators an all or nothing thing or will it gradually give up?
If that makes sense…
Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:47 PM
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Now the temp gauge isn't working its moving only slightly. At first I thought it was overcooling but after taking it for a drive, I turned the ignition off and then on and the temp gauge went up to half then slowly dropped down!?
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