Focus Diesel Sudden Power Loss Then Stall
Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:56 PM
When driving my Focus TDCI 1.6 55 plate, I have a major issue. When driving in any gear I would put my foot down to accelerate and at about the point the turbo would boost I suffer complete power loss and the engine will stop. If I turn off the ignition and turn immediately on it will work fine until under load again. If I accelerate gently it is usually ok. This only started happening recently.
It seems electrical to me but I'm no expert. Can anyone advise please. It seems odd that it will not recover until the ignition is turned off then on. If I turn off while its slowing from the power loss ( I know it's not too clever) and turn on again I can continue.
Not sure if its related but when I turn the engine off and lock up, the odometer light never ever turns off.
Also if I unlock the car and don't open the door it will lock again, which I'm sure is a feature, but the alarm will go off about 5 minutes after it re locks.
Thanks in for any advice.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:01 AM
I had this on my old focus, as soon as it hit turbo in any gear when under load the engine would stutter and lose all power, it would then feel like it was misfiring and be very shaky... This turned out to be a very broken high pressure pump... Which in turn cooked the injectors.
Unfortunately due to modern engines if any major fault is detected the engine will go into limp mode, so symptoms may seem the same for very different things...
It would be a good idea to get a diagnostic check done on the car and get the codes read. And post them here also! We may be able to help a little more then.
Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:13 AM
Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:45 AM
Hmmm interesting... This is gonna need a bit more thought lol
Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:05 PM
This was for me, around 2000 revs, if I exceeded that anything more than old lady gentle acceleration, the car vroomed then poofed!
Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:09 PM
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:03 PM
Anyone got any ideas re: the Odometer staying lit all the time after locking and the alarm going off if it auto locks?
Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:43 PM
As for the odometer light, this as far as I recall is a software update to the ECU, I get the same thing, and next time my car goes in, I will probably get it reset, otherwise, unless I find some software to do it myself...
Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:25 PM
Just had engine steam cleaned due to an oil leak and the guy that did it thinks the leak may be coming from the turbo. Could this explain the power loss issue?
Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:47 PM
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