Focus 1.8 Tdci - Wont Start And Stuck Away From Home
Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:19 PM
Pulled out of the bay and it cut out and won't start again :@ pump can't be gone as its been working so the AA man was wrong but what else could it be
Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:36 PM
Its hard to help without knowing error codes... Can you do the dashboard trick now and see what codes come back?
Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:38 PM
P.S heavy handed fitters can strip the thread on the bowl causing an air leak.
Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:38 PM
Been to the garage they have refitted the filter with a new seal. Hopefully this does it now, it's running again.
Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:48 PM
P.S Did the AA check the fuel pressure when he came out?
Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:12 PM
I won't get the cable until next week and would have to borrow a laptop but I think I may order 1 at weekend if it still has issues.
Yes he checked it and said it was 18 but the RAC man never said anything about it. The AA man said it was the pump and a pin had snapped so I was going no where and he wasn't even pointing to the pump, he was pointing to the spider shaped rail that files the injectors, point is if it was gone then how have I done 200+ miles since.
I just wish it was sorted as its causing issues with work and I am debating on just selling it now.
Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:15 PM
Will they work on OSX or is it Windows only
Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:36 PM
It tells you such things as the temperature of the coolant, the Inlet boost air pressure and temperature, fuel flow and pressure, alternator output and of course the sensor performance and any stored engine fault codes. It can read a heck of a lot more but the Ford Diesel is quite a simple car really. You can then go online and see what the warning code relates to ( there is a list of Ford codes). Frankly you need this sort of device to diagnose faults on modern cars as its all electronic these days. All modern cars have obd sockets on them, the Fords is underneath the steering wheel to the right. You cannot miss it.
Good luck and keep us all posted
Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:39 PM
I went out before to try start it and it started, I really don't want to have to pay a lot for repairs or sell my car. I do too many miles to maintain a new car so really need to get another 2 years out of my focus
Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:15 AM
Just wondering if you may have an intermittent fault with it being supplied to the bay and the engine driven pump?
Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:19 AM
The engine driven pump was what I was told was to blame by AA but he was pointing to the distributor pipes. I can't see it being the pump as if the gear was broke then it wouldn't work at all.
I had the seal done again and the filter primed and worked last night.
Started again this morning in -1 1st time and got me to Wales.
I don't know what to do
Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:10 AM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:15 AM
Do you think it could be a sensor then as opposed to the actually mechanics of the pump? Sensor sounds cheaper.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:13 PM
Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:50 PM
It just got me to McDonald's for lunch so it didn't mind starting today. Maybe it was leaking air and now it's sealed
Next time it does it I'm going fords and will gladly pay the £80 if they tell me the fault
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