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#1 Mr Singh

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:51 PM

my dad kept complaining that an orange light kept coming on the dash and yesterday it stayed on and its the engine management light.

plugged my laptop into the focus and read the codes. the only code logged was P2303 and a quick google later the description for the code was 'Ignition Coil "B" Primary Control Circuit Low' but no information about it.

 

any idea on what it could be? it definitely not plugs or the ignition coil as its running and driving fine.

 

its a 55 reg (2006) 1.6 petrol, 115bhp focus saloon with the variable valve timing and its done 46,000 miles



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:53 PM

read this thread mate

 

http://www.fordowner...ck-replacement/

 

me n arthur had exactly the same thing

 

 

the coil pack probably does need changing even if it is running fine like mine is



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:55 PM

should have mentioned its had a new (genuine ford) coil pack fitted last year



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:58 PM

hmm in that case i'm not sure

 

was the leads changed with the coil pack?

 

 

i'd say it be worth giving arthur a shout on this if no one else pops up



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:02 PM

didnt replace the HT leads... should have really, i know but didnt bother



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:48 PM

that may be your problem



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:27 PM

someone call................as brig said when you have these replaced its easier to do the leads and plugs in one go as it can be either causing the issue so next call is to replace the leads  and they arent cheap if thats done and you reset the light and it comes back on then the plug to the coil needs to be checked for brittle wiring ford know of it as they sell pigtails to fix it



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:43 PM

hopefully my new coil back will turn up soon

 

i think my leads were changed just before i bought the car n me plugs was changed a few month ago in me last service



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Posted 31 March 2013 - 10:53 AM

thanks guys. ill see what i can do and post back



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:19 PM

Right... as i worked last week Friday I got Tuesday off and taught id sort my mums focus out. went to ford and priced up a set of plugs and leads... they wanted £104 for them, got them from my local motor factors for £29 (the ht leads aint bosh ones). Now with the new plugs and leads fitted it seams ok but i can feel a vibration at idle which i don't recall feeling before and its still coughing and spluttering now and then. Ill have a look at the invoice for the ignition coil and see if ford will replace it under parts warranty.

 

Im not sure if its connected in anyway with the EML coming on, but i looked down the leads and 3 & 4 looks good BUT 1 & 2 had what looks like green corrosion in them, not much but enough to notice it. cleaned them out with contact cleaner and lead 1 is cleaner than before but lead 2 still had green in it. the old leads are currently sat in my tool box at work so i can show the other lads and get there opinion on what they think.

 

Iv been in contact with my old work mate from the Leeds Jaguar dealer and he suggested, plugs and leads. After replacing them told him what it was doing and he suggested cleaning the throttle body out which i have done a while back, changing the fuel filter and putting some fuel additive in. I told him it doesn't have a fuel filter and its been run on shell v-power since we bought it in November 2011

 

Any more ideas?



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:00 PM

the coil pack from ebay a bosch ones 29 the leads are far dearer at 69 to 80 cheap leads will not work they never do so either the cheap coil packs faulty or the cheap leads are no good most of us learned cheap parts for the coil etc cause more problems than they solve original is whats needed and a small dollop of electrical grease which proper ford ones come with already applied



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:04 PM

the coil pack is a genuine ford part from the ford dealer on kirkstall road in leeds.

 

might go and get a genuine set of leads and go from there



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:10 PM

if its a bosch its genuine the cheap leads never seem to work though i believe they are also bosch you will need to clear the misfire code as well



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:01 PM

code hasnt come back as yet. might put the old leads back on and see what happend



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:31 AM

the coil pack from ebay a bosch ones 29 the leads are far dearer at 69 to 80 cheap leads will not work they never do so either the cheap coil packs faulty or the cheap leads are no good most of us learned cheap parts for the coil etc cause more problems than they solve original is whats needed and a small dollop of electrical grease which proper ford ones come with already applied

Where dose the silicon grease go? :rolleyes:



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