Just purchased a 2003 Ford Fusion 2 Durashift EST (semi-automatic) 1.4
It has just over 20,000 miles on it.
Driven by an older couple - thought I got a great deal. Drove it around - felt great - a bit slow on the shift change compared to a manual, but it felt fine.
Drove it home from Plymouth to Torpoint - no problems.
Next day - my wife drove it about 100 yards and it died! Just wouldn't move.
Engine would not even turn -
EAC Fail came up on dash.
Checked and the battery was dead - completely - and is seemed to be leaking.
Replaced the battery with a brand new one and it seemed fine for a couple of days.
What's been happening in the meantime 2 times out of 5 in the mornings is that the car will start, but when I drive it for about 100 yards, it starts to stall & lurch - and the Transmission Warning light comes on - the Automatic disappears and it just does not rev up any more - I put it into manual mode and the transmission warning light disappears - then it appears again. I stop the car - tried to start it again and it would not start - no turning etc.
Wait a few minutes - start it again and it's fine - no error, no warning light.
Not sure if this means anything - but it only happens in the morning, especially after rain.
Took it to my mechanic and he ran a diagnostic - no errors, no issues came up! He said the best thing is to start the car and wait a minute or 2 before taking off -
Is it an electrical problem (EAC?) / Is it affected by moisture?
Please, please help!