Jump to content


Photo

03 Focus Help!?


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 elninomark

elninomark

    Newbie

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Name: mark
  • Ford Model: focus
  • Year: 2003
  • Location: Bedfordshire

Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:59 PM

Hi everyone this is my first post so please be nice :) I have a 03 1.6 focus its had a brand new battery, just sailed through its mot and just been serviced last week. The fuel gauge is reading as full then drops all the way down to empty with the petrol light on and engine light on. Last week the engine light was flickering so the RAC bloke plugged his diagnostics kit in and said that it wouldn't let him in. I've tried the on board diagnostics and its coming up with DTC code 9202. I've searched the internet for hours and keeping seeing posts about the fuel pump, I only replaced the fuel pump last year so surely it cannot be that? .Any help is greatly apprectiated thanks.



Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 jeebowhite

jeebowhite

    Resident Loon

  • Super Mod
  • 17,335 posts
  • Name: James
  • Ford Model: Sea Grey Mondeo MKIV 1.8TDCi 140ps Zetec
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Kent
Contributor

Posted 16 December 2013 - 04:16 PM

Hi Mark,

 

It could be something like the Fuel Sender unit is having issues. is 9202 the only error code? also was the fuel filter installed correctly? it could be as simple as the fuel filter has been installed backwards causing problems. Alternatively, it could be wiring to the fuel pump or worst case scenario, it could be a defective fuel pump installed.



#3 elninomark

elninomark

    Newbie

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Name: mark
  • Ford Model: focus
  • Year: 2003
  • Location: Bedfordshire

Posted 16 December 2013 - 10:57 PM

Hi mate thanks very much for your reply. I have another code come up which is 9318 low battery voltage but I think this is just still stored on the system from when my previous battery was playing up . Hopefully it is just a incorrectly installed fuel filter I'll have to get under the car and have a look in the morning so thanks for pointing that out I never thought of that because thats definitley a part they replaced. The car seems to be running fine other than the fuel gauge playing up. Also I forgot to mention the car was sat on my drive off road for 3-4 months could that be a contributing factor? thanks in advance.



#4 jeebowhite

jeebowhite

    Resident Loon

  • Super Mod
  • 17,335 posts
  • Name: James
  • Ford Model: Sea Grey Mondeo MKIV 1.8TDCi 140ps Zetec
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Kent
Contributor

Posted 16 December 2013 - 11:22 PM

Leaving the car for long periods is not beneficial, that willl help to kill the battery, you would need a trickle charger ideally. Have you cleared the error codes? or are they just as they are?



#5 elninomark

elninomark

    Newbie

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Name: mark
  • Ford Model: focus
  • Year: 2003
  • Location: Bedfordshire

Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:28 AM

I used the cluster diagnostics and there the codes it displays I dont have any diagnostics device myself.



#6 mick85

mick85

    Too much time on the boards

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 908 posts
  • Location:

Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:15 AM

Did they replace pump an sender unit does sound like instrument cluster problem but if shooting up an down

#7 elninomark

elninomark

    Newbie

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Name: mark
  • Ford Model: focus
  • Year: 2003
  • Location: Bedfordshire

Posted 17 December 2013 - 02:36 PM

I guess I'm going to have to bite the bullet and take it to a garage.. Done the gauge test which was fine all the dials sweeped. they replaced the fuel pump, sender unit that I'm not too sure off. seemed fine before it was serviced?

#8 mick85

mick85

    Too much time on the boards

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 908 posts
  • Location:

Posted 17 December 2013 - 06:50 PM

Well was it main dealer or back street garage so fuel gauge worked fine under sweep test

#9 elninomark

elninomark

    Newbie

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Name: mark
  • Ford Model: focus
  • Year: 2003
  • Location: Bedfordshire

Posted 17 December 2013 - 08:34 PM

it wasn't a main dealer but by no means is it a "backstreet garage". But yeah gauge worked fine under the test



#10 mick85

mick85

    Too much time on the boards

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 908 posts
  • Location:

Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:11 PM

Ford main dealer would replace sender an pump at same time doubt other garages would do have u still got u invoice for that job

#11 elninomark

elninomark

    Newbie

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Name: mark
  • Ford Model: focus
  • Year: 2003
  • Location: Bedfordshire

Posted 18 December 2013 - 09:27 AM

I should have it if not its my own fault lol. I got a bloke who going to check it out sometime this week will keep you guys informed once he has had a look at it thanks everyone for your help!.



Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users