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Member Since 30 Mar 2010
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In Topic: cmax auto gearbox swap

06 April 2010 - 05:29 PM

Ford have now said I need a new gear box, but they are going to double check it.

In Topic: C-MAX TDCi Power Loss

06 April 2010 - 04:02 PM


Thanks for posting the extract from the manual.

I've had more fun and games since my last post - the garage charged me 200 for replacing the crankcase breather hose plus cleaning the MAF sensor. This improved the problem for one journey of a mile, after which it seemed worse than ever.

I then got a total loss of power on the motorway - co-incidentally just as I was near the dealer. I crawled into the garage and left the engine running whilst getting a tachnician to confirm there was a problem. He did - but of course they couldn't see the car then - it had to be booked in.

I was fed up and got Ford Customer Relations involved in advance of taking it back to the dealers. The dealer has now changed his attitude completely - claiming there are no fault codes, that Ford Technical say these problems are "a characteristic of the car" and they can't do anything.

The car has since been back to the dealer again for them to drive around for four days "no fault codes, no action possible" and is booked in again for early January, when they're going to offer me a courtesy car for the first time.

The garage is going through the motions - very slowly, but I'm not hopeful of a proper fix. I just hope the car doesn't pack up in a critical place. I'm very close to saying "f*@k it, get rid", losing 5 grand to replace it and never buying a Ford again. :angry:

The EXACT same thing happens to mine when I take off, just like you I have to give it extra acceleration cause it feels like its dropped.

In Topic: C-MAX TDCi Power Loss

31 March 2010 - 12:02 AM

I have an automatic and once I was at a round about with the heat on max and pulled out to find I didn't have the power I needed, I was also in manual at the time. I have noticed slight power reductions when pulling off but just put it down to my style of driving

In Topic: C- Max MPG

30 March 2010 - 08:17 PM

I have a C-Max 1.6 TDCi Ghia 5d CVT Auto and im lucky if I get 28mpg.

In Topic: cmax auto gearbox swap

30 March 2010 - 08:06 PM

Hi all, recently purchased a 1.6tdci auto only to have the gearbox fail, been quoted 4000 for a replacement as ford dont do parts, dont forget the >3 month wait too!

So My question to youall out there, is it possible to fit the auto gearbox from the 2l? as it seems ford stopped fitting these for a reason and I cant pay that for it to fail again :(

any thoughts or advice?

I know this is old, but what where the symptoms of the Gear box needing changing, my car has been a bit sluggish and today i drove it for 2 minutes before getting a "Transmission malfunction" and turning back home. I've just tried to car again and now it wont even move, I've tried reverse, drive and nothing.