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Zetec Dave

Member Since 31 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 01 2013 04:19 PM
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In Topic: Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec 2005 - Dashboard Problems

31 October 2013 - 04:33 PM

Battery charged up, new plugs in, leads all cleaned. Did a Self Diagnostics and the needles went back to zero. Took the car for a drive and all seems fine.

Not sure what gap is on the plugs but do they really need closing to 1mm. The car seemed to run fine.


In Topic: Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec 2005 - Dashboard Problems

31 October 2013 - 03:21 PM

I managed to get the plugs out easily and have now got some new ones. Just about to fit them and then with a fully charged battery I'll see how things are.


In Topic: Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec 2005 - Dashboard Problems

31 October 2013 - 01:18 PM

Thanks for that.

 

A update.

I did the diagnostic test and noticed that the 'gauge test' brought the two errant needles down a bit. I therefore repeated the test and got the needles their correct positions.

 

I then took the car for a quick spin but then noticed the 'Engine Immobiliser' light was flashing quite rapidly so returned home.

 

Unfortunately I tried to start the car again and the starter was very sluggish and it didn't fire up.

 

I opened up the bonnet to disconnect the battery so I could charge it but noticed a lot of water in the plastic cover shrouding the spark plugs. After mopping that up I removed all the plugs and noticed they were very rusty. I suspect the problem is caused by the washer jets leaking back into the engine bay. I'm therefore going to get some more plugs this afternoon and hopefully with a full charge in the battery it may be okay.

 

Fingers crossed as they say...

 

It's obviously all very annoying as I had planned to have the car on Autotrader by now.


In Topic: Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec 2005 - Dashboard Problems

30 October 2013 - 05:08 PM

Thanks for the speedy reply.

 

I have got enough charge into the battery to restart the car so I'd be surprised if the battery is kaput.

 

How do I access the self test menu? Afraid I've never needed to to this during my five years ownership as the car has been very reliable, right up the point where it has to be sold!