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Mondeo 2.0 Tdci Blanked Egr - Worth Replacing Egr Still?

17 February 2014 - 04:27 PM

I've got an 06 Mondeo TDCI 2.0.


I've recently blanked the EGR valve due to filling my rear view mirrow with plumes of smoke. Since blanking the EGR the plumes of smoke have stopped except for a small amount if I really boot it which I assume is pretty normal for a diesel.


As mine isa euro 4 spec the EML keeps coming on and I keep resetting it. I'm wondering if I change the EGR for a new one will the heaving smoking return or was it likely it was smoking as the EGR wasn't shutting/working correctly?


I have checked the main air hose to the intercooler and it contained no splits (yes it was removed for checking). Could any other hoses be contributing to heavy smoke now the EGR has been blanked or was it likely the EGR was the main cause of this?


I'm just trying to get to the underlying problem. I know most will say to keep the blank in but I like things right. I see many other Mondeo TDCI's around that don't smoke.


Heated Leather Seats - Where To Take Power From?

06 December 2013 - 06:34 PM

I've just fitted heated leather seats into my car.


My car is a facelift version but the seats have come from a pre face lift.


I've got everything working other than the heated pads.


I've figured out how to wire them in from various diagrams but I'm stuck as to where to take power from.

The guide I used said to take power from pin 14 on plug c500 in the fuse box. I think this refers to the prefacelift fusebox and not my facelift Zetec.


I do have a relay in mine which is F5 20amp replay but from, what I can gather the pre facelift seats don't need a relay.


I also want to make sure they only work when the ignition is on.


I can tackle most things but I'm not so hot on auto electrics




Any help would be much appreciated

Mondeo Mk3 2.0 Tdci 130 Steering Vague At Speed

24 August 2013 - 06:44 PM

My steering seems to feel a little vague at speeds above 40mph. Below this everything feels fine.

When at speeds of 60-70mph the steering feels like a tooth is missing in a cog meaning you feel play of a few degrees in the movement of the steering wheel.

All of the bushes feel fine as does the suspension.

I'm wondering if it may be something to do with the power steering pump?

I have changed the power steering fluid as it was very dirty when I bought the car.

It's been like this since I've had it


Any ideas?

Aircon Only Works When Moving Mk3 On 55 Plate

29 July 2013 - 01:16 PM

I've had issues with my aircon only working when I was moving but once I had stopped it would then blow out very hot air.

After a bit of research I found out the fan controller had failed and the fan was no longer coming on as it should when the aircon was switched on.


I have a 2.0 TDCI on a 55 plate. This is the model where Ford changed the fan controller and fan. I searched high and low to find the correct fan but failed. Ford only wanted £400 for a new unit.


I then started looking at replacements from other models and found a guy who had used a fan from an earlier Mondeo.

I picked the fan up today and I've fitted the whole unit with the fan fascia and it all works a treat. The wiring connector is different but the wiring colours are the same, black, brown and blue ECU wires. I was lucky in the the breakers had cut off the loom side connector so all I had to do was solder the wires in.


My aircon now works when stationary, it's just a shame the heat wave has now finished.


I hope others will find this of use.

Mk3 Tdci Replacement Dmf Help

23 June 2013 - 01:48 PM

I need to replace the DMF in my 2006 MK3 mondeo. It's idling lumpy from a warm start and gives a metalic noise. It seems fine from cold. I suspect when its cold it contracts to make it sound and work OK. Once running and tickover revs are reached it drives OK but it is just getting it to reach tick over. Yesterday it stalled twice after I stopped at Tesco to do some shopping and when it first starts id idles very lumpy around 500rpm. I'm not happy about DMF but I always knew it was a gamble on a card of this milage and I paid a reasonable price for it.


I have a Haynes manual to help me along the way.


Having read up throught the manual is says about releasing the steering column in order to remove the subframe. Can anyone confirm if this is actually required? I have read others that have said they have removed the gearbox just by dropping one side of the subframe. This however I have read can damaged some of the bushed the the subframe mounts to.


I'm doing this on the road side. I have axle stands and a couple of trolley jacks to help. I'm also going to look at the clutch while its apart. It's done 114K miles from new and has a full Ford history up until 106k miles, I'm the second owner. Can anyone suggest any issues I may face on the way or other things to look out for?


Cheers for any help