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m33ufo

Member Since 10 Nov 2008
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In Topic: Engine Warning Light on - 2004 Focus 1.6

14 November 2008 - 08:35 AM

Change the plugs and i belive somewhere on the inter net there is a problem with focus coils always shorting out it is on this forum somewhere i have read about it could be that


Matt


The motor factors replaced the new coil with another, I've also changed the ht leads and so far (a day later) all seems ok again. Fingers crossed the 2nd coil lasts longer than the first, I should know by lunchtime :)

In Topic: Engine Warning Light on - 2004 Focus 1.6

12 November 2008 - 03:05 PM

Just when I thought it was fixed!!!

Driving home about half an hour ago, all was well until the car car started to shudder and lose power. The new coil solved the problem for about a day and a half!

I guess I'm stuck with having to take it in for a diagnostic, quite strange. Anyone have any ideas?

Cheers

In Topic: Engine Warning Light on - 2004 Focus 1.6

11 November 2008 - 07:26 PM

you will have to have the stored codes cleared which will reset the light, this should only be a five min job.


Great, thank you.

In Topic: Engine Warning Light on - 2004 Focus 1.6

11 November 2008 - 02:54 PM

Fixed...

The local Ford Dealer wanted 90pounds plus vat to run a diagnostic which sounded a little high for 45 minutes hooked up to their gizmo! After a little ringing around it seemed likely that the ignition coil may possibly be the problem. Ford wanted 94 plus vat for this but was just 23 pounds from a motor factors. Ten minutes in my lunch break swapping them over and hey presto, good as new

My new question.....will the warning indicator eventually switch off on it's own or do I have go get it reset?

Ta.

In Topic: Engine Warning Light on - 2004 Focus 1.6

10 November 2008 - 06:15 PM

you need to have the fault codes read to find out what the problem is with your car, any garage should be able to do this try and avoid main dealers they charge a fortune for this service.


Ok, will do. I'll try and get it booked in somewhere tomorrow.