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orangeboy

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In Topic: Focus Behaving Weird

12 January 2015 - 08:24 PM

Didn't think of that, I'll give it a try.

I can hear the abs pump working more than usual, same sound as you get when reaching over 12mph and it goes through it's self check.

Thanks for the reply.

Brian.

In Topic: Focus Behaving Weird

12 January 2015 - 08:02 PM

Hold the bus, just when I thought my worries were over all the symptoms are back today. Really disappointed as it would seem I spent money on something I don't need.

I'm convinced now its the abs pump.

Has anyone else had this fail? What were the symptoms?

I'm preparing myself for a whopping repair bill, I've heard reports of over £1000 for replacement.

Brian

In Topic: Focus Behaving Weird

10 January 2015 - 04:02 PM

Thought you all might like to know where I am at.

Had the Focus into my Ford Dealer and came back with no fault found. The changed all the wheel sensors, but the problem persists.

Then, I was chatting to a guy at work who has his own garage. I described the symptoms, and he was convinced it was the battery that was on its way out.

He suggested that I turn on the engine, and all high load items such as lights, heated screens etc. If the voltage at the battery was above 13.5v he was sure it would be the battery.

It was 14.5v.

New battery fitted, and all cured.

Seemingly when the PCM detects low battery voltage it can throw up all sorts of weird fault codes.

So if you guys ever get the same weird behaviour, you'll know where yo look.

Brian.

In Topic: Focus Behaving Weird

05 January 2015 - 07:28 PM

Thanks for the replies. Checked the alternator and appears to be the correct one by the plate on it.

No the battery was not replaced.

I have it booked into my Ford Dealer on Thursday, so I'll keep you posted on the outcome.

I have read though that these are classic signs of the abs pump / module going....gulp. At over £700 for a new one plus fitting it might not be such a happy new year!

In Topic: Focus Behaving Weird

04 January 2015 - 07:20 PM