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Focus 1.8 Tdci (2002) Not Cranking Over When Key Turned

20 March 2013 - 09:36 PM

Hi all,

My Focus TDCi has developed a problem with starting which seems to be getting worse. when the key is turned to start position nothing happens. All the dash lights light go on and off as normal, but nothing from the starter. It can take several minutes of repeatedly trying to start it before it will suddenly crank and start as normal. It has been intermittent - some days fine.

It has had a recent new starter and battery. Will be properly investigating this weekend using testmeter but wondering if anyone else has experienced similar problems? Hopefully may just be bad connections to relay/solenoid/motor?


Deliberate Hole In The Intercooler Hose? 1.8 Tdci

22 December 2012 - 04:33 PM

New to the forum - have just picked up an 02 TDCi 1.8 Ghia Estate.

Whilst checking under the bonnet, I noticed that the right hand side rubber hose section of the intercooler pipe has a short circular plastic tube coming upwards out of the middle. It looks like it is intended to connect to a narrower gague vent tube or something?

There is no obvious tube that has come loose. I have googled similar engine pics and none have this hole?

When I looked closer it actually looks like this has been added by cutting through the rubber and pushing a plastic insert from inside.

I'm new to this engine and would appreciate advice. Does anyone else have one of these? Presubably it is venting engine compartment air through it into the engine which cannot be good?

thanks in advance.