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Common Problems?

27 September 2013 - 07:47 PM

Can anyone list any more common problems on a mk3 mondeo?!

Ive owned my 55 plate Mondeo about 3 months, its spent about half of that parked up!

So far its had ghe following;

Full fuel system-pump died so changed all system, injectors, rail, tank, filter and all pipes.
Brand new EGR valve.
Refurbished electronic turbo actuator.
Turbo replaced.
New battery.
Wheel bearings replaced.
Starter replaced.
Solid flywheel and clutch conversion.
Decat pipe-cat clogged up with soot.

I do all my own work so have saved a fortune, but id rather it just run! I need a reliable car for my 60 mile a day commute, seriously thinking of changing cars if this is to continue!

Its currently broken down. Waiting for a diesel specialist to come out on Monday.

So are there any more expensive repairs I may come across that I can check before it breaks again?

This is my third mk3 mondeo. The other 2 ended up as cubes!


Car Wont Start Please Help P0251

27 September 2013 - 06:48 AM

After battling with my fuel system for some time, I changed the lot. Tank, sender, filter, pump, rail, injectors, and all pipes. It took some getting going but eventually started. Then when fired on key, it would sit at 500rpm struggling to run for about 5 seconds then ran great. After no more than 30 miles, it started to cut out on motorway, I kept having to bump it off. Then as I was leaving the motorway it shut down fully and wont re start. I have also just had the electronic actuator refurbished as that was faulty before. I have read the codes and got P0251. Any ideas? Thanks

Turbo Rebuild

08 July 2013 - 10:28 PM

Does anyone know much about the wastegate mechanism inside turbo for mondeo 2.0 TDCi 130? Ive bought a mondeo with turbo issues, the guy I bought it from had changed the actual turbo but kept the old (faulty) electronic boost actuator. After digging around a bit, I found out about the connection problems inside and got about soldering them up. Got that part working but the turbo was so clogged up with soot that the actuator was stuck. So ive dismantled the turbo, leaving the cartridge part entact, fully stripped down the wastegate mechanism, cleaned it and am now in the process of rebuilding, is there anything to be carefull of when doing this? Ive got all relevant locating pins, spacersand rollers, just wwondering if anyone has done this with feedback good or bad to give? Thanks

Breaking Thread Section?

07 July 2013 - 10:15 PM

Hi guys, apologies if its simple to find but I use a mobile phone on this forum and its very confusing!

Im looking to see if there is a for sale/wanted area on here? I have some parts from my old 2001 mondeo knocking around still and ive just bought a 55 plate tdci 130 to replace my 2003 tdci 130. Will be selling interior from 55 plate and panels from 03 plate. Thanks in advance

2003 Mondeo 2.0 Tdci 130 6Spd Flywheel

16 February 2013 - 08:03 PM

Good evening guys, ive bought a 2003 Mondeo that requires a dual mass flywheel, it still drives but rattles.

my question is..... Is it safe to fit a solid flywheel/clutch replacement without any problems?

I will be doing all the work myself, with the help of my dad so no labour to pay, ive found a solid replacement flywheel/clutch kit for £148 delivered.