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Focus Diesel Sudden Power Loss Then Stall

15 January 2013 - 11:56 PM

Hi all, I'm new to this forum and am despairing as I've had a run of bad luck with my focus.

When driving my Focus TDCI 1.6 55 plate, I have a major issue. When driving in any gear I would put my foot down to accelerate and at about the point the turbo would boost I suffer complete power loss and the engine will stop. If I turn off the ignition and turn immediately on it will work fine until under load again. If I accelerate gently it is usually ok. This only started happening recently.

It seems electrical to me but I'm no expert. Can anyone advise please. It seems odd that it will not recover until the ignition is turned off then on. If I turn off while its slowing from the power loss ( I know it's not too clever) and turn on again I can continue.

Not sure if its related but when I turn the engine off and lock up, the odometer light never ever turns off.

Also if I unlock the car and don't open the door it will lock again, which I'm sure is a feature, but the alarm will go off about 5 minutes after it re locks.

Thanks in for any advice.