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Starting Issues

16 August 2015 - 12:06 PM

My 2.0tdci powershift was serviced 2 weeks ago with no issues. Yesterday morning got in and pressed the button and it started first turm as usual and then a couple of seconds later it stalled. Thought this was a bit odd. Tried to start again and it took around 5secs of cranking to start and then ran fine and started fine all day. This morning same thing again. Tank was 1/4 full. Took it for a good run and it didnt miss abeat. Anyone any ideas what it might be. Left it yesterday for a good 8hrs and tried it but it didnt stall. Seems to be first start of the day. Nothing coming up on dash and no odd smells. If it wss fuel filter issue would have thought it would have shown after service.

Air Vent Issues

21 June 2015 - 09:09 PM



Struggling a bit here...  The passenger side front air vent has developed a very annoying rattle, when its open. Not sure at all whats wrong with it, but thought I would remove it, to have a look, but cant seen to find any way of removing it. Also there is a tapping coming from above the overhead console, I presume its the wiring for the auto wipers etc come a little loose. Also cant see how to remove this console. Can anyone help?? 


Is there a service manual for the 2011 CMax out.  cant seem to find anything on the internet about it.


Thanks for any help

Any Ideas What This Is???

14 May 2015 - 08:11 PM



Sorry about this, but the ford cmax owners book is less than useless...


Was cleaning the car this evening, and noticed this small grill, under the steering wheel. Have no idea what its for?


Can anyone shed any light on it??

Tyre Deflation Warning.

04 May 2015 - 08:05 PM



This warning came on a few weeks ago.  Checked tyres and one was down. Pumped it up, and reset the system, and all finer for a couple of weeks, and it came on again, and same tyre down. turns out it was a nail in the tyre. It was replaced, and I reset the system, but 5 days later error came back.  Checked tyre pressures and all OK, Fronts both at 35, rear nearside 33, and the new tyre, rear offside, 36. I reset the system, and its has not come back yet (3 days ago).  Has anyone elses done this??


Also a few weeks ago, noticed the engine fan was on, when I was parking up. It went off when engine switched off, was heard to slowly spin down.  Never heard it since until today, same thing, seemed to be on after I had parked up. Both occasions engine at normal operating temperature.  Didnt do it again all day. I thought engine fans only came on when engine starting to overheat. I have never seen it past halfway, its always sat a just below halfway once engine warmed up.  Its a 2.0TDCI titanium, with the powershift auto box.


21 March 2015 - 12:40 PM



Just wondering if as well as ambient light, are the autoheadlamps on some kind of daylight timer??


Reason I ask is that sometimes in a morning, early on, even i its very light, the headlights are on, but later on in the day, even if it seems a bit darker, the lights stay off.  Wondered if they were on some kind of day/night timer kind of thing.


Example....  Driving to work yesterday, 7AM.  M55 very bright, but lights on. Later on at around 4PMish, seemed to be to be darker, but lights off.


Just wondering???