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Flat Battery, 1.5 Amp Draining

29 October 2015 - 08:28 PM

Having battery trouble, keeps going flat overnight, it may simply be a dud battery (5years old) but during my failed attempts to fit a new one (I ran out of time), I noticed sparking when reconnecting old battery. Thought this a bit strange because nothing switched on, connected meter between terminal and live lead, it measured 1.5 amps.
Now I know the basic systems of the car will be taking some power but 1.5 amps sounds very high to me, although because only 12v, I suppose it is only 18 watts. Do not want to fit brand new battery £70 if the problem is somewhere else.
Is this "normal" or have I got a problem.

Engine System Fault - Help

05 August 2015 - 05:17 PM

This is a problem with my daughters car, a Focus Estate, 1.6 Diesel, 2007.

For many months the "Engine System Fault" has been coming and going resulting in "limp home" mode when it shows. Currently it is on all the time and I am trying to help.

Using a basic OBD device, the following faults are showing.

P0483 - Powertrain

Cooling Fan Rationality Check


P0405 - Powertrain

Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor "A" Circuit Low


P0335 - Powertrain

Crankshaft Position Sensor A Circuit


P0380 - Powewrtrain

Glow Plug/Heater Circuit "A"


Note we have previously tackled the Exhaust Gas Recirculation Fault by blanking off the device as recommended in other threads. Since this fault has been showing when the "engine system Fault" has not been present I do not believe it is the root problem.

Can anyone advise which of these other faults could cause the "engine system fault" problem or advise any other way forwards.

Many thanks in advance.




Can This Forum Be Searched

12 June 2015 - 12:53 PM

I am probably being very stupid, but have been unable to find any search options that I use on other forums.