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Changed Fuel Filter, Now Have Air In System And Will Not Start

19 May 2014 - 05:34 PM

Changed fuel filter on a 2007 1.8 TDCI, which is on the low pressure side of the system.
Now engine will not start and I assume have air in somewhere?
Have tried lots of things, sucked up fuel thro filter so can see good fuel at exit from filter unit, also have tried pouring fuel down the exit pipe to the pump. This gives me a few seconds of running every time but then always dies.
Instructions in a Haynes Focus TDCI manual talks about a special Ford vacuum pump which I do not have.
Think I am bug***d and will have to find a friendly garage tomorrow, hope it is nothing more serious.
Any suggestions welcome.

Service Schedule

30 April 2014 - 12:03 AM

I want to give me son's 2007 S Max (diesel) a service but am stuck because there is no Haynes manual to follow. Can anyone locate a Service schedule for me or some guidance on which car model Haynes manual would be the closest.

Thanks in advance.

Towbar Electrics

10 June 2013 - 05:24 PM

Fitting a standard 7 pin socket using a relay unit. I have done this on my Focus with no problems, but I had a manual with wiring diagram so could identify wire colours.
Unfortunately have no wiring info for 97 S-Max. Can anyone supply any information about, 12v feed and location/colours of the basic functions eg stop lights, indicators and rear lights.
Otherwise wil have to go to local Towbar man, he quoted £48 + VAT for fitting electrics only (no parts).

Urgent Help Needed - Rear Bumper Removal

10 June 2013 - 09:39 AM

1997 S Max, need to remove rear bumper to fit tow bar for hols in few days time.
Have removed the 2 screws under each wheel arch, removed 6 screws at rear and 2 plastic nuts underneath but now stuck. It seems to stil be firmly attached.
Under a lot of pressure, please can anyone help.

Spare Key

28 May 2013 - 10:21 PM

I have only one key, it is the "keyless" type and includes an emergency small mechanical key that also opens the bonnet.
We recently had a very stressful event when we were about to set off to catch a plane and could not find our only key so vowed to get a spare one ASAP. I assume a Ford replacement would cost the earth but hope to find a key cutter who can reproduce the small mechanical key.
Have anyone been thro the same process.

(PS, found the key at the last moment possible and caught the pane, grandchildren had hidden it in a small model house)