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Ford Focus 2012 1.6tdci Engine Malfunction Service Now

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Hi guys, I am a newbie but want to ask advice of an issue that cropped up yesterday.

Car is a Ford Focus 1.6tdci Estate 2012(61), all was working fine until yesterday when the "Engine Malfunction Service Now" message appeared. The start stop light is on and also a warning light on the clocks display that looks like a car with skid marks behind.

Car also went into limp mode and I manged to get home ok.

Had oil/filter 3 months ago, with low mileage since. Also new air filter. Passed it's MOT fine in Nov 2018.

Managed to get a DTC code off the display with the help of YouTube and the code is: DTC C19700

Tried searching for the code online with no joy.

Car only has 95k and I have only done approx 8k since purchase in Nov 2017. So really haven't trashed it or anything and only local mileage.

Anyone have any thoughts of where I should look for the fault please?

Thank you.

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Needs to have the fault codes read properly with Ford specific diagnostics.  I'd suggest trying Forscan (free programme) if you have access to a laptop or smartphone.

The car with skid marks symbol refers to the traction control/ESP system but the diagnostics should be able to tell us specifically which part is at fault. :smile: 

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7 minutes ago, spidersbite said:

iantt thanks for the link. Just found this one https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pumpkin-Scanner-Diagnostic-Wireless-Adaptor/dp/B07CV74XZR/ only a tenner and can get tomorrow. I only need to get the error codes, so I can see how much this will cost to fix.

That one won't work.  It needs to have the switch on it to toggle between high and mid speed CAN - essentially that one would only read half of the ECU's on the car.  Tunnelrat is the best supplier of the Ford specific ELM interfaces.

I bought mine back in 2014 and it's worked flawlessly since, but the supplier no longer seems to be selling them.

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It needs to be Ford specific to get the ESP fault codes anyway.  Generic OBD scanners won't work.

I think the Tunnelrat Wifi adapter would work with an iPad?  https://tunnelrat-electronics.fwscart.com/WiFi_Modified_ELM327/p4541936_17045473.aspx

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Update went for a cheap reader off amazon £19.99 and just tried it. one code P1263 

“P1263    Cylinder #3 High To Low Side Short    Wiring short circuit;”
 
Will have a look at the injector connectors first.

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On 2/17/2019 at 1:52 PM, TomsFocus said:

That one won't work.  It needs to have the switch on it to toggle between high and mid speed CAN - essentially that one would only read half of the ECU's on the car.  Tunnelrat is the best supplier of the Ford specific ELM interfaces.

I bought mine back in 2014 and it's worked flawlessly since, but the supplier no longer seems to be selling them.

They are still available, I ordered one through eBay on the weekend.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F223316318195

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I bought my WiFi version  direct from there website a few weeks ago

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I didn't word that well...  Mine isn't a Tunnelrat one but has worked perfectly for 4+ years so I would link & recommend it if they'd still been available.  

As it isn't, I recommend Tunnelrat as I haven't seen any complaints about them so far. :smile:

 

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Cheers peeps for all the input but just had a bit of a revelation using this baby https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01NCI817Y/

Plugged it, worked fine got code P1293, so started looking the injector connectors. Pulled them all off, a good squirt of WD40 and all back on. Broom! Running, so cleared the code and

just went for a quick blast, all seems good at the mo touch wood. Will keep the reader in the car just in case...but for now all fixed and only cost £20 +post :-)

Local Vospers quoted £350+ for an injector 😞

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