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Hi all, I brought a ford Galaxy mk3 2008 2.0 tdci ghia recently amd love the car to bits. But I have been getting a few messages pop up and am concerned. Below is the list of issues I have but the one that concerns me must is the "Transmission service Requi" one. This normally comes up first thing in the morning (not every time but becoming more frequent) and then dissappear after a few minutes (but seeming to stay longer now). The car drivers fine as far as I can tell bar the below...

  •  "TRANSMISSION service REQUIRED"  popping up 
  • Had the same message come up twice after longer drive and went in to limp home mode
  • Notice the P flash a lot when this comes up and then eventually changes to D
  • "ICDV Malfunction" comes up  lot. I did have new shock put on the front to try and fix this as it was leaking but as far as I can tell it is now the back left hand one which is causing this, as it will come up every time if I bump that corner up a curb
  • Been told there is some rust on the exhaust near the sensor but nothing to worry about for the moment.
  • Sometimes a bit clunky when stopping. Thought this was the breaks or shocks but had both checked and also new front disc, pads, and calipers so it might be the gearbox doing that ( had a similar problem on a Mercedes which was the gearbox but linked to the ABS sensor not talking correctly 
  • Sometimes pops up clean radar for the ACC and that stopped working about a week ago for  few days but is now fine again 
  • Lastly the wipers on rain sensor mode seem to go to full walk as soon as it starts to rain.

That's all of the issues I can think of not sure how many are related. 

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Hi Richard, most of the issues you mention above will be sorted if you get the automatic transmission serviced.

I bet that on a 2008 vehicle it has never had the transmission fluid changed which by now will be like sticky treacle. Get the auto box serviced and it will like a whole new car.

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Hi many thanks, I will do that. I also forgot mention that around 1500 rpm it juders a little bit. I tried changing the MAF sensor (cheap amazon one) and that made the car run worse. 

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On 5/26/2022 at 8:11 PM, DickyT45 said:

Hi many thanks, I will do that. I also forgot mention that around 1500 rpm it juders a little bit. I tried changing the MAF sensor (cheap amazon one) and that made the car run worse. 

I had a 2004 C-Max that had hesitation at 1600 - 1800 revs and it ran better with the MAF sensor disconnected. Not ideal, I know, and the engine mgt light came on, but I got fed up with taking it apart to clean it all the time. Don't know if your engine is similar???

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Hi I'm looking for a tranfer case for my ford Kuga automatic  2013 deisal  but I'm having trouble  could anyone  help please.... or is it possible  to cross  many parts for different  years .... mine car is euro 5 thanks in advance

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