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Mk 4 2.0 Tdci - Engine Management Warning And Traction Control Light On

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Hi all,

I am hoping that someone can give me some advice on an issue that has cropped up on my Mondeo today.

Long story short the car has been driving fine with no problems, however today I was on a short drive and just began driving up a hill when I had a warning on the Converse System saying 'Engine Malfunction' and the Traction Control Light came on and the car went into Limp Mode - however the Engine Management Light did NOT come on.

I drove the car the short distance home and proceeded to check the DTC Codes on the Converse + system and the following were returned:

160782 - ?

160787 - ?

C07488 - ?

C14000 - traction control valve right front circuit failure

C15100 - lost comms with the restraints control module

C19900 - no comm possible with drivers side front door module

C20000 - no comm possible with passengers side front door module

C42268 - invalid data received from body control module

C41568 - invalid data received from anti-lock braking system module

C40168 - transmission problem?

C41668 - invalid data received from vehicle dynamics control module

- all code meanings were found via the internet.

Can anyone shed any light on what I might be looking at here. I will be taking the car in for a diagnostic check tomorrow, however the more time I have on my side knowing what I am looking at the better!

Many thanks in advance guys,

Glen

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Given that a lot of your error codes have something to do with comms, I'd guess that there has been a problem with communication between the various modules.

Again, if I were to guess, it would be something like a connector partly inserted, a corroded contact or a damaged wire, although it could also be more serious, such as a module failing or the power to one of the modules being intermittent. But, really, you don't want someone guessing...

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Hey Bof,

Thank you very much for the reply, it is much appreciated and any advice of speculation is more than welcome as it gives me an idea of what I am looking at!

Frankly any advice or experiences are more than welcome!

Thanks,

Glen

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Hi guys,

Well I have an update or two regarding the above...

I managed to borrow a Diagnostic Reader from a friend last night and plugged it in and gave it a whirl this morning and (if I have done it correctly) the DTC Code it detected was P2263 - which according to Mr. Google is a Turbo/EGR type problem.

However upon starting the car this morning to take it to the local garage, I have touch wood had no problems with it at all and nothing feels any different to normal.

When I showed the above list of DTC faults to the Mechanic at the garage this morning he said it was most likely related to the software and that the Converse + system probably needed an update.

So off I went to my local Ford garage and spoke to a Technician there - after telling him all of the above regarding the DTC codes, he basically laughed as if to say that means nothing! Before telling me that they would be unable to even look at the vehicle until the end of the week!

As such I decided to ring round the local Ford garages to see what they advised and when they could look at the vehicle - I spoke to a very helpful chap at a Ford garage close to where I work who told me that the DTC Codes could mean that the car has just had a one off module related blip or that it may need to be updated, pending diagnostic testing. He then told me that if the Diagnostic Reader was right and that it was Turbo/EGR related that it could be a split hose or more commonly a clogged up EGR valve which has stuck open or closed and has since unstuck itself.

Any thoughts, opinions or DIY check suggestions would be gratefully received.

Many thanks,

Glen

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Did you get this resolved , I had exactly the same issue today pulling out of a junction , car juddered and engine malfunction lit up along with traction control light , I have a fault reader but it states no fault was stored in the ECU so don't know what the issue is , any thoughts

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Hi Paul,

Sorry to hear you have been having problems!

Well after my last post I booked my car in at Ford for a diagnostic to see if they could find the problem.

Well the conclusion that they came to following the diagnostic was that there had been a loss of communication between the Power Control Module and the ABS Module and that had caused an error code to be sent.

Unfortunately they didn't know what had caused this loss of communication; damaged wire, loose connector or even a random one off mad moment between modules - and that it would cost in excess of £200 to start looking into the problem, with possibly no success.

Their suggestion was to keep driving the car and if the problem arose again to take the vehicle to Ford preferably whilst in Limp Mode etc.

As such they reset the error code and charged me £45 before sending me on my way haha!

I hope this helps you a little Paul - sorry I cant give you a more certain conclusion - if you want to know anything else feel free to ask.

Cheers,

Glen

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FORD MONDEO 2 LTR. HDI DIESEL 2008

Hi Guys

l to have had/have this problem. l took the car to Fords who duly came up with one code and told me it was the throttle body  l replaced this at a cost of close to £400 used the car  on and off no problem, Went to Yorkshire some touring around car ran fine on the return journey back about Lincolnshire the lights came on went into limp mode, tried switching off and on wouldn't reset it self, got to the M25 where switched off and  it reset and completed my journey no further problems. lt has come on briefly since but reset on switching off. l did a diagnostic my self and came up with code P2263 TURBOGHARGE / SUPER CHARGER BOOST SYSTEM PERFORMANCE. Hope some one  out there can work out this problem but sounds like this is a common fault which Fords can't  fix. Don't trust the car on any long distance at the moment.

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I just posted my story on another thread but it would equally fit here. I had the same symptoms, which got worse to the point that I was ready to scrap it. Changed the fuel filter but still had the problem. Smokey black exhaust on hard acceleration too. Tried Wynn’s Turbo Cleaner fuel additive (not the system or injector versions). Mine was so bad it took 2 treatments to fix it but it is now sweet as a nut. Total cost about £15! No more smoke and no more limp mode.

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