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  1. 4 points
    zain611

    Things I Don't Like

    Think I'm going to be careful now going to the loo for a few days 😬
  2. 2 points
    Mark-UK

    Auto hold problems

    I have noticed on mine you have to do things in the correct sequence. I have to turn the engine off BEFORE I unfasten the seatbelt for the auto handbrake to function..
  3. 2 points
    Waggy

    Auto hold problems

    I can understand the concerns about the Auto Hold feature turning off for no apparent reason - it shouldn't. I switched mine on four months ago and it's not turned itself off yet. I suspect the problem of randomly turning itself off is part of the many communication type errors which result in all sorts of other problems. But what do people mean by "Auto Handbrake"? I know it does, sometimes, apply itself when you switch off or open the door, but I've searched the manual and nowhere can I find that this is an intended feature. In fact the manual states quite emphatically that auto hold is an operational convenience feature, whereas the handbrake should be applied independently every time you park up. The auto hold works hydraulically via software and should not be relied on to hold the car for parking up. The "handbrake" uses an electric motor to physically wind on the brakes so they remain on safely for parking. My interpretation of the manual is that auto hold is just for convenience, but it's your own personal responsibility to apply the handbrake properly for parking up.
  4. 2 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    I do like that I've had a cold for a couple of weeks and can't smell a thing this morning! See the 'I don't like' thread 😄
  5. 2 points
    Turvey

    Things I Don't Like

    Cheers @Lenny I really didn't fancy ✊ the toilet and I remembered that I had a drain snake, flexible metal as opposed to a spring type one. Rubber gloves on and a couple of attempts at poking it through seems to have been successfull 🤞 Mrs Turvey is in clean-up mode now 😃
  6. 2 points
    As it's a pre-facelift, the replacement coolant hose isn't much better than the original. It's likely to break again eventually. You can upgrade to the facelift hose system which is much more reliable. A 2014 1.0 EcoBoost should have had the coolant hose recall, and the clutch slip detection recall, if neither of those are showing as outstanding on ETIS then it's had them done already.
  7. 2 points
    MrRedman

    Lane assist

    My Mechanic said the cars he has in in between services and mot the most are BM and Merc !
  8. 2 points
    Turvey

    Things I Do Like

    Must admit most of the names are new to me, but Liam Gallagher, Keane, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, Amy McDonald are some of the acts I'm aware of.......but I'm getting old as well 😃
  9. 1 point
    Ford Owners Club

    Halfords

    Toyota Owners Club Premium Members now receive their very own exclusive Halfords Discount Card allowing you to get 15% off in store! Simply present your discount card at the checkout before you pay to have your discount applied. Excludes bikes but you will still receive a 10% discount on bikes. Cannot be used online or at Halfords Autocentres. Discount cannot be exchanged for cash or gift vouchers. Cannot be used in conjunction with Halfords gift vouchers, gift cards or Halfords Cycle2Work scheme.
  10. 1 point
    Trillionz

    Emergency funnel alternative????

    Anyone discovered a household item that can be used instead. I am not about to pay £7 for a plastic pipe. I went through some of my sockets to see if any of them would fit just to size it and I found that the 17mm one does. Vernier reading of 24mm. Looks like the handle on the garden rake is this size so the next time I get the car out of the garage I'll try it for size and cut a bit off if it works.
  11. 1 point
    Alex.S

    Auto hold problems

    The difference here is about ‘Auto Hold’ we all have , and ‘auto handbrake’ which I’d never even heard of.
  12. 1 point
    Waggy

    Auto hold problems

    Well obviously this doesn't happen every time otherwise lots of people wouldn't be complaining. But my point was is this happening by accident or is the car actually DESIGNED to have an "Auto Handbrake" feature? My own feeling is that this sometimes happens only by accident, therefore it's down to the driver to make sure the handbrake is properly applied before parking up, just like it always was.
  13. 1 point
    StephenFord

    Stew

    Car new to you and always like this? Or, was it working perfectly one minute, then not the next? Can you hear anything from main speakers at all, even a mild hiss, or totally dead? On all inputs, CD & Radio, or just one?
  14. 1 point
    If you do go for automatic bear in mind a lot of people have problems with ford powershift automatic . Google it
  15. 1 point
    isetta

    Ford focus with mileage issues

    I also wouldn’t allow connection to the obd port by someone else. I am sure there have been reports that some clever people have done that to enable theft at a later date. I think people could also alter something to cause a problem to try to drive the price down. The modern day version of people who put oil in the coolant and then tell you your head gasket has gone. I would happily show them using my hardware and software and not letting them take control of laptop or whatever I am using
  16. 1 point
    pcaouolte

    Ford focus with mileage issues

    That's fine. Perhaps you would show me your readings from Forscan if I wanted to buy a vehicle from you? There are plenty of cars for sale, the slightest indication that anything is not 100% is enough for me to walk away.
  17. 1 point
    soultrappa

    Auto hold problems

    Hi all, Sorry to hear about some of these issues. I have a July ST-X 1.5 182 and have had very few issues. Had the emergency failure pop up but that fixed itself with a switch off then on. The Stop Start has always been a weird one in all the cars I've driven with it. It seems to be a combination of battery life, battery pull (what's drawing power such as rear window grill, heater settings etc) and mainly the outside or engine temp. Worst I've had is the handbrake not auto engaging. I parked in front of a wall on a down slope and half stepped out of the car as it started rolling, I managed to pull the handbrake inches from hitting the wall. I did some testing and realised that the Auto hold also seems to control the auto handbrake. The AH, AHB and SS turned themselves off when I go into sports mode. from what I've read it is only supposed to be the SS. Saying that, I know it's great having all this tech but I dont think we should ever fully rely on it. Just like a manual handbrake, before I get out of the car I always pull the handbrake lever even if it has already auto engaged. I often keep my foot on the brake even when Auto brake is on and have learned to be quick enough to manage clutch from braking on a slope. The error messages are an issue and ford should be able to diagnose them. Try the prev comment of updating all modules. Maybe get an OBD reader and the torque app for £5 for both to see if there is any more info it can give.
  18. 1 point
    Sounds like driving it could potentially be catastrophic, there’ll be people on here able to advise on that. If you’ve AA cover, drive it out Arnold Clark’s ..call AA , get towed to a mechanic. If you don’t know one I can recommend one. Otherwise you’ll be another statistic of people completely ripped off by Arnold Clark. Might be a week or two at an independent mechanic but if it saves you literally a few grand then it’s a no brainer
  19. 1 point
    Thanks for your detailed guide!
  20. 1 point
    jsk

    Fiesta MK8 dashcam & start stop

    Try fuse 10 (Data link).Used this on both my Mk8's with no problems.
  21. 1 point
    shiwarrior

    1L Ecoboost, recalls, problems etc?

    found it thanks 🙂
  22. 1 point
    I followed these steps from another ford forums and it worked perfectly for me: FINALLY figured it out. It may have been mentioned in this thread already or others I was looking at. Basically Ford's server is droping tid bits of the data during the transfer/ download causing the files to be corrupted. It has to do with unobservable connection interruptions or something. This is what I did but full disclosure it did take 2 attempts. On the first I still had a file issue but it was only 1 instead of 2 files which gave me hope to try again. I used chrome in an incognito tab. You need a google drive, drop box.... some cloud storage somewhere. I did Google drive. 1) go to owner.ford.com and sign in, navigate to owners and then SYNC software update. Click through until you get begin download. 2) right click on that button and inspect the button using developer to see the code. There is the link to the download in there. Copy that and save it somewhere for later. 3) go to multicloud.com and sign up, its free. 4) Once set up add your google drive or drop box account 5) click on the cloud drive you added and then upload button at the top 6) in the pop up, in the left corner is a link that says "upload url" 7) paste the URL link from step 2 in there. Name it whatever you want and click ok. 8) after it downloads to the cloud service, turn around and download to your p.c. and unzip. Multicloud is going to handle downloading the file into your Google drive and it's designed to not drop data and pick up exactly where it left off if there are any connection issues.... or something like that. But again I did have to do this twice. On the second try I received no errors when using 7zip to unzip it. Got it on the USB and it updated no problem... finally
  23. 1 point
    Phil3747

    Brake Noise

    Get someone to stand at the side of the car while you creep backwards and forwards to try and identify which corner the noise is coming from, then, when identified take that wheel off and check for a stone/debris trapped between the disc and back plate ??
  24. 1 point
    Hutty1975

    First time kuga owner

    Hello everyone
  25. 1 point
    Eng_Ahmad1986

    Brake discs

    yes it is for sure , but it appears to be that there are motorcraft pads ( branded motorcraft ) and there are also ford oem pads ( branded Ford genuine part )
  26. 1 point
    Thanks guys I'll give it another go tomorrow morning.
  27. 1 point
    Pretty much as Jon says, a MK3.5 will be a well sorted car in any guise really. Just avoid the 100ps 1.0 engine, not really man enough for a car that size and only has a 5 speeder. All other engines get a 6 speed gearbox, makes it much more refined at a cruise than the 5 speed MK2 Focus.
  28. 1 point
    SunnyD

    Advice req - buying a secondhand Focus

    Thank you Jon That's really helpful ☺ Diana
  29. 1 point
    So it will be a Mk3.5 then, the facelift. A good trim level would be the titanium (with or without the X pack) or the sportier looking ST Line which has less gadgets inside but is still well equipped. The 1.5 petrol ecoboost engine pushes out 150ps and will 0-62 in around 9s which is quick enough for our roads. A 2017 model will have the improved sync3 media system which includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay - meaning you can use Google maps as sat nav. If you use the Ford satnav then you can update it yourself for free whereas with Sync2 you have to pay. They all have heated windscreens now 🙂 parking sensors and a rear camera are very desirable as are the upgraded headlights. Go to a dealer and have a chat, they may know of cars that are due in as part ex for a new 20 plate and they have access to loads of Ford Direct cars too which are national not just on your doorstep.
  30. 1 point
    pragmatix

    Not starting

    As a starter check the fuse box in the passenger foot well they can get easily kicked and cause lots of daft problems also check the connectors and the engine bay fuse box, also battery terminal.
  31. 1 point
    Incontro

    Things I Do Like

    Full tank of gas? Only for about 30 seconds after leaving the petrol station forecourt for those with a 2.0 or 2.3 Ecoboost, then the needle swings left 😂
  32. 1 point
    TomsFocus

    Things I Don't Like

    I don't like feeling utterly useless physically atm and dreading the imminent flat move due to all the lifting and bending. 7 years ago I almost single-handedly moved my late Nan's entire hoarded cottage into a flat (and storage, auctions, skips etc!). 2 years ago she had to move again and I managed to do a large share of the work that time, despite struggling badly...but not anywhere near as much as she was! Yet now I've had to give up all car work and can't even help others out moving the odd TV or whatever. I've been trying to prepare by having a sort out at home and doing extra jobs for Nan etc, thought it might ease my body into doing stuff again but think I was just kidding myself, still having all the same issues. Soon as I try to lift anything remotely heavy or bend up and down a few times I start to feel really nauseous, wobbly, lightheaded, get twinges/cramps in various areas and the latest is a slightly alarming spasm behind my breastbone...it often leads to having a dump most times oddly but lasts for ages after the event. Don't really know what, if anything, I can do about it. I'm not even 30 yet but my body seems determined to have me stuck in an arm chair by the sunny window for the rest of my days.
  33. 1 point
    alexp999

    Any sign of map updates?

    I got it round the wrong way in that post: It's the 3.2+ cars which came with F7 that are stuck.
  34. 1 point
    alexp999

    Any sign of map updates?

    The files are all available to update the F8 maps, you could do it manually. It's not the hardware which is an issue, Ford are using a different partitioning format on the APIM for Sync 3.2+ now, compared to 3.0. On 3.0 the F8 map was a single map file and single voice pack. On 3.2+ The F8 maps are split up by region and there are about a dozen files. You can manually update by creating your own update file and only doing one or two regions at a time, Ford obviously haven't found a foolproof method they are happy to give out to end users, so have opted not to.
  35. 1 point
    Fma965

    Sync3 update to version 3.4

    Literally message tezza he's based right near there 😉 he did mine before I got ucds my self
  36. 1 point
    iantt

    Any sign of map updates?

    They can't get the existing one to work at present. Good luck with a newer one.
  37. 1 point
    Munchkin

    Focus mk3 stop start not working

    Just took my ford focus rs to the garage today to see why the sensors on the door handles wouldn't work.The technician told me the smart charging circuit only chargers the car to 80% and drops out all peripherals at about 72%. Meaning you will loose various car auxiliaries so you can mainly start the engine when the battery goes below a certain voltage. This will happen when the car is left for long periods or not driven regularly. I say just get a high Ampre rated battery which is stronger and lasts longer, this should solve the problem....
  38. 1 point
    Fma965

    Sync3 update to version 3.4

    Hey guys, Fma965 from the Cyanlabs website here. I have just made a massive overhaul to the installation procedure thanks to @Tezza @Phil21185 and others for finding some preferred files. I personally get the installation in progress message on my install of 19200 it's never bothered me though. Please let me know what you think and if you have any improvements for the guide, it's been viewed by thousands of peoples from many different forums.
  39. 1 point
    Aftermarket are generally the same as o.e
  40. 1 point
    The plastic wings are common on many genuine and aftermarket cables I'm afraid, I think you would be lucky to find anything different if the original Ford ones use plastic.
  41. 1 point
    So just got back from the dealer, one of their mechanics had a look. And yeah it's normal. Apparently the eco boost engines get very hot and as Tom said the cold weather is causing steam to come out. Unless it's very dense white smoke apparently its normal. 👍👍 Just seamed odd to me as last car didn't do it and I don't see others do it. But the pros know best lol. Although I didn't have an eco boost last time.
  42. 1 point
    It's normal in this very damp weather we're having atm, the engine is sucking in a load of water vapour along with the air so it just comes out of the exhaust as steam. Not an issue.
  43. 1 point
    The 1.4/1.6 Duratec petrol engine with the SIM28 PCM does not have an initialization procedure. On this type of engine resetting the PCM by either a suitible diagnostic system or by disconnecting the battery is enough. The initialization procedure is only applicable to other engine types. The 1.8/2.0 Duratec HE engine for example requires an initialization period of 30 minutes. During this period the engine must run at idle speed (the throttle pedal must be left untouched) and the A/C system and electrical consumers that affect the idle RPM must be switched off.
  44. 1 point
    Philf1

    Emergency funnel alternative????

    Try a shewee [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk www.tomholroydphotography.co.uk
  45. 1 point
    Tom-B64

    I Saw A Sierra Graveyard

    Winner winner chicken dinner
  46. 1 point
    Mr Fusion+

    Fusion 1.4Tdci 2003

    Yup up by the clutch pedal in front of the heater unit by the engine bulkhead, complete sod to get to, but Maplins have the resistors at 80p each, bit of soldering, job done...............tho i clobbered the screen with a flippin extension bar while trying to drag myself out.......oh well at least all the elements will work for a bit once the new screen is fitted lmfao
  47. 1 point
    I did a how to for this on another forum a little while ago if it's any help? http://www.talkford.com/community/topic/241761-how-to-fix-central-locking-motors/
  48. 1 point
    Thanks to contributors of this excellent thread. Exact same problem as described with o/s/r central locking becoming erratic then failing to operate. What complicated my experience was my decision to take a trip to a car breaker where I opted to transfer a full new latch assembly from a freshly breaking 57 plate mondeo in its entirety rather than take the motor apart ( easier I thought ! ) To my bewilderment the swapped latch from the breakers displayed the exact same symptoms ie not working ! Then swapped the door module for good measure this would sort it . .. Still not working This put doubt in my diagnosis of a faulty motor surely the swapped latch did not have the exact same fault ?? Luckily I tried it before I left the breakers as they were looking for £30 . Back to read this thread again ....... It must be the motor !!! Followed the stripping down of door lock motor to get to the 2 actuators My wife thought I was losing the plot by this time Took my time and took photos and some notes for re assembly . The small actuator looked fine but the larger one was full of black carbon sludge... So bad I thought it had totally worn out .... What a mess ! Anyhow cleaned it up with cotton ear swabs dipped in meths and reassembled. Back to car .. I was dab hand by this time of assembling the latch assembly. Would it work ....!!???????? Bingo ... right away and sounding a healthy locking/ unlocking noise., Ford garage quoting £125 for motor part and labour would have taken it well over £200. Also highlighted downside of using car breakers in this instance . Credit to those early pioneers on the thread
  49. 1 point
    TCSC47

    Fusion 1.4Tdci 2003

    This is an old post but for anybody else who has the problem, my 2003 Fusion 2 TDic has the heater speed control resistor unit behind the heater motor, accessible from behind the clutch pedal. After removing the panel, I had to use a torch and mirror to find it because I couldn't get my head down there. The resistor unit stands out because it is white. I had to use a flexible screw driver about 25cm long to reach it. The screws were torx (can't remember the exact size) which helped keep the bit in place. I had to insert the bit by feel.
  50. 1 point
    I had the same problem with my 2007 Mondeo Titanium X - the rear passenger door would not lock using the remote but you could hear a clicking sound and see that the lock level inside the car twitching. This was a pain as it unlocked fine so we were always accidentally leaving the door unlocked. Thanks all on this thread - I removed the lock / door handle, took the locking mechanism apart and finally reached the two electric motors. Amazing how complex these modules are - I took plenty of photos and made notes to make sure I could re-assemble. I managed to take apart both motors - the first looked in good condition, while the second was really dirty the brushes / commutators were covered in black muck. A good clean, and careful re-assembly and the thing worked perfectly first time! Saved £££. Interestingly I noticed a tiny washer / seal in the 'failed' motor was loose in the motor assembly, presumably been this way since it was assembled - maybe this was what led to ingress of muck so it's now fitted back on the motor shaft where is belongs. Anyway THANKS to all above particularly SAKOS who provided some key info to the puzzle!! Ian