dakes2

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  • First Name
    John
  • Ford Model
    C Max 1.6 TDCI Zetec
  • Ford Year
    2007
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Leicestershire
  1. Hi, does anyone know where I can get a wiring diagram for a 2007 C max, i have haynes manual but its very basic and does not cover what i need Thanks
  2. I just pulled my EGR valve off for cleaning and noticed that there was definitely no gasket where the egr valve fits to the head, the car is a 2007 1.6 tdci, can anyone please tell me if there should be a gasket as it looks as if its been leaking
  3. I just wondered if anyone can help me, I am looking for a wiring diagram for the vacuum boost valve/solenoid on a 2007 1.6 tdci, it has a plug with 2 wires, I am trying to diagnose an low power problem, as i am not getting any vacuum up to the turbo and seems to be a problem with the boost control valve circuit, done all the usual vacuum leak tests. Thanks
  4. Thank you guys for your advice this is how i got it out the full tip was stuck in the head, what i did was to soak it in penetrating oil for 3 days, then i drilled out the old broken glo plug all the way through with a long 3.3mm drill bit, sawn off the tip where the wire fits onto, and i now had a home made guide ready for drilling out the stuck glo plug tip, after drilling out the tip i then tapped it with a 4mm extra long tap, i bought a piece of 200mm long 4mm threaded rod from ebay and screwed it into the broken glo plug then just pulled it out, this is a similar way to the very expensive tip extractor kits that are available,i used a another old plug and did the same but drilled it through with a 4.5mm drill bit so i could use that one as a guide for tapping the thread, i hope this helps and works for others. I will say that changing the glo plugs is not an easy job on a cmax 1.6 tdci, everything is hard to get to,you will need an angle drill to drill it out as there is no space for a normal drill,use a peck drilling method with plenty of cutting lubricant, dont rush or you might break the drill bit ,good luck.
  5. The same happened to me, just 1 glo plug tip broke off at the main body, so the full tip was stuck in the head, what i did was to soak it in penetrating oil for 3 days, then i drilled out the old broken glo plug all the way through with a long 3.3mm drill bit, sawn off the tip where the wire fits onto, and i now had a home made guide ready for drilling out the stuck glo plug tip, after drilling out the tip i then tapped it with a 4mm extra long tap, i bought a piece of 200mm long 4mm threaded rod from ebay and screwed it into the broken glo plug then just pulled it out, this is a similar way to the very expensive tip extractor kits that are available,i used a another old plug and did the same but drilled it through with a 4.5mm drill bit so i could use that one as a guide for tapping the thread, i hope this helps and works for others. I will say that changing the glo plugs is not an easy job on a cmax 1.6 tdci, everything is hard to get to, good luck.
  6. Hi, thanks for the reply,it snapped at the start, even though i was only using very light pressure to remove it, the problem is that the tip of the glo plug sheared off and is now stuck in the cylinder head (glow plug hole) im trying to figure out a way to remove it without having to take the head off. its top one in the picture and its really hard to get to.
  7. I was changing my glo plugs on my 2007 Cmax 1.6 tdci due to them all being open circuit, and the heater part of one of the glo plugs broke off while i was removing it and is now stuck in the cylinder head, is this a cylinder head off job or can anyone advise if it can be removed without taking the head off, i really did take my time while removing them but it still broke off, the rest of the glo plug came out ok, looks like this could be a big job if the head needs to come off.
  8. So, is there any info or links on how to do the pairing, i have the same problem, i was thinking of reading the data from my old cluster and then writing it to the new cluster and doing this with Forscan, ive tried getting info on this subject on many other forums, but it seems no one knows how to do it.
  9. Can anyone explain how to match and pair a used cluster to what i think is called the PCM, as my car is not starting, i have forscan and what i have done so far is to copy the data from my original cluster and write it to the new one, i only have 1 key at the moment and waiting for a spare key to arrive, any help please.
  10. I re soldered all the plug pins on the cluster but its still the same, i have now bought the modified elm cable and Forscan, i am working through the various fault codes, and i will update with results as soon as i can, if you plan on re working the solder joints on your cluster, please be very careful as its very easy to destroy your cluster, as i did, and now having to re program it.
  11. I have just bought a 2007 Cmax 1.6 TDCI, it had the engine systems malfunction light on, I drove it home from Cardiff to Leicester at speeds of 70 -80 mph, and it drove great apart from lack of power going up hills and pulling away, after looking at many forums on this subject it seemed to point at bad solder connections on the plug socket pins on the pcb, i took it apart and found that many of the pins had cracked solder joints which i re soldered, unfortunately i accidentally destroyed the pcb and have had to buy a used replacement cluster which is of the same type, my question is, will the new cluster need to be reprogrammed for my car and is the cars original milage stored on the cluster ic chip.
  12. Ive got the same problem, did you find the problem ?