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    Ford Mondeo 1.8 Zetec
  1. I bet this has come up before but i cannot find a current thread for it. I have a Mk2 Mondeo 2000 model and fitted a JVC head unit and want to fit a Sub and Amp now and need to know how to run the power cable for the Amp from the battery through to the rear, i can see a grommet on the passenger side bulkhead in the engine bay but the cables are SOOOOO tight in it that i cannot even get a slim screwdriver in there. I looked from behind the glovebox but cant see the grommet from the inside because a fuse box is in the way. Any ideas or advice would be most welcome pleaseeeeeeeeeee ;-)
  2. My Escort MK6 revs fron high to low to high again

    Hi everyone, we have this same problem on our daughters R reg 1600 Zetec Escort, ive got a Haynes manual for it which shows you what the ICV looks like and it says its on the inlet manifold but i cant find anything that matches what the Haynes manual shows, has anyone else had this issue and where the hell due i find the ICV and how do i get to it, can it be reached from the top of the engine or do i need to get under the car the access it? Many thanks, Bob.
  3. I eventually sorted this problem, in the end the car was undriveable and i couldnt get home from work so i called the AA out, they diagnosed a blocked Cat in the exhaust. I drilled some holes in it and it worked fine thought it did sound like a turbocharged hair dryer. So a trip to the exhaust depot and £139 later its all fixed and revs fine.
  4. Thanks for the response and link, when looking up info on cleaning the MAF sensor it seems you need to be careful what cleaner you use, so i went to Maplin and bought their PCB Cleaner as it says it leaves no residue (it did leave a little but you can simply blow it off). Unfortunately after cleaning and reinstalling it is still the same, looking up this kind of problem in forums highlights that this is a reoccuring problem on lots of makes and models :((
  5. Hi everyone, I am new to the forum and hope someone can help ? My Mondeo 1.8 Zetec 2000 year model developed a problem where it wouldnt rev higher than 2500 rpm when driven but would rev higher when in neutral and if you try to get the revs higher it just sounds asthmatic like its starved of air so we suspected a blocked fuel fliter. It was overdue a service anyway so we changed the plugs, air filter, oil, oil filter, and fuel filter but it made no difference. It was due its MOT so while there i had the EGR valve cleaned out which i hoped would fix it, but it didnt. Then i noticed today that when i start it from cold and drive it hard it will nearly red line on the tacho but as it warms up it wont rev above 2500rpm again. Other than this it runs fine, tickover is normal, fuel consuption has not changed and emmissions where fine when it went for its recent MOT. I would appreciate any help and advice as i dont want to spend money wastefully, Many thanks, Bob.