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  1. mk4 mondeo indicators wont flash when locking

    Thanks very much for that suggestion. I'll take a look at the tailgate electrical bits. Is there a way to bypass the offending item if it is indeed the problem? Thanks once again for posting 👍
  2. mk4 mondeo indicators wont flash when locking

    Yes all lock and deadlock. Can't be opened from inside or out. All fuses ok.
  3. Hi all. Hope someone can advise me....it's been a while since I've visited the site as not been driving for some time! Problem I have on my 57 plate 2.0tdci Mondeo tit x is the indicators do not flash when locking but do when unlocking. Have tried one and two presses of the fob. All doors lock and unlock correctly including deadlocking and convers dash shows alarm activation. Boot and bonnet switches appear to be working as they should also. Should I be looking to replace the c/l ecu in the osr quarter behind the boot lining or is there another possibility that anyone may have come across please? Grateful for any input! Cheers guys. 👍
  4. Tdci Focus Wont Start Unless Towed! Please Help!

    got the car back, apparently it started first time this morning at the workshop. we tried it when we got home while still hot, started first time again, and i let it cool off for an hour or so and just tried it again and it still starts first go. really strange this has been, it actually fires much quicker than it ever did before the filter was changed now so perhaps it was a matter of getting the last of the air out of the lines and now its all gone?? just relieved that there was no huge bills having just paid for timing belt to be done, but thanks steads for the advice you have been offering, all knowledge is valuable. :D
  5. Tdci Focus Wont Start Unless Towed! Please Help!

    well this is strange - the garage have phoned me already and said the car started fine this morning having sat in the shop all weekend and had nothing done to it...........going to pick up later so we'll see what its like and post results! :D
  6. Tdci Focus Wont Start Unless Towed! Please Help!

    that sounds like a good idea. i was thinking about adding a non return valve on the feed pipe to the filter from the tank - do you think that would stop any further issues with air in the system ?(if it turns out that air is the problem!), though i was a little concerned about cutting and rejoining the plastic pipe near the filter and being able to seal it correctly afterwards. knowing my luck i would replace one point of air ingress with another!
  7. Tdci Focus Wont Start Unless Towed! Please Help!

    thanks again for replying. it was running for around half an hour i think after the guys at the workshop tow started it - it had got up to normal temperature anyway, but just left running outside the door not taken for a run. i'll see what they say tomorrow when they have checked everything over again but maybe it does just need to be driven to remove the last of the air so i'll ask them to try that first. will post back when i hear from them. it would be so useful if ford had incorporated a low pressure pump in the tank like the petrol models have, it would avoid all this kind of problems, i dont think there is even a lift pump on these afaik, though my mondeo 2.0 tddi which i owned a couple of years ago had one which partly helped to get the fuel up.
  8. Tdci Focus Wont Start Unless Towed! Please Help!

    hi steads, thanks very much for your advice. yes i did replace the o rings, they were still inline as they should be when i took filter off to change it, and after refitting the first time it was a bit difficult to start the next day so i bought new ones and re-seated them inside the pipes as per your picture, which as you will know if you have done them yourself, is a real tricky job! it took about 2 hours of repeated attempts and patience to get them seated correctly but they did go in properly in the end. the o rings were bought from a hydraulic specialist shop so may well be slightly thinner so maybe that would cause non-seal onto the filter though they did seem to slip onto the filter with reasonable 'tightness'. strange how it started well the morning after i fitted these though, but wouldnt later in the day..... the car is still at the garage as they close for the weekend but it does sound like that may be an issue still - i had an aftermarket filter so i suppose its possible that the stems are microns narrower than a genuine ford filter and the fit is not as tight as it should be. i will phone them tomorrow morning and ask them to try resealing the pipes. is there any recommended product you know of which would assist in the sealing? i.e. instant gasket or similar/silicon? obviously it would need to be diesel-resistant. the only other option i suppose will be to 'cut and shut' the original pipework with some flexi fuel pipe and hoseclips to eliminate this as the possible cause before trying anything else. many thanks again for taking the time to reply - much appreciated.
  9. Tdci Focus Wont Start Unless Towed! Please Help!

    thanks for the reply clive - i have 3 pipes to my filter, with small 'o' rings inside the sleeves which plumb onto the filter, i changed the 'o' rings a couple of days after the filter, just to be sure. i also put a load of grease around the filter tails to make sure they sealed. i cant think of anything else to try!
  10. wish the car would start!

  11. Tdci Focus Wont Start Unless Towed! Please Help!

    forgot to mention, the reason for the filter change was the car would sometimes shudder under steady speed for a few seconds and i read on here somewhere that the filter could be the cause - it was, and ran smoothly again after the change. it was running well for a week prior to going in for the timing belt, and covered around 300 miles of lots of stop starting etc with no issues at all.
  12. hi all, i am new to the forum having migrated from the galaxy owners club as i now have a focus tdci. i really could use some advice from someone familiar with the 1.8 tdci 115 engine please. fuel filter was replaced last week, had to prime afterwards to get fuel through then started fine asn ran all week no problem, was a little slower to start in the mornings following the filter change so as a precaution i also replaced the 'o' rings in the 3 pipes which connect to the filter, primed and started, ran fine. next day started better, and was booked in at my trusted garage for timing belt change as i dont have the kit to do it, they phoned and said it was done, but when i went to collect it it wouldnt start. they tried everything to get it going but to no avail. it had been started after the belt change before i collected and ran fine. it was still in the workshop in the same spot where it had been worked on when i got there. eventually they towed it after the battery died and it started within 20 feet! it was then parked up for half an hour, and then wouldnt start again. cranked over several times, plenty of power in battery, starter spins fast, even with a booster battery it wouldnt go, then towed again and fired almost immediately. had all the guys in the workshop scratching their heads (theyre not diesel specialists but good all-rounders) my question is therefore - what is the problem!? has anyone experienced similar issues? i have read forums where non starting issues have been cured by replacing various parts from cps to hp pump, but the point it, when it starts it runs a treat, no hiccup, misfire, doesnt miss a beat and pulls strongly throughout the whole rev range. there are no warning lights, no flashing glow light etc so i am at a loss as to what to do with it. if anyonew could offer any useful advice i would really appreciate it. sorry for the long explanation but thought better to tell whole story in one go for all to read!! many thanks in advance :-)
  13. Welcome to the Ford forums digger2020 :)