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  1. Ford Focus 1.8 Tdci 2006 Starting Issues Help

    I had similar issues to yourself only about a week ago, The problem turned out to be the Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor, then after that, I had air the the fuel filter/line. Take a look at my thread here http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/69372-ford-focus-2006-18-tdci-p0089-continuation/ it may help you out.
  2. Ford Focus 2006 1.8 Tdci - P0089 - Continuation

    Ok, job done, fixed, sorted. Turns out that the original problem was the Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor, it was reading 0 at all times, when it should be fluctuating, the reason it wouldn't start after replacing this was air in the system. As you can see by my previous post ^^^ that I used a funnel and piece of pipe to fill the fuel hose, I was actually testing to see if the low pressure pump was sucking. Anyway, sorted. Hope this helps someone. Lee.
  3. Sorry about this, but this is a continuation from http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/69150-2006-18-tdci-wont-start-code-p0089/ The car still refuses to start, I have done the following. Replaced the filterUsed a vacuum hose to pull fuel through from the tankReplaced the Fuel Rail Pressure SensorReplaced the Fuel Pressure RegulatorReplaced the Fuel Metering ValveThere's more below the pic ... As you can see by the following photo, I have totally bypassed the tank, fuel line and fuel filter by using a funnel and short piece of clear pipe. As I crank the engine the fuel goes down slowly but that car makes no attempt to start. Here is another pic of the parts I have replaced ... I did notice that when I replaced the Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor, I started to get a reading when previously it was at 0. So, what I'm asking now is ... and I don't want to ... do we think all this points to the fuel pump needing replacing? I have a fuel pump that I collected yesterday after a 4 hour round trip, that is where I got the sensors from, also I got the fuel rail too, is it worth swapping out the fuel rail? Thanks, Lee.
  4. 2006 1.8 Tdci Won't Start - Code P0089

    Does anyone know how to remove the fuel metering valve, shown in this pic, the cylindrical item with an orange dot on the top? Thanks, the internet is wearing my down lately. Lee.
  5. 2006 1.8 Tdci Won't Start - Code P0089

    I bought a Bosch filter but before I fit it, I removed the filter housing from the car, emptied it (left the old filter in), blocked up the holes and put it under water under pressure to see if there are any leaks, there were none. I fitted the new Bosch filter, primed it and tried to start the car again, nothing happened again, and if the OBD is to be believed, there was no pressure in the fuel rail. I'm going to try and find another fuel rail pressure sender and see if that is the problem. Lee.
  6. 2006 1.8 Tdci Won't Start - Code P0089

    Just to keep you up to date, I've not managed to find another sensor atm, but I cracked open one of the connectors after the fuel pump and it squirted out some fuel, so I'm under the impression that it is under pressure and the pump is working, so I'll have to try again tomorrow .. with the bank holiday weekend coming up, I don't think there will be anywhere open. Lee.
  7. Focus Tdci 1.8 Starting Issues

    I can answer the first question, Yes you can disconnect the battery, I'm having similar problems with my 2006.
  8. 2006 1.8 Tdci Won't Start - Code P0089

    Ok, so I'm replying to my own post here, but no one else is ;) Using 'Torque' as previously mentioned, the Fuel Rail Pressure reads 0, so I went to the scrappers for another sensor, bloke there told me that it's the same as on a Mondeo (different engine btw), I took him on his word and fitted the 'new' sensor, without the engine running and also while cranking the readings are erratic and I'm of the opinion that either the new one is faulty or it's a different type even though it looks the same. I'm back at work tomorrow but I work near a couple of motor factors and I'll get a new sensor tomorrow and try it when I get home. I would still like to know what to check for and how to check it if anyone can help me out, if not, I'll have to have it taken to a garage and that's not something I'd like to do. P.S. The weather today was extremely windy, and punctuated with hail and rain ... I wish I had a garage.
  9. 2006 1.8 Tdci Won't Start - Code P0089

    Thanks for the reply, it's a Quinton Hazel filter from Andrew Page, it's brand new, I'm sure that whatever the quality, the new filter will let enough fuel through in order to start the car. The O-ring that came with it has been fitted and it's a lovely fit, as mentioned previously, I have a attached a vacuum pump to the filters outlet and pulled the fuel through. I have been doing some more reading and it would seem that the car has only 1 fuel pump, it is driven by the engine via a belt and it's a 2 stage low/high pressure pump. Lee.
  10. Focus 2006, TDCI, 1.8. My car will not start, the story begins... On Saturday night around 11:00 pm I started the car and set off, within feet of setting off, the car stalls and won't start up again, so I roll it back to the side of the road. I have 'Torque' on my android phone and a ELM adapter in the car, I ran the code reader that gives me this .. Sorry for the large image. I'm not bothered about the 'theft' issue as it has not shown up since. .. I left the car for 5 minutes and tried to start it again, after a bit of spluttering, it starts fine and I'm off. 2 hours later on the way home, no issues at all. Now come Sunday and it's time to give my Mum a lift home and the car won't start again, check 'Torque' and it gives me the same P0089 error, again 5 minutes later I try to start the car and it has no problems. Now, it's Monday morning and time for work, try to start the car, turns over but won't fire again, keep trying (cos what else can I do) and eventually the battery dies so it's taxi to work and look at it later. Today is Wednesday and the battery has been charging overnight, I've reconnected it to the car and crossed my fingers ... again, won't start. I've been looking up the problem on the internet and I see people mentioning that this error is a generic 'not enough pressure' error (please correct me if I'm wrong) also there been a bit of a mention of dirty fuel filters, so I've been and bought a fresh one, fitted it and used a vacuum pump to draw fuel from the tank to fill the filter (I connected it to the output of the fuel filter), but to no avail. I've taken the battery off and I'm charging it up again now as i type this. Has anyone got any advise or how to troubleshoot this issue, what things can I check and how can I check them? One big question is .. does the car have a fuel pump in the fuel tank? Please help, the weather is wet and windy and I've got work in the morning again. Thanks in advance. Lee :(
  11. Mk1 Key To Flip Key

    I bought this one from ebay, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221386570908?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Swapped over the internals and then cut out the transponder, glued it into the new key and that's all there is to it. That thing sticking out at the bottom of the key is the transponder (a bit of a bugger to get out, had to cut it out). Lee.
  12. Ford Focus 2.0 TDCI, 56 plate. I spent most of yesterday taking off the engine undertray, taking out the glovebox and fusebox, removing the radio and surround only to find that the annoying vibration I've been getting for the last few months was from the heater pipes vibrating against something, I don't know what, but what I do know is that if I put some foam between the pipes, the vibration stops. I found this photo on the web (originally from this site) If you look at the 2 pipes to the LEFT of the red circle (they are almost horizontal), these are the offending pipes. I couldn't find a mention of anyone else finding this particular vibration spot, so I thought I'd post it. Lee. P.S. If you find a solution to a question you have asked, please report back and help others :)
  13. 1.6 Tdci P0380 - Glow Plug/heater Circuit A

    I agree with Ben, change your plugs. I had the same issue with the same code, changed the plugs and the issue has never returned. You will need a deep 10mm socket.
  14. Does the dashboard do this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3_tC85oFLw when the car looses power? (Ignore the pushing on the topleft thing) Lee.
  15. Red Warning Light

    I had a similar problem, the red light was on and the revs were limited, I drove it for a couple of days to work and back which was only a couple of miles so I can't say if the light would go out. I also got an error code which was related to the glow plug circuit ... I changed the glow plugs and the problem went away, £26 from the local motor factors. If you do decide to change them, you'll need a DEEP 10mm socket :) Lee.