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    Fusion '02 (uk) /Focus '04
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  1. Chris1234

    Orange engine shaped light on

    Thanks Tom, will have a look at it.
  2. Chris1234

    Orange engine shaped light on

    Hi all, Just an update on today's findings. FIXED!! I found a small stone wedged in the throttle body housing that had the butterfly wedged partially open. The EAS warning and all other signs of faults disappeared as quick as they came ( all except the engine light for the oxygen sensor) I have cleared all faults on a scanner and I now have no lights on, so will be keeping a close eye in the coming days. I sort of half expect the oxygen sensor to throw another code as it came on before all the other problems so I may have a dodgy one. Will keep you all posted if I have any more illuminations Thanks for all your suggestions and ideas, Chris.
  3. Chris1234

    Orange engine shaped light on

    Update... i can't find any air or suction leaks at least top side of the engine so will put it up on ramps tomorrow and go underneath to see what is to be seen down there. Could anyone please post a picture of sketch of where the pipes for the vacuum system are and where they come from / go to? Also could anyone confirm that the throttle body/sensor is hidden right in the middle of inlet manifold where it looks very hard to get to without stripping the manifold off first? I have noticed a general lack of information on the net and on youtube, whereas there seems to be step by step detailed videos of other fords, the Fusion seems to throw a whole load of U.S. Fusion stuff up which looks like a whole different car.
  4. Chris1234

    Orange engine shaped light on

    Thanks for your reply, I am off on Thursday so will have a dig about and report back. Thanks again, Chris.
  5. Chris1234

    Orange engine shaped light on

    Thanks for that Tom, I will trace the vacuum hoses from the brake booster which I am guessing will be around the master cylinder area. Thanks again, Chris.
  6. Chris1234

    Orange engine shaped light on

    Hi there, I have got codes p2119 & p2176 as well as a p0030 The first two are throttle position sensor codes and the last one says heater control circuit bank 1 It looks like the throttle body is hidden away under the plastic intake manifold pipes and looks very hard to even get at and I am not sure if the heater control code is relevant. The car is popping and banging quite loud on idle and has no power at all also the brake pedal is very hard with no movement and very little braking effect. Up until I read the codes the car showed a flashing EAC FAIL message. Any help much appreciated. Cheers, Chris.
  7. Chris1234

    Orange engine shaped light on

    Thanks for you reply guys, It is a 1.6 petrol (52 plate) I saw a YouTube clip suggesting that it could be air in the fuel tank caused by either a worn cap seal or it not being properly tightened, with a battery disconnect re set being enough to clear it? I will give this a go before running it down for a code check. Thanks guys, Chris.
  8. Hi all, My engine light has just came on, although I can't feel any difference driving the car all is otherwise fine. Has anyone got any ideas on typical things that make this light come on? I drove home from work and all was fine, got up next morning and the little light is on. The only possible thing was some extreme rain and hail overnight but I don't see why that could affect it. Hope someone can help, Cheers, Chris.
  9. Chris1234

    Door locking problems +

    Check around for bad earthing tags, this can cause all manor of weird faults.
  10. Chris1234

    Starter won't turn.

    Try putting the car in 2 nd gear and pushing it a foot or so forward. Sometimes a little push gets them going if the starter is a bit sticky.
  11. Chris1234

    Exhaust mid section replacement

    Thanks for your reply, I think I might try cutting the pipe so leaving the old join to the cat then using a smaller diameter pipe to join the new one in. It is only the flex bit that is bad...the joining flange to the cat is all good sound metal. Cheers, Chris.
  12. Chris1234

    Front Wheel bearing replacement

    Disaster day! Old bearing out, New one in and all seemed well with the world. All was well until I came to push in the hub itself, it went in beautifully all except for about the last .5 to 1mm where I think the splined shaft hit up against the flat plate tool that was supporting it. I tried all ways to push it that little bit further in but it just would not go. Then the problems really started... The bottle jack on my new press packed up, so I used a screw puller but forgot to support the inner ball guessed it I heard one crack and the bearing had broke! So I took the whole carrier to a local garage who said £20 would fit a new one and of course the 20 for another new bearing. All in all not a great day. I think the bottle jack lost some fluid before delivery as the box was wet so will top up and see if that sorts it out. Cheers, Chris.
  13. Hi again, As the wheel bearing job is underway I thought I would be all big and try to sort out another little niggle while I had the car off road. I trotted off down to Europarts and picked up a nice new mid section as I can hear a slight noise coming from the old flexi joint ( which I think could have been left over from the garage pulling the gearbox off to do the clutch) So it seems that the Fusion has its Cat attached to the downpipe then an impossible joint that has to rusted nuts on it which I need to get off in order to get the new one on. I spent an hour or so under and over the car but was not able to even get a socket or ring spanner near them from any angle, I took the Lambda sensor out to give more space but was still unable to even get a start. Has anyone else done this job, and do you have any tips for how to get to them please? Hope there is a quick dodge for this... Cheers, Chris.
  14. Chris1234

    Front Wheel bearing replacement

    Hi all, Just an update on how the job is going. I have taken the whole unit off the car so that I could get it in the press. The old bearing was a pig to come out, it ended up leaving the outside shell stuck in after all of the ball bearings fell out. On the plus side though I now know why one side has a step on it... it doesn't use any circlips at all to hold it in place, the carrier has a step to stop it going too far through and both steps match to lock it in, but no circlip on the outer face to keep it in. Tomorrow is the "putting the new one in game" both the new bearing and the hub are going into the freezer tonight and with a bit of luck I can do some piccys along the way. I am also starting a new thread as I have found a very slight leak on the exhaust flexibility joint. All the best, Chris.
  15. Chris1234

    Front Wheel bearing replacement

    MiThanks Stefan, I will look at the old one when it comes out to see if it has a notch. Cheers, Chris