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My sister recently purchased a focus TDCI - its developed a problem where the engine serges, randomly stalls and the glow plug light flashes.

does anyone know what the possible faults are for these symptoms?
 
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And i dont think the light is a give away, cos the glowplugs do nothing once the engine is running....also lights like that often cover the whole injection system leaving fault finding to a computer reading the fault codes.

Just wondered if anyone knew what it could be.
 
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also lights like that often cover the whole injection system leaving fault finding to a computer reading the fault codes.


Its the engine managment light.

This flashing, and problems being experienced with the engine, would lead me to believe........................................ its an engine managment problem.
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Oh wow, a forum full of cocky *******!

Thanks for your help guys, a real insight. If a don is passing you might as well close this thread and delete it, it seems motors has taken a turn for the worse much like GD has/did and 99% of replies have become useless crap.
 

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Slime101 said:
Oh wow, a forum full of cocky *******!

Thanks for your help guys, a real insight. If a don is passing you might as well close this thread and delete it, it seems motors has taken a turn for the worse much like GD has/did and 99% of replies have become useless crap.

Charming :rolleyes:

atpbx said that it was probably an engine management issue, which seems fairly likely. Remind me not to bother posting any help in your threads if that's to be your attitude.
 
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Charming :rolleyes:

atpbx said that it was probably an engine management issue, which seems fairly likely. Remind me not to bother posting any help in your threads if that's to be your attitude.

No it was another cocky **** take post, not helpful in the slightest.

No swearing.

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It is correct that the glow plug light doubles as the engine management light. It could signify any number of things, but generally if its a fault on the injection system it will tend to come on and stay on, you'll have starting troubles or it'll be stuck in limp-home mode.

I suspect from your description of the problem that the throttle position sensor/throttle potentiometer or whatever you want to call it is on its way out. IIRC you have to replace the whole throttle pedal assembly as you cannot get the sensor separately, but its a straight swap and easy. The sensor sits at the top of the pedal with an electrical connection so there's no cable to mess with. It's quite a common fault on the Focus, and not too expensive to fix.

There will be a fault code logged for this, but I can't remember it. It would be worthwhile getting the codes read just to make sure its not something else - look up a Delphi diesel specialist in the Yellow Pages if you don't fancy taking it to a Ford dealer, they are usually a bit cheaper.
 
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Slime101 said:
Oh wow, a forum full of cocky *******!

Thanks for your help guys, a real insight. If a don is passing you might as well close this thread and delete it, it seems motors has taken a turn for the worse much like GD has/did and 99% of replies have become useless crap.


What other advice are expecting?

One of us to reach out with our psychic ford ECU diagnosis powers and tell you the exact error code you ignorant git?

The engine managmant light is on, it need to be hooked up to a computer.

You arse.
 
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What other advice are expecting?

One of us to reach out with our psychic ford ECU diagnosis powers and tell you the exact error code you ignorant git?.

Well blueboy managed to be considerably more helpful.
 
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Well blueboy managed to be considerably more helpful.


Yes hes told him its a managment fault..

The same as i did.

You are the last person to getting on peoples backs about being clever.
 
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Well,

A fair bit of hostility in here guys. The thread will get closed shortly if this doesnt stop! (If it hasnt already!)

I'll only mirror largely on whats been said. For the most part, the only chance you'll have of diagnosing the exact fault is to get the ECU hooked up to a comp of some form. I know you can buy cheapy fault code readers for earlier ECU systems, but it stands to reason that Ford would've erased any chance of the home mechanic diagnosing a fault. Cant hurt to look though!
 
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I've noticed that Slime101 can't take a bit of banter and throws his toys out of the pram if anyone makes a joke in several of his threads.
 
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I've noticed that Slime101 can't take a bit of banter and throws his toys out of the pram if anyone makes a joke in several of his threads.

If i wanted banter then i'd post in GD, or post a joke - but i want decent advice, not crap.

I dont throw my toys out of the pram, i just dont tolerate idiots, crap and spam.
 
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