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ASKED 19 Jul 2017

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Few issues with my s-max titanium x. The first error message was for the keyless battery, we used the spare key until we got another battery however the message also appeared for the spare key? We have changed both and now ok, the next the fuel gauge would sit at empty and the mikes remaining would show as ---- instead of estimated miles, with the next time in the car be fine and no it is gone again and today a message came up showing an engine service message. The car just went through its service in april. Could this all be related to an electronics fault or am I best to put it into a garage? We are due to go on holiday in 2 days so it is very bad timing 😔

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

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61 plate Ford Focus 2.lt diesel TDCi. I'm having trouble finding the oil filter location and have been unable to find anything on the web. However I think I may have now found where it is. Could it be behind the oil filler point after removing it from its holdings..but can you please confirm that I am correct as it looks to be very hard to remove the oil filter cap as space in that location looks extremely compact. if I am correct, what is the size of the hexagon nut of the cap.

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

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I have a ford focus style 58 1.6 tdci and now every morning usually when I am in a low gear setting off at a junction or when I am accelerating to change up a gear the power cuts out. The car doesn't stall and it is almost impossible to tell that the power has gone as the car just cruises for a while until I realise that there is no power. When I turn the ignition off and on the car seems to work again. I have taken it to a garage and they have confirmed that there are no errors or faults showing and have no idea what it could be. Obviously this is a dangerous thing especially as it always happens when I am taking my son to school. Someone has suggested that it could need a new fuel filter, does this sound like a possibility.

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

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Hi, I'm a bit confused about coolant. I've just bought my first car - a 1999 fiesta finesse 3 door petrol. You make reference in other answers to blue and orange coolant, but mine just looks clear. Does this mean it doesn't have enough antifreeze in it, or could it be clear antifreeze? i.e. are there only two types of antifreeze - blue and orange? Which type of antifreeze should I add, and if it needs to be drained is that something I can just do myself or would it need flushing out or anything? Thanks.

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

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Hi there brill site, My question is: I have a Mar 2006 Galaxy 1.9TDI 130 PS Ghia. when are the servicing intervals i have 33.000 miles on my car and the on board computer is telling me 3rd service now. Butmy maintianance book says servicing periods every 12,500 miles so that means about 37,000 miles for 3rd servicing. I spoke to the guys at out local ford dealership and the mechanics started arguing with each other as they each gave me a different answer?. I had this problem with the first time it required a service according to the on board computer. The dealer said the computer was wrong and switched it off?? Can you please advise me when I require to get my car serviced as I have lost faith in the dealership mechanics here. Thanks

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

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Hi, My 1999 Ford Fiesta 1.25 Zetec has developed a misfire over the last few months. It is worst when the engine is at normal operating temperature and i lose power when accelerating particulary at low speeds. The car is very jumpy when accelerating. It is fine cruising on the motorway. I have had the spark plugs and leads changed and this fixed the problem but not completely. It is now again getting worse and occasionally the car will stall. Any ideas? Thanks

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

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Hi, I have a Fiesta 1.3. My engine overheating light has started to light up after I drive for about 10 minutes or more. I want to change/top up the engine cooler to see if that will fix it but dont know what coolant I should buy and where from. Cab you please advise? Do I think just need to poor the coolant into the chamber or do I need to mix it with water first? Do I first need to drain the chamber or can I just top it up? If I need to drain the chamber, how do I do that? Please advise with instructions. Many thanks.

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

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I have a 56 plate ford focus tdci climate and I am trying to figure out whether some of my dash lights are not functioning. Does this model have a service warning light and a washer bottle fluid warning light. Mine appears to have neither, however someone else I know with the same model on a 55 plate has both. The panel in between the odometer and the rev counter is blank and I was wondering whether this should actually be the location of some lights?

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

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Hello, I have a Fiesta Zetec TDCI 1.4 5 door hatchback. My problem is that one of my break light bulbs have blew. I have found a replacement bulb but i am having trouble finding a screwdriver to fit into the screw head where the lights are. I have used numerous star screwdrivers but i cant get any of them to catch the thread. Is there a specific Ford tool that i need or will I be able to find a screwdriver that could fit? Any help would be extremely grateful. Thank you.

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ASKED 03 Mar 2017

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Hi i hope you can help me, i have just tried to pop the hood of my ford fiesta (2000) 1.3 5 door (old model) and the handle has come off in my hand (i am not that strong either) how difficult is this to fix and is the bonnet secure in the mean time. it was not stiff or causing any difficulty last time i topped up the screen wash in November. The orange plastic handle does not appear to be damaged and i can see the metal wire which i presume should be attached to it. thanks for your help could any garage fix this my nearest ford garage is not that near. vicky moran

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