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  1. Focus Mk2 General Discussion
    Hi all, I wanted to let people know about a feature I discovered a couple of days ago on my wife's Focus, which also appears on my SMax. Due to Covid, we have been locked down for 9 weeks so haven't driven the cars at all, in fact haven't even opened them. I thought I'd pop out briefly...
  2. Diesel Engines (Mondeo Mk3)
    Hi. Issue: Cold starts result in stalling. By cold I mean anything between 6 and -12 degrees Celsius without heating, or with about 30 minutes Eberspächer. Car fires instantly, but the idle hunts for 1 to 5 seconds and dies. Repeating the process for 10 to 15 times (yes, the battery is...
  3. Diesel Engines (Mk4 Mondeo)
    Hi there again, I am here to obtain as many answers to my problems, so if it is possible, i hope for responses asap :) My mondeo MK4 2.0 tdci Ghia 103 kw 6-gear sedan is starting roughly in lower temperatures. When it's over 20degrees celcium it starts with no problems in one to two turns...
  4. Electrical (Mk4 Mondeo)
    I have a mondeo diesel estate that has started to put the hazard lights on and open the back door when the engine is started this happens about 50% of the time. I have tried disconnecting the battery to reset the computer but it has made no difference. Any ideas?
  5. Diesel Engines (Mondeo Mk3)
    Hi, I have looked for similar threads but can't seem to find anything specific to my issue. I currently have an intermittent fault with my Mk3 ST TDCI, primarily during cold weather. Struggles to start (3-4 attempts) then when it does fire up, immediately cuts out. This can cut out 3-4 times...
  6. Diesel Engines (Mk4 Mondeo)
    Hi I got a 2008 ford Mondeo MK4 2L 140hp TDCI with starting problems. for about a year ago i changed the fuel filter, glowplugs, inlet air temp sensor, air filter. for about the last 3 months i changed the battery to a 800CCA battery new 5w30oil new oil filter. the problem is it won't start...
  7. Ford Galaxy Forum
    I have a Ford Galaxy 1.9tdi, Mk2. I am having intermittent starting/electrical problems. Every so often, maybe a few times a day, sometimes once a week - when I stop the car and remove the key from the ignition - the hazard lights flash. This spells trouble as when this happens and I go to start...
  8. Diesel Engines (Mondeo Mk3)
    Hi Guys, I recently bought this Mondeo, first one I've ever had. I am normally driving Volvo's, BM's, but wanted a change and something cheaper. I have to say i am actually pleasantly surprised. It is comfy and roomy. But where i am stuck is; 1. Struggled with starting in anything from -3 and...
  9. Diesel Engines (Mondeo Mk3)
    Hi guys new to the forum and to owning a ford!!! Mondeo TDCI 2.0 and all going great until recently. When starting I always wait for the glowplugs to go out before starting. However recently as I turn the key after the light has gone out nothing happens. Lights on dash as normal however the...
  10. V6 Petrol Engines (Mk1/Mk2 Mondeo)
    Hello to all readers, I have a v reg 2.5l v6 Mondeo. Started fine this morning but when in car park wouldn't restart. Thought it might have over fuelled ( does so very occasionally ) so tried starting it at full throttle pedal, nothing. Not even a hint of it catching. Called rac and sods law...
  11. 1.8L / 2.0L Duratec Petrol Engines (Mondeo Mk3)
    Hello all, First post - Occasionally my Mondeo 2.0 petrol struggles to start, the battery is new last year (Bosch S4) and I put in new spark plugs in a few months ago. My next suspicion is perhaps the ignition leads, does anyone know what the resistance should be if I measure it? (In 20 Kilo...
  12. Diesel Engines (Mondeo Mk3)
    My mondeo was really difficult to start and took like 5-10Sec to start!!! I have changed the glow plugs and tried to start it and it didnt :( ARGHH !!! When it started up previously the engine made the car really shakey and it would cut off at 4th gear. Im going to get it plugged into a...
  13. Diesel Engines (Mondeo Mk3)
    Hi guys, 56 plate Mondeo tdci duratorq engine is struggling to start, All electrics are fine, replaced heater plugs last week, all were working. Took No. 4 heater plug out to check and it was covered in oil, all the others were fine, and all 4 ere working. Could it be the head gasket is away, or...
  14. 1.6L to 2.0L Zetec Engines (Mk1/Mk2 Mondeo)
    I have a 1994 Ford Mondeo Mk1. Recently it has become difficult to start. Previously it would start on the first turn of the engine. Now it requires 2-5 long bursts of starter. Sometimes it will catch and immediately die. Once it has started it's generally ok, except I have had once case of it...
  15. Diesel Engines (Mondeo Mk3)
    Hi All, First post here - please be gentle! I've got a 2003 Ford Mondeo TDCi estate, Ghia X. History: I bought the car at auction (I know!) with a couple of known problems - the fuel pump had a leak, the rear shock absorbers were gone, and the exhaust was insecure. I serviced it, and had the...
  16. Diesel Engines (Mk4 Mondeo)
    Hello, I have the 140 bhp tdci Estate mk4 on a 57 plate Since buying the car it has had an intermittent issue with starting, every attempt to start the car just has 10 seconds of cranking over and then nothing, or a few seconds of cranking and then instantly dying. It always starts straight...
  17. Diesel Engines (Mondeo Mk3)
    Hi All, Since having a new exhaust fitted last week, the car had been juddering at low rev shortly after start up. Similar problems today, but a had 3 short journeys (a couple of hours apart) before I returned to the car again and found it would not start. The battery seems fine and the...
  18. Ford S-Max Forum
    Hi, Our S-Max 2008 2.2 d has become incredibly hard to start, for several days but only after being driven in the rain. Sometimes the starter needs to be turning for more than 1 minute, and sometimes it can take several attempts. however in spells of good weather, it seems to be fine. It's as...
  19. Electrical (Mk3 Mondeo)
    hi i have a 2l tdci 115 mondeo mk3 52 reg 77,000 miles and over the past 4 weeks it sometimes will not start just click like the battery is dead it will bump start no problems and it will be ok for a few days all the dash spins round i have had the battery tested and the alternator all fine i...
  20. Diesel Engines (Mk4 Mondeo)
    Hello... I am new to this forum and diesel engines, so be gentle. I recently bought a 59K miles 2008 1.8 tdci Mondeo est. All fine until last week, will turn car over, starts first/second time with no drama. I generally drive about 500 yds, turn the engine off and walk my son to school. When I...
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