Ford Focus engine management problem

Sudden illumination of all panel warning lights. Loss of forward motion. Engine still running/idling but not responding to accelerator pedal. Odometer displaying al dashes - no numbers. Engine eventually can be restarted but problem re-occurs intermittently. Local Ford dealer has had car for past ten days; found nothing to positively define cause of problem.

Asked on 26 August 2012 by Topcat73

Answered by Alan Ross
Well we would have thought that the dealer would have completed a diagnostic check on the engine? And having done so come up with a fault code. Have they tried that and what code/s did they come up with?

All the checks we would suggest should have been done by the dealer - ie fuel filter, air filter, glow plug module, ECT (engine coolant temp sensor). injector check, EGR (exhaust gas recycling solenoid), ECU programming, MAF (mass air flow sensor) APP (accelerator pedal Position sensor).

You may want to ask them to list what it is they have done over the last 10 days as we would have expected them to identify the fault in this time.

Other than that you may want to find a diagnostic specialist who has the correct software for your model and get them to check it.
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