- Car engine light ford focus
What one is it? If it’s the 1.8 TDDI, then engine light means basically anything at all, the diagnostics are terrible. Ford dealer insisted there was a fault in the cam sensor it doesn’t have.
Whereabouts are you? My code reader’ll do 1st gens I think, though it might not tell you a lot.Posted 4 years ago
Cougar – Moderator
Squeal is probably a slipping belt.
You need to get it plugged into an OBD reader, it’ll tell you what’s going on.
I got the ABS light on constantly on my Corolla recently but it was merely dirt sticking to the fluid reservior where the sensor is located. Poked it a bit with paper clip to make sure it’s unstuck, now everything is normal again. But I would not advise you to do so.Posted 4 years ago
tails – Member
I’m based near Cambridge. Will any garage have an OBD reader, as I trust mechanics as much as I trust recruitment agents.
Some cowboys would probably need you to change the whole engine …
Try this to search for reliable garages but take it with a pinch of salt.Posted 4 years ago
So I bought one and it scans and the says link error. What will a garage do or is there another connection I can use? I’m slightly concerned as one of the main selling points is that they can delete all error codes, I’m worried the last chap deleted all error codes before selling the car.Posted 4 years agotishSubscriber
Depending on the year, they have a self diagnostic program on them.Posted 4 years ago
Have a read here it may help.
I have read it thanks. In fact it’s pinned up on the wall next to the MOT computer in work.
Could you highlight where it says an engine management light being on is now a fail, I may have missed it.
To be fair, I’m not sure he claimed that one specifically. It was a more general statement of fact.
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Aye, it still ought to pass the emissions test but the de-cat’s a fail now in its own right if it’s noticed. OTOH you can only see that it’s missing from exactly one place, with a torch, so it’s probably not that likely. We shall see…
Still got the cat but it’s a knuckle-ripper getting it in and out.Posted 4 years agoanjsMember
I hope its not a 1.6 diesel, friend of mine has just had this problem on a 55 plate. Turns out there is a big problem with the oil supply to the turbo. The supply pipe get blocked as the engine gets clogged up with carbon deposits. this causes the turbo to fail and most often requires a whole new engine as well.Posted 4 years agohoraMember
it squeals when I start the car for 30 secs or until I move off.
Are you still driving round or have you actually gone into a garage?
**** mucking about with readers, if my engine light was on and there was a noise from the engine it wouldn’t be driven/would be with a mechanic.
I had a shriek-sound from a Focus on set off, it was the clutch release bearing however there was no engine light lit.Posted 4 years ago
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