Ford BA ute (195000K's) 6cylinder. When driving engine light comes on dash and loose power, feels like lost a couple of cylinders. When this happens, I pull car over and turn ignition off. When vehcile is restarted the problem has gone (Most of the time). This problem is intermintent. What would/could be causing this
Country: AustraliaMake: fordModel: 2005 BAYear: 2005Engine: standard 6 cylinder
Nothing, lost on were to start
Hi, it's Glenn here, glad to have you as a JustAnswer customer. I'd like to help you with your question.Before we get going with answers to your question I just require a little more information.Have you noticed an engine misfire at any time?How does the engine run generally? does it start up and idle ok?After you cycle the ignition how long before you get the problem?Does it seem to be worse when the car is at temperature?Cheers Glenn
I have not noticed any misfire in the engine.
The engine starts first time, every time, and idles fine.
This problem does not happen all the time, only intermintantly.
I have drove the vehcile some distance, and not had any problem, so tempature does not seem to be the problem.
I drove only a couple of km on weekend and problem appeared again.
Ok, thanks for the extra detailed information - a great help.Ive just checked my 'common problems list' for the BA and I can't see anything that matches your symptoms.When the Check Engine warning light is on or has been on then this indicates that the car's on board computer (PCM) has detected a fault. There are a multitude of sensors that input data to the PCM. At this point I'd just be throwing guesses at you as to what could be wrong. In most cases it's just a simple sensor issue, or even a wiring harness plug problem. The next step in the path for an accurate diagnosis is the car needs to be connected to a Scan Tool to look at what diagnostic trouble codes have been recorded in the car's on board system's memory during the time that the malfunction was occurring. When the ignition is switched off and back on again that resets the system and if the fault is intermittent the light will not come back on and the car will perform properly. You could go to the Ford dealer for a scan, but all good mechanical shops have up to date scan tools and will charge you modest a fee to carry out the scan. You could make some phone calls to get some prices in your local area.Once we know what code/s are coming up then we will know where to look and what to test.On many cars you can extract the codes manually by causing the check engine light to flash, but that's not possible with the BA models. Let me know what you come up with and I'll be able to come up with an answer for you.Cheers Glenn
Ex Transmission Shop Owner, Driveline Specialist, 30+ years in the Australian Automotive Industry