UK Ford Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello and Welcome to justanswer...
Hi there...You are right to ask those questions - because thats the root of your problems...
Has anyone said what that code is for exactly ?
the mechanic claims it is for the catalytic converter
have you seen my questions?
Ok - let me just have a look because I cant remember the meaning of every code ;) What is the cars Full reg number?
yes I have yes..
reg no is
great... give me a min to bring up your car..
ok - is this your car ...?
yes it is...
good - another min to look up the code..
this is the code you have - and its meaning....
Now - is the car misfiring / juddering?
juddering a bit....
yes but you said the mech said the cat was at fault - there is more to it than that - and a failed cat wont cause a misfire
what is a misfire?
ok - when you say the mech "fixed it for a few days".. what do you mean / what happened?
I mean the light went off for a few days and came back on..
sorry for all the questions - I have to be sure of whats happening etc
he said not to accelerate at first start of the engine in the mornings but to leave the car staionery for a few mins..
so that the engine runs for a while..
right - so all he did was clear the fault codes which switches the light off - thats not a fix Im afraid -
what sort of garage is this ? ( honest question )
The juddering seems to happen when the car is stationary, I feel the engine hums a bit high..
sometimes when you apply the clutch, it feels the car is about to stall
but it doesnt....
so, what i am saying is i feel the engine is not running as smooth...
I wonder what the misfire is...
Ok... misfire... a misfire -is when the engine is not running on all 4 cyinders - ie, 3 or 4... meaning that the engine runs badly - rough, no power , all the time...
if i changed the coil and bought a new entire exhaust will that solve it?
I dont think from what you say, that it is actually missing - if it were you would have a misfire fault code
oh ok... then i wouldnt say so... it runs fine and has power../!
ok.. so , it has power - but the EML (ight is on ) yes? Is it full / normal power?
yes, the EML light is on..
the engine has full opower..
but consumes fuel
ok good - now we are moving - ruling things out fast..
a lot more these days..
yes - this is your way forward now..
remember the o2 sensor comment re the fault code?
This can be causing all your probems - but first..the connector / wire to the o2 sensor needs careful checking - they are known to burn the wire on the engine / exhaust... or get a bad connection on its plug.
This will - cause what youhave...so that must all be checked first !
OK, ill check that....
If any problems are found - rectify and retry it. The light should go off and stay off.
ok, so if it doesnt work would a new coil and converter to the trick?
If no probems are found - then, the next move is to have the car tested on an mot exhaust gas machine - not a plug in diagnostic machine.
no - forget the coil
ok, I see... I will try that Mike...
The mot test machine will see if the o2 sensor is working or not
I will go to kwik fit for that
Thanks for the advise Mike..
I will come back after xmas with the results..
if the o2 sensor is out of scale ( it should be within the readings off 0.97 - 1.03 ).. if its outside that - fit a new sensor.
how do I let you know the outcome?
hang on a mo...
if fitting the sensor then cures it - then thats that. IF not - , then you need a new cat.
oh I see...
most cat suppliers will not warrant the new cat - if you dont fit a new o2 sensor..so dont fit a cat and not a new sensor. (that way round)
So if you work through it as above - you wil have this sorted ;)
ok, so a new sensor before the cat right?
correct - yes... and be sure to fit a "non universal " type - make sure you get a Bosch or similar.
Thank you soo very much...
Universal ones are cheap - rubbish and dont last .
your help is much appreciated...
No problem at all...
how do i let u know its solved...
Ok - .. if we are done now... Please click the Accept button for me - Thank You ...and if you do need / wish to get back to me after - you can do so just by coming back to this post and use the Reply button - your reply will then come straight back to me .. and Im always happy to help further.... Please note , you need to press the Accept button even if you are a subscriber to justanswer - thank you again.
that can be for more help - or just to let me know you are smiling !
all the best...
No problem at all. Very pleased to have helped.
and all the best to you too ;) Thank you for using myself and justanswer .
(please dont forget the accept - as thats how I get credited for helping you ... Thank you again.