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Gallagher99, Ford senior technician
Category: UK Car
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2012 galaxy 2.0L Titanium 163 tdi running rough when

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2012 galaxy 2.0L Titanium 163 tdi running rough when accelerate
JA: Have you metered out the ignition system?
Customer: Wgat does that mean ?
JA: What is the model of your '12 Ford?
Customer: Galaxt Titanium 163 bhp
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Ford garage stuck on rig but no erors
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Nope
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 8 months ago.
Hi there good evening to you and Iam sorry for the delayed response
My name is ***** ***** I would be happy to assist you tonightOk is there any warning lights on or malfunction messages on dashWhen you say running rough does the vehicle idle okBut hesitates when accelerating
What has been replaced thus far to resolve issueKindest regards ***** *****
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Hi Brian.
No warning lights or malfunction messages given.
Engine idles OK but sounds a bit "thumpy" particularly with a cold start.
When driving off in any gear the engine starts to stall/ shudder if accelerate too hard.
Can keep the shuddering at a minimum if accelerate very gently.
Car has done 220,000 miles but has just had a Ford main dealer major service .. whilst there was put on diagnostics but they did not see any problem.
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 8 months ago.

Hi there good morning to you

Ok does the vehicle shudder/vibrate at idle or is this only on acceleration

is the vehicle holding back on power /hesitating or is the vehicle vibrating /shuddering /wobbling to speak

regards ***** *****


Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Vehicle does not shudder on idle and very little if anything in 1/2nd gear. However 3rd gear to 6th = shudder when accelerating. Can increase the vibrration / shudder of acceleate harder. If hold revs at any gear the shudder goes away ie can coast without problem but obviously need to get to a certain speed beforehand. Power appears to be OK even when shuddering ... may be some loss due to the vibration.
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 8 months ago.

Hi there thanks

Ok there is a few things that can cause your concern (obviously it is easier to diagnose if I could drive the vehicle)

Does vehicle speed impact the shudder or do you feel it's more rev related

Is it more noticeable unde light or hard acceleration

Regards ***** *****


Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Think it is more rev related with the vibration more acute with hard acceleration. Worse at early /cold start than when the engine has warmed up a bit.