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ford: connect t230 90ps yellow engine heat light comes..cuts..restart

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ford connect t230 90ps yellow engine heat light comes on when driving and engine slowly cuts out, turn off ignition and restart and runs again fine
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: UK Ford
Expert:  Gary Robinson replied 7 years ago.

Thank you for your question.

The glow plug warning light will flash or illuminate when the engine management unit (ECU) detects a fault. This fault will have been stored in the ECU's memory and can be retrieved using a suitable code reader. When the light is flashing, the engine is put into a safety mode to prevent any possible damage occuring, this is why you feel a drop in performance. Most garages are equipped to carry out this check nowadays, so I would suggest phoning around for a quote. You do not have to go to a main dealer. The most common faults are faulty cam or crank sensors, but many other things can cause the light to flash, so guessing isn't really a viable option.

I hope this answers your question.

Regards, Gary.

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