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bodger

Ford Transit Connect?

My Ford Transit Connect ( diesel) had a funny turn this morning, I'm hoping that some of you might have an idea what the beast was playing at.
I'd gone about five miles and was doing around 60mph when all of a sudden I lost power. The engine didn't cut out but there wasn't any response to my foot on the accelerator.
I managed to coast into a gateway and stop safely. The engine was still running smoothly but there still wasn't any response to accelerator pressure. I noticed that the orange worm was showing on the dash along with a red light. I switched the ignition off and restarted the car and it was as though there'd never been a problem and I was able to drive home without a hitch.
My big worry is that I'd planned at one stage, to go up the M6 today to buy some ducks. Thank God, i've put my trip off until next Saturday, the thought of losing power like that on the motorway is somewhat unnerving. Any ideas?
I obviously need to get things sorted before the weekend.
12Bore

Do you mean the glow plug light?
Which red light?
bodger

Yup the glow plug. I don't know about the red light but it wasn't the oil can one.
12Bore

http://passionford.com/forum/tech...shing-glow-plug-light-help-2.html
Woodsmoke

I've actually heard of this issue before! The TDCi system is so complex that the symptoms can be from a number of causes...........one of the more common ones apparently, is the failure of the throttle pedal wiper on the position sensor. If the sensor is worn, the ECU gets a dodgy signal & immediately limits the engine to idle until it's reset. Might be worth having a look at replacing the throttle pedal before paying for a dealership diagnostic?
Jakey

The throttle pedal is effectively a variable resistor, sending a  signal to the ecu.
If this wears, the ecu throws a strop, consequently the fuel delivery goes out of whack!
It's a common problem on all the transit range.
Don't be tempted to buy a second hand pedal assembly.
12Bore

Seems to be the most common cause.  
Woodsmoke

Ain't we clever?    
12Bore

Is there nothing that the Internet cannot diagnose?
Woodsmoke

   
sod

   
bodger

Thanks boys.
I've got the car booked in for a diagnostic test but I'll get on to the garage and get them to replace the said little piece.
bodger

A new pedal required.
Woodsmoke

Damn, I'm good!      
12Bore

GIYF  
Woodsmoke

How very dare you      
12Bore

 
bodger

Tight schedule. The parts COULD be in for noon tomorrow but I have to pick Kaz up from work at 4.00pm in the van and then we're off to the Midlands to visit the two mums.
Saturday afternoon will see me going up the M6 to Preston to pick up some ducks and for some strange reason, Karen insists that we take the van and wont even consider having a dozen shitting quackers in her car. I can't understand it.
Digindeep

bodger wrote:
Tight schedule. The parts COULD be in for noon tomorrow but I have to pick Kaz up from work at 4.00pm in the van and then we're off to the Midlands to visit the two mums.
Saturday afternoon will see me going up the M6 to Preston to pick up some ducks and for some strange reason, Karen insists that we take the van and wont even consider having a dozen shitting quackers in her car. I can't understand it.


What you like....?      
bodger

Picked the van up in time and the Mrs.  The total bill for the repair was a 161.00
Woodsmoke

What was the diagnosis?
bodger

New pedal
12Bore

That sounds like a surprisingly reasonable price!
Woodsmoke

And just reinforces how bdooly clever I am      
12Bore

 
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