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Thread: Ford Focus - Engine Malfunction message>?

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    Default Ford Focus - Engine Malfunction message>?

    Hi there am posting on behalf of my boyfriend who is not at a PC at the moment. He took his Ford Focus for a hand wash and too have his 2 front tyres changed for new ones. Since coming back the dashboard is flashing up with Engine Malfunction! Does anyone think this might have someting to do with water in the engine or something?>

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    Could be but ideally a scan for fault codes would the first thing to do to see what code/codes are causing the light to come on.

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    Thanks Sussex, turns out the car is only working on 3 cylinders instead of 4, someting to do with the coil.. just a girl haha!

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    If it is the coil make sure you do not drive/start the car with it misfiring, running this vehicle with a misfire can 'spike the ecu' which is very expensive to repair

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    Thanks Shaun!

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    Ahhh you didn't say it was miss-firing in your first post It could just be coincidence-it is not unknown for the coil packs to fail on these vehicles. As above you need to get it checked out to confirm what the problem is as if it is a coil these can spike the coil drivers in the ECU.

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