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Thread: ford focus TDCI spark plug light

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    Default ford focus TDCI spark plug light

    i have a ford focus TDCI 1.8 diesel and the spark plug light( i think as my owners manuel is in spanish) flashed a few times and the engine died. it started immediately afterwards, but as it is all spanish i don't know why it did this and what do do about it.
    thanks
    roy

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    was it the glow plug light (being a diesel) or the engine management?

    has the fuel filter been changed recently?

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    dont they have an injector light that looks like a spark plug or am i thinking renult

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    yes it was the glow plug light, it flashed a few times while driving and the engine stopped, it started straight afterwards, i have just bought the car and it will be serviced soon

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    Default ford focus diesel won't start

    The same happened to my ford focus did this the other day, but won't start again. Did you find the problem with yours?

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    no, mine always starts afterwards, and since a full service doesn't seem to have the problem

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    Default glow plug light flashing

    usually this means you have water in fuelfilter!should be a drain on bottom of filter/canister.use small container under to catch water/deisel.then some have small plunger/pump ontop of filter/canister,pump that a few times.that usually does the trick.good luck.hope this helps.

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    I have had ongoing problems since February this year and so far no joy.. My 1.8 TDCI Focus lives at the local ford dealer comming home for brief holidays of usualy two to three weeks... It refuses to start, glow plugs have been changed, engine temp sensor, glow plug relay, ECU and lastly the starter......
    yesterday it died on the M6 with the glow plug light flashing, right in front of the RAC control room... back to the dealer again....

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    Hi,

    I've heard of similar problems actually; my mate had a Focus TDCi with exactly the same thing.

    You could always try http://www.tdciforum.co.uk there's lots of specific information on there!

    JP

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    The dealer told me last night that they think the ECU is faulty, again, but Ford are sending their own tech to check it out.... It'll never be reliable, I think they are just clutching at straws

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