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post #1 of 4 Old 03-04-2011, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all, first time on a forum, have a 2006 2.0 tdci ghia, have had it for 6 months and have had nothing but trouble with it, from cutting out to hesitation at low speeds. I have had to shell 300 for a 5litre can of fuel additive (you only need 2.5litres at a time)this was after the dashboard message came up saying engine systems latest problem is when travelling at around 70mph there is a vibration through the car, the car drives fine otherwise and at lower speeds.i am getting fed up with the car and the wife moaning about it.[img]smileys/smiley19.gif[/img]please help

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-06-2011, 04:11 AM
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Mine too! Only from cold though. My vibration kicks in just under 70 and stays till about 80ish. I changed the badly worm from brake discs and the vibration has gone. Most likely a badly balanced wheel or really worn disc. The other possibility is an egged tyre, where it's gone out of shape a big egged! Pretty much only happens to dirt cheap foreign brands or after a heavy hit. Also, really unlikely possibility is really badly shot shock absorbers as they can bounce over certain road surfaces if the seals have gone.

I'd start with a good wheel balance. Go for sticky weights, not rim weights, while your at it get the fitter to look at the tyre and check for damage. My wife had a fiesta years ago that had an egged tyre after she hit a fence post that had dropped of a lorry in front. The tread looked fine, but a the middle of the tyre was buldging out.

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-07-2011, 04:15 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for your reply, sounds like we have similar problems, i am due for some new tyres to the rear anyway so i think i will get them changed and get the balancing done at the same time, also i will ask for the stick on weights as you suggest. thanks again and hopefully i can start to enjoy driving my cmax and have a happy wife.[img]smileys/smiley17.gif[/img]

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-10-2011, 10:31 PM
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If the vibration is through the steering wheel it'll be the fronts that need re balancing, if the whole car vibrates it'll be the rears. If that doesn't solve it then yes, i'd start looking at brake discs.


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