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Hi peeps yesterday i was driving my cmax pulled up to some traffic light's waited them to go green and when they did the car had no power at all i tried to pull away but it just crawled, so when i managed to pull over i put my foot on the gas but was only getting like 1500 revs so i switched the engine off and restarted it then it was back to normal and the car ran the way it should of . I ain't got a clue but advice would be great many thx jim
 

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Sorry for this post just was not looking hard enough think i have found the problem ignore my stupidness
 

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Please share the thoughts as to what you feel was the reason. It may greatly help somebody else who has similar circumstances
 

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My car is currently in the garage with the same symptoms, power loss at lower revs when pulling away.

Everyone initially talked about it being an EGR valve fault; however, anextremely reliable mechanic (so i'm told)with fordfor 25 years has said that it is the fuel injectors that are the problem. These are currently being changed (not sure which ones) at the expense of the garage I bought the car.

I'm sure that there are other problems that give simillar problems, but may be worth consideringwhat i've been told.

Hope you get it sorted!
 

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Did he / the garage happen to say what the problem with the injectors actually was and if they had any indication that any of the diagnosis equipment should detect?
 

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Richard,

I'm afraid that the explanation given to me by the dealer was rather brief. Not sure what the report from the diagnostics was. From the sounds of what the dealer said, the diagnosis was given by the mechanic, and not the computer.

Going tocall the Ford garage today where I am told the car is and seeif they have any updates. Just want it back, our courtesy car is returning about 22mpg, drives like a tank, and makes my feel sick! Maybe a slight exaggeration there but missing the c-max!

Cheers
Andrew
 

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Just spoke direct with the garage. The mechanic tells me that there are 2 faulty valves in the diesel fuel pump and that they have sent them away to a specialist to get fixed, should be ready by the weekend!
 

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Not a usual fault I agree
I wonder if the fuel rail pressure switch gave an error code
 

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Hiya Our ford cmax 1600 diesel 04 reg is having a few probs. While driving along and going to accelerate the car has no power response from pressing the accelerator down. The only way to rectify this is to pull over and turn everything off, wait ten mins and then restart. Car is fine then continues journey and pulls away no prob. This has happened three times since xmas twice on the motorway. Have seen a couple of similar experiences on the blog - we will have to get this booked in as dangerous but any help or advice on the diagnostic of it would be appreciated. Cheers
 

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Hi Folks

My 57 plate 1.6TDCI, with 56,000 miles driven has just started to have the same problem too. If i stop at traffic lights and then pull away, if i put my foot down, the engine just loses power and cuts out. The rev counter doesn't drop to zero straight away, but there's just nothing there! If i accelerate gently, it's ok as long as I keep the revs below 3000rpm, then there's just a slight hesitation but will drive along at 70 mph no problem, no cut outs. Any idea what's causing this peeps?
In several posts, there seems to be reference to the EGR valve and that it can cause this kind of problem, but where the hell is it on this engine, at the back of the engine under the bulkhead maybe? I do a 100 mile motorway round trip 5 days a week, so it's not due to short journeys, i don't think.
I will be booking this in at my local dealer obviously, but after reading some of the stories on here, I would at least like to know what it could be. I like this car and this is the first time it's had a real problem.
 

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the EGR is normally the first major component after the exhaust manifold so follow the exhaust pipe back
 

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Hi Locknut
Thanks for replying nice to hear - reading this site there does seem quite a few people with probs like ours. We have booked ours in at the local Ford place for Thurs so I will keep you posted as to the outcome. I too really love our car and I did wonder if it was something to do with the fact that its diesel and I do a lot of short journeys in the week. However you have dispelled that myth if you do long journeys and its happened to you. Do be careful it happened to us on the motorway and its dangerous please do take care. You re right reading up there seems a lot written about this EGR valve we aint mechanics unfortunately and know little about cars - so we shall have to pay and hopefully get it sorted - although some peeps on this site don't seem to have had theirs fixed even after a new valve fitted etc. so its a worry. Thanks again have a good day and hope you get sorted. Sue B
 

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I've had my 04 tdci cvt auto for nearly 3 years, and this is becomming an ever increasing problem, and to my knowledge there is no definite fix to resolve the problem.
Ford technical have even suggested to my local dealer that I need a replacement engine, which is complete and utter tosh.
There is a serious design flaw somewhere, and Ford are not in the slightest bit interested in finding a solution.
Sometimes (usually in the summer) the car can go for many months without causing me to pull over turn the ignition off and reset whatever component/sensor has invoked limp-home mode.

It really is the bain of my life, and as a result I will never buy another tdci, whether manual or auto!
 

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Oops, just noticed this thread is for the "all new c-max", but just goes to show that the "all new one" is just as bad as the original one!
 

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Hiya Limp-mode - Thanks for the post - sorry you have had such problems too. Ours isn't a new cmax its 04 reg. You are right when you say that this sounds a real problem with cmaxs' and reading up on this site I do not hold out any hope that after spending a fortune at Ford tomorrow and being so called fixed that it will be. It is wierdthough there are a lot of us and will be interesting what they replace/tell us about our car. Its dangerous though which is the main worry especially on the motorways and it suddenly goes into limp mode and all of us need to get this problem/fault sorted. I reckon we should all get together on this in writing to Ford?Mind you if you have had no joy but could be strength in numbers? Anyhow for now I will post outcome when ours is looked at and in the meantime you take care
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Hi Sue B, I wouldn't hold out getting very far with Ford direct, we need to pursue this through a programme such as Watchdog as I'm sure bad publicity is more likely to get a response!

The reliability of these cars is truly shocking, and I'm sorry to hear yeat another C-max owner is in the same boat.
 

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It does pain me to hear about all your problems, it reflects the service, skills, product knowledge, training and general common sense of the dealership/technician dealing with your issues!
Although, fortunately for me, what with the CAN system, one totally unrelated fault which will not rear it's head will have a drastic affect on another totally unrelated system! EG, my ex apprentice had a customers car who's front wipers refused to function, the cause? An alarm horn!!
Unfortunately for all of you though, you spend lots of hard earned £'s to have a fault code cleared and the offending item replaced, only for the same or another fault to occur!
 

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Hiya Got Max back Sat am Ford kept it two days. Apparently loads of faults showed up on computer - they replaced the mass? air flow sensor that apparently was very clogged up and took it for a drive. Then stuck it back on the computer and the faults disappeared! Amazing LOL - anyway at least the annoying petrol low indicator doesn't keep coming on anymore every time we start it up! (even with a full tank this was always happening). No charge anyway which was great - but have they cured or found the problem with the accelerator? They don't know is the answer at least an honest one and have just told us to take it back if we have any more probs. They apparently cannot find anything else wrong with the car. So we'll see - I have been stuck in so much traffic today unlikely and have had a puncture. Ha ha new tyre £135 at kwikfit so serves me right for not having to pay Ford. Probably picked up the screw in the tyre whilst it was in there! Sorry this info is probably of no use at all but I will let you know if and when the old max goes into limp mode again which I have a feeling it will. All the best and its nice to have the car back though- no expert but the Kia doesn't have the same drive somehow. Night night.
 

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£135 for a tyre?
You could have saved £`s by going to
www.etyres.co.uk
They would have come out to you either at home or work.
I`ve used the Walsall guy twice now & he`s been brilliant.
MM
 

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Dear MetalMicky Thanks for that its not wot you know who you know and in the future I will try them. I thought it was very dear but its all time - I will keep a note of them.
While on (not being an old granny) the upholstery inside our cmax is atrocious. The water stains on the seats are terrible - I did buy some proper cleaning stuff from Halfords last year no good and I did even write to Ford when we hadn't had the car long but had no joy. What do you use out there to clean the seats? I think the upholstery is poor anyway in my old escort even after 15 yrs old the upholstery was like brand new, not a stain/mark anywhere and two of my kids suffered terrible with car sickness when they were little so you can imagine what we had to clean up - no marks left. I have tried the usual vanish, 1001 etc any advice would be appreciated. Thanks again for your reply Micky all the best.
 
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