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Author Topic: Another non-starter after clutch strip.  (Read 2332 times)

Offline mrhiviz

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Re: Another non-starter after clutch strip.
« Reply #50 on: August 02, 2018, 01:10:05 PM »
Fault code 18062.

Checking the small restrictor in the coolant reservoir last night. A bit of coolant dripped out and may have shorted the coolant sensor and caused the fault. Will disconnect  and let it dry out. May be the cause. I just did a 10km trip and it the fault started on the way back. Will investigate.

By hook or by crook we a re going canoeing tonight. I will also be glad to see the back of the spare peugeot 307 estate that a friend has kindly lent us for the last couple of months.

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Re: Another non-starter after clutch strip.
« Reply #51 on: August 02, 2018, 06:21:21 PM »
Probably would have been OK if he'd have had a Renault 4!

When we moved here in 2008. I hadmy freshly (specialist garage) prepared Discovery 1 that I thought would last forever. We had lots of problems on the way down and then a Runaway engine by the time we were 1 hour from our new home. My wife had been driving it and I followed in a 7.5 tonner with all our wordly goods. We had to evacuate the car and atand there in shock whilst it poured out more white smoke than the red arrows. The A71 Motorway ground to a halt. The fire brigade, Gendarmes and Highways people all arrived. The recovery guy arrived and diagnosed head gasket and 1000 quid to do it! I had the AA tow it back to UK and stupidly let the garage buy it off me. If only i'd have knew then what i know now! I'd have that car back tomorrow.

Getting back on topic. Speedo has packed up,Fuel guage keeps dropping to zero and barake warning has come on. Just when you think you are out of the woods :(


Thats usually the engine bay fusebox going into meltdown, you might be able to save it if you resolder the big cables to the clamps (might need to replace the clamps, you will need to have a look).

If you need the fusebox try to pickup the genuine ford or VW one, not the pattern ones as they don't fit so easily (cable to goto the battery on mine was too short and wrong type of terminal as well).

I have a Disco 2 - you'd have probably had to have major work done to the rear chassis/boot floor as they are notorious for problems there, I know mine is getting on now, but the legendary Land Rover reliability has not impressed me!

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Re: Another non-starter after clutch strip.
« Reply #52 on: August 03, 2018, 10:53:09 AM »
Crikey Fusebox looks OK. All the connections look good.  I was hoping I have knocked or misplaced some wiring when messing about with the vacuum hose. I also had a look at the restrictor in the coolant hose and spilt some coolant so I am wondering whether that had an effect.

Fuel gauge is getting intermittent signal and brake warning light keeps coming on and speedo is dead. I wouldn't mind except for the incessant beeping as the faults keep kicking in!!

We still went canoeing yesterday and the clutch and gearbox felt great .Extremely hot today so low profile until later. I hope I can get shot of these gremlins.

I was aware of the rear end problems on the Discos. I would still have one tomorrow. At the moment I have decide to try and keep this Galaxy going for as long as possible as it's so good at everything. The kids are really fond of it as well. It will need some welding underneath doing this year.

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Re: Another non-starter after clutch strip.
« Reply #53 on: August 03, 2018, 11:37:06 AM »
This was an issue with them years ago that ford ended up changing clusters for,first off check the earth down by pedals. But it sounds very much like the issue they used to have,have a google as I am sure it was on watchdog several years back

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Re: Another non-starter after clutch strip.
« Reply #54 on: August 03, 2018, 01:26:04 PM »
Will do. Bizarre it shoud suddenly decide to play up. Bearing in mind I have had main fuse/relay board open for the first time a couple of days ago.

Well, they say it's good to have a hobby.....

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Re: Another non-starter after clutch strip.
« Reply #55 on: August 04, 2018, 09:51:17 AM »
Hi.

Couldn't find earth point near pedals. peeled carpet and removed some panels. All the earth point s higher up look good.

I will take the cluster out today and have a looksie, then follow the wiring harness.

Cheers

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Re: Another non-starter after clutch strip.
« Reply #56 on: August 04, 2018, 09:55:41 AM »
I had a look about and found lots of unsolved info on this issue. Starting with earthing points as suggested and look for dry joints on pcb. There is a particular 0 ohm jumper that can be bypassed/resoldered. Happened to the focus and mondeo. My galaxy should have the later cluster and doesn't have the gearbox sensor, which was supposed to avoid the fault.

Wierd it should happen now. As always I suspect ham fisted tinkering first and foremost.

Cheers

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Re: Another non-starter after clutch strip.
« Reply #57 on: August 05, 2018, 10:41:49 PM »
Which brake warning light are you getting come on? The yellow bulb failure one, the red brake fluid/handbrake one or the abs one?

I've known the boot wiring to cause all manner of weird problems (backlight on dashboard coming on when you press the brakes being one), it might be worth a check there just in case?

If its the brake fluid light bearing in mind you've had the clutch apart how does the fluid level look? might be worth a check the cap is on properly/plugged in correctly as well?

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Re: Another non-starter after clutch strip.
« Reply #58 on: August 07, 2018, 08:31:24 AM »
Hi Brian.

Sorry for delay in replying.

I put more fuel in the tank which has lessened the beeping considerably. (It wasn't empty.)

It is the red brake fluid/handbrake light is on and flashing. I am monitoring the brake fluid and clutch lines and it all seems to be OK. I will check cap again just to be on the safe side. Breake function itself feels good so I'm sure it's a false warning.

(The ABS light has been on for a couple of years as there must be a fault further in from the sensor that was replaced but that's another story!)

This is definitely strangely related to past posts by others with the same fault as Johnny had mentioned. I intend to investigate it fully and post a definitive solution in a new thread. Just don't hold your breath:)

I think I had better sort the flaky driver door wiring next as it is becoming a nuisance and may possibly be related to this issue somehow. I will also look at rear door as, although it mostly works perfectly well. I don't have any foglights or numberplate lights.

Cheers and thanks again for the all the pointers.

L


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Re: Another non-starter after clutch strip.
« Reply #59 on: August 07, 2018, 09:50:50 AM »
It could well be door loom related also as they cause all manner of odd electrical gremlins if shorting across circuits. To rule it in or out you could just unplug at post and see if your fault light issue changes?

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Re: Another non-starter after clutch strip.
« Reply #60 on: August 07, 2018, 10:25:04 AM »
Yes. Good idea. Will have a look later when it cools down. It would be nice to have a speedo but just having the car running is a bit of a bonus!

Cheers

L


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Re: Another non-starter after clutch strip.
« Reply #61 on: August 07, 2018, 06:03:52 PM »
The lack of foglights does suggest the rear hatch loom needs some attention, even if you just get in there now and tape the wires up that would be a start.

It can be things other than the sensors that cause the abs errors (broken reluctor rings or modulator faults), given its flashing I would suspect something more wrong than the fluid level sensor. Not sure if you can do much on VCDS that would help as far as the brakes go, I've never tried personally.

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Re: Another non-starter after clutch strip.
« Reply #62 on: August 13, 2018, 12:44:15 PM »
Sorry for late reply.

I am just going to go start with the drivers door and get that sorted. Strip out the scuttle again in case something i did caused the display issues, then look at the boot hatch wiring. At the moment I am using a phone gps for speedo for our occasional short journeys. 

Oh, and the brake pad warning light  has now kicked in. Pads are new all round this year. Will have a cursory glance later.

I am officially closing this thread for now as I am due to start working on my barn roof. Hopefully when that's done I will have a dry, well lit space to work on the car this winter for the first time ever. Anyways ,it's time to give you guys a rest!!!!

Thanks to all for your excellent assistance. I will be reposting soon, hopefully with some results that others may find useful...

Cheers

L

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Re: Another non-starter after clutch strip.
« Reply #63 on: August 15, 2020, 12:12:18 PM »
Hi All. (Assuming someone actually reads this!)

Two years later after my last post and I am preparing for another MOT/CT (Retest) and I have corrected a fair few faults. The issue with the up and down beeping fuel gauge and non working speedo was simply due to the LH ABS cable coming adrift and getting cut by the brake disc. I found it whilst changing a tyre. Why that would affect the fuel gauge I couldn't say but there you go.

A few niggles to sort and an ABS light to extinguish and it should be OK for another couple of years. I am hoping to treat it like a classic car and keep mending it as the engine is still sweet and only about 150k.

I hope all is well with everyone. stay safe.

L

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Re: Another non-starter after clutch strip.
« Reply #64 on: August 15, 2020, 11:39:48 PM »
Thank u very much for the update, it is always good to know how these things work out in the end

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I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

 

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