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Title: Engine/transmission overheating
Post by: Leiknes on July 21, 2018, 11:41:18 PM
Hi! I have a big problem with my 2011 Galaxy 2.0 tdci (163 hp).

When its over 23-24 C degrees outside the problem kicks in, especially if I drive hard or with a heavy load. I can drive for maybe 30 minutes before the motor gets really hot. First I feel the heat on my legs while driving and minutes later the gearbox (auto) starts jumping and forcing a slow down. If I dont stop I get the message:
"Limited transmission function".

If I stop and starts the car the message is gone but since the car is still hot it will soon return. If I let the car cool it will all disapear untill it gets hot again. It doesnt leave anything they can find with a commputer. If its colder I can drive for hours with no problem.

The engine-room is so hot it burns toucing any parts, but it doesnt read hot on the dashboard-thermometer.

What have I done?
- The cooling fan is working (but its not going as fast as it should when the car is so hot)
- Theres no visible leak
- Full service on engine and gearbox
- Full troubleshooting by 2 differnt mecanics
- Bought a temp. sensor for the cooling liquid (but havent had the time to change it)

So, what might this be?
Title: Re: Engine/transmission overheating
Post by: mike wilson on July 23, 2018, 10:06:52 AM
Powershift transmission?
Title: Re: Engine/transmission overheating
Post by: Leiknes on July 23, 2018, 02:36:51 PM
Yes. 6 gears
Title: Re: Engine/transmission overheating
Post by: Leiknes on July 23, 2018, 03:09:32 PM
Powershift transmission?

Yes
Title: Re: Engine/transmission overheating
Post by: mike wilson on August 01, 2018, 12:29:07 PM
When you say "full service", did this include the ~250 for a fluid and filter change on the gear box?  Do you have a full service history - changes every 50,000km?

It seems quite common for there to be big issues with the powershift boxes if they are not serviced scrupulously. 
Title: Re: Engine/transmission overheating
Post by: Leiknes on August 01, 2018, 12:57:06 PM
Thanx for responding. Yeah, they went over the whole transmission and changed oil and filter. In norway its s lot more than 250 thou... Closer to 500...

I bought the car from my brother so I know that they didnt have the same problem and that all services are ok and done by Ford.

Im gjetting the coolant temperature sensor changed in a couple of days, hope that will do the trick.
Title: Re: Engine/transmission overheating
Post by: Chrispb on August 01, 2018, 09:44:54 PM
Leiknes  [W4] reminds me of swimming reindeer :)
Title: Re: Engine/transmission overheating
Post by: Leiknes on August 02, 2018, 11:37:55 PM
Leiknes  [W4] reminds me of swimming reindeer :)

Im not familiar with that analogy, but if it means not putting 2 and 2 together youre spot on!
Title: Re: Engine/transmission overheating
Post by: mike wilson on August 03, 2018, 12:22:47 PM
You may find this thread useful - there are numerous other Powershift threads in that category.
https://talkford.com/community/topic/231743-powershift-problems/

I have a copy of the Gertrag manual in pdf format.  Not going to publish it here but happy to email you a copy.  Might take me a day or two to find and I'm going to be out of communication from 12/08 until 29/08.