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Author Topic: Limp mode diagnostics  (Read 1036 times)

Offline bwprice100

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Limp mode diagnostics
« on: May 02, 2018, 02:28:55 PM »
Hi

I have a problem with my 2010 Mk3 Galaxy, it's a diesel automatic.

When I accelerate hard it drops into limp but quickly recovers when the accelerator is backed off.

I've plugged my cheap scanner into the OBDII socket and get the following

https://photos.app.goo.gl/nH3bY4utKL4WgUcU6

But it won't allow me to delve further into the fault code.

Can someone reccomend a code reader that will give me more information, I'm on a tight budget. :)

Thanks Brian

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Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Limp mode diagnostics
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2018, 09:05:32 PM »
PM me your address as I have a modified elm lead for use with forscan etc that you can have (purchased in error)
All you would need to do is download forscan to use it

Offline bwprice100

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Re: Limp mode diagnostics
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2018, 09:13:33 PM »
PM me your address as I have a modified elm lead for use with forscan etc that you can have (purchased in error)
All you would need to do is download forscan to use it
Thanks very much, PM sent

Brian

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Offline bwprice100

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Re: Limp mode diagnostics
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2018, 11:18:39 AM »
Thanks very much, PM sent

Brian

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Just an update on this. Item received and thanks very much.

The problem I am having is getting worse and is pointing to the automatic gearbox.

Just to re-iterate, the car is a 2010 mk3 2litre deisel automatic. The gearbox is the 5 speed version with the internal clutch packs.

Symptons :-

When accelerating up a hill at higher speeds the amber engine or sometimes gearbox fault appears on the dash and the engine drops into limp mode.

When going up a hill at steady revs the the revs hunt up and down by about 300 rpm as if there is a clutch slipping.

When pulling away it is very jerky no matter how easy you apply the throttle.

When doing a hill start or even moving away at slow speed on a steep hill the gear change is extremely jerky.

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I have done some research and it seems to be a common problem with these boxes at mileage above 70000, mine has done 88000.

It would seem that very few companies will overhaul these boxes and those that do will charge the same price as a new box.

I have it booked into my local Ford dealers next week (Days in Neath) for a diagnostic test to see what they find. They are not interested in any symptons, they will only go on what the computer says.

I would like to ask what the group think.

Brian

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Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Limp mode diagnostics
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2018, 05:57:53 PM »
Was you able to plug in and read any fault codes?

Offline bwprice100

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Re: Limp mode diagnostics
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2018, 06:00:04 PM »
Was you able to plug in and read any fault codes?
My local garage did and most of the faults seemed to relate to the transmission.

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Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Limp mode diagnostics
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2018, 11:26:55 PM »
What faults were pulled from the ecu?

 

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