Ford C-MAX intermittent problem

2006 Ford C-MAX Problem

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CarFord C-MAX 2.0 TDCi
Year2006
OwnerRay Semmens
Posted08/02/2012
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Hi - just wondered if anyone could shed some light on an intermittent problem I seem to have with My 2006 Ford Focus C-Max 2.0TDCI.

The problem occurs when I start my vehicle from cold and then drive off. If I stopped within a few miles to say, fill up will Diesel - I would return to my car and although it would start up and tick over, I could not rev the vehicle, the turbo would not kicking at all... what I have to do, is to let the engine tick over for around a minute, with an amount of right boot on the accelerator and the turbo would kick in and we are back driving again.

The problem doesn’t happen every time but only now and then - it’s a mystery as to why this is happening... just wondered if the good folk on here can shed some light on the problem.

Kind Regards Ray Semmens
Problem Category
Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss


Solution 1
jota1978 | Driver | Since: Jan 2012 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 377 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Hi Ray, I would go and get it checked on the diagnosic kit first, at least it might bring up a fault code, so you no where to start.


Posted on Wednesday 8th of February 2012
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Solution 2
wiggy4170 | Driver | Since: Jan 2009 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 425 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

is the egr valve sticking ?try giving it a tap on the top of the valve when it wont rev up


Posted on Thursday 9th of February 2012
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Ray Semmens | Driver | Since: Feb 2012 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 1 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Thanks chaps - took it to my local Ford dealer and they put it on the tester ... it appears I have a sticky EGR valve --- good call Wiggy :-)

To replace it, for supply and fit £450 ... problem is intemittent, so i will leave it and see how things go...

Many thanks for the replies

Kind Regards Ray


Posted on Wednesday 22nd of February 2012
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