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Old 05-26-2010, 10:05 AM   #1
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focus 1.8 tdci cutting out while driving

hi if anyone can help my 53 focus keeps cutting while im driving so i have to keep restarting it while cruising along, ive just had the fuel pump overhauled at the cost of 900 and its still cutting out but now it only seems to cut out at around 70mph plus..... any ideas?????


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hi if anyone can help my 53 focus keeps cutting while im driving so i have to keep restarting it while cruising along, ive just had the fuel pump overhauled at the cost of 900 and its still cutting out but now it only seems to cut out at around 70mph plus..... any ideas?????
what do you mean by fuel pump overhauled? that amount of money is crowding the $2000 mark, wouldn't it have been way cheaper to just get a new one?

and how are the injectors/fuel filter?
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they stripped it out and sent it away to be stripped tested and rebuilt they stripped the injectors and changed the fuel filter
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Posted via FF MobileThat's a major repair on the offchance it might solve the problem. Fuel starvation is the most likely cause. Check for air leaks on the supply side from tank to pump.
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what do you mean by fuel pump overhauled? that amount of money is crowding the $2000 mark, wouldn't it have been way cheaper to just get a new one?

and how are the injectors/fuel filter?
Diesel fuel pumps are more expensive.
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Diesel fuel pumps are more expensive.
Well- this is true- but it does not help his problem. There must have been a history of faults that prompted the OP to have the pump rebuilt. It has cost a lot of money, probably 2/3 the price of a new pump and still not solved his issues. Let's put our thinking caps on and try and help. My money's on air being drawn in on the inlet to the pump.
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UPDATE: A quick Google search has revealed a known issue with the fuel sender unit in the fuel tank. Look here:
http://www.rac.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=1446
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Well- this is true- but it does not help his problem. There must have been a history of faults that prompted the OP to have the pump rebuilt. It has cost a lot of money, probably 2/3 the price of a new pump and still not solved his issues. Let's put our thinking caps on and try and help. My money's on air being drawn in on the inlet to the pump.
Thanks for beating me up!! I'd help if I could, but my knowledge of diesels is limited. I'd learn more if Ford NA would sell a freaking small turbo diesel here, but I'm not about to give advice when I don't know diddly. I tried repairing a Volvo diesel (VW design but 6 cyl), but mice had eaten the wiring so much that I was literally spending all my time searching down where wires might go. I gave up and sold it to someone who wanted to put a V8 in it.

I would like to add that I'm VERY glad that we have more Euro and UK members on here willing to share advice on vehicles that we don't have much knowledge with. I've always felt bad for non NA members who needed help and there just weren't many people who could give it. Thanks for your input.
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Sorry whynothinkwhynot- didn't mean it to sound like I was having a go at you. No malice intended. Being a diesel owner myself I have knowledge of many of the problems that can afflict them and like many others on this Forum, try and share this when I can. Best wishes from the other side of the pond.
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right i took it back to the garage today because it start cutting out in neutral when i rev it up to about 4000 revs so he looked at the 2 flexie pipes from the intercooler were expanding when i rev'd it and he came up with the idea its the exhaust maybe the cat is restricting the air flow causing it to cut so as anyone hear of this before i go out and a lot more money???????????
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