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Ford mondeo diesel 130hp 2 litre keeps cutting out. 2003 model

FORD MONDEO DIESEL 2003 130hp 2 litre keeps cutting out. Not showing up a problem on a diagnostic thingy! Drove 35 miles the other day so car was warm. came up to a bend put my foot on clutch to drop down a gear (so was probably idling a bit) and car cut out, lost all power steering etc. would restart after a minute or so, it then didn't do it for a few days. Then went to work, after about 5 miles was going up a slight hill, changing downgear as was in slow moving traffic, car cut out and car behind nearly hit me! restarted after a minute or so. The same day went out at lunch time, came down a steep hill to traffic lights, stopped at lights when i then went to pull away from lights got in to poss 3rd gear going round the bend from lights car cut out again. this time would not restart and coil light was flashing but wouldn't restart. Was eventually towed away on a AA truck. Taken to garage. Garage can now not got car to fault! I know this has a problem and it is very scarey when everything cuts out and you are stuck in traffic or late at night when on my own. (a woman.) Any idea's on what this could be please.
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  • stephanie96 Jan 14, 2009

    I had the cam sensor changed on Monday as advised by 2 of the others. Touch wood it has bben OK for the last 2 days so I am hoping this has solved the problem. Should it re occur I will of course take your advise. Thank you for answering my query.

    Steff

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    ihave the same problem with my 2003 mondeo lx estate when my car cuts out my battery light and my oil light stay on and my coil light flashes.After a while it starts ok but then cuts out a little while later scary when you have the kids in the car would appreciate any advice.



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    Chrissy williams Nov 25, 2013

    my mondeo won't start without easy start, and then it cuts out when going up hills or a slight rise in the road. we have changed the cam and krank sensor's, we have cleaned out the EGR valve, changed the glow plugs, the code P0251 appears on the diagnostic meter, what can we do to fix this proble?

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Sounds like injectors or injector pump

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I have a 51 plate diesel have a problem where it wont start ,it turns over if i leave it a while it then starts .recently it would not start at all had new fuel pump fitted was ok for a few hours then same problem the AA came out did all the usual checks then towed me to a ford garage the glow plug light is now flashig so the AA man says the code is a imoboliser fault but he thinks its a cam sensor any help thanks

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I think you have a fuel pressure problem on your fuel rail get them to do a fuel pressure check most ford dealers can not do this so find yourself reputable diesel specailist

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