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Ute was serviced in port hedland, as my boss drove it back to our exploration camp a couple of hours into yhe drive the engine light came on and he lost power engine would only do 40kmh, he switched it off for few minutes then drove on another few hours without problem, since then it has done this again a couple of times. yesterday i noticed a loose batterry terminal, tightened it and went for a drive for few hours without problem, could it have been that simple?

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  • clinton woods Apr 23, 2013

    thanks mate, how do i run fault codes? do i have to go to mechanic?


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It is possible that would be the fault. The cpu runs from the alternator and unless it is charging the battery the intermittent contact would cause the cpu to turn on and off. Run fault codes to be sure.

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  • Bill Boyd Apr 23, 2013

    Dealers have to correct machine to run fault codes but any Toyota mechanic will know how to read the codes . You can buy a digital light specifically designed to read codes form the connector installed for the purpose and if you have a Toyota workshop manual it is not hard to do yourself.


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This is one of them faults thats very difficult to diagnose but if what you say is right then i would change the drivers door lock ,they are repairable as they are a sealed unit on these cars,but i did have a similar problem with a petrol version on one of the first models of these cars about a 99 or 2000 as i remember and it would play up just like this ,open and close the door lock with key three times and it started.then be ok for a week then not start again so i had the key man down with his programmer and he checked it out for the key remote and found nothing wrong with either the master or the spare key and he said try changing the door lock because he had this problem before with other ford focus models and mondeos .Change the lock and it was ok for a week but the owner sold the car for a new car on the scrappage scheme so i never did find out it was ok after that

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