Re: Engine warning light
"Alan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> United Kingdom, Ford Focus 1.6i, 2001, manual transmission, 39K miles.
> Today my engine warning light came on accompanied by a very rough
> The engines attempts to maintain tick over revs, but feels lumpy as if
> one or more cylinders are not firing correctly
> All the obvious were immediately checked , fuel and all fluid levels
> okay etc. Temperature gauge not above normal.
> On gentle execration the car hesitates but is derivable - I nursed it
> home at 20/25 mph
> I have a cheap OBDII reader and this gives the error codes
> Fuel and Air Metering
> Code 0181 - Fuel Temperature Sensor A Circuit Range/Performance
> Code 0761 - Shift Solenoid C Performance or Stuck Off
> I suspect that the transmission warning is bogus (unless someone knows
> different) - the car has manual gearbox.
> Would a failure of the fuel temperature sensor cause this type of fault?
> Does anyone know where it is located?
> Is it part of some other sensor/control?
Given that you are getting spurious fault codes (no fuel temp sensor on a
petrol, and definately no shift soloniod on a manual box) and a severe
misfire, i'll bet my lower ball that your coil pack has thrown the towel in
and is spiking the ECU .
Fairly to very common on the 1.6. (though not as common as if it were a
Peugeot / Renault / VAG!)