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nightmare this morning, my wife went to start out 2.0 tdci cmax, she swears it wasnt in gear ( but admit it might of been !!!). the car started learched forward and sounded really really rough. aqnd when the engine was turned off appeared to still be running the finally turned off. I then strted it again and sounded rough as if it was getting up to full revs so turned it off again. the next time tried to start it completely dead
. The AA man has tested the starter motor and said it is dead, do you think this is all linked in???? any ideas??? or anything similiar happened to any of you ???? please help, this is stressing me out a bit.....esp as 1 month out of warranty
 

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Sounds a bit odd. If the starter motor was dead then I can't imagine how it managed to start the engine.

Iwould think about what might cause the high revs. I've only had a C-Max for 4 days so this isn't going to be too specific to the C-Max but:

1. The throttle position sensor? Is this faulty and thinking you've got your foot to the floor?
2. Engine management - If it's not the throttle, then something else must be telling it to run fast.

Is there a way of pulling fault codes out of the C-Max somehow?
 

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yep just a single click, just heard back from garage it looks like starter motor gone and the noise could of been from it jamming. so that £200 + vat plus labour (£30), at least it was better than £300 for part only from ford plus god knows what for labour. oh and 2 new tyres for the fornt as well....... happy days. cant believe it was 1 month out of warranty as well, do you think it is worth a letter to ford customer care ??? even though the repair was not carried out by a ford dealer??? i didnt want to take it directly for ford because they said i would have to pay for repair than write a letter ??!!!

thanks for all your help so far
 

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sorry just realised in my rirst post i said it was getting up to full revs....that was a bit of a typo and meant to say wasnt getting up to idling revs !!!!! sorry
 

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Ah, that makes more sense!
 

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Did you not fancy trying to chabge it yourself? I changed one on my old Ford Escort van and it was not to bad even for me!
 
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