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I recently bought private sale a ford cmax 07 auto petrol 2l with only 53000 miles on the clock. After owning it a week it started coming up with fault lights, they would flash on and off so quickly I couldnt remember them all but the power would drop and the radio would quieten then it would all come back on again and be fine. Then it intermittently wouldn't start, like no power, it wouldn't turn over or anything. A mechanic thought it might be the sensors and took a look for corrosion but said they were all fine. The AA man who came out once said it was likely the immobiliser so I stopped locking the car. Today it flashed up its usual warnings but this time they wouldn't go, I stopped at a local shop left the car unlocked but it just wont start, the brake pedal wont depress and theres zero, nothing at all coming from the car. Any idea if this is one fault or several? Or what could be causing it? I cant take it back it was a sold as seen but I am just about ready to dump it!
 

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The dash pod gives problems on these with faulty solder joints, sometimes a smart smack with your hand on the top can frighten it back to life for a while. The fuseboard below the dash on passenger side footwell can have the plugs work loose where people kick the plugs, check they are all clipped in properly. You need apart from that to get someone or a garage to read the codes being stored. Good luck!
 

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The dash pod gives problems on these with faulty solder joints, sometimes a smart smack with your hand on the top can frighten it back to life for a while. The fuseboard below the dash on passenger side footwell can have the plugs work loose where people kick the plugs, check they are all clipped in properly. You need apart from that to get someone or a garage to read the codes being stored. Good luck!

Thank you so much, funnily enough my mechanic had said about doing that tap on the top and it did work temporarily. I met my mechanic back at the car and it started straight away but had a LOT of fault codes. He says its got to be sent somewhere and he needed a list of the codes, said it would be gone around a week. It sounds like he is looking in the right area with something being faulty under the dash?

Thanks so much, it sounds like a costly fix but it's got to be done.
 

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Well If it is the clocks need resoldering its not going to break the bank FORD FOCUS,C-MAX INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DASH SPEEDO CLOCKS 2004-11 REPAIR SERVICE | eBay
Thats just 1 firm I found with a quick search. £55 with something for insured delivery and returned within a week.
What you need to be aware of is the auto gearbox on these is well known for failing & is not a cost worthy repair ££££
They need regular specialist servicing and I think the service kit is at least £150 so often gets ignored which leads to early fails. Check if the service book has it listed as done at 30k I think thats the first service point on the auto box.
Also has the cam belt been done, 10yrs or 110k is the interval, ignore at your peril.
Sorry to be the bearer of doom but buying a 53k auto car from 2007 has its pitfalls.
Fix the no starting fault, get the codes cleared & read to see if anything else is lurking then consider if its in your interest to spend a few hundred on stuff above or if it was cheaap enough just drive it until it busts.
 

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Well If it is the clocks need resoldering its not going to break the bank FORD FOCUS,C-MAX INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DASH SPEEDO CLOCKS 2004-11 REPAIR SERVICE | eBay
Thats just 1 firm I found with a quick search. £55 with something for insured delivery and returned within a week.
What you need to be aware of is the auto gearbox on these is well known for failing & is not a cost worthy repair ££££
They need regular specialist servicing and I think the service kit is at least £150 so often gets ignored which leads to early fails. Check if the service book has it listed as done at 30k I think thats the first service point on the auto box.
Also has the cam belt been done, 10yrs or 110k is the interval, ignore at your peril.
Sorry to be the bearer of doom but buying a 53k auto car from 2007 has its pitfalls.
Fix the no starting fault, get the codes cleared & read to see if anything else is lurking then consider if its in your interest to spend a few hundred on stuff above or if it was cheaap enough just drive it until it busts.
07 will be torque converter auto not the Powershift or CVT (thats the 1.6 tdci). Should be good for many miles. I should think the fuel consumption is terrible though.
 
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