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    Posted: 15 May 2013 at 1:13pm
Help.
 
Now that the weather has warmed up a bit I seem to have got an old problem back.
 
When driving in 2nd or 3rd gear at around 2000 rpm there seems to be a point when the car hesitates.
 
If you lift off the accelerator or depress it the fault goes away but just cruising at 2000rpm the car judders as if it doesnt know what to do accelerate or slow down.
 
It might happen in other gears such as 4th or 5th but the feeling is less.
 
Does anyone know if this is EGR valve related, throttle body and dare i say it DPF ?
 
Are there any other valves that controll the turbo that may be oscilatting and cause the affect?
 
HELP please!!
 


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I have a 2012 2.0 TDCI Titanium 2WD and sometimes get what I have assumed is a bit of Turbo lag. This also happens at just under 2000 rpm. My previous Kuga (2009 2.0 TDCI Zetec AWD) didn't have this issue. Its not the end of the world but I will mention at first service due in 5000 miles. 
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thanks but its not turbo lag as it oscilates between having power and no power
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hi appy1968 i get a similar thing on my kuga, i am currently waiting to have a new dpf fitted at cost of £725  but there is a back order from ford for these with no idea of a delivery date  not saying it is your dpf but could be it is  starting to clog, up  could also be you  need a new fuel filter? has it ever been changed ? 
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Hi Kugax, yes fuel filter was changed less than a year ago and have another one ready to fit soon.
 
It's done 99,000 miles and is  a 2008 plate so lots of motorway miles which should prevent the clogging of the DPF.
 
Have checked for fault codes and nothing present.
 
Please let me know how you get on with yours.
 
Untill then I'll have to put up with the Kangaroo
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Mines done this a couple of times usually when coasting at ~2000rpm.. engine feels like it can't decide what to do, just around where the turbo might cut in ... doesn't do it often
 
 
 
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Well mine (2008 model) does similar things talked about here. But only when the engine is cold.
And just under 2000 rpm.
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Hi,
Could be dpf related. My Kuga kept doing this when I first bought it at 14 months old with 6,600 on the clock. It wrecked the performance and I was quite deflated that it wasn't as quick as my old Honda CRV 130 bhp. However, after a 300 mile journey to Cornwall in February (1,000 miles over the week) I can't say I've noticed it again. In fact, the problem now is keeping the speed down......
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Thanks HugaKuga and others.
 
It seems there are few of us with similar problem but no conclussive root cause.
 
I will have to see about changing a few things, starting with the cheapest i guess which is MAF, then EGR.
 
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Mine was the same when I first bought it, but after I had it remapped it disappeared. Now its silky smooth.
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Update
 
I've not had time to replace any parts yet but thought i'd try disconnecting the MAF to see if the fault went away.
 
Guess what, it's gone!!!!
 
no more hesitation or kangarooing around 2000 rpm.
 
I hope this mean it is just the MAF causing the fault and that disconnecting it isnt masking the problem.
 
i think i'll try cleaning the MAF and see if that help before buying a new one as they arent cheap
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Hello,
did you solved the problem ?
I've the same problem. 
Was the MAF ? Was the EGR (dirty) ?

Can someone help me ?
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Was it the MAF.? Always good to read solutions not problems.
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Hi my 2009 was doing this I have tried putting in two cans of sea foam in over two full tanks then put in new fuel filter and air filter and it has cleared it  for now I will see how it runs over the next  day or two  
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Originally posted by big al your pal big al your pal wrote:

Hi my 2009 was doing this I have tried putting in two cans of sea foam in over two full tanks then put in new fuel filter and air filter and it has cleared it  for now I will see how it runs over the next  day or two  


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Whenever you get a problem like this you really do need to see if a good Italian tune fixes or improves it. Make sure you know the road, no cameras, the hillier the better and keep it high revving and under load for a good 15 or so minutes.

The carbon that coats the internal turbo vanes (variable boost) can be really sticky and cause hesitation, lag and loss of power.

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Hi Kugarider seafoam is Diesel Petrol Engine injector cleaner go on to youtube and put in seafoam   
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The problem with Seafoam is that it can dislodge chunks of carbon which then run through the turbo exhaust side with the potential to cause turbo issues.
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i have a kuga 1.5 2016  and seems to have problems haunting now and then an was told its a common fault but surely not right only had car a month 
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Originally posted by bobbuilder49 bobbuilder49 wrote:

i have a kuga 1.5 2016  and seems to have problems haunting now and then an was told its a common fault but surely not right only had car a month 

If you've only had it a month, surely it must still be under warranty.
I would take it back and ask the garage to fix it.
I don't have the 1.5 but I have an Ecoboost 2.0 and that doesn't hunt at all. Who says it's a common fault?
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