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Hi everyone and thanks in advance for any help.

I have a ford kuga mk1 2010 done approx 123,000.

When I use the car it all of a sudden goes into limp mode and put the engine management fault on the dash. (Note) after a few minutes of driving it let's me speed up etc as if it isn't on. I turn the engine off and on again it goes away.

I had a friend come look at the car we went onto a motorway and he gave the car some welly and it kept jolting when revs were applied. He put in the reader send these codes came up.

I have had the DPF looked at already (£75) for a special machine and they said its good and doesn't need to be cleaned.

Every now and then the engine light turns Amber and goes away. I have attached a picture with this, please can someone help garage's cost an absolute fortune.

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Both of those are dpf sensor related.

First thing I would do is replace the dpf pressure sensor. (Especially as it sounds like like the dpf itself has been checked)

It's the sensor bolted to the side of the battery carrier with two small rubber tubes (one going to each side of the dpf)

Cheap ebay versions of the sensor are notorious for not working well so just be cautious on trying to save money on the repairs.
 
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Both of those are dpf sensor related.

First thing I would do is replace the dpf pressure sensor. (Especially as it sounds like like the dpf itself has been checked)

It's the sensor bolted to the side of the battery carrier with two small rubber tubes (one going to each side of the dpf)

Cheap ebay versions of the sensor are notorious for not working well so just be cautious on trying to save money on the repairs.

Thanks mate, what about the whole jolting (as if the engine isn't getting enough diesel so it jolts a little) what would you suggest.

I'll change the sensor first and let ypu guys know I get on.
 

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Both of those are dpf sensor related.

First thing I would do is replace the dpf pressure sensor. (Especially as it sounds like like the dpf itself has been checked)

It's the sensor bolted to the side of the battery carrier with two small rubber tubes (one going to each side of the dpf)

Cheap ebay versions of the sensor are notorious for not working well so just be cautious on trying to save money on the repairs.
Brought a DPF pressure sensor and all seems well, Its been around 2 weeks and no malfunction light or warnings. The car still struggles sometimes and jolts when accelerating.

I just want to take this time out to say thanks for your help mate, I think you were 100% right with the pressure sensor call there.
 

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Will you please visit the MK 1 common faults and remedies.

List what faults you had, how you determined what you did.

This helps lots of other mk 1 members. TIA 👍
 

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Will you please visit the MK 1 common faults and remedies.

List what faults you had, how you determined what you did.

This helps lots of other mk 1 members. TIA 👍
Hello buddy, been a few weeks since I changed the DPF pressure sensor and it seemed to be going great. It was an improvement at least.

The car when accelerating tends to jolt and judder a little and then goes into limp mode. It's definitely not the DPF had it checked (cost £75) on machine and was told it's OK.

Like I said the pressure senor seemed to have done the trick and when driving doesn't come on anymore but when giving the car a little welly it starts to jolt a little the the traction control comes on and it goes into limp mode switches straight off after car stop and start again.

Any ideas?
 

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Both of those are dpf sensor related.

First thing I would do is replace the dpf pressure sensor. (Especially as it sounds like like the dpf itself has been checked)

It's the sensor bolted to the side of the battery carrier with two small rubber tubes (one going to each side of the dpf)

Cheap ebay versions of the sensor are notorious for not working well so just be cautious on trying to save money on the repairs.
Hello buddy, been a few weeks since I changed the DPF pressure sensor and it seemed to be going great. It was an improvement at least.

The car when accelerating tends to jolt and judder a little and then goes into limp mode. It's definitely not the DPF had it checked (cost £75) on machine and was told it's OK.

Like I said the pressure senor seemed to have done the trick and when driving doesn't come on anymore but when giving the car a little welly it starts to jolt a little the the traction control comes on and it goes into limp mode switches straight off after car stop and start again.

Any ideas?
 

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On the mk2 that could be a symptom of the oil pressure solenoid but not sure on the mk1. Have you tried plugging it in again to see if you have any other codes stored.
 
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