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Ford Mondeo Common Problems and Solutions

Problem with fuel gauge reading

Problem:

Any Mondeos up to 2001 have been known to have problems with inaccurate readings on the fuel gauge. This is usually caused by a fault in the fuel pump module.

Models affected:

Solution:

The best way to fix this problem is to fit a new fuel lever sender card.

Difficulty level

4

Problem with fuel gauge reading

Problem:

Mondeos produced before 2001 have been known to have problems with inaccurate readings on the fuel gauge. This is usually caused by a fault in the fuel pump module.

Models affected:

Solution:

The best way to fix this problem is to fit a new fuel lever sender card.

Difficulty level

1

Power steering faults

Problem:

The 1996-99 Mondeos are known to suffer from a knocking noise coming from the power steering system.

Models affected:

Solution:

The best way to fix this problem is to fit a new power steering return line which will stop this noise. Take a look at Ford Mondeo steering parts available now.

Difficulty level

4

Clicking from front on 97 Mondeo

Problem:

If you have noticed a clicking noise coming from the front of your 1997 Mondeo it is most likely caused by the outer CV joint. The clip on the boot can either be missing or broken, causing water to leak into the CV.

Models affected:

Solution:

You are best fixing this as quickly as possible if you want to avoid damaging the CV joint. To fix this, you will need to fit new clips to resolve the issue.

Difficulty level

4

Heating problems

Problem:

The 2002 Mondeo has been known to only blow out cold air when set to hot. This problem occurs when the heater flap gets stuck in the heater housing.

Models affected:

Solution:

The best way to fix this problem is to use a torx T50 which should free the heater flap, allowing it to move to the correct setting.

Difficulty level

4

Remote control unlocking issues

Problem:

Any Mondeo after 2001 could experience issues with unlocking the car using the remote from a distance of more than five metres. This is caused by the radio transmission being overly shielded.

Models affected:

Solution:

You can solve this problem by having an extension fitted to the transmission line to improve the signal.

Difficulty level

5

Rear brake wear

Problem:

The 2001-02 Mondeo can have excessive rear brake pad wear due to the pads sticking.

Models affected:

Solution:

This can be fixed by changing the pads and ensuring the support area is cleaned and then well greased. Have a look at the video below for more information.Remote control unlocking issues.

Difficulty level

3

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Fuel flap problems

Problem:

Again with the 2001 Mondeo there are problems associated with the fuel flap not opening. The problem is due to the fuel flap not integrating properly with the spring release.

Models affected:

Solution:

This can be remedied by fitting a new revised flap which connects properly with the release spring.

Difficulty level

5

Handbrake lever clutch problems

Problem:

This problem is associated with the 2001 Mondeo. You may find that you are having to pull the handbrake lever too far, which is due to deterioration of the clutch mechanism.

Models affected:

Solution:

This can be fixed by having a clip fitted to the clutch spring stop which will then stop the spring from extending as far.

Difficulty level

4

Reading these common Ford Mondeo problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Ford Mondeo – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Ford Mondeo does have one of these issues.