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 Post subject: BF Mk2 XR6 Turbo complete electrical shutdown
Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:54 pm 
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Im chasing some help to try and diagnose a problem I had with my car completely shutting down whilst driving at 100km/hr.

It is a 2008 BF MkII XR6 Turbo Ute with approx 150,000 km on it. Gearbox is a manual.

What happened was:

- Driving at 100km/hr when the dash lights went off, and the engine shutdown.
- I turned the key to off, and back to on then tried to clutch start it to get the engine running again. It did not restart.
- I started to slow down to pull over, and the CD player spat out the CD in there (Standard CD player, not the premium system), then the screen flashed "Code" and shut off.
- I hit the hazard lights as I pulled up to stop, these flashed for a few seconds then the hazard lights and headlights both went out.

This all happened in the space of about 20-30 seconds. At this point there was absolutely nothing on the car that was working.

- I pulled the key out, put it back in and tried to start it. Nothing happened (no clicking from starter, nothing)

- I then popped the bonnet and to have a look (dont know what for...) the headlights came on, then went off again a few seconds later. They then came back on and stayed on.
- I went back, and tried to start the car again. As soon as I turned the key to the starter motor everything died again.

- I decided to disconnect the battery and see if I could reset the ECU and get the car going again.
- I disconnected the battery and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
- I then reconnected the battery and the car started up and I managed to drive it home.

I have driven it twice more since that happened and there hasn't been any more problems. But I live in regional QLD and the last thing I want is for it to happen again and get stuck a few hundred km from the nearest town.

I'm completely stuck on what may have caused it, and I couldn't find any info on anything similar happening to anyone else. So if any of the Ford Gurus out there that understand the electrical system have any ideas that would be a big help.

Thanks in advance

 Post subject: Re: BF Mk2 XR6 Turbo complete electrical shutdown
Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:33 am 
Getting Side Ways

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Ride: BF II Gas Ute

Location: Canberra
ACT, Australia


Get a cheap Multi meter and keep it in the Car. From the sounds of it you have lost all power. Now when the engine is running, the alternator or battery will keep it running. Look at all the power connections, they should be clean and tight. In my model there is a main fuse-able link. 100 Amp. If it had an issue, it would give the same result as you are having. If nothing else inspect it. When you take it out you may see a sign of trouble. In your position I would replace it and see if the problem comes back.



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 Post subject: Re: BF Mk2 XR6 Turbo complete electrical shutdown
Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:05 pm 
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Location: Campbelltown
NSW, Australia

check battery connections are clean and tight - both negative and positive -
check 140 amp main fuse link in under hood fuse box - check for burnt or loose connections where it bolts in -flick cover off and check link for crack across link....
 Post subject: Re: BF Mk2 XR6 Turbo complete electrical shutdown
Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:46 pm 
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Does not sound like battery connections more like the main fuse under the bonnet.



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 Post subject: Re: BF Mk2 XR6 Turbo complete electrical shutdown
Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:55 pm 
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I know old threads BUT did you ever sort this issue?
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