I am female and don't know too much about vehicle engines and nothing about ford transits ...... but we have a 98 td transit that had a light come on, it became sluggish and has got worse and it started acting like it has a turbo timer (none has ever been fitted) so it was taken to a ford dealer where a computer diagnostic came up with codes P1170, P1172and P1176 - apparently all relating to the 'fuel pump' which they recommended we replace. We replaced it (not at ford) and the problem was not fixed. it has since been taken to a fuel injection specialist who says it needs a new fuel injector pump - don't know why ford didn't specify this. we have been quoted about $7000 aussie to fix this. of course i am worried this won't fix it either, but have been told 110% guarantee this will fix the problem - not in writing though - any ideas, anyone?!!
always get the garage that does the scan to do the repair or you'll have no comeback at all - as said the injection pump is the general direction these codes are pointing you
P1170 - fuel shut off solenoid
P1172 - injection pump rotor position sensor/fuel quantity adjuster - excess fuel
P1176 - injection pump cam ring position sensor
multiple codes like this can sometimes be caused by bad connections in the large multiplug to the injection pump so it's always worth a look - if it's got the old style big round plug make sure it's clipped together properly they do have a habit of getting loose if someones broken the locking ring
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Thank you all for your help.
MrMPuk - Ford actually put in writing a fuel pump - stupid us didn't know the difference.
Motorwise - Ford, where we had the scan, actually advised us not to get the repair done there!
zoz from oz - can you give us a contact/starting point for where to get that going rate? we're in WA but it would obviously be cheaper to freight the part from east ourselves!