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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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Galaxy 2012 tdo manual. Intermittent.

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Galaxy 2012 tdci manual. Intermittent. Typically when readying for gear change between 3rd and 4th , often around 2000 to 2300 rpm. ... The gear change light comes on.... but the engine seems to " surge" , almost as if I was deliberately slipping the clutch on and off. Once I change gear it settles down ?

When I say surge. . It's more like a power loss (like it's being held back by a rubber band), then it picks up again , then power loss (briefly) then picks up again until I change gear.

I can stop it happening by accelerating harder through to 3000 revs before the gear the light comes on

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Well, I paid the £14, so I'd like an answer if there is one. If not, I'd like a refund please ?

Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
Hello 1st thing to try is the check the clutch position switch, this is located at the top of the pedal in the drivers footwell and is used by the ECU to control the engine power during gearshiftsits a simple 2 wire device so an continuity check with a meter will show if its faulty or not
Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.

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