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what is the right gap on a spark plug for a ford fiesta 1.4 16v 2010 plate


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Asked on 10 Oct 2016

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is there a wet belt on the 2008 ford mondeo 2.0 tdci


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Asked on 28 Sep 2016

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Does my Transit have a cam belt? It's a 2004 115 T350.


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Asked on 24 Sep 2016

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have oil leak will it be covered by warranty reg fe15 hfv


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Asked on 18 Aug 2016

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Do I need to use gasket seal when replacing the rocker cover gasket on a 2001 ford fiesta 1.3 endura engine?


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Asked on 15 Jul 2016

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HI, does my fiesta 2003 1.3 lx have a cambelt? or chain? reg FH03LVX THANKS


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Asked on 03 Jul 2016

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HI. Can you tell me please the torque specs for 1.6 TDCI Duratorq Engine 109 hp /80 KW (ford focus 1.6 tdci) for the "Head Rocker Cover" i need to replace the gasket. Thank you very much.


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Asked on 14 Mar 2016

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2002 1.3 timing belt or chain ford fiesta


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Asked on 27 Feb 2016

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start up is fine, bt after driving my car rattles under the bonnet when stationary, any ideas. some suggested a timing belt, I have 1.2- 2011 ford fiesta, 21,500 miles? thanks


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Asked on 11 Jan 2016

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Got a Ford C-Max just had head skimmed new gasket water pump thermostate now car losing power no go in low gears thank you


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Asked on 03 Dec 2015

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2004 transit van engine keeps stopping turn off and back on runs again


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Asked on 30 Nov 2015

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just got a focus c-max zetec 2ltr petrol reg FD06VTC, has it a belt or chain, if belt what the change miles. thankyou


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Asked on 03 Nov 2015

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My 2004 TDCI Fiesta has 125k on the clock from new and is taking up to 4 attempts to start in cold mornings, had new glow plugs fitted recently. Should I have a glow plug light on my dash when I switch on my ignition lights? I just wait until I hear a click, count to 5 and then crank her over.


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Asked on 03 Nov 2015

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My son has a ford mondeo 2.0 diesel 2010 but hes having a problem with the rear fog lights. they flicker on and then turn off and wont come on again until the engines switched off. can anyone help me please?


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Asked on 18 Sep 2015

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Hi I bought a 59 plate 1.8 diesel and it broke down garage says needs new engine. There is still oil in the engine. No leaks and the engines turns over when you start , there is no water leaks the timing belts ok they said it was oil pump failure but when you turn over engine the oil light goes out any ideas before I buy new engine


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Asked on 04 Sep 2015

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c an you tell me if the timing belt on this car is situated on the left hand side of the enging where it can be seen or is this a fan belt


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Asked on 04 Sep 2015

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o compression in no 1 cylinder in my ford modeo 2005


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Asked on 31 Aug 2015

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I have an07 plate fiesta zetec TDCI with 86000 miles, do I babe to change the cam belt???


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Asked on 31 Aug 2015

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i have a ford fiesta on 04 plate. the car is chain driven but there seems to be quite noisy when driving. would this usually be the case with chain driven as not had one before.


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Asked on 26 Aug 2015

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Hi I recently asked a question on the 19 of August regarding the problem with my cars uneven idling and sometimes stalling after a short drive fist thing in the morning, Thanks for your reply asking if it was petrol or diesel. The car is a1.8L petrol.


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Asked on 22 Aug 2015

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Timeing Chain or Belt Ford Focus 1.8 Style (AK08 RCL)


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Asked on 17 Aug 2015

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07 cmax petrol chain failure dose it damage engine only 60 000 mlies


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Asked on 15 Aug 2015

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2010 ford KA zetec. Looses power and engine light flashes intermittently early on my first mile or so. This only happens only on first journey daily. No problem starting. Engine also sounds a bit rough at start of journey if I stop at traffic lights... The garage has had it back twice - it behaved perfectly!


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Asked on 23 Jul 2015

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hi I have a ford focus c max and when driving (normally when coming to a stop in traffic or roundabout) the power goes and when I put my foot down on the accelerator the revs bob up and down and stalls!!! if it doesn't stall I can't move until the revs kick back in and a cloud of smoke comes out and seems to clear it and its fine!!! any help or ideas would be great.


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Asked on 13 Jul 2015

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Had my car serviced a month a go but yesterday broke down. Garage has said its core plug needs replacing. Should this have been picked up when it was serviced? Thanks


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Asked on 10 Jul 2015

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Hi I have a mondeo 53 plate, all runs fine but after a while of running when theres no load it squeaks, but when under load this goes then returns when take foot off gas, is it bottom pulley as ive been told? do they wear out very often on this model/ car?


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Asked on 01 Jul 2015

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I have a Ford Mondeo 2006 LX TDCI 115 1998cc coming upto 150.000 full service history Does this vehicle have Timing chain/Belts. When are they due for replacement? Thank You DJ51PSJ


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Asked on 27 Jun 2015

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I have a Ford Ka 1.3 2005 plate. Is it right that this has a timing chain and not a cambelt? Does the timing chain ever need replacing? Thanks


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Asked on 14 Jun 2015

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Hi I have a ford focus 2008 1.8zetec (AU080SB) with 48800 on the clock. When should I changed the cambelt? thanks


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Asked on 07 Jun 2015

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I was thinking of buying a Focus 1.6 TDI. I test drove it, the engine sounds fine and all seems well. Except that you need to depress the clutch a little before it will start!! turning the key on it's on just slowly churns the engine. Also when you come to a stop and switch off, there's a "Clunk" noise. Do have any idea what this can be and do you think it may be a costly repair?


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Asked on 02 Jun 2015

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What causes the engine to overheat with no apparent water leak


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Asked on 26 May 2015

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My reg is YR61WZV Can you tell me when i need to change the cam belt. Thank You


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Asked on 15 May 2015

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hi i have a ford fiesta 1992 diesel 1.6 the problem is i cant start it it looks about to start then stops i have checked the fuel lines and its ok help please


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Asked on 12 May 2015

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I have a ford ka 2002 1.3 and it shakes and cuts out when im in stop start traffic in first gear or i pull off in first gear and go to stop in first gear it cuts out why is this?


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Asked on 29 Apr 2015

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Changed fuel injectors cos no three wasn't working, but still sounds like timing is out. Car is seat ibiza 1.2 03 reg.


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Asked on 21 Apr 2015

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Looking to buy a 2006 Focus 1.8 "sport". Dealer is telling me its on a chain so I don't need to worry about it. I am sure I saw a belt when I lifted the bonnet. Please advise


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Asked on 09 Apr 2015

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Hi I,'ve just bought a 09 plate 1.8 focus zetec s reg SH09 MXM petrol . Can u tell me please when the timing belt needs changed ? Thanks


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Asked on 06 Apr 2015

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my ford focus 1.6 2000 plate (w) reg is over revving. when it is just sitting still its revving at about 2000 revs..


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Asked on 26 Mar 2015

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I have a Ford Fiesta 2010. Had oil leak two weeks ago and told it was damaged ring and need replacement rocca cover. But just started leaking again. Took it to a different garage and they are saying the rings are damaged and oil as leaked onto the timing belt. Any ideas what could be causing this. Thanks


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Asked on 26 Mar 2015

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Hi, I have a ford escort 1.8 diesel mk6 car, I was going along and the engine just died, I started looking to find out the fuel pump belt had snapped, I had to take out the radiator in order to get enough access but now the car doesn't want to even turn over, what should I look for?


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Asked on 15 Mar 2015

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Hi I have a Ford Street KA 1.3 reg: MT55 WFL. Can you tell me when I would have to replace the timing belt.. Many Thanks Lynda


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Asked on 14 Mar 2015

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hi i have a ford focus tdci 1.8 2002 , the problem is that the turbocharger got out of function and it started smoking a lot i tried to turn the car off but it didnt it stayed for 1 min accelerating and it stopped when i try to turn it on it doesnt thank you


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Asked on 12 Mar 2015

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hi my car drives fine for about 15 minutes, after this it starts making a weird creaking/buzzing noise which gets louder when I accelerate and then I get a horrid smell and smoke comes out the front sides, it has only been doing this for 2 days, oil has been drained and replaced, any ideas what this could be, is my engine ruined?? thanks


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Asked on 12 Mar 2015

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hi i have a ford focus 2002 tdci ive changed the injectors and the diesel pump from electric to a simple one the problem is that it smokes a lot thank you


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Asked on 11 Mar 2015

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I have an oil leak on the Rocker Cover gasket. Is this replacement an expensive repair The car is a 20000 Focus 1.8 petrol engine


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Asked on 11 Mar 2015

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Hi I can not start my 1998 freelander all I get a smell of petrol


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Asked on 07 Mar 2015

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Hi my ford focus c max 1.8 petrol makes a load noise lie a tank only when accelarating, if i build up speed very slowly its fine?


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Asked on 05 Mar 2015

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Hi I have a 2002 fiesta lx 1.3 petrol duratec, do theses have cambelts or drive chains ?


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Asked on 04 Mar 2015

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Hi, i have a Ford KA Sport 1.6 2004, Can you please tell me if this has a timing belt or chain, & if & when it needs changing?Thanks


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Asked on 23 Feb 2015

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HI, i have a problem with my ford focus tdi 2L on a 08 plate, when i am driving the car it sometimes loses power and will not rev up for a few seconds, it did this the other day when i was on a motorway overtacking a lorry.


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Asked on 22 Feb 2015

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hello, i have ford fiesta 2007 1.4 tdci engine has gone on the car so i was have another for fiesta which i was scraping, so i removed complete engine with gear box and swapped over, after job done car was first start no problem, after few days i could hear some noises and when press the clutch the noise will goes away , then i relies it colud be gear box not good then took it to garage to put back oreginal gear box and they did , since then the car wont start !! when put on computer it say (low fuel pressure) it starts by easy starter and runes for ours but it wont start by it self !! any help please what could be wrong with it ??


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Asked on 14 Feb 2015

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I have a 2007 1.8TDCi S-Max, 113,000 miles. It is particularly poor at starting, more so if left for more than a day, but once started is OK for the rest of the day. Engine turns over well but doesn't fire (as though the engine has no fuel). It will then catch but stall but eventually (5th attempt and much cranking) keeps running. Lots of either smoke and/or water vapour when it does start. Might I have an issue with water build up in the fuel supply (can I drain water off the filter?) or is it more likely to be another issue such as injectors/fuel pump. Major service (incl filter) at 101,000; diesel rail (leaking) replaced at 111,000 - could the system not have been bled properly after the rail was replaced? Thanks in antipation.


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Asked on 31 Jan 2015

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hi,my granddaughters ford fiesta 2001 turbo diesel car lost all water when a core plug rusted out.All core plugs were replaced after the mechanic took off the manifold and turbo for access. Now, there is no power,before it was very lively.What could be wrong?.


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Asked on 30 Nov 2014

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I've just bought a Ford Fiesta 2003 1.3 LX and was told it had a timing chain not a belt. Would that be correct and how can you tell the difference? it's done 101,000 and has full service history but no mention of any cam belt change.


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Asked on 30 Nov 2014

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Hi I have a 2005 Ford Galaxy 2.3 auto runs fine no oil leaks or smoke, but when towing caravan (not heavy) struggles on inclines. Compression check reveals 185, 185, 150 and 100. What could be problem. have been suggested replace engine


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Asked on 22 Nov 2014

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My fiesta st has Light grey smoke coming out exhust! Water tank, being filled two / three times a day and fan keeps kicking in for long duration! The engine also judders n rattles! Wen came to a stop opened bonnet n temperature went up to 120 and all dash lit up like xmas lights saying hot temperature!


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Asked on 16 Nov 2014

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i have a 59 reg fiesta automatic I had trouble starting it so put in a new battery. Now it takes several attempts to start the car when it is warm


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Asked on 15 Nov 2014

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I have a mondeo st tdci when cold the car develops a misfire and smokes on startup when warmed up runs fine ive had a diagnostic done on the car and nothing has come up any ideas


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Asked on 14 Nov 2014

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will a 1998cc tdci engine fit in a transit connect


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Asked on 09 Nov 2014

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why does my 1998 ford fiesta temperature gauge allways in the red even when it is cold


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Asked on 08 Nov 2014

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does a ford transit 2 litre diesel turbo duratorq engine (2000 x reg) have a timing belt


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Asked on 07 Nov 2014

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how do i remove engine cover off mondeo diesel


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Asked on 06 Nov 2014

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Hi I have a Ford Ka 1.3 2008 Reg. Recently the car has developed a small coolant leak, requiring a weekly top up, but there are no visible signs of leakage - external drips etc. I have tried the expensive radweld in case there was a head gasket leak (oil on dipstick is still clean and there is no 'gunk' on the oil filler cap) Some time ago the heater control could not turn down the heater, so the heater valve was changed but he problem persisted. I think that this is a duff electrical control on the interior panel, so I am looking for a replacement part. Do you think the coolant loss is related to this fault, or could you suggest possible causes/remedies for the loss of antifreeze? Thank you


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Asked on 05 Nov 2014

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Hi I have a 2001 1.3 fiesta flight but on start up it squeals like its missed a a cog. But then turn the key again and starts fine. Could it be starter motor?


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Asked on 05 Nov 2014

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Hi ive got a smax 2006 2l tdci, recent purchase (60thou miles), the engine has started to overheat intermittently and has water loss but from no area we can see, tried it with thermostat blocked open to see if it stopped it overheating and still does. the temp gauge reads low and then goes from half way to really hot in seconds and engine looses power. there is pressure in the water filler cap when you undo it, water level rises then falls again, we refill and have to squeeze pipes to help water go down. checked the water pump and looks like the timing belt has been renewed aswell a sthe pump. any ideas of what it could be? my dads a mechanic and said its not cylinder head as would do it all the time. fan working fine and all general checks.etc. Where do we go next with it is there a common fault with them that we have missed?


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Asked on 04 Nov 2014

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can I change the water pump on a 1.8 endura diesel engine in an 02 ford transit without removing the engine from the van ?


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Asked on 04 Nov 2014

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Where is the starter motor in a ford fiesta my car is a v reg i don't know where it is so where is the start motor located?


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Asked on 03 Nov 2014

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My timming belt tenssioner failed and my cambelt slipped on my 02 fiesta 1.25 zetech s Fiesta is there valve clearance or would i have bent my valves


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Asked on 30 Oct 2014

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My 51 plate Mondeo ghia 2 litre runs well until The engine gets hot,ie sitting in traffic.Then its really sluggish with no power at all (foot to the floor,in 2nd,doing 20mph).The temp gauge never goes above half way and the cooling fan comes on every 5 minutes when stationary.It recently had a new fuel pump and filter but this didn't fix the problem.


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Asked on 25 Oct 2014

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hi i have a ford Ka 1.3 2005 how much will it cost to replace the water pump. thank you


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Asked on 22 Oct 2014

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I have a transit connect and sometimes while driving the engine cuts out the heater light flashes on and off and all the dash goes dead apart from the flashing heater light if you turn the key off and it starts straight back up any idea what can be causing it


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Asked on 20 Oct 2014

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Good morning Jennings I have a Fiesta 1.4 TDCI 2003 & the water temp gauge indicator on the dash is red. Could this be the sender unit and where is it located Thank you


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Asked on 18 Oct 2014

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hi i have a ford fiesta zetch LX 1.2L 16v its starts first time but lately is cuts out when im slowing down this is first thing in the morning could this be due to cold weather or something els wrong?


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Asked on 13 Oct 2014

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hi I have a ford cmax 1800 petrol can you tell me why I have excessive oil consumption 2litres every 2 weeks how can I cure this


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Asked on 09 Oct 2014

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my 55 plate fiesta 1.6 diesel chugs when started but after 150 yrds it is ok


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Asked on 08 Oct 2014

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Hi. We have a 98 Ford Fiesta 1.2 Zetec 16V. We think the Cam belt went last week but are trying to find out the extent of possible damage. Would the engine be a non interference engine as I cannot find anywhere that informtaion. VIN number is WF0BXXBAJBVA01893. Thanks if you can give us an answer.


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Asked on 05 Oct 2014

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Does a 85t260transit 55reg have a belt or chain thanks


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Asked on 02 Oct 2014

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just changed cam chain on mazda 3 1.6 diesel , now it will not go past 3000 rpm no warning lights coming on could it be a tooth out on the crank pulley


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Asked on 21 Sep 2014

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Hi, I have a 57 plated Focus C Max with the 2.0L Petrol Duratech Engine and even though it has a timing chain I am concerned about the water pump and when it should be changed, please advise Regards Ian


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Asked on 20 Sep 2014

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ford focus ghia 2006 plate cam belt or chain


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Asked on 19 Sep 2014

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is it a chain or cambelt in a mondeo zetec diesel tdci 2002


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Asked on 16 Sep 2014

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I have a Ford Galaxy 2 litre TDCI 140 automatic. 07 registration. At what interval should the cambelt be replaced?


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Asked on 15 Sep 2014

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Hi, I've recently had this problem where I'm driving along normally and all of a sudden, the speed gauge drops to 20mph, oil and battery light come up, this has done this when I've been going 60mph.


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Asked on 14 Sep 2014

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Hi there, I was told we need change the timing chain on our Fiesta 02 reg. How much will it cost to replace?


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Asked on 12 Sep 2014

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Hi, I have a ford focus zetec X reg which has 92 thousand miles on the clock (getting old!), its recently started making a very strange sound, almost like an airplane. It sounds like something is dragging underneath the car (ive checked and cant see anything). The car also feels heavier to drive. I'd be extreemly grateful if anyone could help me shed some light on what might be causing this? Thank-you very much.


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Asked on 08 Sep 2014

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just purchased zara Picasso 1.6 2002 sx petrol cambelt change at 72,000 now done 124,000 when should I change belt


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Asked on 07 Sep 2014

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Hi I have a2002 focus 1.6 temp went up all of a sudden checked water empty pot filled it up drove it home checked again pot empty all hoses and rad seem ok water is seeping out of the centre under the engine can u tell me what this part is cheers Ian


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Asked on 28 Aug 2014

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Hi, i have just had all the valves replaced on my st170 along with the cambelt and tensioners and i now have a ticking cam that wasnt there before can you help? Thanks


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Asked on 18 Aug 2014

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I have a 2002 Ford Focus Est, current mileage 70k - can you give me a reasonable idea of the cost to replace the timing belt, ideally using the timing belt kit which also includes tensioners etc....? Also, could this be completed same day....? Thanks, John Blake


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Asked on 19 Feb 2012

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I have a 2003 1.4 zetec fiesta. When the engine revs reach about 3000 rpm it makes a loud rattling sound which goes at about 4500rpm. Now the car will not start and sounds very different when turning over. Cam belt has not snapped. Any ideas?


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Asked on 06 Feb 2012

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hi all at Jennings. I have a 52 plate focus zetec 1.8tdci which had a cambelt change in 2008 at 115,000 can you tell me when this will need doing again, i was told every 50,000 miles


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Asked on 01 Feb 2012

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since the weather turned colder my ford fiesta 2003 reg has started cutting out when i start it unless i rev it for a while?


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Asked on 24 Jan 2012

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My 2004 transit van starts up with with the idle speed about 800rpm but after driving for ten minutes suddenly rises to 2000rpm sometimes the engine cuts out but after turning off then on is ok for a while only to happen again why


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Asked on 23 Jan 2012

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ford galaxy car received major service only two days ago. This morning the car took 7 attempts to start. Battery sounded ok but little response initially from engine. Temperature outside -4. What could be the problem?


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Asked on 16 Jan 2012

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just got a 1.6 fiesta tdci, when i turn the egnition off theres a wooshing sound from the engine? is this the turbo and normal?


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Asked on 09 Jan 2012

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I have a 2007 (CPO7XVO) FORD FIESTA 1242cc duratec when does cam belt need changing it has covered 59.000 miles


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Asked on 06 Jan 2012

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we have a Ford Focus Ghia 1600 Estate, have just been informed by a garage that it has a leaking number 3 fuel injector, it has been booked into Ford for work next week but was wondering if it was safe to drive in the meantime because of the smell of fumes that comes into the car? many thanks


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Asked on 05 Jan 2012

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Hi I have a 2006 1.6li gasoline Ford Focus. When do I need to change my timing belt. What timing belt accessories should I also replaced? Thank you. When do I need to change also my engine coolant, gear oil and power steering fluid and brake fluid? Thanks.


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Asked on 05 Jan 2012

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hi i have just recently brought a 1.3 ford ka collection 2004. firstly the engine light has come on and has just remained on now always. I first noticed after the car running for 10 or so minutes stationary a temprature warning light appeared on, and smoke was coming from the passengers side near the rad (under the bonnet) however after 5 minutes of driving the light turned off and the smoke had stopped. since this i have topped up the oil as it was just on the minimum. since this the temp light has not come back on, but the car even when run for 5 mins gets extreamly hot. Also when first started its now taking 3 or 4 attempts to start, with alot of revving or it conks out, once running though its fine. id just like a genuine pointer as to possibilites of what this could be, i havnt long had the car so will take it back for the man to fix as he owns a garage, but want to be sure he doesnt palm me offasilbe using the car alot on the motorways with my 4year old son in the back! it needs to be safe. thankyou ever so much for any advice and sorry this is so long.


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Asked on 03 Jan 2012

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hi, i have a ford mondeo diesel model 2001 reg y993eog. and i just bought engine oil castrol gtx 15w-40 A3/B3. i would like to know if i can use this engine oil for my car. thanks


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Asked on 02 Jan 2012

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hi . i have a 07 transit van and when i am driving the speedo and radio keep going off.. also some times when i start it it just makes a clicking noise and i have to keep trying . it dose this about 3 times then it will start. thanks


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Asked on 02 Jan 2012

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My focus zetec 1.6 has a problem with a failed spark plug but has only done 25,000 miles and is less than 3 years old. Its had yearly services and I've read they wouldn't normally be changed or even looked at until the 37500 mile / 3 year service. Will I be covered for this under warranty.


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Asked on 19 Nov 2008

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I have a 54 plate 1.8 forcus the ignition light sometimes come on when driving, also the engine has cut out and lost all power on approaching juntions, seems to be when put clutch in, but starts again first time


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Asked on 18 Nov 2008

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my cambelt snapped on me when i was driving at 25mph. i have got a escort 1.4 freedom. the year of make is 1996 on a p plate. can you tell me what it could cost for me to repair it.. thanks scott


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Asked on 16 Nov 2008

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TODAY WHILST OUT WENT THROUGH A VERY LARGE PUDDLE AS THERE WAS NO WAY OF GOING ROUND IT. I WENT INTO A SHOP WHEN I CAME OUT AND STARTED THE CAR THE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON BEFORE THIS THE CAR WAS FINE 2001 FORD MONDEO 1.8 ANY IDEAS


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Asked on 10 Nov 2008

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hi i have a mondeo 18 tddi 2002 model the problem is it seems to be slightly jerking as im driving along and feels like its going to conk out if i dont rev it what could this be??


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Asked on 07 Nov 2008

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Hello, I have a ford fiesta 1996 1.25 engine, 40 000 miles on it. In the last three weeks it ate 2l of oil. Apart from that, it is often haunting, loosing power, especially on high rpm as well as wobbling. It has nothing to do with cold or hot engine, wet or cold, or whatever weather -- it can happen anytime, randomly, periodically. Although the most problems are on the motorway, when driving fast, on high rpm -- it is wobbling for a while, and that it is fine again. .. I went to service (not ford) twice and they didn't find anything (although between those 3 weeks it lost 2 l of oil). My friend, who used to work for Ford, told me that it is to do with engine calibration and that the software update will solve everything. Meanwhile, when I told that to Ford service, they said it won't fix the problem and offered me to book the car in for diagnostics (which I had twice anyway). Any solutions?


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Asked on 06 Nov 2008

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Hi, I have a ford Ka and the problem is that if the car has not be driven in the past few hours and I go for a drive the car judders for about 5 to 10 mins then after that the car runs fine & if I start go for another drive an hour later it will be fine to, any ideas what is causing the juddering? thanks


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Asked on 04 Nov 2008

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Hi, My car is a Focus 06. I have heard what seems to be a rattle coming from underneath the car (but only at certain revs) it sounds like a loose bolt jolting around inside my gearbox? it hasnt got any worse but it wasnt there when I got the car? my local dealer said to come back if it gets worse? I think they are trying to blag me? thanks


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Ford Focus 1.8TDCi registered Jan 2005. I get a squealing noise on start up that may last a minute or so then disappears. This is most noticeable when weather conditions are damp/wet and mainly (though not exclusively) is not there if weather is dry. What is like source / cause? Also have had ignition light stay on on one occasion at start up for duration of short trip (1.5 miles or so). On switching engine off and restarting after this short trip it reverted to working normally and going out when engine started. Likely cause of apparent temporary malfunction?


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I'VE FORD IKON - 1.6, 2000 MODEL. WHICH COOLANT AND IN WHAT PROPORTONS SHOULD I PUT IN THE RADIATOR(COOLANT : DISTILLED WATER ?)


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hi i have a 1.6 td estate focus 55 plate it has done 85000 miles. The turbo went so i got a freind to get me one and fit it. but the replacemant turbo lasted about 30 miles and blew again. So i bought one and fitted it myself and the turbo lasted about 1 mile and blew the seals again.the turbo The oil is leaking at the air intake side of the turbo. its getting plenty of oil and the return pipe is clear, could it be the intercooler blocked. any ideas please


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ihave just purchased ford fiesta finesse 1998 s reg 1300does it have a cambelt or chain driven


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I have a Fiesta 1.25Ghia, 1998 S reg. Great runner except when cold - starts first time but then misfires/judders and loses power for first 3 or 4 miles. Something simple to put right?


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hello, since last night i have noticed my car.. focus 1.8zetec v reg, kind of chugging and a bit of a smell which is kind of 'eggy' just wondering how bad this problem is etc, also there is another problem which i have had for a while where whilst changing gear or slowing down the revs seem to jump up before slowly settling? any help much appreciated. many thanks


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what does it mean when you go through water as in, it has been raining really hard and there is puddles. The air is on and the belts start to squeel and your car battery light comes on and it feels like for a split second the car is shorting out? The battery light comes on and off. I drive a VW Jetta 2002 wagon with 59000 miles on it. Thank you


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hi, i have a 2000 ford focus zetec 2.0 ESP, and i've just noticed the throttle cable has become slack, by about an inch, how can i tighten the throttle cable, or is there a chace its broken? thanks jack


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I have a ford focus 2001 1600cc. How many 1000 miles should the engine last? its done 75000 at present.


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I've just bought a 53-plate Sport KA with the 1.6 8v Duratec engine, can you tell me when the cambelt needs replacing? Someone told me that these engines are chain driven and therefore don't have a cambelt? Many thanks.


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Hi, we have an x reg mondoe 2l zetec and when driving it upto 4000 revs it seems to struggle and it feels like its backing off even when you put the accelerator all the way down. We have checked the airflow and parts around it and everything seems ok, any suggestions please?? many thanks.


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I have a 1999 Ford Ka, the engine misfires when it is idling. It has had 4 new spark plugs and also new HT leads, any ideas what the cause of the problem might be?


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hi have purchased a 1.8dti ford focus starts first flick of the key but after about 1 minute idles uneven , no smoke problems , drives very well with no lack of power or flat spots no other problems other than uneven , low idle , does not cut out and still fires on all four cylinders ok any thoughts regards kevin ( hgv mechanic)


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1.25 ford fiesta zetec 16v (2000) Car runs fine upto 30mph, then it starts to rattle, the higher the speed and the longer I rev, the worse the rattling gets until the whole car, pedals, steering and gearstick all wiobble excessivly everytime i accelerate, disengaging the clutch results in the wobbling going, as soon as i put my foot down it comes back. After about 30 minutes of driving, the wobble is so bad it can be felt at slower speeds of 15mph, and the dashboard gauges start to fail, first the temp gauge resets to exactly halfway, then the fuel does the same... 5 minutes later the rev dial gets stuck a 7000 revs, and then finally the speedo gets stuck at 0. If I turn off the car for a few hours the dials all work again, but the engine is still wobbly, it also makes a very feint rattle when revving (like scraping metal sound). Car has done 107k miles, recently had coils replaced, I think the timing belt was done at some point.


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Hi can you tell me when the camshaft belt needs changing on a 1998 1.9TDi Galaxy, Thanks


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Hi, I have an Fiesta Courrier endura DI (75PS). The whole cooling system is new (thermsotat, waterpump, radiator and fan). my car overheats when I drive uphill and when I try to keep my velocity (110km/h). If I drive the same road uphill at 90km/h, I have no overheating. there is no sign of headgasket failure (no leak of oil, no bubble in water, ...) any idea?? thank you - Yves from France


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Hiya. I own a 2000 Ford KA Lux and recently there has been a distinct whirring sound coming from the engine, its particulaly loud when the engine is cold and when it first starts up. There are no warning lights coming on on the dashboard and apart from the noise it seems to be driving normally. It also seems to be louder in lower gears or when the car is in low revs. Could it be the fan belt? If so can i change this myself? Thanks for any help you can offer me xx


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Hi. Can you please tell me if my forcus 2.0l ghia 2000 w reg is a non-interference engine. with thanks.


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HI. If the cam belt gos on a focus 2.0l ghia 2000 w reg will it reck the engine. regards Matt.


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I have a 1999 (V) Focus 1.8 tddi that has done 87000 miles. I have noticed that there is a significant amount of oil in the intercooler and also an amount of oil in both of the pipes leading from the intercooler. There is a similar amount of oil in both pipes, but slightly more in the one leading to the turbo. The car emits quite a lot of black smoke under full throttle and feels a little sluggish. Other than it drives as usual. Fuel economy is unaffected. What do you think could be causing this?


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Asked on 27 Jul 2008

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How do I get under the engine cover to change the spark plugs for a 2004 Ford c-max. I can open the front part but cannot get enough gap to get to the spark plugs as the cover is still attached at the back?


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Asked on 26 Jul 2008

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i have a ford escort estate with an 1800 zetec engine 1998, when cold will not tick over and when it does start the engine surges and runs eraticly and stops after reving up then slowing down then stops have you any ideas please


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Asked on 24 Jul 2008

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i have a ka 51 plate, about 3 months ago i noticed that the water was leaking, however topping it up once a week seemed to keep the problem at bay. then one day on the way to work the inlet manifold gasket finally gave way and we realised with the help of green flag and my local mechanic that this had been the problem all along. so happy it was fixed ive been driving about for two weeks. then this morning when i went to my car i noticed the ground was damp. sure enough its leaking again, not sure where from. but is this a car fault, or was the job not done properly in the first place, loath to pay to have the same problem fixed two weeks later!! if it is their fault will they make me pay a second time???


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Hello there, can you just reassure and remind me that a Ford Galaxy Ghia 2.0 TDCI does not need a cambelt change. I did read it somewhere or some one told me already in the past but I am not sure if I was dreaming it. Can you put me out of my misery? Thanks! Kind Regards Dominic


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I have a 03 plate fusion which sometimes got no go when ya put ya foot down (splutters/ chugs) & the engine management like has came on briefly twice


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How do you remove the rear light cluster from a ford treet ka. Need to change the brake light bulb. Have removed the fixing nuts but it won't budge


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I own a Fiesta Zetec 1.25, T reg. I drive for about 4~5 miles and the heater gauges on the dash board goes up to the red mark. When I go around 4k rev's the temperature gauge goes back to the middle point. I then drive for a while and the temperature gauge goes back upto the red mark. The temperature gauge again comes back down once I approach 4k rev's. The fan operates. What can be the problem? Thanks.


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Hi I have a 52 plate Ka lux and was wondering when teh cam belt is dueto be changed but readin gother questions and answers it seems it may have a chain instead what does this mean with regards to maintaining the cars engine? Thanks


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Focus 2.0 petrol 53 plate - 44000 miles. At idle and up to about 2000 rpm heard rattling noise from cam belt cover and tested with stethescope - sounds like belt/tensioner. Just had replaced but noise still there although not quite as bad. Garage suggests might be power steering pump resonating through engine. Water pump checked and is ok. Is there anything else it could be.


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Have just purchased 1999 fiesta finesse 1.3 does this model have timing chain if so when will it need replacing. Also engine very rattly its done 92000 miles what causes should I be looking for? If well maintained will this engine be good for many more miles? Many thanks


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i have a 04 mondeo 2.0 tdci when i try to start my car the starter motor spins and the car dont start is there an easy way to change the motor


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Do you normally change the water pump when you change the timing belt and tensioners on a 1.6 petrol ford focus 2000? Many thanks


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Could you tell me the estimated cost for changing the timing belt (and tensioners) and water pump for a 2000 Ford Focus 1.6 Petrol


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Dear Sirs 2001, X reg, Mondeo, 1.8, Verona, Zetex engine Appear to be slowly leaking coolant from the area around the thermostat / temperature sender housing. All hoses checked for splits and securement of hose clips. Leakage seems possibly come from where the black plastic housing which is bolted onto the engine. I have heard that this housing being made of plastic can distort or split . I would be most grateful if you could give me your expert opinion on what may be the possible causes of this leakage. Best regards Norbert


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New drive belt fitted due to sqealing at start up on a 2001Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec.I am now experiencing since the new belt fitted an intermittent whirring sound coming from the engine.


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Hi, I have a 52 plate Mondeo 2litre TDCI. While driving to work the engine cut out without warning and I rolled to a stop. I could not restart it and there were no warning lights to indicate a fault. There is fuel up to the injectors but the engine will not start.


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I own a 2004 mk3 Mondeo 130 TDCI with 47k on the clock and over the past few months I’ve been having problems with the cooling system. When accelerating on the motorway the engine heats up as normal but as soon as I slow down in traffic or come off the motorway onto slower roads the temp gauge goes straight down to about 60 degrees and less sometimes. The thermostat was changed which made no difference and a diagnostic test was carried out by Ford which came up with nothing. As a last resort the thermostat was changed again and it seemed to do the trick, the engine was heating up very quickly from cold and the temp gauge showed 90 degrees at all times. This lasted about 3 weeks but for some reason the car is over cooling again with exactly the same symptoms as before. Can you tell me what you think the problem might be? Thanks in advance for any advice.


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please can you advice of the gap for the tappets on my ford ka 1.3 on 52 plate thank you brian ps gap when eng is cold


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Asked on 25 Jun 2008

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i noticed a leak in my water pump and want to know how much it will cost to get a new water pump and have it repaired, i have a w reg z tec ford focus.


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Hi I have a 52 plate 1.4 TDCI ford fiesta Finesse I have just done 92,000 miles can you tell me when the Timing belt requires changing. I also have a slight tick from the Engine which seems to be coming fromt he fuel Injector. I have had this problem previously and found the one of the seals gone on the inlet manifold. when replaced the tick went however it as returned but the seal is ok can you please advise.


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My '07 (56 plate) Galaxy (approx 11000 miles) is pinking through gears 2-5. Worse between 2000 and 3000 rpm. The computer analysis is not showing a fault but one is clearly there. What could this be and what can be done? Thanks.


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Hi I drive a 2008 Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi, which I have only had for a couple of months. Every now and again when I start my engine up the engine makes a rattling noise and shakes the whole car, but it only happens when I've returned to the car after a short period. It is fine when I start it up first thing in the morning or after a long period without driving it. I was just wondering if you have any idea what the problem could be?


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Further to previous question regarding 2.0l Mondeo losing power on motorway, no warning, no smoke etc, problem due to large split on pipe from intercooler to intake manifold. Thanks, Mike


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Hi, I have a 52 Ford Focus 1.8TDDI. Ever since I acquired it last year it has had a coolant loss problem which is baffling me. Sometimes it loses 1 Litre of coolant in about 300 miles sometimes less, sometimes more. The problem is the Ford dealer and an Independant garage don't seem to know where it is going. Looking for tell-tale signs, I have found pink/red staining on the top of the starter (the first starter I had to replace as it was heavily corroded and failed). I can never seem to find any wet patches though. The thermostat housing SEEMS OK, but there is plenty of surface corrosion on one of the pipes on the metallic bypass pipework underneath. Are there any weak spots where it is common to lose coolant in this vicinity? There doesn't seem to be any evidence that it is a head gasket issue.


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Ford Mondeo Estate 2.00 litre 130bhp. The glow plug light has started to flash, is it safe to drive to the nearest Ford Dealer - 10 miles away? Many thanks. John Womersley


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I have a Ford Focus 1.8 TDCi on a 53 plate. What is the life expectancy of the turbo and is there any servicing that needs doing to the turbo.


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Hi JenningsFord, I have a ford focus 2004 tdci with 90k on the clock. It makes a nasty noise upon start up whether cold or hot and the noise also continues as the car is idling. When under load, accelerating or cruising their is no noise. It sounds as if something is rubbing and at first I thought cambelt but on inspection it seems to be coming from the fanbelt or some other belt and I can smell something rubbing from down there! The betls all looks fine and the car drives fine, would do you think the problem could be?? Any other belts that could be rubbing or catching something??? Thanks in advance Richard Puddle


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Asked on 07 Apr 2008

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Hi, I have a ford focus 02 1.8 tddi bought a week ago. The abs and handbrake lights on dashboard are permanently on and second problem is when i am on the motorway i find it really hard to gain speed in fifth gear. some times In fourth gear my speed can go to 70 mph but if i change it to fifth gear it reduces and comes to 40 or 50 miles. can you please help me with this problem?Thanks


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I have a 2004 Ranger and i need to know the injector sealing washer arrangement? I believe thst here are three washers and but i dont know the arrangement!


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Hi, I have a 2002 1.3 Ford KA, I was just wondering if my Fod KA, has a Cam Belt, or a chain. Either way, what would the timescale / mileage be, for changing either the cam belt / chain?? Many Thanks


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a ford transit van losing water no visual leaks, leaks when running but not when its not in use?


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Does my '04 plate OHC Ford ka need the tappets checking every service like my '99 Pushrod Ka used to?


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Hi, I have recently purchased a 56 plate 2.0 TDCI Focus. It is a year old with 11k on the clock. I have had the following messages come up twice in the last two weeks: "Engine System Fault" followed by "ESP System Fault" - these messages are displayed in the dash / trip computer area and the Engine fault has a corresponding red LED on the left of that area lit while the ESP fault lights an amber LED on the right. The ESP light also comes on in the speedo dial. Both times the AA have been out, told me no fault codes are stored, cleared the messages and the car seems fine. Both times occurred while the car was still relatively cold and under acceleration (one time accelerating hard and the other accelerating normally) - the faults seem to kill the car's power - limp mode? I have the car booked in at a dealer next week but would be interested in any thoughts you had and if you'd seen the problem before. The only mention I can find online about it suggests a faulty weld on the intercooler pipe? It's a real shame as I really like the car but currently have no confidence in it. Many Thanks, Jason.


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Hi, My 52 plate Mondeo TDCI 130 has just started overheating and the interior vents are only blowing cold regardless of temp position. The heater is manual not cc. Coolant level is ok, although expansion tank feels cold. Any advice please? Thanks


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glowplug light stays on for 10seconds every time i turn ignition wether engine is hot or cold


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Hi, recently disconnected battery to replace starter motor then reconnected now ABS light comes on and car jumps along road like someone learning to drive.Was wondering if this could have something to do with cars memory?


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Asked on 06 Dec 2007

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hi,i have an 03 transit tddi 2000,it wont start very well(need a lot of turning over) then it smokes like hell runs very rough and has no power,can anyone explain why it has only done 27000


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hi could you help me please, i have just purchased a 1996 ford galaxy 2.0 petrol sometimes the car runs fine but others it seems to lack power like it has a flat spot when i accelerate. also the revs are at 1000rpm then dip down to 0 and rise back up whilst parked up, and sometimes when braking at junctions etc, mostly this happens when warm but does not happen all of the time i also noticed a fowl smell like bad eggs in and around the rear of the car please could you shed any light on these problems.thank you.malc


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Asked on 30 Nov 2007

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Hi, i have a ford fiesta courier 1.3 R reg Van, Which keeps cutting out at junctions and has lost power some times it wont even pull off in 1st and then you just feel the engine like kicks in and it pull really good. and some times im driving a long and it starts to kangaro and if this means anything if i go down the motorway the max speed i can get is 72mph no faster and it take about 15 mins on flat ground to get from 60 to 70 with my foot all the way down on the accelerator pedal. more info to try and cure the problems i have had a new idol valve fitted and a new tps sensor oh and a starter motor and before i had the above done i had plenty of power and reached 70 very easily. please help me many thanks ben


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Asked on 18 Nov 2007

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I have recently had a new turbo and erg valve fitted to my transit van, acceleration has improved but not 100% i now have a fault code of B214. could you possibly shed some light as to what this code means and what i need to do to rectify this. the transit is y reg 2000cc 280swb


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Asked on 15 Nov 2007

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hi i recently bought a 2004 focus c-max 1.6 tdci it has done 45000 miles. ive had to take it back to the garage i bought it from twice already and its going back again tomorrow. they have already changed a turbo pipe and turbo itself they said the turbo was starved of oil. but when i ask what could cause that they just say it could be a number of things. any idea why this would happen ? also since ive had it back and done only 700 miles its used a litre and a half of oil hence why its going back tomorrow again. could using this much oil damage the engine at all ? and any idea what could be wrong? thanks neil


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Asked on 14 Nov 2007

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can you tell me has a mondeo 2000 tdci got a timing belt or chain and how often it needs to be changed it is a 53 plate


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i have a mondeo 2000 tdc1 53 plate it stalls very easy when i am moving off which is not normal for disil


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I have a ford festia [reg J]. I have noticed a patch of oil on my driveway. What could be wrong. The car drives ok but when i first start it up alot of smoke comes out of the exhaust.


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A couple of weeks ago water started rapidly leaking from my Ford Fiesta Finnesse 2000 model (W Reg), i got this checked out and it seems one of the core plugs is damaged. What could cause this as im having trouble finding an answer? also, what is the best way to change the plugs?


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I have a Fiesta Flight 1.8 Diesel and rescently it has started to idle faster than normal when stopping at say a junction if I switch the engine off and restart it goes back to normal and back to fast idle again is there a switch or control faulty


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Asked on 29 Oct 2007

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I have recently bought a used Ford KA3. My dealer, driving instructor and motorcare shop assistant all told me it would be OK to use ANY antifreeze/coolant to top up the reservoir - even though it says in the manual not to mix different colours. Any of the containers I looked at in the shops are opaque and you can't see inside to see what the colour is anyway. Having triple-checked, I bought some and now that I have it, have discovered it's blue - and the stuff in my reservoir is an orangey colour. Is it DEFINITELY OK to use this to top it up?


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Do the fuel injectors on a 2.5 litre normally aspirated Transit engine need to be maintained or replaced on a routine basis, and if so, at what frequency?


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what rpm at tick over should a ford focus zetec 2.0 petrol be ,mine is 750, this seems too low for me ,is it possible to increase it to 900..,


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Asked on 16 Oct 2007

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HI I HAVE A 05 MONDEO 2 LITRE TDCi . IT MAKES A LOT OF NOISE WHEN COLD BUT NOT SO BAD WHEN HOT. COULD IT BE THE TAPPETS ARE THEY HYDRAULIC OR ADJUSTABLE. ANY ADVICE WOULD BE APPRECIATED THANKS


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Asked on 12 Oct 2007

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Hi, i have a ford fiest diesel 1800 on an N plate 96. I have trouble starting it. I have to turn the engine over for about 15 seconds everytime to start, when it starts it will run for about 3 seconds then cut out, then at second start it will run fine with puff of white smoke coming out of the exhaust. I have had the heater plugs replaced but this has made no difference, could you possibly share your thoughts on this problem. Thanks Justin


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Asked on 08 Oct 2007

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I have a 1.6 2003 ford fiesta and it appears to be misfiring. It is more pronounced when the engine is cold and when it is pulling hard at lower revs. The car was serviced at a ford dealer less than a month ago. Any help appreciated


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Asked on 02 Oct 2007

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I have an early 2004 C-Max 1.8 petrol (120) Ghia. When sat in traffic I put on the electric parking brake, the problem is that I had to press the switch about four times before it would release - is this a common problem. Also the car seems to lack umph below 3000 RPM, once you get it over 3000 it flies, is this normal?


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Asked on 01 Oct 2007

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Hi, I have a '01 Focus which is overheating when driven at speed uphill, but is ok otherwise. The thermostat has been changed and it has been pressure tested without any sign of a problem. Any ideas? Could the coolant be incorrect? Thanks, John


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Asked on 30 Sep 2007

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I HAVE A ESCORT 1.6 AUTO 1992 AND THE ENGINE SEEMS TO IDAL VERY FAST I HAVE TRIED THE IDAL VALVE TO NO AVAL AND THE BRAKES SEEM TO BE VERY HARD WHEN FIRST USEING THE CAR BUT SEEM TO EASE AFTRE A WHILE ANY IDEAS


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Asked on 30 Sep 2007

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The engine warning light for my Ford Ka keeps switching on despite having done the following: changed spark plugs, sensors(2), catalytic converter and exhaust pipe. On average it happens once every month! Thank you.


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Asked on 27 Sep 2007

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Hi I have a ford fiesta 16 si ,the problem is when you put your foot on the throtle, it whip the sterring to the left ,and when you take your foot of the throtle, it whips the sterring to the right can you help.


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Asked on 20 Jul 2007

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I am having a terrible time trying to find out how much it should cost to fix my EAC fault on my fiesta. I was told by my ford dealership that it was one of three things and i would have to start at point one...a new choke pedal. I have had to have the Choke pedal replaced which cost £80 but that worked for a day and then the EAC fail started coming on again along with the engine management sign. I took it back to the ford dealer who said that it will cost me a further £720 to have the car fixed, and there are no guarantees this will stop it! surely this is a bit too expensive, something to do with possibly needing a new ecu ? i have typed in EAC fail into google and hundreds of people seem to have a problem with this and i am finding it very frustrating and my partner has now said he wants a second opinion from another garage. The car has only done 15,000 miles in 4 and a half years and has been fully serviced and well looked after. Should it cost this much or am i being taken for a ride? or is this a known fault? nobody seems to be talking any sense


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Asked on 02 Jul 2007

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hi i have a v reg 2.3 for galaxy.for a couple of months now i have been having a problem with it and i am at my wits end as to what is causing it.when i am driving in the lower gears say i have just pulled away in first and sometimes while i am driving in second the car is really slow and sometimes judders then all of a sudden seems to get its power back then shoots off.i have changed the plugs,oil filter,air filter and fuel filter but it still happens.When i changed the plugs it rectified it for about a week.I have also noticed that when i am static at a junction the car revs at 1000rpm but it keeps dipping then comming back up like it is struggling.I have taken the car to a garage,they put the car on the computer but no codes came up.I asked them where we go from here and was told not sure it may be something you will have to put up with.needless to say i will not use them again. i hope you can shed some light on this.thanks


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My 1997 Diesel Ford Fiesta will start 1st time but after idling for about 10 secs the revs increase and it cuts out after that it will take about 3 attempts to start then it will be fine until the next time i come to start it from cold the symptoms have been exactly the same for over a week now. Can you suggest what the problem might be please?


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Asked on 27 Jun 2007

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Asked on 26 Jun 2007

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hi , great site , i own a ford mondeo ( verona ) 1800 cc on a S (1998) plate . i check the car over once a week . this week i had the car running and noticed a noise ( wich seems to be comming from the drivers side of the engine bay ) the car is not using oil or water , the engine code is WM . how can i check if the noise is a water pump , power steering pump or air con pump fault ? the car drives well without any problems , just this noise . many thanks and keep up the great work .


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Asked on 27 May 2007

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when idling and with a/c on you can hear a definate solonoid click then the engine rattles like hell for about 10seconds before going back to normal this rattle also is quite audible when driving and as rev's drop say at a roundabout you can hear it till you touch the throttle again to accelerate. The performance of the car is unaffected and gives great performance both in economy and speed for the 2.0 litre diesel 5 door mondeo 05 130 I am about to have the aux belts changed will this fix or is it bigger prob?? oil /filter has been changed every 7k with the last one a week ago


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Asked on 21 May 2007

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my wife has put a 50/50 mix of fuels into a ford fiesta which is under warranty & they are telling me that the whole fuel system needs replacing including injectors,fuel pump etc. Is this neccessary ?


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HI, I have a fiesta LX and I need to drain the coolant as it needs replacing. How do I do this?


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i have a focus 1.8 tdci. when the engine is warm and i am driving in 4th or 5th gear between 1000 and 2000 rpm and try to accelerate there is a misfire. any ideas thanks.


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Asked on 05 Mar 2007

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i have a 1.8 td focus which keeps cutting itself out without warning only the heater plug light flashes if i turn the ignition off then back on the car will start but sometimes the pump goes into limp mode any idea ???????


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Asked on 22 Feb 2007

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My coolant levels are low and i have bought some antifreeze coolant is it okay to add this new coolant (mixed to the correct guidelines 50:50) directly. The coolant is SUPER COLDMASTER Antifreeze and my car is a Fiesta Flight '51 plate


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I have a focus 1.6 lx and i have noticed a noise from my geerbox when the engine is cold is this normal


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The engine in my Mondeo makes a strained rattling noise when I accelerate to over 4000 revs, but not at anything under this. Any ideas?


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Asked on 17 Jul 2001

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My car has started to use a lot of water. It has also started to misfire and seems to have lost acceleration. What could the problem be and are the symptoms related?


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Asked on 06 Jun 2001

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Whenever I am stuck in traffic or driving slowly in low gears my car overheats, although this does not happen on a fast run.


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There is an odd sound, like a bag of nails, at the top end of my engine - particularly when it is cold. What is the problem and is it serious?


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Asked on 06 Jun 2001

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I have had several years of faultless service from my car, but recently it has become very difficult to keep the revs up far enough to keep it running when I stop at junctions. This is particularly bad first thing in the morning. What is the problem?


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Asked on 06 Jun 2001

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Recently, my fan belt broke and I fitted an emergency spare. However, I have not had the chance to get it replaced properly. Will it be alright to use the spare in the long term or is it only designed for the short term?


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The engine on my car seems to be extremely temperamental. When I start it, it turns over very slowly until it cuts out. What could be wrong with it?


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My car often overheats in hot weather. What should I do to prevent this happening on long journeys?


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Asked on 06 Jun 2001

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There is a whirring noise from my car's engine when it is idling. However it stops as soon as I press the clutch pedal. Is this serious and do you have any advice?


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Asked on 06 Jun 2001