1.25 ford fiesta zetec 16v (2000) Car runs fine upto ...

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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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Check the oil level on your car and then get it checked over

Asked on 04 Sep 2008


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