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Bremda, City of York

Ford Fiesta

2011 Ford Fiesta changed brake pads and now car won't excelerate any suggestions on what the problem is

Submitted: 02/09/2014 00:56:07 | ID: 102485

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Chris, Northamptonshire

Ford Fiesta

Hey everyone.For the past few weeks now, there`s been a warning light on my dash warning that a door is not shut, even though they all were. I`ve been told it`s a common problem with my modal of car.People have told me that a wire needs re-earthing, then others are telling me that there is a pressure 'something' that I could disconnect in the driver`s door to turn the light off. I need to know what I can do to sort it, as if I leave my inside light set to 'on' then it won`t go off when I lock the car. Any ideas please? Thanks.

Submitted: 29/08/2014 20:15:25 | ID: 102333

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Lewis, Stoke-on-Trent

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta When the engine is turned on there is around a 15 second delay for any of the dials to start moving, the radio to turn on and for any thing to appear on the dashboard screen. Recently removed the stereo and not sure if this was happening before hand. anyone experienced this before?

Submitted: 23/08/2014 21:07:17 | ID: 102008

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Jo, Aberdeenshire

Ford Fiesta

My fuel cover broke off. I have a replacement but cannot get the old one off. Can anyone help?

Submitted: 23/08/2014 18:23:33 | ID: 101998

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shikwambi Eliaser, Namibia

Ford Fiesta

My car radio is locked. I tried it 13 times but now it`s blocked. Please can anyone help me, tell me what can I do to reset my radio to start all over? Ford Fiesta Model 2005 1.4

Submitted: 22/08/2014 08:54:42 | ID: 101913

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gary, East Riding of Yorkshire

Ford Fiesta

How do I replace a powerfolding mirror?

Submitted: 18/08/2014 22:38:45 | ID: 101735

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Gilly sampson, East Sussex

Ford Fiesta

Why does my dashboard say High temperature engine?

Submitted: 18/08/2014 19:46:14 | ID: 101724

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debs, East Ayrshire

Ford Fiesta

Every so often after stopping anx starting when a switch the engine off i cAn hear the fan. Never used to hear it. Does anyone know why?

Submitted: 18/08/2014 17:01:18 | ID: 101716

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vic, Wrexham

Ford Fiesta

clutch won't work the pedal goes straight to the floor but there is a leak from the gearbox underneath

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The clutch slave cylinder has failed The gearbox will need to be removed and a replacment slave cylinder installed. Also a clutch would maybe required if contaminated with fluid Scott merrills from East Riding of Yorkshire

The clutch slave cylinder has failed The gearbox will need to be removed and a replacment slave cylinder installed. Also a clutch would maybe required if contaminated with fluid Scott merrills from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 17/08/2014 12:56:32 | ID: 101637

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Alison Thomson, South Lanarkshire

Ford Fiesta

I recently bought my car and only after a month the light on the dash comes on as if the engine is overheating and the engine slows down. I have checked the coolant bottle and it is fine. The arrow on the dash intermittently jumps up from normal to black and then normal again. Can you please help me? If I quickly turn the engine off, then wait a couple of minutes and turn it on again the light goes out. Please help.

Submitted: 12/08/2014 11:40:51 | ID: 101368

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SREEKANTH, India

Ford Fiesta

why my ford fiesta 2006 zxi diesel burn oil when running?

Submitted: 11/08/2014 12:02:55 | ID: 101315

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Terri Petherbridge, Essex

Ford Fiesta

My car is 1 year old and only done 5,600 miles and my engine has become extremely noisy. Can somebody tell me what's the matter with it.

Submitted: 11/08/2014 08:24:54 | ID: 101304

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Steve Saunders, Durham

Ford Fiesta

My coolant gauge registers normal when i first start driving then suddenly drops down to nought. i then have to turn engine off and then on again to get it to work again. any suggestions on how i can solve this problem.

Submitted: 07/08/2014 19:21:55 | ID: 101094

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valerie, City of Nottingham

Ford Fiesta

My sat nav won't charge. The terminals in car look rusty. How do you clean them. Very awkward to get at as it 's a vertical fitting. Is there some solution you can use?

Submitted: 06/08/2014 10:40:39 | ID: 101005

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David. J. Harrison, Essex

Ford Fiesta

Hi. The charger socket (aka. cigarette lighter) stopped working. I replaced the fuse behind the the glove compartment but it still doesn't. I've located another fuse near the engine but it's not clear how to open it and as it's plastic I'm concerned I`ll break it, obviously I'm hoping once this fuse is replaced it will work. Also my horn only works when it feels like it. I'm hoping it's just a connection problem and understand it's located near the inside of the bumper but I can't locate it. Any help/suggestion will be appreciated. Thanks. David

Submitted: 28/07/2014 23:41:18 | ID: 100529

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natashia, Cambridgeshire

Ford Fiesta

These last few days I've noticed my car making a dragging sound when I'm steering left or right, especially when reversing. There is no engine management light appearing. What could this be?

Submitted: 28/07/2014 16:25:33 | ID: 100503

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michelle, Lancashire

Ford Fiesta

My fiesta is 2 years old and only last week i noticed in 2nd n 3rd gear itsjudders slightly. What could this be

Submitted: 27/07/2014 20:20:54 | ID: 100454

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julie royal, Cambridgeshire

Ford Fiesta

hi I have a fiesta and ive no book with the car I have no code for the radio after trying to stop a light on the dashboard does anyone know the code for the radio 4500 eon and what the orange light might be the car seems to run fine and starts fine thanks

Submitted: 24/07/2014 18:14:47 | ID: 100291

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Muhthar, India

Ford Fiesta

I have Taken A second hand ford fiesta 2007 model.the 1st gear is not working while my car is in a small moving.All other gears are perfect.Is that a complaint or not? plzz help me

Submitted: 23/07/2014 08:15:30 | ID: 100189

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Steven Burrows, Essex

Ford Fiesta

Hello, When I turn left or right round corners, the red exclamation light (the same as when the handbrake is applied) on the dash lights up. Any idea why this may be? Thanks, Steve

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Check the brake fluid level. If low get the vehicle`s hydraulic system checked for leaks and check brake pads for wear. Check rear shoes for wear and cylinders for leaks Scott merrills from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 20/07/2014 13:37:51 | ID: 100045

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Juliet carter, Berkshire

Ford Fiesta

Hi I pulled out of the garrage last night, not after filling up tho, I accelerated into 2nd gear and picked up speed all of a sudden I felt a clunking noise and my car started to die, I heard the system slowing down and then the car told me the steering system has failed, I think this was because the car was stopping. I could not start it back when I did try to start it felt like my whole engine was shaking, I walk home quickly to get help to push it of the main road. By the time I reached back to my car which would have been about 15minutes, I tried to start my car and it started, it felt a lilttle loose when I was driving it home but no management light on or any thing. Recently my car has been jumping out of gear when I am waiting at the traffic lights etc. please could you help with any advise of what may be causing this to happen, kind regards Julie .

Submitted: 20/07/2014 10:56:53 | ID: 100033

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gareth, Bridgend

Ford Fiesta

Hi I have a annoying clunking and tapping sound coming from the front of my car when driving ,I have changed wishbones,drop links track and tie rods,anti roll bar bushes,new drive shafts both sides but still the same I have just had a mot and it flew thro when I got the car on axle stands and both front wheels are off the ground when I put it in gear on the right side works I'm running out of options please help

Submitted: 20/07/2014 01:05:27 | ID: 100015

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Pauline, Antrim

Ford Fiesta

While replacing the nearside front window regulator I released the lock assembly (central locking) and started to ease it and the regulator out of the door panel. As I was doing this, a piece of high density foam "packing", about the size of a box of Swan Vesta matches, fell out. The foam is precisely cut with varying thicknesses and angles incorporated into it. Haynes Manual makes no mention of this and I have no idea where it came from. Can anyone help me on this please?

Submitted: 19/07/2014 22:05:00 | ID: 100011

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Driver girl, Cumbria

Ford Fiesta

Since having a new set of injectirs fitted my car is putting a big cloud of black smoke out when accelerating quickly anyone got any clues ?

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Mine was doing the same, it was the egr valve. We cleaned it and it was fine for a couple of months then it starting kicking out black smoke again, we ended up fitting a blanking plate, it runs better than ever now. You can pick one up for under a fiver on ebay :) Vidia from Northumberland

Mine was doing the same, it was the egr valve. We cleaned it and it was fine for a couple of months then it starting kicking out black smoke again, we ended up fitting a blanking plate, it runs better than ever now. You can pick one up for under a fiver on ebay :) Vidia from Northumberland

Submitted: 16/07/2014 11:05:52 | ID: 99770

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Des Dodd, Australia

Ford Fiesta

Alarm sounds on start for about4 seconds with message "check tires" (yr2013 model ST)

Submitted: 16/07/2014 10:35:35 | ID: 99769

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Des Dodd, Australia

Ford Fiesta

My alarm sounds on start with message "check tyres"?

Submitted: 16/07/2014 10:20:20 | ID: 99767

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kurt, South Africa

Ford Fiesta

Hi there, I recently purchased a 1997 fiesta 1300i. I travel weekly and noticed that when I come to a standstill or when braking, the engine dies. Once I start-up again then its normal. When I rev the egine to about 4000rpm, the engine dies as well. I've checked the throttle sensor and cleaned the idling control valve, any advice on what the problem might be? Thanks in advance. Its the 1300i endura efi engine.

Submitted: 16/07/2014 05:06:52 | ID: 99757

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Harry Hatton, Nottinghamshire

Ford Fiesta

When the engine is turned on there is around a 15 second delay for any of the dials to start moving, the radio to turn on and for any thing to appear on the dashboard screen. Recently removed the stereo and not sure if this was happening before hand. anyone experienced this before?

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Mine`s doing the same, did you find the answer to your problem? Lewis from Stoke-on-Trent

Mine`s doing the same, did you find the solution to your problem? Lewis from Stoke-on-Trent

Submitted: 15/07/2014 18:17:11 | ID: 99727

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karen, Bridgend

Ford Fiesta

Hi I have a judering problem with my car and sometimes feels it wants to stall . It cuts out from time to time . And gets slugish on hills wont keep its speed up slows down .had coil pack sparks changed but has made no diffrance I have no lights on and cant find any faults with diagnistick machine .I noticed in nutral it judders andthe revs are slightly moving below one . And sometimes the revs are over one and judders alot more please help

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Think we found the culprit .hissing noise from air manifold .so suspect air leak fingers crossed its what were lioking for karen from Bridgend

It wasn`t the manifold and now I`ve discovered oil in my coolant. Any ideas? karen from Bridgend

Submitted: 14/07/2014 15:53:05 | ID: 99645

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Shaun Mahon, Greater London

Ford Fiesta

When the main beam is on, the front left headlight makes a continuous loud clicking noise. Does anybody know what it could be?

Submitted: 14/07/2014 11:05:23 | ID: 99637

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Mitch Jackson, Kent

Ford Fiesta

My headlights stay on when the engine is running when the light switch is to the off position. Also when everything is off and with the key out, if I turn on the lights the radio turns on?

Submitted: 13/07/2014 17:42:20 | ID: 99593

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Simon, Wiltshire

Ford Fiesta

My wife's car seems to have an intermittent starting fault. It's a 2007 model with approx 90000 miles FSH and due it's next service in a couple of weeks. On a number of occasions she has driven the car to town only to find when she returns to the car and try's to start it again it fails. On one occasion she called me to it and I couldn't start it either was turning over fine but not firing. I left it a while and phoned to get it recovered I then tried it one more time whilst waiting for RAC after about 20 mins and it then started. No warning lights flash up and temp whilst driving is normal. No issues when driving and car is used daily with fault happening about 8 times now. The fault has only happened shortly after car is driven she states that it always starts again if she then leaves it 20-30 mins . We have taken it to a local garage but they said as the car starts fine with no fault codes then they can't fix it until it develops the fault again. The car will be going for a service end of this month I am hoping someone may have come across a similar fault before so I can pass info on to garage when it goes in so we can get it sorted. Any info appreciated.

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Check battery oz from Greater London

Any update on this fault as I am having the same problem with mine. Also can hear a ticking noise every ten seconds whilst the car is running? Andrea from Lancashire

Any update on this fault as I am having the same problem with mine. Also can hear a ticking noise every ten seconds whilst the car is running? Andrea from Lancashire

Hi Andrea no real update from having a read on other forums I suspect that it may be a injector issue. I told the garage to have a look whilst it was in for service but they couldn't get fault to develop so looks like I may have to get Ford to check injector pressures etc. Simon from Wiltshire

Submitted: 13/07/2014 15:02:01 | ID: 99586

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Sam fuller, Surrey

Ford Fiesta

My engine makes an odd humming noise at over 2000 revs. Why is it doing this?

Submitted: 12/07/2014 15:47:43 | ID: 99514

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Kieran Oakley, Leicestershire

Ford Fiesta

Hi I have a 1993 ford car. My indicators stick when i use the lever. is there anything i can do to fix it?

Submitted: 08/07/2014 17:15:50 | ID: 99242

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Terence brown, Cambridgeshire

Ford Fiesta

After locking my car doors manually from the inside now the nearside rear passenger door won't unlock from inside. The rest work normally

Submitted: 08/07/2014 10:06:26 | ID: 99213

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malcolmmayhew, Surrey

Ford Fiesta

water pump do i nave to remove cambelton my 1000 zeetec

Submitted: 07/07/2014 13:50:01 | ID: 99137

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T Roach, Essex

Ford Fiesta

My fiesta will not accelerate properly . Up a long incline it gets slower and slower lorries have to pass me It is a 1300 engine (not zetec) I have changed air filter,fuel filter put in ingector cleaner but to no avail . It sorted itself out six months ago for about three months but now its returned

Submitted: 07/07/2014 10:20:40 | ID: 99124

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joannstearn@hotmail.com, Essex

Ford Fiesta

There is a random click noise when the engine is running and im parked up but also as I drive I hear it..seems to be coming from front right handside area.

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We appear to have the same problem on our 2011 fiesta zetec. Try turning the air conditioning off which should stop the fan coming on when you startup and during driving. This will hopefully stop the clicking. Martin baybutt from Lancashire

We appear to have the same problem on our 2011 fiesta zetec. Try turning the air conditioning off which should stop the fan coming on when you startup and during driving. This will hopefully stop the clicking. Martin baybutt from Lancashire

Submitted: 05/07/2014 07:41:17 | ID: 98989

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lee, Ireland

Ford Fiesta

Hi all, Have a nightware with my 2001 ford fiesta 1.25 zetec se ghia 5 door i bought the car as a non-runneras the previous owner over filled it with oil and he hadn't servided it in 2years either so i saved the poor motor haha :) now ive done a full service - spark plugs, oil, oil filter, pollen filter, air filter, full coolant change. Car was running great then i found the Brake master cyclinder was leaking brake fluid so i fixed that then i start the car again and everything when bad now the car is mis-firing, choking, shaking, water like liquid coming out the exhaust and the revs are bouncing even when idle in neutral and i can not control the revs onlys at 4,000 and the engine management light is flashing on and off randomly and i mean RANDOMLY like sometimes when i start up the car or sometimes when i have it running idle for a while. Now i'm a 3rd year apprentice mechanic so i buy and sell cars to help my low income. Now i've checked the coil and plugs there all sparking the leads are carring current fine theres no rips or corrosion on the leads or coil pack. When i first got the car it did have the engine management light on and the code was PO420 i cant remeber it was catalytic convertor treshold something anyway i didn't have alot of money so i went against my gut and bought a bottle of cataclean it was meant to fix the problem with the catalytic convertor and turn of the engine light but to my surprize it worked 100% amd done everything it said it would do ! anyway any advice or experience in what my problem may be ? i'm thinking trottle body/ mass air flow meter or EGR Valve ? thanks

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Hi it's your egr valve had same problem I took it out cleaned it runs perfect now matthew from Limerick

Hi it's your egr valve had same problem I took it out cleaned it runs perfect now matthew from Limerick

Submitted: 04/07/2014 21:38:58 | ID: 98977

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Alan Bingham, Nottinghamshire

Ford Fiesta

What is the other dipstick in my engine which is a 2012 Edge 1.4 Automatic gearbox? Is it the Automatic gearbox fluid level dipstick?

Submitted: 02/07/2014 23:30:23 | ID: 98877

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