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I had a problem with water leakage and steam blasting from the water tank whilst driving. The themostat and some sort of sensor was changed and my car is now running fine but for some reason the water lights are all flashing the engine light is on and so is the warning light. Do you think it may just need reseting at a garage? Thanks
Submitted: 21/05/2016 13:45:03 | ID: 131811
Hi, I have just bought a Fiesta 1.4 Titanium 2010 and noticed that the interior light doesn't come on when opening the drivers door, but does when I open the passenger door . Also the "lights left on" door chime doesn't work. Also when the drivers door is open it doesn't display on the instrument cluster , but all other doors do display ok Please can anyone help?
Submitted: 14/05/2016 20:29:06 | ID: 131521
The radio/cassette has stopped working since yesterday and also the buzzer letting you know if the lights are on when stopped. We have just had it repaired when all the lights on the left hand side wouldn't work including the hazard lights. My husband thinks it may be a fuse but we cannot find any thing about it in the hand book
Submitted: 03/05/2016 11:26:43 | ID: 131107
Water leak above rear wheel arch in boot. Not related to window seal or washer bottle. Please advise
Submitted: 28/04/2016 17:37:13 | ID: 130928
Radio code for 4500 RDS EON please. I don't see serial number handy.
Submitted: 19/04/2016 17:47:42 | ID: 130589
Radio Code please: 4500 RDS EON?
Submitted: 19/04/2016 17:46:20 | ID: 130588
My fan heater is only working on number 4 any help please
If your heater sustem is otherwise working fine.. i.e. hot and cold, but your blower will only respond to OFf and Full blast then you probably have a defective speed control resistor... or the connector plug to is is deteriorated. Many people have this issue and change the whole of the blower at great expense and a lot of work, when a resistor is always much cheaper and nearly always easier tto fit. Had this prob with my Citroen Relay and removed the resistor.. found the multiplug to it had one defective connection.. removed, cleaned and reattached connections and it now works fine.. turns out my resistor was good anyway.. cost.. ZILCH! R Evans from Caerphilly
just a quickie on 'popular auction site' .. all resistors less than £20 some less than a tenner!! R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 17/04/2016 00:07:35 | ID: 130477
I have just had a complete replacement of my exhaust system completed by ATS Glasgow, about 2 weeks after the work had been completed. I noticed a rumbling sound. I took it back to ATS and they changed the back box but it has made no difference. I was told by the technician the sound was coming from the engine and I most probably had a hole in one of the rubber pipes. I have checked the vehicle, I can;t find any holes in any pipes. The car just passes the M.O.T. and I asked the mechanic as i thought it may be the H.T. leads. He said it would have been picked up on the M.O.T if there had been a problem. The car still sounds like it has a hole in the exhaust. Anyone, any ideas? (Ford Fiesta Finesse MK 5 2004) Thanks J.K.
Submitted: 16/04/2016 22:21:59 | ID: 130474
1996 1.1 petrol. recent new clutch and rear brake shoes. Been running fine. Took it to Cardiff and journey fine. Running around town no problems. Journey home to Bournemouth; extreme lack of power on hills. Down through gears etc. Down to 10mph. Seems ok on flat. Could the new clutch be slipping or the new rear shoes getting hot due to binding?
Submitted: 09/04/2016 08:47:50 | ID: 130143
HI I AM DRIVING FORD FIESTA 1.4i CVH IT GIVES ME PROBLEM AFTER STARTING IT STARTS NICE IDDLE NICE BUT AFTER FEW MOMENT IT START STALLING THE IDDLING AND GOES UP AND DOWN I HAVE CHANGED THE IDDLING CONTROL VELVE STILL DOING THE SAME.WHEN ITS HOT ITS NOT BAD AND YOU CAN EVEN SEE THE IMMOBILIZER LIGHT FLASHING WHEN IT DOES THAT IT IDDLE FOR SOME SECONDS THEN CUTS AIR ON THE IDDLING VELVE. CAN ANY ONE HELP PLS
Where is the moderator? "Please do not submit questions featuring all upper-case letters as these will be immediately deleted." R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 07/04/2016 17:35:52 | ID: 130074
the prong that clicks into the middle back seat has been lost and would like to purchase another if possible
Submitted: 05/04/2016 18:17:33 | ID: 129984
Hi i had my clutch done. Started fine when i got it bak the first time. Then tried to start it second time it wouldn't turn over . Everything lights up but then nothing. I was told it was starter motor so had a new one but then on the test drive i could feel the battery being drained. Now its bak to square one it wont turn over. Any idea why?.
Submitted: 25/03/2016 15:14:59 | ID: 129450
I have a 1.2 fiesta . Had a new heavy-duty battery and now intermittently won't start and have to get a jump any help please
Submitted: 24/03/2016 22:26:19 | ID: 129433
Had new heavy-duty battery fitted intermittently it just won't start and have to get a jumpstart. We know that on the days it wont start there is a power drain from something.Had it in garage for 3 days but can't find problem. Any suggestions please. This is a 1.2 NOT A ZETAC
Submitted: 24/03/2016 22:17:46 | ID: 129432
some times when you open the car with the remote fob you get a noise similar to radio interference also when you start the car it comes on and stays on for a few minutes i took it to ford and they want to change the radio module but also state this may not be the problem so further investigation (cost) any ideas gordon
Submitted: 24/03/2016 14:09:46 | ID: 129419
Hi, I bought myself a 2011 Ford Fiesta 1.6 Sport. The dealers replaced the rubber in the steering wheel, but now there's a noise coming from the two front wheels when I turn left or right, and even when I drive over a speed hump. What could possibly be the problem?
Submitted: 22/03/2016 11:50:05 | ID: 129333
The dont want to pickup the spark come and go when u release the key.i replaced coilpack and crank sensor
Submitted: 18/03/2016 05:03:43 | ID: 129153
good day, removed my fiesta's battery to change the starter. after replacing the battery i noticed the engine light is now permanently on and the fuel pump does not start.. is this limp mode and how do i reset?
Submitted: 16/03/2016 17:17:57 | ID: 129094
I have an issue with my fiesta 1.25 51 reg every couple of days the engine management light comes on and stays on for a few days then goes off again for a few days. Has anyone got an idea what could be wrong ? I've took all the sensor connections off and cleaned them. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance...
Submitted: 09/03/2016 20:57:24 | ID: 128789
I changed the headlight in 2011 fiesta now the car will not start have any clues?????
Submitted: 04/03/2016 18:08:46 | ID: 128536
Just bought a 58 plate 14dtci blue.... Can't seem to find the reset button for the dash. Is it part of the indicator stalk as there is nothing on it. Plus no buttons on the dash.. Thanks
Submitted: 02/03/2016 07:29:31 | ID: 128411
Please where is the fuse for the rear drivers side lights and which fuse do I need to put in there. Thank you
Submitted: 26/02/2016 10:01:49 | ID: 128196
Hi ive just bought a 2003 fiesta and the cd player works the radio is on but nothing not even noise coming out of it can some one help me.
Submitted: 22/02/2016 21:58:27 | ID: 128044
My car just come back from the garage. They put new clutch in. We've been out all afternoon in it. When we got back it park up the car jump on it. Own. So my husband. Went to car he thinks he heard knocking sound What could be the problem
Submitted: 19/02/2016 19:55:44 | ID: 127868
Hi all just bought a 2015 fiesta zetec i asked ford if it had a alarm and immoberliser fitted as standard but im not sure if it has has anyone else got a 2015 fiesta who knows or is there anyway of finding out if it has an alarm?
Submitted: 18/02/2016 20:02:50 | ID: 127832
Hi,when I first start my car in the morning,it struggles to start and thick white smoke comes out of the exhaust.once I have revved the car it's ok,runs fine and had more problems.do I have a serious problem?
Many vehicles throw out white smoke on first starting.. and your perception of THICK WHITE SMOKE may not be the same as someone else's.. in other words, it may appear to be a lot to you, but may be perfectly normal. One indicator that it may just be normal is that you say when you rev.. it goes. Have you checked the coolant level? Excessive white smoke can be indicator that coolant is getting into cylinders.. and over time you'd see the coolant level dropping significantly (some vehicles do seem to lose coolant with no obvious leaks). At the moment from the way you present your question, I'd not be too concerned about the white smoke unless you are losing a lot of coolant as well. The struggling to start may need a look at.. but it could be something simple like a service needed, battery may need changing, connections to starter may need a clean.. What you could try for a quick test is putting fuel additive in the tank as per instructions on bottle.. it may be that the fuel delivery system could do with a bit of flush. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 17/02/2016 15:30:05 | ID: 127762
My battery light stays on, the battery and audinator were checked and are good. Also I feel the car not as quick going into the next gear it seems to be struggling
Submitted: 15/02/2016 14:34:54 | ID: 127630
Hi this main sound stupid , I cannot switch my lights off , tried the stick all ways on the side next to the steering wheel , so when I am stationary and driving I have lights on permanently , thank you if you can help . When the is off it goes out but with engine started lights are on perminently . I am worried that it is going to run the battery down and to make matters worse I have the bonnet stuck closed
Submitted: 06/02/2016 10:33:33 | ID: 127203
Battery sign is showing on the dash board. Battery is hardly a year old. Could it be the alternator?
South Africa, battery light stays on even if the car is running Sipho from Northumberland
Submitted: 02/02/2016 13:54:46 | ID: 127040
n/s headlight height adjuster motor will not switch off. what can I do?
Submitted: 26/01/2016 12:02:14 | ID: 126725
Hi ive gt a 1.6 ford fiesta 2008 ive bought sum new headlight off a 2015 registers car plugs on back ov headlights are different is there any plug converter to convert my 2015 lights to fit a 2008 wiring loom
Submitted: 19/01/2016 20:06:00 | ID: 126401
I have just removed my car battery in 2010 auto petrol for charging up away from the car,but when re connecting when fully charged will i have to enter any codes into the radio etc
yes you probably will.. but if it is the original unit in the car, the code should be easy to find online without the need to go to Ford.. assuming you have lost the code ! R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 16/01/2016 21:22:24 | ID: 126269
When removing battery for charging up do you have to enter any codes into the radio etc or does the car remember all the info in its computer
Submitted: 16/01/2016 21:02:23 | ID: 126265
I am changing headlights and dip beams every two - three months on average. Is this normal, or is there something I can do to remedy this (no technical answers please - I am not a gear-head) ??
Submitted: 16/01/2016 09:18:04 | ID: 126227
Can you help what colour wire go to the reversing light and the earth colour wire on a Ford Fiesta 2013 1000cc rear wiring loom Cheers John
Submitted: 13/01/2016 15:16:33 | ID: 126045
My car alarm has been randomly going off? It says when I get into the vehicle "alarm triggered, please check vehicle" than it says "bonnet open"?? Anyone know what's happening and what I can do please!!
Jayne, sounds like the alarm system is confused.. you might have a failing bonnet switch, but it could be the alarm electronics itself.. have an auto electrician do some tests. R Evans from Caerphilly
Submitted: 04/01/2016 07:42:44 | ID: 125508
My 2014 fiesta wont start . Why? The radio and lights work
Submitted: 02/01/2016 06:03:00 | ID: 125411
Radio sometimes switches off when engine running. Radio display also affected at same time. Why ?
Submitted: 30/12/2015 19:52:28 | ID: 125333
2003 fiesta. When revving up at 5000 rpm the car runs lumpy. I have changed the catalytic converter, put in new spark plugs, new core pack, new ignition leads, crank shaft sensor, air flow sensor, new filters all round, all new oil. I don't know what else it can be, any ideas/suggestions gratefully received
Submitted: 25/12/2015 12:50:33 | ID: 125125
1998 fiesta ghia......temperature gauge permently on red, fan not working, car heater hot only...........is this a faulty engine control unit or is it responding to wrong info from for example a thermostat.........
Submitted: 20/12/2015 13:48:54 | ID: 124919
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