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G Earl, West Midlands

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta Zetec 2003 1.4 Car will not start, clicking noise coming from the camshaft. Camshaft is not turning, cambelt is not lose or broken but not turning camshaft. If the cambelt is damaged could it be a problem with the valves, which involves taking the engine head off, checking that valves are not damaged. How can this problem be diagnosed? Car has 70.200 miles on clock. Have been advised that the cost of completing this work could cost as much as £700-800. Car is in good condition but not worth much more than £1000+ Rescue service have completed normal checks battery, starter motor etc. Where should I seek further advice. Thanks

Submitted: 01/10/2014 21:14:22 | ID: 103926

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antony, Blackburn with Darwen

Ford Fiesta

i have a ford fiesta st and it jumps out of first gear now and again when setting off what could the problem be

Submitted: 01/10/2014 14:29:14 | ID: 103898

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Graham, East Lothian

Ford Fiesta

Rapid clicking sound from behind radio immediately on switching ignition off - lasts for 5 to 10 seconds then stops - is there a relay at fault ?

Submitted: 30/09/2014 21:56:24 | ID: 103862

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Lee Dando, Armagh

Ford Fiesta

Hi. Having serious problems with the warning lights and messages on dashboard. 2005 zetec 1.6 tdci. Most of the time the car drives fine, then all of a sudden many warning lights come on telling me things high engine temperature, steering failure and engine management failure. Dashboard Lights such as water in fuel system, engine problem, handbrake on,abs failure etc flash up yet the car is driving along fine. The speedometer will stop working too. If these lights come on before I try and start the car the engine won't even attempt to turn over as the immobiliser is set off. Yet if I lock the car and unlock and try again the car will start no problem. Mechanic is at a loss what this could be. He put a brand new battery in thinking computer wasn't getting enough power maybe? But this hasn't helped.

Submitted: 30/09/2014 20:36:41 | ID: 103857

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Emma, Cambridgeshire

Ford Fiesta

Hi. I have an 08 1.2 Fiesta Zetec and my phone or sat nav won't charge, although it does look rusty it's worked fine till now? Any ideas on how to change the fuse and what fuse it needs?

Submitted: 26/09/2014 07:58:43 | ID: 103674

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leonard fawcett, Lancashire

Ford Fiesta

Beeping volume on my indicator is too quiet?

Submitted: 23/09/2014 08:40:18 | ID: 103503

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leonard fawcett, Lancashire

Ford Fiesta

Beeping volume on my indicators is too low?

Submitted: 23/09/2014 08:37:17 | ID: 103502

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Wayne, City of Nottingham

Ford Fiesta

Problem I've got they was air in fuel so I've replaced the fuel filter and all the diseal lines including pump with all brand new ford parts the cars seems to fire up from cold but when it's warm it tends to start when it wants to today I had to pump the fuel why my gf tired it over and it fired up been told it could be fuel pump would a leaky injector corse this to start when it wants

Submitted: 16/09/2014 19:58:40 | ID: 103174

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Steven, East Riding of Yorkshire

Ford Fiesta

Hi ive got a loud whineing when driving my car ,,the faster i go the louder it gets ???was told it was an o/s/f wheel bearing ??/ that,s now bn done but the noise is the same ?? I can feel it through my steering wheel when driving ??anyone know what it might be???????

Submitted: 15/09/2014 18:25:06 | ID: 103142

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Sean, Derbyshire

Ford Fiesta

Just wondered if you could help me, when my girlfriends car is ticking over, once it's warm. There's a strange click noise then something starts up... Then stops, it's in the engine bay. Just wonder what you think this could be? Many thanks

Submitted: 09/09/2014 20:06:22 | ID: 102887

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Ray Bailey, Devon

Ford Fiesta

Why do I have overrun on my tdci engine when slowing down? I`ve been back to the supplier, they said there`s nothing wrong with the engine.

Submitted: 03/09/2014 16:39:06 | ID: 102561

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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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lindani, South Africa

Ford Fiesta

My car won't seem to start, I have lights flashing on the dash. The symbol in quetion is a car with a lock over it. The engine will not turn over. Help please

Submitted: 30/08/2014 22:50:42 | ID: 102400

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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

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You need to remove the radio from the dashboard and the code should be on the back of the radio, a four digit code. To remove the radio look in your car handbook, it`s fairly simple to remove, good luck ! Tim from Nottinghamshire

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?

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Hi. Did you find an answer? I`ve got the same problem! Emma from Cambridgeshire

Hi Did you find an answer, I`ve got the same problem? Emma from Cambridgeshire

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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