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Denise, Northamptonshire

Ford Fiesta

My car only blows cold air I think its the thermostat but I can't locate the thermostat to be able to test it what else could it be, the car runs fine also is this an expensive job is it an easy or hard job any advise would be grateful

Submitted: 24/11/2014 11:38:42 | ID: 106773

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Virginia Ncube, Lancashire

Ford Fiesta

I opened the driver's window and now I can't close it. Any ideas?

Submitted: 23/11/2014 16:40:39 | ID: 106720

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enright, Isle of Anglesey

Ford Fiesta

the front side lights do not work however the rear side lights work correctly. checked relevant fuses and earth connection, all o'k looking for assistance regards sha

Submitted: 23/11/2014 15:42:44 | ID: 106719

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irene donald, Cardiff

Ford Fiesta

when i start my car first time and try to turn the steering wheel the wheels are so stiff i cant move them but if i put the car into reverse and then move a little it releases and then its fine the rest of the day until it sits overnight again .. what could the problem be i have checked the fluid and its fine

Submitted: 20/11/2014 20:58:34 | ID: 106562

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Liz, West Yorkshire

Ford Fiesta

The audio system on my fiesta has stopped working. It's stuck on one radio station which cannot be changed. Nothing happens when you press the menu, radio, phone, aux etc buttons. Controls for radio on steering wheel also not working. Anyone else had this problem? Basically I'm stuck with Heart radio to listen to and that's it........help!!!

Submitted: 18/11/2014 21:38:56 | ID: 106449

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Louise, Essex

Ford Fiesta

Hello, I have a 53 plate fiesta zetec 1.4 petrol. A couple of months ago my engine management light come on on my dashboard I ran a diagnostics on it and it come up with the crankshaft sensor circuit A we cleaned the sensor and put it back no problems for a week then the light come on again and the diagnostics said the same thing, so brought a new sensor and put it on today before putting it on the light was on when I started it up, after the new sensor was put in turned the car on and still the light had come on again and still is now! I'm not sure what the problem is with the car it also doesn't want to turn over but that isn't all the time only now and again same with the light it comes on for a few hours and then goes off and can be off for about a week sometimes. Please help I'm baffled of what it could be. Thanks in advance

Submitted: 16/11/2014 21:16:42 | ID: 106299

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michael, Wexford

Ford Fiesta

In the last few weeks my car has been doing some odd things. 1. It would not start but was turning over. I left it for an hour, came back to try it and it started okay. This has not happened since. 2. I now notice the central looking makes a noise as if it was locking but the car starts ok. When it makes that locking sound I let the window down to see if it has locked from the outside but it has not. Would be obliged if I can get help? thank you.

Submitted: 09/11/2014 22:55:36 | ID: 105960

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anne, City of Derby

Ford Fiesta

Just gone into my car after heavy rain, windows steamed up, both passenger and driver`s side and floor is wet through. Car is parked under a tree. I`m wondering if something could be blocked up?

Submitted: 08/11/2014 18:23:31 | ID: 105898

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kerry, South Yorkshire

Ford Fiesta

The clock/radio display on my dashboard is staying illuminated after I have locked the car. How do I stop this happening?

Submitted: 07/11/2014 21:20:34 | ID: 105865

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Norman Smith, Leicestershire

Ford Fiesta

Engine cuts out when started from cold. Happens after a few minutes and then again when stopped at lights etc., but once engine is warm, runs well no problems.

Submitted: 07/11/2014 17:14:28 | ID: 105848

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gordon, Tyne and Wear

Ford Fiesta

Hi, I think the wheel bearings are starting to go on my Fiesta 13 reg with 30,000 miles on the clock, it`s reg date is 27/03/13 and it has been serviced 3 times with main dealers. I have it booked in next Tuesday at a Ford dealer to have a look but would like to know if bearings are covered in the 3 year warranty? Looking at the warranty online nothing is said about wheel bearings being covered or not. Any help on this appreciated.

Submitted: 07/11/2014 14:00:01 | ID: 105834

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Dan, Essex

Ford Fiesta

Ive got a 03 fiesta zetec, recently it's not been starting properly in the morning and evening but only when it's cold, I've recently changed the spark plugs, ht leads and coil pack so I doubt it's because of them, this problem happened to me again last night, I tried Starting the car and it started and quickly stalled, I tried again and the and thing happened but I also heard a buzzing noise from the dashboard, I then tried again and put my foot on the accelerator and it started with about 3000 revs, I opened the bonnet and I could hear a loud hissing sound from the front of the engine... Haven't located what the hissings coning from yet but could this be my problem?

Submitted: 05/11/2014 10:52:04 | ID: 105699

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Russell, City of Glasgow

Ford Fiesta

Hi, I have recently fitted an aftermarket radio, now when using wind screen wipers the radio will switch off then come back on when using setting 1 and 2, the radio has no further issues until using the windscreen wipers, please help

Submitted: 03/11/2014 18:08:55 | ID: 105620

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jim, Australia

Ford Fiesta

the high view stoplight works but lower two do not.all bulbs and fuses are good

Submitted: 03/11/2014 03:33:44 | ID: 105550

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Claire Ransted, Wiltshire

Ford Fiesta

I was driving this afternoon parked the car and turned off the ignition forgot to put the electric window up then restarted the car but when I tried to close the window it wouldn't work. After 5 minutes it worked. It happened again later on in the day but the second time the window button didnt work so now its stuck open (about 1 inch) , the lights arent on on the actual window button in the door, is this the fuse or something else?

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Sounds like it's the window motor. Bang on the inside bottom left of the door card. Try again. If this does not work, check for blown fuses. Johnathan Jones from Monmouthshire

Sounds like it's the window motor. Bang on the inside bottom left of the door card. Try again. If this does not work, check for blown fuses. Johnathan Jones from Monmouthshire

Submitted: 02/11/2014 20:23:03 | ID: 105533

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Karl, West Yorkshire

Ford Fiesta

My fiesta 55 plate duratec 1.2L, this morning the engine management light came on, there are no error codes or performance issues, could this be an annual service thing or are there standard procedures to remedy the situation??

Submitted: 02/11/2014 13:54:53 | ID: 105501

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Russell, Kent

Ford Fiesta

After removing the battery the fuel light is not working right. It is about 70 miles out

Submitted: 01/11/2014 17:37:02 | ID: 105468

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ellis thomas, Swansea

Ford Fiesta

Having problems starting it just bought good battery put in camshaft sensor,engine is turning but will still not start.any ideas?

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Could be fuel pump or blocked injectors, what year is it? Sam from Hertfordshire

Thanks its all sorted it was a censor switch.thanks. Ellis Thomas from Swansea

Thanks its all sorted it was a censor switch.thanks. Ellis Thomas from Swansea

Submitted: 01/11/2014 15:25:14 | ID: 105457

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ellis thomas, Swansea

Ford Fiesta

Having problems starting it just bought good battery put in camshaft sensor,engine is turning but will still not start.any ideas?

Submitted: 01/11/2014 15:25:08 | ID: 105456

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paul forbes, Warwickshire

Ford Fiesta

Car has loss of power, juddering and management light coming on at speed

Submitted: 24/10/2014 23:48:30 | ID: 105083

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YASH AGR5AWAL, India

Ford Fiesta

Hi there. I have a Ford Fiesta (1.6l tdci ). These last few days my car`s digital meter shows nothing, only dots, and the throttle won't work either. However when I remove the battery plugs for 5-10 minutes and then plug them back, on starting it again they start working again(both digital meter and throttle) but this happens again and again. What could be the problem with my car, please can anyone help?

Submitted: 22/10/2014 21:15:24 | ID: 104998

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Nelson, Australia

Ford Fiesta

My car is a 2010 ford fiesta diesal, the speaker in the passenger side door sounds shaky and the sound is distorted, can you please advise me how to replace it, it is the larger speaker lower down in the door

Submitted: 19/10/2014 05:54:22 | ID: 104837

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sam hodges, Bristol

Ford Fiesta

My boyfriend has a 1999 Zetech and can't find the boot release button. Any ideas?

Submitted: 17/10/2014 11:45:54 | ID: 104761

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moneer, Stockton-on-Tees

Ford Fiesta

I am looking for hanbook audio system for ford fiesta 1.4 56 reg freedom hatchback, would you please can help me how can get thank you

Submitted: 15/10/2014 11:57:54 | ID: 104636

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Warren, Greater London

Ford Fiesta

I took my car on about an hour journey round trip,i got home parked up switched off my engine,then decided to switch on engine again to straighten up my car,i wouldn't start up. Well i gave it a few hours and it started just fine. Can anyone help me to solve the problem?

Submitted: 13/10/2014 10:20:27 | ID: 104538

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gordon sadler, Australia

Ford Fiesta

My car has the duratec motor 2004 model. The car starts up, drives 50 metres and there`s a sudden loss of power, speedo indicates erc fail or eac fail (hard to read). When I turn off the ignition, put it in park and restart it runs ok then. This has happened 2-3 times. What could be the problem?

Submitted: 08/10/2014 00:26:53 | ID: 104246

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jane, Lancashire

Ford Fiesta

Could anyone please tell me why my steering has become very heavy?

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Have you checked your power steering fluid? Ensure to look for any wet patches around the fluid well adam from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 05/10/2014 22:33:16 | ID: 104122

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Dave, Greater London

Ford Fiesta

Why does my engine splutter on acceleration. Starts fine idles fine

Submitted: 03/10/2014 12:31:22 | ID: 103999

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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

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Could be the gear linkage adam from Greater Manchester

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?

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I have an 03 and although yours is after facelift I believe the fusebox is behind the glove box, 2 simple screws to remove this and you will see the fuses. There is a diagram on the rear of the glovebox as to which fuse it is, if not go through each fuse to see if it has blown. I believe it is a 7.5 fuse which is blue. Ben hastings from Essex

I have an 03 and although yours is after facelift I believe the fusebox is behind the glove box, 2 simple screws to remove this and you will see the fuses. There is a diagram on the rear of the glovebox as to which fuse it is, if not go through each fuse to see if it has blown. I believe it is a 7.5 fuse which is blue. Ben hastings from Essex

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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