August 26, 2011, 12:55 am
[quote name='mogpod' timestamp='1314304536' post='141540']
Hopefully someone may be able to advise me as Im not any kind of car expert unfortunatly, I dont have anybody else who knows about cars to ask. my 2005 fiesta flame started to stutter on acceleration today! I have read through a few old posts here, and I understand it could be a range of problems. one guy said he changed the plugs and coil and something else and it sorted his problem. He bought these items hiself. money is very tight at the moment, but I need my car to travel to work everyday, im worried if I take it to a garage, ill be charged extortionate amounts to get the problem fixed. What im wondering is, how easy it is to do the filter and plugs myself, for someone who doesnt know anything, (or have any tools)? I would be willing to learn, or read how to do it etc? or does anybody know how much a garage may charge me? any advice would be fantastic
My car was sputtering a few months ago i changed the ht leads and fresh new spark plugs problem sorted ( touch wood lol ) i always start of cheap and hopefully it stays cheap lol. If you took your car into a garage for spark plugs here up in merseyside your looking about £25 for a full set of plugs supply and fit london i don't know. if you do it yourself your looking at about £2.20 a plug thats what i pay.
It's really easy to do your own spark plugs all you need is
1) spark plug socket 1/2 drive ( don't know what size on your fiesta i know mines 10mm )
2) desent rachet 1/2 drive is what i use (any motorpart shop will sell them )
3) Long exsension bar again 1/2 drive to fit your rachet and about 9mm in lengh for the bar ( Bar give you leaveridge to losen and tightin and also gives you plenty of room)
4) Spark plug gap tool ( This sets the correct gap between ground electrode and the plug)
But first of i would check the ht leads which are big rubber boots that sit on top of your spark plugs and run to the coil pack check for any signs of rips etc make sure the spark plugs that are in your car now are gapped correct.
If i rember righty on the fiesta 2005 the spark plugs etc sit underneath a large black platic cover on top of the engine the cover is held on by a couple of screws. So thats what i would check ht leads and spark plugs if all else fails there start looking at the coil pack which if you follow the ht leads ( the big rubber leads that sit on the spark plugs) follow them and you will come to the coil pack. One thing for got to ask has any orange engine lights appered on your dash if so then it would be worth get a diagnostic test done but then again if money is tight then i don't know
I hope i have'nt confused you here