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    ka mk2 1999 fiesta.. mazda2 2016 1.5l
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  1. on the fan kicking in from what you said sounds about right. i would do as szabi says thermostat and housing and flush the system. a relay dont cost much either so mayaswell change that part aswell
  2. you can buy a belt dressing spray but to be honest i would have the belt replaced as that sounds like the problem your having dont spray any lubricant like wd40 on it as you will make things worse. start by replacing the belt if that dont work then the tensioner or do both at the same time
  3. there you go 12 months or 12500 miles the servicing is the same across the range i would have the brake fluid changed as thats a every 2 yr on the ka and oil plugs all filters and have the radiator fluid changed that way you know its all got for a few years. i do my daughters oil change every 2 yrs as she dont do the miles in the car. hope this has been of help. this i info is for the mk2 ka but will be same for the older mk1 model the link worked a treat for my daughters 2010 ka thanks wes
  4. russ the other thing you can try is looking up the fiat 500 details or owners club as the f 500 uses a lot of the same parts and someone may have had the same problem and put up the fix ? worth a go mate
  5. check the lights are sealed properly & the wire harness into the boot lid is secure. you may find it's a build up of condensation thats filled the boot with water. perhaps drill a drain hole but take care not to hit the petrol tank. drill from underneath perhaps unless you know it's clear to drill. had same on a fiesta and it was condensation due to the damp /wet mornings using the rear defog so often and people being in the car making things worse. let us know how you get on
  6. sounds like the idle control valve to me. remove it and clean it with brake cleaner or petrol or wd40 and refit it . the other way is to clean out the air intake as the flap (butterfly) maybe sticking but not sure what one the mk2 ka has. look on the net for idle control valve. the ka and the fiat 500 are pretty much the same off the top of my head so you may be ok to also look up fiat 500 i thik it looks like the piccy below as thats what was used on the previous models
  7. replace the heater control valve as that maybe stuck open. its not a big job this video shows a ford fiesta but it's the same for the ford ka
  8. replace the heater control valve and re pressure the system. it's not a hard job to do and its not expensive. you said the aa sorted it yesturday afternoon to get you home then you said you had an explosion last night. what was the explosion or you getting carried away or confused and why say the head gasket is gone when it's the heater control valve thats gone. your very confusing
  9. the altinator is on the side you mentioned and it maybe that thats not working properly due to bad wireing or the aux belt slipping when it gets wet perhaps. get both looked at asap as the weather is going to get worse before it gets better. get the altinator checked first then go from there. most garages should do a free check. dont buy new if you have to replace get one from a breakers yard
  10. sounds like starter motor failed. what was happening before battery change (what was the symptons) it may also be altinator fail. if your in the aa etc get them out to check it
  11. thanks for the heads up josh, glad its all sorted
  12. oops seems i have the wrong end of the stick. dont really matter as they filouke wont get back to me to tell me its the wrong item im showing in the piccy. thaught egr valve were more prone to go on the fiesta diesel engine
  13. they are great on snow as they are light and the wheel positions make them like a go cart.
  14. thats what your looking for they put them ontop the engine like the picc or at the front of the engine see pic below some are plastic and some metal. remove the 2 bolts and unplug the item then soak it in petrol or give a good clean with wd40 or a good degreaser then refit it. its to do with the idle as sometimes it sticks and the engine over revs or cuts out. sometimes it mounted at the front of the engine just below the manifold. acces is usually ok from the top a pic of the engine maybe of help for us as they have changed things on the engines and moves nabout hope this is of help let us know