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oldfiesta

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  • Gender* Female
  • Ford Model Fiesta
  • Ford Year 1997
  • UK/Ireland Location Tyne & Wear
  • Annual Mileage 0 to 5000
  1. Views On 2008 Fusion Zetec Climate Please

    Thanks for your comments, reliability is the main reason for changing my car. I took the test drive today - Fusion Zetec Climate 1.6 auto - and found it similar to my Fiesta to drive. Managed to get an extra £100 or so extra knocked off so decided to take the plunge and am collecting it on Tuesday. The dealer said it was ex-mobility which fits in with what you said. I'm a bit gutted if they are heavy on fuel however, I have found my Fiesta to be very greedy petrol wise these last few years despite being a 1.2 (I'm getting about 40 miles + less per tank than I used to) so am thinking there may not be too much of a difference.
  2. I have an old Ford Fiesta and am thinking of upgrading to a 2008 Automatic Zetec Climate - I have a test drive arranged for noon tomorrow. I've noticed there seems to be a glut of these cars for sale around 2008 plate, all with mileage around 25 - 30k. It may seem a stupid question to ask but I don't know anyone who has one of these and wondered if they were reliable? Also I have managed to get the price down from £5.5k to £4.5k based on prices I've seen on the internet, does anyone know if this seems reasonable for this year and 30k mileage? (Stupidly I didn't make a note of whether it is a 1.4 or a 1.6!)
  3. Fuel Pump Causing Problems?

    After posting a question about intermittently losing revs a couple of forum members have suggested a faulty fuel pump. I'm going to talk to the garage tomorrow but wondered if anyone else has had a Fiesta Automatic that lost revs (drops from 1500 to nil and back or just by a couple of hundred then back - but never when the garage have it!) that had the problem fixed by replacing the fuel pump? My car is a 1997 model and has cost hardly anything to maintain until now but so far I've spent nearly £600 having parts replaced without the fault being fixed, so would like to see if anyone has had a similar situation. Thanks
  4. Automatic Fiesta - Loso

    Thanks. I might talk to the garage tomorrow to price it up and see what they think.
  5. Automatic Fiesta - Loso

    Thanks again. It probably would be sensible to replace it but it seems cruel to discard it when it could just have one thing wrong with it. Its funny but when it first started doing it I wondered if there might be a blockage or something stopping the petrol getting through but no-one seemed to take this as a sensible suggestion. I don't suppose anyone has an idea how much it would be to replace a fuel pump?
  6. Automatic Fiesta - Loso

    Hi, thanks for your reply. Everything I've read after googling the fuel pump seem to indicate it would effect the cars ability to start rather than cause problems during a journey? On an 11 mile journey to work today my car lost it's revs once after about 5 mins, and was fine for the rest of the journey (about 20 mins in total). It had no problems at all on the journey home tonight, despite it taking 40 minutes and included sitting in a 20 minute traffic jam. You mention the auto box in your reply, is there a known problem with it that suggests the only option is to retire it? My car only has about 72 thousand miles on it, I've had it from 3 years old and it has never been raced or abused during that time.
  7. Fi

    I have a Ford Fiesta - Automatic 1997 1242cc. For several months the revs have been periodically dropping, whether I am at a constant speed, accelerating or braking. Initially the revs were dropping from 1500 to nil then straight back up, now they are dropping by a couple of hundred revs at a time (so at least I'm not nearly thrown through the windscreen now). Diagnostics show nothing each time and the garage hasn't been able to find a fault. Once it completely stopped and the car wouldn't even turn over, after leaving it 20 minutes it suddenly decided to start again but the revs dropped to zero then back to 1500 constantly all the way to the garage, at that time the garage did find the water pump had broken but I was told that shouldn't have caused the problem with the revs. Typically it never does it when the garage has it, even though over the past few months they have had it for several weeks trying it from cold in the morning, taking it for runs throughout the day etc etc. It has had a new fuel filter, two new coil packs (when replaced the first time it stopped doing it for a while so we weren't sure if the first replacement was faulty), new plugs and leads and a new air intake thing (can't remember what it is called) and another new part that sits close to that. I've had the car from 3 years old and this is the only major problem it has had in all that time. I love the car and don't want to get rid of it (I only use it to and from work so it does less than 5000 miles a year) but is has got to the stage where my husband panics if I'm a few minutes later than expected in case I have broken down on the motorway. Does anyone have any idea what is happening to it and how it can be rectified?
  8. Automatic Fiesta - Loso

    I have a Ford Fiesta - Automatic 1997 1242cc. For several months the revs have been periodically dropping, whether I am at a constant speed, accelerating or braking. Initially the revs were dropping from 1500 to nil then straight back up, now they are dropping by a couple of hundred revs at a time (so at least I'm not nearly thrown through the windscreen now). Diagnostics show nothing each time and the garage hasn't been able to find a fault. Once it completely stopped and the car wouldn't even turn over, after leaving it 20 minutes it suddenly decided to start again but the revs dropped to zero then back to 1500 constantly all the way to the garage, at that time the garage did find the water pump had broken but I was told that shouldn't have caused the problem with the revs. Typically it never does it when the garage has it, even though over the past few months they have had it for several weeks trying it from cold in the morning, taking it for runs throughout the day etc etc. It has had a new fuel filter, two new coil packs (when replaced the first time it stopped doing it for a while so we weren't sure if the first replacement was faulty), new plugs and leads and a new air intake thing (can't remember what it is called) and another new part that sits close to that. I've had the car from 3 years old and this is the only major problem it has had in all that time. I love the car and don't want to get rid of it (I only use it to and from work so it does less than 5000 miles a year) but is has got to the stage where my husband panics if I'm a few minutes later than expected in case I have broken down on the motorway. Does anyone have any idea what is happening to it and how it can be rectified?
  9. Hopefully I'm posting this in the right section.# I have a Ford Fiesta - Automatic 1997 1242cc. For several months the revs have been periodically dropping, whether I am at a constant speed, accelerating or breaking. Initially the revs were dropping from 1500 to nil then straight back up, now they are dropping by a couple of hundred revs at a time (so at least I'm not nearly thrown through the windscreen now). Diagnostics show nothing each time and the garage hasn't been able to find a fault. Once it completely stopped and the car wouldn't even turn over, after leaving it 20 minutes it suddenly decided to start again but the revs dropped to zero then back to 1500 constantly all the way to the garage, at that time the garage did find the water pump had broken but I was told that shouldn't have caused the problem with the revs. Typically it never does it when the garage has it, even though over the past few months they have had it for several weeks trying it from cold in the morning, taking it for runs throughout the day etc etc. It has had a new fuel filter, two new coil packs (when replaced the first time it stopped doing it for a while so we weren't sure if the first replacement was faulty), new plugs and leads and a new air intake thing (can't remember what it is called) and another new part that sits close to that. I've had the car from 3 years old and this is the only major problem it has had in all that time. I love the car and don't want to get rid of it (I only use it to and from work so it does less than 5000 miles a year) but is has got to the stage where my husband panics if I'm a few minutes later than expected in case I have broken down on the motorway. Does anyone have any idea what is happening to it and how it can be rectified?