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The Gardener

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    mondeo mk3 petrol estate 1.8 (x reg)
  1. Happy Birthday The Gardener!

  2. I had same problem which turned out to be the coil pack. My friendly local moto shop let me borrow ht leads and as this made no difference i put in new plugs still making no difference. Then a banger racing friend of mine suggested the coil pack, 'about £50 off e/bay' and after fitting, this cured the problem. Hope this helps Simon
  3. Hi! Can any one tell me the location of the alarm horn on my mk3 'x reg' mondeo please? (I,de like to replace the horn with something louder) I thought it was linked to the main horn but it isn,t? It has just the standard factory fitted alarm system. Cheers.
  4. Not sure about engine number but chassis number is just below windscreen washers under bonnet looking straight ahead. Hope this helps.
  5. Problem solved! Sticking throttle cable. Also changed coil pack and solved problem with jerky acceleration. Cheers All!
  6. Thanks for the reply! Iv,e checked throttle linkage etc and all is ok. Also when the revs suddenly shoot up i notice that the accelerator pedal becomes stiff, heavy? Could the throttle cable be getting snagged, frayed? One other syptom i didn,t mention was jerky acceleration and was told this was the coil pack, i,m fitting a new one tomorrow, could this be related to high revs i wonder? Simon
  7. Can any one help with this problem? Driving home tonight in my mk 3 '1.8 Mondeo petrol' manual x reg, i had the fright of my life when changing from 2nd to 3rd gear, as the revs leapt up to 6000rpm even though my foot was off the accelerator pedal? The high revs lasted for about 4 seconds. It did this every time i changed gear but i was able to crawl home using small amounts of throttle. I checked under the bonnet when i got home and revved the car up in neutral and it seemed fine? It,s not the clutch as the car stalls when handbrake is on in 1st gear as i attempt to move. Any help would be welcome. Simon
  8. Petrol 1.8 (x reg) Thanks
  9. Hi All! I have the mk3 mondeo estate 2000 reg. The back box is blowing, am i right in saying that you can not buy just the backbox but need to buy the mid section/backbox as a complete unit? Cheers! Simon
  10. Many thanks! I shall check motor asap.
  11. Hi All! The problem i have with the sunroof on my mondeo is that when you press the switch all i get is lots of loud clicking and no movement from the sunroof? Any Ideas?
  12. No idea what the fault code was, all i did was remove the back box and after finding this was the fault i replaced the old box with new. Simon
  13. Hi! I had a cavelier a few years back with very similar problems. It turned out to be the exhaust back box disentigrating and stopping gases from being released. I removed the box before buying a new one, started the car and drove loudly for a few miles and all was well! You never know, this may be your problem. Simon
  14. Hi! What year is your Mondeo? as i might have what you need.
  15. Sorted! I replaced the heater control unit (£10 from local scrappy} and everything works! :P :P