I have a 1994 Ford Mondeo Mk1 1.8 Petrol. Recently it has become
difficult to start. Previously it would start on the first turn of the
engine. Now it requires 2-5 bursts of starter. Sometimes it will catch
and immediately die. Once it has started it's generally ok, except I
have had once case of it dying whilst idling within 5 minutes of
starting. I also had a couple of cases of it dying whilst driving. The
problem can occur with a cold or hot start.
Also, the fuel consumption has worsened from around 36mpg to 32.5mpg.
I have new plugs, air filter and O2 sensor. There are no fault codes
found with either KOEO or KOER tests. It can also perform a Cylinder
Balance test perfectly. The fuel pump runs for a few seconds when
the ignition is turned on, and the immobiliser light goes out after
I understand this has an Idle Speed Control Valve and an Idle-increase
Solenoid Valve. I wonder if they may be at fault. But I would have hoped
that a fault code would be logged. The engine also idles perfectly