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Lauz

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    StreetKa
  1. Ahhhh thanks for asking.... No news yet its going in to ford garage on wednesday to have a new sensor fitted and have the PCM reprogrammed (I believe??), If that doesn't fix it then its a new ECU, so keeping fingers firmly crossed.
  2. LOL will try the legal route first .. x
  3. Got hold of a technical service bulletin- from my understanding error code PO131 is can be caused from over heating of the oxygen sensor to rectify this I think i need the updated new oxygen sensor and the PCM to be reprogrammed with revised calibration- Does anyone know the cost of having the PCM reprogrammed, Thanks again for all your help with this. Lauz. x x
  4. I have tried to call and email them & requested my money back, But they are ignoring phone calls and sent me an email saying they had no answers and not to contact them furthur, So i contacted consumer direct and they said these people have to give me my money back or pay for the repairs as they knowingly sold me the car with the light hidden (and they were the only owners from new so denying all knowledge is not really believable!) Nasty people :(
  5. Thank you so much, yes info definately helps :-). I have had the diagnostic tests it came up with a fault 131 (?-or something similar), which said it was the 02 sensor but that has been checked and is fine thats why its now suspected that its either a break in the signal wire or major ECU problem ( I don't know much about any of this but am learning fast)
  6. Thanks everyone for your replies, Car runs perfectly and test drive was perfect, The only reason I noticed something was odd was when it got dark on the drive home and I could see the engine management light but it was so faint, I checked the manual which said it should come on full brightness when you start the car up then go off straight away thats why I took it to the garage and they discovered the tape! Had quote today from local ford garage and its going to cost 550+parts+labour :( . Although they are not 100% it is the ECU now it may just be a faulty sensor so I am keeping my fingers crossed that this is the case and then it shouldn't completely bankrupt me. Letter has been sent to the sellers under the 'Sale of Goods' act and hopefully they will at the very least pay these costs of part of them, although I would just like my money back and start again! Apart from all the stress and money, I do love this car
  7. Hi all, I am a new owner of a 54 reg silver StreetKa. I viewed and purchased the car on Friday 15th of May, On the drive home when it got dark I noticed the engine management light was on but it was very dim you could hardly see it, I called the sellers as soon as I got home and they said they had never noticed it. Being slightly concerned I took it to a garage on Saturday and the mechanic took the dash off and pulled the cluster out to find a small piece of black tape had been placed over the light to hide it! I again called the sellers who now are no longer answering my calls and have sent me an email saying it is no longer their problem and not to contact them again. I am heartbroken that I have a bought my dream car from such dishonest devious people and have been advised its most likely the ECU needs replacing. If it is the ECU is it expensive to fix? Also Does anyone have a wiring diagram for a 4pin O2 sensor or know what voltage should be on the signal wire from the ECU? I have been told this is 5 volts is this true as I am getting 0.05. Also can you replace the ECU with a second hand one or does this need to be programmed by ford. Sorry for all the questions just a newbie seeking help Appreciate any advice you can give me. Kind regards Lauz
  8. Does anyone have a wiring diagram for a 4pin O2 sensor or know what voltage should be on the signal wire from the ECU? I have been told this is 5 volts is this true as I am getting 0.05. Also can you replace the ECU with a second hand one or does this need to be programmed by ford. Sorry for all the questions just a blonde newbie seeking help.
  9. Thank you for your advice I have been on the phone to citizens advice and consumer direct and they have basically said what you said to keep record of everything and send them a letter requesting full refund or at the very least payment for the repairs... We'll see hopefully i'll get it all sorted and be able to enjoy the car in time for summer,.
  10. Hi there,, I'm a newbie to this site recently bought a StreetKa which is my pride and Joy or was until I found out the previous owners had tampered with the car and covered up the engine management light... Now very streesed at the mounting costs and sad at the horrible experience I have had in my first big purchase... I have posted more info and questions in the technical knowledge section so if anyone can help me I would appreciate your advice. Many Thanks Lauz. x
  11. Hi all, I am a new owner of a 54 reg silver StreetKa. I viewed and purchased the car on friday 15th of May, On the drive home when it got dark I noticed the engine management light was on but it was very dim you could hardly see it, I called the sellers as soon as I got home and they said they had never noticed it. Being slightly concerned I took it to a garage on Saturday and the mechanic took the dash off and pulled the cluster out to find a small peice of black tape had been placed over the light to hide it! I again called the sellers who now are no longer answering my calls and have sent me an email saying it is no longer their problem and not to contact them again. I am heartbroken that I have a bought my dream car from such dishonest devious people and have been advised its most likely the ECU needs replacing. Does anyone know if I can do anything to get some money back from these people to pay for the costs of their cover up, Or do I need to except it and deal with it myself? Also if it is the ECU is it expensive to fix? Appreciate any advice you can give me. Kind regards Lauz