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KA Problems - Misfire/Hesitation & Clutch Knocking

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#1 d20814



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Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:25 PM

I have 2 problems on my Ford KA:

1) When the clutch is pressed down I hear a knocking from the clutch/engine area. Any ideas? This noise goes away once I'm in gear.

2) When the car has been used for a period of time and the engine is hot I get a really bad misfire/hesitation(?), especially when the car is under load (hill, fifth gear at 40 etc). I've changed the plugs, leads, distributor and MAP sensor. any other ideas?


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#2 mintalkin


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Posted 05 February 2009 - 11:08 AM

your first problem sounds like a clutch/thrust bearing problem.

hot missfires is usually caused by plugs,leades or coil packs breaking down. were the parts fitted genuin parts as i have herd of cheaper parts causing problems.

#3 tankie22



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Posted 20 February 2009 - 11:42 AM

It the engine sounding really tapperty? If it does dont drive it and get the tappets adjusted, otherwise the bottom of the followers will get damaged....cost me 600 to fix
I thought it might be a bearing prob.
You know when it is seriously wrong when you hear that sound (like some one is hitting your engine hard with a hammer)constantly, in gear or not.

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