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#1 damo_whitehead



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:41 PM

Hi everyone! Nice to become a member here!


I have recently purchased a used Ford Fiesta (1.4tdci 2010 plate), in terms of the car, I love it, but it has a really strange and random starting 'fault'.


This fault only occurs when I start it after finishing work, and is very random, as in doesn't always happen. I turn the key and let all the lights go out, then start the car, the car fires up, but the rev's stay at 0, the ignition light and oil light stays on, then anywhere between 2-10 seconds later the rev's kick in. At this point a ton of smoke is kicked out of the back of the car and from that point drives perfectly.


I took it back to the company I bought it from, they just hooked it up to a computer and said no error had been found and to see how it went, it seemed to go away for a couple of weeks and then has done it twice in the last 3 days!


Any help would be massively appreciated as it's a bit frustrating every-time I get in my car whether or not it will do this or not, also its slightly embarrassing with my car firing out a ploom of smoke


Thanks in advance

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#2 Jack92


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 05:24 PM

Common fault on the ford diesels is leaky injector seals, a buggered injector so I've read can cause the excess smoking on start up.

Does the cabin smell like diesel some time? Or can you hear a weird chirp/popping noise from under the bonnet, go on YouTube and search for ford diesel leaky injector seals. Something a long those lines anyway, if you have none of these symptoms it could be something else.

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