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#1 irishfirepics

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 06:32 PM

hi all

 

i have a 2009 fiesta and am having a problem. over the past few days, i start the car fine and drive to the shops, when i get back into the car it wont start, i just get a radid clickng noise. i have to jump the car. then i drive home and when i go to use it again its fine. this keeps happening. i starts fine but after a drive it wont start again.

 

any one help?



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#2 wase16ll

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 07:23 PM

need to check for poor connection on battery/cables/starter/ignition switch

plus check battery condition and charge rate...may also be an internal fault in the starter motor itself



#3 E5GDM

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 07:04 AM

Get the alternator checked out as well.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 11:21 AM

I have had this problem now again since new on my 2009 Fiesta.  Ford replaced firstly the alternator and then the batteryunder warranty but it still happens sometimes.  It has been a complete mystery.  I have installed a digital voltmeter plugged into the accessory socket so that I can monitor the battery state.    I watch this topic with interest !




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