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#1 rangoon

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 12:42 PM

hi-everybody,

can some one please tell what is the cause of my mk6 fiesta keeps getting flat spot when ever I pull away from traffic lights or roundabouts, and how do I fix the problem,  thanks.

this always happen when I am in third gear. please help



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#2 jeebowhite

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 03:36 PM

is it petrol or diesel?



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:25 PM

You pull away from traffic lights and roundabouts in 3rd?



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 04:26 PM

Rangoon is now called Yangon as well for those that live in the year 2014



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 05:16 PM

my fiesta is a petrol model , matthew  I `ve never tried pulling away in third gear may be that's  where I am going wrong.

I do now where Rangoon is and the right name.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 10:42 AM

James my fiesta is a petrol engine, can you let me know the cause of flat spot and how to fix it,  thanks



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 12:09 PM

Are you sure it's even a flat spot and just not the fact it's an 11 year old 1.4 Ford?

 

Most likely thing it's wanting new leads and plugs if it's struggling under load.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 02:11 PM

I agree with Matt here, its quite likely that its old components that are worn out and costing efficiency and performance.

 

I would say give the car a fantastic service, treat it to new plugs, leads, filters, juices and then try again.



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Posted 11 July 2014 - 06:01 PM

thank you guys, will go along with your plans.and give it ago

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