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2003 Ford Ka - Engine Management Light, Revving, Throttle Body

05 February 2014 - 09:58 AM

Hi All,

Does anyone have a take on this series of issues I’ve been having with my 2003 Ford KA?


The engine management light came on whilst driving. I opened bonnet and noticed leaking coolant from radiator. Fair enough I thought, broken hose/cracked radiator. Booked it into the garage for a service and repair. Whilst driving there on the morning to drop off it started overevving massively. Got it back from the garage, they had replaced the radiator. They say they have cleaned out the throttle control valve which was causing it to stick, I’m not sure they checked the code from the engine.

The next time I drive it the engine management light comes on again. I haven’t driven very far but it sounds as though the revving was about to make a comeback when I’m stopped at the lights. Also it struggles to start from cold. I need to give it some gas to get it going .


I take it to another garage as I know they have a machine to read the code. They say it needs a new throttle body.  Does this sound about right?

As I rarely drive my car the next time I drive it after this repair will be a 300 round trip to see my newly born niece in a fortnight . This series of issues has stopped me from going for two weeks on the bounce now so would like to get to the bottom of this


Any thoughts or input welcome




Check Engine Light - Walkthrough On Diagnostic If Possible :)

09 January 2014 - 08:03 PM

Hi folks,


after attending a funeral today i noticed the check engine light was on. Having done a bit of research i understand you can do a diagnostic to identify the code which highlights the fault? 


Could someone kindly walk through how you do this?  bit of a ditz on cars 


Do i need to know the codes?



Both Rear Lights Out (2005 Ka Design) - Which Fuse?

07 June 2013 - 06:08 PM

Does anyone have a user manual for a 2005 Ford Ka Design?


If so could you tell me which fuses relate to the above? I have no manual unfortunately 


Any help warmly received. Bit of a novice  :(