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#428000 2014 Ka Edge - Brand New But Issues (Please Help)

Posted by delboy on 13 November 2014 - 06:27 AM

i would make a letter out stating that you refuse the car back & want a full refund. dont forget to make a copy for yourself.

you need to talk to the manager not a sales person & bluntly refuse the car & hand the letter ove stating all the faults & the date they had the car to sort it & the date it was returned to you etc. make it clear & straight to the point and stand your ground & take a friend or someone that know how to deal with 

with this matter. if they wont accept it contact trading standards & if your in the aa/rac contact them as they maybe able to help you. if that fails contact the manufacturers   http://www.ford.co.uk/Footer/ContactUs


i did say that the sales guy would be on his day off. they are so predictable.


phone them and ask for the manager that runs the place not the sales manager he is just a puppet.

i would go down & make myself seen and make it clear i was not happy & see the manager. can you tell us the dealer please so we know to keep well clear of them


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#427572 Ford Ka Under Rear Seat Hole?

Posted by delboy on 11 November 2014 - 05:03 PM

from memory its to access the fuel pump thats in the petrol tank. if you take the reg to your local fords and explane what you want they should have one or get one . i think its a metal plate thats scred on with a rubber large rubber gromet in the middle. i think they use the same on the ford fiestas of that age.

try a scrappers will be cheap then

#426297 2014 Ka Edge - Brand New But Issues (Please Help)

Posted by delboy on 07 November 2014 - 06:05 PM

from past experience once the salesman has sold the car he is not interested anymore. you most prob find it's his day off when you call.

keep all paperwork & emails but best to give it over in writing & get them to sign it and get a full report on the car. sounds like you got a friday car.

once it's sorted presuming they do sort it take someone with you and makesure it's to your satisfaction and check they have replaced all parts that they remove & have not damaged anything especially if they goto do anything with the rattle in the dash as thigs dont seem to fit back as they do in the factory

best of luck with it.

#426266 2014 Ka Edge - Brand New But Issues (Please Help)

Posted by delboy on 07 November 2014 - 04:20 PM

keep us posted on the outcome with the dealer/service dpt. i personally would refuse the car back due to part 1 of your list as i would never feel safe. when you drop it off ask for a car to use whist they sort your one out or phone the salesman to arrange a car for you for when you take your one back

#426136 2014 Ka Edge - Brand New But Issues (Please Help)

Posted by delboy on 07 November 2014 - 06:13 AM

i would hand it back and get money back of a diffrent car. the smell maybe the clutch if its an eggy smell. the gear box maybe a duff one. as the goy to let you drive the same model to see what that's like as i bet the gear change will be much better.




all the problems your having with a brand new car is not normal !!

#368174 Clunk/bang Around The Front Right Wheel?

Posted by delboy on 26 May 2014 - 06:18 PM

the 2003 are the same as the older and newer models   it's the same ones they use of the fiestas


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#365187 Engine Management Light On And Misfiring

Posted by delboy on 17 May 2014 - 08:49 PM

did you manage to fix the problem and how ?

#316379 Pulls To One Side When Hitting Drains.

Posted by delboy on 31 December 2013 - 07:48 AM

i would have a free wheel alignment check done & ask them to check the lower suspension arms whilst there as they wear &

can cause the symptons you talking about. for how much they cost i would replace both lower suspension arms & you will feel a hell of a diffrence. they cost about £30.00 each so worth it m8 if you can do them yourself.as said by mick85 its worth getting the steering rack looked at or atleast change the tie rod end as they maybe worn but do anywork like tie rods and lower suspension befor you pay out for wheel alignment. my local garage diagnose a some parts on my car needed replacing so tracked as best they could for me then i done the work & they redone the tracking for me for nothing the following week.

#314734 52 Reg Ford Ka.

Posted by delboy on 24 December 2013 - 08:12 PM

as btmaldon said its on the rear of the engine. i can usually lie under the car from the front offside tyre & get my hand on the filter & undo it but if it's hard to undo put it on ramps of axel stands and use a strap of chain type remover but when refitting use a little oil on the 

new filter rubber seal & do it up by hand and dont use a tool or use the tool to only nip it up.

#307139 Streetka Lower Arm

Posted by delboy on 28 November 2013 - 09:15 PM

it takes about 2 hours road site if you take your time

the part can be got from a local parts supplier




you will need a good set of sockets and spanners and a balljoint splitter or use a crow bar


the part is about £25.00 for a aftermarket part or frauds £95.00


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the parts are similar to all models of cars and you do not need to remove the front hub or brake caliper or brake disk  but removing the brake caliper does help

#298004 52 Reg Ford Ka.

Posted by delboy on 19 October 2013 - 08:01 PM

the fuel filter is just infront the rear nearside wheel (passengers side)

you will need pair of clamps to clamp the fuel lines eitherside of the filter  then squeeze the tabs on the

fuel line that connects onto the filter & pull each end off then unto the clamp that holds to filter to the body of the car & slide out

then fit the new filter put on the pipes & make sure they are secure then remove clamps then start engine

you will find it will take a little time to start due to the filter having to fill up so just keep cranking until if fires up.

piccy of what it looks like here m8. the fiestas are the same as the ka.



#151455 Wishbone Bushes

Posted by delboy on 06 November 2011 - 06:29 AM

try here

i use them all the time & quick postage

if ur not sure on the part then phone them with the reg of car & they will sort the parts for you

i recall it was 25.00 each complet arm with bushes and ball joint thats inc vat

about 57.00 for a pair inc postage

if your going for a genuine ford part that will be 95.00 each side

#121725 Speaker Wiring

Posted by delboy on 05 April 2011 - 04:28 PM

check the wiring inside the rubber boot between the door & car body
they usually break inside the rubber housing
just cut the rubber to reveal the wires