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In Topic: Battery disconnection

10 July 2008 - 08:59 PM

Please could someone let me know what information I will lose if I disconnect the battery on my 12 month old fiest zetec climate 1.4 diesel. I have asked a local ford garage who say that the radio code will need to be re-entered and that all information on the trip computer, other than total mileage, will be set to zero. I have also asked another garage who tell me that only the radio is affected.

Thank you

only the radio matters, the trip computer has no bearing on the futre use of the car, garages get up my nose sometimes.

In Topic: Changing Fiesta (MK3) alternator?

10 July 2008 - 08:56 PM


Could anybody please give me step by step instructions on how to remove and replace my alternator. I've been told that it's really easy to do but have never done it before so any help would be appreciated.

Alternatively, if anybody could provide me with a link for an E-book version of the Fiesta Haynes manual, that would be great...


disconnect the battery first, safety. pen and paper make a drawing of the back of the alternator and how the wires fit. remove the wires and mark them up with a bit of insulating tape with a bit of paper stuck on it so you can identify. spanners you will need. the alternator will be fastened to the egine oneither one long bolt or two short ones, and an adjuster bolt. loosen all of them but do not remove. push the alternator and it will swing dropping the drive belt slack. noe remove the adjusting bolt then the pivot bolt/bolts and fit the new one in reverse. make sure the drive belt is tight but not over tight you should be able to deflect the belt a little bit.

In Topic: fiesta 1.25 16v zetec idling problem w reg

10 July 2008 - 08:47 PM

hi i have a problem where my w reg fiesta 1.25 16v stalls sometimes when i come to lights or a junction,it just seems to happen when its cold,sometimes the revs just drop until it nearly stalls other times it just stalls,i have replaced the idle controll valve but it didnt make any difference,has anyone experienced the same problem?

clean the crankshaft sensor as well.

In Topic: radio/cassette to cd/radio change

10 July 2008 - 08:45 PM

hi i have a 1996 fiesta 1.3, it currently has a ford 3000 radio/cassette. does anybody know if i can do a straight swap to a ford 6000 cd/radio or do i need anything extra? cheers

yes just done it on my daughters 98 model fiesta. dont forget the radio code. you need either the radio removal prongers or four bits of welding rod or a chopped up wire coat hanger. The unit are swapped by cable only. DD din size. you should have no problem at all.

In Topic: speedo cable

10 July 2008 - 08:43 PM

Does anybody knw a cheep decent mechanic in the sheffield / rotherham / doncaster / barnsley region that can correct your speedo?

nice name