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Member Since 26 Jul 2012
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In Topic: Drive Shaft Issues? Keep Or Sell?

Yesterday, 05:55 PM

If you have bought this vehicle from a garage they are responsible for any repairs, take it back and complain or get a refund.

In Topic: Ford Fiesta 1.4 Zetec 03’ Steering Problem “Tramlining”?

Yesterday, 05:45 PM

If you have new tyres they should be on the back wheels, swap them around and check the tyre pressures.


My Mondeo would tramline when the tyres were worn, do you have a matching set of tyres?

In Topic: Starting Problems Suddenly

10 September 2014 - 06:42 PM

Grey/blue smoke indicates too much fuel going into the cylinders. One or more injectors is over-fuelling. If it does start and runs OK you are burning off the excess fuel so the pumps sounds OK.


You may have a leaky injector and the fuel rail is not coming up to pressure so the car is trying to start on the one dodgy cylinder.

In Topic: Starting Problems Suddenly

10 September 2014 - 06:27 PM

If you are a novice and you don't have any test gear then you can't reliably make a diagnosis.


I'm only making an educated guess, and experience, as to what the problem could be.


Assuming it has been serviced recently I would discount the fuel filter, you need a diesel specialist to look at it.

In Topic: Starting Problems Suddenly

10 September 2014 - 12:40 PM

If its a 1.4 TDCi could be the injectors, how many miles has the car done?