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Member Since 17 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 29 2012 12:34 PM

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In Topic: Crankshaft Sensor Replacement..hows It Done ?

28 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

Hi Del, I gave it a go and removed the starter but still had limited access to the sensor. To be fair Its probably not the best job to attempt lying on the driveway in wind and rain. Strange thing is once I put it all back togather the car started. Im guessing wiggling the sensor wires must have helped. I drove it straight to my mate at local garage to get him to fit it for me. He put it up onto the ramps and got to same stage as me.He then tried for at least 15 mins to get at sensor before giving up and putting on hold until morning. I bet he will be checking forums tonight :D Has anyone found an easier way to get at it ?

In Topic: Crankshaft Sensor Replacement..hows It Done ?

27 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

Hi delboy, Yes i seen that page earlier but it doesnt look anything like my ford ka engine. I can only see the wires leading to my sensor if I look downwards at an angle into front of the engine. Im struggling to work out how to get at it. Hopefully someone on here has done this before and can show me how its done.

In Topic: Battery Light / Voltage Readings

23 December 2012 - 08:58 PM

Yes it does it runs fine and I drove 6 miles earlier. Ive just checked it again and it went through same scenario. Ive just noticed something weird though. Once I turn off ignition and engine shuts down there is a strange noise that lasts for about 5 seconds or so. Its hard to explain but sounds like a flapping or twisting rubber sound.Ive tried a few times and the lingering noise is always present on shutdown. Any ideas ?

In Topic: Battery Light / Voltage Readings

23 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

Hi all, I managed to get hold of a replacement plug from scrapyard. I connected it to existing wires plugged it in and the car started.(Battery light still illuminates but at least its starting now)
The main problem I have now though is that once it starts it really struggles to reach tick over. If i touch accelerator it just cuts out. I have to start it leave it churning over and wait on it gaining a regular tick over speed.
Once its running it drives relatively fine. Can anyone suggest the most likely cause ? Help me get it running for christmas :lol:

In Topic: Battery Light / Voltage Readings

19 December 2012 - 07:02 PM

Hi stoney, The alternator on mine is identicle to one in picture above with the same connector.Im guessing its original