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Member Since 07 Feb 2013
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Water Up My Tail Pipe (Not A Euphemism)

18 November 2013 - 09:43 AM



We've had heavy rains here in Cape Town and this weekend my fiancee's brother borrowed the Ka. He encountered a car stuck in water so had to reverse to get around it. At this stage the exhaust pipe was underwater. Now the engine chugs. What is the problem? Is there a way water could've gotten into the cylinders? The puddle was pretty deep.


Any advice would be greatly appreciated (not including smacking the fiancee's brother around).

Brakes: Abs Warning Light, Grinding Noise

26 February 2013 - 07:15 PM


My ABS warning light came on a couple days ago. Its still on. I haven't tested the ABS but today when I braked to stop on a downhill the car's dipped sharply and I heard a grinding noise and felt it through the pedal.

Any ideas?

Ford Ka Battery/alternator Problems

07 February 2013 - 11:16 AM


My fiancee owns a 2006 Ford Ka and she's been having battery problems. We replaced her battery and it starts fine now, but the alternator light comes on every now and then. Any ideas why this could be happening? I understand it could be any number of problems, including simply a problem with the alternator but maybe this is a common problem with these cars?

I am taking it in to an auto electrician later today but was hoping to get some input from the members of this forum.

Any advice or feedback would be greatly appreciated!


Hi From Mzanzi

07 February 2013 - 11:05 AM


I am joining this forum on behalf of my fiancee who drives a Ford Ka. Its a great little car and she's had very few problems with it. All-round smashing little racer.

I intend to post questions relating to it so I'm hoping to get some valuable advice etc.

Lars (from South Africa)