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Fiesta Mk6.5 Starting Problem (Video Included)


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Hi Guys,

I've got a problem with my 2006 Fiesta Mk6.5 1.25

This started off as a very rare occurrence but it's got much more common now,  to the point where I've had to bump start it about 5 times this week!

I've recorded a video of what the car is doing. Apologies for the dark video:


Is it my starter motor not engaging properly??

I've changed the battery this week as this was the car's original battery and I thought that maybe it wasn't delivering enough current. Unfortunately this didn't solve the problem.

Any help or advice would be gratefully received.




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13 hours ago, zain611 said:

I don't think that's the battery. Do you have a diagnostic tool to check for any errors? 

No I don't unfortunately


12 hours ago, TomsFocus said:

Starter solenoid not engaging.  Can be caused by a low battery but in this case its going to be the solenoid itself. Can be bought separately from the starter but it's easier to change the whole thing.

Ok thanks for the info! I'm going to try to remove the starter motor this morning. Is this an easy job?

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46 minutes ago, TomsFocus said:

Honestly I haven't changed one on a 1.25 Fiesta - it's on the front of the engine/gearbox so should be easy to remove from above but not sure how tight the access is.

Looks like I have to come from underneath. From what I can see there's 3 bolts which I've undone but it won't separate easily. Plus I'm having trouble removing the connector! I'm worried I might break something 🙈15188643672041110911063.thumb.jpg.f7cc7422f2071579256190bee471cef8.jpg

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Ah, access is tight there then...  Damn Fiestas with their small engine bays lol.

Yeah it'll just be 3 large bolts holding it in.  Might be a metal dowel or bit of corrosion holding it to the gearbox so give it a tap and wiggle to free it off if its stuck.  You will need to remove wiring as well though, on the other end of the starter there's a thick cable held on with probably a 13mm nut.  The battery MUST be disconnected before you go near that thick cable just in case it isn't already.

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