Florin M

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  1. I took a look at the cables again and the exposed part looks ok, but I don't know their condition after they enter the engine wiring loom. I think I will just live with the engine light on for now, since the car drives fine, even with the fan on full blast. I also have a good guess what caused this: 2 weeks ago I cleaned up the blower motor as there was some debri that making a horible noise, and to get to that part I had to move the piece of metal that separates the engine bay from the water drains and the wiring loom was supported by the the piece of metal. I thought that I was gentle enought with the wires, when I was moving them around, but not gentle enought apprently.
  2. Hello, I have had the car for about 2 months now and 1 week ago the engine light turned on while I was driving but the car was running ok, so I continued my journey. I bought a code reader, read the codes and got P0117. I have read a bit about it but I am not sure what to do. I have tracked the sensor data using the live data functionality and when the engine got up to temperature it sometimes showed 140 deg for a second then went back to normal (90 deg). I did change the sensor just in case, but the code came back. When I clear the codes the engine light comes on when I start the car from hot, but not when a cold start. Any ideas what could it be? Thanks in advance, Florin
  3. What do you mean if they are generic? Pretty sure you are going to have to look on ebay/brakers yards for those 2 items.
  4. I have given this another try, and unfortunatly I think they were right about the parts that need to come off in order to get the blower motor. I tried to just unscrew the polen filter housing the move it to one side, but the next step according to the manual is to unscrew and disconnect the wires to the blower, but I have got no idea were are the screwes. I have tried to look in the passanger footwell and guess what I need to disconnect but all I managed to do was to annoy myself and to get a couple of clips off that I had to blindly put back. After all this, I gave up and decided that I can live with the anoying sound a little while longer.
  5. I have figured out why they were telling me to get the expansion tank off to get to the cabin filter housing. The car they used for the tutorial was the version with the endura engine which had the tank right in front of the filter (Based on the pictures from another section of the manual). But my car has a Duratec engine and the expansion tank is in the other side of the engine bay. I just got a rachet set of from halfords and I will try to get to the filter housing as soon as it stops pouring outside.
  6. Hello, The blower motor sounds like it's hitting some debri when it's on power level 1 and 2, but it sounds fine on 3 and 4 and I would like to check if there is something there, but I don't know to get to it. I have the Haynes workshop manual for the Ka, but it's telling me to remove the coolant tank, the grill that comes under the windscreen, the wiper motor and then to remove the bolts that hold the housing for the polen filter. Are all those steps required?, or can I just unscrew the screws that hold the housing for the polen filter and ignore the rest. Thanks for the help!
  7. Will keep that in mind, I have had the car for a couple of days and the AC still blows cold 🙂
  8. That sounds more like a vibration to me, I would check if anything is loose the engine bay.
  9. I have cleaned the side of the seal that faces the window with a towel with the windows on and that seemed to help. It has been through a couple of short showers, and the windows stayed dry. Will see what happens when a longer rain comes.
  10. Yeah, that is a posibility, but since I don't know when was the last time it was recharged, I will have to chance it and hope it will blast cold for this summer at least.
  11. I went to the garage and it was completely out of gas. After a full refil it started blowing cool air.
  12. Hello, I have Ford Ka from 2004 that I just purchased and I am trying to fix the AC system. I have checked the fuse and it was ok. When i click the AC button with the fan on, I hear a relay clicking but I don't notice any extra load on the engine. My guess is that there is something wrong related to the compressor clutch, and I am going to a garage tomorrow to get it checked out. Any ideas what else could cause this?
  13. Hello, I bought a 2004 Ford Ka a couple of days ago and I noticed that both the rear windows are leaking water in when it's raining. I have read that this is a common issue with this car, but I am not sure how to fix it. I tried to search of replacement window seals but all I could find was used seals on Ebay for about 10-20 pounds a piece. I am not sure about purchasing those becuase they might have the same problem as the current ones. I was thinking of removing the windows and cleaning the side of the seal that faces the window , once it stops pouring outside, becuase when I wiped the water, the cloth was full of black and green stuff. Any sugestion is helpful!