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It depends on a ton of things and it won't be linear in most cases. Every car has different things that wear out at different rates and those things affect horsepower differently as they age. Not everything that wears affects power. A coolant hose that wears out might cause the engine to overheat, but it won't affect power until then. But vacuum hoses can ...


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Hopefully not a bad assumption, but I'm assuming you're vehicle is right hand drive (European). That said, to get to your resistor pack, there is a kick panel which has to be removed which is against the center console in the passenger footwell. The panel should be fairly easy to remove.once removed, locate the blower housing, which is towards the front of ...


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That sounds like a clutch that's reached the end of the line. If you're applying throttle and the rev's start to climb faster than the car is accelerating then the clutch is slipping. A clutch can go that quickly... depends on driver skill. I've seen clutches last 180k and still look fresh. There are other folks that have destroyed their clutches in less ...


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Tires are out of balance, or possible a bent rim. Take it back to where the tires were put on and tell them you have a vibration. If you have a vibration when you are using the brakes that goes away when you take your foot off the brake you may have warped rotors. I would take car of the tire balance issue first before addressing the rotors. You may only ...


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If your starter motor is working 8 times out of 10 then you probably need to replace it. It very likely has developed a dead spot on the armature. If the armature is positioned so that the brushes land on a dead spot, it won't start. Brushes are the electrical connection between the power source and the moving armature. The picture below shows how these ...


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tl dr: There is almost no way to tell from the video what is causing the noise. From the video it sounds like an exhaust leak causing the tick ... but smartphone video is notorious for not giving an accurate sound representation, so this is what you need to do. If you have a Harbor Freight somewhere close to you, go down and purchase an automotive ...


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UK type approval states that a speedometer may read with upto a 10% error provided that the speed shown is either true or over. A speedometer may not under read when a car is new. Most manufacturers therefore calibrate their speedos for a slight overread. You must also remember that the difference between tyres with new tread and those worn to the UK ...


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You have to clean the engine bay first When troubleshooting for the source of an oil look you first have to completely clean off all of the old oil, dirt and built up grime. You can get a citrus based cleaner for oil at an auto parts store. Typically you will heat the engine up enough to make it warm but not hot enough that if you sprayed something on the ...


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Maybe cap or reservoir has fractures inside and you don't notice it. When the pressure increases (which is normal) damaged teeth can't withstand that load. Try to change your water reservoir and it's cap.


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I see two ways there: Just drain it empty Overfill your wiper fluid container with water. That way you could wash the old fluid out or at least thin it. Then drain empty again. Because to unscrew the wiper fluid container is not so easy without mechanical experience and even danger, I would not do that on your place.


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It's a little unclear what you're asking for, but your car has this engine: Ford DLD. It is a inline, 4 cylinder Diesel engine with a turbocharger, but it most likely doesn't have an intercooler. The 1.4 part is the "displacement" of the engine, and it is basically the "size" of the engine. This model engine is referred to as "DV4 TD" or "DLD-414".


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It's very possible that you have a problem in the glow-plugs of your diesel engine. Glow-plugs are used to preheat the combustion chamber on a cold engine. If you're having problems starting the car when it's cold, the glow plugs are probably not working, or there not on long enough to heat the chamber properly. You also mention that it has a bad sound when ...


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The part you are pointing to is the air intake for your engine. This pipe should be coming from the intercooler. Since your engine is a turbo diesel, this would be directly related to why your engine is smoking (assuming you mean it's smoking out the tail pipe). What is happening is if there is a crack in this pipe, your engine is not receiving all of the ...


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First, I'd recommend not sticking your fingers in the coolant overflow when the car's been running for 10 minutes. It should be fairly warm (if not downright hot) at that point (even in the Winter). Second, coolant comes in all different colors. Green, Red, Orange, etc. The color alone isn't that concerning. Even if it's brown, it could just have some ...


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It looks like your clutch is worn out, but that's a few years (and certainly) many miles too soon. Does the clutch slip in every gear? And always at a certain speed/rpm? It could be worn out plates, but also a broken pressure bearing? How does the clutch feel when shifting gears? Does it operate smoothly without any grinding (or other weird) sounds? Please ...


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Unless there's some kind of new clutch pedal sensor I'm not aware of, I'm pretty sure they exist only to keep you from starting the engine with the clutch engaged. I always jumper the cable on them so I can start the engine with the clutch engaged, which is great in an emergency if the engine won't ignite (it allows you to move the car around a parking lot, ...


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I've experienced this on a Ford Escort RS Turbo and the source of the vibration was traced to a warped brake disc. This was exacerbated on this particular car as the wheel design meant one side of he car would force cool air across the brake and on the otherside, not. This was the side that warped the disc. sadly with alarming regularity. As Zaid says, ...


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It sounds as though your serpentine belt is the issue. The serpentine belt is connected to each pulley (a pulley is the circular disc that the rubber belt travels over) of various engine components (power steering, AC, turbocharger if you have one, etc) and as such has a lot of tension on it, but can't have too much. It may be that the dealer installed a ...


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I'm not familiar with the Fiesta, but since even much larger cars (with much strong clutch assemblies) don't have hydraulic pumps, I'd expect that it doesn't have one... Should be a simple hydraulic system, basically just a master cylinder, a line, and a slave cylinder down to the actuator. Possible problem with the transmission or the linkage from the ...


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The usual culprits are one or more of the following (from most- to least likely): flat spots on tires caused by wheelspin or locking brakes unbalanced rims bent rims (very) cheap tyres worn shock absorbers warped brake rotors worn wheel bearings loose wheelnuts worn suspension bushings loose control arms.


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There are really two routes; dealership and third party (a normal garage mechanic). Dealership If you were to get it done at the dealership, you can expect to pay 10-30% more on top of what an independent garage might charge you. The advantage to going this route is that generally you are going to get what you pay for when it comes to a turbo replacement. ...


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If I recall correctly, the engine was designed by Peugeot/Citroen (PSA) but made by Ford in Ford’s London factory. see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PSA_HDi_engine and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Duratorq_engine and


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It should be about an hours worth of labor plus the cost of the fluid. The labor rates vary depending on your area so the actual monetary amount is hard to pin down.


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The clutches on all cars will vary in 'stiffness' as any particular model of vehicle will have variations of engine size and performance. Corsa and Fiesta are smaller cars and a light clutch is appreciated by a host of people, especially the girls. There are no real problems with the clutches on the cars you mentioned, including Renault, and the issues you ...


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I do not know how Ford does it, but on my Mitsubishi Eclipse, the clutch position switch is normally closed. It goes open when the clutch is disengaged. Simply unplugging the wiring from the switch will perform the bypass on my car.


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Since the vehicle won't start the switch needs to be in the opposite state of it's current position. I would either jump the contacts of the connector or wire tie/tape the switch in the closed position. However this must be used only long enough to properly fix the switch. This is a condition that could result in some serious damage or injury. Since you have ...


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It looks like on some Fiestas you need to remove the headlamp to access the fog light. http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/31017-new-fog-lights/


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There are some moving parts involved in the disengaging of the pressure plate after the slave cylinder that may have worn out. I'm thinking possibly the throwout bearing may be going. When you first start up the vehicle in a cold state it may be operating normally but then while driving it gets warm and gets more resistive (heat causes expansion, probably ...



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