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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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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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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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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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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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