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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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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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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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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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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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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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