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2016 Fiesta pops out of reverse gear

I have a 2016 manual transmission Ford Fiesta EcoBoost Zetec and often, when starting to reverse I'll think I've placed it properly into gear but, as I come off the clutch and power on it'll lurch ...
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2000 Ford Focus zetec no idle after engine mount failure

I’ve been working on a friends 2000 Ford Focus/Zetec engine, he had his motor mount fail on him while driving which he fortunately stopped driving, after inspection I noticed that the engine had ...
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Fiesta Mk4 Zetec not starting - strange clicking/chugging sound

My friend has a Mk4 Ford Fiesta with a 1.25 16V Zetec engine. She went to start it earlier today, it turns over but it makes a strange clicking/chugging sound: I've never heard ...
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Getting a stuck spark plug out

4 spark plugs--three finally changed but one won't come out and is apparently stuck with a deposit of carbon. Has a service every year so not as though it is ignored. we don't want to change the car ...
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2008 Ford Focus 2.0 Zetec, wont rev higher then 4000 (redline 6.5), white smoke out the exhaust when petal is released

So about 500 miles ago I got a fresh oil change, new thermostat, new belt and new coolant. About 3 weeks ago I drove the car and it was fine, we parked it in the garage for as we where only needed to ...
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Ford Focus 1.6 Petrol Timing Belt

I brought a ford focus 1.6 04 plate with 154k on the clock (got it cheap!). It is up to 155k now had it about 3 months. My mechanic advised me to change the timing belt and water pump asap which I ...
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2000 Ford Focus, low idle, stalling at lights, white smoke from exhaust - P0171 Code - problem?

I have a couple of issues which I hope are all related. The car is a petrol Ford Focus 2000 1.8. Seems to be listed as LX, but the engine is Zetec. When stationary, the idle is quite jumpy, and the ...
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Ford Focus 2012 Continuous Wiper Issue

I run a 2012 Ford Focus Zetec which has been having an issue, I think, when the wipers are set to continuous mode. Occasionally, the wipers will switch to intermittent mode when in continuous mode. ...
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Problem with Clutch or Gearbox

I'm having a bit of trouble with my car; it's a Ford Fiesta 1.4 Zetec (2008 model). These past few weeks when I accelerate hard the rev meter rises steadily up to a point and then shoots to the top ...
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Why is there oil pooled around the spark plugs on a 2.0L Zetec in a 1998 Ford Contour LX?

I started to change the spark plugs on a 1998 Ford Contour LX with a 2.0L Zetec (4-Cylinder) recently. It's got just over 100,000 miles on it. According to the service schedule, they're due at 100,...