My 1988 Ford Festiva is having problems going faster then 25mph! Once it gets to about 3000 rpms it wil start cutting out and lose all motor power. I replaced Spark plugs, wires, air filter, battery, and used an octane boost and fuel injector cleaner and it still runs like junk. Is there any suggestions for me? It woud be much appreciated.
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Replace fuel filter, spark plugs,wires,distributor should be checked for cracks or worn insides, roter inside also, if not already tried check fuel pressure and regulator or fuel pump going out if none above have your computer tested hope this helps
88 - 89 festiva "L" models came with a 4 speed. Unless it has been swapped with a 5 speed from an 88 - 89 "LX" or a 90 - 93 festiva 4 gears is all you have. Everything you ever wanted to know about your festiva can be found a fordfestiva.com. I've seen 8 festivas with 500,000 miles now. They are bullet proof and big time fun. Easy to work on too. And most owners are really down to earth because we don't care what people think of us. Festivas are also easy and cheap to make very fast. Get on the forum. We will welcome you!
Hello, I have the manual transmission manual for the 88-93 Ford Festiva that show complete photos of how the job is done and all of the tools needed. I would need your email to send you photos of the manual.
Depending on mileage and how long you have driven with a damaged boot, it may be a good idea to swap in a new axle ( re manufactured). If you are handy enough to get the axle out, you should be able to get the old joint apart by putting the axle in a vise, cutting off the old boot, and removing the joint from the axle. There are various ways that these are fastened, but generally they are held in place by a circular clip or retaining ring. Check a manual for your specific type of retainer. Once removed, the joint should be completely disassembled and cleaned in solvent, and then reassembled. Then, you still have an old joint, which is why it is faster and easier and better to replace the axle. Good luck. Chip