Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Ford fiesta juddering when driving in low gears

Hi I have noticed recently that when I start my car it seems to get quite juddery when driving in gears 1,2 and 3 not so bad the higher the gear. I thought this may have been due to the cold weather but it appears to have done it quite violently this morning and the engine warning light has come on. so I have it booked in to be seen by a mechanic but he is full for a couple days so just wondering if anybody can help with this issue.

Posted by on

  • Laura Goffe Jan 22, 2013

    would also like to add when juddering it almost feels like the car is losing power or maybe the gears are not catching i dont not know, took it for a little drive this morning and normally after half hour or so it seems fine, but today i kept getting a small bang right under the passengers side which is not very good!

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Cars & Trucks Master
  • 1,147 Answers

Yes friend, I know that shuddering you speak of personally. It could be one of a number of things causing what we call a "dead" cylinder. Have a test done to get the problem codes from the computer. One code will read P0301 thru how many cylinders you have. That last #/digit is the designated cylinder in question. Once you know the dead cylinder position, First off, have the injectors ohm-meter tested to find out IF one is bad. If it's just a bad injector, you lucked out. Change it and your fine. If all injectors read near the same, injector isn't the problem. Now have a compression test done on all cylinders with all spark plugs out. The one showing very low reading is the one you have a bad/burnt exhaust valve on. That's the procedure friend. It needs to be followed respectively to find what to do to stop the shuddering. Luck toya.

Posted on Jul 05, 2017

3 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

wracefans24
  • 1985 Answers

SOURCE: Intrepid Does not Shift & Speedometer Inoperative

Check the output sensor on the transmission,
With out a speedometer the transmission does not know how fast you are going or when it should shift

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

Testimonial: "Simple but prudent comments led to a perfect and inexpensive solution. Thanks!"

  • 566 Answers

SOURCE: Ihave a ford fiesta 1.3 encore petrol.the car

hi from the uk from the symptoms you describe ? there is a judder as you take up drive in 1st gear ? may i suggest that this fault is not uncommon on this model and the fault is the engine mounting that is the one at the front of engine directly behind the radiator as you stand at front of car this mounting has a metallastic rubber which has probably parted from the metal fixing plate this results in the engine tilts back and lifts as you take up drive in 1st gear from standstill ? but once moving all other gearchanges seem ok ?? you can check mounting by slightly raising the engine at rear with a jack you will see mounting part from rubber this mounting is easy diy and the mount costs £15 approx here in uk and takes 1/2 hour to replace have done many of these in past if you req instruction on best/easiest way to do job? by all means get in touch ? hope this helps/inspires you ? best wishes from n/west uk

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Fiesta goes into gear but wont move


is cluth also renewd whit the gearbox???

Apr 20, 2013 | 2005 Ford Fiesta Zetec

1 Answer

Fiesta (Unwanted Noises)


Go to the AboutAutomobile.com site and look up your Year of Ford Fiesta. Any Recalls and Consumer complaints would be listed and useful to you.

I suggest the grinding noise may be an Electric motor like your front Radiator fan motor. It would fit with the symptoms of a constant grinding noise unaffected by engine RPM or Vehicle speed. If you have a later model Fiesta, some are starting to be equipped with Electric steering motors which also would remain in constant motion independent of vehicle speed.

The clunking can be a second problem. Some early Fiesta's seemed to eat the front struts. Some of the Ford models also used a Bearing ring sandwiched at the top of the strut. This assembly was meant to replace the upper ball joint. Contact a good Autoparts store about exactly what parts your strut assemblies have. Some of the autoparts stores have tool loaner programs to help you install the new parts.

Jan 23, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Hi, iv'e just bought a ford fiesta 1.25 petrol


Check the trans oil -QUICK- This baby's getting hot.

May 26, 2011 | Ford Fiesta Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Ihave a ford fiesta 1.3 encore petrol.the car judder on the first gear,other gears are ok.can anybody help?thanks


hi from the uk from the symptoms you describe ? there is a judder as you take up drive in 1st gear ? may i suggest that this fault is not uncommon on this model and the fault is the engine mounting that is the one at the front of engine directly behind the radiator as you stand at front of car this mounting has a metallastic rubber which has probably parted from the metal fixing plate this results in the engine tilts back and lifts as you take up drive in 1st gear from standstill ? but once moving all other gearchanges seem ok ?? you can check mounting by slightly raising the engine at rear with a jack you will see mounting part from rubber this mounting is easy diy and the mount costs £15 approx here in uk and takes 1/2 hour to replace have done many of these in past if you req instruction on best/easiest way to do job? by all means get in touch ? hope this helps/inspires you ? best wishes from n/west uk

Jan 22, 2010 | 1997 Ford F150 Regular Cab

1 Answer

Ford fiesta power loss


You need to check for codes to begin with. If no codes then we can start guessing. A code is pretty strait forward. Without a code, hands on will be the only way to diagnose this issue.

Nov 09, 2009 | 2000 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Ford Fiesta Encore 1996, 1.3. brake problem


if the pedal is verry hard to push then you have lost vacum to the brake booster or the booster has gone bad.

May 05, 2009 | Ford F Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2004 Fiesta Struggling through Gears


That's a difficult one to diagnose without driving the car. Is there a local transmission shop you could go to?

Nov 18, 2008 | 1999 Ford Escort

1 Answer

I have an aemi automatic ford fiesta, recently is has stalled several times when I have started the car in the morning, also it seems to have difficulty changing from 1st to 2nd gear in automatic what is...


HI,

It seems that the automatic choke may have given up which will cause it to stall when cold, could also cause the problems with the gear change as it won't produce enough pressure for the auto system, unless this happens when it's not cold as well.

Cheers.

Aug 01, 2008 | Ford Focus Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

37 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75797 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22114 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...