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Ford tick over problem

I have a ford fiesta 1.4i 16valve zetec,the car loses revs and trys to cut out when ticking over,the revs then start to bounce. i have change the airflow meter and had all the sensors checked on a diagnosics machine and they cant find a fault. ford fiesta 1997 car stall when comming to a stop it is ok on tick over but when rev the engine comes to a stall when revs come down

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    Posted similar problem over 1yr ago. Fix is dead simple when you know sus out the problem, never had any sugestions through this web site. Cheers

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    engine doesent tick over properly when the car is warm

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The butterfly in the air intake becomes all gummed up round the edges and seat, the sticking gives the erratic tick over and stall on run down to stopping.

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The battery could be slightly weak, making the computer go on the fritz, try a fresh battery!!!! The rev counters bounce often with a weak battery.

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Hi there!

A few more things to check for you.-

A vacuum leak in any of the vacuum hoses will cause the ECU to make random guesses at what's going on.

Have you replaced plugs recently - or at all? This is probably the main cause - and certainly worth a try.

Fuel filter should be replaced at recommended intervals - about 3 years.

Clean your leads and HT gear really well with a degreasant. Any losses will be more noticable at tickover than high revs.

Lastly.........wear on cam lobes or timing belt.

Hope it's cheap for you!
Please spare a moment to rate as fixya! if any of this information proves useful. Thanks (I don't get paid for this)

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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A few more things to check for you.-

A vacuum leak in any of the vacuum hoses will cause the ECU to make random guesses at what's going on.

Have you replaced plugs recently - or at all? This is probably the main cause - and certainly worth a try.

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Hope it's cheap for you!
Please spare a moment to rate as fixya! if any of this information proves useful. Thanks (I don't get paid for this)

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