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Ford Fiesta 1998 Finesse 1.3 - imobillisor / ecu fault

1998 Ford Fiesta 1.3 Finesse UK spec car starts fine 90% of the time. When it doesn't start there is no smell of fuel that you would expect from multiple attempts to start car, and there is a strong spark at each plug lead. Checking the fuel lines confirms fuel is reaching the injectors.

Note new keys were programmed a few weeks ago, could this be a factor?

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  • WotNotAgain Dec 04, 2008

    Thanks, but I solved it... One of the contacts onto the fuel pump had lost ist contact pressure. Just stuffed a piece of metal into the contact and its worked fine. Although I did renew the fuel pump too - without needing to. ouch!

  • Gunny 2121 Mar 10, 2009

    ford fiesta 1.25 mk4 1995 when i start the car the engine will run fine on tick over for about 2 min but then will start to strugle and cut out.

    i have been told that it counld be the E.C.U but wont more advice

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    i have a ford galaxy 1998,i recently replaced the fuse box but a few weeks later the same problem occured(car woudnt start) and have now been told i need to get a new fuse box,is there something else causing this to happen?

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Does the immobiliser light by the clock go on for around 5 secs and go out, if yes the immobiliser is fine, if it flickers constantly, thats the fault.

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Hi mate i hade this problem and it were the catlicconverter

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