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Check in glove box under seats or in both quarter panels behind the brace near the fuel neck go to rockauto.Com put in your vehicle info and then go to inertia switch to see what it looks like red top black bottom 2 wires?it should be in the quarters by taillights or glove box I tried to look up your owners manual but it only goes to 96 so look for the red top that's it

1989 Ford... | Answered on Nov 21, 2017

go to 1989 ford festiva owners manual and download it for free it's in there

1989 Ford... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015

The two most likely causes are low fuel pressure because of a faulty fuel pump or filter, or a faulty throttle position sensor.
Is the check engine light on ?

1989 Ford... | Answered on Jan 23, 2015

The climate control was poorly designed on these cars.

There is only heat on the floor and defrost settings, due to the layout of the ductwork.

1989 Ford... | Answered on Nov 22, 2014

i just got a 1989 ford festiva from my mom it wont start it it just turns over i replaced the spark plugs,fuses under the dash is there another fuse box or relay that could cause such situation it was runnin great when parked getting 40 + mpg i dont understand

1989 Ford... | Answered on Nov 07, 2014

Think so - believe they changed in 1990
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ASP C-20-213, Ignition Lock Part, Ford Festiva 88-89 (C20213) Item Id: A-C20213

1989 Ford... | Answered on Sep 09, 2014

vacuum leak is one possile cause

1989 Ford... | Answered on Jul 23, 2014

Hi, we had the same thing happen, for us the ignition barell had "collapsed" internally holding the key in place - you might be able release the key by hitting the underside of the steering column while trying to extract the key - however it sounds like a replacement will be needed, due to the age of the car you should be able to source one from a car wreckers cheaply, make sure you get the keys with the new barrell.

1989 Ford... | Answered on Jun 17, 2014

My festival heater works on defrost and floor setti

1989 Ford... | Answered on Feb 17, 2014

I would be checking the pivot pin that the lever pivots on in the tower on top of the box . This pin is screwed in and lock nutted and they have a habit of coming loose . The lever is tensioned by a spring around the pivot ball and there is normally a plastic bush on the end of the lever that slides in the selector rail slot . But I think that you will find the fault in the pin in the turret housing.

1989 Ford... | Answered on Feb 17, 2014

If your 100% that nothing is leaking externally, then you might have a blown head gasket.

1989 Ford... | Answered on Feb 17, 2014

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