Ford Fiesta Ghia 1998 door lock problem - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Fiesta Forum | Ford kA Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Ford Fiesta Forum | Ford kA Forum Forum for discussion of the Ford Fiesta. From US to AU discuss this little car and the mods you have done.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2008, 04:29   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
toni666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Albania
Posts: 3
Ford Fiesta Ghia 1998 door lock problem

Dear friends, Im a new user of the forum, since i have bought the used car, a fiesta, Ghia, 1.25 Zetec engine, 3 doors, with anti thief system via remote. now since i got this car i never used the door lock directly to open the door, it was just easy for me to use the remote to open the doors. 4 days ago, it gave me some signs of strange acting of the door lock, that one of the driver, not the passenger side. the key i use is not so used, to have damaged the door lock. suddenly yesterday, it stoped working normally, and i cant open my dor by lock, as the remote tries to open it, but automatically re closes again. i eneter from the opposite door. a guy told me that i have door lock problems, and i should change it with e used or a new one. i didnt tried at least to open the cover of the door to see whats really acting strange there. im not a master of these things, but if i can do something, i would be very happy not to spend so much money for that. here in Albania a new door lock costs around 300euro. its not so cheap.
greetings
toni
toni666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-12-2008, 06:32   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 30
Re: Ford Fiesta Ghia 1998 door lock problem

ive never taken the central locking off my fiesta but i have on ford escorts and i would guess that the way it works is the same.

it sounds like you have a sticking motor or faulty motor on the central locking.
first you should find what side is causing the problem this could be done by removing one of the door cards and disconnecting the wires to the central locking then using the buttons on the key to lock / unlock.
if the the door that is connected works correctly then replug in the wires and do the same to the other door.
once you have located the faulty central locking motor you can remove by taking the top screw out (see pic) which will remove the cover that covers the lock you may have to take the lock it self out which is held in by U shaped bit of metal with a lip on it you pull this away from the lock also remove the round plastic switch that is around the lock i think its got a clip on it some where.

www.zen105817.zen.co.uk/door.jpg

the three screw that hold the catch / central locking are normally very tight so make sure you have a good screwdriver.
after you remove those three screws the catch / central lock should come out.

this pic is of a Ford Escort catch / central locking but i would think its either very similar or the same as the fiesta.
www.zen105817.zen.co.uk/catch.jpg
you may be able to get another central locking motor from ebay if you search for "fiesta breaking" and email the seller and ask if you post abroad.
also remember if you buy apart from the UK then our cars are right hand drive so dont ask for the drivers side or passenger side because it will be for the wrong door.

if you cant buy one from ebay you could try DIY Motorist and email them and ask if they will ship abroad. i know one of the people who works there and the last time i spoke to him he told me they were starting to use ebay to sell so i guess they must be posting stuff.
__________________
[img]
nick_rs2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2008, 06:40   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
toni666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Albania
Posts: 3
Re: Ford Fiesta Ghia 1998 door lock problem

Quote:
Originally Posted by nick_rs2k View Post
ive never taken the central locking off my fiesta but i have on ford escorts and i would guess that the way it works is the same.

it sounds like you have a sticking motor or faulty motor on the central locking.
first you should find what side is causing the problem this could be done by removing one of the door cards and disconnecting the wires to the central locking then using the buttons on the key to lock / unlock.
if the the door that is connected works correctly then replug in the wires and do the same to the other door.
once you have located the faulty central locking motor you can remove by taking the top screw out (see pic) which will remove the cover that covers the lock you may have to take the lock it self out which is held in by U shaped bit of metal with a lip on it you pull this away from the lock also remove the round plastic switch that is around the lock i think its got a clip on it some where.

www.zen105817.zen.co.uk/door.jpg

the three screw that hold the catch / central locking are normally very tight so make sure you have a good screwdriver.
after you remove those three screws the catch / central lock should come out.

this pic is of a Ford Escort catch / central locking but i would think its either very similar or the same as the fiesta.
www.zen105817.zen.co.uk/catch.jpg
you may be able to get another central locking motor from ebay if you search for "fiesta breaking" and email the seller and ask if you post abroad.
also remember if you buy apart from the UK then our cars are right hand drive so dont ask for the drivers side or passenger side because it will be for the wrong door.

if you cant buy one from ebay you could try DIY Motorist and email them and ask if they will ship abroad. i know one of the people who works there and the last time i spoke to him he told me they were starting to use ebay to sell so i guess they must be posting stuff.
very very very thankful to your high patience to explain me. really helpful. these days im using a second key i had at home, that key is not used before, so it has good grooves. there are some days that without central opening, but with the key lock, is working ok, till now. anyway, really thanx for all that. it is very useful.
cheers
toni
toni666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 04:12   #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
toni666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Albania
Posts: 3
Re: Ford Fiesta Ghia 1998 door lock problem

my friend, i have opened the door lock, because its just stooped working normally, suddenly, without having to pay 300$, i adjusted this. it was just a small broken spring that holds a mechanism. it was very easy.
anyway, thanx for all
toni666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Fiesta Forum | Ford kA Forum



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:26.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.