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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-12-07, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I wonder if you can help me i just puschased a 97' ka 1.3i, it runs absoluteley great until i try to accelerate hard, upon which it starts to judder and lurch.
If I am just driving normally and accelerate steady it is fine, but for overtaking etc it just doesnt want to know, the engine has only done 54k miles from new and has been fully serviced by ford , last service was at 47190miles, which is teh 9th service it has had in the book by ford, it was also serviced on its MOT in february this year which was approx 400 miles ago, this wasnt stamped in the book as it wasnt an official ford service, even though the garage that did it are an accredited MOT service station.

Anyways can anyone help me work out what this problem could be before i send it in to a garage and pay silly money to get soprted only to find out it just need its injectors cleaned or something.

Any help would be much appreciated and thank you in advance for any help :)

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-24-07, 03:37 PM
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Re: ka 1.3 endura-e acceleration problems

Just started a new thread with the same problem....same engine (endura)....in my mk4 fiesta....and with the same amount of miles!!! anyone have any ideas??
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-25-07, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
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Re: ka 1.3 endura-e acceleration problems

so far all i have done is use injector cleaner and that hasnt worked so am hoping that someone has some idea on what it is before i go off to see a mechanic :)
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-29-07, 02:01 AM
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Re: ka 1.3 endura-e acceleration problems

seem to have sorted my car now, I changed the spark plugs and leads as well as the fuel filter (which chucked out dirty yellow fuel into the collection bowl i was using). thinking it might have had been some dodgy fuel causing the problem as the filter needs changing at 60,000 miles anyway. Anyway, hopefully thats that problem over and done with.

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Re: ka 1.3 endura-e acceleration problems

nice 1 will try that myself at the weekend, never thought of teh fuel filter :)
thanks a lot mate :)
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-29-07, 12:12 PM
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Re: ka 1.3 endura-e acceleration problems

if u change the plugs and that doesnt help it could be the leads as said by matt but if the problem persists it could be a coil pack.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-01-07, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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Re: ka 1.3 endura-e acceleration problems

bought some new copper core plugs and a new fuel filter today and found out it was the filter that was at fault(unless fuel is supposed to turn almost black going through it ) lol the mechanic says that there was a good chance it still had its original 97 filter on cos of the mileage ^^ Anyways its sorted now :)
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Nice when it's the simple things that go wrong. Sadly in my experience it's a rareity :-(
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Re: ka 1.3 endura-e acceleration problems

Ace, glad you managed to sort out the problem, and that it was a nice cheap fix as per mine. Just was amazing to see how bad the fuel leaving the filter was in fact. And like you mine had never been changed, going of the amount of corrosion and the amount of effort it took to get the damn thing off, lol. Just adjusted the tappets as well on my endura, she's purring away and doing well........till next time!!

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nice 1 matt, tappits arrrgh thats my next job along with front discs and pads, but they can wait a week or 2 first :)
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