I have a fiesta 1.1 Mk2 reg E349 VJW with an OHV engine with Bosch breakerless ignition.
The engine was running fine, until after driving a couple of hours in stop/start heavy traffic, the engine stopped. The engine started again after it had cooled down but then stopped again after short interval.
I changed the ignition coil on the suggestion of the breakdown mechanic and the engine started straight away running fine with the car stationary in the driveway for 3/4 hour, and a two mile road test. However, it stopped again the next day only a couple miles from home, and has not re-started since.
There was no spark out of the central HT lead from the coil, so since the HT leads and plugs were new, I thought maybe the ignition module on the side of the distributor was at fault. A Ford replacement was over £200 so I bought a new intermotor part for £30, as well as new distributor cap and rotor while I was at it. Now I have a spark at each plug, but the engine will still not start. The battery turns the engine over ok and I have re-checked that the right leads are on the correct plugs. I have checked the fuses and the ignition relay are ok. I have checked the static timing and it is appears correct at TDC on No.1 cylinder, and as the engine had been running fine before the ignition problem, I did not want to add another variable to the problem, so did not alter it.
Has anyone experienced similar problems because I am running out of ideas? The car normally runs very reliably,
Ken & June
have the same problem?
Sunday, December 8th, 2013 AT 1:10 AM