• Tiny
  • junglejazz
  • 1999 Ford Festiva
  • 168,000 miles

My 1999 Ford Festiva is regularly serviced, however it has started to have problems with no power to take off after slowing down and idling in traffic, it also appears to cough. It is an automatic and I almost have to push the accelerator to the floor to get going. When slowing down and idling in traffic it has almost no takeoff power I have to creep along or plant my foot on the accelerator to get going, it also appears to shudder when idling. I recently almost ran out of petrol and wondered if some muck from the fuel tank could have dredged into the motor, if so what to do? Or could it be something more sinister. It's an automatic. Thank you Robyn

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 AT 11:39 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member


Could be caused by one of the following below

Oxygen sensor.
Catalytic converter.
Fuel injectors dirty/sticking.
Mass airflow sensor/Airflow meter.
Throttle position sensor.
Crankshaft position sensor
Knock sensor
Manifold absolute pressure sensor.
EGR Valve
Fuel pressure regulator leaking or defective fuel pump.
Fuel contamination.
Foul/defective spark plugs.
Open spark plug wires.
Ignition coil/Coil packs defective.
Incorrect ignition timing.
Cap and rotor.

Note:If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing.

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Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 AT 11:44 PM

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