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1996 ford fiesta ghia auto when starting particularly first

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1996 ford fiesta ghia auto when starting particularly first thing it always starts but then cuts
out eventually going after 2 0r 3 attempts. have had new plugs and leads, new coil and new
speed sensor fitted but still the problem exists . would appreciate any advice you can offer
many thanks Genny
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Mike replied 3 years ago.
Mike :

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Mike :

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Mike :

By far - the most common issue with these symptoms on these models, was a faulty connection to - or a faulty crank shaft sensor..

Mike :

This sensor is located above the starter motor on the front of the engine - its held to the block by one small Torx bolt and is easily changed... Check the connection to it first though - its in a a place where its easily soiled from the weather - road etc.. disconnect the plug to it to check inside... Try a clean with a spray cleaner... a contact / switch cleaner ( NOT wd40 as thats an oil )... and see how it is then.. if that cures it great - if not - I would suggest to renew that sensor in the abscence of any fault codes / lights etc ... again - its easy to do - they are not expensive as a part..and that should cure that given what you have outlined.

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