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I have a ford ka, 53 plate. On my way home today, the engine

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I have a ford ka, 53 plate. On my way home today, the engine warning light came on and when i apply my food to the gas, it sounds like a motorbike! please help!!!!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 2 years ago.
Hi there ,good evening to you
Ok from your description of what has happened ie loud motorbike type noise the first check would be the exhaust oxygen sensor (located directly at the rear of the engine on the top of the exhaust manifold )
These are prone for blowing out on the KA meaning the exhaust gases right next to the engine leak causing excessive exhaust noise
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I have rac warranty so whatever it is, lets hope it is covered.

Do you know if that problem is an expensive fix?

Steph x

Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 2 years ago.
Hi Steph
I strongly suspect this is the cause as its a common occurance on the older KA s
The exhaust oxygen sensors are around £100
If this sensor isn't leaking then it may be a broke exhaust flexi joint but most commonly it's the oxygen sensor
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