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Ford fiesta 1100 2015 3800 miles, when i first start the

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ford fiesta 1100 2015 3800 miles
JA: Are you fixing your Fiesta yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: when i first start the engine the is a thumping noise from the left hand side of the center console at low level approx 5-10 times is this a a/c problem
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: just bought the car low level l/h side center console
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
thumping noise between 5-10 thumps on starting my ford fiesta 1100 eco boost 3500 miles 2015

Hi there good afternoon to you and sorry for the delayed response

My name is***** would be happy to assist you Today

is this noise present only on start up or at idle also

What engine is fitted to your fiesta

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Brian

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
only on start up it stops after several seconds 1100 eco boost engine

Hi thanks ok there is two common possibilities of this issue

The first is a detached flexi joint on the down pipe of the exhaust (at the welded joint )

Or an excessively worn rear gearbox mounting

Most commonly this is down to the flexijoint of the exhaust detaching

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Brian

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
this happens when the car is not moving also is very low mileage less than 4000 i would have thought a exhaust joint would blow all the time...gearbox mounting .....i dont think at the mileage i have, this would be possible

Hi There the exhaust issue does t cause a blow as the long piece is still inside the downpipe you only ever here it on start up as the engine is flicked back and forth on start up

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Brian

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
but this is a muffled thumping noise ...nothing i would recognise as a exhaust noise.....

Hi there does the noise happen every time you start vehicle

has it ever Happened when driving

Does it have electronic climate control

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Brian

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
it happens every time ...never when driving climate control is electric
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
you still there?

Hi there sorry for the delay

Ok if you have Electronic climate control then the noise will most likely be the recirculating /blend flap resting the position

it does this to reset the last known postion as when you key off they go to a rest position

It matches your description and sounds sort of thud-thud/thud

Kindest regards ***** *****

Brian

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
thanks ...is this normal ...and if not what can i do to rectify the problem

Hi there this is normal operation and part of the design intent and strategy of the electronic climate control (HVAC) Module

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Kindest regards ***** *****

Brian

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