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Mark, Auto Service Technician
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car losses power and is difficult to drive. switch off and

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car losses power and is difficult to drive. switch off and then after a while problem goes away
it is a ford fiesta 2008
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Mark replied 4 years ago.



Can you tell me what engine this has?


Is there any warning lamps on, ie engine management light?


How long is a while?


If you don't wait a while and restart it immediately, is the fault still there?



Customer: replied 4 years ago.



it is 1.4 engine and ! sign comes up and somtimes it says engine fault.when i swtich off the engines it restarts immediatelyand then can be fine for couple of days.

Expert:  Mark replied 4 years ago.

Thanks for that.


Ok. First thing that needs to be done is have a scan tool connected to it to read what fault codes have been stored.


Once the code is known you can then work out the cause of the fault.


I cant give an informed guess until I know the codes and if it is a petrol or diesel engine.