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October 16, 2005

Problems starting the car

We've been having trouble starting the car this year. The symptom is basically the starter motor turns but the engine doesn't catch for about 5 or 6 seconds.

We fixed it the first time by using injector cleaner. It's started again this month so we used injector cleaner again and now 3/4 of a tank later, it's starting to get back to normal again.

I don't know what we'd be doing to cause this problem but it's odd because we did the 50k service and it included injector cleaning but yet we're still having this problem.

I can't recommend Rochester Ford for service. They are about twice the price of the non manufacturer garages and besides the high prices, I don't see any difference from a quality or service point of view.

October 16, 2005 | Permalink


a red light keeps flashing when i try to start the car, I cannot start the car at all now. Its a ford fiesta R Reg. Any ideas on how i can get it to start.

Posted by: kay | Dec 22, 2006 5:19:14 PM

My van will not start at all. The theft light keeps flashing. It does not even turn over. What can I do?

Posted by: Janet | Apr 5, 2007 11:49:59 AM

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