Fordmods Logo

1999 Ford Festiva problems 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 10 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: 1999 Ford Festiva problems
Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:05 am 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 26

Posts: 256

Joined: 27th Jan 2008

Ride: WS Ford Fiesta CL manual

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Hello, my mum owns a Ford Festiva (1999 model, GLXI) and its got around 193,000km on it, only serviced a few times and in a bad condition, its a 5sp manual and some times the gears refuse to 'go in'. You clutch and then go to push it into a gear, it won't go in, it happens with all the gears but other times it wont happen at all in any and goes in perfectly fine, i'm guessing it needs more oil in the gearbox (Or its a more serious problem and it needs rebuilding?). What oil would i buy for it and how would i put it in?

Also, how would you change an oil filter on one of these? I don't have much auto experience at all, is the oil filter easy to change or should i leave it up to the dealers?

Thanks very much.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:14 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 5889

Joined: 2nd Mar 2006

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: '14 Grand Cherokee

Location: Port Lincoln
SA, Australia

could be the input shaft playing up? or the clutch needs replacing... quite a few things it could be.

 

_________________

11/93 ED OPT20 GLi | Full Boat Spec

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:16 am 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 26

Posts: 256

Joined: 27th Jan 2008

Ride: WS Ford Fiesta CL manual

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Its been doing it for around 40,000km. Its totally random when it strikes. Also it doesn't happen in reverse and pumping the clutch a few times usualy makes it go in.

How much would a new clutch + installation cost as a rough figure?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:20 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 5889

Joined: 2nd Mar 2006

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: '14 Grand Cherokee

Location: Port Lincoln
SA, Australia

the clutch system might just need bleeding by the sounds of that.

 

_________________

11/93 ED OPT20 GLi | Full Boat Spec

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:25 am 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 26

Posts: 256

Joined: 27th Jan 2008

Ride: WS Ford Fiesta CL manual

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

alfy wrote:
the clutch system might just need bleeding by the sounds of that.


Is that something your average joe could do? Or would i need to take out the engine and so forth to get to it?

Thanks very much in advance.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:34 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 5889

Joined: 2nd Mar 2006

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: '14 Grand Cherokee

Location: Port Lincoln
SA, Australia

nah the engine dosent have to come out, its pretty easy, although i have never done it before so i wouldnt know how to do it lol

 

_________________

11/93 ED OPT20 GLi | Full Boat Spec

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:10 am 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 26

Posts: 256

Joined: 27th Jan 2008

Ride: WS Ford Fiesta CL manual

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Oh okay, thanks much :)
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 9:30 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6449

Joined: 11th Nov 2004

festiva should have a cable clutch, you chould have about 3-5mm of pedal free play.


the box should have dex3 ATF in it.

check whats in it and what the fluid is like

 

_________________

PERMANENTLY BANNED

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:52 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 49

Posts: 6467

Joined: 18th Dec 2006

Ride: 93 ED sedan

Power: 161 rwkw

Location: Rockhampton
QLD, Australia

ou fill up a festiva man box by the speedo drive. Disconnect speedo cable, undo 10mm bolt and slip out speedo drive unit.
Is the engine 1.3 or 1.5???
The clutch is cable operated, and if it has 193K on it, & hasn't had a clutch replaced before, it's probably stuffed.
The oil for them is 15w40, and a Ryco Z79A oil filter will fit.

 

_________________

http://youtu.be/jJTh9F3Vgg0

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:26 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 26

Posts: 256

Joined: 27th Jan 2008

Ride: WS Ford Fiesta CL manual

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Car is in getting serviced, so far its going to cost $2700, bushes and brushes are all screwed, aircon needs re-gassing and LOTS of other problems, still haven't looked at the gearbox yet.

Will be an interesting figure, i'm trying to convince mum and dad to sell it off cheap and i'll spend my own money to buy a car and let mum drive it daily. Its a win-win situation, i get my first car, mum gets a better car to drive around.
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 10 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:46 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names