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pearson27
Sun Oct 03 2010, 10:11PM
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Hi guys.

Looking for a bit of help.

I have a ford ka on a p. Lately it has been stalling and struggling to start. Now i think I've solved the stalling issue by cleaning the idle control valve and adjusting the throttle wire (tightened the bolt). I hope this is correct.

The starting issue is a little more confusing. Upon turning the key it just clicks and makes a noise that i can only describe as a choking noise. I've checked the battery points and the air filter and they appear ok. Which leads me to think its the starter motor.

Can some one clarify the location of this please? I believe its on the left hand side of the car (as if your facing it) and towards the rear of the engine. Does it sound like this needs replacing and is it an easu job?

Thanks in advance
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SumoGuy
Mon Oct 04 2010, 12:18AM
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if the car is cranking over slowly when you start it then it's most likely a battery issue, all you will have done by adjusting the throttle cable is increased the idle speed. If it won't start and there's just a clicking sound, that's usually the starter relay not being able to engage because there's not enough charge in the battery to crank the engine.

Get the battery checked, I'd guess it's probably that which has gone!
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pearson27
Mon Oct 04 2010, 08:18AM
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Hi

Thanks for the reply.

Can a place like kwik fit test the battery for free.

What would be the signs of a failed starter motor just in case?
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*аиđяєа
Mon Oct 04 2010, 12:40PM
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THe chokey type noise, does it sound like a sneeze being sucked in?

I know how weird that sounds. Lol
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pearson27
Mon Oct 04 2010, 12:49PM
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Yeah, or like a duck with a cold ha ha.

It's my dads car actually and I've sent him to get the battery tested. Was I right in saying the starter motor is where i said?
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pearson27
Mon Oct 04 2010, 02:13PM
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just heard from the garage that the battery has an output of 23% so im guessing this is the cause of the problem????
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David_17
Mon Oct 04 2010, 03:48PM
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A new battery will solve it. A new one will cost you around £30
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pearson27
Mon Oct 04 2010, 07:18PM
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Do you know anywhere specifically coz I'm based in middlesbrough
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pearson27
Sat Oct 09 2010, 04:48PM
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Okay. I've changed the battery which has improved things a little but im still getting the problem as advised above. Still produces a wierd noise but on the 2nd try it will start up. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated
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I think the weird noise on mine is the starter because I know the battery is fine
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