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    nicki
    Ford Ka - problems starting
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    • 27th Apr 07, 8:13 AM
    Ford Ka - problems starting 27th Apr 07 at 8:13 AM
    Can I just point out now that I DON'T DRIVE and the extent of my knowledge of engines is almost ZIP! We have a Haynes manual but OH and I are not exactly mechanics hence why I'm asking here

    Right we have a Ford Ka (approximately March 2000 when first used by the previous previous owner) and there seems to be a problem with starting it. When the key is turned in the ignition the radio etc comes on fine but then the engine itself won't start when you click it around to the next position in the ignition. It can take upto 10 attempts to get it going. Yesterday it stalled half-way up a big hill and wouldn't start again until about attempt 10. Not good when it's one just off a motorway!

    We have already spent 300 on a MOT, service & repairs at Kwik Fit this month (we're with them for insurance so we get a discount and thats the only reason we use them!) so we can't afford to take it back again.

    Can anyone help? If you need more info I can probably get it but my OH is at work so it might not be immediate. Please help, this car has already cost us 1000+ in repairs since we got it 3 years in September
    Total Debt: (31/12/10: 8800.40, 31/12/11:8513.87, 31/12/12:8414.68, 31/12/13 : 8226.88) 31/12/14: 8667.91 (includes new @rg0scard of 410.88) - Been one of those year with lots of expensive things needing replacing

    Aim for 2015: Pay off my overdraft.
    Balance 31/12/14 :
    1689.20 (Balance after bills due 2287.13)
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