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Dear fellow Fiesta owners,

I have been driving a Ford Fiesta Mark VI which I purchased in 2010.

I have been facing trouble to start the engine lately. After turning the key to start the engine, there is no kick in the engine whatsoever. This is a video of the many attempts at starting the engine


However, after the 5th attempt or so, I would hear this clicking and grinding noise (Noise begins at 0:05 mark and ends at 0:19 in video below) which continues even after I remove the key from the ignition.

After the noises stop and when I attempt to start the engine again, the engine would be able to start as usual. But the 'check engine' light would remain lighted (have a listen at the noise before I was able to start the engine up). After being able to start the engine once, I am able to start it again. However the problem would come back again after a drive and when I park it and try to start it again.


It is unlikely that this problem is cause by a weak battery since I recently changed the battery to a new one about 3 months ago.

This problem would come and go but it has been going on everyday for the past week. Not sure what seems to be causing it.

As of to date, I have only encountered one other problem which is with the gearbox computer. Swapped it out and it has been working well.


Has any of you faced this problem before? Do let me know!

Thanks!
 

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Dear fellow Fiesta owners,

I have been driving a Ford Fiesta Mark VI which I purchased in 2010.

I have been facing trouble to start the engine lately. After turning the key to start the engine, there is no kick in the engine whatsoever. This is a video of the many attempts at starting the engine


However, after the 5th attempt or so, I would hear this clicking and grinding noise (Noise begins at 0:05 mark and ends at 0:19 in video below) which continues even after I remove the key from the ignition.

After the noises stop and when I attempt to start the engine again, the engine would be able to start as usual. But the 'check engine' light would remain lighted (have a listen at the noise before I was able to start the engine up). After being able to start the engine once, I am able to start it again. However the problem would come back again after a drive and when I park it and try to start it again.


It is unlikely that this problem is cause by a weak battery since I recently changed the battery to a new one about 3 months ago.

This problem would come and go but it has been going on everyday for the past week. Not sure what seems to be causing it.

As of to date, I have only encountered one other problem which is with the gearbox computer. Swapped it out and it has been working well.


Has any of you faced this problem before? Do let me know!

Thanks!
Sounds like the starter motor


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Dear fellow Fiesta owners,

I have been driving a Ford Fiesta Mark VI which I purchased in 2010.

I have been facing trouble to start the engine lately. After turning the key to start the engine, there is no kick in the engine whatsoever. This is a video of the many attempts at starting the engine


However, after the 5th attempt or so, I would hear this clicking and grinding noise (Noise begins at 0:05 mark and ends at 0:19 in video below) which continues even after I remove the key from the ignition.

After the noises stop and when I attempt to start the engine again, the engine would be able to start as usual. But the 'check engine' light would remain lighted (have a listen at the noise before I was able to start the engine up). After being able to start the engine once, I am able to start it again. However the problem would come back again after a drive and when I park it and try to start it again.


It is unlikely that this problem is cause by a weak battery since I recently changed the battery to a new one about 3 months ago.

This problem would come and go but it has been going on everyday for the past week. Not sure what seems to be causing it.

As of to date, I have only encountered one other problem which is with the gearbox computer. Swapped it out and it has been working well.


Has any of you faced this problem before? Do let me know!

Thanks!

Was this ever resolved? I've currently got this exact problem
 

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Dear fellow Fiesta owners,

I have been driving a Ford Fiesta Mark VI which I purchased in 2010.

I have been facing trouble to start the engine lately. After turning the key to start the engine, there is no kick in the engine whatsoever. This is a video of the many attempts at starting the engine


However, after the 5th attempt or so, I would hear this clicking and grinding noise (Noise begins at 0:05 mark and ends at 0:19 in video below) which continues even after I remove the key from the ignition.

After the noises stop and when I attempt to start the engine again, the engine would be able to start as usual. But the 'check engine' light would remain lighted (have a listen at the noise before I was able to start the engine up). After being able to start the engine once, I am able to start it again. However the problem would come back again after a drive and when I park it and try to start it again.


It is unlikely that this problem is cause by a weak battery since I recently changed the battery to a new one about 3 months ago.

This problem would come and go but it has been going on everyday for the past week. Not sure what seems to be causing it.

As of to date, I have only encountered one other problem which is with the gearbox computer. Swapped it out and it has been working well.


Has any of you faced this problem before? Do let me know!

Thanks!
I am having this exact issue with my 2013 SE. It's making this same sound. The issues started with a check engine light and some surging here and there. Then it turned into shifting issues, not being able to reverse, and now I'm having issues starting it intermittently. Will start after maybe 5 or 6 attempts and each attempt I am hearing this noise. I codes for the check engine light and I'm getting multiple transmission related issues, and also u0401 related to the ECM/PCM. I've already checked and cleaned the ground cable throughly and it unfortunately didn't do the trick as it does for so many others with similar issues. I'm going to look into the gearbox being the possible culprit.. but I am not sure if that would explain all the codes.

I still can't help but think the battery ampage has some had in it. It all seems electrical related, and I've always had issues with the accessories in the car. Specifically the aux port, USB port, and charging port. Also my hord had quit working a few months ago that I haven't gotten around to fixing.
 
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