ford fiesta 1.4 tdci vibration

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  1. mick63

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    hi i`ve got a 2003 ford fiesta 1.4 tdci its done 56,000 miles & when the car is sat idleing the whole car shakes & vibrates . Any thoughtsof what is causing it ? Many thanks for any help Mick
     
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    Do you think the engine could be only firing on 3 cylinders, maybe? I've had a couple of these with injector faults, and diesel leaks.
    John :)
     
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    Could be a worn engine mount rubber. With engine cold give the engine a good shake and listen for any metal to metal contact.
     
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    . Thanks that sounds right . When the car had its M.O.T. just recently tha guy said it sounded like it was only running on 3 cylinders & he said it had a slight fuel leak! Any suggestions to what i should do to cure it please ? Many thanks for the help as well .
     
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    Hello Mick
    The injectors on this car are at the back of the engine - not so bad to get to, but a lot of dismantling is needed if you want to try yourself.
    The injectors are held in by one nut and a clamp down plate - with these removed the injector pulls out to reveal its copper sealing washer which must be renewed, together with a plastic sleeve that keeps the injector centralised in the hole.
    In theory, the copper washer keeps things fuel tight but on rare occasions this doesn't work and the cylinder head has to be refaced in that contact area - not what you want!
    Each injector is connected to the next one by rubber leak off pipes - these take uninjected fuel directly back to the tank. Its worth looking at these for leaks too, before you get stuck in. Measuring the amount of diesel leak off by each injector is probably the only way of analysing injector performance on common rail systems, and you are in to specialist territory here.
    Maybe this info will help you decide which way you want to go.
    John :)
     
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    thats great John many many thanks for your help & time hopefully it won`t be too expensive to rectify many thanks again Mick
     

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