Ford Festiva

The Ford Festiva was a subcompact automobile manufactured between 1986 and 2002. It used the Mazda DA platform to continue the trend of the Ford models that was built and designed by Mazda for the Asia-Pacific market.

1,173 Questions
Cars & Vehicles
Car Starting Problems
Ford Festiva
Grand Prix SE

How come my car turns over but won't start?

A typical senario with fords in general.

Just a stab in the dark.

Has it got spark.

To test for spark, place a screwdriver in the end of the lead. wave the screwdriver over the rocker cover about 2 to 3 mm above it and get someone to crank it. If you see no spark, I'd replace the ingition module.

It's located inside the distributor.

You will need to remove the distributor to replace the module.

You will need to mark the dizzy. I usually you a centre punch. Punch two dots, one on the head, and one on the dizzy, next to each other. That will tell you the position of where the dizzy goes.

Next remove the dizzy cap.

Notice where the rotor button is roughly. Cos the dizzy can only go in two postions. The right position and 180 degrees out.

Undo two bolts which secure the dizzy and remove dizzy. Good oppotunity to cha nge the dizzy o-ring cos they often leak after disturbing the dizzy.

Dismantle the dizzy and replace the module. Pretty self explanitary.

To test. With new module in, turn ign on. and spin the dizzy byt hand, you should see spark.

That's usually what goes wrong in Fords if it's got no spark. If it's got spark, is it getting fuel. Pull hose off end off fuel filter. and see if it's pumping fuel. Check both sides of the fuel filter for blocked filter.

If not pumping, replace fuel pump. They usually blow a hole in the diaphragm, so it won't pump fuel.

Other then that, that's what usually happens.

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Auto Parts and Repairs
Ford Expedition XLT
Ford Festiva

How can you fix the number one cylinder that has no compression?

Many things-Burnt or Broken Intake or Exhaust Valves.Broken Compression Ring,Bent Push Rod,Pumped UP Hydralic Lifter,Hole in Piston or Block,,OR EVEN a small Piece of CARBON that has come loose from the Compression chamber & has gotten STUCK UNDER one of the VALVES.or a broke Valve Spring.or keepers fell off.Broken conecting Rod.

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Ford Festiva

How do you replace a thermostat in a 1990 Ford Festiva?

On the top part of your Radiator, there is a large hose, about 1 1/2" in diameter going over to a "gooseneck" fitting which is bolted to the head with two bolts. Drain the radiator, remove the hose, and remove the two bolts holding the gooseneck to the head. Inside the gooseneck is where the thermostat goes. Use a new gasket and be VERY careful to put the new thermostat in position correctly and to bolt the gooseneck back to the head......incorrectly done the gooseneck can break! I've done it and another one is very hard to come by. Once the gooseneck is in place, reconnect the hose and fill the radiator. That's it, but again, be VERY careful.

Vaya con Dios,

Chuck, CABGx3

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Car Fuses and Wiring
Thermostats
Heater Cores and Blower Fans
Ford Festiva

How do you replace the thermostat located on a 1993 Ford Festiva?

The thermostat is at tje engine end of the upper rad hose, When replacing it make sure the spring goes toward the engine.

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Heater Cores and Blower Fans
Ford E-250 Van
Ford Festiva
Ford Fiesta

Where is the heater fan motor on a 1991 Ford Festiva?

Open driver-side door and look up underneath dash next to gas pedel. Then just look straight up you will see electrical wire and screws holding blower fan housing. It takes a little work but easy to replace cost about $60 new.

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Ford Windstar
Ford Festiva

Where is and how many Baby seat anchor points in Ford Festiva 1994?

two anchor points in the boot on the bottom rail they would be just bolt holes you to screw the anchor points in the best way to install car seats is ring st john's ambulance and they will fit hem for you it is a free service

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Pontiac Sunfire
Ford Escape XLT
Ford Explorer XLT
Ford Festiva

Removal of front hub-bearing assembly for 1993 festiva?

first remove the wheel. next remove the hub nut in the middle of the rotor. it will be bent to keep it from twisting loose so you will first have to straighten the bend. next remove the nut. once that is all done install a flange on a slide hammer and bolt it to the rotor where the wheel is normally bolted to it. using the slide hammer will free the rotor from the spindle exposing the bearings

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Car Starting Problems
Starters and Ignition Systems
Geo Tracker
Ford Festiva

What do you do if the ignition starter is sticking and won't turn with the key in it?

Four reasons come to mind. Your key is too worn out to work anymore. It's the wrong key. If you have a locking steering wheel, it could be jamming the ignition cylinder... try turning the steering wheel left and right, while turning the key. Or you just need a new ignition lock cylinder.

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Water Pumps
Nissan Pathfinder
Ford Festiva

How do you replace the water pump on a 1989 Ford Festiva?

Not a lot of fun. You might as well change the timing belt at the same time. Drain all the coolant. Jack up the car on the front passenger side. Remove the passenger side wheel. Put a jack under the oil pan. Detach the engine mounts on the passenger side of the car. Remove all external belts. Remove the upper timing belt cover bolts Lower the engine using the jack. Remove the water pump pulley. (3 bolts) Remove the upper timing belt cover. Disconnect the coolant line running across the front of the engine from the water pump. (2 bolts on a flange) Pull the timing belt. Pull the water pump. Installation is just reversed.

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Ford Festiva
Global Warming
Philippines
Green Living
Slogans and Mottos

Filipino slogan about environment?

Tulungan:Kalikasan

Magtanim:Para sa Kinabukasan

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Transmission Fluid
Ford Festiva

How do you check the transmission fluid on a manual 91 Ford Festiva?

Remove the speedometer cable and driven gear from the transaxle case. Wipe the gear clean and reinsert it. Pull it out again there is a small tab on the driven gear, there is a notch on the tab full in the first intention and below the tab add fluid.

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Steering and Suspension
Toyota Corolla
Ford F-150
Ford Festiva
How To

How to repair a 1989 Ford Festiva rack and pinion?

First, what seems to be the problem why the R&P should be repaired? Second, what type of R&P? is it power assisted or manual?

there is movement on the drivers side and it is manual

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Fuel Pumps
Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer XLT
Ford Festiva

Where is the fuel pump located on a ford fesitva 96 model?

Unless this is non-American, the Festiva's last year was 1993. Otherwise the fuel pump is in the gas tank. The name was switched to "Aspire", along with a complete redisign in 1994

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Chevy Caprice Classic
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Ford F-150
Ford Festiva

Where you can find owners manual in PDF file?

Try here>>> https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/owners_manuals/default.asp As nice as that link is, Ford doesn,t supply manuals for anything prior to 1996 which leaves the Festiva out. What is the connection between a Ford and a Sony Manual ??

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Starters and Ignition Systems
Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer
Ford Festiva

What is the exact location of the ignition control module on a 1993 Ford Festiva?

Here is a page from google i visited about the module in question. http://www.ncf.ca/~ag384/IgnitionModule.htm

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Starters and Ignition Systems
Chevy Suburban
Chevy Tahoe
Ford Festiva

Where is the starter located on a 1991 Ford Festiva?

It's right on the hand side of the motor, under the distributor.

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VW Passat
Ford Expedition XLT
Ford Festiva
DIY Projects

How do you remove the engine on a 1988 Ford Festiva?

The Festiva motor has 8 block to transmission bolts and 3 motor mount bolts, take those out and lift. You also have to remove all wiring, cooling system hoses, fuel lines, ac lines, etc that are in the way.

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Fuel Pumps
Ford Explorer XLT
Ford Festiva
Chevy Cavalier Z24

Where is the fuel pump located on a 1989 Ford Festiva?

If it is a manual with a carb the fuel pump is bolted to the head. If it is FI the fuel pump is on top of/in the gas tank.

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Ford Escape
Ford F-150
Ford Festiva
Ford Fiesta
How To

How to replace a Ford Fiesta side door?

I just stumbled onto this forum by accident, so I don't know how old this question is. I just pulled the drivers door off my wifes Festiva after she backed it into a gas pump with the door open. (She has trouble adjusting between fueling her Suburban and her Festiva). You just open the door all the way and take the hinge bolts out of the A pillar. Beware, that little door is heavy and you will need help catching it when it comes loose and when reinstalling it. Another thing to consider is the fact that the little unibody car tends to spring out of shape in places if there has been any body damage. The A pillar was bent enough that I had quite a time getting the hinges to align back with the bolt holes. Good luck, Steve

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Ford Festiva

What weight of oil should you use in a 1988 Ford Festiva?

I bought a 1989 Festiva LX which has the same 1.3L engine as the 1988 Festiva, and I used nothing but 10W30 Pennzoil in it. I changed both the Oil and the Oil Filter religiously and got 269,000 miles on that engine.

Vaya con Dios,

Chuck, CABGx3

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Thermostats
Ford Festiva

How do you replace thermostat on 1995 Ford Festiva?

Follow the top water hose and you will see the hose go into a pipe that is holding by 2 bolts taken them out and there is your thermostat.

if you cant see no bolts then look at the bottom one and do the same follow that to where is goes and look for 2 bolts :)

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Chevy Silverado
Timing Belts and Chains
Ford Festiva
Ford Fiesta

How do you set the timing on a 1990 Ford Festiva?

mk3 fiestas dont have a timing belt it is done by a chain tis chain will probably outlast the engine however if the timing is lost the chain is lose and is a big job to change it best looking for new engine it will be easier to change engines wja

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Ford
Ford Explorer Sport
Ford F-250
Ford Festiva

What is the best oil for a Ford Festiva 1992?

well the best thing to actually run is a straight oil like a 40w or 30w when the motor gets older it just seals it up that much better and makes it last longer i have a festiva toguhesty car ever

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Starters and Ignition Systems
Ford E-150 Van
Ford Festiva
Windows XP

How do you remove the key cylinder on a 1991 Ford E150 van and install a new one?

call a locksmith

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Starters and Ignition Systems
Ford Explorer XLT
Ford F-150
Ford Festiva
How To

How to replace 1990 Ford Festiva ignition key lock jammed in off position?

You can't repair it you can only replace it.

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