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Old 16th March 2009, 18:18   #16
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Ok, I've made a booking at the ford centre for day after. I'll ask them to start with the fuel filter, if problem persists, check spark plus, clean IC valves, clean throttle body, clean injectors and if none of this works, I'll ask them to check the Ignition coil and fuel pump.

Thanks to you all, will let you know what the problem was once the issue is fixed.
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When I start my ikon, there are absolutely no issues. The engine fires up on the first crank and idles smoothly as before. I slot it in first and drive off gently, it behaves normally. But when I press the accelerator a little bit more, the car starts jerking.
The infamous ikon's achilles heel! Ignition Coil!
You need a new Ford OE one. Don't get cheapo 1000 rupee chinese ones that wont last over two days.
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Old 19th March 2009, 13:36   #18
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Yup, it was the ignition coil. Got it replaced at the ford center and the problem is solved. Total damage- 4570 bucks. Thanks to you all for your inputs.
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Yup, it was the ignition coil. Got it replaced at the ford center and the problem is solved. Total damage- 4570 bucks. Thanks to you all for your inputs.
Nice to hear that the issue was resolved. What is the Odo reading on your car?
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51,000 km. About time for things to start conking off in an ikon. I wonder if I should expect the fuel pump to fail next
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51,000 km. About time for things to start conking off in an ikon. I wonder if I should expect the fuel pump to fail next
@52K i changed my Ignition coil due to knocking! and I'm runing @60K now, hopefully fuel pump should not fail.

After changing ignition coil i saw increase in mileage. Do you see any difference in mileage? or i'm lucky?
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I've not driven the car much after the IC replacement but I'll keep an eye on the FE and let you know if I see a perceptible difference.
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you will definitely see a mileage change after fixing your ignition coil no matter which car. the reason why it fell was because of incomplete burning of the fuel. burn as much fuel as is provided to the engine and mileage WILL go up.
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Yup, it was the ignition coil. Got it replaced at the ford center and the problem is solved. Total damage- 4570 bucks. Thanks to you all for your inputs.
What "all"?
I was the one who nailed it! So, send me that gift cheque!
Jk. Congrats and enjoy your 'ford of europe' car.
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I had a similar issue in my Baleno and it was Ignition coil. The reason was, i got it cleaned during 1 of my trip outside delhi and the damn service center sprayed diesel on the engine for so called cleaning and that's when the problem started. I read on this visit to my service center written in bold that never get your Engine Compartment cleaned with Diesel and the water spray should be precise too. So incase you did get your Engine compartment cleaned by any chance, it could be the culprit.
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What "all"?
I was the one who nailed it! So, send me that gift cheque!
Jk. Congrats and enjoy your 'ford of europe' car.
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I think its the ignition coil thats gone. If that is the case, be prepared to shell out around 6k at an authorised Ford service center.
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Not sure about the FE yet but the car feels a lot peppier. It picks up cleanly from very low rpm without any shudder. Is that supposed to happen or is it just my imagination?
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Not sure about the FE yet but the car feels a lot peppier. It picks up cleanly from very low rpm without any shudder. Is that supposed to happen or is it just my imagination?
YES!

previously it wouldn't be firing properly with the defective/aged coil. so incomplete combustion = below average power, jerking etc.
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