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Old 20th August 2009, 15:25   #31
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I got a complete ECU reset from Ford A.S.S and the problem is history now. I beleive its nothing to do with the starter motor.
+1, I had my GEM module replaced and my ECU reset.

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There is one more issue in my car which I want to be clarified here, when I am revving my engine high and shifting gears I hear a 'creak' noise when I slot into 4th Gear. Either way from 3rd to 4th or downshifting from 5th to 4th and I can hear this 'creak' noise. Got it checked twice by the Ford A.S.S and they found nothing to be wrong.
It's something to do with the clutch depression and some minor adjustments there. I had the same issue with my reverse gear, this is what the service advisor told me when I had reported this problem
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Anachronix---I've never had the click sound while changing gears. As regards system G, i get it from Ford Service Centre---it used to cost Rs 250, but now costs Rs 299 for the past 2 months or so.
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Old 20th August 2009, 16:45   #33
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It's not a simple click sound, it's sounds like grinding the gears.
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Dude, first thing... my name is Arun! Ana sounds too girlish

I got a complete ECU reset from Ford A.S.S and the problem is history now. I beleive its nothing to do with the starter motor.

Take a look at the manual and there are a few guidelines given on what to do when the car refuses to start on the first crank.

There is one more issue in my car which I want to be clarified here, when I am revving my engine high and shifting gears I hear a 'creak' noise when I slot into 4th Gear. Either way from 3rd to 4th or downshifting from 5th to 4th and I can hear this 'creak' noise. Got it checked twice by the Ford A.S.S and they found nothing to be wrong.

Any thoughts on this, BHPians?
hahah. arun. sure thing. will have it checked by the A.S.Ses at the A.s.S.
I will refer to the manual. It's exhaustive and a fun read, but I haven't gotten it up.

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+1, I had my GEM module replaced and my ECU reset.



It's something to do with the clutch depression and some minor adjustments there. I had the same issue with my reverse gear, this is what the service advisor told me when I had reported this problem
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It's not a simple click sound, it's sounds like grinding the gears.
What's a GEM module? Did you have the same problem too???
Is this a factory defect in all Fiestas?

And about the grind, I get it sometimes, but in all cars I drive, since i do a lot of half-clutching
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What's a GEM module? Did you have the same problem too???
Is this a factory defect in all Fiestas?
I dont think so, i had experienced this may be once. Only after going through arun's thread i came to know the ECU was the culprit. The GEM module was replaced because I had an issue of the remote boot release not working at times. The GEM module is what controls all the electronics in the car. I also came to know that starting trouble is a known problem from the service advisor. After they had replaced the GEM, the ECU was also reset. I've not had any problem since.

P.S - Frank if you plan to claim anything on warranty in the electrical stuff get it done before you get any ICE inside the car. Hope you already know about ford's stringent warranty norms. Even if your horns are changed they could reject your claim easily.
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So, were you remapped from an 'S' map to a 'zxi' map?
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No, It was delayed for a while just to get the remap of the 'S'. You know how long i waited for it
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I am going to the service center tomorrow. Will update what happened, here.
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So, were you remapped from an 'S' map to a 'zxi' map?
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No, It was delayed for a while just to get the remap of the 'S'. You know how long i waited for it
Guys,
Is the mapping different for a ZXi & the 'S' !?
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Yes, it is! Heard it from the horse's mouth (service guys)
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Damn! I need to get the remap done again. :(
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Why?? The ecu in the s already comes with a different map. Why do you want reflash the same software???
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It was not just a flash, it was reset and re-programmed in my case.
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Rehaan,
The occasional less power & unresponsiveness is there! :(
Sorry i seem to have missed your reply.

Basically i was leaning towards a clogged fuel filter or even a problem with the car's fuel pump.

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.... when I am revving my engine high and shifting gears I hear a 'creak' noise when I slot into 4th Gear. Either way from 3rd to 4th or downshifting from 5th to 4th and I can hear this 'creak' noise...
Does this sound happen when you shift the gears? or when you press/release the clutch ?

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Damn! I need to get the remap done again. :(
I somehow doubt they have remapped the ecu. More like just reset it - would be my guess.

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if they ask you to use system G, do it.
At least in my case, System D really works !
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