Mondeo Verona \'97.88k. - Dry bearings
Hi all,

When I start off from \'cold\' in the morning,the first 50 yds it runs ok, then I have a left turn at a junction. For the next 30 yds or so it seems starved of petrol and plays up a bit, after that no bother, goes great. Once had this years ago on an old Ford pop.

Anyone any ideas,or had similar problem?
Mondeo Verona '97.88k. - Ben {P}
Are you on the original HT leads?
Mondeo Verona '97.88k. - Dry bearings
Hello Ben,Only had the car 3wks,have not had a really good look
under the bonnet.It's possible they are the original leads.
Bought from a dealer.I know it's the original batt.I don't
think previous owner spent money on it unless it was serious.
Dry bearings
Mondeo Verona '97.88k. - Ben {P}
To start with i would check the leads and the plugs. Leads are only £35 from ford. If they are original its probably time to change them. Ford uses expensive platinum plugs on this engine i think. They last, but its worth pulling them out to check. I think the plugs are due to be chaned every 30k according to the ford service schedule. Might be wrong on that though.

And if there is no evidence of a cam-belt change in the cars lifetime, you better get that changed or atleast take a look at it to see if it looks new.

Ben
Mondeo Verona '97.88k. - Dry bearings
Thanks for that advice Ben.Will do all those checks during the
week.As you suggest replace leads,they are Bosch grey coloured,
don't know if they are original though.Cam belt 'supposed' to have been replaced by dealer when I bought it.Oddly enough
took the car out this morning,and was as good as gold.
However I will still replace the items you describe,as I have
no service history.However I am pleased with the car.
Thanks again for your help.
Mondeo Verona '97.88k. - Ben {P}
I am not all that knowledgeable with these engines as i have never had to do any real research as i have had no real problems with these engines in cars i have owned.

If the leads are bosch, i think they have aleady been replaced. All the original ones i have seen have been branded "Motorcraft".

If the plugs are ok, and the fault is intermittent, it could be a sensor problem. Most likely at a total guess would be the lamda probe. I would inmagine any decent tuning place should be able to recover the fault codes from the ECU to give you an idea of the exact fault.

The lamba light on the dash of my mum's 850 t5 illuminated about a month ago. My dad went through a Haynes manual and descovered the procedure required to get the car to display fault codes. It required no specialist equiptment. Dont know if this is the case with the Mondeo, but if i was in your position i would do a quick search on the net to see if any information is available.

Ben
Mondeo Verona '97.88k. - Dry bearings
Thanks for all that info.Ben.
I'll see how it goes this week and take appropriate action
as required.I will read up in the Haynes manual as well.
Nice to know there are helpful people like yourself out there.

wish you all safe driving.
Dry bearings.
Mondeo Verona '97.88k. - Martin Wall
I had a similar problem on a car a few years ago - I sprayed the HT leads with WD40 as some damp had been getting into them. No problem after that! (Although Ben's posting has info indicating this may not help in your case....worked for me though)
Mondeo Verona '97.88k. - Dry bearings
Hi Martin,You could be right re damp leads,even on newer cars
condensation can get in the engine bay.As I mentioned to Ben
it hasn't happened since my first posting.Being 20 mls. from
E.coast cold air blows in at night causing condensation early
morning.Obviously take the car out later and its dried out.
There used to be a spray product especially for HT leads afew
years ago,went on like a reddish coloured plastic coating don't
know if it's still available,but it was good stuff.
everyone who drove mini's in the sixties would remember it Im
sure,as the distributer was immediately behind the front grille
and was very suspect to road spray when it rained.

Mondeo Verona '97.88k. - Marc
Holts "Damp Start" - went through cans of it on my 1982 Ford Capri about 10 years ago. I believe it was essentially the same as WD40 though
Mondeo Verona '97.88k. - Dry bearings
Hi Martin,You could be right re damp leads,even on newer cars
condensation can get in the engine bay.As I mentioned to Ben
it hasn't happened since my first posting.Being 20 mls. from
E.coast cold air blows in at night causing condensation early
morning.Obviously take the car out later and its dried out.
There used to be a spray product especially for HT leads afew
years ago,went on like a reddish coloured plastic coating don't
know if it's still available,but it was good stuff.
everyone who drove mini's in the sixties would remember it Im
sure,as the distributer was immediately behind the front grille
and was very suspect to road spray when it rained.

 

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