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Charlottetown
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Canada
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2011 Fiesta SES 4Dr Hatchback
Welcome, what's all wrong with it?
1) The heater/blower only works on the two highest settings. Gonna start by replacing the resistor and go from there.
2) The radio starts cutting out with a loud pop after an hour or so of driving. No clue what to do with that.
3) The front left bearing and/or brake rotor need replacing. There's a woom woom sound when accelerating around 40kph and cyclicly bouncy braking, so possibly warped rotor(s) and worn bearing.
4) There's plenty of squeaking in the suspension, possibly a dying strut in the front left.
5) Lots of rust bubbles starting up on the hood, rusting around the rear fender and bumper where panels meet, and the whole bottom edge of the trunk is flaking rust. I'm in Atlantic Canada so that's normal once a car's around 10 years old.
6) Alternator is starting to make grinding noises.
7) Needs a new oxygen sensor in the uptake.
8) Needs a new front left tire for summer, as the one that came with it is unevenly worn. It did come with a second set of rims, though, which is handy.
9) Airbag light comes up on the dash, so I need to figure out which cables under the seats to clean up and reconnect. Could also possibly be the sensors at the front of the car.

Possibly more that I'm just not remembering. I only paid $3000 for it, which isn't too bad considering we needed a car right away, it has a new catalytic converter, and the transmission was replaced recently.
 

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So Cal
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CA
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United States
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2017 Ford Fiesta S 1998 Ford ZX2
Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum. I have a 2017 Ford Fiesta S Hatchback and a 1998 Ford Escort ZX2. I'll post up pics soon.
 
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Tacoma
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2016 Fiesta S
Hello All, I'm new. Recently bought a 2016 Fiesta S 4dr. Whenever I get a new car I like to meet the comunity to swap advice and discuss the cars. Thanks for having me.
 
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Waterford
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WI
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United States
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'17 Fiesta ST, '79 Ford Fiesta
Hi all I have a 2017 Fiesta ST and a MK1 1979 Fiesta Race Car. I have had an ST since 2015, done just about all the wrenching and racing you can do in that time span haha. 27913110_1916265568392167_7213342465827403590_o.jpg 32130549_2010187645666625_5117346983635320832_o.jpg 106476447_3386927228018029_3949686438520208500_n.jpg 107378107_3386927561351329_8692877310955644048_n.jpg
 
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Grass Lake
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Welcome to the forum. You run with the Wisconsin sports car club for the ice racing? Where do you race the vintage Fiesta? I'm trying to get our ice racing club restarted here in Michigan. It's very difficult. The window of opportunity is smaller for our season and our membership is spread out over the whole state.
When I was involved in Improved touring club racing and doing ice racing with MIRA was hands down, the most fun times I ever had, so far. Ice racing is the best vehicle control learning experience and flat out cheap thrills autosport on earth. It's so much fun I can't believe that it isn't taxed heavily!
 
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'17 Fiesta ST, '79 Ford Fiesta
Welcome to the forum. You run with the Wisconsin sports car club for the ice racing? Where do you race the vintage Fiesta? I'm trying to get our ice racing club restarted here in Michigan. It's very difficult. The window of opportunity is smaller for our season and our membership is spread out over the whole state.
When I was involved in Improved touring club racing and doing ice racing with MIRA was hands down, the most fun times I ever had, so far. Ice racing is the best vehicle control learning experience and flat out cheap thrills autosport on earth. It's so much fun I can't believe that it isn't taxed heavily!
Agreed! Ice racing really levels up your skill fast, and yeah its tough mother nature is fickle the last couple seasons but I did do it with the Central Wisconsin Sports Car Club. For road racing I run with the Midwestern Council of Sports car clubs https://www.mcscc.org/ we are similar to SCCA but smaller.
 
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Oh yeah. I have been in SCCA off and on for 30 years. But always had the most seat time and fun in the smaller groups!
I hope to help with getting our Ice Racing club back to a five weekend schedule (January through February) and enjoying the thrill of driving on a low friction surface as quickly as possible.
Question. Do you have a Quaife transaxle in your ITD Fiesta? I drove a Fiesta I was considering the purchase of from a fellow club member many years ago. That upgrade, in concert with the much tweeked induction setup transformed that little car!
 
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'17 Fiesta ST, '79 Ford Fiesta
Oh yeah. I have been in SCCA off and on for 30 years. But always had the most seat time and fun in the smaller groups!
I hope to help with getting our Ice Racing club back to a five weekend schedule (January through February) and enjoying the thrill of driving on a low friction surface as quickly as possible.
Question. Do you have a Quaife transaxle in your ITD Fiesta? I drove a Fiesta I was considering the purchase of from a fellow club member many years ago. That upgrade, in concert with the much tweeked induction setup transformed that little car!
Yeah Council has been around a little longer than SCCA but it has always maintained a friendlier smaller atmosphere and I love it. I don't the Quaife in the car right now the previous owner had it and the transmission broke, we do have a couple of them and another spare trans im going to be building soon. I've been learning a lot about them lately and trying to gather spare parts as they are becoming harder to come by. But yeah they are a blast to dive and with our new ST1 class im in I can mod it some, it is already way faster with a set of wilwood brakes up front.
 
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When my friend and I were club racing an ITB Mustang at Waterford Hills in the mid 1990's there was a large class of Improved touring Fiesta's running. They were impressively quick. And then in the winter I raced against about six to eight of them in MIRA! I found out that those guy's were running Mahle 10:1 forged pistons and better rods. They were very hard to get by on clean ice!
We had a 1.6 Escort that was well prepared. Welded diff, Blizzak tires, PVC plastic sheeting ( like those roll up tobaggans kids use) on the underbelly to help cut the drag of heavy snow. It was scary fast for a non studded tire car.
Then we put together a Ford Taurus SHO. We welded a cage into that one and ran in the studded tire class. It would throw up a thirty foot roostertail of ice chips at speed. It was an outstanding car inspite of it's size.
I wish I could find better pics of it. I found one of it about mid pack , early in a race. They always inverted the field to keep it interesting. Our car is the white with dark tribal stripes on it and a big rear wing.
The last image of the Neon with the sprint car wing was fairly typical of the effort our group was capable of in the pursuit of more grip!
 

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We also had a blast with the ITB Mustang we built. It was more fun than the Showroom stock C effort we did in the early 2000's.
I really want to do the club racing again for three years. Any longer than that and I will be too old. But, ice racing is something that I think could be fun, safe and inexpensive well into my sixties!
 

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