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    hiya guys. Can anybody offer any advice on this, my sister has a ford ka, it recently had a misfiring issue which a rac friend of hers diagnosed as the coil pack, this was replaced and codes cleared. All was well for a week and the light came back on, although the car drove fine she called out rac again who cleared code and said not to worry. The light stayed off for a couple of weeks but has now come back on again car is driving fine. Her rac friend has said it could just be oxygen sensor or the cat but he's told her not to worry about it as it won't do any harm . I've told her to get a second opinion from a proper garage, does anybody have any Experiance with ford ka's. I seem to think fords are known for this as I had constant issues like this with an escort and my focus st170 and my mum also has a similar issue with her fiesta. Any help or advice please cheers.

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    What codes is coming up?

    What year is car? When where spark plugs last changed?

    Oxygen sensors don't cause misfires misfires kill oxygen sensors.

    an exhaust gas reading will tell a lot of what's happening

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    hiya mate sorry what I meant was the failed coil pack caused the misfire. I'm guessing now this rac chap is thinking the misfire has caused damage to the lambda or cat, I get the impression this guy doesn't want to get involved so might just get a lambda and do it myself. I'm sure the plugs were replaced last year. The cars a 2004 1.2 ka. I'm not sure what codes were as she never said. But she did say the guy told her ignition fault (coil pack) then told her oxygen sensor the second time the light came on. It was only today I was thinking of getting a code reader myself so may buy one and see for myself

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    Yeah sorry mate I read it as misfire was still happening my bad.

    Tbh if car is driving fine before throwing any cash at lambda sensors etc.

    Get a gas analyser up the exhaust as that gives great indication to what's happening

    and will tell you weather cat is failing.

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    [QUOTE=Critch;1890702]Yeah sorry mate I read it as misfire was still happening my bad.

    Tbh if car is driving fine before throwing any cash at lambda sensors etc.

    Get a gas analyser up the exhaust as that gives great indication to what's happening

    and will tell you weather cat is failing.[/QUO
    she tells me the car is running fine, no juddering etc and drives ok. its just this light keeps appearing and is doing her nut in. im guessing she could just take it to any garage to have emmisions checked, i use a machine at work to test boiler co and co2 emissions pitty i caouldnt use that lol. im going to look on internet later for a code reader, as i say i want one of these anyway and if i got one im guessing i could use it on her ford, they come in handy and im guessing you can pick them up cheapish

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