Burning smell and loss of power when warm
2003 Ford Fiesta

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Yanto63
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Jul 11, 2015 (6 years ago)
When the car is cold it seems fine, but when it gets warm there is a smell of burning coming from the engine via the air vents, and there is a loss of power. I tried it on the motorway and had put my foot down just to get the car to do 50. When I got back on normal roads the car struggled to get up hills, I had to keep changing gear. There was just no power at all.

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Car: Ford Fiesta
Model Year: 2003
Category: Engine & Drivetrain
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whittingehame
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20,010 points

Jul 11, 2015 (6 years ago)
If engine revs up and no power ,sounds like it could be clutch slipping .
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1/4drive
Legend
1,892 points

Jul 12, 2015 (6 years ago)
Or possibly a blocked exhaust.

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