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2003 1.4 auto fiesta when the brake warning light comes on…

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Hi. 2003 1.4 auto...

Hi. 2003 1.4 auto fiesta when the brake warning light comes on the gearbox changing goes all funky and i have to pull over for 5 or 6 minutes. Just doesn't respond and then sometimes it has a delayed reaction of changing up and down the box whilst driving... Frustrated and laughable... Kind regards, Gillian.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the brake fluid? Does the light stay on steady or is it intermittent?

Hi. I wouldn't know where to start.I am going to get the brakes fixed but has this got something to do with the funky gear changes.??? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Gillian

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Fiesta?

2003

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Fiesta yourself? What have you tried so far?

No will have to book it in to a local garage, funds are low. Thinking about selling for a couple of hundred or scrapping it.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Just need to know if this chat is free or do i need to subscribe and pay? Thankyou.

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Hi im kevin the brake light will likely be that cause of the gearbox issue .the gearbox control shares wheel speed information from the abs system .so if brake warning light illuminates it will put the gearbox in failsafe mode .you will need to have car plugged into a diagnostic machine to find the cause but its most likely a failing wheel speed sensor within the brake system

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