1993 Ford Telstar TX5 Ghia V6 2.5L from Australia and New Zealand
Overall, I really like the car, but repairs and parts are pretty costly
Replaced timing belt and 2 timing pulleys at around 230000. Replaced worn suspension rubbers with neoprene at 240000. I had a front caliper jam on at 245000 had to put in new seal kits. Replaced front disc rotors at 250000. Clutch and injectors are being done next week at 260000.
I have also had the engine cut out at high speed. Pulled over to side of road waited a few minutes and it restarted. Spoke to auto electrician, said it sounded like ignition module. Mechanic has said could be that or air lock in fuel or electric pump problem. Apparently if you hook it up on a computer it may have registered the fault when it occurred. Does anyone know if a 60 series tyre will fit on the 15 inch rim without touching anywhere? Any ideas please?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th January, 2004
16th Jun 2004, 21:22
Ford Telstar Ghia 1993 - Engine cutting out at high speed has happened to me in my vehicle too. Which today has proven to be very dangerous, cutting out on a freeway at peak hour at a speed of 85kms! Must be a fault in that years model.
28th Jun 2004, 19:42
I too have had my 1993 Telstar TX5 cut out at approx. 100kmh.
As with the previous comment, I pulled over to the side of the motorway and waited a few minutes, at which point it started again no problem. The alarm I had installed has had problems too, going off (at a reduced volume) when driving down the road. The installation is fine, so it points to an electrical fault within the car. Any further comments would be welcome.