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Ford Ka (1996 - 2008)


Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Ford Ka, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Ford Ka. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Ford Ka can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

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What's covered

What's covered: 

Hatchback and Van.
Supersedes 3570 and 4786.
Petrol: 1.3 litre (1297cc and 1299cc).


Does NOT cover SportKa or StreetKa models. Does NOT cover new Ford Ka range introduced Spring 2009.

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270 x 210mm


The Ford Ka was introduced in October 1996. It was available in three main variants - the basic Ka, the Ka-2, which had power steering, and the Ka-3, which had power steering and air-conditioning. In October 2000, the Ka 1.3 Luxury was introduced. It had extras including alloy wheels, chrome exhaust tailpipe, leather interior and radio/CD player. The 1.3-litre engine was long-served in other Fords, but was fitted with sequential injection and Ford’s EEC-V electronic engine management system. The gearbox was a 5-speed manual. All Ford Ka models have a driver’s airbag as standard, and a passenger’s air bag is optional. On later models, side airbags are also available. For the home mechanic, the Ford Ka is a straightforward vehicle to maintain, although access to some components from the top of the engine is restricted. From beneath the engine, access is easy. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Ford repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Ford Ka repair manual will help you at each stage of servicing or fixing your vehicle.