Engine Ford JJA

The 1.3-liter Ford Fiesta 1.3 JJA gasoline engine was produced from 1995 to 2002 and was installed only on the basic modifications of the fourth generation of the famous Fiesta model. There was also a slightly more powerful version of this power unit with its J4C index.

The Endura-E series also includes internal combustion engines: J4D.

The engine was installed on:

  • Ford Fiesta Mk4 in 1995 – 2002.


Production years 1995-2002
Displacement, cc 1299
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 50
Torque output, Nm 84
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head cast iron 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 74
Piston stroke, mm 75.5
Compression ratio 9.5
Features OHV
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.25
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Fiesta 1999)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~220 000

Disadvantages of the Ford JJA engine

  • These motors are famous for their modest resource and often require overhaul by 150,000 km.
  • The main sign of wear of the cylinder-piston group here is oil consumption.
  • Since there are no hydraulic lifters, valve adjustment is required every 30,000 km.
  • If you drive for a long time with unadjusted valves, you will have to change the camshaft.
  • The remaining problems are usually associated with the failure of one or another sensor.

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