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  1. When car is stationary I hear a drone when turning the steering wheel. Had a look at what I'm guessing is the power steering bottle and couldn't see any fluid moving around. But what a crazy location! do you access it to top it up? Ah forget that, that pic is of the Brake/clutch fluid reservoir. So where can you monitor the level on a 55 plate Focus?....the handbook says "no fluid level checks necessary" for 1.8/2.0 l Duratec-HE, 2.5 l Duratec-ST and Turbo diesel engines" How does that work?
  2. Focus MK2 2006 2.0tdci Ghia. Regular 16" wheels non lowered.
  3. In the end took the car back to Halfords along the lines of "seems a bit coincidental the light came on after you serviced it"...etc... They offered a free diagnostic check....only to discover the MAF had "worked loose"....maybe because I had had the engine area detailed they suggested? I just laughed and drove off.
  4. Car just had a 'major' service at Halfords, I mentioned I could hear a rubbing plasticky type noise coming from the off side wheel arch area when turning sometimes. Just sounds like the wheel is rubbing against something on the inner side. Not really a wheel bearing mechanical grinding noise. Have had a look under and can't really see anything amiss. Anyone any ideas? or had anything similar?
  5. Just bought a 2006 2.0tdci Focus, took it to Halfords autocentre for a major service+cambelt change, got it home to find an engine warning light suddenly on. Ran a diagnostic check with my £5.99 OBD11 scanner to get a P0101 $07E8 Mass or Volume Air Flow A Cicuit Range/Performance message Could this have been caused by anything they did?..maybe something not properly connected Car runs fine.
  6. When I use the remote to lock my Focus 2006 the doors lock but there are no confirmation indicators flashing or cheep cheep noise and I get paranoid if the car is locked or not! Can I set the remote to produce a visual or auditory confirmation of operation?
  7. Price sounds about right to me as long as there's nothing wrong with it. I got a 06 plate 1.8 tdci focus ghia this week also with 92k, one owner from new full ford service history 12 months tax and mot. The car is mint and feels tight for £5650. Looking around it seemed about right, probably could have got it cheaper at auction but it has 3 months warranty and Im chuffed with it.