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About williamweb

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    focus tdci 1800
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    5001 to 10,000
  1. Buddy,to check there is a relay for the front and a relay for the rear.Remove both relays and swap over.The rear wiper should work and the fronts shouldn't.A word of warning they are difficult to access and it is recommended to undo the passenger fuse box first.
  2. Sometimes the terminology is confusing,some use the word trailing arm for any rear suspension arm in my experience.I have fitted polyurethane bushes on all my rear end arms.It has completely transformed the car but I do warn you the ride can be harsh unless the tarmac is smooth,many don't like the ride but I love it,maybe I'm a ***** 💀I don't know.Just make sure you know which one it is before ordering a butterfly bush.
  3. Hi,the picture you have uploaded is fitted in the control blade/hub carrier and sometimes called a butterfly bush and is located under the wheel arch.Are you sure this is the bush that is worn?If so all the suspension arms,hub carrier,spring,strut,roll bar is going to have to be removed.
  4. Hi,try the flat aero blades,fitted them on the front but not on the rear as yet and are definitely an upgrade worth considering.👍🏻
  5. My local garage charges around £40 per hour,I think that's a fair rate.👍🏻
  6. So the picture clearly shows the control blade/hub carrier mangled.Probably all the suspension arms twisted,strut,anti roll bar link and the list goes on.Yes there is a lot of work involved.Unless maybe the best way forward is to source a complete back end and fit in one go.Others of here may have a better way forward.Goodluck.
  7. So you have a star in the middle of bolt head? If the centre is rounded and flush I think you should consider drilling the bolt out if you have access.
  8. My MK 1 is grey and I think black alloys look good.😃
  9. Hi,the discs are normally smaller on the rear,at least they are on mine.
  10. Hello,back along I brushed a kerb and snapped the near side front anti roll bar link,after which I experienced a loud knocking sound.Now you have a new front arm do you find the steering is more sharper?Only asking because mine has done 99000 and I'm thinking of replacing this summer as a pre-emptive advisory strike.Yours also could be the dreaded cv joint.
  11. I replaced all my rear suspension arms and fitted polyurethane bushes,not for the faint hearted if you like a soft ride but I love them and has transformed the car.Anyway mine were completely shot.I've used all the usual methods,loads of lubricant leaving over night,heat but on one arm I decided to grind down the bolt head and knock the bolt through,worked a treat.I ground the nut down with a mini grinder until it was just proud of the arm and knocked through with a punch.Happy days. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  12. As long as the correct spec oil is in and the correct amount,your description of the engine ticking when warm is normal mate.I don't think you have discovered any horrors.Mine sounds like an old tractor,had it for seven years.Just to add the best thing you can do for your engine is regular oil changes at least every six months,happy days.
  13. Nice one buddy.Have you checked that your boot isn't taking in water,very common fault on these cars. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  14. Yours is the face lift with integrated lights?if so,to be honest I find the easiest way is to open up the bonnet undo the top light fixings and dislocate the light unit,remembering the unit is connected by wires.At the back of the unit you can see a cover secured in place by a wire clip,release the clip and pop the cover off ,you now have access to the bulbs. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC
  15. When my DMF broke got in the car in the morning after a long drive the day before and it wouldn't start.Called the rescue service out,the guy managed to get it going and I crawled to my local garage.So from this I would say one of the symptoms of a imminent DMF fail is not being able to start the car. Sent from my iPad using Ford OC