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delboy

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About delboy

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  • Birthday 06/21/1963

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  • First Name martin

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model c-max ghia 1.8 l /ka 1.2 mk2/festa(1999)
  • Ford Year 2004
  • UK/Ireland Location Somerset
  • Annual Mileage 0 to 5000
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  1. i need to replace the lower suspension arm on my daughters mk2 ka nearside arm. all i need to know is what bolts do i remove on the front end to access the front bolt than holds the arm on. basically i need to remove plates etc to gain access to the bolt that holds the arm on.
  2. sounds a strange one. i would have the altinator and battery checked first then let us know the outcome. hopefully its something simple to rectify.perhaps its a coil pack thats playing up when it gets hot ?
  3. 2007 Sportka - Help pls

    another point to make is on your list of things you had done it looks like they changed only 1 suspension spring. i was always to to do them in pairs so if the garage only done one side they really are cowboys . as said you need to learn quickly on how to d i y.
  4. get the battery checked and the altinator as the colder morns puts more strain on the battery haveing to have had lights on more in the winter
  5. Ford Ka acceleration hesatation

    first off do as omendata said and alsochange plugs and ht leads. son had similar with his fiesta and was ht leads and plugs
  6. Lambda Sensor??

    i usually go scrapyard for parts like this if car is older than 8 yrs or oem but price the part up with fords fist to get an idea what prices are
  7. Head gasket failure

    they are liable for the repair and should sort the gasket out foc. they should have sent the head off to be skimmed. i bet they did not bother and as said by omendata they used cheap parts and not done bolts up in proper sequence and not to the correct torque.
  8. MK2 rear brake light access

    spot on advice iantt.
  9. can't close hood cover

    hood is bonnet or roof as hood is bonnet if your american . http://www.wikihow.com/Open-the-Hood-of-a-Vehicle
  10. obd codes

    i have a 2004 focus c-max 1.8 petrol. every now and then the engine management light pops up. the car its self is driving fine. i got this code generated p2008 but not sure on a fix or is it a garage job. i just had the reversing light switch replaced and its started sice then. was it the garage at faul for not fitting a hose back on properly or it just one of those things any help with piccys will be great as i am more than happy to try the fix myself. the other thing thats been happening is the boot seems to have a mind of it's own to open and lock on it's own sometimes but only if were in the car
  11. gear linkage mechanism

    the ka uses some fiat parts but if its a ka ie ford then it will have the ford box not the fiat one.i had my daughters ka 2010 gearxox taken out new seals and rebuilt and refitted for less than £300 and the gearbox people said a ka only uses a ford box and the f 500 uses the fiat box as he does quite a lot of them as the seals seem to be common fail.As its been said the garage is doing you over SO AVOID THEM
  12. 05 ka misfire

    sounds like the injector bar to me. had same happen on a pug 206. goto to scappies and get replacement oh and dont bin the tesco fuel as its fine
  13. Engine revving

    here is what your looking for 2 bolts to remove and a simple clip wire. give a good clean with wd40 and refit. if it's not that part repost on here
  14. Hub nut size

    easiest wayto work it out is got buy a new hub nut as you should replace it with a new one if you remove the old one and measure the new nut then get the socket that fits then go remove the old nut. or just phone ford spares and they should be able to tell you the size