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mjcarter73

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    Escort Estate Finesse 1600
  1. Just wondering if anyone on this forum has ever done this? If so how did they do it? The supplier of the unit has stated that in this case (2007 Fiesta) the units are not coded (in contrast to the garage), but does anyone know definitively if this is the case? Thanks all Mike
  2. Hi all, I have had a problem in that my ABS light came on. This was due to a blown fuse, changed the fuse and all was well until you brake again- at which point it blew and the ABS light came on again. My garage checked this and there were no error codes stored at all This seemed to be due to a bust ABS unit. Since these cost an arm and a leg I got a good used one from a 2007 Fiesta (my own is 2005) matching numbers of course. Problem is that my garage said they couldn't fit it because it still contained codes from the previous vehicle and/or they needed information from the donor vehicle's ECU. Luckily my problem seemed to be the pump only so swapping the pump components has solved the problem- but at increased labour charge. I find it strange that its not possible to use/reuse a complete ABS unit from a donor car- especially as so many of them are on sale, so I thought I'd check on whether this is actually feasible and if so what is the correct procedure? Mike
  3. Hi all, I have had a problem in that my ABS light came on. This was due to a blown fuse, changed the fuse and all was well until you brake again- at which point it blew and the ABS light came on again. My garage checked this and there were no error codes stored at all This seemed to be due to a bust ABS unit. Since these cost an arm and a leg I got a good used one from a 2007 Fiesta (my own is 2005) matching numbers of course. Problem is that my garage said they couldn't fit it because it still contained codes from the previous vehicle and/or they needed information from the donor vehicle's ECU. Luckily my problem seemed to be the pump only so swapping the pump components has solved the problem- but at increased labour charge. I find it strange that its not possible to use/reuse a complete ABS unit from a donor car- especially as so many of them are on sale, so I thought I'd check on whether this is actually feasible and if so what is the correct procedure? Mike
  4. Hi-Y'all. I have a 2005 Fusion 2. For various reasons I needed a new clutch and the ford main dealers swapped it for me. I was also hearingg a knocking noise when I let the clutch up after changing gear and they tried to sort this too. They said this knock was the anti roll bar bushes which needed "lubrication" I've never heard of this being necessary, but anyway it didn't sort the knock. However, since I got the car back the road noise has been intense. The garage say this is "tyres" Which it may well be, but I can't get them to accept that the tyres are as they have always been and the noise is increased ever since they did the clutch! Incidetally this isn't wheel balance as is definitely road surface and speed related and on some surfaces its deafening. Again- the wheels are as they have always been! Its a low rumble that seems to resonate through the can and there is a noticeable vibration in the wheel and even the floor panels. All of this is either new or worse since the clutch was swapped. Whether the problem is the way the thing was put back together (I understand the subframe has to come out) or whether it results from the spurious attenion to the ARB bushes I don't know. But I do know that road noise is incredibly hard to track down so can anyone suggest a cause? I am getting the wheel alignment rechecked tomorrow. Incidentally if anyone has any comments on the slight knock when drive is re-engaged after gearchange they would be welcome too.- seem to be two of these noises- one actually seems to be audible clutch operation (even the new one) but the second sounds a bit like backlash in a rear differential- if that is I had one! Cheers all Mike
  5. Thanks thats sounds very likely- but where is the thing? Its not listed on the Haynes manual at all?? Thanks Mike
  6. Hi Y'all. Recently the idle speed on my ford escort estate (2000, finesse 1.6) has started to stick - starts and drives normally, but when stopping the engine remains racing at whatever max setting was achieved by the throttle during the drive . In this state if you increase engine speed using the pedal it sticks at the new maximum. Usually it will unstick and drop down again after a few minute. Alternatively a quick engine rev can sometimes unstick it- but not always and can just set a higher stick value (as before) :( . It doesn't seem to be a sticking cable or carb throttle link as raising the pedal to pull the cable back doesn't do anything. I have read about an "idle control valve" which can stick but don't know if this model even has one? Alternatively is this an auto choke problem? Any ideas anyone? Mike