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Micro

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  • Ford Model
    Focus 1.6
  • Ford Year
    2009
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Worcestershire
  • Annual Mileage
    15,001 to 20,000

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  1. You will need to check your fuse boxes for water ingress or loose connectors. Check all your fuses are secure and in the correct spaces (check your manual and check you have fuses in the correct places). Does your engine stay running when your key is removed? I recall someone had a similar problem with ignition staying on when they put a relay in the wrong way round, causing their headlight permanent feed to be connected to ignition live.
  2. If it has not come with ESP as standard you may well need a steering angle sensor, the actual module, and if your car does not come with ABS, then you will need all of those gubbins too - with possibility of other sensors required aswell.
  3. It does, but I think it's just blended in. From taking mine off (one side at a time), the ARB tends to spring away if they're undone.
  4. Adventure for tomorrow! I just found the Ford workshop manual online actually (the one that I got for my suspension job and then lost access to as my Virtual Machine ran out of evaluation time) which gives a good idea of what to do. All the tinkering i'm doing with the car, i've even thought about doing the timing belt myself (no, bad Ted, put the tools down and step away! )
  5. Hey all! Smeary windscreen time of year again (not sure why, but happens a lot this time of year). Replaced wipers, and cleaned (new) windscreen with autoglym glass polish and rain-x applied. After application i put water on the screen and no smearing - washed the screen with the nozzles and smear heaven. Is the washer bottle on the mk2.5 easy to remove? I want to clean the bottle out (mixed halfords and cheap poundshop screenwash a couple of months ago which has set all of this off I think!) but also because I know that my old Corsa washer bottle was home to a healthy family of algae too.
  6. Mist jets on my Focus, make cleaning the windscreen much easier and quicker (and less screen wash used).
  7. £20 for one anti roll bar link is a bit steep to me (but I'm a cheapskate!) Unipart have them for £8ish each, delivery is about £5ish iirc. I changed mine as a matter of course when I did my suspension arm - I think the new ones are aluminium vs the steel of the original ones.
  8. If you dip the clutch you disconnect the clutch and gearbox from the engine. So if the whine continues after you have dipped the clutch then it sounds like it will be something from the engine side of it. If the whine stops, then it is probably something from the clutch / gearbox side.
  9. You will only get 10Gbps if you have hardware to support that speed. They will be better shielded however, but I would not lay out an expense to get Cat7 unless you have hardware that can achieve 10Gbps or you have a need to have super-screened cables (running them with AC mains wires for instance, which is always a bad idea anyway).
  10. If you dip the clutch and it goes away, I would expect that it is something to do with clutch, gearbox, and that side of things. if it was the alternator then surely disengaging the clutch would not change it (as alternator is driven at all times from the engine).
  11. No brown stuff :P I'm just surprised it is as much as it is - when the crumple zone is you!
  12. Just to make sure, are you hearing it inside the car with the radio on or off? Have you tried removing the radio fuse?
  13. I don't like motorcycle insurance! My friends whilst I was in college and university always used to rave about their insurance only being £200 a year vs my £700 car insurance policies. Considered doing my CBT, so looked for quotes on a Honda 125........ £600!!!! My car insurance was only £390ish - and not only that, i've been driving 7 years, and hold an advanced driving qualification!
  14. As others have said, the virus is dead. The other cocktail of substances enable your body to react to it - the cold symptoms and generally ill feeling you get are potentially just explained by your body trying to fight the vaccine (which is what gives you your immunity). I have one every year (and have done for a good 4-5 years) - both for my young nephews (and my sister when she was pregnant) health, and also the service users I come into contact with on a daily basis.
  15. I'll be honest, i didn't actually need to remove any of my trim to fit my front camera - it just tucked behind the door seal, the top of the a pillar and the headlining.