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alz

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About alz

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  • Birthday 05/29/1958

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  • First Name Alan

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Ford Focus LX 1.8 TDCI
  • Ford Year 2005
  • UK/Ireland Location Worcestershire
  • Annual Mileage 0 to 5000
  • Interests General Automotive

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  • Location Birmingham west midlands
  1. Throttle Cutting Out

    Hi try changing the throttle pedal, it should be an electronic type, easy to do your self, but it will cost you a bit, the last time I got one it was around £90, I was lucky I had two cars the same so I could swap the throttle pedals to test before I got one.
  2. Wet Timing Belt/chain

    Got it, the chain from the crank to the pump on the 1.8 tdci is call a wet chain, I have never needed to replace one, if it needed to be replaced it is a big job. mine has got over 145000 miles and runs fine.
  3. Oil Filter Removal Nightmare

    Hi this is what I use
  4. Wet Timing Belt/chain

    Hi, is it wet with oil or water, and did you take the cover off to have a look, as it sounds your not to sure because you said belt or chain?
  5. Hi Peter, My best guess would be that you have damaged the sensor or its not been fitted back right.
  6. Air Con Issue Again

    Hi Ben, you may need to change the resister control pack for the heater blower if it is burned out, the air con will not work, Its easy to change, its in the side of the heater (passenger side) will cost you about £25 recommend getting it from a ford outlet.
  7. Air Con Issue Again

    Hi, Is your heater blower working on all speed setting.
  8. The Great Mk2 Leak Hunt

    cleaning the carpet should do the trick, rug doctor carpet cleaner from morrissons are ok for this, they have a long pipe, good for doing cars.
  9. The Great Mk2 Leak Hunt

    Hi Dan, don't push any thing in to the heater unit as there are two matrix units inside one for air con and one for the heater, just clean the heater unit pipe with a cotton bud, and use water to clean rubber pipe if its not blocked you will see the water come out under the car.
  10. The Great Mk2 Leak Hunt

    Hi, you mention air con drain, to check the drain pipe, you need to remove the drivers side centre consul foot well panel to get to it, it will be a small right angle rubber pipe at the bottom of the heater unit, see if it is blocked as you could get a back-up of condensation in the heater unit, which could find it way to the vents under the drivers seat, hope this helps you.
  11. Brake Replacement Which Method????

    Hi, I am with Ian on this one, I also use method 2, just in case I snap off the bleed nipple, I also have had no problems doing it this way for a lot of years, there again its your car do it the way you think is best for you, or take it to a garage.
  12. Hi, have a look at the lights plug, if it as been arcing it could alter the molecule structure of the metal parts in the plug, giving intermittent contact making the bulb go on/off. if it as been arcing, a replacement would be needed
  13. Front Fog Lights.

    Hi, you may need to have the gem programed to get hem to work, its ford they use the same wiring loom for all mk2 variants, I have had the same problem with heated windscreen and spotlights spent loads of money at ford trying to get my mk2 reprogramed. in the end I was told to hard wire them, so I did, and they work just fine, it took a long time to workout the wiring for the heated screen the spots was easy..
  14. Cold Starting Problem

    Hi, have you changed the fuel filter..
  15. Hi Damian, Ian is right, but you will need a special tool to do it, the rods are commonly known as (drum sticks) I would recommend a garage to do the work.