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About MM92

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus
  • Ford Year 2001
  • UK/Ireland Location Kent
  • Annual Mileage 0 to 5000
  1. MK1 Battery light

    UPDATE: Got the alternator changed and we're all good! Since being changed the revs have gone back to idling normally and not sticking.
  2. MK1 Battery light

    Just had it checked. The battery was slightly low and the alternator is also slightly low on the power it's giving. So going to swapthe alternator. From memory it's a Platinum silver battery. Not sure if this linked to the higher revs in neutral but the Battery light is the main concern at the moment. Thanks
  3. MK1 Battery light

    Yup, the dials all sweep and run without any issues. I'll take it to the garage tomorrow - I got the battery Jan 2014. Thanks.
  4. MK1 Battery light

    Hi all, Today the battery light started appearing on the dashboard when I was in natural sat at traffic lights. The light would then go out once I got into first and pulled away. There's been no loss of power etc when the light is on and off. windows, radio, wipers etc all the same speed etc. Plus, the last couple of days the revs have got stuck at the 1,200 mark before making its way down to 8/900 (normal) when I drop into neutral. (Again, no issues on power or gear changes). Would these be linked or well timed separate issues? Any ideas on what could be causing it/them? Thanks!
  5. MK1 MOT Exhaust fail - High!

    Thanks for your help people. I'll have a look into this. Would a lambda also affect the RPM dropping quite a bit when going into neutral and sometimes causing the car to cut out?
  6. Sent my Dads Mk1 in for an MOT last Friday and this is the exhaust results. Is there any fixes you can think of that won't have a sky high garage bill that we can do ourselves being retesting? Will a tank of Cat cleaner and Premium unleaded make much or any difference? Thanks
  7. MK1 Focus Steering wheel wobble

    Itonly did it twice and then hasn't happened again since. Did the tracking yesterday and now the wheel is well of out line for being level. (rather than a little before being tracked).
  8. Ford Focus 2006 burning engine oil

    Sure. 1.6 Zetec Petrol. 51 plate. It depends - can use none for 2-3 weeks and then one week it'll use anything up to 1/5of alitre over the next week.
  9. MK1 Focus Steering wheel wobble

    The wheel has been slightly left for a little while and have been meaning to get tracking done. I'll get this done and see how things go. Thanks people!
  10. Ford Focus 2006 burning engine oil

    I've had the same problem but a MK1 Focus. Doesn't take as much oil as stated in the OP. Varies each time I check (weekly). Been doing it for a good couple of years, no leak and no smoke.
  11. Hi, The last couple of days I've had a slight wobble from the steering wheel and wondering if anyone has any ideas. It only happens when I'm doing 70 (doesn't happen straight away - only after a few miles of doing 70). So I've come off the carriageway, slowed down and re-joined on the slip road, got back up to 70 and it doesn't happen again for the rest of my drive. (power, braking and steering all responsive and no obvious issues). So it seems to be a bit random. Thanks in advance!
  12. Mk1 Front And Rear Washer Issue

    Gave it a go. Also used a pump where the water goes to see if that'll push it at all. The back wiper worked a bit better but not at a decent standard and the front kicked in shortly. Without having to jack the car is there anything we can put in their to clear a possible block?
  13. Mk1 Front And Rear Washer Issue

    Thanks, we'll have a look over the weekend. Was just water on its own - I'll spend some time and see if it kicks back in if there's been any freeze blocks over Xmas while it was just sat there.
  14. Hi, My Dad's MK1 seems to have stopped pumping out front and rear washer. The front washers don't even dribble a drop but the back one will cough out a small amount when first pulling the back washer. You have to keep letting go and pulling on the rear screen washer for any water to come out (only a short, small amount at a time). I parked the car over a dry patch and looked for any leaks while using the windscreens and nothing appears to have leaked. The pump seems to sound okay. Any ideas on how to easily unblock the pipes or chances are its a pump? Thanks.
  15. Engine Cutting Out

    Hi, I've got a MK1 Focus and have got an issue with it at the moment. The speedo would be stuck at 0 and the car would cut out when coming to lights/slowing down. Read around online and the VSS seemed to be the issue for people. I've now got a new VSS and had it replaced but car still cuts out. Dug a bit deeper on several forums and the next port of call seems to be the ICV that could need a clean/replace? Any ideas on if this would be it and/or anything else before I spend anymore on this at all? Maybe useful info: I've got a DTC code saying battery output is low. (Brand new battery). and had the alternator checked at the garage and thats coming back fine. Many thanks in advanced!