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MM92

Budding Enthusiast
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About MM92

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    dave

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  • Ford Model
    Focus
  • Ford Year
    2001
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Kent
  • Annual Mileage
    0 to 5000
  1. Thinking about it, would a slightly sticky brake cause something like this? I had sticky brakes before and replaced the pads, discs etc (no heavy steering from what I remember, though).
  2. In that case it maybe just a me being paranoid. I can't feel anything by the pedals, seems as clear as normal.
  3. Hi all, As of yesterday the steering in my MK1 Focus seems to have got a a bit heavier. I'm not having to put much effort into turning, pretty much the same as usual but there's definitely a weight on it. Also, the pedals seem to feel heavy as well. Not sure if that's the correct way of mentioning it but they seem harder than usual. I checked my power steering fluid level, that's right at the top. The car still drives in a straight line and breaks in a straight line. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
  4. I did a dash test yesterday (while idling) and couldn't see anything out of the ordinary. No DTC codes etc. A couple of years ago I did have a cluster issue with the needles but WD40 worked a treat since. Do you think it may need re-doing? I'll get the battery checked in a day or two when possible and check any connections.
  5. Did it match all of the above? And did you have a battery check before changing?
  6. Nope, the dials are working as normal. There doesn't appear to be any loss of power. Wipers, windows etc still working at the same speed.
  7. Hi, I've had a look around the forums and can't seem to find anything that matches my issues. A few close issues but not quite the same. This week I've noticed that when I turn the ignition and power off on my MK1 Focus the odometer has started flashing (seems random durations apart from each other). The green backlight doesn't flash, simply the mile counters as if I'm running the dashboard test. Does anyone know what this may be linked to and if it will cause any issues? It's fine all the time I'm driving and stays lit while my lights are on. Only when it's off there appears to be an issue. Thanks in advance.
  8. Thanks. If I got the VSS done that should fix the speedo but may still dash. I could live with that. Does the dashes generally lead to further issues if not sorted? Their the codes that appeared when I tapped through the test mode on the dash.
  9. Yeah, aha. I only found out earlier. Hold down the trip button on your dashboard for 10 seconds, turn to position 2, keep holding down then fire the car up. Keep pressing the mile reset button until 0000.0 (turns out that is a digital speedo!)
  10. Hi, Recently my MK1 Focus' speedo has started to die and return to life during a drive, I did post before about this but the entire dash used to die (fixed with WD40 2 years ago - good as new since). All other dials etc work, it's just the speedo going in and out. I've just drove home in test mode and the digital speedo dies when the needle does. I've read this helps confirm it's a VVS issue. The two DTC codes I have are 123 and 041. Finally, the ABS light sometimes comes on (if the needle doesn't return after a few minutes and the milage lines out ---- ---). Does this all look like a VVS as cluster works? Thanks!
  11. UPDATE: Got the alternator changed and we're all good! Since being changed the revs have gone back to idling normally and not sticking.
  12. 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 swap the 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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?