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soulman123

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About soulman123

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  • First Name Micheal

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model 1.8 ghia petrol
  • Ford Year 2004
  • UK/Ireland Location Dorset
  • Annual Mileage 10,001 to 15,000
  • Interests General Automotive
  1. Creaking Turning Right

    Spryed the rubber at the top of the shock with plenty of spray not sure it was fully covered but the noise was slightly less. Possible i imgined it lol when you listen so hard. I sprayed the ball bearing parts of the links aswell no change. I wonder if i should remove them and check for play. Both sides were changed for ruocarpart ones qdrive. Been changed twice in 4 years. Guess i should just buy ford ones.
  2. Creaking Turning Right

    2004 focus 1.8 Basically every time to turn the steering wheel right be it round abouts .. right turns etc so e loudly creaks. Its coming fro the rear. I toom it to the grage and he could only replicte it rocki g my car by the door which i wasnt too happy about. Pushing down on the boot didnt make the noise interestingly. He said its definitey the suspension, amd thought it was the banana looking suspension bit .. sprayed it with silicone spray i think it was took it for a drive and still did it. Said he was sure it was it but couldnt explain why the spray didnt temporarily stop it. He said its not dangerous or an mot fail just annoying. Not convinced its this as the spray didnt work altjough may e it didnt get in to the bush well enough. Are there any common faults with this symptom ? Creaky on right turns. Thanks ☺
  3. Mk 1.5 Rear Springs

    Thanks for the update William, I know that feeling of pain in the bum jobs. I hate anything to do with springs lol always a grief without the right tools. Over the years I used my spring clamps but so awkward with space. Hope it all works nicely. Thumbs up on work well done chap
  4. Inside Tyre Wear ?

    Those bushes have now been done, yesterday. The car handles tightly on cornering again, not vague with the worry of the feeling it's wondering. Tracking done to. Time will tell I guess. Also passed it's mot, phew lol.
  5. Brake Replacement Which Method????

    Method 2 for me too.. garages I believe do it it like that.
  6. Focus Key Battery

    Very easy did mine recently in the middle of the key insert a small flat blade and wedge apart replace with a cr2032 battery as quick as you can.
  7. Pcv Valve

    Sorry for the late reply, have just seen your post. It was a pain. I took to big pipe off from the airbox for more access and after a bit of fiddling I managed to angle my water pump pliers to pinch it. Hate these clips been the pain of many doy jobs. Have uou managed to undo it ?
  8. Mk 1.5 Rear Springs

    That's kind of you *thumbs up* .. I'm contemplating adding it to my summer to do list lol .. I'm guessing your local ? .. I saw a few interesting methods on YouTube if you search focus rear springs some amusing methods hehe but they worked. I did read someone used a ratchet strap somehow.
  9. Mk 1.5 Rear Springs

    Ahh I see .. I'm near ferndown.
  10. Mk 1.5 Rear Springs

    Drats, is there another way to safely remove them with out one ?
  11. Mk 1.5 Rear Springs

    Hi william I have ones that look just like this http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B009YEVLHO/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1428155783&sr=8-3π=AC_SY200_QL40&keywords=spring+compressor&dpPl=1&dpID=41oyAfhSbRL&ref=plSrch The black ones
  12. Mk 1.5 Rear Springs

    How doable are the rear springs on the 1.8 04 petrol ? Mines are very worns and corroded and begging to snap. Just wondering if there is a how to or if they are doable. I have a set of spring clamps. Thanks and happy easter all
  13. Inside Tyre Wear ?

    Typing on a 7 inch tablet is just not my strong point. Apologies for the tedious read.
  14. Inside Tyre Wear ?

    So the garage havr had the car back up on the ramp and have said they goy the wrong part. The part or bush on the main suspension arm is shot not the banana one or dog bone shaped one .. he said gord do the bush which will need the rear subframe to drop ans they can press it in situ hopefully. So all tyres have been changed I supplied 3 they supplied ome part woen one, tracking not done they supplied one tyre and a oil and filter change and charged £100 inclidong cost of chamhing other tyres. Booked in for a few weeks for them to do it. Ashame they misdiagnosed it they could have done it today. Hey ho .. hope my tyres dont get chewed up in 2 weeks .. minimum driving I guess.
  15. Oil Change

    I think you need 4.3l of oil