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reppiz

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    Settling In Well

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    nick

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    Male
  • Ford Model
    Focus 1.6 TDCi 110
  • Ford Year
    2006
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Cambridgeshire
  • Annual Mileage
    5001 to 10,000
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  1. Alternator was dead according to the A chap, so the battery wouldn't charge
  2. I hope you're right mate, its been one thing after the other. Just before the turbo died it was making this strange kind of hairdryer sound and I've only just got it back and can hear it still doing it a bit around 2,000 revs..Aargh!!!
  3. No warning lights are up but I've just put my key in, instrument panel fine, turn to the second ignition position and nothing car just chugs once and dies, so no turning over.. Steering stiff last night for a moment, turbo died last week..I'm not having much luck :o
  4. No idea how it went from being near impossible to move to as it always is
  5. It seemed fine afterwards but it was really tough to move, is there anywhere I could check to see if there's a problem? I don't get how it went from being completely stiff to absolutely fine in the space of two minutes? Cheers for your help guys, Having just experienced the turbo blow and being stranded, I really don't want that all over again
  6. No idea what has just happened, I was just shopping, located my spot, pulled up ready to reverse in and my steering was almost un moveable, paused for a minute, selected reverse and backed in ,with the steering locked then it was fine..Any ideas folks? Only just got my car back after the recent turbo blowing
  7. Hi Gregers, yeah I contacted them cheers, the general consensus was give the dealer at least one chance to redeem themselves which in all fairness is what I am doing, that said, they have organised a courtesy car but I am paying the insurance, plus I paid the towing charges so I think the best way is get my car back then bang in a claim through the small claims and claim as much as I can online.
  8. Hello mate, no that's £45 labour and I think around £65 the whole lot!
  9. Just an update, the turbo was completely knackered and they are going for a new but have intimated a small contribution from myself, which I am not that happy about but want my car back! I've been paying £50 p/w on insurance for a courtesy car so I'm not made of money ( as my nan would say!)
  10. Cheers chaps, keep them coming. They've stated they can take it where they want and don't have to provide any documentation on a repair and also that they only have to make a contribution, do we have the choice to nominate the garage of our choice if we do not trust the dealer?
  11. Cheers chaps, keep them coming. They've stated they can take it where they want and don't have to provide any documentation on a repair and also that they only have to make a contribution, do we have the choice to nominate the garage of our choice if we do not trust the dealer?
  12. Hi all, I need some hard and fast facts please anything you can give me that is pertinent to the following: Situation: i)Car purchased via dealer week ago, turbo blows and is confirmed by AA. Independent inspection carried out and confirms turbo is blown and vehicle towed away. ii) Dealer is contacted and made aware that car is unfit to drive but offers to repair turbo using the garage of his choice and that has stated he is not obliged to offer any documentation of the repair on the turbo, which means I could technically be going backwards and forwards every week. Is this correct? Is he required by law to provide documentation of a repair of this nature? I will be seeking legal advice tomorrow and am fully aware of the 1974 act so realise that a warranty is not necessary, I have outlined this to the dealer, but is he required to provide documentation of the turbo repair? For instance the AA cover turbos for £5 a month extra, but surely they are not going to give a warranty on an un documented re-con turbo, for any kind of warranty I would imagine they need to see the level of work carried out? Regardless, from my point of view, I wish to see some account of the level of repair as it required towing! ASAP would be great,
  13. Tried my local Ford dealer and they want £45 + VAT, then there's the problem of replacing the nuts too :(
  14. Cheers all, I took alook at the Halfords 'lazer' removal nut but it only works on one of those air compressor thingumys plus the bead was really fat so would be fine if you had half a cm or so play but mine takes up the whole width so a head will not fit over the nut which is how the Hlafords ones work mine is either gonna be drilled out or find the exact head, they really are a pain in the backside particularly if people can't even be bothered to look after them, weeks before I sold my car I made a note to myself to locate and put the nut somewhere v safe, when I sold it it was bagged and in the glove compartment and I made a point of showing the buyer, I did however fail to check for one on my new purchase, which is my fault, but I just hoped that someone had taken the time like I did, moan moan!
  15. Bulb tastic, cheers Stoney for shedding some light on this :D