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  1. Yeah it was all in with labour and vat, i think it broke down roughly as Alternator £130 + vat Belt £20 +vat Labour 2hrs @ £80 +vat Which is a good price, but was about to part ex it for a new car which will have to wait a few weeks now :(
  2. Thank you both for the replies, sorry i forgot i had posted this I parked the car up over the christmas period as i was mostly away, when i returned the noise had stopped so i assumed the issue had fixed itself (wishful thinking i know). Then whilst driving down the M1 last week my battery light came on, a few moments later the abs light came on followed by loss of power steering! This was a little disconcerting to the say the least, i made it on to the hard shoulder of the slip road and called the RAC, he quickly diagnosed the alternator had failed and after a charge i made it home and rung around a few garages for a quote. These ranged from £185 to £456! to replace the alternator and check the battery. It appears the alternator was putting out just enough juice to keep the battery barely charged, once the cold snap arrived and the heated screen was used this was enough to push it over the edge. The car is now sorted at a total cost of £270 which i a little more than expected but i now having a working car once again, first thing i noticed was how bright the lights are! I must have gradually got used to them getting dimmer and dimmer. Ive now changed my route to work, its a little bit longer but takes in few motorway miles so at least the battery will get a little bit of charge. Thanks once again
  3. Hi, last night whilst returning home and pulling into the drive there was a slight whine coming from the engine bay. The whine return this morning Its only noticeable between 1,000 - 2,000 revs. Noticeable whilst accelerating and slowing no noise whilst in neutral and coasting If revved whilst in neutral it appears Now are the any thoughts? I had a quick google it most likely culprits seem to be fan belt or a hole in the turbo hose. thanks for any replies :) Jarv
  4. Hi all, sorry to be cheeky and ask for help with my first post but i have a problem i cant seem to find an answer for. I have a 2006 mk2 Ford Focus where the front passenger door has become 'stuck' and im now unable to open the door. The small central locking button has been pushed/depressed in and will no longer return to the unlocked position. This prevents the central locking working resulting in all doors being open and unlock-able! I have read a few posts about similar issues and tried the resulting advice, disconnecting the battery, wd40 and checking all the fuses. Does anyone have idea if this is a fixable issue? thanks for any advice :) jarv.
  5. Welcome to the Ford forums jarrvo :)

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      thanks :)

      wish id found the site sooner!