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About kat89h

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    Ford KA
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    Tyne & Wear
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    0 to 5000
  1. ok thank you my dad said dust but its been happening a while now , i thought theyd check the brakes anyways i though it may have been the pads need changing or something. i think the fact they told me my suspension had gone and the price it was goin to cost to fix it that i got side tracked and forgot to mention it.
  2. Just had a full service and mot done on my car , but the brakes are stilll squeeky when applied , mainly happens the more i use and the further i drive it and not when i 1st get in the car . any suggestions as to why this might be?
  3. ill check them out , a few people have said to repair them , wats the guarentee tho for it to be actually fixed ?im guessing if its a common problem they will of done loads. and does any1 know if all ford 2006 ford kas will have the same unit and the same serial numbers ive heard 2004-2008 models do but i dont believe everything i read on the net.
  4. well its deffo the abs full thing thats gone now just need to find the part , i gt told not all kas have abs though and also has my car been a slightly older modle it would be easier to get the parts,i wouldnt mind really i just done like that the speedo doesnt work , esp when ur sat nav always falls off .
  5. just a quick update if any1 still cares or wishes to help finally took the car in , they cant pick up a problem with ABS , hes took it to another garage and an auto elelctrican who couldnt find a problem either checked 4fsues n alternator which are all fine, hes suggested i take it to ford (at 85 an hour itd be cheaper to buy a new car) however said the code keeps coming uo abouyt the throttle so gonna fix the sensor for that to take the managemnt light of hopefully (not sure if this will help the speedo issue like my bf tinks bt he knows nothing) so im guessing like alot of other 2006 modles that the whole units gone bye bye :(
  6. im guessing if 2 systems have failed to pick up the abs problem , and alot of other 2006 fords have had these symtoms , i have a very expensive repair on my hands :(
  7. yea i was thinkin it was a seprate issue , plus my car is showing no signs of the symptoms when i checked the code out , althouh the machine did say it was pending , not sure what that means. no nothings been majorly checked yet and ive not been charged for a anything , it was just a quick plug in to in the actual garage laptop and when it wasnt reading the car he rang me to explain and to arrange a time for a fulll diagnosis check.
  8. bit of an update had a friend plug their set in to the car and came up with the code p0121. which is something to do with the throttle. which im not 100% sure how thats connected like , but its the only code that did come up on the set . so now i just need to get it to the garage to get fixed where im sure theyll tell me a have many more problems with it. althoigh this has only turned the engine management light off and the abs is on and speedo still not working. so not sure if this is a totally different problem.
  9. ok thank you . if it is the module i dunno whether its gonna be wirth getting it replaced after all the fuss my freind is goin to run a diagnostics test on it ...hopefully today . i feel sick knowing what the outcome is most likely to be .
  10. read that thread last night , quite intresting , obv mines not a fiesta or a focus but its the same age as most of these peoples . theres only 1 garage open sat n sun n thats halfords haha so its looking more and more like the likely option as i ring round.
  11. Discount for ASDA employees on proof of employmentSAFC Rewards Scheme run by Sunderland FC, great discounts, just present your SAFC Season Card! ^^ haha same i dont work for asda or im not a sunderland fan!!
  12. hahaa !! yep i would get my dad to take it in but he works different shifts , think he would look dead manly in my car! haha. hes just been explaining about criptin tunes (bad spelling i know) from back in the day! well i rang the man and he sed he would charge 40 an hour . but would need a good few hours to look as it is in an awkward place! makes me sad to think i might have to spend 100ish for a computer to do most the hard work just to find the problem , but i suppose thats what has to be done .im goin ring a round tho for cheaper quotes 1 garage says bosch diagnostics , and u think my brother uses them and charges 35, hes way at the min tho and not replying to me haha, obv there all away home. oooh thank you i will have a read , washingtons about a 20 min drive from mine straight down the a1, i also have friends/collegees in washington who may have used them. i could always plug my sat nav in to check my speed etc id need it anyways to find the place .
  13. no thank you people i need people to be sharp , obv i no mots are different but i dont really understand the whole diagonstics side to it. (it was making me wonder what they did in the good old days before laptops and computers! obv cars werent as complex i know...) i was just asking if people had similar problems , as i dont want to be ripped off , the person the 1st garage have referred me to is a diagnostics specialist . i just need help and advice as im new to this and dont know any1 1st hand for advice. ive seen plenty it on watchdog ( sad i know ) about main dealers ripping you off also! its just a big headache on who to trust. ive just heard and read so many stories about people getting ripped off ! some even on this forum now ive read back with similar problems! and i dnt think being a young lass that knows nothing helps when i go into the garage haha! i appreciate the help and advice. :) :)
  14. yea i know what your saying , although there is a halfords auto centre where i work and they are always giving us vouchers , i have 1 for 20% of servicing at the mo , i expect there equipment would be better aswell then a local garage , a few people have used them for MOTs from work and been happy with the service.
  15. ok thank you is there any websites tat recommend garages in your area or how you find ford approved ones? ive tried check a trade and recommended people but they weren't any local enough for me . sorry for all the questions.