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Chevie

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About Chevie

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  • First Name Pete

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  • Ford Model Rutland
  • Ford Year 2002
  • UK/Ireland Location Rutland
  • Annual Mileage 10,001 to 15,000
  1. Well............................ I've had the ford guy look at the car, he said the dif has gone or a tooth or 2 has gone thats why the steering doesnt know which way it wants to go at speed and I'm always correcting my steering, that will also be the knocking when on full lock. He said its defiantly not the drive shaft as its already been replaced and not so long ago because the sticker is still shiny and if that had done 82k it wouldn't be there. He also said about the car not starting when cold could be the clutch, on these cars they have a rubber bush or something that deteriorates and people replace them with the solid ones??? Basically in a nut shell I have been totally taken for a mug and got ripped off. I know there's never a good time for a car to go wrong but this really couldn't come at worst time, meant to be relocating to Lincoln and move in with the missus so she can go uni so its either use the deposit money and don't move in or move Lincoln an not see my son as much as I planned! Honestly never would have thought a car could decide what I do with my life Chev
  2. Hi guys, sorry for the long delay in replying, been away with my lad and only just had time to reply. Well I've sourced a ford mechanic form a local garage who will do the cv joint for £114 all in but then i will have to get the tracking done so it's going to cost £150 in total. I know i'm only saving £40 but that's £40 I haven't actually got so I'm happy with that. Plus he's gunna have a look at the starting issue as well I would of loved to tackle it my self but as i have my lad in the car alot i don't want risk any accident I'll keep you informed on the progress And thanks for your reply's its very much appreciated Chev
  3. Hi guys, sorry for the long delay in replying, been away with my lad and only just had time to reply. Well I've sourced a ford mechanic form a local garage who will do the cv joint for £114 all in but then i will have to get the tracking done so it's going to cost £150 in total. I know i'm only saving £40 but that's £40 I haven't actually got so I'm happy with that. Plus he's gunna have a look at the starting issue as well I would of loved to tackle it my self but as i have my lad in the car alot i don't want risk any accident I'll keep you informed on the progress And thanks for your reply's its very much appreciated Chev
  4. Hi all I bought this focus about 3 weeks ago and I'm seriously happy with it, especially the mpg. So I've noticed a few problems and was hoping to get some answers. I had my car in the garage last week and got a nice quote on the near side drive shaft to be replaced at £190, that's £85 for the drive shaft £35 for tracking and the rest is labour. As I don't have that kind of money I was wondering could I do it my self and what tools will i need? I can borrow tools and I've got a Haynes manual. Also when doing 50 mph and above I seem to be forever correcting my steering and its really hard to keep it in a straight line, the tracking does need doing so could it be that? When starting the car for the first time i have to keep the key turned as it seems to struggle and strike up 2nd turn if that makes sence? And finally I'm going to give the car a service, fuel filter, oil filter, oil ect. Is there anything else I could do? Brakes don't need bleeding they feel sharp. If the any of you kind people could help in any way i would be most grateful Thanks Chev PS. If any of you kind people could recommend places to buy parts from at a reasonable price, that would be most grateful
  5. Welcome to the Ford forums Chevie :)