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kramer81

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About kramer81

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  • Ford Model
    Fiesta
  • Ford Year
    2009
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Lanarkshire
  1. Gap Between Steering Wheel And Housing

    OK thanks for your response. I've had the car 3 years and I only just noticed it today. I don't suppose I look at the steering wheel from side on too often!
  2. Hi, I have just noticed a gap between the steering wheel and the plastic housing. I hit a ridiculous pothole last week which dented the front offside wheel rim. I'm wondering if the impact could have pushed the whole steering column out slightly? It's a 2009 Fiesta .
  3. ! Guide ! Mk7 Fiesta Bulb Change

    Thanks for the guide. I tried to unscrew the indicator unsuccessfully for about half an hour, trying every possible way to fit my hand inside the unit without any joy. If you fit the "claw" of a small claw hammer over the end of the plastic stalk (as close to the middle as possible) and gently turn it anti-clockwise it should snap free. A bit unconventional and potentially risky but it worked for me.
  4. Squealing Brakes After Brake Clean

    Ok thanks a lot guys
  5. Hi, my car failed it's MOT on a brake imbalance at an independent test centre, I took it to a garage who cleaned the brakes which got it through it's MOT. However the brakes started squealing unbearably a couple of days later. I took it back, they cleaned them again and the squealing has returned almost immediately. All I could think of is they haven't greased the back of the pads but it looks like there is copper grease on the inside of the wheel. Has anyone got any ideas? (as I think they'll probably say I need new pads or something if I go back). Should an 09 Fiesta have shims behind the pads? PS The squealing is only when braking below 20-30mph and seems to get worse the slower the car is moving. Thanks
  6. Welcome to the Ford forums kramer81 :)