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Mat Clayton

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  • Ford Model focus
  • Ford Year 1999
  • UK/Ireland Location Yorkshire
  • Annual Mileage 15,001 to 20,000
  • Interests General Automotive
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  1. im really no0t sure? how would i find out..
  2. ive tried metal exhaust clips with no luck.. the annoying thing is my car seems to be really low to the ground and even when jacked up i struggle to get underneath. thansk for the correct ;)
  3. My Ford Focus Is Idle Revving At 4000 Rpms?

    hahah made me laugh. Bumps*
  4. My Ford Focus Is Idle Revving At 4000 Rpms?

    http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/52876-ford-focus-1999-18-mkq-rattling-noise-coming-from-underneath-the-car-when-going-over-bumps-in-the-road/
  5. *SPELLING MISTAKE* - IT IS NOT 'MKQ' ITS 'MK1'Ok guys so its progressivley getting worse, if i turn sharpley or go over bumps or pot holes in the road my car makes a loud banging noise as if thye exhaust is hitting the underneath of the car when it gets bouncy. I have jacked the car up yesterday and shook my exhaust by hand, the box was hitting the frame of the car but im not 100% sure this is the problem because as far as i can see all of the rubber clips are still in place. I have also notice that alot of the screws/bolts holding the heat protectors to the car have also become rusted away so alot of it is loose - also making a banging noise. I tried metal tie clips trying to secure the exhaust but no luck.. looking for a cheap easy quick fix please guys. Thanks, mat.
  6. My Ford Focus Is Idle Revving At 4000 Rpms?

    Sorry for the late update guys i THINK i have solved the problem, i literally took the the air filter pipe off the throttle body, left the engine running. A can of carb cleaner and a very dirty toothbrush later i maxed the revs to kick all of the white smoke out of the exhaust system. problem SEEMS to be fixed, until it breaks again i dont know. Fixed that problem and a new one came about. I shall open a new thread but i have a rattling noise when i go over bums in the road.
  7. My Ford Focus Is Idle Revving At 4000 Rpms?

    just added them to my basket. Ok so the main question here is... Is my car safe to drive until i can find time and money to fix it?
  8. My Ford Focus Is Idle Revving At 4000 Rpms?

    Thanks guys, being a massiove help. Ok so i'll straight away at replacing the tps. seen some on ebay for £20. I only have a limited tool selection, is it easy to replace? should i buy carb cleaner and clean the full throttle body also? thanks, mat
  9. My Ford Focus Is Idle Revving At 4000 Rpms?

    ok so tps first and then what? would it be better to just take it to a garage or could a novice (me) fix this problem? i just despice the idea of paying lots of money for something i could of done my self. thanks, mat
  10. My Ford Focus Is Idle Revving At 4000 Rpms?

    I shall seek ebay now! thanks a lot, hopefuly someone else can shed some more light on this
  11. My Ford Focus Is Idle Revving At 4000 Rpms?

    ok, but what do i do to it to make the car work properly again? thanks, mat
  12. My Ford Focus Is Idle Revving At 4000 Rpms?

    By the way the car is a 1.8 petrol
  13. Ok so i just passed my test and bought this car, two weeks later here i am, The car was fine at first and it still kind of is. However 4-5 times since i bought it the car has randomly shot up to 3-4000 revs. when in gear and driving the car drives its self and instead of using my throttle to speed up im using my brake to slow the car down. I get to traffic lights or a crossing and as soon as i put my clutch in the car shoots up to 3-4000 revs - very embarrasing. Now this isnt a problem that always happens, it happens maybe once every two days. At first i thought it could be because the car is cold as the first few times it happened i had just got in my car in the morning however going 60mph down a motor way it does it again?! the car was just trying to go faster and faster. Nothing i do actually seems to stop it, it stops when it wants. It never lasts long a few minutes at the most. I have searched and searched the web and got nothing, Ironically my late father was a mechanic and could of fixed this with his eyes closed. I my self do not know much about cars so if someone could please help giving me a dummies guide to fixing this problem i would be very thankful. Or if anyone in the hull yorkshire area that is confident they can fix it i am willing to pay? Thanks in adavance for who ever helps.