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    Fiesta Zetec Climate
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  1. Car using petrol need help

    The use of petrol suggests to me it's something more than the exhaust. Any garage will look at it for you but getting one that will be able to fix it for a decent price and do a good job is another matter. I'd suggest asking around friends, neighbours, colleagues etc. A local garage would be best, there should be plenty in Walsall.
  2. Stiff Gear Change

    Check the gear linkage cables before you do anything. A few months ago mine started playing up and eventually I couldn't engage any gears without a fight, turned out it was the gear linkage cable, 1 of the had popped off in the engine bay, quite a relief when I put it back on and everything was nice & smooth once again.
  3. Anywhere cheaper than Mr Clutch

    That seems on the high side, I'd say maybe £200 for the clutch kit plus a few hours labour, if it where me I'd phone round a few local garages to make sure you are not being ripped off.
  4. Ongoing steering issue

    I've used blackcircles before for uniroyal rainsport, they're just like tyreshopper. I use them because of the price.
  5. Did you change the shocks as well?
  6. Juddering when flooring

    I would suggest that if he has run it with low coolant then possible damage to cylinder head & gasket. I had a Peugeot 206 that would judder when floored, found out it was down to a blown head gasket - Note head gasket and rocker gasket are 2 different things.
  7. Ongoing steering issue

    2 things:- 1> Have you checked the tyre pressures and how much tread they have? Are they directional tyres, if so make sure that they go in the right direction. 2> My power steering pump makes a low whine when I put it on full lock but this is normal.
  8. Replace locks on Mk7 Fiesta

    It seems an awful lot of messing around, I'd be tempted to get a 2nd key cut & programmed and buy a steering wheel lock.
  9. Labour costs & hire cars mate, parts aren't that expensive and would only be a couple of hundred quid. 20 years ago it would be unlikely you would get a hire car, now it seems everyone gets one.
  10. Mystery noise

    If the noise is intermittent then I don't think it would be the map. It's more than likely to be a loose wire that catches now & again, does it happen when you go over bumps?
  11. Mystery noise

    I'd check under the dash to see if there are any wire interfering with the clutch. Is the noise coming from inside or outside of the car?
  12. Roof bars 2005 3dr Fiesta

    Hi all, I'm looking for some roof bars for a 2005 3dr fiesta but am struggling to find any without paying a fortune. I've recently acquired a kayak and want to be able to plonk it on the fiesta and use it. Any suggestions?
  13. I have the 2005 3dr 1.4 tdci and find it great on fuel, I'm getting around 60mpg at the moment and with £30 a year road tax it costs peanuts to run. In the winter the mpg drops to around 54 (lights, heating etc).
  14. I agree with isetta, injector seals wouldn't cause blue smoke and you should be able to hear a chuffing noise from them if they had failed. I would suspect the turbo seals as your 1st port of call.
  15. 2006 1.4 TDCI Gearbox problems

    Thanks for everyones help, it was the gear cable collet on the gearbox that had popped off, I think it may have happened before as I found the remnants of a cable tie that I think had been holding it on. Nice & easy fix.