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mojo

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    fusion 1.6 auto
  1. thanks for getting back to me. doubt it;s the rubber, though - but will check and change if they are chinese. hpowever, had the fault daignosed - drive shafts seem most likely; a bit of play at the gbox end. trouble is, for me it's an expensive fix: 100+ for each side reconditioned (up to 3 day turnaround!) or over 300 a side for new parts from ford. plus labour, plus trans fluid. if anyone knows of cheaper suppliers, please let me know. also looking for a cheap front arm rest... thanks again mojo
  2. update - if anyone's interested checked all wheels, bearings and bushes again. all good checked dshafts and areas for signs; nothing clearly problematic mech suggested might be an out of balance drive shaft. having them taken off, refurbed at about 85 quid a pop (over 350 notes from ford!), refitted and will see what happens. mojo
  3. will check drive shaft boot and surrounding areas and report back on progress when i get it done thanks for the replies - mojo
  4. Hi i've trawled this site and some others and can't seem to get much info. hoping someone can offer some advice. I've also posted this message on the ford fusion forum; hope the repeat post isn't bad etiquette. i have a 2004 ford fusion 1.6 automatic - only had it a month or so. Around town it's fine but when driving at speed, at about 50mph and above, i get a lot of vibration coming through. However, the steering wheel does not shake, just what appears to be vibration and shake from maybe the bulkhead and by the gear lever - it's roughness as much as it is vibration, i guess. it doesn't happen when the engine's revved in neutral. i've checked and had all tyres/wheels balanced, checked bushes, exhaust rubbers and the exhaust shield. everything seems okay - i reckon it could be an engine or some other mounting problem, perhaps even a dodgy fitted or leaking manifold but again, everything's fine when revved in neutral. Any advice greatly appreciated as at at present, travelling on motorway at above 50mph is a nightmare! thanks and best wishes. mojo
  5. Hi i've trawled this site and some others and can't seem to get much info. hoping someone can offer some advice. i have a 2004 ford fusion 1.6 automatic - only had it a month or so. Around town it's fine but when driving at speed, at about 50mph and above, i get a lot of vibration coming through. However, the steering wheel does not shake, just what appears to be vibration and shake from maybe the bulkhead and by the gear lever - it's roughness as much as it is vibration, i guess. it doesn't happen when the engine's revved in neutral. i've checked and had all tyres/wheels balanced, checked bushes, exhaust rubbers and the exhaust shield. everything seems okay - i reckon it could be an engine or some other mounting problem, perhaps even a dodgy fitted or leaking manifold but again, everything's fine when revved in neutral. Any advice greatly appreciated as at at present, travelling on motorway at above 50mph is a nightmare! thanks and best wishes. mojo