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  1. Hello all, I'm trying to order the clips used to attach the front wheel arch liners on 2007 Fiesta. The expanded parts diagram I've found online hasn't been much use, I don't have the old clips for comparison and I see several different size clips being sold as suitable  As best as I can tell, there are 6 fixings per liner. 4 of them have circular holes (green) and 2 are slotted (red) so I'm guessing there are 2 different types of clip needed here? If anyone happens to know the correct clips, I'd be very grateful!
  2. hi when i apply full lock i get this jerky movement from the drivers side wheel, also when i brake that same wheel wanders, and when driving sometimes the wheel wanders mostly pulling the car to the right
  3. I bought my Ford Focus Mk2 in early 2005 - everything was fine with the car until the warranty expired and the Power Assisted Steering Pump and hoses failed. Ford quoted £800 to replace the pump and hoses. I rang Ford to complain that the pump should last for longer thsn 3yrs 6 months and due to my complaint they agreed to pay 45% of the cost. My car is now 11yrs old and done 94 000 miles. This week the hydraulic hoses have again failed but this time the pump is fine. I have contacted Ford to request recompense towards the refitting of new hoses - this appears to be a common fault on the Mk2 Focus - if I do not get anywhere with this issue then I will take it further to the government to ensure that Ford admits t o this expensive problem.
  4. Hi looking for advice which I think I know answer but need confirmation. A friend owner of ford ka 2010 had new tyres fit by mobile guy who informed her one wheel bolt was incorrect. I found some on eBay from 2011 car when they were delivered I received wheel nuts ( which I believe to be mk1 <2008) and later models mk2 >2008 to be bolts. Are my thoughts correct ? Not able to check car as she is at university thanks in advance john
  5. Attempted Theft

    Hi, I have recently bought a 2009 Fiesta Zetec S 1.6 (90) TDCi. (2 Weeks Ago). Just yesterday I returned to find that some scum bag had tried to steal the car. They gained entry via the driver door. The handle is missing, they must have used a screw driver to pop the latch. Inside the vehicle they have pulled off the plastic steering cover, and chiselled out the ignition from the metal chamber. In doing so the metal chamber which is part of the steering column has been broken in half which is what hold the ignition barrel in place. I have managed to put the ignition back into the correct position along with the immobiliser and the car starts. I would like to know advice on getting this fixed. Costs etc as I am unaware of the steering column is hydraulic or electric. I wanted to get advice before I phone my insurance company today. My excess is 250 voluntary and 200 compulsory. 450 in total. All advice is welcome. Thank you
  6. Ok so I bought this car earlier in the year. Has been fantastic for my family especially getting to hospital appointments with my daughter (she has a rare condition) My car, a 53 plate fiesta finesse was due mot 22nd Dec so I took it early. Arnold Clark found it needed a middle section of exhaust and three brake pipes. Got these all replaced at small garage and car was taken back for retest and passed! Got car home and since driver has brought it back it's had nothing but problems. This morning it was starting but unless reved it would cut out while idle. As the day went on it has stalled at every junction, roundabout and when lowering speed. The steering lock (yes the steering completely locks!) has completely locked after stalling a number of times (I ended up on pavement at one point as I was turning into the road!) AC want nothing to do with it as he only looked at car for mot and didn't touch anything. Another garage replaced fuel pump and I'm now stalling at a couple junctions but steering wheel still locking. Have spent 400 so far and at my wits end!! Garage noted rev counter shoots up and down too. All before Xmas too! Terrified to drive it and can't put kids in it. The car has v clean engine, and only 67000 miles so shouldn't be doing all this surely?!!
  7. My recently acquired Focus (2002 1.6 Ghia) came back from the garage the other day with a really tacky steering wheel. I just assumed it was some grease/grime, tried cleaning it to no avail (it was pretty dirty it turns out). Tried degreaser, still sticky. Tried WD40 (as it's good at removing sticky residues), still sticky. I've scrubbed it to buggery! So two questions: Any tips on removing the stickiness? And, to guide me on what to use, is the steering wheel leather on this model or just leather effect plastic? (some google search suggestions were that, if leather, a leather cleaner/conditioner might do the job)
  8. Hi everyone, I'm really frustrated that my Ford Focus has developed a clunking noise. I firstly noticed a slight clunk when releasing the clutch pedal (after the biting point) and sometimes when i press it down. But yesterday it also happened when I was applying the breaks, when coming to a full stop it, it happened just before I stopped or halfway. And the break clunk sounds like its coming from the right wheel side but it hasn't happened today Finally I also get a clunk when doing a 3 point turn, again its a single clunk but not on full lock, it happens before that and sometimes when turning either side. These clunks/knocks are random and hard to recreate. The thing that annoys me is that they appeared after I had a clutch and slave cylinder change last week , brought it back to them and they checked for play in the wheels on the ramp and other noise but couldn't recreate the noise. Just blamed it on a loose exhaust mount/heat-shields. First I thought maybe they didn't change the slave cylinder, which would explain the clutch clunk noise but now I'm not sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated :) Car is Ford Focus (2006), with 100K+ on the clock
  9. Over the last couple of weeks I noticed a rubbing noise when turning, (mainly when to the right) from the front of the car - passenger side wheel I believe. Today I happened to have the windows down a bit for the first time in ages and noticed the rubbing was happening even on the straights now. (The noise gets faster the faster I drive and stops completely when I come to a stop). I asked my local friendly mehanic to check for grit or whatever between the brakes/pads etc (sorry - I'm no car expert). Anyway he saw nothing and said if it gets worse take it to the dealer with it being under warrenty. After finding an empty street I drove a bit more with the windows right down and decided the steam-train-like noise was embarrasing and called the dealer. They said to take it in tomorrow morning for someone to come for a ride and have a listen. Just suprised a bearing may need changed after only 12,000 miles . Is there anything else it is likely to be, or probably a bearing? Thanks I'll report back tomorrow. Flipping cars eh.
  10. Apologies if this is covered in another topic. Hi everyone, My focus has developed a rattle. At cold not so much but when hot it's fairly loud. Sounds like a bag of bolts rumbling around. Bad in neutral or in gear with clutch pressed down but as you engage clutch noise goes away for the most part. Clutch works fine and the noise more or less went away for a few months but has returned worse than before. As you turn engine off the last sound as the engine stops sounds like a flywheel coming to a stop which I'm fairly sure is where the noise is coming from. Is this the clutch plate or DMF? I took it to a dealer when it was not as bad a few months ago when it was more sporadic and he couldn't get it to make a noise - sods law!! Any thoughts appreciated. Anyone???
  11. Ford Focus 2008 Steering Noise

    Hi, I have a 2008 Ford Focus 2.0 litre Titanium with an auto box with 53,000 on the clock. Recently a metallic rubbing noise started when turning hard left that sounded like someone blowing over the top of a coke bottle coming from the front drivers side. I took it into Ford and the tech heard it and said he'd never heard a noise like it. They had recently fitted new tyres, discs and pads so he cleaned the pads on that side and set the steering to comfort mode as he said the steering pump can make all sorts of weird noises. It didn't help, 10 miles down the road it started doing it again. This was a couple of weeks ago but last night driving home along the motorway the noise was constant though quieter, but still audible and I tip-toed home. I took it to the garage this morning and dropped it off and it was doing it again. The same rubbing noise that sounds like blowing over the top of a coke bottle - not a grind or a squeak. There is no vibration in the steering wheel and pedals and the car seems to drive fine. The noise only happens at 20mph+. As the Ford tech hasn't heard it before has anyone else any ideas? He said wheel bearings don't make that noise - but what else could it be? Thanks in advance
  12. Hey guys, I've got a 53 TDDi and after it sitting around for a week, all of a sudden I've started getting a clunking noise while turning the steering wheel stood still. Driving it seems to be OK the majority of the time, every now and then it happens. Found a video on youtube which looks to be the issue I'm having. They say it was the front springs, is there any way I can double check the springs before buying new ones? Replaced my steering rack a little while ago (roughly 2/3 thousand miles ago) so thinking it may possibly be that. Heres the link: Any help would be much appreciated.
  13. Hi New to this forum, so apologies if I make any errors. I have a 2002 Galaxy petrol automatic 2.8 litre, 42,000 miles, which has developed a juddering noise when turning to the left at 20mph and above. Prior to this happening, I had a new passenger side shaft and coupling fitted during PDI, and since have had a wheel bearing fitted on the passenger ( left) side to try to get rid of a rumbling noise, which worked. Within 50 miles of it leaving the garage, it developed a juddering when the wheel was turned to the left. We were on our way to France ( which is where we now are) and we had no problems driving down, except that I took things very slowly when turning left. We have placed the car in our local garage, who were convinced that the noise was from the replacement shaft on the passenger side ( it turns out that our good old UK dealer who we bought from fitted a recon shaft which was worn) This has been replaced, but the juddering is still there. I think that the mechanic is a bit lost what to do next ( plus translation into French is not easy). If anyone has had a similar problem, I would really appreciate some guidance and advice, as I am reluctant to drive back to the UK until it is sorted.
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  15. Hello , I have joined this club to ask for some help to find out what's wrong with my car . I bought a 55 plate 2.0l tdci 130 Mondeo about 7 months ago . It's a brilliant car but has caused me endless expense since owning it . I've now got to the point where no mechanic I talk to can figure out what's wrong with it . Within 3 weeks of having it the dmfw went , so I booked it in to be replaced , while it was there the changed the fly wheel , clutch , and some tensioner that was knackered too . When I collected the car I was pleasantly surprised that the engine was slightly quieter now. However it still does sound quite ropey . My main issue at the moment is when i start the car - cold or hot - it's takes 2 or 3 attempts to start , and when it eventually goes , it runs on 3 cylinders with the engine management light on , for about 10 seconds , then the light goes out , and the 4th cylinder comes into play !! Along with a nice plume of white smoke out the back . Also while driving it makes a horrible "pinking "sound occasionally . I've had the injectors reprogrammed to the ecu , and I've had it code read - there are no fault codes at all. I'm literally at my wits end and would really appreciate some advice.. Thank you
  16. Thank you for checking out this thread, it would be much appreciated if you could spare the time to read over this post, and if possible any replies that people have left and maybe leave some input of your own. There will be a poll for this, asking people to tick which alloy wheels they have had buckled, corresponding with their car model. I am completely aware of the mass of threads about this topic, however most seem to be just complaining about them rather than actually grouping together on the matter in hand. There are steps we can take! However, let's discuss the topic first. Basically it seems there is a large number of us here (seems mainly to be the Zetec S and Titanium owners) who're having hassle with our alloy wheels buckling and getting flat spots, now sometimes these are repairable, sometimes they're not serious enough and then other times the only action is to replace the wheel itself, now even with the first 2 options, should we really be going through this? Did you buy your Fiesta to be messing around every few months about the alloy wheels? My story is this; I felt a vibration through the steering wheel of my Fiesta and within a couple of days went to Kwikfit to have what I thought was my wheels rebalanced as I and my dad (a mechanic for 40+ years) thought I'd lost a wheel weight. To my horror, when the wheels had been inspected, one wheel was terribly buckled, and the other had a less serious but unrepairable buckle as well. I was advised not to drive hard and to avoid motorways, effectively meaning really I need to get new wheels or take the car off the road as it's unsafe. My problem is, I don't just have £400 odd in my pocket to splash out, and also I only have 1 spare wheel. The thing is this wasn't all Kwikfit said, the mechanic said he see's Fiesta's in all of the time, and when I said about Corsa's he says they're fine, it's just the Fiesta's. To back this up, a lot of us on here have posted multiple threads. So, I take the car in to Evans Halshaw (who in all of this I can give no fault too) to have their verdict, 2 new wheels and tyres. So I then go back home and give Ford a ring, well let's just say I have never had such an experience with a company, who takes £15,000 off someone, just to treat them like they're something off the bottom of their boot? They said there is no problem with the wheels and that I must have hit pot holes. Well, in that case why do I have two front wheels gone? To which the person on the phone said 'Exactly, why is it only the front two and not the back?' To which I replied, 'Well after all, the front wheels do have the full weight of a diesel engine over them...' and then there was a momentary silence from them, followed by being told I would have to find the money to pay for the wheels myself if I wanted the problem sorting, and when I said about not having heaps of cash lying round, that I would either have to borrow the money from friends and family, or take the car off the road. I genuinely couldn't believe what I was being told, I was being told that because they're putting wheels on cars that are unfit for purpose that I would have to take a 9 month old vehicle off the road? So, here I am now. I'm posting so hopefully we can get together and do something about this, I'm thinking of contacting trading standards and hopefully Watchdog if we get enough support here. I aim to keep this thread alive so that anyone can chip in and hopefully get some help with the issue, so please post your experiences and thoughts on this, and let's try and get somewhere! I have also posted on Ford UK's Facebook, which I urge anyone to do over this; https://www.facebook.com/forduk Thank you for your time. Posts to read; antman99 - Post 2
  17. Power Steering

    I've got a 2003 Ford Fiesta and recently the power steering pipe broke so I had to buy a new one, which was nice and expensive! It has been fine since, however yesterday the power steering started feeling really strange. it seems to be fine when driving, however when I am reversing or even not moving, it is really heavy! Can anyone help me????
  18. Hi all, I have a problem that as baffled all mechanics that has came into contact with it. The fault When I am driving down the road everything will be fine, Then randomly without any warning the car will simply not allow me to accelerate and roll to a stop, when the car does eventually come to a stop (complete stop the car doesn't even idle) I get the normal warning lights like the oil pressure/battery but I also get a audible sound accompanied by the left red lamp being illuminated. the amber power steering lamp also comes on and the message reads steering assist failure. most of the time the car will restart fine but sometimes it can take up to 5 times to restart the engine. all warnings are cleared when the car restarts. The fault started off once every few months but now it is guaranteed to happen every few miles and the car is now unsafe to drive. Replacements I have had the fuel injectors changed because they were leaking and the fuel filter replaced. But the problem just seems to be getting worse and more frequent. is there some sort of safety feature that shuts off the fuel supply to the engine? Pic and Video The picture shows all of the fail lights after the car has come to a stop. the video show the car just after the car has physically stop me from accelerating the car does come to a stop quicker because I applied the brakes. it feels like fuel is no longer being fed to the engine but why? Any help would be massively appreciated cheers Alex car video.MOV
  19. A woman recently struck from behind by another vehicle claimed that the reason she was stopped in the middle of the very busy street was that she ran out of gas, the vehicle began shuttering, and the steering column locked up. While the first two make sense to me the last doesn't (in addition to passing two gas stations <500 meters back. Although the ford focus has a history of issues with the steering wheel locking, I've as of yet come across an instance of that being related to the fuel system. Has any one else?
  20. Hi, I would like to know what is required to remove the airbag from the steering wheel on the mk2 ka? I need to fit a new indicator stalk. Help would be much appreciated.
  21. Steering Problems

    hi all I am completely new here and could really do with some advise. my car had to go in to the garage with a belt slipping noise, the garage found out the pipe to my powered steering was split and the fluid had gone all over the belts, not to worry get the pipe changed and the belts (just to be safe). I go to pick up the car only to be told they had to remove some bolts from the steering box to reattach the pipe and in doing so has removed the thread from the box completely so nothing can be bolted back together. their answer was one part is aluminium and the other part steel so there couldn't be helped and now want to charge me for either a new steering box or an engineering firm to rethread it. my question is - is this correct or have the garage possibly stripped the threads and are just trying to get out of paying to fix it ? please help
  22. Brake Discs And More Issues

    I had an issue with a knocking/ creaking sound when i brake slowly after having a new suspension coil fitted. Rang the original garage and they said I'd have to wait a week to see them. I saw another garage and they said that there was oil on the brake disc from when they replaced the coils- can't remember what type of oil. Apparently it was only on the inside of the disc and the outside was spotless but had dried and stuck on. They recommended I change the disc and the brake pads. Is this necessary? Surely there's a way to clean them? In their bid to find the initial cause of the noise they also said the rear wheel bearing need replacing very soon, rear tyres ( I knew they were getting on a bit) and the steering rack would need fixing as the steering was heavy. I've also been hearing a squeaking from the rear of my car and it's also burning fuel- I might change the Any thoughts? I'm starting to feel like I'd be throwing money at a lost cause with the 1.25 on 122000 miles.
  23. Hello guys I really need some help Ive got a mk4 fiesta and a mk5 Zetec-s. I brought the Zetec-s to put the bumpers,interior,suspension, wheels etc.. On my mk4 as I brought the Zertec-s off a scrap man as the engine was knackered but I didn't need the engine as keeping my mk4. All of the swapping parts are nearly done but I really would like to put power steering on my mk4 and as the Zertec-s has it I was wondering if it is possible to take it off the and put it on my mk4? I would also like to know how to remove it from the Zertec-s and possible fit it on my mk4. If anyone could help me I'd really appreciate it. Many thanks Rory.
  24. Geared Wheel Info Display

    Could somebody explain this to me: On the info display there are 5 icons, cd, radio, aux and phone, the last one is a sort off geared wheel. It is is visible when using the key in keylock and remains visible during driving. There is no expanation in the manual and my garage can't explain it either. Maybe it is nothing alarming but I would like to know what the meaning of it is. Regards, Roeland