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  1. I want to check the washer is connected correctly and look at the seal, then disconnect and dry the high level brake level light out as water inside. I noted there are two grommets (mine were missing) but got 2 from a Fiesta. Removing the grommets do I just push through the hole with a screw driver to release each side, and does it clip and push back in easily. Don't want to begin without being sure...you know what happens, it won't go back in and you drive around at xmas with it blowing in the wind!
  2. Brake Fluid Reservoir Sensor

    Hi All, Had started getting an infrequent brake fluid warning light when going up hill or accelerating hard - which was getting more frequent. Had checked fluid level and it was in between min and max so though I'd have to shell out for a new reservoir, as the sensor was integrated into it (rather than just in the cap as per MK1 Focus) As a quick fix try though I'd top up the fluid to the max (which has actually sorted the problem) as whilst it had been checked for water-content and properties over the past 3 years hadn't actually been replaced. However, actually adding fluid on the MK2 focus seemed a pain as the reservoir was under the front windscreen cover. So I cut a small bottle in half and used this to funnel the fluid into the reservoir. Hope this is useful for anyone else who may have the same need. James.
  3. Leaking Fluid Into Driver Footwell

    Hi all! Have a weird issue with my focus.... there seems to be a leak coming down the clutch pedal and into the foot well. Not a massive one but it's there! Looks like from the cylinder. I recently had a massive power steering fluid leak and that's just been fixed. When the leak started, weeks and weeks ago, I marked all the 'bottles' in the bonnet where the liquid was. None of them have moved except for the power steering fluid, as mentioned. I known issue I have is the seals gone on the bottom of the windscreen so rain could get in. Any ideas?
  4. Hi Guys, I have the clear rear lense type with LED rear lights (Part of the assembly) I'm looking for the bulb code for rear brake lights on this unit. The actual bulb has to be red as the case is clear. Tried Halfords but they directed me to the wrong one (Returned easy though). Any ideas?
  5. Ford Focus Zetec S

    Hi everyone i have recently brought a focus zetec s 2009 plate, have had it a week and theres a couple of problems, not major just annoying knocks and twangs. first of all when i release the clutch it makes a knocking noise. secondly when i brake there is sometimes a loud crunch, also my exhaust bangs against something. apart from these few issues it is a great car to drive and looks good too! im sorry i really know jackshit about cars so ANY help you can give me will be much appreciated.. thankyou! :) :D
  6. Brake Light Bulb Replacement

    Hi all, my offside brake light bulb had gone, tried replacing this yesterday however I just could not remove the wingnuts... is there any knack to doing this or do i need to hit the gym a bit more... Might just take it Halfords but if anyone can recommend anything would be much appreciated. Cheers!
  7. Hi My high level brake light lens and lamp holder has fallen out, and dangles by the wire. I've taken off the internal trim, but can't see how the lens and holder are supposed to stay / be fixed into the recess. Are there clips, missing, which hold the fitting in place? Thanks Bruce
  8. Hello. First time poster here. This august I'll be heading to the Nürburgring to drive for the first time. I'll be driving in my Red Edition. I'm going with a friend who has done a lot of laps down there, and he suggested to me, to swap the original pads for some that would be more track oriented. The car will be on Conti Sport Contact 5's. I was wondering if any of you know of some better pads. I might upgrade the brakes overall later, but I probably wont be able to track that often, and if some upgraded pads are sufficient (to my needs) it would be more cost-efficient. I am already changing the braking fluids, so at least that won't be the deciding factor. Cheers from a track virgin who is lost on brake pads
  9. Got a DPF problem with my 2009 1.6 econetic focus. Been on the phone to ford, to ask if i have eolys on this car, and they said yes. Had a look under the car, but can't see the eolys tank, although i haven't jacked it up to see properly yet, just had a quick look. I understand that the eolys liquid is dosed into the fuel system every time the fuel flap is closed with a magnet inside the fuel flap. but mine does not have a magnet. I have enclosed 2 pics of my fuel flap, in hope that someone can tell me whats going on. any help is appreciated, as i need to see if i need eolys before i replace the DPF. so how is my eolys being dosed? oops, sorry put the photos on upside down
  10. 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.
  11. I have never contributed to one of these forums before but have been trawling them for a solution to this problem and on every site people have said I need to reset my ECU or remove the battery. I have done both and neither worked. So I went back to basics and started checking the 'very' simple things. I noted that when I applied the brake pedal, both front and rear position lights came on... which lead me to believe that there was a short in the brake light system drawing down the intelligent lighting solution voltage etc etc. So I checked the bulbs and low and behold... I had fitted an incorrect brake light bulb on that side of the car and when I moved it to the other side it transferred the fault. When I removed the faulty light bulb (brake light on the NS) and reset the ignition, the fault cleared and I am back in business. Now just to replace the brake bulb with the correct type (double filament). Thought I would share this as the investigation has taken a bit of time and would have cost me quite a bit for a really simple solution. So in short, both position lights out, check the brake bulb on the same side first to ensure it is the correct type and not causing a short. Hope this helps!
  12. Hi all Does anyone know if it is possible to bleed the brakes on a MK7 fiesta with the wheels on? My question is aimed at the dealer procedure as I know you can't do it without a ramp which most of us don't have at home!! It does look like you can providing you have fairly small fingers and a very flexible hose to fit on the nipple. My reason for asking is that I recently had the brake fluid changed at my local Ford dealer and yesterday I had to remove the front wheels which were stuck on the hub with corrosion so badly that it took fairly hefty measures to remove it. IMO if the wheels had been off in the last 2 months the wheels would not be stuck on like that!! Many thanks
  13. i've been looking online with my fuse box out in the car, i've pulled all the 15 amps out in the end in the passenger fuse box which all look fine, i have even had a look at the bulbs them self and they also look fine. I can't seem to find any info for the break light fuses. 4 hours its been now.... still no joy the picture below is the type of car i have as year before was another shape
  14. 52 plate Focus Ghia 1.8 tdi 5 door hatch. Going to be replacing fron brake pads when better weather comes in, not desperately needing them just now as it just passed mot. I want to replace the two front discs while I'm at it. Anyone had any issues ordering parts from Eurocarparts? I have a store a couple of miles away so I can buy over the counter ...I hope. I see they have different brands ranging from £9.54 to £25.00, Pagid, Eicher or Bosch. I'm familiar with the Bosch brand name but never heard of the other two., which would be best? I see the same brand names for pads with the addition of Textar, again varying prices between £11.00 & £40.00, the dearest being Bosch, is this paying for the brand name or are they better quality. I don't mind what the rest of my car looks like but I'm very fussy about the braking performance of it. I'm a old codger so I don't race about like a boy racer :-) As usual with mot's on older cars advisories about brake pipes, I'm considering swapping steel piping for copper piping, I've heard Kunifer copper/nickel will take longer to corrode than normal, is this true? My son will be doing this work for me, he has the tools for shaping/flaring brake pipes etc. Thank
  15. Hi, First of all I'm a 27 yr old medic not a mechanic, so if members could reply as if I were a lay person I would be very grateful. I'm not opposed to detailed replies and I'm happy to do a bit more reading if someone could point me in the right direction. I have a 2011 reg Fiesta Zetec that was perfectly fine until a van driver reversed into the back of it whilst I was stationary in a car park. Although repairs took place via insurance and all was well for 2-3 months, I'm now finding that my near side brake light doesn't work at all and my reversing light flickers and is dim. Initially I went to Kwik fit for a bulb change. After a bulb change was unsuccessful I was told by the mechanic that there seemed to be a wiring fault. Kwik fit don't specialise in wiring so I was referred to SMC. After visiting Ford SMC Gravesend I was basically told the work totalled £1000+ but even after I persisted the mechanic didn't explain what was actually wrong, for some reason he also disabled my rear parking sensors profusely insisting that he needed to do it. I then visited a local garage for a second opinion and the mechanic kindly explained that I required a new rear light wiring loom and connector which he said he could get for around £400, but told me to also go on ebay and call up any Ford spares dealers I could google. He priced his labour at £90. He said the repairs post accident may not have been completed to a high enough standard using worn parts but this is when he also started to seem a little vague. I have a few questions if anyone can answer them: 1) What could possibly cause damage to said wiring so that it would need to be entirely replaced? (considering my Fiesta seems pretty new.) 2) Does the advice of the mechanic seem sound? (something about such an extensive repair seems off to me.) 3) Does anyone know where I could find a rear light wiring loom and connector for such a new vehicle? (everything on ebay seems to be salvaged from older models and I haven't had a chance to call spares dealers just yet - I was hoping to be a little more informed before I do) 4) Why would the Ford SMC mechanic disable my rear parking sensors? 5) Would such repairs really total £1000+ (inc labour) 6) Considering I have moved insurance company since the claim closed and repairs were completed, is there any way that I can question the work done in the repairs and have my insurance cover any such corrective repair? (the garage used via insurance could have made mistakes) 7) Is the medic in me overthinking this? Im only 27 and not experienced in auto-repair so I'm in no position to judge but again, something doesn't seem right. Why would the entirety of the light wiring need to be replaced? (Please correct me if I'm wrong here) I hope some more technically inclined members would be so kind as to help me out here. Luckily I don't need to drive for my current hospital location so the car is just sitting on my driveway for the next 8 weeks. Any advice is appreciated and I'm happy to provide more info if needed. Kind regards, B
  16. Ok guys im having a bit of a problem with my 2008 Focus Mk2 1.6 TDCi. I didnt experience the initial occurrence of this problem but will try to explain as best as i can. My wife went to go out in the car and after she started the car the brake pedal made a "clunk" sound, Now when i press the pedal it seems to have alot of travel, it makes a sound that i can only describe as air a bit like when you use a foot pump (strange description i know), and when you press it a down to a certain point it makes a click sound. I realise this is a bit vague but i dont know how to describe this any better. Can anyone shed any light on a possible cause for this or anything i can try would be greatly appreciated?
  17. Ok guys im having a bit of a problem with my 2008 Focus Mk2 1.6 TDCi. I didnt experience the initial occurrence of this problem but will try to explain as best as i can. My wife went to go out in the car and after she started the car the brake pedal made a "clunk" sound, Now when i press the pedal it seems to have alot of travel, it makes a sound that i can only describe as air a bit like when you use a foot pump (strange description i know), and when you press it a down to a certain point it makes a click sound. I realise this is a bit vague but i dont know how to describe this any better. Can anyone shed any light on a possible cause for this or anything i can try would be greatly appreciated?
  18. Hi all, Can anyone recommend a decent set of brake pads for my 59 plate zetec s? Thanks in advance to anyone who responds. Matt
  19. Hi I'm new to the forum but basically what's happened is someone hit my tailgate on my 57plate Ford Focus Zetec 1.8tdci about a week ago an rather than have it repaired I bought a new one and has it sprayed. Now the boot is fitted everything works other than the brake lights and reverse lights. The washer works, number plate lights work and the wiper works just not the brake lights which I find weird evaluate the lights aren't even part of the tailgate. Any help would be brilliant as I have no car atm due to it
  20. Mk6 Fiesta Pas Fluid?

    Hi all, Does anyone know what the right PAS fluid is for the Mk6 Fiesta? Can't seem to find it anywhere! If anyone can help please do! :) If not I'll just need to remember to have a look tomorrow in my manual but I've been a busy bee at work so haven't had chance and forgot pick it out tonight :(
  21. Brake Caliper / Drum Paint

    I've just bought myself a 2007 Focus Sport. The car is in excellent condition apart from the rear drums which have a lot of surface rust. They're the only thing ruining the look of the car. I want to paint them black so that they are less visible and to clean up the look of the wheel area. Preferably I want to use some brush on paint. What do you guys recommend? Thanks
  22. In the Owners handbook supplied with my 7 day old Titanium X automatic it has the following directive for the parking brake:- "Do not press the release button while pulling the lever up." This ensures that the irritating noise of the ratchet has to be endured which is usually associated with a novice driver. Has anyone any idea why this is in the handbook? Can it do any harm if the button is depressed? In 50 years of driving different vehicles I have never ratcheted the parking brake.
  23. Brake Light Problem On 2007 Fiesta

    Hi, I am having a problem with the brake lights on my 2007 Fiesta, The 2 side brake lights aren't working but the midle high level one is working! I have changed both side bulbs but the that hasnt helped, the old ones that came out were fine too, I changed the fuse too but again that hasn't helped and the one that came out was also fine, I then checked the switch behind the brake pedal and it's still working the high level brake light but not the side ones Are the standard high level brake lights LED? If so would it have a different fuse? I know LED lights use a lower voltage than normal ones... The car is due MOT in a few weeks so any input would be appreciated :) Cheers
  24. Brake Light Problem On 2007 Fiesta

    Hi, I am having a problem with the brake lights on my 2007 Fiesta, The 2 side brake lights aren't working but the midle high level one is working! I have changed both side bulbs but the that hasnt helped, the old ones that came out were fine too, I changed the fuse too but again that hasn't helped and the one that came out was also fine, I then checked the switch behind the brake pedal and it's still working the high level brake light but not the side ones Are the standard high level brake lights LED? If so would it have a different fuse? I know LED lights use a lower voltage than normal ones... The car is due MOT in a few weeks so any input would be appreciated :) Cheers