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  1. Hi everyone, 2001 1.8 TDCi, 170,000 km.  5 speed manual.  Car has been great but recently I have noticed a mechanical rattle coming from the clutch/transmission area when I depress the clutch pedal.  It dissappears when I release the pedal.  Have not noticed any clutch slip.  It sounds like something is lose and rattling around or possibly a bearing has gone bad.   I will check the transmission oil tomorrow....it may be a little low.   Any ideas?    Thanks!!
  2. Hi, Some funny symptoms on my 56 plate Mk2 Focus. It's always done this to some extent but seems to have got a lot worse in the past 2 years since the cambelt and the clutch were replaced. * Clicking/rattling sound when under engine load (going up hill or accelerating hard or with a heavy car) * Sound like it's either coming from the engine bay or from near the front of the car around the clutch area * Seems to happen mostly in 3rd and 4th and 5th gears when hitting above 2,000 rpm until about 4,000 when putting on a fair amount of gas. * Occasionally under these conditions get a much louder rhythmical clicking (which the video below shows), but normally is irregular and sounds mechanical/metal/clicking (can't seem to get this to show up on a video, but can hear inside the cabin). It is def not any under-car heat shield rattles (these are all checked and speedbolted) I think it could be the engine pinking, but have one eye on the either the clutch or some other aspect of the engine- is it even possible for the clutch to be clicking without slipping? What do people think - anything similar experienced?
  3. Hi guys, Just wondering if anyone who either owns or has owned a MK1 or MK1.5 Focus could help us out and list any common faults or things to look for when purchasing one of these cars? Basically what I am trying to do is eventually put together a comprehensive buyers guide so that if people come to out site looking for info on common faults on the MK1 then they will be able to find everything they need on our site. Please could you add any common faults you know of on this car and pictures if you have them We will let it build up for a while and then get it turned into a decent buyers guide. Thanks for your help :) James
  4. Hi everyone, I'm not sure if anyone can help me but I would be most grateful for any advice. I went out to my car this morning, it was iced up. I poured Luke warm water over the front and rear windscreen and then set my wipers going, I also sprayed some screenwash. Well the first couple of sprays and swipes from both wipers worked fine and then suddenly everything stopped. My first thought was that the fuse had gone. However. A very kind man (a customer at work) overheard me on the phone to a garage to check whether they stocked fuses and said he had been a mechanic for 20 years and would have a look for me. When he returned he said the fuses were fine. He didn't think it was the motor though, as the front, rear and screenwash had all stopped working. He mentioned a possible loose connection? Then when I spoke to a friend, he said that he still thought it could be the fuse - he had had fuses before which looked ok but had, in fact, blown. I hate to admit it but I'm completely broke at the moment so I was hoping it would be an easy fix. I also can't get my car to a garage until Monday and I'm working tomorrow so I could really do with it for then. With the snow though, I just can't risk driving without working wipers. Does anyone have experience of this problem? Or know of a possible cause and/or fix? It's a 2004 ford KA sport. (1.6 litre) I would be so grateful! Many thanks in advance
  5. Hi all, In a similar style to the MK1 Focus thread I started yesterday I am also looking for common problems on MK2 Focus models. I will also be looking to eventually put together a buyers guide for these models so any feedback you could give would be much appreciated! :) James
  6. Heater Problems

    hello everybody i have 02 ford fiesta 1.25 ghia model, the heater is only blowing out cold air, no matter what setting you have it on, i also have another problem with there is water getting into as well, any information or any help would be much appreciate, thanks very much.
  7. Help

    Tight so basically, recently when I change gear slowly and have a little bit of gas on, there's a really loud squeaking/screeching sound from what sounds like my clutch. Does anyone know what this is or if it's a bad thing? Thanks
  8. Help

    Tight so basically, recently when I change gear slowly and have a little bit of gas on, there's a really loud squeaking/screeching sound from what sounds like my clutch. Does anyone know what this is or if it's a bad thing? Thanks
  9. Hey guys, Bought my '12 zetec tdci earlier this year and things have been running smoothly until the last couple of weeks when I've noticed what I can only describe as a groan when releasing the clutch at the bite. It's farily intermittent in so much as it doesn't occur every single time. The sound appears to be coming from under the hood and only ever occurs when in first or reverse. As soon as the gear is fully engaged it stops and there's no other sensation like a vibration or anything similar and no loss of power either. I didn't really want to make a new thread for this but I've asked around and did some looking online but I can't seem to find any good solutions. I'm hoping it'll be something as simple as applying some grease but I'm reluctant to do anything in case it may be something more. If anyone could weigh in at all with some suggestions I'd be really grateful. Cheers!
  10. Ford Focus Mk1

    Hi All, New to the group, I have a Ford Focus mk1 1.6 automatic, no issues up until now! Where to start ... When pressing the brake to slow down there's a noise coming from the front of the car (suspected brake pads/discs) With it being an auto if I keep my foot on the brake pedal my car starts making a hicup/chugging sound which can be felt on the steering wheel - to stop it I put it in park and handbrake Any ideas as it's driving me crazy!! (Nothing appeared on the diagnostic machine)
  11. Strange Tapping From My Feet Area

    ok let me start i bought a fiesta st mk6 with 27k miles really clean car just needed a few little things doing is what i thought. so when i was driving it home i noticed a strange knocking or tapping feeling come from around my feet area so i took the car to my local garage and found out that it needed a new suspension top mount had that done noise still there, so then i had all four tyres changed so now imn 400 pound in and still the noise is there. so then i was reading around i heard it might be the shock making the noise had them changed and its still there, so at this point i'm starting to get obsessed with this noise/ tapping that is driving me mad, then i felt the clutch slip and i thought it must be the clutch making the noise had the whole clutch changed plus slave and master cylinder and its still there so then i changed the lower gear box mount and its still there so i spent a massive amount of money chasing this tapping noise/ feeling it happens when i'm driving straight or corners cold or hot in gear and out of gear but one thing i did notice i might be wrong but it feels worse when it's only me in the car so it might be weight related but i'm not sure i've had two garages look over the whole car too check too see if anything is loose or needs changing and they said its fine but there is definitely something not right. can anyone help that might have had the same sort of thing happen to their fiesta as im running out of cash fast thanks guys for reading
  12. 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
  13. 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???
  14. Clutch? Gearbox? No Idea...

    Hi all, I've seen topics similar to this around the forum which has given me the idea of replacing the clutch. I have a fiesta Mk5 1999 Zetec 1.25 and not so long back I did a stupid thing of wheel-spinning the car on dirt/gravel to set off. Within the first gear change, it felt stiff, would not budge unless forced. I pulled over and noticed the car was behaving out of the ordinary. The sound of the engine had changed to a rumble, and with the clutch down (engine on) it was almost impossible to put the gear stick into any gear. If I put it into first, it would creep forward with a few jumps as if I hit the biting point. Whenever I did hit the biting point, it took an aweful lot of revs to get the car going. Eventually when I got some speed, enough to make a gear change, the changes were unbelievably stiff, it had to be forced. A few days on, it behaves as it should, even with the clutch down, other than the heavy vibrations/jerk when moving off in first gear. There are heavier (or more noticeable rather) vibrations than normal from neutral to getting going. There's also a noise from my engine which sounds like a rumble, similar to that of a spark plug being out (however I've checked them and there okay). As said, looking around at similar faults its been advised to have the clutch and bearing replaced. I am open to other suggestions too. If the clutch is on the go ahead, what's the difficulty on it? I'd rather do it myself and save money. Haynes manual recommends a mechanic gets to it and has the car on a ramp... Something I haven't got! Cheers for the input guys.
  15. Good Morning New user seeking help! I've got a 2011 1.6 Fiesta TDCI, which has got around 48k on the clock. I'm the sole owner of it. Recently (last fortnight) the engine has been getting slightly noisy (mild laboured sound) whenever the clutch is not pressed in, be it neutral or geared. I spoke to some mechanics who said it sounded like the clutch was on its way out. Two dayts ago whilst driving, for the first time I had difficulty in shifting between gears. Shortly after this whilst still driving, there was a loud almost grinding/rattling noise (coming from the front of the car) and the car stuck in gear completely. It was drifted to a stop where I managed to get it into neutral (some effort was required to do this), and was then relayed to a mechanic. The relay and mechanic were of the same opinion, the clutch had gone. This was then replaced. The car now will not start unless the clutch is engaged, but will then cut out as soon as the clutch is released with the same grinding/rattling sound. I'm hoping someone can tell me what they think it may be? It has been suggested that it may very well be the gearbox. Kinda irritating as I don't thrash the car about at all and obviously not the cheapest of fixes. That said before I commit to replacing it, I wondered if anyone has any experience of similar problems with this? Any advice, guidance or pointers are welcome. Thanks in advance....
  16. Hi all, coming off the motorway slip road yesterday and went to drop down out of 5th gear as I approached the top of the junction but suddenly couldn't put it into another gear and the pedal wouldn't press down either so essentially I was stuck in neutral. No warning, noise or banging just a simple change of gear and then pop my clutch pedal was stuck. I got the car recovered, the engine runs absolutely fine but the guy said it could be the "slave cylinder" as there was leaking when I pressed (with some strength) down on the clutch. I have around 65000 on the clock. Has anyone experienced this and if so in terms of repairs what sort of figure am I looking at? Thanks in advance all.
  17. Issues On Starting Up

    Well since my original post the ignition problems seem to be getting worse. it started with when putting the key in and turning the ignition it would occasionally start beeping, when it happens it will beep when engine is first turned on, when I put it into gear, when I first set off and then once more as I get the speed up. Since then the problem has now turned into when I put the key in and turn it to the second position normally the instruments would light up then I could turn it on, now it doesn't seem to be connecting as the instruments won't light up unless I hold the key in place. And now, for the last couple of weeks, the engine seems to just be cutting out, it's not me stalling the car, it just seems to be as if it is all things electrical just switches off and cuts out. The 3 times it has done it so far the first couple of times it was when I was stationary, tonight I was driving home and turned the corner and it cut out while I was still in motion. At an absolute loss and scared to drive the car and scared that it could cost a fortune to fix [afont=lucida sans unicode]Hi, Have a problem with my 57 plate Focus Ghia. Hoping someone can help or give any advice. This doesn't happen everytime I start the engine. It seems quite random. When I put the key in there is a beep that sound like some sort of alarm, then when I put the car in gear it will beep again, and then it will beep once more as I start to pull away. Tonight it did the same thing, but after I reversed out of a parking space the engine cut out, started it back up, beeped again and the cut out again, but the key actually flipped back to the off position, started up again, beeped at me again but no engine cut off this time. Performance isn't effected, and no other issues with the car itself. But I'm hoping someone might be able to shed some light on what this might be. Thanks Gillian
  18. Ford Galaxy Mark 2

    Hi I have a ford galaxy mark2 year 2007model Having problems where when I go to start the car it just makes a ticking noise then if I keep trying to start the engine it will start the battery is reading about 12.6 Idel with Engine running it's about 14,5 dose any one have any idea what this might be and all So have trouble locking and unlocking car with key fob have to keep pushing buttons Is there any know battery drain problems please help if u can many thanks
  19. Hello, I'm new to the Ford Owners Club and a total mechanical novice so please excuse me if my terminology isn't right... 3 Weeks ago I bought a '14 plate Ford Focus Titanium Nav (1.6 Auto) from a Ford Direct seller. Ever since I got the car I've noticed a juddering when accelerating. It appears particularly noticeable when beginning to accelerate from crawling speed as you might in a traffic jam. I returned the car to Ford where I was told that the problem had been diagnosed, and that a software updates of the clutch and PCM were done and that this solve the problem. I collected the car, and immediately noticed that the problem was still there and just as bad. I returned the car to Ford today, and was told that the whole clutch and housing were now being replaced. Having already got the car back once having been told that the problem had been sorted, I now have very little confidence in the garage. Does changing the clutch sound like this will solve the problem? I appreciate any advice anyone can give me so I have as much knowledge as possible for when I got to collect the car again, if the problem has not been solved this second time. Many thanks for your help. Ben
  20. 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
  21. Hi, after reading these forums I decided to go for a ford focus as my first car, covering the most common faults I was glad that mine didn't have any of them :) but now owning the car for 3 months... I have a problem which is driving me nuts, its hard to get into 1st gear. When it doesn't go in first I have to press the clutch down again and it goes in/or when i fully stop then it just goes in (without even the need to repress the clutch down). Note, that was a bit of clunking noise when releasing the clutch (past the biting point) when I just bought the car which doesn't happen anymore, so i'm thinking it was just because I was a new driver and was getting to the biting point. Recently Its either in my head or its just getting more annoying to shift through gears, their a bit stiff and not as smooth as they should be. Car: 2006 mk2 ford focus, petrol, 1.6 and close to 100k. Problem: Hard to get in 1st (without depressing clutch again, when downshifting obviously) Other notes: clutch isn't slipping, but I do have to press it fully down (right to the floor) to disengage the clutch There is crunch when switching to reverse Has anyone experienced this before? Thanks :)
  22. Can Anyone Help Me Please

    Hey Guys I drive a Ford Fiesta 1.2 Zetec LX When ever I am driving my car suddenly loses its revs, they completely drop to zero and I'm unable to use the accelerator. this is until I put my foot on the clutch, as soon as my foot touches that clutch the revs are instantly restored and jump back up to where they should be. there seams to be no rhyme or reason to this as it happens in any gear and in all weather conditions. any ideas you guys might have for me would be greatly appreciated! Thank you
  23. Focus 1.6 Si Shudder

    Good day, I hope that someone could advise me on the following problems I am experiencing with my 2008 Focus 1.6 SI. The vehicle is at 106 433.00KM. Rattling sound. Since I bought this car a year ago, I noticed that there was a rattling sound when driving in stop and go traffic. Basically the sound comes from the bottom of the center console of the dash. It sounds like it is plastic that’s rattling when the revs of the car are between 2000 and 4000 RPM. The noise gets progressively louder as I rev higher from 2000 RPM, then disappears over 4000 RPM. I have taken the following steps to try find the cause, but still have this annoying problem. Went to a car repair shop. They hoisted the car up and we checked that heat shield by the exhaust. (I thought that maybe a rattle by the underside of the car was traveling up into the drivers cabin). No problems were detected there. All is secure and the exhaust mountings are all fine. I took apart the dash, starting at the handbrake consol and worked my way all the way up towards the Gear leaver and Radio consol. I came across a black plastic casing that seems to house the cars heater coolant as there are silver pipes that go in and out of this unit. The one pipe was very hot. I did not open this plastic housing as 1. – it does not seem to be possible to disassemble the housing without maybe taking out the entire dashboard, steering etc. and 2. – because I’m not sure if water will come out of the housing if opened. Well, I revved the car a bit and could hear that the noise definitely seems to be coming from inside that box… Any ideas? Clutch Shudder. Recently I have noticed the car shudders sometimes when pulling away. It feels as though the front wheels jump up and down. This does not happen every time I pull away, I’d say it happens 6 out of 10 times. I did notice gradual clutch problems prior to this. The problems are listed below in order of appearance of problems. First gear sometimes felt hard to engage. When pulling up to a traffic light, I would put in the clutch, then just before coming to a complete stop I’d engage 1st with the clutch in all the time. Recently, I hear that the 1st gear engages with a thump, and I feel some kind of bump feeling through the car. If I come to a full stop before engaging 1st, then it seems fine. I know that with some cars one needs to come to a complete stop before trying to engage 1st gear, but both this Focus and my previous one never had an issue engaging the gear on roll up to a traffic light previously. The clutch Shudder option I mentioned above. Your feedback and assistance would be appreciated. I’m thinking of maybe checking if an engine or gearbox mounting is worn, but have no idea how I would check that. Thanks Jim.
  24. Flickiring Dashboard Lights

    Hi im new at this i drive a ford focus2001 whit lights flickiring on and of inside and out,i read i post regarding this problem other owners have and i read theres a problemwhit thecable from battery to alternator is any onecanhelp me whit video or pict how to do it myself ? thankyou.
  25. Hi, I would be really grateful for any advice on this issue. When driving my 1999 1.8L Ford Focus (V Reg.) the speedo sometimes drops and the rev counter also does. There is a noticeable lack of power and in a couple of seconds this is rectified and the dials are active again. I've read on a number of forums possible causes of this issue, but was just wondering if any of you knowe what the problem is and whether it's advisable to go on a long drive with it? Could the engine stop completely or is it just a non-critical electrical fault? Thanks, Ellis