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  1. Hi this is the first I have used a forum, I'm a typical girl not the best with cars but the back passenger side carpet is wet no other carpet is wet. I have a ford ka 60 plate it's a 3 door. Any suggestions of what I can be done or is this an expensive repair? I have read that garages don't like this type of repair as there is a lot of work :(  appreciate ted any help thanks 
  2. Identify A Part, Please

    Hi, Please have a look at the photo of my drivers footwell with the carpet up and note the lovely mould! This is from a water ingress that has been happening for some time now. I think I may have identified the culprit - please can someone tell me what the black pipe as indicated by the big arrow is - I believe it may be leaking and this could be the issue. Thanks, John
  3. Water Ingress Issue

    Apologies in advance for the long post however I thought it best to try and include as much detail as possible!! I am hoping someone is able to help / offer me some advice. For the past 6 months or so I have had a issue which results in the carpet in the front passenger footwell of my C-max becoming wet or very wet (sodden) with water. I took it to the garage back in August and they checked the pollen filter as this is a common cause of water leaking into the cabin. They also noticed that the scuttle panel on top of the windscreen was a bit loose. It appeared to have previously been taken off. They found quite a number of leaves in between it and the windscreen. Whatever they did appeared to have resolved the issue as no more issue over the following couple of months were noted. I was very happy! This period however did co-incide with a quite lengthly dry spell in the region that I live. Later in October when the rains returned the problem became apparrent again, in fact it seemed to have got worse! When the problem is at its worse water also appears in the storage cubby hole behind the passenger front seat. Note that the car is parked nose facing forward on really quite a steep drive and I think that when enough water accumulates it flows over the ridge in the floorpan under the front passenger car seat. Disappointed I returned the car to the garage and they checked the pollen filter and the scuttle panel again. They conducted some additional tests using a hosepipe trying to identify where the water was coming from but to no avail. They suggested that replacing the front door seal on the passenger side might resolve the issue but they didn't seem particularly confident about this so I was particularly happy to spend more money on just their hunch. I thought I would try and locate the cause of the water ingress myself. I have pretty much ruled as the aircon drain being blocked as it is rarely on. A couple of other things to note which may or may not be significant. It is often the case after a period of moderate / heavy rain that when I open the front passenger door a lot of water drains out of the middle drain hole at the bottom of the door - i didn't understand why this was happening, however upon closer examination there did appear to be minor blockages in the other drain holes. I cleared these with a coat hanger and this seems to have resolved that issue. In fact I thought it may have resolved the issue completely as when it rained heavily last Sat the carpet did not become wet. However the day following the carpet was wet actually very wet :-( I have remove two soaking wet towels from the footwel of the car in the past few days. The wetness does not smell, so I am guessing that the problem is not related to the pipe that carries screen wash to rear window. Interestingly (well not very) if you split the footwell carpet into 4 equal portions then by far the wetest portion in the bottom left hand corner. One other thing when I returned home the other day I noted that there was quite a large patch of water on the driveway. It was probably about 3 feet long and 6" to 12" wide. I am familar with the small puddle of water that can be seen from the aircon drain however this was much larger and not something I can recall seeing before? I was thinking that I may need to remove the carpet to try and find the leak - not sure how easy this would be?? Does anyone out there think I should have the door seal replaced? I Would love to hear from anyone who has a experienced a very similar issue to mine as this is beginning to drive me mad, particularly with regards to the constant musty smell. Thanks and kind regards Simon
  4. Hi All, I have a 2011 Ford Focus Titanium X 2.0 TDCI (163ps) I am looking at getting my cambelt changed and water pump soon and just wanted people opinion on when to get it done or if you have same car when did you get it done? Ford Eits says 125,000 or 10 years. I am currently at 98,000 and taking it in for its 100,000 service soon. I do a lot of motorway milage around 25,000 a year and it has always been serviced at Ford dealers. Thanks for your help :)  
  5. Hi, can someone tell me the normal temperatures of the 1.8 TDCI in a Mk2.5 Focus? But i mean the real temperature.. So not the gauge in the dash. I want the real temperature which you can read with a obd device.. Mine is (outside temp. ~0-5°C) at normal driving (60mph) between 65-75°C. Was wondering if this is normal (Dash-gauge shows as usual steady 88°C.. thought a broken thermostat would affect the gauge). Greetings
  6. Hi all, My fiesta is causing me many troubles so please bear with me whilst I pour out the details... 1. Instrument Cluster replacement due to immobiliser fault. 1 week later: immobiliser came on whilst driving so it was returned to Ford but the fault did nit reoccur. 2. First motorway drive - Speedo reading incorrectly; stuck at 50, stuck at 70, dropped to 30 when stationary then moved to 70 and stayed there. When driving the needle climbs at a reasonable speed. 3. Post motorway drive - Loud whirring/screeching sound from engine - sounded like a belt movement. No change when revving - okay once cooled and driven again for a shirt distance. 4. Didn't drive car for 2 weeks (involved in accident) - drive 10 miles to Ford and cab hear screeching noise again. Revved (gas pedal to floor) and upon calming there was a 'clunky' noise and then the normal engine/screeching belt sound remained. Any ideas? Am I unlucky or is it linked? (Asking for advice as I go away on holiday tomorrow and will not liaise with Ford for a week! Plus want insight as I think the instrument cluster is faulty even if not the cause of both problems?)
  7. Hi, Looking for some advice on which replacement water pump I need. The car is a 2003 StreetKa, registered in March of that year. The engine is a 1.6 Duratec (Zetec Rocam). It needs a new water pump. Two part numbers are listed and I'm unsure which I need. First part no 1229571 lists a water pump and gasket, and second part no 1798955 lists a water pump kit with no gasket ... sold separately. Has anyone fitted one? Do I need the additional part shown in the pump kit? Or can I buy the pump and gasket? Cheers, Ed
  8. Hi, I have a Mk1 saloon which appears to be leaking water into the boot. Small amount of water is dripping on the carpet. When I put my hand under the lip on the passenger side (around the area where the pulls are to drop the rear seat) it comes back wet. My mechanic has had a look and can't figure out if the rear screen is letting water in (so it's running down inside the car and coming around the join) of if the seem that sits just above is letting water in. It worse when it's been washed, and oddly when opening the boot the entire back half of the lid is covered in water droplets (my first thought was that the seal around the boot had gone). My mechanic, when testing tried blowing air up from inside the car to see if any bubbles appears around the rear screen with no luck. My mechanic thinks the rear screen might break if we take out and re-seal, but there is no guarantee this the cause. By the way, it's not coming from the light cluster - totally dry around both of these so 100% not leaking rear lights! Anybody else had this problem or any ideas on where else it might be coming from? The car is good condition and has only mid 50k miles from new so don't mind spending some money on it, just want to make sure it's not wasted! Thanks
  9. I am buying the parts myself which are working out at €250. That's for timing belt and water pump kit & a wet belt kit. Mechanic I know said he'd fit for €200. Is this a good price? My car is 120,000m and I'm not sure if both belts have been replaced yet as don't have the service history.
  10. Water In Boot

    Hi guys I've got water in the boot of my focus but can't seem to find the leak any suggestions please
  11. Leak

    hi,we have a ford focus 2008 1.6 tdci hatchback and there is water coming in boot and filling up the tyre bay any idea to solve please many thanks john f
  12. Focus More 1 Leak

    I have a mk1 focus 1.6 zetec I have noticed a puddle on the drivers footwell I traced the leak back and it seems to be coming from either the top corner of the windscreen or underneath the roof rail but I was wondering if any one else had this problem and if it's possible to remove the roof rails with out damage. Thanks
  13. I purchased a 2002 Focus yesterday and it has a noise coming from the belt to the left of the engine (as far as I know main drive belt). I have found the source to be a very slightly wobbly pulley. When the car is idle you can hear it making a noise. There is a very slight bit of movement if I try it with my hand. I think from the diagrams I have seen it might be the water pump pulley. It looks like a plastic pulley (though just covered I'm guessing) with bolts attaching it to the engine. It might be a case of just tightening the bolts but I doubt it. Please does anyone have any ideas on what I should do next? I have attached an image with the pulley circled in yellow (please ignore the red writing). Thanks
  14. Mk6 Problems, Help!

    Hi all 2 problems 1) Rear wiper engages, but no water comes out when squirter is pressed. Assuming pump problem? Will this be a expensive fix, or shall I attempt a DIY with correct part? 2) Have developed a mysterious creak, on the left side of car, sounds like its almost in the glovebox or left side dash area, just a creak that lasts split second like plastic clicking into place. Pretty sporadic but just bugging me what it might be. (Cleared out glovebox and nothing in there making noises) Any suggestions on above?
  15. I'm planning to replace the timing belt and water pump on my 2007 MK6.5 Fiesta with a 1.4 TDCi engine. I found the Gates KP15587XS kit which seems right for this type of vehicle and is available with a new water pump as well. I also checked the price of a timing belt + water pump kit at my local Ford dealership and they gave me a diagram that showed (among other things) that the water pump has a sealing gasket. The diagram looks quite similar like this: Now, the Gates kit does not mention whether or not a timing belt gasket is included. I e-mailed them to ask this question, but I haven't gotten a response yet. So... Perhaps anyone here has already replaced the water pump on their 1.4 TDCi? If so, could you tell me whether it actually uses a water pump gasket?Perhaps anyone here has already bought the Gates KP15587XS kit? If so, could you tell me whether a water pump gasket is included? Also, does the kit include a new crank pulley bolt, or are you supposed to re-use the old bolt?Thanks a lot!
  16. I'm getting some quotes for replacing my timing belt on my 2006 1.6 petrol ford focus. One garage has said the water pump does not need to be replaced as it is run off the fan belt, I'm not mechanically minded and I've always heard you get the water pump replaced whenever the timing belt is done so obviously this sounds odd to me. can anybody help enlighten me on this?
  17. Hi All, I have a 2007 ford fiesta 1.4 duratec with +- 115k km on the engine. Yesterday I found a lot of oil in my coolant container, but no white spots on my dip stick or oil cap. the car has not over heated. Could anyone assist me in attempting to identify the problem? I would greatly appreciate it. Regards Mawande
  18. Hello Everyone, I am suffering from the all too common boot leak problem but the source of the leak is coming from the bumper drains (I believe). I have come across this mentioned as a possible leaking area but no mention on how to repair it. When I pour water down the rear bumper drains only, water starts leaking in in the far corner of the boot (see pictures). The red arrow is the source of the leak and the blue line is the path the leak takes. The easy fix would be to seal this up on the inside with silicon but the leak is in the very far corner and inaccessible with a silicon gun or even scraping it into the corner. It looks like it will be a rear bumper removal job. So, has anyone come across this problem before and have any ideas on what I should be looking at when I remove the bumper? Cheers The car is a Focus Mk2 55 plate.
  19. Hi - My ford Focus Cmax is leaking water, several drops, constantly from underneath. The leak is somewhere near the front, about where the handbrake is, perhaps nearer driver side? I cant tell because the car has a protective plate beneath. What could this be? Its definitely water - I tasted it. Could it be a cracked pipe? If so - what should I do - will it cost a lot to fix? Car is showing no problems. Please help - taking the car on holiday in a few days! Thanks
  20. Hi, I have a water issue on my 2006 S-Max. A lot of water is dripping down in the footwell when I use the aircon. It is dripping from 2 places, and I wonder how to get it to stop. If you see the pics, there are some red and green arrows. It is dripping at the red arrows. The drain pipe is clear from inside the car and out. I hope someone has the time to help me. Thanks a lot.
  21. Hello, Hoping some experts will be able to answer my question, I am not a mechanical expert so apologise now ;-) Car is a ford focus zetec 1.6 2008 Noticed a water leak in the centre of the car this morning so had a look underneath. It is situated just under the exhaust heat proof guard where the catalytic converter is situated at back of engine bay. It looks like it is the bottom front of drivers footwell starts...... I noticed water pouring out of this white plug in photo attached just under heat proof guard 10cm up.....what is this white plug for? I assume not normal? I have attached a few photos, one showing position on car where I am looking to help navigate you and the second of the plug Appreciate all the help and advice
  22. Fiesta Mk7 Water Ingress/leak

    Hey Guys :) Got a Fiesta MK7 (59 Plate) which seems to have a water leak in the boot passanger side. After looking on here a few people seem to be have a similar problem. Does anyone have a idea of where the water is coming in from the outside? I've also phoned Ford and got a case number and the car is in the gargae the now for investigation (£86 per day i think it costs) has anyone got a good will from Ford for water ingress before/whats the chanches of it? Its in the Ford Marchars gargae in Partick, Glasgow who apparently have a "Water ingress specialist unit" so hopefuly that helps. Its really annoying as i didnt notice it for a week roughly so the boot black matt is soaked along with the read passanager seat and rear passanger floor so it now has a slight dampness smell whats the best method to get rid of this smell? Thanks!
  23. Hi all, I hope the forum can help me here. I have had water ingress in the luggage area of the boot boot of my Focus estate for the last 3 months. Over that time, it has been into the dealer 3 times and the leak has still not been fixed. The have done the following: -Put sealant round the tailgate hinges (a common source of ingress apparently) -Had the roof lining away and still not been able to pinpoint the leak source Alas, this has still not fixed it and water is still coming in though the rear plastic 'vents' on the inside of the rear pillars. Taking the tailgate seals away and looking inside the (soaked) lining indicates water is still coming in from somewhere, and the lining is soaked up to 2-3 inches from the top corner of the tailgate. This might indicate that the leak is coming from that area. This problem is occurring in both the right and the left hand side of the car, bust mostly on the left. My car also has t-track roof rack fixings. I really hope someone can help me here! The car is perfect besides this. All the best and a belated Merry Christmas to you all!
  24. Fiesta Mk5 Boot Leaking

    Ive jus bought a fiesta mk5 and after this horrible rain ive opened the boot and water poured out of the bottom of the boot, would you suggest re sealing the window or the boot liner
  25. I have purchased a Ford C max (2010) and from day one the drivers side foot well is constantly soaking wet. Ford have tried lots of things including resealing the windscreen, door seals, grommets, and still have not found the fault! We have been looked after very well by the company we brought the car from and have been loaned another C max whilst ours is investigated; however this C max also has a leak in the drivers side foot well !! and incidentally was supposed to have been fixed (apparently the bulk head was the culprit and Ford thought they had sorted it...however it is still getting wet! Any suggestions?? as though we have a warranty we are really fed up !!