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  1. Evening Everybody. I hate only joining a forum to ask a question but I am looking for some advice with my 2007 (57) Focus. Wife went out in the car yesterday morning and the front wipers are no longer working - I immediately assumed that it was either the fuse or the linkage (my old Punto back in the day constantly had wiper issues). So far I have checked the fuse (Fuse 129 iirc) and it appears to be fine, I have checked and I am getting just under 12v output from the wiring loom (11.9v) and checked for any visible signs of damage/water ingress on the loom but couldnt see anything. I have tried two replacement motors from a local breakers but neither worked - the exact same as before. When I attempt to run the wipers I can hear the fuse box making the "ticking noise" that I would expect. Other functions from this stalk appear to be working without issues (rear wipers and front water jets) and all other electricals are working from what I can tell. I have had a look through the forums and it appears that people have had this issue with various different sources of the problem and hoping somebody may be able to assist with troubleshooting further. We have been discussing upgrading to Mondeo in the next month or so and really want to avoid spening cash on the car. Thanks Mark
  2. Hi all, I 100% recommend if fitting an EGR Blanking plate; that you fit a stainless steel one, Alluminum plates break through over time with terrible results. Stainless steel blanking plates are top job a fit and forget item. Here is a reliable supplier of stainless steel laser cut egr blanking plates. This guide is now available to download in pdf format making it eaier to print or share, See link to download: Tools Required: 16mm Socket 5/16 Socket 8mm Socket 13/32 Socket (only if engine cover fitted) T30 Torx screw driver T20 Torx screw driver Time to fit : 02:15 from start to finish, perhaps quicker if you were not stopping to take pictures or search for the required tools since you guys now have a list lol The next step is extremly difficult if you don't know how, But its very simple once you know how; and you will know how to After you watch this short video from dodge, all wiper arms remove the same way and this dodge wiper removal video video explains it best. . Clips removal using flat screwdriver to slide from panel. Once unclipped; Lift the panel free from place and store in a safe place until returning to the car. Next step is to remove the panel beneath also remove the brake fluid resivour from this panel and ensure to place it in an upright position in the engine bay until returning to the panel. Store all screws in a cup and place it somewhere safe until returning to the car. When screws are removed from the panel; Lift upwards on the front and gently pull backwards to release from the clips that grip it at the rear: when removed: Store in a safe place until replacing on the car Now all of these panels are removed, you can gain comfortable access to the rear of the engine, Your next question may be "where is the EGR Valve located?" Here are 3 images taken from the front engine bay and leading you to the rear right side of the 1.6TDCi / 1.6HDi engine where the EGR valve joins to the block. This round headed barcoded electonic valve is THE EGR!! This cylinder in the image below is the egr valve cooler, Helps to cool the exhaust gases that are being sent to the valve for re-entry to the combustion chamber. Now to fit the EGR blanking plate; You first need to loosten the nut on the EGR Cooler tank Followed by loosening the two extreemly long EGR Valve bolts. Once the nut on the "EGR Cooler" And The 2 bolts on the "EGR Valve" have been made loose you can gently pull the EGR Valve from the engine block, This is a case of trial pulling Followed by further loosening of the nut/bolts until you have enough space to slide in the plate. See in the image below this text: The gap beginning to appear when gently pulling on the EGR valve after loosening Their is a gasket seal on between the engine block and egr valve flange, I kept the gasket on the engine block side; when inserting the blanking plate, So the gasket now seals the engine block to the egr blanking plate, This is best for a good seal. Now to slide in the blanking plate from the right side of the engine In to the left. Very easy, Just hook on to the top bolt And Let the blanking plate swing down; it will hook in to the lower bolt itself. Just push firmly to the left to ensure it is centre in the valve, Also ensure the gasket seal is between the engine block and the blanking plate. Prior to tightening the 2 bolts on the EGR valve back up Followed by the nut on the egr cooler. Here is the blanking plate fitted: Now to replace the panels Ensure the seals are free from dirt Also check the top panel under the windscreen, It has a C shaped end that fits the bottom of the windscreen in to the panel for a tight seal. .. All back togeather You will notice boost comes a lot quicker and increased torque lower down in the rev range, Exhaust noise is a little louder (just a little) Engine idle is quieter Exhaust smoke doesn't exist Your induction system now takes in clean air only No carbon in your induction Less engine oil contamination All of the above are from my personal experience since fitting, Other things such as increased MPG have yet to be saw but I'll keep you all updated. Great surprise with the reduced lag in 1st and 2nd Gear though. Well worth every penny and more! By far the best modification on the car to date. Diesel Engines with an active or once active EGR Valve suffer heavily from carbon deposits contaminating the engine oil, These carbon deposits operate much like cholesterol in the human body gathering in the arteries of the heart; These carbon deposits mix with the oil and turn to sludge which slowly gathers in the turbo oil feed pipe, Eventually leading to oil starvation in the turbo causing instant turbo failure. I've used Wynn's engine flush before and once recommended it, however wynn's formula is a bit too abrasive which strips everything from the engine internals leading to risk of scribing and minute cavitations the product leaves nothing behind only your next fill of oil to protect internals. The best product on the market to flush out the carbon and other harmful deposits from your engine is from a company called Xado, They manufacture an organic based engine flush product which also has some revitalizant: Forms an anti-wear coating on friction parts immediately during oil system flushing Creates reserve of anti-wear protection properties, prevents possible defects on friction surfaces during further engine operation. Link: This bottle gets poured in to the existing engine oil when the engine has been brought up to operating temperature. You can then drive for a distance up to 20km/15miles prior to draining the oil. This makes Total Flush from Xado an ideal product for those of us whom don't carry out oil changes ourselves, Simply pour the bottle in to the engine prior to leaving your car in to the garage for a service gives great peace of mind and protection. I've used this product a few times now myself on my 1.6TDCi engine, I've noticed the engine idles quieter and drives smoother its definitely worth purchasing as part of the routine service on your vehicle.
  3. Decent Wiper Blades

    Hi: Can anyone recommend any good windscreen wiper blades (front only) for my 2001 Ford Focus 1.6. Thanks in advance.
  4. Guide: De-Wiper the boot door Ford Focus Mk2 and Mk2.5 I've had a lot of thought's about doing this modification in the past then i kept putting it off and doing somthing else to the car instead, I have previously removed the rear wiper arm casing and sprayed it gloss black to better blend in with the tinted glass as saw on my build thread link: But now there's little else to be done on the focus and i got bored so here's the guide :) I've purchased a Gloss Black De-Wiper Kit from eBay Link: Gotta love the provided fitting instructions no mercy on the rear wiper if it ain't coming off cut it off I also recommend using some bathroom silicone sealant available to purchase locally at any DIY Store. Tools Required: T25 Torx 8MM Socket or Spanner 1/2" Socket or Spanner Flat head Screwdriver First Step, Lift open elbow cap from the rear wiper blade as saw in image below: Using a 1/2" socket or wrench; Remove the securing nut & washer followed by removing the wiper arm itself, The removal of the wiper arm can prove to be difficult; I first used a flat head screwdriver to free the spring and wiper arm away from the main elbow as saw in images below: "insert image" The method reduced the bulk, Allowing the short elbow section to be prised from the main motor bolt as saw in image below: Next Step, Open the boot door, Remove the parcel shelve, Then using a T25 Torx; remove the panel retaining screw from both pockets in the panel as saw in images below: With both screw's removed; Place one hand on the metal boot door, Place other hand in the pocket of the plastic handle and pull downwards, The panel will unclip as saw in image below, this separation process makes a lot of noise when the plastic is unclipping. Repeat the grip and pull process on the opposite side to remove the panel completely and store it in a safe place until ready to refit. Sit yourself down on the sill of the boot compartment facing outwards towards the rear of the focus, Bring the boot lid down on to your lap resulting in a comfortable position rather than working at it overhead. Unplug the wiring loom from the rear wiper motor, Using an 8mm Socket or Wrench; Remove the three aluminium bolts which retain the wiper motor, The motor will then slide out leaving a black plastic pipe and the rubber grommet behind. Standing up now, Facing in to the boot area; Fold down the boot door, Using a flat head screwdriver on the outside of the boot door; Gently lift the rubber ring upwards prying it out from the glass using fingers and screwdriver taking care not to scratch or break the glass. With the rubber grommet now removed, Refit the three 8mm aluminium bolts that were used to hold the wiper motor in place as they don't weigh very much and best place to store them preventing loss if one should wish to refit the wiper motor at a later date, At this point; Use some PVC electrical insulating tape to cover the wiper loom plug as its now disconnected, It is also recommended to take some time to thoroughly clean the glass area both inside & out followed by allowing time to dry as this will ensure a perfect seal on the blanking cap. As an additional precaution I've used some clear Bathroom silicone to seal around the inside ring of the blanking cap on the inside of the boot to prevent any risk of future leaks passing through, With the glass now clean and dry; Insert the gloss black cap in to the boot from outside. While !Removed! on the silicone coated retaining bolt from inside the boot door, The De-Wiper kit is now completely fitted, Offer up the plastic boot panel, When aligned correctly; slap the panel in to place using the palm of your hand while gripping the metal boot door in other hand, Refit the two T25 Torx retaining screws in to the bottom of the plastic panel !Removed! in until hand tight. Job Done, B) I hope this guide has helped you achieve desired results, Any questions feel free to email me: You may also like to view my full list of guides can be viewed on my profile page: Or If your using the forum App follow this link:
  5. Hi there my Wiper Blades are smearing the rain and making it difficult to see my Ford is still under warranty does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks
  6. Hi! Can anyone please help me locate the front wiper control relay on an 06 Focus C-Max? I think I need to replace it as it keeps blowing fuses when the wiper switch is either off, or set to intermittent. If I have the ignition turned on, and have the switch on either continuous or fast when I put in a new fuse, the motor runs fine. As soon as I move the switch to intermittent or off, it then blows the fuse. Any Thoughts? Steve.
  7. Guide to changing wiper blades on ford focus 2005-2011 now available to download in PDF format below: Guide Wiper Blade Change Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5.pdf
  8. Hi There!

    Hi all, I am currently driving in a 1.3 Fiesta Finesse which I have had for just over a year and I'm just looking for some advice on things to do to my fiesta to make look a bit cooler and general up keeping of my wee ford. Thanks for reading!
  9. Mk4 Xr3I Rear Wiper Arm

    Hi, Just picked up a 1987 Mk4 XR3i, and I am struggling to find a replacement wiper arm for the rear windscreen. Anyone know where I can get one? Any help will be appreciated.
  10. Rear wiper not working , and blowing #43 fuse for sunroof, have checked motor and this is good. Any suggestions. Wires look good where comes through hatch. Blows fuse when you turn on rear wiper switch. Some people say ground problem Ran new ground from wiper motor to battery - and still blew fuse?
  11. Wiper Stalk Replacement

    i own a ford finesse 2002 i had the wiper stalk replaced as the old one wasn't working. when you pull the stalk towards you it sprays water on the front windscreen but the back window wiper also start to wipe the back window. is this normal or do i have to ask the garage to fix it? any help welcome.
  12. Wiper Stalk Problem

    Hi all, I've recently bought a 53 reg Mondeo, all is great, except... when I pull the stalk back to use the rear wiper, the front washers operate at the same time, and won't stop until I turn the rear wiper off. Does anyone know how to solve this problem please? My brother says it might need the switch inside rotating, but I'm reluctant to try it without some guidance as I haven't a clue what I'm doing! Many thanks in advance.
  13. Rear Wiper Issue

    Hi All, I have an issue with the rear wiper on my focus. Some time ago, the wiper started to play up on a particular setting. If I select the option for the wiper to automatically do 2-3 strokes and then stop, it only moves a small amount of the way across the rear window and then stops, in the wrong place. If I select the same option again, it will continue its stroke to the end of one side of the window and then return a small amount and then stop again. If I select the option where it will run continuously then there is no problem and it appears to function as normal. I have already replaced the relay, thinking that this may be the cause, but this has not resolved the issue. However I did purchase the relay second hand from ebay so there may be every chance that this was sold to me already faulty. I am guessing it could be the motor, but would this not also affect the wiper movement if the continuous option was selected. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  14. Hi all, Here is a guide to show how quick and easy it is to change the wiper blades on your ford. This guide is now available to download in pdf format making it easy to print and follow see link to download: I have purchased my replacement wipers from a perticular company on ebay but i refuse to recommend them to others because they sent me somebody elses order along with my own, me being an honest person i notified them of their error and made arrangments with the company to return the items providing the cover the cost of return postage. I retuned the parcel via tracked mail, the company has confirmed reciept of the parcel but have not paid me postage. So if purchasing your wipers on ebay, And the Company your buying from has "Clear" in the name then stay clear of that seller lol Anyways on with the guide. I purchased model specific Bosh ultra flat blade wipers, the front wipers come supplied as a pair And the rear comes specific too. Please see images below for the Bosh wiper codes to suit the focus 2005-2010 For the purpose of changing the wipers, I stopped the car with the wiper arms in mid cycle position. Lift the wiper arm from the windscreen Rotate the wiper blade to look like a smile shape thus clearing the blade from the stop plate Gently slide the wiper out sideways towards the drivers side wing mirror Dispose of old wiper in Recylce Waste and unpackage the new wipers. The longer wiper fits to the drivers side and the smaller wiper to the passenger side. Line up the hole on the new wiper and gently slide in to place then flap wiper downwards and replace wiper arm down on to the windscreen, Repeat steps on the passenger side then continue to the rear if required depending on hatch/saloon model. For those who have a hatch back model. Gently lift wiper arm from the rear window When elevated from the rear window, Gently move the bottom of the wiper outwards to create an overall T shape Then grip the head of the wiper arm in one hand, And the wiper blade in the other hand. Pull the wiper bracket bar from the wiper arm grip using firm gentle pull, prepare for the sudden release of the wiper so dont pull too hard or you could result in ßtriking the rear window or panel with the old wiper. When the wiper has been removed, Line up the new wiper blade and again; grip the wiper in one hand and the wiper arm in the hand and gently push the wiper in to the bracket, placing a thumb on the bracket section just behind the socket and gently pushing. Return wiper arm to make contact with the rear window. Job Done, Hope this guide saves some people money by making people aware of just how easy it is to change the wipers yourself with the same end result as the dealers, But at a fraction of the cost. Thanks for reading, Please see my other Guides listed below this post in my signature, most are available in PDF format for easy printing.
  15. The rear wiper and window demister have stopped working. Any idea anybody? I have recently been using a bike rack to carry a couple of cycles, it is the proper one that goes over the spoiler but I wonder if this hd something to do with it.
  16. Rear Wiper Motor Focus Estate 2004 1.8 Petrol

    Hello, I have problems with my rear wiper. It wasn't working properly and local ford garage suggested new motor needed. Because I am low on money I bought second hand one online. Ford gargage fitted. Now intermittant and stops in vertical position. Two questions: 1)What is most likely cause of problem - ford garage says replacement motor faulty? 2)What would be a reasonable quote for a new motor fitted by a ford dealer? Thanks for any help, Peter