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#61 andreacaine9

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 02:42 PM

Hi, I have a 1.8 diesel 09 and this has just happened to me. I've managed to remove the rubber boot and am pressing the white disc above the cable with all my mite. Nothing is happening. I'm turning my key as I'm pressing. Any clues?

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#62 jeebowhite

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:23 PM

have you applied pressure around the entire white collet?



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:00 PM

I've tried pushing the screwdriver at the top, sides and bottom of the collet. Maybe it's just stuck and I have to keep going round it?

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:38 PM

Keep going round and applying pressure all round before you then lock the pressure at the top and then try to unlock from there.



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 09:16 AM

I ended up going to a garage. The Cross head clip had worn down so had to be replaced. What a stupid piece of equipment to put into a car. My old 51 focus never had this trouble. On speaking to the garage, the person that fixed it used to work for Ford and said that it's cheaper materials and is a common fault on new cars.

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:06 PM

Hello,

I think I may have a similar problem. However, when I twist the key to the left (anticlockwise/position 1) the bonnet pops up, but when i twist it the to the right (clockwise/position 2) the bonnet isn’t released. In fact when twisting the key to the right you can kind of feel a creaky vibration in the key.


Does anyone have any ideas what might be going on? Is it the same problem? Do I have to buy a massive screwdriver (I hope so)?


Any suggestions will be gratefully received!


 



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:11 PM

Hi James,

 

Yep sounds very similar. It sounds like the mechanism isnt sitting flush at all, so a large screwdriver should hopefully help you out.

 

I hope that I soon get to remove my system altogether! if I do, I will be throwing together a step by step to help others do the same....



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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:41 PM

I also have this problem on my 2006 Focus.

 

I have been quoted a price by my mechanic for a repair but he says if I can open the bonnet myself the cost will be much less.

 

I have now  managed to get the bonnet open my pressing a screwdriver against the white collett after an hour or so.

 

What should I do now before closing the bonnet as a temporary measure before I can get it to my mechanic?



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 12:49 PM

best thing to do is remove the catch or latch and just get the car down there without...



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:13 PM

I've followed this guide but still nothing will budge. Ford want £257 to fix so it look like i need to try and sort something myself. I will probably have to renew the part and remove the grill, as the screwdriver trick did not work.

 

Will the below item work for me?

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item54057b86d2



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 08:59 PM

Anyone? Want to try & sort tomorrow  :unsure:



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Posted 28 February 2014 - 09:16 PM

Emlyn you will find on the mondeo you will have to drill out the two shear bolts either side use a centre punch to start you off if your lucky as you drill it will vibrate the bolt loose so you can unscrew them if not can take a while to drill them out so all us focus owners think ourselves lucky we can get away with pushing the tamper ring back in lol done a few mondys not the easiest of jobs .

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 09:57 AM

Thankx for the guide much appreciated...I'll go and try it later...

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:52 AM

I have a Ford Focus Cmax 1.6TDCi 54 plate, will the main method work for me? Currently using key only the bonnet will not open I have to apply some pressure with both hands.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 01:53 PM

hi there,

 

I have a similar problem with me 2006 focus ghia,

 

your solution is very informative, thank you.

 

however when I looked through my grill, to find this white tube lock thing, I cant see it-  am I missing something? all I see if this mesh looking design (best I can describe it to be honest)

 

I am a complete novice when it comes to cars - so any advice welcome (or if anyone knows anyone who can help me, I am in the gidea park, Romford area) can drive to you if needed as car works fine, I just need to put window washer in lol)

 

thanks for your time.

 

GRRRZIE



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