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#1 Focus_IRE

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:23 AM

Hi all,

After having another mishap with my car yesterday. I was driving in around town and went around a round about and heard a moaining noise so I pulled into the nearest avaiable space. I though first it was a steering problem so I turned the steering and no problem at all, so what I tried to do is to reverse but what happened was I enegaged the gear no problem at all but the car would not mve. when I released back up the clutch it made a bit of a moaning noise but i could feel something spinning. I locked the steering to whole way to the left hand side and could see the shaft to the wheel spinning slowly when the clutch was released.

Would this be the drive or diff problem or am I looking at a massive bill for a clutch? Becasue the clutch seems to perfect engaging and dis engaging.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:27 AM

It sounds like the driveshaft or cv joint has failed.



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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:29 AM

It sounds like the driveshaft or cv joint has failed.


Thanks Stef I was thinking( hoping) it was something like that is all.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:31 AM

Thanks Stef I was thinking( hoping) it was something like that is all.


If the shaft is spinning while the car is on the ground, something between the box and wheel has definitely failed.

I would reckon for a reconditioned shaft plus fitting your probably looking at a couple hundred quid

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:01 AM

If the shaft is spinning while the car is on the ground, something between the box and wheel has definitely failed.

I would reckon for a reconditioned shaft plus fitting your probably looking at a couple hundred quid


More money :( , hopefully this will be the last of the problems :angry:

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:19 AM

More money :( , hopefully this will be the last of the problems :angry:


Hopefully not, but until the car is inspected you won't know.

My mate had a fiesta mk6 lowered on eibach springs - 30mm, we were out in that one night with a very similar issue, I can't remember exactly what come apart (few years ago now) but it fitted back together again when the shaft was released from the hub and its never happened again - the car is still in his family.

So hopefully it's a similar result for yourself and will cost you the very least to fix

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

Hopefully not, but until the car is inspected you won't know.

My mate had a fiesta mk6 lowered on eibach springs - 30mm, we were out in that one night with a very similar issue, I can't remember exactly what come apart (few years ago now) but it fitted back together again when the shaft was released from the hub and its never happened again - the car is still in his family.

So hopefully it's a similar result for yourself and will cost you the very least to fix


Hopefully that might be the issue Thanks Stef, I will let all know what the outcome is once the mechanic has it inspected. The engine mount snapped in the car a bout two months ago and I'm thinking it may have cause this.

I'll just have to wait and see :(

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