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#1 SpamAz

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:45 PM

I bought my focus approx 7 months ago, when I bought it I noticed the drivers side front tyre had a lot more wear and tear than all other tyres. When I asked them about it they said they'll change the tyre, which they did. They explained that there was a whirring sound but they couldn't point out where it came from. Said the wheel bearings were fine. This whirring sound is ongoing and has been the whole time I've had the car. It only ever kicks in when I'm driving over 30mph and gets louder the faster I go.
They said they'd given it a full service and mot before I bought it but yet still had to have a new water pump fitted as there was a leak. I then had to change the turbo pipe myself as it had split and warning lights came on. The pipe was easy enough to fit and has been fine since. I have recently noticed a power loss in the car. Not necessarily in pulling away but more in the higher gears 3rd plus. Anyone have any ideas about any of these mysterious faults??? Any help is appreciated
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#2 alexp999

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:18 PM

Moved to Focus Forum :)



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 06:27 PM

Does it sound like an electric car? my sister has a fiesta and it did this, turned out the auxillery belt was knackered and needed replacing.

 

when speeding up ensure your revs are going up at same time as speed...will indicate cluthc/flywheel problems if not.

 

Also the EGR gets coked really badly on this one, ive cleaned mine a few times but ive seen a thread about blanking it off.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:45 AM

Thanks for the info I will get it all checked out and get back to you

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 05:02 PM

what sort of mileage has the car done Aaron?

 

get a boost gauge fitted to it too, easy enough to do on the 1.8 engines. this will give you an idea if it is boosting correctly.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:50 PM

Done just over 82k I bought it 7months ago with 78k. It's not too bad I've had a little play on the A229 to see if the power was there and bugger me 5 O showed up. Haha. I'll try it another day but I'm sure the power loss in high ranges only. I'm going to give the car a proper full service next month as I'm sure the garage only told me they did to get rid of the car but it needs a lot. If I change the fuel filter will that give me more power and better mpg?

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:52 PM

Oh and John revs are matching the acceleration rate. So no issue there. And the sound is very much like a wheel bearing needs tightening or changing

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:56 PM

Fair enough, could be even just a binding brake making the noise, only getting the wheel off and having a good look will tell..

 

If the filter hasnt been changed then you will notice the car will have a little more power and mpg. If you check the link in my sig it will tell you all the problems i had with my fuel filter when i first got my car...real pain to change. tip: have a jerry can full of diesel. lol



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 02:12 AM

Lol no probs I'll have a go at it anyway. Shouldn't be too difficult to change just the bleeding part that will wind me up. Haha. Cheers for the reply

Edited by stef123, 28 March 2013 - 02:30 AM.
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