I need to replace the DMF in my 2006 MK3 mondeo. It's idling lumpy from a warm start and gives a metalic noise. It seems fine from cold. I suspect when its cold it contracts to make it sound and work OK. Once running and tickover revs are reached it drives OK but it is just getting it to reach tick over. Yesterday it stalled twice after I stopped at Tesco to do some shopping and when it first starts id idles very lumpy around 500rpm. I'm not happy about DMF but I always knew it was a gamble on a card of this milage and I paid a reasonable price for it.
I have a Haynes manual to help me along the way.
Having read up throught the manual is says about releasing the steering column in order to remove the subframe. Can anyone confirm if this is actually required? I have read others that have said they have removed the gearbox just by dropping one side of the subframe. This however I have read can damaged some of the bushed the the subframe mounts to.
I'm doing this on the road side. I have axle stands and a couple of trolley jacks to help. I'm also going to look at the clutch while its apart. It's done 114K miles from new and has a full Ford history up until 106k miles, I'm the second owner. Can anyone suggest any issues I may face on the way or other things to look out for?
Cheers for any help