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#1 smallzoo

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:42 AM

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Hi, I have just bought a 2002 Focus 1.6 Ghia (FSH) for myself and my son learn in.
 
It drives really well but has too niggly problems..
 
one the car vibrates through the steering wheel on idle but not above around 1500 revs
 
two the gear selection seems a bit vague ( but not the clutch ).
 
I took it to a local garage who checked the obvious ( engine mountings etc ) but couldnt find any cause.. can you recommend a well priced independent or individual expert in cheshire/staffordshire that might be able to help ?.. thanks Peter ( Sandbach )


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#2 jeebowhite

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:59 AM

cant advise on an independant as I am not from around that way, however, the vibration on idle would suggest that a mount has gone, as to why your mechanic couldnt find anything, I would stuggle to identify anything else that would be related...?

 

as for the gear selection, it coulld be that the gear linkage requires replacement?



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:53 PM

Possibly a slight vacuum leak around the inlet manifold somewhere, vacuum leaks tend to be most noticeable at idle. Check out youtube and search "vacuum leak detection using propane". Do not use carb cleaner as directed by some, very dangerous, and if you do try it, remember you only need a whiff of propane, not a gale force blast, and do it in a well ventilated area, i.e outside.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 09:23 PM

Thanks for the advice so far




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