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2004 Focus Front Suspension Noise

10 April 2010 - 06:46 PM

My 2004 Focus has just developed a creaking type noise at relatively low speed (presumably you simply can't hear it at higher speeds).
I took it into KwikFit who acknowledge that there is a noise but can't see anything wrong. So I assume it is safe in that the springs, shockers etc are OK.
But obviously I want it sorted.
any idea where I should start looking for the problem?
Thanks in advance

Focus Replacement Key

10 April 2010 - 06:39 PM

I need a backup key for my 2004 Focus (the barrel type key). I don't need the remote function on this key, just the mechanical part. Any idea where i can get one one at at what cost (note I am trying to avoid the mortgage-extending pricing that Ford will ask for!)
Thanks in advance

AUX/iPod input for 6000 Audio?

11 November 2009 - 12:36 PM

I want to connect my iPod into the 6000 audio fitted to a 2004 Focus Ghia. There is no direct input for Aux of course. I am quite happy to go inside the unit with a soldering iron if need-be and I am prepared to have the Aux input instead of the CD which I never use. Has anyone done this? I uploaded a piccy of the unit just to be clear whiich unit it is.

Focus clutch sqeaking

10 November 2009 - 06:59 PM

When I change UP (not down seemingly) and very slightly mismatch the revs, there isa squeak/squeal as the clutch bites. If I change gear very gently it doesn't happen. And if I accelerate very hard it doesn't seem to happen either, although it could just be that it is very quick and I don't hear it.
Generally it pulls well, doesn;t judder etc.
So any ideas? Clutch plate? Thrust bearing? I read in another forum that WD40 might "do the trick" but I can't imagine what to do with the WD40 other than block my ears with it.
The car has done 40000 miles, much of which has been town and it's a 5 years old 1.6 petrol.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts,

Focus Ghia Drivers Seat Armrest stuck

10 November 2009 - 06:54 PM

The armrest (attached to the seat itself) will not rotate past the upright position. It will go backwards which is of minimal use but the rachet stops at the top. I can't see any way of getting it off, short of taking the seat out and ripping it apart. any ideas how I can get at the mechanism?
Thanks in advance,