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#449302 Jump Starting A Ford Focus And With A Ford Focus

Posted by ferretfloozy on 28 January 2015 - 09:19 AM

myself .i prefer to use a boosterpack  if it does'nt start easily it's more than just a battery problem  i use engine for earthing and always turn on lights and heater before disconnecting booster. what you choose to do is at your own risk  .here's what proffessor haynes has to say


1. Position another car near yours so that the batteries are
close, but do not let the vehicles touch. Switch off the
ignition and all electrical equipment on both vehicles, apply
the handbrakes, and ensure that the gears are in neutral
(manual transmission vehicles) or ‘P’ for automatics. Open
the bonnets.
2 Connect one end of the red jump lead to the positive (+)
terminal of the flat battery – do not let the other end of the
red lead touch any vehicle metal – and connect the other
end of the red lead to the positive (+) terminal of the
boosting battery.
3 Connect one end of the black jump lead to the negative
(-) terminal of the boosting battery and connect the other
end of the black lead to a bolt or metal bracket, well away
from the battery, on the engine block of the vehicle to be
4 Ensure that the jump leads cannot come into contact
with any moving parts of either engine. Start the engine of
the boosting vehicle and run it at a fast idle speed. Now
start the engine of your vehicle and check that it is running
5 Stop the engine of the boosting vehicle only. Switch on
the lights, the heated rear window and the heater blower
motor on your vehicle - this is to prevent any voltage
surges. Disconnect the jump leads in the reverse order of
connection, then switch off the lights etc. Close the
6 Now you can drive off. It will take a little time for the
alternator to charge the battery fully, so don’t stop the
engine again too soon and try not to stall it while driving

#261370 Breaks Just Dont Seem As Sharp......

Posted by ferretfloozy on 20 May 2013 - 10:39 AM

have you any history of the fluids changed? .. its recommended every 2 years regardless of milage ..(moisture absorbing etc) any indy garage will flush and replace the fluids for you if your not happy about doing it yourself( cost about £35)..i do mine every 3 years as its sat in my garage and covers less than 1200 miles a year ( oils done every year regardless).. what i will say is i find the brakes on the focus grab .. is the servo working correctly - press and hold brake pedal down before starting enging ..it should be hard until engine starts then have slight give..if its not then it could be a vacuum leak or master cylinder seal ...do they work any better if you pump them ..(master cyl seal)

#257788 Water In Plug Ports Issue, With Pictures

Posted by ferretfloozy on 05 May 2013 - 06:17 AM

and c/ admit that there is a problem .

#225173 New Dvd Satnav Unit Fitted (Pics)

Posted by ferretfloozy on 08 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

Got hammered on Buckfast on my 18th birthday.
God how i suffered.

.. WOW... you've got a good memory :lol: