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Member Since 26 Jun 2008
Offline Last Active Apr 08 2009 11:35 AM

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In Topic: temp/petrol gauge

13 September 2008 - 04:32 PM

had this happen on a focus once,it turned out to be a faulty instrument cluster and was replaced under warrenty

thanks stopped doing it now

In Topic: engine removal

02 September 2008 - 03:55 PM

Whew! That was a long detailed tutorial. I try attempting this stuff but I am having my hard time removing my air cleaner housing from the rubber bushing. Eventually I gave up. Thanks, anyway!

thanks for all your help,it can come out the top if you remove water pump first.

In Topic: Focus 1.6 1999 water pump

29 August 2008 - 04:15 PM

hi mate ,my water pump had a sqeeking noise when i removed it bearing was tight and grinding,its not hard to do just fiddly,drain,cooling system,remove serpentine belt,remove top bearing roller,remove water pump pulley,remove cambelt cover,then remove waterpump,be carefull not to drop bolts down lower timing cover as they are a !Removed! to get out,hope this helps.

In Topic: Focus 1.6 1999 water pump

29 August 2008 - 04:08 PM

Hi all,
My sons T reg Focus 1.6 LX 105k miles has started to make a groaning/squealing noise most noticeable whilst idling. Have removed the aux drivebelt and ran engine briefly and no noise was heard. We then spun each of the pulleys by hand and found the water pump one to be noisy and quite difficult to turn. We suspect the bearings to be on the way out but have not suffered any leak or water loss

My question is, should the water pump be easy to turn by hand bearing in mind there is water in the system? Is replacement quite straightforward and could this also be causing the battery warning light to come on (see my earlier post) by creating excessive drag on the pulleys including the alternator one?

Thanks, John

In Topic: cooling system

16 July 2008 - 01:50 PM

If it is boiling then it is not under pressure, you have checked almost everything, but have you had the pressure cap tested? or something i have done on fiesta is remove the thermostat and drill a small hole in the body of the stat, this allows better water flow and as worked before.

Good luck

thanks for the help,ive fitted a new cap,thermostat has already got a hole in it,still boils and fan not cutting in.