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fishpond 47

Member Since 29 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active May 27 2012 06:02 PM

#159075 Adjust Handbake On 52 Plate Mondeo

Posted by fishpond 47 on 02 January 2012 - 07:50 PM

I've got two mondies, one with self adjusting (y reg) and the other has an adjuster (52 plate). THE ADJUSTER IS WHERE THE TWO REAR CABLES CONNECT TO THE ONE FRONT SINGLE CABLE. You have to drop the exhaust of it's rubbers so it hangs down then unscrew the heat shield above the center box and the adjuster is there (what I would do is to unscrew the heat shield by the center box first before dropping the exhaust, get a tourch and see if you can see the adjuster,if you carnt see the adjuster then dont bother going any further) as said if you carnt see the adjuster then it will be the self adjuster type, then you will require two new handbrake cables, this will solve your problem.

#156942 2002 Mondeo Tddi Brake Problem

Posted by fishpond 47 on 17 December 2011 - 07:29 PM

possiably a warped disc, OR even just a build up of rust on the inner part of the disc (the center's of the disc where the pads dont touch) causing the brake pads to judder

#153519 Thanks To Those Who Report Spammers

Posted by fishpond 47 on 22 November 2011 - 06:06 PM

She posted links to a site blethering on about sexual intercourse and alah in some sort of bible?!?!?!

bugger I miss all the good post's lol,

The team do a sterling job of the site and I agree with Lenny 100%, jez even if somebody came on just for the radio code they'd have there monies worth

#152100 Oil In Water

Posted by fishpond 47 on 10 November 2011 - 06:32 PM

You say the water showed no sign of having oil in it before the bump, where abouts is the oil filter? does it have a oil cooler around the top of the oil filter? if so and it's at the front of the engine then may the cooler cracked on the impact hence mixing the oil/water.

Is the water/oil mix gungy looking?

#148247 My Poor Car :(

Posted by fishpond 47 on 12 October 2011 - 05:32 PM

not much thread left on the front tyre neither

Lenny that's the plastic wheel arch lol

#147550 Windscreen Washers

Posted by fishpond 47 on 08 October 2011 - 03:33 PM

NO they both work of one pump, ie it goes one direction to work the front washers and the other direction to work the rear washer, fraid it's a new pump for you then, as said earlier it's not a bad job to do,

by the drivers wheel, you have to remove the plastic wheel arch trim at the front end not completely just enough to get your arm through in order to reach the washer bottle, the washer pump is only pushed into a rubber grommet and should just pull out with a waggle. note there may be a few different connectors for the electric plug on the pump and when removing the water pipes remember which is which, once the new pump is fitted try it before refitting the wheel arch trim.

I've been looking for one on flebay as mine has also packed up.

#145732 Guide To Converting Stock Climate Controls To Custom Set

Posted by fishpond 47 on 26 September 2011 - 06:10 AM

they look awsome Lenny, good find and a good job fitting them, excellant write up.

#136109 Ford Ka Spark Plugs

Posted by fishpond 47 on 16 July 2011 - 09:50 AM

Have to agree with Stef, imagine the extra cost the garage is going to charge to sort out the snapped plug or the recovery charge to get the car back home so you can have a go at removing the snapped plug yourself.

get a small screwdriver and scrap all the crap from around the bottom of the plug, use a paint brush(or an air line) and brush/blow all the carp away, soak the plugs in wd40 and then have another go at getting them out, once you've got them moving, do about 4 turns out 1 turn back to clean the thread till you get them completly out

#135007 Whinging Noise In Car While Driving, Just Started

Posted by fishpond 47 on 07 July 2011 - 07:25 PM

Have you tried leaving the missus at home lol, sorry I couldnt resist.

#129670 Focus 2002 Problems

Posted by fishpond 47 on 30 May 2011 - 05:59 PM

was it like this before the timing belt was changed? get the timing rechecked