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Power Steering Fluid

21 January 2015 - 07:33 PM

Mk6 fiesta flame 2004 (04 plate)

Anyone know much about the fluid to use top up please? I noticed it was low whilst checking oil and screenwash levels. Doesn't appear to be any leaks from first look.

Fiesta handbook says it needs to meet Ford Specification WSA-M2C195-A but when I type this into ford parts uk website it says its red power steering fluid. the fluid doesnt look red inside the power steering filler tank??


Under Engine Cover - Focus Mk2.5

11 January 2015 - 12:20 PM

Hi guys
Anyone know how easy this panel is to remove?
Can it be done without jacking car up as It looks like its only held on with screws? I just need to check for any oil leaks as checked my level today and it was quite low, only had service 2months ago and it had 4.3ltrs according to paperwok. I just topped it up so will keep an eye on it, but from 1st view looking over the back of the engine towards the panel, there is some sort of residue on the panel, so my first thought was oil!! Just wanted to take panel off to have a quick look but don't have any ramps,to put car on and only got the crappy wheel jack

2008 Intake Manifold Runner Control

27 October 2014 - 08:28 PM

Well, almost exactly a year to the day without this issue happening, it has come back tonight on journey home.

Having been in stop/start traffic for 20mins or so and then pulling away in 1st, 2nd gears from traffic lights, car held back and wouldnt pull away properly, it continued to do so until arrived home luckily only 10mins away. no engine light tho!! turned off and left car for an hour, re started and took out for a spin and hey presto its back to normal, accelerating through gears is fine!

So, when this issue happened last year it had just been serviced, new sparks, air filters, oil etc, and funnily enough its just had a its annual service a week ago, again new sparks, air filter, oil etc!!

But when above issue happened tonight it hasnt lit EML and triggered the p2008 fault code, but the driving symptons were exactly the same, so definately an underlying issue somewhere.

I've have found some links to this fault code, and it mentions solenoids. does anyone know Where and what do these look like?

Links to what I found on google,search are here



Headlight Noise

04 February 2014 - 07:27 PM

Mk6 fiesta flame 2004

Got an issue with passenger side headlamp when headlights are on.

There is constant noise, what I can only describe as a clattering noise when the headlights are on.

Took the headlamp unit out last night to have a look, gave it the good old fashioned whack and it stopped, only for the problem to come back tonight.

Tried adjusting the headlamp levelling wheel from.1-4 and back again a few times but doesnt stop the noise.

There doesnt appear to be anyway of getting inside the unit itself to investigate!

Anyone had similar issue.

Is it a case of a new headlamp unit?

Instrument Cluster Lighting

30 January 2014 - 08:23 PM

Mk2.5 titanium 2008

As some of you will know, the instrument cluster is permanently lit regardless of wether lights are on or not. My type is the white numerals and red needles.

As soon as you turn the ignition key the cluster lights up.

Question I have is, could some external source to the car stop this from happening momentarily??

The reason I ask is its happened a few times to me, 3 or 4 at most over the last 2or3 years. but tonight being the 1st for a good year or so. And it always happenend in the local tesco xpress car park nearby, surely not coincidence.

Turn ignition key, The car headlights come on, the dash needles are lit, but the white numbers and background lighting doesnt come on....within 5 secs or so of driving off, they came on.