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ValiantSaint

Member Since 16 Dec 2010
Offline Last Active Jan 31 2011 03:16 PM
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In Topic: Replacing Rear Box On 1998 Escort Estate

31 January 2011 - 03:18 PM

Yea jack it up and put an axel stand infront of the rear wheel. May be easier to take the rear wheel off too


Many thanks. I'll give it a try tomorrow, when I pop round my mate's : )

In Topic: Replacing Tailgate On 1998 Escort Estate

30 January 2011 - 04:15 PM

Me and my mate tried to fit the tailgate, but made a bit of a hash of it. You see, the tailgate I bought had the wiring cut, so me and my friend were going to pull the wiring out of the old tailgate, not realising that it went right round the whole tailgate and not just into the brake light as it looked! Not we are going to have to find a way of running the old wiring back through the tailgate. What's the easiest way of unclipping the rubber grommet that houses the wiring at the top of the tailgate? Thanks : )

In Topic: Replacing Rear Box On 1998 Escort Estate

30 January 2011 - 04:10 PM

Should be an exhaust clamp. Undo that, pull the box off the rubber hangings and start twisting and pulling and maybe even a couple taps with a hammer to loosen it.
When you refit the new one, bit of exhaust sealer and away you go.



Sounds easy! Should I jack the car up, or just try it on the road? (Don't fancy the car falling on me with all that twisting and pulling.......) Thanks : )

In Topic: Ka

23 January 2011 - 08:15 PM

Hi My daughter has a ford Ka and the driver side window becomes out of line when wound down and can only be pulled back up. i have tried to take the internal door trim off to have a look and cant remove it i assume there is a screw holding the winder handle on but cant get the centre cover off to get at it. has anybody any suggestions thanks Andy


The winder should just have a plastic cap in the centre of it. If you find a "lip" on the cap, just prise it off with a screwdriver. You should then see the screw which is holding it in place (Please correct me if I'm wrong.....)

In Topic: Mk 7 1.6 Tdci (95Bhp) Mpg Issues, Anyone Else?

23 December 2010 - 02:46 PM

No, waste of money. The cars economy will improve the more miles you put on it.


Thanks. Just how many miles do you have put on an engine before it is "run in"?