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Stewie316

Member Since 21 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Sep 17 2014 01:53 AM
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Tail Light Wing Nut

13 September 2014 - 05:51 PM

Mine has gone down the metal to the abyss cant even get it with a coat hanger or underneath the car. No longer see it and out of view...  Fell to the bottom and went in between two pieces of metal.  Any idea how to get a replacement wing nut?


Connection Between Stiff Gears And Fuel Amount?

11 May 2014 - 10:30 PM

I might of asked this before but i've got really stiff gears most of the time.  When the car is pretty much on 50 miles or less or on the RED mark.  The car seems more responsive and the gears are really smooth to change.

 

Now i dont want the car to run on empty and let it suck in all the crud at the bottom of the tank but, could this be a fuel pump issue?


How Long Did Your Battery Last?

27 February 2014 - 05:56 PM

Had the car three years but it's four years old since manufacturing and the battery was flat by the time i got to the supermarket last week.  Hadn't really been running anything apart from a/c to clear screen and to give it a use once in awhile.  AA came to give me a charge only to say the battery was fine and so was the alternator and everything else.

 

Gave me a jump start and off i was.  I ended up getting a Bosch S5 anyway just in case it was the battery getting ready to fail.  I didn't see any white corrosion on it.  But i saw a lot of this gold stuff around it and a little bit of rust on the negative cable that was forming near the end point on the car.

 

How long has your ford battery lasted?


Find That Creaking Sound!

21 January 2014 - 07:44 PM

Everytime i turn corners.  Not sure exactly what it is.  Beginning and end of video are perfect for the sound.

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=iUblUfGmIRo


Stiff Gearbox+Gear Changes

20 January 2014 - 06:02 PM

I've had this issue for awhile even though i'm not sure it's really an issue.  My gearbox has always been clunky when changing gears or slow releasing the gear.  I had a service last month (Major 3rd year) and the gearbox came back really stiff when changing gears. Tightenedup? But sometimes when i press the clutch down and come out of gear it doesn't feel like it's fully disengaged.  Same issue was happening before they adjusted it.  Sometimes i would even get a grinding noise when changing gears. Like i didn't already have the clutch to the flor.

 

I find it worse when it's cold and when the tank is close to empty.  When i fill up and off i go first time it is weridly loose and adjusts gears fine. Oddly enough  (Esso 95 octane.)

 

I drove a 1.5 diesel fiesta and the gearbox was really smooth and loose.  Felt really nice.

 

I wouldn't think the cluch would be going because i don't see it slipping at all.  Just not a smooth gearbox/awkward at times changing gears.