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Mk3 Actuator?

22 September 2012 - 01:33 PM


Had the glowplug light and limp mode problem on my TDCi (130 facelift) (again). Took it to a mechanic who said the actuator arm seems to be stuck (?) He has offered to take off, clean/recondition and refit for £250. Alternatively I can get a turbo from the scrap yard for £75 and he will fit for £100.

However, I've heard about people cleaning and unsticking their actuator arms quite cheaply - though can't seem to find much online as to how to access it or clean it. Can anyone help? I've done the odd bit of home mechanics at home but nothing major - not even sure where the turbo is on these and how to access it! Is this a relatively easy job to do?


Code Reader Liverpool Area?!

05 September 2012 - 04:42 PM


So I could do with the use of a code reader quick sharp, wondered if anyone in my area (Liverpool) had one I could use for a fee?!

Thanks in advance!


Now What Does This Mean?!

15 June 2012 - 09:18 AM

I'm having quite a few problems at the moment, not least the intermittent glow plug light headache!
I've noticed lately that occasionally when driving, when I change the gear, the revs seem to drop down momentarily, which makes the car feel as if it jumps slightly. Can anyone tell me what this could indicate?


16 March 2012 - 06:46 PM

Hi. not even sure this is in the right place but...

I looked under my car to locate that annoying pipe/frame vibration. When I put my head under I noticed a lot of what seems to be oil between the hose and pipe. instead of trying to describe it I thought I'd upload a pic or two. If you could tell me what it is/whats going on I'd be grateful!

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Mot Advisory?

11 March 2012 - 01:46 PM

Hi there

Still relatively new to this so please bear with me...

Just bought a mk3 zetec. On the MOT I was given with the car one of the advisories is 'Play in steering rack inner joint(s)'. Can someone please let me know what this means, and if it's a big job etc? I can feel the effects as there is some play in the steering.

Also at around 1300 to 1700 revs when accelerating there is a strange rumbling noise coming from the passenger side of the car under or in the engine - could this be linked? It doesn't sound like a metallic noise or rattling etc.

Thanks for your help!