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#448399 Mk1 Nsf Wheel Bearing: How Difficult?

Posted by alz on 25 January 2015 - 02:58 PM

Me as well Stef, I also got fed up with paying to have it done, got a nice 12 ton press now, and all the bits to go with it.. :D not much good for Gen 2 type bearing. :( lol

#448393 Turbo Whoosh - Split Hose

Posted by alz on 25 January 2015 - 02:45 PM

Hi,  The one that Clive says is the most common one to go, there are also two pipes at the bottom, you need to remove the under cover, so that you can check them..  :)

#441142 1.8 Tdci Wouldn't Start So Replaced Battery, Now Wont Start Again

Posted by alz on 02 January 2015 - 03:08 PM

Hi, you test an alternator with a volt meter. you need at least 14 volts up to 14.6 volts at revs of around 2500rpm,  as a rule you need more in than is coming out of the battery.

#422936 Intermittent Boot Lights Mk2.5

Posted by alz on 26 October 2014 - 02:25 PM



Just checked in the book again the locking unit as small plug, so this means that the earth that you need to check is around the rear lights. that's not as bad should be no panels to move, just carpets by the lights.

#422929 Intermittent Boot Lights Mk2.5

Posted by alz on 26 October 2014 - 02:09 PM



The main earth point you are looking for is in the tailgate, by the locking unit, you do need to take off some panels to get to it.  if that does not fix it, disconnect the second light unit that you have fitted to see if it makes any difference.   and did you use a stand alone earth for the second light unit..

#422913 Intermittent Boot Lights Mk2.5

Posted by alz on 26 October 2014 - 01:10 PM

Hi, Try the Earthing point undo it, clean and re-attach it.

#411422 Airbag Light

Posted by alz on 20 September 2014 - 08:51 AM

you need to get the right one, one with small badge(ford), or one with big badge(ford) they are not swappable, you can't put big on small, different plugs and the steering wheel is different, it looks the same but its not.

#350842 Steering Wheel Wobble At Speed

Posted by alz on 04 April 2014 - 06:46 PM

Have a look at the disks, and make sure there is no rust on the back were it fits to the hub.

#330222 Washer Nozzle Splatter

Posted by alz on 07 February 2014 - 04:07 PM

try here for misting jets could be what you are looking for. 


#289367 Mot Fail...mk1 Rear Trailing Arm Bushes..are They East To Remove And Fit

Posted by alz on 10 September 2013 - 08:27 PM

had to have my sons car done, parts around £24 and fitting was about £80, did not have to take arms off, would have done it my self if a had the special puller, cost to much to buy puller that you need to do the job..

#278904 Mk2 Estate Roofbars

Posted by alz on 31 July 2013 - 02:27 PM

Mine are the same no top covers, but have end caps front and rear on the roof rails.. don't know were you would get them from you could try ebay for the front missing cap or car brakers.

#153801 Replacing Track Rod End 52 Plate Facelift Focus

Posted by alz on 24 November 2011 - 12:36 PM

Hi, Yes that is right, but you will still need to have it tracked. (doing it that way is just good enough to get it to a garage for tracking)

#149825 Power Steering Problems

Posted by alz on 24 October 2011 - 07:44 PM

Hi Pete, Have you checked the tyre pressures. also I am not to sure if the mondeo uses the drive belt or an electric motor to work the steering pump, if it is the belt driving the pump it could be sliping at low revs giving you reduced power to the rack until you speed up.. if its electric it could need changing

#148719 How Much To Fit Another Turbo To A 1.8 Td Di?

Posted by alz on 16 October 2011 - 11:09 AM

Hi matt

is the turbo that you got complete with the wastegate manifold ? if it is, fine, if not the wastegate manifold still needs to come off, do not try and fit the turbo to the wastegate your self, it needs to be aligned with the wastegate or you could damage your engine.

plus have you got the right one for your car, there are two types of turbo, for the focus one as a bottom oil feed / return, the other one as a top oil feed and bottom oil return, yours should have the bottom oil feed / return

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#146799 Radiator Fan

Posted by alz on 02 October 2011 - 08:51 PM

disconect fan pulg should be on the battery side of the fan, and connect it to the battery use two wires with a fuse inline., if it comes on the fan is ok,or you can just turn on the aircon if you have it, that will make the fan come on.