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Member Since 10 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 21 2015 05:47 PM

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In Topic: Rear Drop Links Query

11 August 2015 - 06:17 PM

Result, car went in today, genuine Ford lower arm fitted & both drop links replaced (I was going to do the drop links anyway!)  :D


It turns out the only reason the garage didn't use a Ford part is because Ford quoted £135+ for the arm, basically they quoted the garage for a front arm not the rear lower arm.  It makes more sense now as I've never had an issue with the garage cutting corners before.


All's well that end well, I'll take it out for a bit of stick tomorrow night to give it a road test  :P

In Topic: New Car Time

10 August 2015 - 11:50 AM

indeed it is what is colour called

ASBO Orange! lol (My favourite colour) :wub:

In Topic: Steering Assist Failure

04 August 2015 - 01:28 PM

Hi I'm new
I have a 56 plate focus 2 litre to tdci 6 speed ghia - 75k miles on clock had it for 9 months - just had -steering assist failure luckily in car park - chimed as I was reversing - steering went hard - rolled back into space - turned off and turned on again went away !

It's never done it before - never had any issues with it I know it's due service and cam belt change - any ideas much appreciated

My MK2 was doing this before the battery & alternator finally crapped out.  The ECU kept turning PAS off because it wasn't getting enough voltage consistently enough for it to work safely.  Even if the cambelt is due to be replaced it shouldn't cause those issues, it sounds like an electrical issue of some sort.  If the PAS pump was faulty I'd expect it to misbehave all the time.

In Topic: Rear Drop Links Query

03 August 2015 - 09:40 PM

I spoke with the mechanic today & he agreed to source the correct lower arm.  The car is going in Friday to get sorted, I'll report back with this debacle is hopefully done & dusted!

In Topic: Rear Drop Links Query

01 August 2015 - 12:07 PM

ECP don't know what you need....the database is only as good as the person that originally put the data in! You'd be surprised how often they supply incorrect parts! I've even had parts for a completely different model not just mark before lol.

I've FINALLY found out what the crack is, the Europarts website doesn't ask what body the car is i.e. hatchback, saloon or estate.  This turns out to be rather relevant as the non-ST hatchback takes the arm the garage have wrongly fitted & the saloon, estate & ST take the "bent" arm.  Ford have also confirmed part number 1548460 is definitely the correct part & also backed up the 2nd garage I took it to this morning that said about the saloon, estate & ST taking a different lower arm.


At least I've got all the facts ready for when I collar the garage (again), I'll keep you guys posted.