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Creaking Turning Right

10 October 2015 - 10:04 PM

2004 focus 1.8

Basically every time to turn the steering wheel right be it round abouts .. right turns etc so e loudly creaks.

Its coming fro the rear. I toom it to the grage and he could only replicte it rocki g my car by the door which i wasnt too happy about.

Pushing down on the boot didnt make the noise interestingly.

He said its definitey the suspension, amd thought it was the banana looking suspension bit .. sprayed it with silicone spray i think it was took it for a drive and still did it.

Said he was sure it was it but couldnt explain why the spray didnt temporarily stop it.

He said its not dangerous or an mot fail just annoying.

Not convinced its this as the spray didnt work altjough may e it didnt get in to the bush well enough.

Are there any common faults with this symptom ? Creaky on right turns.

Thanks ☺

Mk 1.5 Rear Springs

03 April 2015 - 08:39 PM

How doable are the rear springs on the 1.8 04 petrol ?

Mines are very worns and corroded and begging to snap. Just wondering if there is a how to or if they are doable. I have a set of spring clamps.

Thanks and happy easter all

Inside Tyre Wear ?

06 March 2015 - 06:30 PM

I have noticed both front tyres have worn on the inside front, what are the likely causes of this ?

And also on the rear n/s inside too.

Curiosity really is booked in to be checked.

I'm guessing something in the suspension worn ? Lol no very specific with rods bushes end ball joints lol

What are the likely fails on these ?

I did the arb bushes a few weeks ago nothing else caught my eye but I was not really looking.

Guess could be worn shocks ?

Pcv Valve

06 March 2015 - 06:26 PM

Hi all,

I was poking around under the bonet and the pcv valve hose has collapsed at the part behind the throttle body.

I can see the end closet to the front of the car goes in to a metal pipe and then the end of the other end is attached behind the throttle body. It's attached with one of those nightmare spring clips an little access to get the water pump pliers on it my weapon of choice for those clips.

Does the valve live on the bit of hose behind the throttle body ?

What actually needs replacing it is just the hose and valve ?

Also that metal tube the other end of the hose connects too does that need replacing ?


Failure To Start Everyday

08 February 2015 - 04:10 PM

So my reliable rock splid never have much wrong woth focus 1.8 petrol 04 focus has developed a fault. I had a proper battery check and a replace battery message was shown so I put a nee bosch s4 in an 075 battery bigger and stronger so I was advised at eurocarparts. I had it checked as starting was a issue several times a day. The first start of the day it reguses to start with a turn of the key but if I start it with my foot on gas pedal it fires up. Throughout the day it does this too, sometimesnjust starts or needs gas. I booked it in at the garage and they found no fault. I asked what was checked but the mechanic who did it left that day as it was his last day.

So just wondering if anyone has any ideas what I can check to see whats up ?