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Member Since 29 Nov 2011
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In Topic: Ford Focus Mk2 Common Problems Thread

22 March 2015 - 03:17 AM

3 years ago my wipers just 'stopped' mid sweep, and wouldn't move.

2 wiper motors, a 2nd hand fusebox/gem and 3 weeks of auto-electric work later, we were no further forward. It too turned out to be water ingress.

I was a big £300 & vat for a new one, then the cost of programming. Touch wood, no probs since.

In Topic: Focus Rear Brake Piston Rewind

14 May 2014 - 05:32 PM

They're all right hand wind to retract.

On a mk1 you have to be pushing them inward at the same time as winding them.

In Topic: Front Wiper Stopped Working

13 May 2014 - 10:08 AM

If I knew then what I know now, I would've bought a 2nd hand fusebox and the modified elm32 cable.

Mine was £320, and a Ford mechanic coded it for me as a favour

In Topic: Front Wiper Stopped Working

13 May 2014 - 03:24 AM

Fusebox. Water ingress.

In Topic: In A Dillema About Ball Joints Or Full Wishbone

06 May 2014 - 03:22 PM

I got o.e. complete arms (FAI, I think)  from my local factor around £45 each, and that was much easier than changing either the ball joints or the rear bushes.

If it's the rear bushes, then the arms have to come off the car anyway.

1st one took about 35 mins, 2nd one took 15.