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Offline Last Active Feb 21 2013 02:25 AM

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Clutch Squeal

17 February 2013 - 09:54 PM

Focus 1.8 TDCi
36k Miles

When I release the clutch in 1st gear to set off I get a really strange squeal noise coming from god knows where, sometimes its longer, sometimes its a quiet squeal. Noticed its a lot louder when doing a hill start.

All the other gears are fine
Only other problem I have with the gears is that there really stiff on cold mornings, but think that's a cold/warm gearbox oil issue...

If it helps... This has only started since I hit a pothole, it was a large one which damaged my wheel/tyre but this might not be anything to do with it.

Any help would be great! Thanks...

Clutch Pedal?

29 January 2013 - 08:57 PM

Just purchased a 55 plate focus (mk2) with 105k miles & would like to know if theres a fix for this...

When I let go of the clutch, its comes up but not right up, I can put my foot under the pedal and lift it a couple inches and then it drops back down a couple inches when i remove my foot.

Would the ford springkit sort this out? or would i need a new clutch?

Any help would be great!

Which One?

07 June 2012 - 12:05 AM

I'm not sure which one to go for! Thinking MPG alone.

2010 1.6 TDi Zetec S (Old shape) Urban: 50.4mpg

2011 1.6 Zetec Petrol (New shape) Urban: 35.3mpg

I do town miles, prob go on the motorway once a week, but I'm a fast driver (rarely do 30-40)

I have a 2009 1.8 TDi Titanium now... Urban is 42.0mpg but I get 29.9mpg so I know what it says isn't correct anyway

Any help would be great!
People who have the above? Tell us how you drive and what mpg it states?

Thanks ;)

Tdci Shudder & Window Rattle

15 April 2012 - 09:51 PM


New here...
Picked up my 3DR 2009 Focus Titanium 1.8 TDCi (25k Miles), 2 weeks ago.
Just have a few questions.

Tonight, I noticed a shudder when I was accelerating in 2nd & 3rd gear so stopped and revved and there is a shudder. Engine was started 5 minutes earlier so maybe because its cold? Not noticed this in the 2 weeks I've had it (500 miles)

Next, Is the windows!! Think its because of the 3dr (Bigger doors/windows), but my windows rattle once opened on every bump! Does anybody's 3dr do this?

Think that's it for now! Love the car, gone from a 2011 Polo 3 cylinder to this tank :lol: