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Front Subframe Mot Failure

27 October 2014 - 10:08 PM

Car failed tonight as aparently there is a hole in it from rust.

Seems a week point in the mk1 Focus by now.

Anyone repaired/welded theirs or bought new or used?


Seems a pig of a job if you dont have a ramp.

New Cv Boot Fit Tips And Torque Settings?

17 October 2014 - 09:34 PM

Im going to renew my outer cv boot. Any tips on easiest way? Should I do it on the car or fully remove axel and clean out joint?

Also need torque settings for

hub nut

Track rod bolt

Lower strut bolt

Roll bar link.


3 Door Card Removal

16 October 2014 - 09:45 PM

Anyone know if the hex bolts in the handle holding the door card on the 3 door is a 8mm or what?

Seems like a long reach socket is needed.

Abs Light Staying On

14 October 2014 - 08:57 PM

My abs light is staying on all the time now on my 03 tdci.

Most times from startup, sometimes takes a few hundred meters down the road.

I need the most likely quick fix or cover up to  pass MOT on Thursday.

Any ideas?

Air Con Pulley Noise, Fix Or Remove ?????

08 January 2014 - 12:19 AM

I just changed my fan belt on my 1.8 tdci focus as it was screaming its head off. Only been about 4 months since i changed the last one. Tensioner seems still good and all pulleys are free.

But since changing the belt today, im left with a dry or worn bearing noise from the air con pump. Is it possible to just remove the hole pump and fit a fan belt from the same model car that has no air con? Not sure if the non air con model has the other pulleys in the exact same location or not. 

I don't use my air con anyway as when i used to use it the evaporator used to leak water into the car, and its a dash out job to fix that.

Has anyone removed an air con pump and been able to grease the shaft to the pulley to fix this problem?