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Fitting Rear Drop Links

09 February 2015 - 05:53 PM

Fitted rear drop links other day.

But i think at least on of them is making a big thump/ snap sound when straightening/ level after a sharpish turn.

Any particular way these are to be fitted or what?

They dont seem the most secure things in the world for movement at the middle part sits at a angle sort of at each end as it moves.

I have the bolts a tight as i dare and looks the same as what i removed.

Fittiong Rear Drop Links

09 February 2015 - 05:52 PM

Fitted a pair of rear drop links  the other day and they seem to be making a big snap/thump sound when the car levels off / straightens after turning sharpish.


Is there meant to be a certain method of fitting these i dont know about?

They dont seem to be exactly the strongest components, and the way the centre part contacts at each end at a moving angle seems like it could move about slightly even though the nuts are as tight as i dare.

Starter Motor

07 February 2015 - 08:40 PM

Been driving about all day today without a problem. I turned the car off for five minutes but then wouldnt restart.

All i get is one click from the solenoid i assume. Had to bump it down the street.

I have suspected the starter motor was past it a year ago. Some times it will spin slowly and the odd time it really flies.

My battery is only 2 months old and i remember after fitting it the car still didnt turn over that fast sometimes.


So i am betting it needs ripped out. Can these be cleaned out and/or fixed easily by joe average to get them running a while longer rather than binning it if its not totally shot?

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.