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MrG

Member Since 24 Nov 2012
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In Topic: Focus Vibrates When Lights/heater/rear Window Heater Switched On

19 June 2013 - 08:23 AM

Mega thread bump time - now that the weather is a bit nicer I've finally got round to sorting the vibration issue that I mentioned in the first post, so I thought I'd update this thread.

 

I'd been through the basic service stuff to check - the coil seemed ok & there was no misfire, so didn't think it was that. Plugs seemed fine too & I couldn't fine any vacuum leaks either (I'd already changed the PCV hose & valve) - the car was fine when driving, but whenever it dropped back to idle it became a shake shack again - and the electrics made it so much worse.

 

Anyway, I changed the engine mounts at the weekend & it's fixed the problem completely - the car is now super smooth at idle & feels a lot better to drive too. Had a bit of a mare with the underneath mount as one of the bolts was really rusty & snapped, but other than that (had to sweet talk a mechanic buddy of mine to sort that one), not too bad a job.

 

So, I'm a happy Focus owner one again :)


In Topic: Focus Vibrates When Lights/heater/rear Window Heater Switched On

13 December 2012 - 03:24 PM

Nice one Stoney, many thanks - off to order a replacement sensor now.

In Topic: Focus Vibrates When Lights/heater/rear Window Heater Switched On

13 December 2012 - 12:16 PM

Afternoon chaps - sorry to ask another question, but this morning I noticed my speedo needle dropping to zero for a few seconds, then going back to normal - the radio became quieter when the needle dropped too; a quick google suggests the VSS is on its way out; could that have anything to do with the idle vibration issue, or is it totally separate?

Thanks in advance :)

In Topic: Focus Vibrates When Lights/heater/rear Window Heater Switched On

12 December 2012 - 09:55 PM

Thanks chaps; I'll nip to my local indie & get the battery & alternator checked out - will post back with any news :)

In Topic: Focus Vibrates When Lights/heater/rear Window Heater Switched On

12 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

Thanks guys, although that's what I forgot to mention - the battery in the car is only about a month old - maybe it's a duff one? It was put in at the garage I bought the car from.

I could take the car back I guess but it's a long round trip, so it might just be easier to replace the battery - would a silver battery be the one to go for?

Thanks again