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The Bear

Member Since 24 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 13 2014 06:05 PM
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#336498 Centre Panel

Posted by The Bear on 26 February 2014 - 09:57 AM

 I am at college at the mo but can post up the Fusion guide when I get in.

 

Note there is a specific Fusion Haynes manual available :)




#331244 Burning Smell At Around 90Mph

Posted by The Bear on 10 February 2014 - 10:05 PM

Hi guys, apologies for the amount of posts tonight.... but may as well get the queries out there haha!

 

Was ''pressing on'' in ma's fusion and at 90mph (on my friend's private track ;)) there was a definite burning smell. I switched on and off the A/C and it did it with or without that on.

 

I've never encountered this before . And when I went slower and dropped to 70 it went away.

 

Any ideas what I should be checking here?

 

Thanks.

 

Steve,.




#331177 Rear Wheel Bearing

Posted by The Bear on 10 February 2014 - 07:13 PM

Hi guys, hope you're well.

 

I replaced the brake shoes on my mum's Fusion a few months ago. I was pretty shocked to be honest... once I'd got the drum off (which came off easily with a home-made puller tool) the bearing fell out (including all the roller bearings on the floor lol)and had ZERO grease.

 

I replaced the shoes (whilst wrecking a wheel cylinder in the mean time lol), greased them up and packed the hub with grease. Bearings are quiet and shes not had a problem since.

 

ps, when replacing shoes dint try (like I did) to place everything in and stretch the retaining springs to fit. fit the shoes and springs off the car with the shoes ''folded'' then prise the whole assembly OVER the ends of the wheel cylinder. but to befair I have nice new wheel cylinders now haha :)

 

ps, nice to see this forum has lots of topics and members.... last time I was on here there were like 3 members! lol