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j_cocker

Member Since 12 Feb 2009
Offline Last Active Oct 03 2014 10:49 PM
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Replacement Pads For Roof Bars

30 September 2014 - 09:18 PM

I am on the second set of roof bars for my 58 reg S-MAX Titanium (without panoramic roof). They are the genuine Ford ones. 

 

First set failed - well the rubber pads disintegrated - after less than 2 years. Had the whole thing replaced by my dealer with a new one which has now failed in the same way.

 

Any idea how to get hold of just the replacement pads?

 

The roof bars are these ones: Locking Roof Bars Genuine Ford Product Reference Number 1383997

I think they are re-badged Thule, but I am not sure.


Strange Noise From Under The Car (I Think)

23 April 2014 - 10:20 PM

I am pretty clueless when it comes to car, so please bear with me.

 

A few days ago I started to notice a faint noise coming from under my 58 reg 2.0 Diesel S-Max when the car was moving.

 

Best way I can think of describing the noise was as it I had some chicken wire wrapped around the wheel and the noise was made when it was grinding against the metal arch around it when moving. Not very scientific, I know... It was so convincing that I even stopped to have a look it there was anything there (there wasn't).

 

The sound seem to come and go, but I couldn't find any correlation between speed, road condition, etc and the sound itself.

 

Anyway, today the sound become more prominent, so I tried to give the car a shake, and there seem to be a sound coming from the side when doing it. Not the same sound, but none of the other 3 wheels makes any sound when shaking.

 

I therefore suspect something to do with the suspension for that wheel - I wouldn't be surprised considering the state of the roads here...

 

Am I on the right track, and if so what shall I do next?  It is a matter of straight to the garage for example?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

J.