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Scott TDCI

Member Since 24 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active Dec 08 2013 06:49 AM

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Focus Power Steering Assist Failure!!

25 May 2013 - 10:26 PM

In need of some advice guys,

I was driving home and had the warning lights on the dash go off! then the following message "power assist failure" then my steering locked up and was crazy stuff, i really struggled to get to a safe place. I turned it off, then back on after five mins then drove some more because i was so close to home and made it to the last corner and it locked up again?


i was looking around her for a while and finally discovered that the battery light came on which prompted me to look at the fuse box in the engine bay and there was a  a badly corrosion fuse which happened to the the battery smart charging fuse? 


so i know in the 1.8 TDCI the power steering runs of the alternator not the engine belt, so would the crap fuse cause my battery to drain due to poor charging and there for cause me power steering to mess up? getting some new fuses tomorrow when the shop open!


Really hope this is a easy fix!


Any advice would be sweet!


P.s my power steering fluid levels is spot on lol  :)  

Another Ford Wheel Brace Destroyed!

15 April 2013 - 09:42 PM

Today i was making the most of the nice weather and decided to take of my wheels and clean the insides. I haven't owned her for long so i have never taken the wheels of before. 


BUT my front driver side wheel is stuck on! the wheel nuts are so tight the focus wheel brace broke! so i dug around in my dads shed got out a sliding breaking bar and bent that! the old man had a go to but nothing, 4 out of 5 nuts still not budging.


And on one of the nut caps rounded of when the brace broke, so not a good day of cleaning at all  :(


Anyone know if i can just buy a new nut somewhere for when i get the ruined one off? - is it worth replacing all my nuts on the car?


Lucky wheel braces are a lot cheaper than i was thinking - good old amazon!


Google has shown me this happens a lot, just wondering how people fixed theres!


I'm planing on going down a local garage and asking them to loosen them with a air gun. 

2007 Focus Wing Mirror

25 March 2013 - 04:52 PM

dose anyone know a good/cheap place for a passenger side wing mirror (electric)  it being silver would be handy


picture to makes things clearer 




thanks again 

My First Decent Car..... Mk2 Focus 1.8 Tdci

24 March 2013 - 09:58 PM



just got myself a focus last month and i can safely say i love her! this my first car i plan to do mod a abit!




My current plans for her are to follow :


  • Wing mirror 
  • wheel refurbishment, repainted Gunmetal Grey 
  • Those ford approved lowering springs/kit
  • mud flaps
  • wind deflectors 
  • OEM usb/aux connections

thats all i have on my mind at this time, but we all know it will be endless :blink:  


Thanks for reading