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mcouchard

Member Since 09 Mar 2009
Offline Last Active Jun 04 2010 10:07 AM
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In Topic: Y reg Focus Rust will it be covered by Ford?

21 May 2010 - 01:44 PM

You have to have all you body check stamps upto date I have the same problem on a 5 year old car Ford's just rust thats all there is to it the metal is cheap and the paint finish poor I also have rust along the bottom door seal water has got in behing the metal crease, at 5 years old. With the mechanical problems I have had with mine I won't but another Ford again either.

In Topic: Eggy Smell

21 May 2010 - 12:58 PM

As above it is probably the air con system needing a good clean, use something like this from Halfords...

http://www.halfords....tegoryId_165632


Thanks I ordered some generic A/C cleaner off Amazon, will see how it goes.

In Topic: Rattling From Rear Of Car

26 April 2010 - 11:18 AM

yeah thats the one, it should have a bolt either side that goes through it and the rear axle, make sure these are still there and the bushes are ok.


Thanks I'll have a look tonight if my wife brings it back in daylight

In Topic: Rattling From Rear Of Car

26 April 2010 - 10:37 AM

hmm, your right it is almost a new car lol.

if its not the heatshields, have a check of the rear anti roll bar and its bushes. i would give the springs a look over too just to make sure they are ok.


Thanks what does the anti roll bar look like is it the tubular section that goes from one side to the other? If so the bushes near the centre of it looked fine if a bit dry but I will have another look at my photos to see if the bushes at the bar extremities are okay.

In Topic: Rattling From Rear Of Car

26 April 2010 - 09:56 AM

have you checked the heatshields? they can be a bugger for rattling.

im interested in the car...if its for free :lol: (now thats wishful thinking)


Yeah the heat shield didn't seem to move much the exhaust had a bit of movement in it but I don't think its enough. Its difficult to tell though.

Yeah I'm hoping to get 3K for the car it has FSH a new clutch, alternator, gear linkage, front springs, clutch release bearing, discs (brembo) and pads (ferrodo) and a pair of new Bridgestones on the front. All that expenditure in one year! Plus I have to replace both lower arms now and if I keep it till the end of the year the cambelt will be due...

I hope its just the heat shield but it has been gettiing worse over the last few weeks