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#436351 Focus Mk1 Pollen Filter

Posted by AdeMk1 on 13 December 2014 - 01:37 AM

Scrivets - my new favourite word!

#436305 Ford Focus 1.8 Tdci Rear Disc Brake Mot Failure

Posted by AdeMk1 on 12 December 2014 - 09:27 PM

Sounds like a snapped cable or a caliper issue. The cable will be 2 or 3 separate pieces, you could just change the broken section but I prefer to change all of it as its possible the new piece will show up the next weakest point in the cable and could possibly snap at a different point, plus the older cable pieces will be stretched.

#436123 Should I Have To Pay?

Posted by AdeMk1 on 12 December 2014 - 03:43 AM

99p vs £30, I know which I'd be trying first!
Give the code a couple of attempts, if it doesn't work then try plan B, if it works then you just saved yourself £29.01p!

#435741 Insurance Question

Posted by AdeMk1 on 10 December 2014 - 09:15 PM

Under the new rules, if a car isn't insured it must be declared SORN or you risk a fine landing on your doormat.
If the system sees your car isn't insured but is still taxed it would automatically generate a fine for you for not declaring it off road.

#435700 Ford T-Shirt In Asda

Posted by AdeMk1 on 10 December 2014 - 07:43 PM

Spooky, I bought one earlier on their website & got 20% off, so it was £8!

#432212 Car Keeps Cutting Out

Posted by AdeMk1 on 27 November 2014 - 07:37 PM

Have you had battery & alternator tested?
Common fault for speedo dropping to zero & stalling is the VSS (vehicle speed sensor) located on the gearbox.
Could all be related, but no fault codes mean its going to be difficult diagnosing the fault.

#428618 Focus 99 1.8 Engine Revving When Idle

Posted by AdeMk1 on 15 November 2014 - 04:46 PM

Could be an ISCV issue, they are located on the back of the engine attached to the inlet manifold & has a 2 pin wiring plug going to it. Easier to access from underneath the car.
A clean out with brake/carb cleaner may do the trick but you might have to replace it.

#428514 Help :( Think Its Battery Related

Posted by AdeMk1 on 14 November 2014 - 10:44 PM

If it runs OK through the rest of the rev range I'd suggest the ISCV or an air leak somewhere. Does the speedometer work OK while driving?

#428504 Some People...

Posted by AdeMk1 on 14 November 2014 - 10:27 PM

One lady owner :)

#428247 Spareparts Shops

Posted by AdeMk1 on 13 November 2014 - 09:45 PM

I prefer to use my local motor factors, Im a firm believer in supporting my local businesses :)

#423103 Mk4 Fiesta - Rh Driveshaft Into Gearbox Issue

Posted by AdeMk1 on 27 October 2014 - 01:31 AM

What you're looking at there is the CV joint that goes into the gearbox, looks like it has stripped the inside of the CV joint. You need to remove that out of your gearbox before you can fit your new driveshaft.

#422816 Installed New Stereo, Car Won't Start

Posted by AdeMk1 on 25 October 2014 - 11:40 PM

Sounds like you drained the battery a bit too much while fiddling with your new stereo, it happens :P

Charge the battery for a couple of hours, or bump start it down the street and take it for a half hour run afterwards :)

#418779 Bodywork Damage On Focus

Posted by AdeMk1 on 13 October 2014 - 12:18 AM

Best bet would probably get a second hand door in same colour, then get a body shop to pull the arch and rear quarter out with a slide hammer and paint it.

#414504 Focus Mk1 Hatchback Air Vent Issue?

Posted by AdeMk1 on 28 September 2014 - 10:17 PM

Did you turn the direction dial to vent? I assume you did if the other vents are working ok.

Sounds like the pipe may have come off the heater blower behind the dash for some reason?

Remove the lower part of the dashboard under the steering wheel (6 screws from memory) and have a quick look (you're looking for a black plastic pipe that runs from the vent to the heater blower).

Also put the blower on and have a feel about with your hand while you're there and see if you can feel air escaping from anywhere, may be a hole in the pipe or some kind of blockage.



EDIT: And welcome to the forum!

#414501 Car Spec

Posted by AdeMk1 on 28 September 2014 - 10:06 PM

No worries, hope you manage to figure it out. For the record i think paint code PA1 is Radiant Red from what i could find out, but again Ford would probably be your best chance of finding out. Good luck :)