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CharlieUK

Member Since 12 Jan 2014
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In Topic: Interior Light With Map Light Question

17 June 2015 - 09:59 PM

Yes you remove the clear light cover lens first, then the outer grey cover comes off second


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In Topic: Fiesta Mk6 Starting Problem

07 June 2015 - 07:39 PM

If it's a brand new battery, it should in theory start the car and run it for a while. As the battery is hardly used when engine running. If it's not starting at all, but as you said arming the alarm, it could be a starter motor problem.

In my opinion I would do a checklist of easy things to check.

1. Have you got fuel in the tank.
2. Is the air filter clogged.
3. Have you checked the car status with an OBD connector.



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In Topic: Ford Fiesta Mk6 Intermittent Rubbing Noise From Wheel

07 June 2015 - 08:13 AM

Took it to another garage who check specifically for worn wheel bearings, looked like he was rocking them, says he couldn't see or hearing any rubbing. When I told him it was intermittent he couldn't think of a reason.

I've checked break pads, disks for warping, belts, but the noise is still there, what's confusing me is that it's the offside wheel that's had new suspension and that's the wheel making the noise


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In Topic: Fiesta Mk6 Starting Problem

07 June 2015 - 07:54 AM

See if you can get your hands on a multimeter, set to read 12v then disconnect the battery terminals and wait about 15-20 minutes for the battery to stabilise. If it's under 11 its probably on its last legs.

You can check with terminals intact, just will get a slightly lower reading due battery being use.

Do you know the age of battery?

To put how much power starting a car takes, my battery set with a voltage reader, reads 12.4v when I turn it over it drops to 0.70v so you can guess it really hampers the battery, but only for a brief second then the alternator kicks in.

Thinking about it, could the alternator be on its last legs too?.


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In Topic: Fiesta Mk6 Engine Cover Removal

05 June 2015 - 08:27 AM

The engine cover is attached on a ball and joint socket at the back ,to make it easier unclip the air intake hose and breather, then remove the two bolts.
then it should just lift up, with a good tug.

Just try not to lean on your bumper like I did on my friends and crack it!!!!!Attached File  ImageUploadedByFord OC1433492227.605412.jpg   103.58KB   5 downloads


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