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#537870 What Rattles In Your Fiesta?

Posted by CharlieUK on 05 November 2015 - 10:32 AM

The most irritating whine from both front brake pads when braking and that awful moaning of the power steering pump, like a one man band in Leeds

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#528054 Ford Fiesta Mk6 Intermittent Rubbing Noise From Wheel

Posted by CharlieUK on 01 October 2015 - 10:40 AM

Oh and I'm also gunna grease up the joint also. Won't be leaving it dry

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#493461 Fiesta Mk6 Starting Problem

Posted by CharlieUK on 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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#493257 Fiesta Mk6 Starting Problem

Posted by CharlieUK on 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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#492201 My New Car

Posted by CharlieUK on 03 June 2015 - 08:41 AM

okay then I shall have a look on there :)
As when I got the car the drivers side seat handle has snapped off, so hopefully I just need to replace the handle and the cable is still there and fine I hope haha

Haha mine did the same first week I bought it. Does anybody know how to fix it without a new handleImageUploadedByFord OC1433320297.599907.jpg

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#467203 Pooped Myself ... (Not Literally!)

Posted by CharlieUK on 19 March 2015 - 08:47 AM

Ill be suprised if there's anybody else with a 'winter is coming' quote in Yorkshire lol

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#465978 Fiesta Mk6 Suspension Spring Dropped

Posted by CharlieUK on 16 March 2015 - 01:22 AM

Looking at online videos and experience, it looks easy enough to do it, just to buy a spring compressor is probably the same cost as for it to be done at garage. Depends if it needs replacing, as if I did it, I'd want to replace them both.

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