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Member Since 04 Apr 2009
Offline Last Active Aug 16 2009 09:12 AM

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In Topic: Clutch Pedal Return Spring

16 August 2009 - 09:11 AM

Absolute nightmare of a job :(

Spent 4 hours yesterday trying to get this bl##dy spring on, gave up in the end 'cos there's not much skin left on my wrist and knuckles now :unsure:

If the steering column is adjusted so that its all the way up and out, the very top of the clutch pedal (where one end of the spring locates) can be viewed through the gap between the column and the bottom of the dash panel; however I couldn't figure out where the other end of the spring locates. Despite the aid of a decent torch and plenty of patience, I was unable to 'feel' for the correct location.

Any further tips or advice would be much appreciated ;)

Anyone fancy a job???? :lol:

In Topic: Clutch Pedal Return Spring

14 August 2009 - 01:23 PM

Cheers for the replies folks :)

Went to another dealer today and managed to get a print-out of the clutch pedal diagram from the dealer's EPC, which shows the location of the spring, however it doesn't look easy to get to :(

Also spoke to a technician, who tells me that Ford allow them 4 hours labour, as its a 'nightmare' of a job to do without splitting the pedal and master cylinder :o Phoned the original dealer back, only to be told that the quote of 70 labour was incorrect, and that it should be 240 :lol:

Day off tomorrow, so going to give it a bash myself and see how I get on.

In Topic: Focus II Interior Door Panel Removal

02 July 2009 - 06:06 PM

Great stuff Steve, many thanks for this :)

In Topic: Sat Nav Updates

14 June 2009 - 05:20 PM

you can get updated sd cards from the rac at around 30 and are updated every 2 years, i think the download update is more for the safty camera side of the unit. a lot of people have not been happy with the mapping of the rac units check out the forums on the rac website.

Thanks for the reply. I was ideally hoping to get away from the 66.com mapping software which is in this unit, as its not the best. I've had a look at some of the comments on the rac site and most folk tend to agree that its a bit iffy.

Does anyone know if there are any methods of putting another sat nav software, i.e. Tom Tom, Navteq, etc, on to my unit?

In Topic: Front Seats in 04 Focus Flight

08 April 2009 - 07:58 PM

Hi Weazil

Rather than the hassle of changing the seats, why don't you get them re-padded by a decent vehicle upholsterer?

A few years back, I owned a VW Golf VR6 and found that the drivers seat was extremely uncomfortable to sit in for any length of time as it felt too hard. On a recommendation, I took it to an upholsterer in Edinburgh (Jim Kelly), told him what I ideally wanted, left the car with him for the best part of a day, and he transformed it into a really comfy perch. From memory I think the total cost was around 50, and for that he removed the drivers seat, took it apart, replaced all the internal padding, adjusted the side bolsters, and then reassembled everything back into the car.

I've used Jim a further couple of times since then for various jobs, so can highly recommend him.

If you're not close to Edinburgh, I'm sure there will be a vehicle upholsterer listed in your local yellow pages, or ask around for any recommendations.

Hope this helps

Gordon :)