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Clutch Pedal Return Spring

12 August 2009 - 08:58 PM

Hi to all

I have a '55' Focus Zetec 1.6 petrol, last week I found a small-ish broken spring lying in my driver's footwell. Took it to my local dealer, who confirmed it's the return spring for my clutch pedal, told me it was a fairly common problem. They charged me 3.89 for a new one, however having had a look in the footwell I can't figure out where the new spring goes. Also, access is tight to say the least :unsure:

Has anyone replaced this spring? If so, is there an easy way to do it? Any advice will be gratefully received. Also, a diagram or photo would be great too.

Many thanks in advance :)

P.S. Dealer service department want 70 labour to fit the spring, told me that a 'special tool is required, sir'. Aye right, just like the buttons on the back of my head!!!! :D

Sat Nav Updates

14 June 2009 - 10:30 AM

Hi to all

I have a RAC 215 sat nav, purchased from Halfords at the beginning of 2008, however I'm finding that the installed map software is increasingly out of date, which is very frustrating to say the least :(

The map software, dated 2007, is made by 66.com, and is on a removable memory card. I'm led to believe that there are 2 ways to get updated maps: 1) buy a new software pack from the manufacturer; or 2) download free updated software from the 'web onto the memory card. Can anyone point me in the right direction, i.e. where to find the downloadable software and how to update my memory card in this way? Also, does anyone know if alternative/improved mapping software can be installed, i.e. Tom tom, etc, which will run on this unit?

Any advice or suggestions will be very welcome :)

Focus II Interior Door Panel Removal

07 May 2009 - 04:06 PM

Hi to all

Can anyone post some step-by-step info on how to remove the front passenger door interior panel on my '55' Focus?

There's a rattle coming from inside the door, and its driving me mental :angry: , so I'm hoping to whip the panel off and have a good look to se if anything's loose.

I've taken the door panel off on my Mondeo several times, in order to reseal it and sort out the numerous water leaks, however I can't figure out the removal procedure on my Focus :unsure:

I would be grateful for any advice, info, or suggestions.

Many thanks in advance ^_^

Focus Handbrake Adjustment

26 April 2009 - 08:15 PM

Hi to all

I own a 2006 '55' Focus Zetec Climate, 1.6 petrol :)

I'm finding that the handbrake is quite poor, in that it takes quite a bit of effort to get it to hold on even the slightest of inclines. I always leave the car in gear as a precaution, however even when applied to the very top of the handbrake lever's travel, it feels as though the car is only just holding, as the rear brakes can be heard to creak and groan :(

I'm putting this problem mainly to the fact that drum brakes are fitted on the rear; however I would appreciate it if someone in the know could explain how to adjust the handbrake.

Thanks in advance.