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Matt M

Member Since 31 May 2009
Offline Last Active Nov 06 2009 05:39 PM
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The Fiesta Clutch (2004)

28 October 2009 - 08:04 PM

On a recent journey from work to home, I got to some traffic lights, and my clutch pedal went completely slack. I stopped the car, re-started in 1st gear, and reved it so I managed to get past the lights and stopped on the side of the road after the lights. I called out the AA, he said "Ah, the infamous Fiesta Fusion clutch - Say no more!" - he then went to his van, got a new clip, put my clutch pedal back on the master cylinder and put the clip on the peg.

He said that he carries a lot of these clips around now because this problem happens so much, yet I took it to my local ford dealership, who said the AA Patrol put the correct clip on it, and they could do nothing more. They also told me my bite point was high, and the clutch was on the way out.

Just wondered if anyone else has had this clutch 'peg sliding off the master cylinder' problem, and if so, have you tried taking it to Ford? I'm just worried that the clip is so small and thin, if it's happened once, it'll happen again.

Also, I have done 75,000 in my 2004 Diesel fiesta, is that an average time for a clutch to be replaced?

Many thanks for your answers :lol:

Xenon Bulbs - Are they worth it?

04 June 2009 - 08:02 PM

I'm considering getting a HID kit for my fiesta, which will give me xenon bulbs instead of halogen. Just wondering, are they actually worth it and do they make much of a difference?

Number plate lights

04 June 2009 - 11:07 AM

I have my car booked in for an MOT at nationwide autocentres, but I know if I put it in as it is it will fail as the left rear number plate light is out. Both lights were originally out, so i replaced the bulb on both of them and now the one on the right works, but the left one still does not. I have tried adjusting the direction of the bulb so i know it's not a +/- issue. Does anyone know if the bulbs have different fuses, or is it all under one? And failing that, what could be wrong with it?

Cheers,
Matt.

Hello All!

02 June 2009 - 11:15 AM

Hi All

I'm Matt, I drive a 2004 Fiesta TDCi - And I love it.
Look forward to participating in topics :)
Matt