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Accelerator Cable In Engine Bay

10 July 2014 - 03:50 PM



Me, yet again! I have a 2002 1.8 TDCi focus that has a noise coming from the engine bay that only occurs when the accelerator is pressed. I need to find out where the noise is coming from, but I don't usually have a second pair of hands (or feet) to run the accelerator whilst I look in the engine bay. Can someone tell me where the accelerator cable is, in the engine bay, so that I can rev the engine without having to press the pedal?


cheers in advance!

Acceleration Noise

30 June 2014 - 08:23 PM

Ello peeps,
Was wondering if anyone can shed some light on this problem that I have had with my car for quite a while. When the engine is up to temperature (doesn't occur running a cold engine) the car makes what I can only be described as a "hooting" noise. I had checked under the bonnet and there are no trapped owls that I can see.
Heres a video clip of what happens:




Any suggestions will be much appreciated. I have had to oil filter changed in it's last service, so I don't think its the oil filter housing.





Mk2 1.6 Focus Overheating

29 November 2013 - 07:31 PM

Hi peeps!!


Got a distressing phone call from my wife this evening. She was driving along and her temperature gauge started rising over half way. She has a 2005 mk2 1.6 ford focus titanium, and it's been pretty much trouble free unit now. When I arrived the fans were going ballistic even with the engine off so I popped the bonnet, and noticed straight away that there was no coolant at all in the coolant bottle. I've filled the coolant bottle to get her home and the temp gauge was fine, but I did notice a smell of coolant whilst driving. When I got home and had the car in idle on the driveway, there was a distinct water trickling sound within the car. I looked in the footwell and water/coolant seemed to be dripping from somewhere behind the dash into the footwell, not loads, but enough to wet the carpets. I also looked under the car and noticed that there was a little pool of water, not directly under the engine, but set back a bit to where the exhaust pipe straightens out from the engine. Thats all I could see as it was getting dark.


To summarise:


• Overheating engine

• Loss of Coolant

• leak coming from behind the centre console on dash inside the car

• Pool of water under car


If anyone else has experience this problem, can you please advise. I'm gonna have a look at it tomorrow in the daylight, but if anyone can give me a heads up on what it could be, at least i have some ammunition to fire at the mechanics if I do need to take it to a garage.


Cheers all!!!