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#490073 New 1.5 Ecoboost Has An Issue But Ford Are Fobbing Us Off

Posted by artscot79 on Today, 03:06 PM

so ford say its designed to sound like a bag of spanners..... the sound is awfull

#489015 Sound Deadening

Posted by artscot79 on 24 May 2015 - 09:12 AM

Simple carpet adhesive spray to stick it to the bottom of the carpets fine personally I didn't need it the stuff doesn't move around or anything if cut properly I also used the spare wheel as a template to cut some underlay to fill most of the hole as I don't use the spacesaver a spray of adhesive and its done

#488851 Drl Going Of.

Posted by artscot79 on 23 May 2015 - 07:22 PM

Most likely is a break in the wiring try jiggling the loom a bit while they ate on and see what happens....the wiring is so thin it doesn't take much either that or one of the connections isn't tight

#485834 New 1.5 Ecoboost Has An Issue But Ford Are Fobbing Us Off

Posted by artscot79 on 13 May 2015 - 07:39 PM

Yeah its a hard one definitely not heard noises like that from any mk of focus or the older fords the difficulty is proving its not by design since almost every fault with every ford seems to be by design of course .......

I think it needs to go further but like many of fords faults they never really do hopefully you get a good outcome

#482316 Heavy / Springy Clutch Focus 1.6 (115) 2006

Posted by artscot79 on 03 May 2015 - 11:37 PM

Certainly sounds like the clutch slave cylinders on its way out so a new clutch as well the 115bhp is a ti vct engine ...my clutch went no slipping no noises went to go from 2nd to 3rd clutch went ford said it literally fell apart so IDE have it properly diagnosed....one thing you can do is check the brake fluid resevoir as tho feeds the clutch

#481999 Door Replacement

Posted by artscot79 on 03 May 2015 - 08:23 AM

On a mk3 focus given the keyless entry systems etc it wont be as easy as just changing the door far more complex than that

#480739 Wind Deflectors On A Mk2.5

Posted by artscot79 on 28 April 2015 - 11:43 PM



Either would do

#477295 Should This Be Connected To Anything?

Posted by artscot79 on 17 April 2015 - 05:00 PM

Not for aircon that hose connects to a hole in the windscreen cowl to drain water away it should sit pointing down to prevent water from the drain saturating the bulkhead causing rust

Aircon drain tube is in the car drivers side near gear stick and runs out and under the car

#476782 How To Tell A Bad Clutch

Posted by artscot79 on 15 April 2015 - 10:44 PM

Fords have a high bite new or old.... theres no way to tell my clutch went there was no slipping noises or issues it just went

#475084 Air Con Problem

Posted by artscot79 on 11 April 2015 - 05:33 AM

To be fair you should use the air on all year round even when you have the heater on hot so after all these months of not using it you've lost the warranty period so the garage doesn't have to pay for it in afraid not using the air on for long periods can cause it to fail and cease .....it may just need a simple regas though you should get a few years out of it even using it every day so if it is faulty they will likely lay the blame on you not using it

#473112 Broken Front Drivers Spring.

Posted by artscot79 on 04 April 2015 - 05:21 PM

Well if you've got one well worn squishy spring and one stiff new one the effects are obvious its not advised to replace one always both same with shocks n bushes

#473024 Broken Front Drivers Spring.

Posted by artscot79 on 04 April 2015 - 11:20 AM

Change both don't just do the broken one or you'll hurt the handling

#472297 My Car Was Broken Into But No Damage

Posted by artscot79 on 02 April 2015 - 02:26 AM

Sounds like you forgot to lock the car to be honest no offence but if the had a code scanner they really wouldn't go for a focus master keys are also a no no just doesn't work like that anymore I got into the habit of deadlocking the car then double check the doors locked

#472294 Clutch Problems/stiff Gear Changes...

Posted by artscot79 on 02 April 2015 - 01:22 AM

As stoney said I've had slave cylinders leak an easy tell is look under the car at the gearbox you can usually see oil leak from the join as stoney said you'll find the brake fluid is low.....my old clutch didn't slip either but it went and there was nothing left of it when they took it out

#472255 Problem With Car/mechanic

Posted by artscot79 on 01 April 2015 - 09:54 PM

Have to agree I don't think IDE be communicating with them anymore but taking the matter further you've done more than enough and its clear they will either start ignoring you or give you the reg of some car lying in a scrapyard somewhere....