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#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....

#470954 Major Coolant Leak

Posted by artscot79 on 29 March 2015 - 01:15 PM

Sounds like its the water pump or pump hose if you get under the car it should be obvious

#470238 Ford Focus 1.4 Low Idle, Any Help Appreciated

Posted by artscot79 on 27 March 2015 - 07:27 AM

Idle control valve would be the obvious choice these cars idle at between 670-730rpm

#469278 Problem With Car/mechanic

Posted by artscot79 on 24 March 2015 - 08:48 PM

If the water pump was missing that many veins and fins you're old engine must have been overheating its not necessary to strip the engine you only have to remove the thermostat and housing disconnect top rad hose then flush through with a garden hose

#468479 Focus Mk2.5 Zetec Suspension

Posted by artscot79 on 22 March 2015 - 08:12 PM

Eibach are the standard springs ford use to upgrade the suspension if you went into the dealers and asked to have it done theres one option eibach

#468220 Focus Mk3 20011 1.6 Ti-Vct

Posted by artscot79 on 21 March 2015 - 09:40 PM

The car requires a minimum of 500cca battery so yes the Bosch s4 is more than suitable I personally just got a ford silver heavy duty battery a list of suitable batteries can be found here its best to go with 500 ccs or more


#467403 Front And Rear Demister

Posted by artscot79 on 19 March 2015 - 07:09 PM

the heated screen warms up gradually so it wont crack the glass its not a sudden heat if you want to test its working put a cup of hot water on the dash for a minute then test the screen

#466564 Pedal Judder?

Posted by artscot79 on 17 March 2015 - 06:22 PM

If you mean a slight vibration only if you're touching them whilst driving which you shouldn't be anyway I see it as a hint to move you're foot lol