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  1. As the title suggests. Radio controls and menu control works sometimes but not others. The speed limiter and cruise control wont always function either. Sometimes the buttons work but for different functions i.e volume up turns the volume down. No warning lights on the dash. Could this be an issue with the clock spring? Anybody has similar issues. I have tried a master Sync reset and a fuse pull with no luck.
  2. As the title states, looking to buy one of the above. Are there any known common issues that I should be looking for?
  3. Oil and filter £169.99 and the ramp would be £30 for two hours. add a bit in for travel to and from the garage and £215 would be the ultimate cost. In the end a local garage managed to do it for £250 so all is good.
  4. Put your reg number in on the Ford Etis website and then make a note of your VIN number. Download the Ford Pass App, add your vehicle using the VIN and your user manual will then be available to view, which should have your fuse diagrams and locations. Locate the front fog fuse, remove and your fix is sorted! Obviously make sure it is an exclusive fuse not covering any other vehicle operations
  5. Yeah I think i'm leaning that way. Thanks for the reply
  6. As you may have seen I am going through a major service programme for my Grand C-max. As it is now 6 years old and with 46000 miles on the clock I am looking to change the Powershift transmission fluid and filter (it has been changed previously 3 years ago). Ford have quoted £350 to do it, another local automatics specialist have quoted £300. I have seen that in fact it is quite an easy process and I can buy the genuine Ford fluid, filter and hire a ramp at a garage for 2 hours for around £215.00 and do it myself. Is it worth me saving the £85 or do I leave it to the experts? Also what torx bit do I need to remove the undertray protector thing and what size socket does the filter take. I know the fill, drain and level plugs are 8mm allens. Thanks in advance
  7. Yeah rear discs. So technically I shouldn't have to touch the handbrake adjustment wise then? If I do ever have to take up the slack where is the adjuster? Am I right in thinking it is under the front section of where the arm rest is, in front of the cup holders?
  8. How easy/expensive is it to re-gas the air con on my Grand C-max? Is it a similar cost to buy the kit as it is to pay some one to do it? Also is the handbrake on my car self adjusting? (2013 plate). Or does it need adjusting manually and how would I go about doing that. The handbrake works fine and comes up 6 clicks on the ratchet so it may not need doing. Thanks in advance
  9. Sound advice. I drove the car at the weekend and I think the noise is indeed just a bedding in issue as the sound is now a lot quieter and also a lot longer into the travel of the pedal before it happens if at all. In fact, for one journey the sound was not there at all and the pedal felt a lot firmer as well. I was trying to remember if I have ever driven a car with brand new pads and discs before and I don't think I have so certainly a learning experience. Thanks to all the replies and suggestions. What a great forum
  10. So it's not the wheel nuts that were the problem!! Although the Ford ones were a slightly different taper to the eurocarparts ones.
  11. UPDATE - when we had the wheels off originally we noticed that the wheel nuts were all past their best and agreed that i should change them at some point. The ones on the OSF front wheel (the one with the knock sound) were ruined so I picked up some replacements from Eurocarparts. I have had a closer look and i think that the taper on the bolt is slightly different. They tighten up the wheel sufficiently but perhaps the disc isnt completely snugged up hence the knocking sound. In terms of hardware the nuts are the only different component compared to the other wheels and they are on the wheel that is knocking.
  12. Had everything off and checked and double checked the torques etc but the knock is still there. The outboard pad has a miniscule amount of vertical play and I mean tiny. Could that cause a continuous knock under braking?
  13. Yeah still haven't had a chance to get the wheel off and check all the torques etc again. I'm hoping that should solve the problem along with double checking the installation of the pads.
  14. Would this just go away on its own then once the disc is a bit more worn? I will see how it goes, but I think I will do a check of everything again with the wheel off to make sure.