Stinkyfinger

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About Stinkyfinger

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  • First Name
    Ian
  • Ford Model
    Focus mk2 estate 1.6tdi
  • Ford Year
    2007
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Other/NonUK
  1. Ahhhhhh, the frigging saga continues. I managed to get the first bit of the clutch off. But I never had a puller to pull the part that holds the bearing off of the compressor shaft. I did manage to remove the rubber dust seal from the bearing and the bearing is like new. But what I did notice was when I was putting the clutch back on again, it was VERY slack on the bearing housing. I suspect this is where all the wobbling is coming from. Also, I couldn't turn the compressor shaft. Possibly just hydraulic lock???!?!!! so it looks like either a new clutch or maybe even a new compressor and dryer (if I even want an A/C ). So I’m in a wee bit of a quandary. Ask ford ( stealer dealer ) if they sell a shorter multi belt or buy a clutch. oh and I’ve taken a photo of the bit that the bearing sits in. Just have to figure out a way of attaching it to this thread.
  2. Twiddled about on google and up popped a you tube thingy of a yank removing the A/C compressor pulley and changing the bearing. Looks pretty straightforward. So I’m going to try this when I get the time, school run permitting. I’ll keep you all posted on the outcome.
  3. RCheers chaps. The saga continues, seems like one of the guys in the village, whom I thought was a lorry mechanic, is actually a van mechanic. So I got him to have a peek under the bonnet last night. First thing he noticed was the a/c clutch was a wee bit wobbly, until I pressed the a/c button and the clutch engaged, then the wobble was gone, noise still there though. He then suggested that I remove the drive belt and run the engine to hear if the noise is coming from the toothed cam belt. At least that can be eliminated from the equation. Then it’s either the tensioner pulley, the new alternator or the a/c clutch. Im crossing the fingers that it’s the belt tensioner and not the a/c or cam belt. There is still another 60.000 kilometres to go until the cam belt needs renewed. Admittedly, there is a fair amount of rust lying around the engine and a/c pulley’s area. Maybe once the belt is removed I can wiggle the pulley’s about to see if there is any play. I’ll be back. anyway, I flicked the drive belt off the pulleys by the deft use of a crow bar on the tensioner😉, and started the engine. Apart from the usual diesel clatter from a typically cold engine and the exhaust heat shields😬😬, there was no sound of the proverbial bag of spanners rattling around in the drive belts area👍. And I checked to see if there was any play on the tensioner pulley and the alternator, both ticketyboo👍👍BUTTTTTTTTT, the A/C compressor clutch was wobbling like a twerking champions bottom☹️. So question is, am I able to renew just the clutch, or because I stay in Denmark and with the onset of winter, why do I need an A/C to cool the cabin down, (ok it is handy for removing the moisture), so, is it possible to buy a shorter poly belt and just drive the alternator, or is it actually possible to change just the A/C clutch? Or would I have to fork out a horrendous fortune 💰💰💶💶 for a new A/C ☹️?
  4. Cheers chaps. The saga continues, seems like one of the guys in the village, whom I thought was a lorry mechanic, is actually a van mechanic. So I got him to have a peek under the bonnet last night. First thing he noticed was the a/c clutch was a wee bit wobbly, until I pressed the a/c button and the clutch engaged, then the wobble was gone, noise still there though. He then suggested that I remove the drive belt and run the engine to hear if the noise is coming from the toothed cam belt. At least that can be eliminated from the equation. Then it’s either the tensioner pulley, the new alternator or the a/c clutch. Im crossing the fingers that it’s the belt tensioner and not the a/c or cam belt. There is still another 60.000 kilometres to go until the cam belt needs renewed. Admittedly, there is a fair amount of rust lying around the engine and a/c pulley’s area. Maybe once the belt is removed I can wiggle the pulley’s about to see if there is any play. I’ll be back.
  5. Hi guys, I got a 2007 Mk2 1.6tdi focus from the brother in law very cheap and it sounds like someone has dropped a bag of spanners down beside drive belts end of the engine. Because of starting problems, Mr local Ford workshop changed the alternator, this helped the starting problem for a wee, while, also the rattling noise sort of disappeared. He then managed to get a car mechanic to have a quick peek, turns out it was the battery, so after forking out a fair few quids, the car starts every time no problem👍👍. But now the rattling noise is back with a vengeance. The in law says that the air con compressor clutch was changed about 3 years ago, problem is, there is a lovely green colour of fluid around the 2 flange connections to the radiator, so it doesn’t really matter about starting the A/C. But when I do press the A/C button, there is no difference in the rattling noise. Possibly the polly belt tensioner pulley bearing??? Any ideas? If it is the tensioner, how the f- -k do I get it off, since there is tension on the spring thing? Then obviously there will be tension on the new one!
  6. Done the test thing last night, and no, the lights don’t flicker when I’m travelling in reverse, it’s only when going forward. Oh, and I do not have LED bulbs. The more I think about it, the more I think your suggestions that it’s the electric steering which is the cause. So I’m a big bit more relieved that it’s nowt more serious. many thanks for the input lads. No doubt there’ll be other issues that need some explanation in the future.
  7. I done a wee test last night and even at the likes of 40 kilometres per hour and waggling the steering wheel, the flickering was there. TBH, I haven’t noticed if it occurs when reversing. But also, I never knew it was electric steering, so as was mentioned in the posts, this might possibly be the cause. I’ll have a closer peek and see what transpires when I have to reverse out of the carport later on. I’ll be back.
  8. I done a wee test last night and even at the likes of 40 kilometres per hour and waggling the steering wheel, the flickering was there. TBH, I haven’t noticed if it occurs when reversing. But also, I never knew it was electric steering, so as was mentioned in the posts, this might possibly be the cause. I’ll have a closer peek and see what transpires when I have to reverse out of the carport later on. I’ll be back.
  9. Hi chaps this is my first post on the ford forum. Please forgive me if I have placed it in the wrong section. anyway, every time I turn the steering wheel, the head lights flicker. I’m unsure if the car has these super duper follow around a curve lights that some of the newer cars have. Or is there some sort of connection between the steering column and the lights. Any ideas where I should look would be greatly appreciated? This anomaly is seriously pulling my pisser, also I’ve just recently had to renew both the dip headlight bulbs☹️☹️. Not to cheerful, me being from north of the border and having the common problem of cobwebs holding the wallet tightly closed. Not sure if the flickering is causing the bulbs to fail.