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    Thinking Fiesta
  1. Intermittent Squeal From Steering

    Thanks btmaldon, 22k on the clock. Daft question, where's the power steering reservoir?
  2. It's a 10 plate Fiesta Style with 22k on the clock. Recently an intermittent high pitch squeal has developed when turning the steering wheel. This occurs, not only when turning corners but also when changing position on the road, and at various speeds. Has anyone else had any experience of this, and if so do you know the cause/remedy? I phoned the main dealer only to be told that my warranty ran out 2 weeks ago :( The car was MOT'd just over a week ago and passed first go, with an advisory that the rear n/s tyre had just under 3mm of tread. In addition to this, when the car was MOT'd there wer two dates of registration, one of which was when the car was first registered in the UK in 2011. Hence, there was some confusion as whether or not the MOT was due? However, when feeding the info into the VOSA database it showed it was due an MOT. Nevertheless, when my road tax renewal form came it said that I'd need an MOT cert from 01/01/2014??? Hence, for one year has the car been out of the country? Many Thanks In Advance :)
  3. FIESTA 98 1.8D

    Hi. New to the board, so if I'm in the wrong place, apologies. Interesting read on the suspension issues, as my son has an 07 Fiesta! Should he have it checked? Now for me, I've been driving a Vectra Diesel for the past four years, absolute CRAP. I reckon in four years I've spent nearly 2k getting jobs done. Hence, with the onset of more costly problems I've decided to scrap it, and have come across a R reg Fiesta Ghia 1.8D with 71k on the clock, £795. In general what are these cars like, hence I don't want a repeat of the last four years!! Thanks in advance for your thoughts, much appreciated.