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About LiamZetec

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    Focus MK1.5
  1. LiamZetec

    Just Got A 07 Zetec 1.8 Petrol... Few Niggles..

    1) As far as I am aware, heated mirrors are only included on the Ghia trim models I think and as have said yours is a Zetec. Also the Ford manual you have covers all of the Focus models and they supply the same manual to all current Focus models - somewhere in the manual you should be able to see something along the lines of "Heated Front Mirrors (Ghia models only)" 2) It could be likely that your gas struts on the boot may need replacing, my 02 Focus does the same as well where if you only open it halfway, it stays there and you have to raise your hand all the way to the top to take it up there. 3) I can't answer that one for you unfortunately as I am not familiar with the MK2 stereos but I'm sure someone else will step in. Liam
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    Strange Beep

    I've noticed with my key fob as well on most really cold mornings that it takes 2-3 times of pressing the button to get it to unlock the car but then throughout the rest of the day it unlocks promptly on 1 press. I would just put this down to the really cold mornings we have been getting. Liam
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    Over Revved Caused Battery Light To Come On

    Our Focus's have the slighter older power assisted steering and not electric power steering ;) Liam
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    Tightening Handbrake

    You should be able to adjust it yourself and make sure you are parked on a fully flat surface. Remove the handbrake gaiter and you should see a 8mm or 10mm nut, pump the brakes a few times and fully release the handbrake. With the 8/10mm spanner, fully loosen the handbrake cable nut and then raise the handbrake to around 4-5 clicks at the most and then do the nut up again until you can feel it getting tight but do not overtighten it. Test the handbrake a few times to make sure that it still fully works correctly after adjustment and then re-fit the handbrake gaiter. That is the quick and easy route to do it. A work collegue at work told me that if you have a handbrake with rear brake shoes (basically if your car does not have rear disk brakes) then apparently it is highly recommended that you also remove both rear wheels to remove the rear brake facilities and the brake shoes may need cleaning up as these can get really dirty with brake dust and sometimes if this is not carried out and if the handbrake is adjusted without doing this job, then the handbrake may not operate properly. He has got a Merc though so I don't know if this applies to Fords. Liam
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    Over Revved Caused Battery Light To Come On

    This sounds alternator / aux belt or tensioner related to me, as their is no power going to the Power Steering. Liam
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    Chip In Windscreen

    How much does a standard windscreen cost to buy? Much more than £70 I can guarantee (autoglass quoted me £200 just for a standard screen on my old Fiesta) but the insurance companies still do not make you pay the extra do they? So if you choose to claim on your insurance, state on the phone that your Focus came with a heated front screen from the factory and state to them that this is the replacement you want & should have - they should agree to this and if not, don't accept the standard one and take it up with the supervisor stating this and you can also prove that your car had the heated front screen as well because you had the switch for it inside the car and you also have the wiring built in - worst comes to the worst take some photos for proof. Liam
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    Mk1.5 Zetec Advice

    I've got the same EXACT thing on my Focus with the passenger headlight and a bit on the drivers side too! I can literally just about fit a finger between the headlight and the bumper and on the driver's side their is not as much of a gap - probably only half a centimetre. I'm confused to why their is such a gap as well but personally I think it may be that the headlight unit itself may not be as big in diameter as the bumper allignment to me looks absolutely spot on and I have removed both headlights as well while carrying out bulb changes and even after fitting them back on the car they still look the same with the same gapping (the headlamps only have 3 fixing screws, 2 at the top on the headlight and 1 at the side of the unit). I have seen over MK1.5 Focus's about too with this same gap between the headlights and the bumper. Liam
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    Over Revving Mk1 Focus

    I doubt it's an alternator issue as this will affect the battery and will cause the battery light on the dash to come on. Liam
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    Over Revving Mk1 Focus

    Yep sounds much like the Throttle Position Sensor needs replacing to me. Liam
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    Over Revving Mk1 Focus

    Do you mean it over revs itself when idle or when changing gear? If its when idle then it may be the idle control valve but if its when changing gear then it will be the throttle position sensor. Liam
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    Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec Help

    The problem is down to the Throttle Position Sensor and it will need replacing. This is a very common thing that goes wrong on the Zetec engines and I had the same problem with my 1.25 Fiesta. The new sensor costs around £30 and takes 5 minutes to change. Liam
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    Ingress Of Water Into Drivers Seat Well.

    It's highly likely that part of the seal between your door is damaged and may need replacing, inspect it to see if you can see any splits or cuts in it anywhere around the door arch. Liam
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    Advice On A Pair Of Focuses

    I would still walk away from the £750 one, £750 for it from a trader still sounds fairly cheap to me and there must be something else bad that he hasn't mentioned to you and he probably wants it sold quickly at that price. If you did get it and were looking to get the box changed then you would be looking at around the £200 mark maybe more for a reconditioned box and another £200 ish for a garage to change them over so that is over £400 for the job! I would really consider doing a HPI check on the car first before really looking at it. No doubt as well that other people have viewed the car and have walked away, but this is likely down to the gearbox issue. Also I find that the other Focus that went for £2000 is absoluetly shocking... he must of made a big profit out of that! Liam
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    Steering Rack

    Yeah you will need to get the tracking re-done after getting the new rod fitted. Liam
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    Faulty Fuel Gauage - Is This Common

    This will be down to a faulty fuel sensor in the fuel tank. My neighbour had the same problem on his Focus and the garage replaced the sensor which cured the problem. Liam