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  1. Cambelt or Chain ?

    It should be Cambelt. If memory serves me right, only Duratec engines have chains.
  2. ford fiesta heaters

    It's the control valve. There's no need to replace it! All you have to do is take it out, clean it and put it back. Makesure you clean the coil and make sure its dry. This has happened to mine twice, both times just as the winter weather is kicking in. Once its had been cleaned, it worked fine.
  3. Hmm.. Tyres??

    Do what Mintalkin has suggested. Another thing to look at, would be the wheel balancing. As tyres wear, the intial balancing becomes incorrect adding to more wear. But depending on how much the tyres have worn, depends if they'll last until the New Year. You could always get them looked at & sorted as suggested, then change them round with the rear tyres.
  4. Help Needed!

    All sorted. A mounting bolt had fallen/sheered off of the gearbox. Came to a grand total of £1.49 for a new bolt. All completed by the fantastic RAC!
  5. Trickling noise from 65+ mph

    I've removed any leaves I've found when I clean the car.
  6. Trickling noise from 65+ mph

    I still get this noise. It's not an airlock, so no idea what it is!
  7. Help Needed!

    Ok hopefully someone will know what problem I have. Last night traveling down a dual carridgeway I heard a crack/bang, as I was behind another car I thought it was a stone being flicked up from the car infront. However as I slowed down to go over a roundabout, the gearstick felt very strange. As I changed up through the gears this become more noticeable. When going down the gears, there is no difference. When the clutch is raised (whilst in any gear), the gear stick moves UP & DOWN as the gear is engaged by the clutch. Then is the accelerator is lift & then applied again, this also makes the gearstick move up & down. Also when in gears 1-3, a banging/grinding(i think) noise is made as the cluth engages the gears. All gears though, can easily be selected and NONE pop out of gear. Problem: Gearstick moves up & down when clutch engages gear. Banging/grinding noise in gears 1-3 when engaged. All gears selectable & none pop out. Has anyone had this before or does anyone know what the problem is? Thanks for your help.
  8. Trickling noise from 65+ mph

    Thanks I'll give that a try. I'll keep you all informed!
  9. Trickling noise from 65+ mph

    I'll have a good look, but the sounds is 100% like liquid. If it is an airlock, what would be the easiest way to get rid of it?
  10. Trickling noise from 65+ mph

    Yeah I do it every weekend.
  11. Trickling noise from 65+ mph

    No its a liquid noise. The best way I can describe it as like the heating system in your home. When the heating gets turned on, you can sometime hear the water going through the pipes. The thing with this is that, you can hear with with the heater on or off. I'd alos like to say that the car is running fine & the heater appears to work fine. Though the engine does appear to take a while to warm up (well compared to my Celica).
  12. Hi, I'm new to the forum and have a little problem that I hope you can all help with. I have a 2001 1.25 Zetec S Fiesta Ghia. When I travel at motorway speeds, I hear a trickling noise from what sounds like the passenger front footwell. I don't have a coolant leak, so the heating matrix is fine as there is no water in the footwell. Any ideas on what it might be?