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W CMax

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  1. Fiesta 2010 Tdci 1.4

    Hi, Almost identical symptoms on our Fiesta 1.4tdci, really annoying, did the changing of the track rods solve the problem? At our wits end as it niggles whenever driving! Any help much appreciated! Thanks Will
  2. Hi, juddering/vibration seems to be through the car rather than just the pedal. The jolts/thump when going over bumps is felt through any pedal but not really through the seat/steering wheel. Is it possible the 2 are linked (bumps started before the vibration) or more likely to be different? Sorry I know it's difficult to guess without driving the car. I'm just getting v. frustrated and it hasn't done it on mechanic test drives!
  3. OK I'll throw in my idea that it may be the engine mounts, does this sound feasible/possible? Apparently one (rear I think) of them is starting to show signs of wear but mechanic says it shouldn't be causing a problem. If not any other suggestions anyone? Thanks.
  4. Ford Cmax Steering/braking Vibrations

    Just for info if anyone comes across this thread. Turned out to be front suspension bushes. Not the cheapest things to replace but solved the problem instantly. Apparently they weren't 'that bad' but they obviously were the cause of the problem. Will
  5. Hi I'm after some help/advice I'm afraid! We're on our 2nd Fusion 1.4tdci manual but have encountered problems with the current one. When going over bumps (only quite large ones) you can feel them quite significantly through any one of the 3 pedals. The bumps can't be felt through the seat or steering wheel. The old fusion didn't do this and it is quite annoying/frustrating feeling this bump. Main dealer and garage bought from have looked it over and given it a clean bill of health! Car's done 36K on a 59 plate. I don't know if it's connected at all but there also seems to be a judder when changing down from say 2nd to 4th (so that the revs are quite high in 2nd), no real problems changing up. Any ideas gratefully received. I have one theory but I won't lead any answers at this stage! Thank you Will
  6. Ford Cmax Steering/braking Vibrations

    Hi, thanks, makes sense, I'll get them to have a particular look at the discs. It used to just vibrate when driving, the brake vibration is more recent, maybe they have got worse over time. Thanks again, Will
  7. Ford Cmax Steering/braking Vibrations

    Hi, thanks for that. They have been looked at but it's going back in next week so I'll get them to have another look. Could they cause a vibration even when the brakes aren't on? Meant to say that last service they said that the front bushes 'are starting to split' but don't need replacing yet - is this a potential issue? Thanks Will
  8. Hi all, I'm afraid that I'm looking for your knowledge on a problem with my Cmax. Car is 1.8 tdci, 57 plate 51K on clock. On acceleration, particularly when heavily loaded and in higher gears, there is significant vibration thr' the steering wheel and seats. Also vibrates to a lesse extent when travelling 50-70(ish). Clutch seems fine and no slipping etc. Wheels have been tracked and balanced (3 times for balancing!), no noise from driveshaft when turning and no (unusual) noise when starting or turning off (hopefully not dmf). It also vibrates badly when braking quite hard from high speeds. Vibrations are worse when braking if wheels aren't straight (particularly steering to the left) and also if foot is on the clutch. I'm at my wits end with the problem, local dealer very good and helpful but no suggestions! They've checked for play on shafts, brake pads/discs and also checked tyres for deformity, balance etc. I sold my last cmax when it developed a similar problem but I don't want to sell again, surely I can't have had the only 2 with this problem!!!!! I'm not a 'hard' driver (get 55+ mpg on rural roads)! Thanks for any suggestions, if you need any clarification please let me know. Thanks again Will
  9. Welcome to the Ford forums W CMax :)