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  1. Hissing Type Noise Focus 1.6Tdci

    I seem to have cured the hissing noise (caused by air being sucked into the servo without the brake pedal being operated). It is normal for air (atmospheric pressure) to pass into the servo when the brakes are operated, in this car's case through an air filter encased in a nylon tube surrounding the brake pedal push rod, but there is either a seal or valve to stop this happening when the pedal isn't operated. For some reason, possibly dust/gunge, this seal was not working 100% allowing air to be sucked into the low pressure of the servo all the time, but not enough to effect its operation noticeably. The cure was with the engine running I sprayed WD40 in the area around the brake pedal push rod air filter, so that it was sucked into the seal or valve that was leaking, then I pressed the brake pedal down, but let my foot slip off the end of the pedal so that the brake pedal pinged back against the back stop (its rest position) several times. I think the shock/vibration of the pedal hitting the back stop (caused by the return spring) may have dislodged dirt or gunge. Result, no hissing for over a week now and the car passed MOT 2 days ago no problem. Hope this helps someone else as the the other chap who I contacted with an identical problem had his servo replaced by a garage at a cost of nearly £600 :-(
  2. Hissing Type Noise Focus 1.6Tdci

    I have answered my own question to a certain extent by interent searches, which also turned up a thread on this site, see below. I further located the source of the noise to where the rod connected to the brake pedal passes through the bulkhead to the servo, it's easy to hear when your head is in footwell! Have found 2 other people with same problem. From the thread below it seems a new servo unit is required at a cost of near £600 fitted by Ford. So I'm not impressed at having to replace this on a 5 yr old car with only 38,000 miles on clock and always serviced by Bristol Street Ford. Anyone had any success at getting Ford to contribute to cost of repairs in this type of situation, as feel this must be poor design or bad batch of parts and not fair ware and tear? http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/28595-replacing-leaking-brake-servo-ford-part-number-help-please/
  3. I have a problem that started few days ago on my 2008 1.6TDCi Focus 38,000 miles, constant hissing type noise that stops when I touch brake pedal, whether car moving or parked with engine running. It also continues for couple of seconds after turning engine off. No performance or other issues yet, but as seems to be associated with brakes don't want to wait too long! An identical issue was mentioned in previous post , but thread did not have conclusion. Have PM'd originator, but he has not been active for long time. Have tested servo by pumping brake pedal etc. and seems ok to me. Have looked for air leaks using smoke, but no signs of blowing or sucking. Can't hear noise when sat in passenger seat, or with bonnet up when other noises are dominant. Any suggestions? Thanks, Nick
  4. 2.0 Tdci Hissing Noise On Acceleration

    Hi Mark, what happened with your problem? I have the same problem a constant hissing type noise that stops when I touch brake pedal, when car moving or stopped. No performance or other problems at the moment. Thank you, Nick
  5. Welcome to the Ford forums nickforty :)