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  1. Hi all, hoping to shed some light on this. Wanting to know if the fusion has the same power steering rack as the Fiesta of same year. It's a 2004 tdci, and prices seem to vary wildly (up to, apparently, £900 from a Ford dealer ) That's the next job after todays service (oil, air, fuel filter, oil). Bit of a pig to get at the fuel filter but taking the airbox off helped. With regards the rack it was an advisory last year and needs topping up every couple of months or so. Will try some of that stop leak stuff for power steering, but also figure if the car will be kept for any length of time best do it and get it out of the way. Is it straightforward or need special Ford part 87875(&6765)5$£%^& and hands the size of a 2 year old, with the dexterity of a lizard?
  2. Ford Fusion Wishbone

    The balljoint seal had split. That means (on the fusion at any rate, though they may have changed later models?) getting the angle grinder and drill out because the ball joint is rivetted, Once it's out (grind off rivets, drill through hole with success bigger bits) the replacement is 12-20 quid depending on where you get it from, and bolts on. The 'premium' balljoint from Euro car parts (list is 20 quid, I paid 16 I think) includes a pinch bolt for the hub-wishbone. Which is nice, considering I'd already bought one from ford. Doh. Also had to grind off a deep ring socket to get it into the top of the suspension leg. Fun and games. Oh well, at least it's done and should the other side go, it won't take anywhere near as long to sort it out. And it was cheaper than a new wishbone (and having to get tracking sorted). Now just need to sort out the other bits (timing belt, service, boot solenoid). One job seems to lead to another...
  3. Ford Fusion Wishbone

    The couple of quid bit sounds fine. The 300 thing... not so. *gulp*
  4. Ford Fusion Boot Release Problem - Please Help

    Have exactly the same problem with the wifes car (it may be my daily runner a-b/work mule soon so I will try and get round to fixing all the stuff she doesn't tell me about until black smoke is coming out of it). Think it must be the solenoid in my case as you can hear the 'schnick' (or whatever sound a solenoid makes) but it's too weak to pop the boot. Any ideas how to find it? Presumably in the spare wheel well or thereabouts?
  5. Ford Fusion Wishbone

    That is absolutely spot on, great stuff! I take it 1473935/1444106 (bolt and nut) and 1382597 (bolt) are stealer dealer only jobs. Can't see motor facotrs doing them. Think a wishbone is gonna cost around 42 quid from Euro Car Parts and a spring 28 quid from same place. Might plead poverty, see if they knock me some off. If that fails I'll plead stupidity and drool on the counter - usually gets a discount from them just to make you clear off
  6. Hi all, joined up to pick a few brains (and may need to do the same again with father in laws c-max). Wife has a 04 Fusion that snapped a coil spring on the drive yesterday. The drivers side one went last year, so I suppose they've lasted a while, even though the car is only 50k miles. Anyway, after much trouble (rusted bolts) got the suspension strut off but figured I needed to split the wishbone balljoint from the hub. I was careful not to split the bush but it wouldn't budge, and Haynes manuals are written for cars straight from the manufacturer I suspect (no muck or rust) sodespite my best efforts not to, the bush got a nick in it. After that I used as much brute force as I could muster to get the damned thing separated, and it was a real chore. So - wishbone replacement as the balljoints are riveted in, but German Swedish French (GSF) sell a ball joint for the wishbone which suggests I could grind the rivets off and bolt the ball joint on. Or is it just easier to replace the wishbone with everything else off? Also does anyone have a parts diagram of the suspension setup with part numbers? I use ETKA/ELSAWIN for my Seat Leon not sure if there is an equivalent for the ford. Need the part numbers of the pinch bolt (think it's a 17mm) for the strut at the top of the hub (which nearly rounded thanks to rust/crud) and the pinch bolt at the bottom of the hub which has a torx pattern on one end (also rusted, and a swine to get out. Had to hammer the thing out whilst the Haynes said 'slide the bolt out'. Yeah right...) Thanks for any help Cheers, Paul
  7. Welcome to the Ford forums apn :)

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      Thanks for the welcome. Have a feeling my visits will be more frequent seeing as I may be doing a car swap with the wife. She gets my leon tdi 150, I get her Fusion 60 odd hp shopping trolley... and a new (er) motorbike :)