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  1. Focus Clutch Pedal Pad

    Hi Guys, I noticed recent when my shoes are wet the clutch slips off my shoes which is pretty dangerous. I had a look at the rubber pads on my clutch and it looks like they are worn. Its a pretty simple job to replace but I just want to make sure I have the right part. I have a 2009 Ford focus and I've found the part number which I think it is (1234292) and here it is on Ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FOCUS-MK2-CMAX-C-MAX-KUGA-BRAKE-OR-CLUTCH-PEDAL-PAD-RUBBER-1234292-2008/332430803060?hash=item4d666b8074:g:8-kAAOSwCU1YzAcf Its also listed here for £10: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Ford-Focus-C-Max-Grand-C-Max-Kuga-Clutch-Pedal-Pad-1234292/252767253097?epid=1509751731&hash=item3ada1a3269:g:INsAAOSw4CFYoEoA They both state 2008 but the pads look identical to my 2009 model. Do you think it should be ok? Also if I was to put one of those fancy silver pads in, is this something I wold have to declare as a insurance Modification? Thanks
  2. Rear drum brake stuck

    Thanks mate, I'll give it a try.
  3. Rear drum brake stuck

    This sounds like it could be worth a try. Any particular brand of brake cleaner you would recommend?
  4. Rear drum brake stuck

    Yeh whenever it rains or the rear brakes get wet I just leave it parked in first gear with the handbrake off. Leaving it in gear seems to stop it rolling off! Just cant believe how much of a common problem is with people and not much has been done to really address it
  5. Rear drum brake stuck

    I’ll drop them a call and see what they say regarding it. If I cant convert it it disks then I guess I will just have to leave the car in gear after driving in the rain rather than use the handbrake 🙄
  6. Rear drum brake stuck

    Ah the insurance aspect of this may be the killer here. Insurance is expensive enough as it is but thanks for sending that over mate.
  7. Rear drum brake stuck

    How complex is it to do a rear disc conversion?
  8. Rear drum brake stuck

    Good to know its not just my car! I've done some digging online and it seems its quite a common issue with Ford rear drum brakes. Cant find any real solutions to the problem though :/
  9. Rear drum brake stuck

    Hi guys, I last drove my car two days ago in the rain then I left it parked in my drive since. Today I went to drive away but when I pulled the handbrake down, the car wouldnt move! i reversed with a side of high revs for abit then I drove forward and it made a loud thud and released. is this normal or do you think there is a problem here? My car is a 09 focus with drum brakes. This has happened once before in the past when it wasn’t driven for a day after lots of rain. cheers
  10. Squeaking noise when accelerating

    Hi Guys, I have noticed recently that when accelerating off from a cold start I hear a squeaking noise coming from the front of the car. I friend of mine told me this could be the aux belt and its a sign it needs changing. Does this sound accurate to you? I had the aux belt, cam belt and waterpump changed last year so I cant see it being the aux belt that needs changing again. I had a look just now for any visible cracks on the belt or any wobble on the tensioner but I cant see any. Any ideas what could be causing the Squeaking? Like I said its only when setting off, never while driving for a while. Thanks!
  11. Windscreen to fail MOT?

    Interesting, I'll give that ago. Thanks
  12. Windscreen to fail MOT?

    Thanks for your responses guys. the scratch in question is right in the centre of the windscreen so I dont think shorter wipers would do the trick unfortunately. Inside the car its almost impossible to spot unless you really look for it and I wouldn't class it as a obstruction at all. My MOT is months away, in February so I'll take your advice and worry about it later lol. Thanks anyway mate!
  13. Windscreen to fail MOT?

    Hey Adrian, Its right in the centre just under the rear view mirror. The snippet you sent is regarding chips or cracks, mine is more of a scratch. When I run my finger over it I cant feel a dip. I found the following snippet in section 8.3 of the MOT Manual: "Scratches on the windscreen, i.e. light surface scratching, are not to be considered as damage. However, an area of concentrated scratching such as caused by the prolonged use of a defective wiper blade which obscures vision is to be considered a Reason for Rejection if it meets the fail criteria" Hopefully the scratch falls under that criteria!
  14. Windscreen to fail MOT?

    Hey All, I was driving along the seafront today and all of a sudden a squashed tin can flew into my windscreen as I was doing around 25MPH. Its left a scratch on my windscreen would this cause a MOT failure? When i run my finger over it I cant feel a dent or a crack so I assume its just a scratch. I've attached a pic to make it abit more clear. Thanks
  15. Focus Bonnet Not Opening

    I wish I saw this a year ago! I had to pay £130 to get mine changed 😞