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  1. madman

    Power steering fluid leak

    I have mk2 focus and power steering pipes do leak they are common fault. The union nut what hold pipes to pump fail, had get pipes and nut replaced about 250. Fords now have modified the pipes. I have also had a power steering pressure switch fail they are on pump they cost bout 60 quid plus fitting. They make lot noise when turning.
  2. madman

    Rear drum brake stuck

    My focus had the same rear brake drum stick. I sprayed my drum cables with wd40 other brands available and worked so far no stick yet. Have look on this site a great helpful mk2 common faults guide.
  3. madman

    1.6 Ti-VCT or 1.8 Duratec HE Engine - choose ?

    I have 1.6 ti-vct had it couple years, it's got 72,000 on clock. Must spent over grand on it already. New timing belt, Steering pipes, Aircon pipe, power steering switch, leaking heater matrix, clutch spring, washer jets leaked rusted plugs, Washer bottle blocked, front heated windscreen ribbon breaked. I find it bit slow getting away 1.6 vct and they have think 115bhp I had 1.8 Mondeo and was great good car compared to focus. Have started to look about for new car prefably Mondeo again as getting worried the ti-vct unit going to go.
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    Mk3 1.6 ti vct issues

    Sorry to jump in this thread I have mk2 focus ti-vct are they that bad for the ti-vct to go wrong. Mine only got 71 thousand on clock, I've had it 2yr. Is it common in most mk2 or in certain years. Mine had regular yearly oil and oil cleaner changes, ive changed plugs, plugs leads, air filter. To be honest on that mk 2 common fault thread I've had nearly all apart from the ti-vct unit go, it's still working ok as i switch car off it ticks down. Thanks
  5. madman

    Rear seat cover

    Look in argos. Cosmos rear seat bench cover black 18.99, cosmos single front seat cover black 13.99.
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    Rear seat cover

    Argos seat covers, I tried some from halfords was rubbish, some out home bargains didn't last to long. Tried Argos ones, it's 18 pound rear and 11 quid each on fronts
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    Ford focus mk2 coolant leak

    Thanks to everyone that helped. Had garage check it out on pressure test and it was o rings water was running down the pipe into centre console. Poped up fords two o'rings and 2 clips was 18 pound. Went back to garage he did them for 50 quid booked in hours labour.
  8. madman

    Ford focus mk2 coolant leak

    Thanks to all. I just drove less then 2 miles and bottles empty. Left hand side of clutch pedal in centre console pouring out of water. This o ring or heater matrix.
  9. madman

    Ford focus mk2 coolant leak

    Had look today this seems to be what's happening Ford focus mk2 wet drivers side footwell is pink coolant. With Heater setting direction to pointing down to feet and face with temperature set to hot, fan speed on four running for 5 mins no water With Heater setting direction to pointing down to feet and face with temperature set to cold, fan speed on four running for 5 mins, no water on footwell With Heater setting direction to pointing up to windscreen with temperature set to cold, and also hot, fan speed on four running for 5 mins, water on footwell after 5 mins running The water looks to be coming from above the 2 silver pipes so what's up there above clutch and from the left side of drivers footwell on side of centre console
  10. madman

    Ford focus mk2 coolant leak

    One of the silver pipes has a tiny black clip around it found it leaking from there. It was wet around plastic and stinks of anti freeze. This a easy job?
  11. madman

    Ford focus mk2 coolant leak

    Thank you I put a towel under the carpet much as I can with my hand drivers side and it came back pink. Managed get my head near there 2 silver pipes coming in one was weeping. Are they big job and how long. Does look like a o ring on metal pipe Are the possible to do yourself
  12. madman

    Ford focus mk2 coolant leak

    Update please anyone Just found my driver's footwell soaking wet under carpet. Was bit damp on top. Anyone please
  13. madman

    Ford focus mk2 coolant leak

    Been out my focus had running for ages. Looking in front of focus the left hand pipe bout 3 inches in diameter from rad is cold, looking in front of the car again the right hand side from rad pipe bout 3 inches in diameter is hot. Is this normal?.
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    Ford focus mk2 coolant leak

    Can airlock cause this?. What's the common faults on focus mk2 losing water?. I found my sump/gearbox wet and the radiator cap had small bit white like limescale
  15. Hello I have a ford focus mk2 1.6 ti vct couple days ago I decided to change my oil upon that I noticed my coolant level was low below minimum level roughly halfway from empty to minimum so i grabbed a kettle filled it up to maximum Mark. Today the levels now back to halfway way between empty and that minimum mark. I drove it back just 4 miles and that water was gone. I just had put 2 pints water in my focus tonight at half 11. I can't see no puddles on my driveway which is weird, where is water going to tho. The sump area where meet gearbox looks wet. The car only done 72 thousand I've had timing belt done but garage said water pump didn't need doing Please please any ideas why losing this water?. Thank you to everyone