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  1. 2010powen

    Drive Tec wishbones

    Hi has anybody ever use drive Tec wishbones and have an opinion on the quality? Thanks
  2. 2010powen

    mk2 focus wishbone change

    hi does any body know how difficult the wishbones are to change and any advice? normally I wouldn't be fazed and just go at it but being the last ones I did were on a mk3 mondeo and was a absolute pig!!! I fought I would ask some advice first lol.
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    Hot Footwell!!

    hi peter, to be honest haven't really looked into it as I've been meaning to call at a scrap to see if maybe something is missing on mine ( maybe a heat shield or something?) but has it happens, the mother in law is buying the same car in a few weeks, so when she does I am going to have a good look at hers and see if theres any differences. will update once I have
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    Hot Footwell!!

    Hi Sam. Did u ever get to the bottom of this issue? I've got the same problem on my focus.
  5. 2010powen

    MK2 focus (05) red hot dash

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    MK2 focus (05) red hot dash

    Thanks well that clears that up for me, still leaves me puzzled as to why it's so warm in my footwell, for instance I've just been out in it wearing shorts and it burnt my leg when it touched it. The heat does seem to be coming from the 2 metal pipes, I am wondering should there be some kind heat shield?? I know the matrix had been replaced in the past, could something have been left off maybe??
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    MK2 focus (05) red hot dash

    Little update. Took focus on a decent run this morning. This time with temp set on coldest. Heaters working perfectly, nice an cold and ice cold with air con on. Still really hot in the drivers footwell tho, like the bolts that hold the plastic will burn my fingers hot!!! There seems to be 4 pipes that come from the engine compartment (2 metal 2 rubber) both metal are red hot ( I always fought 1should be cool ) and the rubbers are cold ( I think these go to the air con ) I was thinking maybe the heater control valve but I would expect to have heater issues if it was that???
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    MK2 focus (05) red hot dash

    Hi all, finally took my 2005 1.6 ti-vct for a decent run ( 1st time in my ownership ) bout hour down the motorway. After a while I noticed it was getting really toastie in my footwell so I turned my heat down. A while later I noticed it was still really really toastie! So started feeling about and all the plastic around the drivers footwell, the bottom of the steering, even my keys were really warm. Now I've messed around with cars all my life but this is a first for me!! I've had a quick look on the net an it seems I am not the only none who has had this but every post I've looked at has not gave me a deafo cause of the issue. Has anybody had and cured this? The heaters work great and temp needle sits just off center as I had the thermostat replaced when I bought it. Can't say however if it will blow cold air but I am going to take it on a run tomorrow and see. I also had the cam belt an auxiliary belts replaced last week. Did check behind the dash and the 2 metal pipes that go into the matrix were red hot. Not sure if that's normal or not??? Any help would be great thanks.
  9. hi all, I recently purchased a 2005, 1 owner, full history, focus 1.6 ti-vct from an elderly couple. At 1st I fought I had found a perfect car but seems the more I drive it then the more things I seem to find. At the moment I have noticed at a certain junction I use every day ( hill start ) as I start to pull off in 1st the car seems to bog down ( almost like a flat spot ) so I have to push the gas down harder to get it going, or as ive been doing lately is pull off at 3-4000 revs rather than the more sensible 2000. is now become a bit more of an issue as now the wife has past her test, she is the one who is going to be using it the most an last thing I want is it bogging down an cutting out on her. I have notice that it has got the ti-vct rattle on cold start up an my miles per gallon are awfull! The engine is always cold at this junction ( I haven't tired it when warm yet) and I am doing a lot of short cold trips lately. I have recently had the thermosat changed. I also notice some one had bent what looked like a vac pipe over and zip tied it. I undid it, not sure were it came from or went to. going to zip it back up tomorrow. anyone any ideas? thanks paul
  10. hi did U ever find a fix for this issue, minds doing similar except also getting p0335 code on my reader. Change the crank sensor and still the same
  11. 2010powen

    were is rpm sensor? ti-vct

    Hi can anyone tell me were the rpm sensor is? or am I right in thinking it comes off the crank sensor?
  12. 2010powen

    interior light wont go off

    yeah I don't fancy that much! unless theres a lot easier option then I reckon ill just learn to live with it! lol
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    Hi all. hoping someone might be able to help me. After getting my car back from garage yesterday ( fitted new thermosat ) I noticed the rev counter wasn't working. Got in it this morning ( first time I drove it since getting it back ) and was working, all good! ( or so I fought ) drove around for an hour after work then all of a sudden, the rev counter drops and the car goes in to Limp Mode! Drove the car home and plugged into reader and I am getting P0335 Crankshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Malfunction. I've reset the code then as soon as start the car the code comes back up, so the car is now parked up till I can to the bottom of this. There was no issues with the rev counter or crankshaft sensor before going in so my first thought was then had maybe knocked or disconnected but I've been underneath and couldn't find anything obvious and all switches were plugged in proper. Does anybody actual know the true meaning of P0335? Is it a malfunction wiring circuit? Is it ( by pure chance!) a malfunction of crankshaft sensor? I unplugged it completely and car wouldn't start at all. Or is it that whatever sensor operates the rev counter is malfunctioning causing it break the circuit? Does anybody what sensor runs the rev counter?? Any foughts would be a great help as I am out of ideas ( and a car!) Thanks in advance
  14. 2010powen

    rev counter not working after thermosat change

    thanks, tired that! going to do a new post with more info as its now off the road in limp mode!
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    rev counter not working after thermosat change

    ive just been out and started car and run the test page. rev counter was working and was showing on test then all of a sudden both went off. also then noticed I had engine management light on, plugged it in an showin p0335 , crankshat sensor I think it was. Are there 2 of these? could they be put back on the right way? thanks