oldrocker72

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  • First Name
    Mark
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  • Ford Model
    Focus
  • Ford Year
    2002
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Oxfordshire

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  1. The problem is i have a limited budget and i don't want it to become a money pit which i think it will as the time goes by, so we will probably be getting rid of it to ASM autos as we have already spoken to them about it.
  2. Ok Tdci-Peter i have had a look underneath the car and i don't think it's that bad, but will post a couple of pictures and see what you think, Do you think this is worth saving or not considering everything else that's wrong with the car.
  3. How difficult is this to do Wilco because i don't want to take something apart and think how the hell do i put this back together, also how would we know if the car has traction control fitted or just the light fitted but it seems strange to me that they would fit a warning light when it isn't needed, anyway the wife thinks we should fit a new wheel sensor and see what happens but her mum is pushing for us to sell it along with my old 98 shogun to ASM autos as the have offered £414 pounds for both and we can use that to put towards a new car, Will check out the rear suspension on the car and if it's really bad i think that will force our hands and we will scrap the car and sell it to ASM autos as the have offered £165 on its own without the shogun as well, anyway will check tomorrow as the weather is supposed to be slightly better tomorrow.
  4. It's funny you say that Wilco as just recently on my instrument cluster the needle of both the fuel and temp gauge sit in the middle of each gauge when i turn the engine off also ever since iv had the car the mileage would flash up on the digi clock every few seconds is that bit correct, but the bit that puzzles me the most is the ABS/BTCs lights will come on and could be on for weeks but they can just as easy be off for weeks as well, or they would flash on n off for a few seconds then either stay on or go off completely, Tdci-Peter the underneath of my car is not rusty at all as iv already looked i have taken a load of pictures of the underneath will upload them and you can tell me if its been painted with some kind of rust proof paint as i think it has by looking at it myself, Anyway from what i can gather from both of you is it may not even be a fault in the ABS pump and the sensor on the wheel could be the problem or even the instrument cluster either way it needs more investigation before letting ASM autos come and collect the car,
  5. Well the car went to the garage today for the them to check the codes on the ABS and find the fault they phoned me and explained that the code popped up straight away stating the ABS pump has failed and needs replacing along with the front passenger wheel sensor, the guy who owns the garage said that if i want to fix it i'm looking at £500/600 to fix the pump and sensor, He did mention that getting a secondhand pump would be difficult because if the serial numbers don't match with the old pump no matter what we do it won't program in with the ECU unit, Anyway if we don't want to shell out the money he will give me £100 cash for scrape for the car but the wife was not impressed when i told her all this, So now we are scouring the marketplace on Facebook, Gumtree, and Ebay for a new car, On the plus side the wife hasn't spoke to me for hours 🤣🤣.
  6. Ok iv put a new light bulb in the car and went to the garage and asked them to confirm what brake pipes need changing and they said its the metal pipes and not the flexi pipes, they said if they do the work it's £75 per side and £150 to check and fix the problem with the ABS fault.
  7. No that's for everything checking the ABS and fixing the ABS and the brake pipes he told me he did the full MOT and it passed everything else but not the pipes or the ABS fault, i have looked at the rear brake pipes and i'v noticed that on one side the brake pads are wearing unevenly as the brake disc is really shiny near the wheel hub but rusty as hell near the outer part of the disc, i also noticed that the calipers are both just rusty as hell i'm surprised they haven't fallen to bits to be honest with you, also both rear discs are getting badly worn and rusty as hell so was thinking that if i change everything the pipes calipers and discs that might solve the ABS problem, the guy at the garage agreed that might be the problem as everything is just so ***** rusty on the rear brakes, Also this bulb has blown i'v looked into changing it and one YouTube i watched he basically took the front end of his car to bits to change the bulb, he also had 2 different bulbs so could someone clarify what bulb goes in there please much appreciated.
  8. Hi Everyone, Sorry for not posting for a while anyway the fuel problem is all sorted and haven't had an issue since so i'm happy with that part of the car, Anyway took it for it's MOT today and it failed due to the ABS light coming on during the test such a shame the ***** light had been off for over a week, and the rear brake pipes being corroded so they said to get it through it's MOT i'm looking at £250-£300 car only cost me £300 to buy but the wife likes the car so i have to spend the money to get it through the test, I had a bit of a chat with the guy at the garage and he said that it could be the corroded pipes that are causing the issues with the ABS/BTCS/TCS lights being on and if that's the case then it will be straight forward to sort out and pass, if not then it's a case of having to have the code checker diagnostic machine put on the car and the codes checks to see if any show up and if so where we go from there.
  9. When i bought the car the previous owner said to me that he took the car to an actual Ford dealership and they had the car for about a week trying to find the fault, and they found that there was nothing wrong with the ABS system for some reason the bulb just comes on and off, He told me that they put it on every diagnostic machine they have and replaced every sensor on the system but it changed nothing about the bulb lighting up, Personally i felt he was saying this so the car would be easier to sell, and i agree i need to get it checked out for myself.
  10. Yay the cars running again already taken the wife shopping in it, and all i did was put some fuel in the pipe from the fuel tank to the filter and filled the filter through to the pump and then turned it over and after just a couple of cranks it fired into life and has ran sweet as a nut since then, even the lag going up hill has gone and the car just seems to have even more power than before, the last thing to sort is why the ABS light comes on stays on for weeks and then goes off for weeks but the previous owner said it's been like that ever since they owned the car and it even passed the mot like it last year, anyway just glad i'm mobile again. This is the simple kit i used to prime and bleed the car. And you can see the engine running with the ABS light still on.
  11. Well my mate turned up and just dropped the diesel off as he was off out to a wedding last minute invite apparently, anyway i filled the filter up and tried to fill the pipe to the fuel tank but its just so solid i can't get it to turn over enough to get the fuel in so didn't get any fuel down it, But as i filled the fuel filter i put the fuel tank pipe back on and i decided to bleed it through anyway and eventually the bubbles of air had stopped coming from the filter so reconnected the pipe and went to crank it over but not enough juice in the battery to crank it over fast enough to see if it would start, so it's now on charge over night and will try it again tomorrow in the daylight not sure if any fuel was pushed through to the injectors not sure but will give it another go tomorrow, Just want to say thanks to everyone for the advice it has been very helpful.
  12. I'm the same i don't have a huge amount of experience with modern diesels my Fordson Dexta was built in 1960 so it's a much simpler system than my Focus and the modern tractors iv driven in the past if they break down the farm owner would just phone the dealers and they would send out a mechanic to sort it out, Anyway i was also not aware that there is no low pressure pump in the tank and i thought that all diesels had a primer pump fitted its strange to find it doesn't, well i have a friend coming round at the weekend who has a bit more knowledge than me about the system to see if he can get the car running again, the only problem it has is when going up hill it lags in power and takes ages to pick up again, i'm wondering if that's down to a dirty filter at the tank as i don't know when the filters were changed as i bought the car in Febuary and even tho it has a service record book with it there is nothing written down in the book, My mate suggested doing that but using easy start instead but for me personally i'm not so keen on doing that as a lot of my classic tractor friends have said it can do more damage than good to a diesel engine they refuse to even start their tractors with it, but anyway will see what happens over the weekend with getting the car started.
  13. Tdci-Peter, My car is definitely a TDCI as i don't have direct fuel pipes from the pump they go from the pump to a common rail spider then to the injectors which are electronically run, when the car fired up i ran it for maybe a minute or two then stupidly turned it off to close the fuel cap i should have left it running for a lot longer, so i need to prime the fuel up to the filter before the high pressure pump would cranking the engine over after that help to get the fuel to the injectors, One thing is why does it worry you that it won't start after running for a couple of minutes does that mean the pump is knackered then or the fuel system is empty and needs reprimeing with fuel.
  14. Ah so it's possible but can be a bit of a job to do if i do this but it still doesn't start i'm guessing the pump must be on it's way out, need to get it sorted by tomorrow morning as we are off out for the weekend and i have one of those common rail spiders as my wife put it but i was informed that its found on both engines, anyway i will upload a pic of my engine to show you what i mean.
  15. Hi and thanks i'v already posted in the Focus Forum as need advice badly.