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 Post subject: Corsa D 1.7 CDTi Electrical Fault
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:46 pm 
Need some electrical help. When I go down a hill in low gear the spanner light comes on. Doesn't matter which gear. It does it when the speed of the car is at its maximum for the gear I'm in. Thinking a sensor but which one I don't know. Any ideas?

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 Post subject: Ford Focus MK3: Dead rear wiper motor?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:41 pm 
Hoping you can help me, I have a Ford Focus mk3 (61 plate). Was using the rear wiper in the car this morning just fine, went and did some bits and pieces, got back to the car and now its not working. Just dead, no weird noises, no motor strain. Nothing.

I have accessed the motor to check a wire hasn't just come loose, but nothing.

Is this likely the motor? A fusing issue? A ...

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 Post subject: Power keeps failing
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:16 pm 
I lost all power a couple of days ago and the garage say that I need a new alternator fitted, approx cost £400.
I had a new alternator fitted 6/8 months ago because of the same problem.
Could there be another reason for this power loss, every time the garage charges the battery and drive the car around for few hours it looses all power, the battery is only 6 months old.
Thanks for any ...

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 Post subject: 2011 Qashqai 1.5dci glow plug relays
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:03 pm 
Can someone help me and tell me what is the difference between the two relays please? Can they be tested as one of them might be faulty and don’t want to change them both. Thanks


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 Post subject: 2004 Focus - Weird noise!
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:04 am 

I own a 2004 1.6 Ford Focus Zetec. 

Recently I have noticed a noise I’d not heard before. It seems like it’s coming from the back of the car and from inside the car, while driving, the noise sounds like when a motorbike is driving near you or a distant propellor plane. It starts getting quite prominent at around 25mph and gets louder the faster you go. I have noticed it has more ...

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 Post subject: Changing my advice on batteries. I was wrong, sort of.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:17 am 
I was wrong! Don't tell the missus I said that! :lol:

In the past I have recommended buying cheap car batteries, I still stand by that statement. What I am not recommending is buying cheap car batteries online.

This is to be the fair the first cheap battery I have had develop a problem early. Normally I change every 3 years, this battery despite a 4 year ...

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 Post subject: Calipers
PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:38 pm 
New to this, so please bear with me.

I called the AA out this morning after being unable to move my VW Golf TDI SE MK 5 (so 2005). I was able to release the handbrake, but despite this I couldn't reverse the car and despite being on a hill, the car didn't roll forward either. The previous day, I had driven 0.5 miles to work and when I got there I could smell burning ...

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 Post subject: Xsara Picasso 04 Front Washer Jets Slow To Respond
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:43 pm 
Hi all, new here.

I have a problem where my front washer jets on my Xsara Picasso 04 reg are very slow to actually spray water. This causes my wiper blades to wipe first, and thus drag grit across my dry windscreen. The jets do eventually spray after a couple of swishes of the blades, and with full power, so I dont believe there is a pipe blockage as such. In addition, I can hear ...

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 Post subject: Brake disc's and pads
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:43 pm 
I'm looking to buy brake disc and pads but is it best to get pagid or Toyota. ECP wants £86.96 and a Toyota dealer on ebay wants 85.18.

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