Congratulations on behalf of the ford centre for succesffully removing a stereo for a fiesta mark 6. Front nearside spring broke a couple of weeks ago at 70mph with a bang! Could anyone suggest wether this could be the problem?! Look out for a new blog post about it coming soon! Remove the two screws on the front of the rear light assembly. Will someone have to die before ford have a recall — I hope not — springs replaced — car to be replaced and I will never ever buy ford again. On the drivers side underneath the steering column there is a little pocket pull the pocket down and there are two Phillips screws you will need to unscrew these. Just did a bounce test, and I might add, slammed the car door on my fingers which have now turned purple, while the air turned blue, not my day eh? You will need to get the heater panel back into place with the two phillip screws,connect wires for heater panel,push back into correct position. Hi there, well from what I have read it seems to be a common fault, and as the have an additional part now it might be an idea to get it at least checked as winter is coming.
Then he did the passenger side and it rocks much less after bouncing on that side. Maybe you couldn't hear it on the unpaved road, but every expansion strip on the interstate makes your car sound like a tin can full of bolts. I have retained the parts in the hope of finding an independent agency to perform the analysis. Mind you the roads are in a terrible state but I am a very careful female driver who notices pot holes. Thanks for the blog and the general discussion about it.
It had a full check done at Halfords and all necessary work done. What a terrible and dangerous fault! Ford make good cars not great, just good and this is not intended to start a slagging match with them, I just wanted to let you, my lovely readers who own these cars, know of something that could at the very least leave you stranded. They are an optional extra believe it or not. I think the car manufacteres should be required to offer some kind of guarantee for such critical parts of the order 8 years or 60,000 miles. You may have to before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. Thanks for the info xx Just had my front near side coil spring on my 07 Fiesta Zetec bang and snap on me, luckily on a quiet side road after just driving from Dorset back to London.
I was just driving back from work and as I his the dip on a guarded level crossing the spring failed. As far as I know it only affects the Fiesta and Fusion models, hopefully Ford have worked out a fix on the later stuff. Restoring The Peace While we've seen people try to take up clearance in a deteriorated bushing with shims made of sheetmetal, screws, etc. Slight corrosion is surely common, and not necessarily related the broken front spring showed no corrosion — but does anyone know if rear spring failure happens as often? Could this have to do with the frequent snapping of the springs. Over inflation is as bad as under. We have a garage about 2 mins away who say they can fix it.
I think I misread your post. As I went to drive away there was an awful grinding, metallic sound and I found part of the spring on the ground. By eye there didn't seem to be much difference between the old and new but something obviously wasn't right. Guess which option Ford chose? On the other hand, some repairs are free, or nearly so. Happy to announce we now have Adrian Flux on board for the club insurance scheme.
Steering was making clicking sound, replaced steering column 46774 km Clicking in the steering at slow speeds or stopped. Remove the gear knob by unscrewing,then pull… Depends on the engine. Very interested to hear your experience…this mirrors exactly mine today. Did I miss the recall? Only just found this blog. I have had the 1.
Unfortunately they start to show oil leakage at about 50k. Same thing just happened to my 2005 1. There is no ford technical service bulletin covering this, the dealer thinks it may possibly be a relief valve in the dampers that makes the noise but as there is no mod on the dampers as yet obviously ford have not recognised it as a problem or there have not been enough complaints. I have since taken it to two other garages who said the struts are fine, and no way should they need doen at that age. My rattly old fiat with a bazillion miles on it is still fine, despite being driven over the same moonscape that the Ford was. The rest of the light is held in by two 'poppers' so a gentle tug should pull it out. Would you advice replacing springs and cups as a preventative move? Many people extend the life of their heater core by bypassing it during the summer months to avoid unnecessary corrosion or, or bypass it if it begins to leak.
I got 50 yards down the road and heard a piece of steel drop off the car, I stopped to pick it up and found it was a piece of coil of my front offside spring just like your pictures. The roller of the rear seat belt locatet in the trunk Like above spray some lube and thats it. Drum braked models have self adjusting rear brakes. A particularly common problem with Ford Fiesta hydraulic clutches is caused by the cylinder rod becoming disconnected from the clutch pedal. Usually the driver side front spring breaks first.
At least until you hit the pavement and the rattling starts. With shocks, another thing to check for is loose or dried-out mounting bushings. These only accelerate the failure of an inferior standard of spring manufacture together with the drive to reduce car weight by fitting smaller cross section thus more highly stressed springs. It's worth it, however, for the great weekend of backwoods hiking and knocking around. I have had this experience with broken front coil springs on a Ford Fusion, drivers side twice, passenger side once.
Insert the flat blade of a screwdriver into each hole and press down the spring clip, releasing the light unit from its seat. Just looking for some information and advice; the car is going into my local garage on Thursday for repair and he is a decent guy but I need to know will they be changing the full suspension arm as the mk6 seems to only have one cup and not two so im not sure if it attach's to the shock absorber? So please, if you have one of these cars, go get them checked, get the springs changed and get these plates fitted. The only major fault was the failure of the injector seals that made a bit of a mess under the bonnet and cost me about £100 to put right, a common fault with this car that most people including Ford know about. When I got home after being recovered I found the snapped half circle of steel exactly the same as your photos sitting in the driveway. My son rang me up at 7 45am on his way to work saying his car was making a burning smell and the brakes seemed to be sticking on he had only gone 50yds. Otherwise the car runs perfectly with no issues. At the very least a warning by Ford….