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Old 09-02-2001, 15:09   #1 (permalink)
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Any of you guys experiencing probs with free play in the steering!

I Had my drivers side window traks replaced last week cause they kept sticking under warranty and they mentioned that the arse end had began to work itself loose.

May be worth a check next time your under the car!
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Old 09-02-2001, 19:02   #2 (permalink)
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Any of you guys experiencing probs with free play in the steering!

I Had my drivers side window traks replaced last week cause they kept sticking under warranty and they mentioned that the arse end had began to work itself loose.

May be worth a check next time your under the car!
Laminge, what did they mean the arase end began to work itself loose??
What Parts?

I am not getting any free play in my steering.. and i do lots of sharp and hard cornering.....

it does wander all over the road though..
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That happened to one of the work AU2 Fairmonts, it had only done 20K and apparently i heard the shock mounts loosens it's self. Not a major problem and not hard to fix at all. But still a abit of a dodgy quality issue. It's abit ironic that the Watts Linkage suspension has been around for yonks and the last incarnation has a fitting problem. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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I am not getting any free play in my steering.. and i do lots of sharp and hard cornering.....

it does wander all over the road though..
Wandering is usually caused by tyres I've found. DO you run 17s? Some brands of tyres do it more than others. I had Yokohamas that used to be shocking for it. Changed brand and problem fixed.:D
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Wandering is usually caused by tyres I've found. DO you run 17s? Some brands of tyres do it more than others. I had Yokohamas that used to be shocking for it. Changed brand and problem fixed.:D
Im running standard Monza 200's They ahve a ****ty tread. Practically are slicks after 25,000k's....

I was gunna go yokies next, but that turned me off them!!!

I might get a price on the Pirelli ones.. What are you running now Falchoon?
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That happened to one of the work AU2 Fairmonts, it had only done 20K and apparently i heard the shock mounts loosens it's self. Not a major problem and not hard to fix at all. But still a abit of a dodgy quality issue. It's abit ironic that the Watts Linkage suspension has been around for yonks and the last incarnation has a fitting problem. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
I had my AUII in for the clunks.

They reckoned they where all coming from the front end.. so they put some plumbers tape around the steering rack bolts and tightened all the bolts.

This didnt fix it.. i am lead to believe that clunks are "normal" for an AUII......

But I still think there are alot from the rear end....
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Arrow AU WINDOWS STICKING

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most of the time when the window sticks on Ed onwards models, they need a special lube which only ford dealers have. It works magic on any Rubber channel type windows. I havent replaced a rubber yet because of sticking windows.....anyway did that fix the problem??

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Tries that lube 1st, but they acknowledged that it was a prob and where prepared to replace under warranty.

Hey, whom am i to complain in this case, so I got it done..

Yeah majic now, the window flies up in a jiff!

With regards to the rear end, not sure what was loose but at 52000ks its worth the old tighten upb
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wish my XY was still under warranty:D :D :D :D :D
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Botch, next time i am down your way I will have to get you to work on my car

I think the rear suspension needs tightning.. it still clunks! and the bolts dont even look touched.. so they couldnt have tightened too much..
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