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Old 07-13-2004, 23:05   #1 (permalink)
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Latest TSB fix

As i mentioned in another thread, the Mrs focus was running rich and like a dog.

Had 13000ks on the clock and felt like it was constantly going to cark it at idle

The latest engine software upgrade fixed this and now shes running like a dream.

Only thing, those rear brakes are starting to scream like a cat on a hot tin roof.

Anyone got some quick fixes apart from wd40!

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Old 07-14-2004, 01:41   #2 (permalink)
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Try removing the brake lines going to the rear brakes... might fix it!

I had a small problem with brake squeal for a while, which annoyed me no end. Endlessly noisy brakes was one reason I sold my EF so I was frustrated to get it back in the Focus. Ford fixed it in its 3000km service though so I am not sure what they did, sorry.

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Brake pads ?

sorry cant be more help then that but mine dont squeal, though i have just on 10k on it now

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Hrmm, interesting, mum's LX has done over 45,000 k's and no such squeal.
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Take the pads out, chamfer the edges, then put them back! I works for me, and that goes for any car, not just the Focus
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Yeah good point, I had to do that to my EF all the bloody time. If that is the problem, sniper's suggestion will fix it (for a while if/until it happens again, like my EF always used to do).

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Its only been doing it since the hand brake was adjusted

Come to think of it, aint the rears drums?
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The CL has rear drums as standard with an option to get disc's with the optional saftey pack with ABS, the rest of the range has disc's as standard on them

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I spoke too soon, it looks like its back to sucking the juice quicker than the minginator!
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Yet your avatar seems a world away!

Comparing the Focus to the Minginator in terms of fuel consumption is not good

Sorry to hear it :(

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