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  1. Thread: Brake failure

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    Brake failure

    i have a ford focus 2001,went out to car and reversed,and there was a clunk from the front end,thought nothing of it, then drove down the hill to t juntion and applied brakes,peddle went to floor and...
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    the socket for the plug is below steering wheel...

    the socket for the plug is below steering wheel ,go along the shelf and just above you will see a small door ,pull this down its there,,read my posts regarding engine management light,it can be a bit...
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    thanks i now know the cats gone,why could the...

    thanks i now know the cats gone,why could the garage not tell me this,i dont think they know how to read thier own machines,i know the answer is a new cat, but untill finances improve ,would adding...
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    that data was from his hand held scanner,the...

    that data was from his hand held scanner,the sheet i got from the mot failure reads

    fast idle test co max limit 0.300 actual reading 0.646 fail
    lamda min limit 0.950 max limit1.090 actual 1.0131...
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    FORGET THE LAST POST, just had results from scan...

    FORGET THE LAST POST, just had results from scan test

    htr11f[o25 htr bk no
    1 upstreem out fault det]
    htr12[025 htr bk] open
    1 dnstream] mechanic thinks this is the first sensor fault or...
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    Emissions failure

    sorry this has been answered before, please look at scan results and advise
  7. Thread: focus faults

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    focus faults

    i have a 2001 focus 1.4 and had a new clutch fitted 2 months ago,quite often the clutch peddle does not come all the way up,and when i touch the peddle i can feel it vibrating quite badly,press it...
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    its a petrol, and i have issues with a new cat as...

    its a petrol, and i have issues with a new cat as stated in previous posts. will give it a good run before going for mot ,,thanks all
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    how to pass the emissions test

    any advice on how to pass emissions test,,i have installed new air filter,oil and filter, but can i do anything else ? i was reading in the paper about a woman who had bought a new car which...
  10. Thread: wheel clamp

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    i believe the law in scotland has recently been...

    i believe the law in scotland has recently been changed,in respecet to clamping,but that it is only used where there is habitual tax evasion by an owner, anyway i phoned the clamping company and told...
  11. Thread: wheel clamp

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    wheel clamp

    my car was clamped ,but the chain was just hanging over my tyre,so i lifted it off and drove away,

    does anyone know the legal position in scotland on wheel clamps

    i should say my car was not...
  12. Thread: advice please

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    go onto :parkers car valuations:they give you the...

    go onto :parkers car valuations:they give you the specs and owners reviews
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    i think when you take your car for an mot,and you...

    i think when you take your car for an mot,and you get told it needs a new exhaust fitted,and they give you a price which you agree, they should at least tell you about this law, i mean they should...
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    i would have no hesitation in taking a clamp off,...

    i would have no hesitation in taking a clamp off, and leaving it at the side of the road,
  15. Thread: speeding

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    remember to wear your good gear and look shamed ,

    remember to wear your good gear and look shamed ,
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    new law on catalytic convertors

    i recently had a new cat fitted to my 2001 focus, and had reason to take it to a different garage for reasons explained in my posts, i was told that there is a new law that states catalytic...
  17. Thread: meter readings

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    meter readings

    did test using meter,first sensor reading 0.45 to 0.7/0.8 fell sometimes to 0.3 .When idling stayed constant at 0.8/0.9 this is a new sensor,

    second sensor after cat initially 0.2 to 0.7 when...
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    both garages i have been to dont know how to do...

    both garages i have been to dont know how to do this hence the reason im trying to do it myself,i have a meter only,but will invest in a scanner when funds are availible
    can i do any tests with the...
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    heat it with gas torch and take a note of...

    heat it with gas torch and take a note of readings .1 to .8 inside a minute, remove flame .1 within 3 sec
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    voltage on oxygen sensor

    i am going to bench test the second oxygen sensor on my focus,the one after the cat,if its out of the car should it be .4v and steady or between .1 and .8 the same as the first sensor
  21. Thread: at wits end

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    the garage dorsnt have a scanner,can i test the...

    the garage dorsnt have a scanner,can i test the sensors with a volt meter,if so can you tell me how,thanks
  22. Thread: at wits end

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    i have asked for this,but because the car passed...

    i have asked for this,but because the car passed the emissions test,they say the cat is ok
  23. Thread: at wits end

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    at wits end

    i have a 2001 focus 1.4 which has just had a new exhaust system fitted, the engine light has come on ,and i have had it checked,and the code o420 which is cat problem,, i know there are other things...
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