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how much to replace brake pipes on ford fiesta


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Hi it depends o n how many as all brake pipes are made as required, you need to pop into your local dealer for a price


Asked on 05 Mar 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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My ABS light came on today on my 06 Fiesta Ghia. Is their anything i can do myself to resolve this plz??


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check fluid level after that i would advise your local dealer to have a look at it


Asked on 04 Mar 2015 | Ask a follow up question

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The handbrake light on my 04 Ford Focus is not illuminating when engaged. Is this a cause for concern or is it easily sorted?


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this could be a bulb problem or wiring, does the light come on when the self test is carried out when the ignition is turned on,


Asked on 02 Oct 2014 | Ask a follow up question

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Is it always necessary to measure brake drums for wear or is true that if they appear in good condition and there is no 'lipping' they won't be that worn?


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Brake drums do not wear easily, i would expect a brake drum to last 100,000 miles before it shows signs of wear


Asked on 07 Oct 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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Could you please confirm the warning Low EPB Level???? Ford Focus CMAX 2.0 TDCi Thank you


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Check your brake fluid this means you could have a fault on your electronic parking brake


Asked on 22 Jul 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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I have a Ford Mondeo(06) which has done approx 24k in 2 years. Is changing the brake fluid normally considered part of a 2 year service or as an optional extra? Is the change out of brake fluid required to maintain warranty?


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changing brake fluid is recommended by Ford, brake fluid absorbs moisture (water) from the air overtme, this can cause problems to the efficiency of the system and failure in some instances


Asked on 25 Jun 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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i have a 1.4 fiesta 2006 and the abs light is on all the time


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This would need to be looked at by your local dealer


Asked on 18 May 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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i got ford fusion 2 its done 8000 miles how long does the brakes last before i change them


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It all depends on the driver, brakes can last years and a lot of miles or just a few thousand miles


Asked on 10 May 2008 | Ask a follow up question

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I have fitted new brake shoes to the rear of my 1999 Ford Fiesta Zetec but the handbrake will not hold the car on a hill. How do I adjust the handbrake, there is no information in my manual. Many Thanks, Jeanette Hall.


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the hand brake should be disconected at the lever, and the brakes should be checked to make sure the self adjusters are working correctly then adjust the shoes manualy, refit the drums and apply the foot brake several times this will set up the brakes then refit the handbrake cable and adjsut up to the correct setting


Asked on 16 Feb 2007 | Ask a follow up question

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I have recently fitted some new break shoes to the rear of the car and would additionally like to adjust the handbrake. The handbrake currently takes 6 clicks to fully engage when it has only taken 2 in the past. I've looked everywhere in the manual for the adjusting mechanism, but to no avail. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks


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To be able to answer this question, we would need to know the model of your vehicle, as there is more than one way of adjusting the handbrake, dependant on model. If you can inform us of your vehicle model, we can then let you know the correct way to adjust it. Alternatively, call into any Jennings Ford branch.


Asked on 09 Jul 2002 | Ask a follow up question

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There is a clicking noise from my front right wheel when I brake. I took it to the garage and they said it was because the wheel was hitting against the four wheel bolts when I brake, because a bolt that fixes the brake to the wheel bolt area is missing. is this likely to cause me problems? will the four wheel bolts be under too much stress? should i get the bolt hole bored onto the four bolt section, or am I worring about nothing? all there is at the moment is that cluncking sound when I brake. Cheers Colin


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If there is a cluncking noise, this definately needs further investigation. Clicking or cluncking noise means that there is potentially something rubbing, and eventually it will rub through which could cause loss of brakes. I strongly suggest that you take the vehicle for further investigation, and a possible strip down, you cannot afford to ignore brake problems.


Asked on 23 Jul 2001 | Ask a follow up question

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What could be causing the squeaking noise from my brakes?


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Squeaking noises are usually caused by dust or the brakes sticking.


Asked on 06 Jun 2001 | Ask a follow up question

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When I brake hard, the steering wheel judders and the brake pedal seems to jump up and down slightly. Could this be serious?


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All brake defects have the potential to be serious. The most likely cause is warped brake disks, however the vehicle should be assessed by a dealer as soon as possible.


Asked on 06 Jun 2001 | Ask a follow up question

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My handbrake is causing problems. I can put it on, but when I want to take it off it really sticks. What can I do about this?


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The cause sounds as though it may involve the internal mechanism. If you are familiar with car parts, you could try checking the handbrake levers, which may have seized. Alternatively, the brake shoes may be contaminated.


Asked on 06 Jun 2001 | Ask a follow up question

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I am having problems with my handbrake which is very loose. I am having to avoid parking on slopes because I am afraid it might roll. What can I do?


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Your vehicles handbrake may just need adjustment but they may be a problem inside the rear brake drums, shoes or cable. this would need checking.


Asked on 06 Jun 2001 | Ask a follow up question