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I have a 18 month old Kuga and I am getting water in the spare wheel compartment. Have you heard of this before? Not sure if it is rain water or when I wash the car? Thanks


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Asked on 24 Feb 2016

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I have water within the passenger door, I had noticed a sloshing noise recently and put it down to petrol! But my son discovered it when he was helping me with something. Why has this happened and what can I do to solve it?


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Asked on 03 May 2015

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2006 fiesta zetec s need to remove rear spoiler is there a seal on it. Which will need replacing when fitting to other tailgate .cheers


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Asked on 19 Mar 2015

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why won't the back door of my ford Galaxy 7seater not open from the outside ? Opens ok from inside.


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Asked on 21 Feb 2015

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hi I have a ford focus 2006 model I noticed today that the power mirrors are not working if I try to ajust them they just keep clicking and jamming but don't move from there position any help would be great


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Asked on 05 Oct 2014

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The tailgate on my Focus ST rattles quite a bit. Also one side of the tailgate is not flush with the body work panel. It is pulled in slightly more than the other side. Any advice would be appreciated.


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Asked on 07 Feb 2012

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I have a leak in the boot of my 04 CDTi Mondeo.Water appears where the channel box section finishes and drips fall onto the carpet just infront of the driver side rear light.Mechanic says it is faulty boot seal.What do you think? thanks


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Asked on 20 Nov 2008

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I just bought the Ford Kuga and there is a wind noise on motorway speeds which i cannot detect (probably from the windscreen). Is this a known problem? And how can i detect it and repair it?


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Asked on 17 Nov 2008

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I have a 2006 Ford Focus. I have suffered from a rattling tailgate for the last two years. The garage has tried to fix it five times in that period by adjusting the latch and striker. Each time, the rattling has stopped, but within a couple of weeks it starts again. I am wondering if parts need to be changed, rather than just adjustment. Is it a common problem?


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Asked on 06 Nov 2008

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Hi there, I have a 2005 Ford Focus 1.6 Ghia. The boot will not stay up on its own and I must hold it open. Is there a simle way of fixing this? Angus Wright


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Asked on 19 Oct 2008

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Ford Focus Estate car 2006. Water leaking on n/s/r quarter panel above the lamp aperture. Its not the rear lamp seal. The headlining is not marked with water but comes in a fair bit during steady rain. It has been water tested, you can see the water dripping down but where from nobody knows or can see.


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Asked on 14 Oct 2008

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could not open the luggage compartment this morning ,after several attempts it eventually opened is there anything i am doing that could cause this to happen? Ford Focus C-Max Ghia 05 plate


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Asked on 07 Oct 2008

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i have a ford fiesta and the linkage on the rear seat fold down linkage has broken how do i get to the inside of the rear seat to repair it.


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Asked on 05 Oct 2008

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hi my focus c-max 2.0l auto petrol was involved in an accident. since then the gear lever is jammed wont go up or down, how is it release it is it caused when its involved in a accident? also on the dash it says epb failure i have done some research and found a few people have had the problem with power steering failure how do fix that or whats causing these problems any info on these would help. hope to hear from you soon. thanks nasir


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Asked on 17 Sep 2008

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I have a '57' reg Mk II Focus and water is leaking into the hatch on both the right and left hand sides. As the problem is symmetrical could this be the the rear light clusters? Is this is a known problem? Thanks and regards


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Asked on 06 Sep 2008

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I have scratches on my door mirror which was done by the previous owner, im looking to replace the glass, can i just buy the glass bit for it or will i have to replace the whole door mirror, as this can be costly and i dont really want to replace the whole thing unless i really have too.


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Asked on 15 Aug 2008

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hi i have a ford fiesta zetec 3 door 53 plates, the front seat locking lever keeps breaking why, is it a design fault, how much do do think it would cost to repair any advice would be helpful. thanks


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Asked on 03 Aug 2008

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re ford c max 05 i keep finding water the area where the spare wheel is kept. i have tried to find where this is coming from but to no avail, do you have any ideas on how to stop this as the boot is starting to smell mouldy!!


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Asked on 29 Jul 2008

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Any ideas as to cause of constant hi pitched whistle from alarm box in boot of street ka? Everything seems to be working OK but noise is continuous.


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Asked on 19 Jul 2008

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I have a Ford Focus Ghia 1.8. This morning when we switched on the Heated Windscreen, we noticed it only worked on the drivers side. The screen was replaced about 18 months ago due to a large chip. Also noticed that there was radio interference when switching on. Any ideas - thanks.


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Asked on 09 Jul 2008

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55 ford fusion o/s rear seat back release stopped operating ...how can i access this mechanism. to repair or replace...thks ajh


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Asked on 30 Jun 2008

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I have recently had the plastic rear window of my 53 Reg Streetka replaced at a Jennings Ford dealership. the work was not up to the standard I expected. The previously taut plastic window has been replaced by another window which is rippled and does not appear to fit. The body-shop manger insisted that it was due to the fact that the window had been folded on a shelf and that it would rectify itself over time as the roof tension pulls it taut. I felt like I was being dismissed with an excuse, especially as weeks have gone by and instead of looking better it is looking worse. Do you have any advice on the course of action I should now take as I am not satisfied with the result.


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Asked on 02 May 2008

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Does the rear plastic window of my Streetka zip out. I have found a site who replaces just the rear window and it states that it just zips into the original hood. Is this correct?


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Asked on 22 Dec 2007

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my 98 ford fiesta finesse drivers door window sounds like it snapped and it wont wind up or down, please advise


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Asked on 13 Dec 2007

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I have a two year old ford feista, still under manufactures warranty, and the driver side door is collecting lot of rain water within its inner/outer cavity (approx gallon or so). Since this is not a wear and tear issue, can I get this fixed under my 3 year manufactueres warranty. Thanks S Mudher


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Asked on 06 Dec 2007

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my car ford focus estate 1800...year 2000....mileage 100.000+ checking my wheels because of rubbing sound at low speed and high whine at 70+....back wheels no movement or noise while spiinning them...so bearings seem ok ....but BOTH front wheels while spinning them I am getting what sounds like a rubbing noise and they dont free wheel so easily as the back...could this be a brake prob or bearings ......sounds like brakes please help.


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Asked on 03 Oct 2007

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i have a 56plate mondeo titaniumx and the wing mirrors fold in if i manually press the button to the centre, however, i am under the impression that they should fold and unfold when i lock and unlock my car which i thought this is what powerfold means?? please advise as it does'nt work. many thanks


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Asked on 14 Aug 2007

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hi, my boyfriend has got a fiesta mk 4, p reg, petrol. and were having trouble with the door locks. We can open the door from the inside but not the outside as the handle is really loose - it think something has snapped inside and we are quite sure htat the actual lock still works (not central locking) how would we fix this? any ideas greatly appreciated! thanks


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Asked on 29 May 2007

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i have a new focus and water keps leaking into the boot from either side of the lights. Have you got any idea where it is coming from???


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Asked on 28 May 2007

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ive just recieved a new ford focus lx on motability and there is a slight leak on the drivers door when it rains or has been washed. can you let me know what procedure i should take


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Asked on 14 May 2007

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Ford focus the new one and it left handside at the back and it is a little scratch about inch half long and about half inch thick you can see the white primer paint. How much will it cost to repair it? just rough estimate less than 100 pounds The colour of the car is metallic jeans blue


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Asked on 29 Jan 2007

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I have a mondoe zetec s 2.5 v6 52 reg. love the car but it has a few minor scrtaches on the paint work. Does this mean i will have to have it resprayed or can it be touched up???


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Asked on 11 Sep 2004

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My right side front wing mirror is cracked. How much will it cost to get it fixed?


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Asked on 08 Oct 2002

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is it possible to get hold of a owners manual for a sierra sapphire 1.8lxi if you can how much will it cost.


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Asked on 07 Oct 2002