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#91 OFFLINE   Ghosty

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 09:37 PM

Is it not possible to swap the badge over?


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 01:16 PM

Is it not possible to swap the badge over?


The badge seems rather difficult to swap over, whereas the entire grille is held in with several clips. No tools required at all.


Today, I felt well enough to drive, so I went to the scrappy for a wander about. I found a 56 reg Mondeo Zetec with a perfect condition grille and badge. Thus:

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It's subtly different to the Ghia X spec grille that came off. The 'mesh' in this grille is more open, as in fewer but larger holes.



This is also the first time I've driven it since I drilled extra holes in the air box. You wouldn't notice if you didn't know what it sounded like before, but it's just a tiny bit deeper on the induction noise without being silly. I like it. I am fully aware it probably doesn't release any extra ponies. I just wanted it to sound slightly better when I pressed the throttle.
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Posted Today, 12:35 PM

Hmm.

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Opened the driver's window earlier, when I tried to close it, it only went so far then made some crunchy noises. Wouldn't go back either.

I managed to open up the door and put the window back, but now the motor only runs a short distance in each direction then meets resistance and stops. The metal cables attached to the windows seem loose too. There are two vertical rails, one at the front of the door, one at the back. Initially the cable in the rear one was loose, but after faffing with the motor a bit, the rear one is tight and now the front one is loose. No movement from the window itself though.

Help!

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Posted Today, 12:49 PM

It's fucked mate...

 

Without taking the whole lot out I can't offer any advice as I don't know these cars. Probably easier to replace the whole mech than try to fix it though.



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Posted Today, 01:06 PM

Aye, I found this thread:

http://www.talkford....lectric-window/

and this part:

http://www.ebay.co.u...ucAAOSwQJ5USi4U


Guess what I'll be doing next weekend.

Just put a full tank in the fucker, too.
Meh, it's still driveable, just can't open/close the driver's window. It's not the worst problem to have.

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Posted Today, 01:17 PM

Cheaper solution.

https://www.screwfix...CFdQT0wodnwMPZg
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Posted Today, 01:21 PM

 

Ahh I can tell an ex-renault owner!



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Posted Today, 01:29 PM

Well, the car is secured and weathertight for now, so my tactic is to not touch it until I'm ready to fix it.

Lucky that I walk to work!

My plan is to drive it out to the parents' farm next weekend and spend the day working on it in a barn. Hopefully it won't take all day (thread on TalkFord says a couple of hours) but I just hate working on cars outside in shitty weather.

From what I've seen inside the door and heard from the noises it's making, it seems like the cables have snapped. According to the TalkFord thread it's a fairly common thing on Mk3 Mondeos.




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