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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 22 October 2017 - 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 22 October 2017 - 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 22 October 2017 - 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 22 October 2017 - 01:17 PM

Cheaper solution.

https://www.screwfix...CFdQT0wodnwMPZg
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 01:21 PM

 

Ahh I can tell an ex-renault owner!



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 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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Posted 22 October 2017 - 02:30 PM

Fairly typical on any cable operated door tbh. I rebuilt the mech in my goona2, hence saying it's much easier to replace the lot.



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:04 PM

Fairly typical on any cable operated door tbh. I rebuilt the mech in my goona2, hence saying it's much easier to replace the lot.


Aye, seemed to be the consensus on TalkFord too. You can get a 'rebuild kit' for under £10, which is just the cables and some little plastic wheels, but a few folk said to just fork out for the whole regulator, as swapping out the whole unit is much easier and quicker.

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 06:45 PM

It took me about 30mins to reassemble the mech in the goona, on the 2nd or 3rd go...

 

I'd stripped it down to remove the motor so I could get the window shut.



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:16 PM

having recently looked at the same setup in my Focus cos the window had stuck , turned out the motor , cables , wheels , guides needed some lube and exercise  , I did consider going the whole new mech for the winder as opposed to a repair kit !!!

 

as you can see the red rust of doom was avin a go !!

 

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:19 PM

Vw Golf MK5 Electric Window regulators regularly fuck up, same set up as the Mondeo by the sound of it, stupid cables & shitty disintegrating plastic parts...

 

What happened to good old fashioned metal/toothed window mechanisms?.....All modernz are shit etc....

 

Nice old Barge though...



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 09:51 PM

I used to see the old toothed ones eat their own teeth when they wore out.


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 12:04 PM

 

What happened to good old fashioned metal/toothed window mechanisms?

 

 

They were shit too. Especially the rusty channels on the bottom of the glass.



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Posted 23 October 2017 - 12:11 PM

having recently looked at the same setup in my Focus cos the window had stuck , turned out the motor , cables , wheels , guides needed some lube and exercise  , I did consider going the whole new mech for the winder as opposed to a repair kit !!!
 
as you can see the red rust of doom was avin a go !!
 
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My one is well beyond just needing lube, going by the sounds it made and the sheer amount of loose cable there was floating around inside the door!



 

Nice old Barge though...


It is indeed. I've never been a big fan of Fords before this. In fact it's my first Ford. It feels very sturdy and is a very pleasant place to be. It does *ahem* mph in silence too. :D
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Posted 23 October 2017 - 06:33 PM

I've used the kits on Mercedes windows, it's doable but if you can get a new complete regulator for a reasonable price it will hopefully make the job less than an hour rather than a three hour fuckabout.


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 06:46 PM

Complete regulator was ordered yesterday for £25. :D
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Posted 28 October 2017 - 03:51 PM

Window regulator fitted. Easy enough to do. Spent a while afterwards faffing with it because it seemed to be struggling to close.
Turns out it works far better with that little bit more voltage available when the engine is running...

I also fitted my osram silver stars. I got H7s, which fit the dipped beams, the full beams use H1s, durr.
The headlights come out really easily though, just pull out two little metal bars and the whole unit slides out the front.
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Posted 28 October 2017 - 05:16 PM

The headlights come out really easily though, just poke out two little bits of rust and the whole unit falls out the front.

 

Fixed for AS.


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 06:16 PM

A squirt of furniture polish on the guides that the window runs in helps too,

reduces strain on the regulator.

 

During my "career" working in scrappies Mk1 Focus RH window regulators were in high demand,

but mostly knackered when I got my hands on them,but the LH ones rarely were,

So seeing as they are a mirror image of each other,and no demand for LH ,

I used to swap the cables over,quite easy to do.

turning two unsaleable items into a saleable one.

Did lots of them,started doing them exchange after that :mrgreen:


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Posted 28 October 2017 - 07:54 PM

Turns out I drove all the way from Turriff to Aberdeen with no front right indicator.

 

I only make my first right turn about a mile from my house, and the indicators went mental, suggesting one wasn't working. When I got home I opened the bonnet and shoved the plug on the back of the driver's side headlight... it clicked. Full functionality restored.

 

DERP.

 

I've also just ordered a pair of H1 Osram Nightbreaker Unlimiteds because they were only £11 and I wanted to put the better bulbs in the full beams in the first place! Bloody GSF only listed H7 bulbs so I thought both full and dipped used them...



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Posted 28 October 2017 - 09:46 PM

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 11:38 PM

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 12:57 PM

everything is a piece of pee to work on


True that!

I can take the grille and both headlights out without even going near any tools. Swapped the full beam bulbs today for Osram nightbreaker unlimiteds, and put a full set of aero wiper blades on it too.

This means it now has Silver Stars in the dipped beam and Nightbreaker Unlimiteds in the full beams. Should be able to see into next week.
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Posted 18 November 2017 - 08:55 PM

Mondeo van!

 

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It's now back on its original scabby 17" wheels, with some Vredestein winter tyres on them now instead of the almost-dead mixture of tyres that were on them before.

 

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As a side note, I keep forgetting just how big this car is. I only noticed it when I saw the guy at the tyre place moving it about, and I stood nearby as it moved past. It's huge!


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 02:35 PM

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Headlight restoration fuelled by an 80p tube of Aquafresh, a mug of tea, and boredom.
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Posted 25 November 2017 - 02:47 PM

What do you use with it? just a cloth? I need to do the Saab at some point as they are just starting to yellow.



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Posted 25 November 2017 - 02:48 PM

Aye, just rub it in with a cloth. Not sure it's made much difference, but the lights weren't too bad anyway.

I think they look slightly clearer.
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Posted 25 November 2017 - 02:51 PM

Cheers.






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