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As you may have seen the Megane ia off to pastures new.

 

 

Today man from ministry say yes

 

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One of headlight bulbs was dodgy, swapped in a new one meaning jobjobbed

 

No advisories is also a result

Is that car small or far away?

 

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Drive missus moogs focus today for the first time in 3 months and now have a list of faults that could do with some help with.

 

1) ignition sticks when starting causing starter to run on. Is this likely to need barrel changing? It is quite stiff

 

2)after a motorway run, I stopped at light and put it into neutral and the car sounded as if it was grinding. Putting back into drive made it disappear. Any ideas?

 

3) radio will only work in 1 hour mode. Also one of the heated screen buttons will switch one then straight off. You can hear the relay click.

 

 

Any help gratefully received. My shite mojo is pretty low so a starting point will help me decide to fix it.

 

 

At the moment, matches seem a good start

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Started work on part 1 after manning up

 

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Googling suggested the keys wear then eventually stick in the ignition. Ordered a cheap set off eBay hoping that having the immobiliser in the general location would enable the car to start.

 

New and old key

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Dash apart

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Barrel out

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And.... Failure. Got it to start a couple of times but I need to sort out a better way.

 

Going to ask at Timpsons tomorrow of they can cut me a key with body of new barrel but immobiliser chip off old one.

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Glinting in the post MOT glow, having a metaphorical cigarette. Doesnt look bad for a 21 year old car

 

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In other news I have found a place that you can take a photo of the focus key and they will send a new one that clips in the bottom of the horseshoe. For £12 it means I can keep the door locking ability so will try that.

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Space hopper got a little fettled today. All bits from bargainous Amazon.

 

Airbox off

 

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Changed the distributor cap. Inside it was brown dust. Definitely seen better days

 

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Rotor arm next.

New V old

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But new one is slightly too small (on the right in this pic) 408362f48c8d226a52266919084a6740.jpg

 

Did the plugs

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Looks like cam cover gasket needs replacing as oil at the base of each sparkplug. Same with HT leads

 

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Need to order air filter, cam cover gasket, rotor arm. Will see how much water pump and cambelt will cost.

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Need some help with missus moogs focus.

 

 

It has developed a parasitic drain which is starting to flatten battery

 

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Pulled fuses and found F36 did this

 

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F36 is control modules and abs. Googling it suggests GEMS needs replacing. There is no clear answer as to whether this needs to be coded or not.

 

Anyone know definitely? Is it a case of buy one from eBay and plug the bad boy in?

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Apparently not. Ask scarycortina. I need to purchase one with some keys so I can use the remote locking, it controls all sorts of shit round the car I think so it might not be directly linked to that. Have you checked the boot light goes out when the doors shut?

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I've got a '99 focus 1.8 which is going over the bridge after the hols...if you want the module (or anything else) off it, let me know :-)

A few requests... does the wipers work ok on the settings and do they park satisfactorily? As opposed to halfway up the bastard screen? Does it have a genuine ford CD player? If so maybe interested in these bits?

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Err, good question re the wipers. Not sure if they did or not and I've ragged half the loom out now. I'll see if I can power it up and check for you....there's the proper CD stereo thing in it but the little tag on the detachable plate has broken off so it's wedged in with a business card...

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Today was spent getting bits off njgleeds scrap focus. I managed to pinch the central locking module, a front door speaker plus the billy bonus of two keys, ignition barrwl plus the immobiliser sensor.

 

Bucketeer did a little sex wee over the 3 pot sirion sitting in the yard. He does like a thrumming little engine

 

Back home I swapped out the cl module plus ignition barrel and sensor .

 

Barrel was a revelation as the key turned smoothly and was much nicer. Downside was the immobiliser didn't play ball so I swapped it back.

 

The central locking module fixed some of the dodgy cl problems and now it deadlocks

 

Checked the drain and it was still there. Bugger.

 

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Fitted the new speaker (finding all the hidden screws we didn't find taking the old door off).

 

After dinnertime a ponder I went out and removed the radio. Success!

 

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