Question about Ford Festiva
I have just had the master cylinder replaced and i am now getting alot of engine noise a sort of pinking noise under acceleration. it seems to be alot worde when cold but the noise was definitely not there before replacement part fitted. i believe it was a genuine ford part fitted.
hi does the rattle go when you press the brake slightly if so the pads are loose in the caliper it is a common fault with that year of fords escorts feistas etc changing the pads usually clear the problem are they geniune pads if not take them back and change them if there geniune then its got to the pads carrier yates210456
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
dealer only ,pinking is caused by timing being thrown out and its firing too early,by your spelling i asume your in the UK which means that your vehicle hasnt got an OBDII connector ,only fitted to vehicles after 2005 in europe so a cheap scanner wont help .Exactly whats playing up i havent a clue without plugging it in ,if you are in the UK have a middle of scate /chips /and nice big wally for me please
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
if you have a garage full of repair shop tools and spring compressor, then yes. but i am betting that you don't have all that on hand so most likely for you it is not a DIY job. anything you do on one side, do on the other, you can rent a spring compressor at a parts store. you are going to find that you need to replace the strut and strut bearings too as they are all 12 years old.
the smart thing to do is look around on ebay and elsewhere for what are called "quickstruts" this is a new strut with strut bearing and new coil spring all ready to install as one unit. so you jack the car way up, take off the wheels, loosen the bolts at the top and bottom holding the strut on take it out and discard it and bolt in your new one in the reverse order. then take it to a shop and get it aligned ASAP.
really you should just buy the quickstruts and pay the alignment shop to put them in and align it all at once. you will get in over your head with the control arms and brake calipers flopping around.
Posted on Dec 22, 2010
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