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Paul Grainger

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  1. Paul Grainger

    Electric aerial wiring/fuse?

    Hi, nowhere common I am afraid and there are no other fuses in the line. I am a believer in it is probably caused by what you have disturbed. Therefore it is most likely to be around the aerial area in the boot. Perhaps the cable is just old and brittle and has broken inside when you moved it. Time to get the multimeter out! From memory I think the wires are red and white and run along the passenger inner sill. Good luck.
  2. Paul Grainger

    MK6 Fuel Tank Removal

    Hi Tim. Best advise is to make sure its empty as it will be a lot lighter. I drained mine first. From what I remember mine didn't have to come right out, sat there nicely while I changed the pump. Cheers
  3. Paul Grainger

    Stalling When Approaching Junctions

    If the Base idle and fuel mixture it set ok then you look at the speed sensor on the gearbox. Is it connected? This should hang the revs up momentarily whilst stopping. They usually get an internal fault which makes the tick over fast and people disconnect them instead of replacing them. Cheers
  4. Paul Grainger

    Bad / Unstable Idle Speed

    Hi Nick, Just an idea. Which timing mark did you use on the crank? Sounds odd I know but there are two. You need to use the second mark on the crank pulley which is about 30 degrees behind the first one. To check the timing take off the rocker cover and turn the engine over to get the timing bar back into the cam shafts. When they are locked in place you can then check the crankshaft timing mark. To adjust it just slacken the cam pulley centre bolts about half a turn, the pulley's will then spin on the cam shafts. You can then move the crank until the correct mark is aligned. When all is correctly aligned you can tighten the cam pulley's back up. When Done I would turn the engine over twice and recheck tne timing before starting the engine. Cheers
  5. Paul Grainger

    Power Steering Pump

    Hi, you will hear the sound of the pump internal parts working which may sound like noise through a screw driver. PAS pumps normally whine if they have a problem.
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    Power Steering Pump

    It's not too big a job but if you are unsure I would get someone else to do it. It sounds like you are not sure where the noise is coming from. I would get a mechanic to have a listen and advise. Cheers
  7. Paul Grainger

    Water Pump

    Definitely. Is it a CVH? If so the pump is driven by the cam belt and you really don't want that to fail. Cheers
  8. Paul Grainger

    Mkiv Clutch Quadrant Change

    Washers left over is never a good thing. You will need to slide the rod out again to put them back in. Without them the plastic bearings will pop out the pedal when you press it. Once built up correctly cable replacement is easy. Get the cable on the pedal end first by lifting the pedal up and pushing the quadrant back to hook the cable on. Then get someone to hold the pedal up (or prop it up with a screwdiver if you are on your own) and get the gearbox end on last. Cheers
  9. Paul Grainger

    Escort Mk 6 Cabby Heated Front Windscreen Issues

    Time to get the multimeter out! Does the relay click? That will tell you which side of the relay is faulty.
  10. Paul Grainger

    Brake Servo

    Test the servo is working. Pump the brake pedal so it is hard and then press it and hold whilst starting the engine. When the engine starts the pedal should go down a bit. This shows that the servo is doing its job. If not then it could be a servo fault or a vacuum supply problem.
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  12. Paul Grainger

    Mk6 Sills! Sills! Sills!

    No longer available i'm afraid. Tin top ones are around but not for cabs. I needed some for mine a couple of years back. Ended up making new ones out of sheet metal. Most decent body shops will have a folding press for this. Cheers
  13. Paul Grainger

    Won't Idle, And Backfire On Cylinder 4

    Great to hear its fixed.
  14. Paul Grainger

    Zetec Engine

    Nope. The Focus one is different I am afraid. Not sure if the main dealers still stock them. I would speak to a good factor like Euro car parts. Failing that there is always good old ebay! Cheers