Luckily the flashing traction control light caught my eye and it was quickly fixed with the push of a button. With 212K miles they both have a little play in them but I will start knocking off the clear known issues first and then address them if the vibration is annoying. Go with a better axle, as the reman ones we got caused a vibration at 70 mph. The only warning I had was the car lost brakes. I removed the old bushings by using my jigsaw with a metal cutting blade to slice 80% of the way through the outer metal band and then used a chisel to break it free from the bore. Or stock ones filled with window weld at an absolute bare minimum, although poly mounts are better.
The other weekend project is an airbag light that is on all of the time. Up front, taller fenders merge into less radical headlamps with expensive-looking clear lenses that frame a larger, more substantial grille. It certainly isn't pretty, but it is functionally better and a new fender won't make it any faster so it will be good enough for now. A little googling leads me to believe that I likely have a stuck evap solenoid not allowing the tank to vent during filling so I will check that out this weekend. I had assumed that the fuel gage was not working because when I went to fill it up it only took a small amount and clicked off indicating full but the gas gage barely moved. Turns out that something else is wrong as I was able to very slowly get 3 gallons in as it constantly tried to burp and overflow it would have taken more fuel, but it was a very slow process. I dont know what broke first, the hub or the multi piece factory axle nut.
I think I was very lucky not to have run out of fuel on my drive. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. New pads and rotors installed on all four corners make for a significantly better braking situation versus the heavily corroded rotors and failing brake pads. The seller was kind enough to help pop the wheels off one at a time and pull the brakes corroded to the rotors as needed.
I am not familiar with window weld. The 2005 is the first of Ford's cars to be hit with the defibrillator. Oil and filter changed resulted in no apparent metallic content which is always a plus. Well, okay, the year of its cars. I had ordered polyurethane bushings for this and overall it went well but I had one hiccup along the way that wasn't too bad to rectify. It turns out that the steel center bushing was about.
I may seek a junkyard fender in the future but that will be lower priority. I went to check out the Focus with thoughts of either autocross or rallycross as the likely end game. In keeping with the budget theme, I want to hold myself accountable for keeping this project cheap. Replaced the sunroof fuse which turned off the door ajar light, made the trunk button operational, and the dome light too. Gone are the discordant cuneiform shapes that gave the Focus an unresolved and untailored look.
DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. The good news is that the fuel gage does work as indicated by the quarter tank of fuel when I pumped in 3 gallons and the low fuel light turning off. The simple symmetrical shapes and higher-quality plastics may be a bit too conservative, but used daily they're easier to deal with than the psychedelic pastiche that made every trip a bad one. The engine is a 2. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter.
All Foci are engaging front-drive cars because they respond enthusiastically to commands, like a soldier fresh from boot camp. I started to pump fuel and it clicked off after. Also, what motor is in that?. Tires and rims — the tires and rims that came with will be good for travel to and from events, but not for off road adventures. In back, new taillamps blend with a decklid design that has a cutout for stubby U. Parts ordered from Rock Auto should arrive Thursday. I tried to get the sunroof operational for improved venting in the summer but found a broken part and opted to get it set in the proper closed position and then pull the switch connector so it doesn't get accidently actuated and stuck open.
TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. If you end up having to do wheel bearings in the future, replace the hub as well. A few minutes with a belt sander remedied the situation and it popped back together without further trouble. Created an outline for a practice track at my parents place which is sort of a kidney shape with a cross over in the center to reverse direction as needed so I don't get into left turn only mode. I wasn't happy with my pounded out fender as it still had slight interference with the door when fully open.
The trans torque mount is shot and it may also be tied to the vibration. I am guessing that my updates will be pretty infrequent once or twice a month , and the work being done is far below most of what goes on here, but maybe someone will be able to take away some future lessons learned on what to do or what not to do when attempting to rallycross on a budget. Antifreeze flush and fill looked very good for a car with 213K miles. And ditto on the hub. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter.