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Old 03-12-2008, 02:40 AM   #1
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HI GUYS WONDER IF YA CAN HELP BOUGHT A ACCENT 1.3I
THE BRAKES ARE SOFT AND CAR PULLING TO ONE SIDE ALSO
THE STEERING WHEEL SEEMS SOLID TO TURN THERES NO POWER STEERING THE CAR WAS LYING FOR 8 MONTHS AND THE BRAKES WHERE SIEZED ON ANY HELP APPRECIATED
IS THERE ANYWAY TO MAKE THE STEERING LIGHTER OR CAN IT BE CONVERTED TO POWER STEERING FOR CHEAP AM IN GLASGOW

can anyone help ???
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Old 03-12-2008, 04:05 PM   #2
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WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING?

From experience I recall the steering being on the heavy side on those cars, especialy without Power Steering. Small things like underinflated tyres could cause heavier than usual steering though, so I suggest you check they are correctly inflated. A soft brake pedal could be a few things. As the car nhas been standing for a few months I guess it could be a perrished brake hose that finally started to split/leak under the pressure. Or it could just be air in the system that needs bleeding out...Or maybe it's normal for this car, but it just feels different? Check the obvious things first, such as the brake fluid level. If the level's ok, check for any leaks.
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Old 03-13-2008, 01:06 AM   #3
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hi m8 sorry for caps am new here cool i got all that sorted mate was air in system and fluid was low no leaks can u tell me how to check a ball joint
do i jack it up on the wishbone when i go over a hole in the road it clunks
drivers side and when i turn full lock theres like a rubbing noise passenger side onlty make the noise on full lock

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Old 03-13-2008, 02:24 AM   #4
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hi m8 sorry for caps am new here cool i got all that sorted mate was air in system and fluid was low no leaks can u tell me how to check a ball joint
do i jack it up on the wishbone when i go over a hole in the road it clunks
drivers side and when i turn full lock theres like a rubbing noise passenger side onlty make the noise on full lock

thanks guys
There are a couple of ways to check the ball joints. What they do in an MoT test is jack the front end up and place a long lever bar under the tyre and move it up and down. This will or should, make it easy to detect play in the joint. You could just jact the car up and move the wheel with your hands in the same way, but doing it this way round, you could miss-diagnose the problem (could take play in the wheel bearing for a worn ball joint). I am finding it quite hard to understand you due to your lack of punctuation, especially regarding the last part of your post. You say there's a rubbing sound on full lock? If so, it could be something as simple as the plastic wheelarch cover rubbing against the tyre as you steer. If this is the case you might just need to resecure it.
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:49 AM   #5
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i was thinking it was the driveshaft maybe wot i do know the black plastic guard in wheel arch isnt seated back correctly i got the car for peanuts but bodywise and engine wise it runs like a dream u maybe righ t about wheel guard m8 i will investigate it


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i was thinking it was the driveshaft maybe wot i do know the black plastic guard in wheel arch isnt seated back correctly i got the car for peanuts but bodywise and engine wise it runs like a dream u maybe righ t about wheel guard m8 i will investigate it


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Could quite easily be a driveshaft rubbing against a similar plastic componant...
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Could quite easily be a driveshaft rubbing against a similar plastic componant...

all in all i think your a smart cookie lol
am gonna attempt timing belt i have auto data
looks and sounds easy to do theres always a first for everything

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all in all i think your a smart cookie lol
am gonna attempt timing belt i have auto data
looks and sounds easy to do theres always a first for everything
Hey, less of the ccokie! lol....jk

If you feel confident doing the timing belt, go for it, but make sure you have the right tools!...Also, it helps if you have a freind "in the trade" who's available to bail you out if you get it wrong!

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all in all i think your a smart cookie lol
Well well well, the first member of the Cliffy fan club
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well all i need to know is to turn the crank shaft wheel to set the timing
marks before i take belt off do i turn it with the crankshaft bolt or rock car back and forth lol

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well all i need to know is to turn the crank shaft wheel to set the timing
marks before i take belt off do i turn it with the crankshaft bolt or rock car back and forth lol
lol....I guess you kind of have the theory right (if a tad sketchy....), but in practice these things have a habit of going ever so slightly wrong...

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I have other members, they're just mostly female and don't want to be made public...
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well well well he sounds clever lol
no way am gonna pay 100 to get a timing belt put on
if i don't try i will never learn i guess
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lol....I guess you kind of have the theory right (if a tad sketchy....), but in practice these things have a habit of going ever so slightly wrong...

I have other members, they're just mostly female and don't want to be made public...

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all i know is i take spark plugs out and stuff but i was just wondering how to turn the crankshaft with the belt on no special tools needed according to auto data for ma car

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so far so good i managed the discs and pads
am kinda clever
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all i know is i take spark plugs out and stuff but i was just wondering how to turn the crankshaft with the belt on no special tools needed according to auto data for ma car

thanks mate
Jack the car up and turn it with a spanner or socket & ratchet...Yeah, discs and pads today, timing belt tomorrow..there's just no stopping you!
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