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by chevin
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Cheap option for tyres!?
Replies: 8
Views: 2231

Re: Cheap option for tyres!?

Hoggy - have 1.6 vvt and swapped tyres around every Christmas - and get around 45 k miles from each set.
by chevin
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: rear wheel bearing ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1308

Re: rear wheel bearing ?

Deni, just paid < £ 100 for rear wheel bearing. Surprised as I've just had new rear discs (10 k miles ago) and they have new bearing as part of the fitting.

Easy job for garage - spent a month driving round before it was sorted (1 k miles) but if you are keeping get it sorted asap
by chevin
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: cambelt change interval on 1.6 vvt
Replies: 2
Views: 3683

Re: cambelt change interval on 1.6 vvt

Alex - run your finger along the brake discs to see if they are lipped. If you can feel an edge (around 50 k miles) you may need new ones - with pads these are x2 £ 300 at main dealers or 2/3 that at independents
by chevin
Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: problems with doors locking and management light
Replies: 2
Views: 1015

Re: problems with doors locking and management light

Jaime, I guess you mean the buttons to press on the door handles ? I've got a 2003 Megane and they do work intermittently. Although at the moment only one has failed. Seems its a common failure and the fix has been posted on here several times, for me, the next owner can sort.
by chevin
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Exhaust - bearings or what ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Re: Exhaust - bearings or what ?

Mattie - thanks for reply. think I'd jumped to conclusion before Christmas - niosy car - 6 year old exhaust etc. Had car on jack this am (Suday) and spun all wheels - the rear passenger is at fault - grinding when spun. But as I've had new disc and pads all round Spring 2009, the rear discs come wit...
by chevin
Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Exhaust - bearings or what ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Exhaust - bearings or what ?

Been contributing to this forum for last couple of years and here's my first query ! Have a 1.6 petrol/maual/ 5 door/Nov 2003 (!) - FRSH (really/62 k miles). Have gone through the dephaser/disc (f & r)/windows and hopeless dealerships in NW england. Got to Dec (19) 2009 before I needed a new exh...
by chevin
Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: knocking noise
Replies: 8
Views: 3274

Re: knocking noise

Mez, dunno the exact circumstances you are reporting, but note that one of the plastic switches in the steering wheel boss routinely fails, so when you turn the wheel iside the car you will hear a clicking noise inside the cabin - is this it ?
by chevin
Thu Dec 10, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Drivers door locking button...
Replies: 9
Views: 2404

Re: Drivers door locking button...

Monk - yes common problem,.....the fix......let the next owner sort it out!
by chevin
Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Headlight Access
Replies: 8
Views: 1997

Re: Headlight Access

Wing - ding, in time you'll get it down to fine art - minimum 5 mins , max.......2 hrs.
by chevin
Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Dealers
Topic: Clock - Chorley
Replies: 2
Views: 1529

Clock - Chorley

Just used them this week. Normally use a closer bigger chain based in Scotland. Whilst it was inconvenient to get to them - leave work early, get a bus etc they were very competent. In particualr for a car 6 years old they did n't take libertys with suggestions of extra work. Work carried out on tim...
by chevin
Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: bulb changig
Replies: 3
Views: 1388

Re: bulb changig

Stu - if through the wheel arches via the access panel. You juts have to be very patient. This can take me anything from 5 mins to 90 ! Fix at the dealers - remove the bumber - and £ 38. I though Halfords were no longer doing this as they know ts too harder a job !
by chevin
Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:13 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Leaky Drivers Window
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: Leaky Drivers Window

Chris - v common problem - use the search function above and you'll see how common - as well as the fixes
by chevin
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: F/S/R Door lock button not working
Replies: 5
Views: 2484

Re: F/S/R Door lock button not working

Alan, Have 11/03 car with Comfort Pack - so i've had these buttons for the last 6 years - since year 4 they all work intermittently. Although touch rust - only the rear passenger/drivers side is u/s at the moment. I suspect its just wear and tear as its the side I use most that seem to be the most u...
by chevin
Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: dephaiser ??? 1.6 53/04
Replies: 1
Views: 936

Re: dephaiser ??? 1.6 53/04

Nigel, rough idling at low speed on start up from cold. A blip on the throttle usually sorts it out as you move off. Mine went at 26 k miles and the car was 40 months old - I was surprised at the time the young person on the service desk knew what was wrong stright away - now I'm not! Dealers charge...
by chevin
Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Drivers Electric Window stuck up... What's wrong?
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: Drivers Electric Window stuck up... What's wrong?

seems £ 300 is a good bet - infact my local dealer just starts everything with £ 300

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