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Old 28th May 2007, 11:59   #16
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So many problems within a year of purchase? In any case, if you suspect that the local Ford guys are nincompoops then find out a reputed garage outside and get the car serviced. Anyhow you are not running within warranty so should not matter. You will get a much better service than the Ford A.S.S.
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Ok so the lastest is a brand new clutch&etc...Fuse box problem also sorted out..so its all good there.
Now the new problem is after the car has come back..it jerks after i shift into 2nd..at low rpms..this never use to happen.
Also now if the car is in netural and if i break coming to a standstill the car goes off...What can the problem be for this???
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Old 9th June 2007, 18:14   #18
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Around 1/2hr after i posted the problem its already solved. actually going to get the problem solved PROBABLY this tuesday but apprently the guys at ford forgot my deck with them so the mech came to deliver it. I asked if he could help out with the problem..open the engine bay and its all done now..
AT THE MOMENT--->> Driving an problem free ikon.
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Old 11th June 2007, 12:20   #19
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Hey guys... This jerking problem seems to be quite a common one... I have a 2004 1.6 and it does the same every now and then... Last time i took it down to ford they had the injectors cleaned and the fuel filter replaced as well... Seemed to have helped... It still happens though, on and off... Ignition was checked out as well and was pronounced A OK...
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Old 23rd January 2008, 23:05   #20
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Just got my Shock absobers replaced today. Something that really shocked me. ITS PRICE!!!
Got a set of 4 for the front and rear all at a price of 4000/- and some 600 bucks for the STRUT kit. and 800/- for labour. IS IT REALLY THAT CHEAP???

However the mech said i did not need to change the springs or anything else. Took it back home and i really dont find any kind of difference in the ride quality. It feels the same to me. Any suggestions??

Also need new FOOTWEAR for the ikon. Somewhere around 2500/- per tire. WHt do you suggest. I was told by 2 tire shops today that yokohamas arent ment for the ikon. My next option would be goodyear then???
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Just got my Shock absobers replaced today. Something that really shocked me. ITS PRICE!!!
Got a set of 4 for the front and rear all at a price of 4000/- and some 600 bucks for the STRUT kit. and 800/- for labour. IS IT REALLY THAT CHEAP???

However the mech said i did not need to change the springs or anything else. Took it back home and i really dont find any kind of difference in the ride quality. It feels the same to me. Any suggestions??

Also need new FOOTWEAR for the ikon. Somewhere around 2500/- per tire. WHt do you suggest. I was told by 2 tire shops today that yokohamas arent ment for the ikon. My next option would be goodyear then???
Where did you get the set of 4 for 4000? At the Ford Workshop or outside. In 2006 end I had to replace the front ones only , at more than that price.

Why do you say Yokohama's are not meant for the Ikon? Doesn't Yoko have a tire matching the size you need.
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Old 24th January 2008, 09:22   #22
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Where did you get the set of 4 for 4000? At the Ford Workshop or outside. In 2006 end I had to replace the front ones only , at more than that price.

Why do you say Yokohama's are not meant for the Ikon? Doesn't Yoko have a tire matching the size you need.

Got the shocks from outside. The tire shop people told me yoko's arent ment for the ikon.
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Got the shocks from outside. The tire shop people told me yoko's arent ment for the ikon.
Dingdong,

Shame on you. Being a Tbhpian you bought that crap. Its another matter if you do not get the size you want in Yokohoma. There is nothing like xyz tyre is not meant for a car.

Also the shocks cannot be genuine Ford or are some local brand or china/taiwan imports. They will do the job equally well but will also wear out faster.

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Got the shocks from outside. The tire shop people told me yoko's arent ment for the ikon.
Out side means what? second hand? buddy suspension plays an important role in a car dont go for spurious ones..
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I was told by 2 tire shops today that yokohamas arent ment for the ikon. My next option would be goodyear then???
What rubbish! That's absolute nonsense. Did they specify why one particular brand is not meant for the Ikon?? Is there a company advisory not to fit their tyres on the car? Methinks, they might have not had the size you wanted in stock & that is why cooked up this story.
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your vehicles suspension will have a very direct impact on your health, your back could be at a risk, please avoid that in future.
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I have changed to Bridgestone Turanza tubeless and it feels great on pathetic Pune roads.
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If you want regular road tyres dont bother too much, Bridgestone, Michellin, MRF, Appolo all are good. and 185 is the ideal size.

But if its performance go with 195 and Yoko, Michellin and Bridgestone can get you some choices. Am not sure if these will fall in your 2.5 budget, slightly above but worth it.
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But if its performance go with 195 and Yoko, Michellin and Bridgestone can get you some choices. Am not sure if these will fall in your 2.5 budget, slightly above but worth it.
195's will not fit the stock Ikon wheelarches, there will be fouling unless you do some modifications to them. Stick to 185/60 R14.
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Just got my Shock absobers replaced today. Something that really shocked me. ITS PRICE!!!
Got a set of 4 for the front and rear all at a price of 4000/- and some 600 bucks for the STRUT kit. and 800/- for labour. IS IT REALLY THAT CHEAP???

Took it back home and i really dont find any kind of difference in the ride quality. It feels the same to me. Any suggestions??
That's a really cheap price, but you've pointed out its from the outside market and not Ford,quality would be lesser than the OEM,unless you purchased the same brand which Ford uses as its OEM.

It depends on how worn out your shock absorbers were before replacing them. Presently nearing 30,000km I'm yet to do a shock absorber overhaul for my Ikon. I expect the sounds to reduce while going over bad areas.

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In 2006 end I had to replace the front ones only , at more than that price.
I think the prices have reduced a bit now. Just a guessing.

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buddy suspension plays an important role in a car dont go for spurious ones..
Good point! Spurious ones could make your travel spurious?

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