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post #1 of 3 Old 09-15-2010, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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I have owned a CMAX 1.8i Ghia from new and it was registered March 04. At 35000 miles I am informed that the leaking steering rack will not pass the next MOT next March, it is wet with fluid( but not actually dripping fluid.) I am advised that parts and labour will be in order of 850 and that is about 25% of the book value of the vehicle. 3400 Glass's guide.
Has anyone used non Ford parts to effect a sensible price repair?
Frankly at 35000 miles I am somewhat disgruntled at this. I have had 3 batteries, a new ignition pack,
front discs, replacement uprights. Also the engine warning light has a mind of its own and sets car in a speed restricted mode, that has cost me 70 x 2 to sort out.
Plus the fuel consumpton on short runs is awful about 21mpg!
So a few moans but the rack is the biggest issue right now
Any general advice would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-16-2010, 01:42 AM
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A used rack via partsgateway or similar?

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post #3 of 3 Old 09-16-2010, 02:00 AM
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There was the damaged CMax being used to convert to a trike. It may be that the damage is not to the front and that they don't want / need the rack and you can agree a figure

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