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brake could be the clue. We have had re­ports of a vi­bra­tion sim­i­lar to yours that is caused by the brake mas­ter cylin­der not fully re­leas­ing the brakes. Have the mas­ter cylin­der checked; you might need to re­place it.

AU Mark 2 Ford Fu­tura has de­vel­oped a ping­ing noise un­der load on very warm to hot days with the air­con­di­tion­ing on. It also boiled on a 35-de­gree day al­though the tem­per­a­ture gauge did not in­di­cate so and nor did the tem­per­a­ture light come on. The lo­cal me­chanic sug­gested that a dirty tank of petrol may be to blame, how­ever, I have re­filled at a dif­fer­ent petrol sta­tion and noth­ing has changed. I am con­fi­dent that it is not a se­ri­ous prob­lem such as a cracked head/ head gas­ket as I am not los­ing coolant and the car starts per­fectly ev­ery time. The coolant is fresh, as I have had a coolant leak fixed three times in a three­week pe­riod ap­prox­i­mately three months ago.

2008 model Ford Fo­cus

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