Brunner's Puma from HU

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Post by Styx36 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:54 am

Hi all!

Managed to grab a Puma 1.7 in Hungary. The price was not too high but needs some repairs also.
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So the left side door window electric motor is not working, need an oil change. The power steering is leaking not the pipes, at one hose. 6257 Did not find a hose for it, maybe the first question is that can I change it to any other hose or it requires a specific hose?
Bought new rims, Ford RS rims :-) , first just used summer tires. I will buy new winter tires, because I have a motorcycle and I use it more often, and need a car for winter rides :grin:

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There is the oil leak from the spower steering. It has not much rust yet, but later it should be fixed. Changed the rear brakes, cause did not have hand brake.
Ohh, and one minor issue. The trunk does not open the first time when i push the button, after I push it 2 or 3 times it opens. I hear some noises but does not open. The rubber on the trunk joining is not good, can it fix the problem and how can I change that?
After I fix all the issues "inside", the front bumper needs a repair or change.
I want a spoiler, some tuning rims, R13 rims for winter tires and I'm thinking about a matte grey wrap. It cost a little bit to much but maybe I can do it too.
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Post by CherryVimto » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:29 pm

Boot - I think you do have to press the button 2 times for the catch/boot to release.. you then have to open it with your hand :-)
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Post by Styx36 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:25 pm

Hmm.. That's new :grin: I thought need to press only once and then I can open it with hand :roll:
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Post by mmc757 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:34 pm

Sounds like a weak spring or dirty linkages.
Spray your favorite aerosol cleaner/lubricant into all the latch linkages and really clean it out well, then cycle it by hand a few times to find the problem. If the linkages are behaving properly, its probably a weak spring.
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Post by grogee » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:44 am

The boot latch motor is failing. Mine was the same, only released after 2 or 3 presses. I bought a 2nd hand replacement from eBay and hunted around - it's used on other Ford models. Puma ones seem hard to find. But mine was from maybe a Fiesta VI or something?

Note - you have to remove the rear bumper to change the motor.
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Post by Styx36 » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:16 pm

I will clean it first and then lubricate it, maybe that will fix the problem. If not then look forward to buy a used one in my area. :-) Thanks for the answers!
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Post by Styx36 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:19 pm

Some news, I looked the boot fail but didn't find the solution for it, cleaned and lubricated. I need a better one and then will change it later.

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I removed the 4 lights and cleaned it well. With the rear lights, I had cut it through, cleaned it well and reseald it with windshield glue. It need some fixes cause the rubber between te boot and light is to close, because that I need to use a little bit of force to close it, so I need to fix it.
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Post by Styx36 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:52 pm

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I got news rims also. Ford RS rims. I tink it looks nice on the car, I love the black rims. I was able to made it with some friends, repaired and sprayed it.


After that I installed a 2 din radio, it is a snug fit but i reallly like it. It needs some fixes to a better fit. I want also change the front and rear speakers fot better sound. Plus a subwoofer at the back, not a big one just a small, have the exact type but need time and money to do that aswell.
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Post by Styx36 » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:07 pm

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Changed the water and a/c radiator with 2 new one. Changed the front 2 shock absorbers, repainted the springs. Got old and rusty R13 rims for the winter, I need to sand and paint them to black. Changed also the front right lower wishbone arm and both stabilizer link and fuel filter.
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I have parts to do the front left lower wishbone arm and have 2 shock absorbers for the back also.
I have also no more issues with the sterring wheel hoses, the workshop did not tighten down the joints on the hoses that is why they were leaking.
I need to do the hood "sealing" or what that black thing is. I want to do it with some self-adhesive alu foam. I also saw some oil leak in the engine part but dont think I can do it myself. Maybe I can change some sealings in there.
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Post by red » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:05 pm

8-) it looks like you've been having some fun.
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