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Ford Focus Bonnet release. Lock on Bonnet appears to have ceased

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Ford Focus Bonnet release. Lock on Bonnet appears to have ceased completely. Have tried WD40 etc. No joy . How do I resolve

Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 4 years ago.
Hi there , good adternoon to you

ok Is this the mk1 old shape focus
Is the key excessively worn (smooth)
Does the bonnet lock move at all or is it completley seized solid

Regards in advance Brian
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I have resolved the problem for the time being, however I am not fully happy. It is the latter shape focus. the key is OK. Ihave two.The prob appears to be that the whole lockslides in & out. There is no movement anti or clockwise.It looks as though the lock should have some form of retainer to stop in /out movement.If pushed right in with key will not move , if pulled out loosely, it works .However not happy.

Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 4 years ago.
Hi there ,good evening to you

Sorry for the delay

Ok of it is the MK2 focus 2004.75 onward then the bonnet lock rod assembly needs replaced with a modified version
Avaiable from your local parts department
The fault lies with the connection between the rod and the latch
This wears through time and slips giving you The feeling of no operation /resistance
You can swap the actual lock into the new rod this saves the task of building the new lock up to fit the key

If you need anymore help or advice on this issue please let me know 
If you are completley satisfied with my answer /advice 
Kind regards in advance and have a nice evening