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Compact car made by the Ford motor company. Replacement for the well-known Escort.

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2002 Ford focus zts struggling to run/stay on after hitting puddle

I drive a 2002 ford focus zts, it has 188,000 miles. I hit a 1 foot deep puddle, my car drove fine immediately after, I drove about 5 miles and parked it for a couple hours then went to start it and ...
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engine replacement wont start

can anyone help please changed engine on a 59 reg focus 1.8tdci could not find a good one anywhere near so ive got an 08 tdci as replacement same engine code kkda noticed while swapping the 08 has a ...
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Jacking up a Mk1 Ford Focus around its pinch welds

I wanted to get a trolley jack and a pair of axle stands so I can do work under the car. It has pinch welds all along the sills, and looking at the Ford manual and the Haynes book, that is where I ...
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Focus mk1 1.8 tdci - hypothetical question about timing belt failure

For a Ford Focus mk1, 1.8 tdci, 74kw from 2004, I see that the timing belt only links the camshaft to the fuel pump. The crankshaft and the camshaft are linked through a chain. Therefore, I was ...
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ABS light on intermittently - no error codes

I had this problem ever since I bought my car 7-8 years ago. The ABS light turns on rather randomly. Sometimes it stays off for months. Sometimes it turns on and of multiple times per day. It's a Ford ...
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Confirmation of coolant valve on a Ford Focus

I'm prepping a radiator coolant change on a 2014 Ford Focus, and would like to confirm if the valve with a 1/2" diameter pipe shown in the picture is the one that needs to be turned to release ...
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Ford Focus 2012 central lock problem

I have a problem with my Ford Focus 2012 with its central lock mechanism. I have replaced the fuses (70,83) but nothing happened. Then I checked all fuses with voltmeter one by one and found that all ...
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New alternator, now no power

2005 ford focus zx4 sedan 2.0l Installed new alternator, Radiator and spark plugs recently While installing alternator I had to install a new plug because the one that was on it didn't work I believe ...
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Knocking under load on first gear

I have this issue.. I already asked on FordOwnersClub, but I feel like here I might have a better chance to sort it out. I bought a Ford Focus mk3 2011 with 1.6 ecoboost 134kW engine with 90k km. My ...
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Focus 2003 engine stalling while accelerating

my 2003 ford focus has a problem where the engine shudders and shuts off when while driving, especially when pressing the accelerator pedal hard. If the engine stalls, it often roll starts itself back ...
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Ford Focus 2010 1.6 'Engine malfunction' warning and no power

Driving today was fine for maybe a mile until I joined the motorway(highway). Once I was building up speed it came up with 'engine malfunction' on the display with the alarm sound and then started ...
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Ford Focus 1.6 Diesel hissing noise

My 2010 Ford Focus zetec 1.6 Diesel Tdci sounds like it's hissing when it's cold. Once it's up to temp dissapears. I've only had the car a few weeks so is all new to me(cars in general). The car ...
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2010 Ford focus Zetec 1.6 Diesel U0073 DTC

I've had my 2010 Ford Focus Zetec 1.6 TDCi for a week now. There is the DTC U0073 (control module communication Bus 'A' off) on it. There is no issues with the car,no warning lights on dash, drive is ...
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Accidentally left car idling for 14 hours. What are possible consequences from this?

I have an 08 ford focus that I haven't been driving. I just turn it on and let it run for about 30 minutes every few weeks so that it's not just sitting. One time I left it running in the parking lot ...
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Stalling / Won't start

2010 Ford Focus. Car stalls when running air conditioner; running 55 mph,and car shuts off, not good.. Car won't start when it gets hot. On going. Changed crank shaft sensor twice, relay switch in in ...
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2014 Ford Focus a/c

My partner has a 1.6TDCI 2014 Focus and all was well till the aircon stopped producing cold air. The system has gas and has no leaks, this was tested by a local garage. The issue is that the clutch ...
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Misfiring after not using car for one month

I have a Ford Focus 1.6 LX 16v 2004 MK1. I went away for one month and after I returned the battery was dead. I charged the battery, started the engine and took it for a short drive. I noticed it was ...
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Ford focus 2005 1.6 dtci cranks but no voltage on injectors

My ford focus 2005 1.6 tdci cranks but doesn't start. When I check the wires fuses all are in good working conditions.some say its low pressure on the fuel rail. How do I bleed air in the fuel line ...
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temperature gauge on my Ford Focus keeps dropping to 1/4 when temperatures outside at below freezing

I have had my car into a mechanics shop under warranty numerous times over a 3 week span. My first initial problem was that my temperature gauge went from sitting in the normal spot (half way on the ...
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I have a P0172 code Ford Focus, 2005- then I did a freeze frame; what does the following data mean?

My ford focus 2005, Zx3 has been acting up running real rough turning off from time to time, I bought an OBD2 scanner and the P0172 code came up. I changed the fuel filter and the car ran good for ...
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2008 Ford Focus - My AC turns on and off fairly rapidly when driving slowly or stopping

how is everyone? I have a little problem, so when the AC is turned on and while driving slowly or waiting in traffic it repeatedly shuts down and turns back on blowing normal temperature air (same as ...
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Spark Plug Boots Blown Off and Flashing Check Engine Light

I have a 2002 Ford Focus with the Zetec engine. Last month the car was in the shop twice. The timing belt broke and was replaced. Then 2 weeks later the fuel pump failed and was replaced. Yesterday I ...
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Stuck ignition on a 2010 Ford Focus

I am no longer able to start my 2010 Ford Focus. The key is not able to turn at all. Importantly, the car beeps when I open the driver side door as if the key was still in the ignition. This has ...
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After Outer CV boot repair - drive disengaged

I attempted a front axle outer boot replacement on my Ford Focus Mk1 by disassembling the outer CV joint, replacing the rubber boot, and then reassembling. I backed the car out of the garage, but then ...
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2001 Ford Focus ZX3 dohc automatic keeps stalling when I turn it on in the morning

I had to replace a broken alternator bracket tensioner pulley and idler pulley along with the drive belt. Everything was working fine except the car was idling rough and kept stalling when I turned it ...
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Automatic suddenly did not change gear

Bit of an odd one, and I'm probably being a bit paranoid. My car is a Ford Focus, 2009, automatic. I'm probably very paranoid about it. It's a diesel, and I realise diesels make different noises than ...
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High LTFT (Long Term Fuel Trim) Reading

If someone can help me solving a lean condition issue, I'd appreciated! I bought a 2002 Ford Focus ZTW (Zetec, at 100k miles) a month ago, and I noticed OBD2 always reads LTFT for both bank 1 and 2 ...
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2005 Ford Focus ZX4

So I just barely bought a 2005 manual Ford Focus, ZX4. It's been great for the past week until today. When taking a left turn in 1st gear, the RPMs shot up to about 5,000, and the car electronics ...
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Ford Focus Overheating, but then not

I have a 2003 Ford Focus that I purchased in 2012. It has continually been having overheating issues, and I have replaced the radiator, thermostat, water pump, timing belt and hoses. It was fine until ...
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New battery dead after 48 hours

My 3 yr old battery went dead and would not jump off. Replaced it. After 48 hours it was dead. Jumped it off. Held charge another 10 hrs. Dead again. Took to a shop. They replaced the negative cable ...
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What is this key hole used for, it is located under my hand brake(See the attached picture)

I own a 2003 Ford Focus, made for EU and I wonder for what is this key hole designed for.
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Cannot find the paint color on Ford Focus 2003

I'm searching for paint to paint my replacement bumper on my European 2003 Ford Focus 4 door Berline and I cannot find the paint code in any list online This is the plaque that was under the hood (was ...
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2014 Ford Focus won't start at all

My vehicle died on me suddenly on the road today. It was stuttering for a few minutes hard prior to it dying. When I tried to jump it nothing happened at all, not a click, not a turn over, anything. ...
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Is a burning rubber smell normal on a new car?

I am in the process of buying a new Ford Focus (7 miles on the clock). The first time I turned on the dash lit up with oil pressure warnings and the garage had to replace the Oil Pressure Switch (I ...
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2013 Focus SE Dash Vents not blowing AC or heat, all other vents work fine

The climate control in my 2013 Ford Focus doesn't blow anything out of the dash vents. Defrost and floor vents blow fine and I can select between them without issue, but when I select only the dash ...
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Ford Focus SE A/C-Heater blower motor not working

Ford Focus 2008 SE Blower motor and resistor location?
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Ford Focus “hot in start” fuse for dashcam

I have a 2018 Ford Focus and want to install a dashcam that turns on when I start the engine and off when.. you get it. the diagram is like this: http://knigaproavto.ru/shemy/en/ford/focus/570-...
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Rear wheel arch rust on 2006 Ford focus 5Door Hatchback

I have a 2006 Ford Focus 1.6 auto 5 door hatchback with bubbling paint and showing rust where the rear wheel arch meets the body sill. Can this be repaired or do I need a new wheel arch and respray, ...
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2003 Ford Focus headlight issue

I have a 2003 Ford Focus. The problem we are having is the high beams work with no problems BUT the low beams will come on at all. The fuses are ok & have been replaced. The bulbs have been ...
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2010 Ford Focus - engine stalls with AC on

Year: 2010 Make: Ford Model: Focus SES Transmission: 5 Speed Manual Engine: 2.0L I-4 Mileage: 79K Last summer my Focus stalled while climbing a hill with the AC on. It was a hot day and I had ...
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My 2007 Ford Focus feels like an SUV going around curves. Why?

My wife has a 2007 Ford Focus and I have a 1997 Toyota Corolla. The reviews I read of the 2007 (and similar years) Focus say that it's actually pretty fun to drive, but personally I hate it. It just ...
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Is it a must that I torque down passenger side motor mount on 09 Ford Focus SE sedan?

What potential problems could occur if I tightened the passenger side motor mount by hand and didn't use a torque wrench? 09 Ford Focus SE sedan
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Windshield Wipers turning on on their own

2012 Ford Focus SE My windshield wipers have been going crazy. The other day, after parking my car and taking the key out my windshield wipers turned on. Eventually they stopped after a few minutes. ...
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Ford Focus (06 Diesel) wouldn't start, now does

My Ford Focus want starting this morning or yesterday evening - turning over fine just not firing up. I was about to tow it to a mechanic but this evening, my wife tried it, still wouldn't work, ...
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Ford focus 2012 low beam turn off while car turned on

hello thanks for trying to help me.. The issue i have is that i just installed an Hid kit for a ford focus 2012 and while the car is off ignition the low beam work they turn on, but as soon as i turn ...
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Remove defrost vent for ford focus 2016 SE

I have difficulties in removing front defrost vent grills for ford focus SE 2016 because some small gravel(stones) Slipped into it. i tried to pull it but didn't work. i didn't find any clips or ...
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Cleaning behind the flywheel

My 2001 Ford Focus has been leaking oil at the rear main seal. I want to clean the engine plate with a degreaser (soapy water) and wipe it down. Is it okay to spray it with soapy water, or should I ...
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Car doesn't start & shows 'transmission malfunction' on the dash

I have a 2.0 TDCI Ford Focus 2008 MKII. I hadn't driven it for a few days and when I did the central locking wasn't working but all other electric worked fine and the car ignition engaged but wouldn'...
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How can I get my Ford Focus 2007 to start?

So my 2007 Focus Petrol 1.8 Zetec Climate wont start. It just cranks over. It worked with no problem until 2 days ago. As soon as I engaged reverse up a very slight incline the engine died- it was a ...
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What should a normal fuel pressure reading look like?

Some quick background: While idling, my 2007 Ford Focus "revs" at about a 1-second cycle, you can hear the engine subtly go "wroom / wroom / wroom". It has issues with long crank times to start and ...