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

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Recommended brake fluid type for 2012 Ford Focus

My 2012 Ford Focus manual says to use DOT3 brake fluid, but the cap on the brake fluid reservoir says only use DOT4. Which one do I use?
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After about 10 minutes in car: throat burns; no smell

Ford Focus LXT DCI 1753cc Diesel Estate MK11. Mileage: 57000. P0489 Diagnostic code. EGR valve has been replaced. Vehicle drives beautiful. After driving for about 10 minutes, throat begins to burn, ...
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Ford Focus 2004 brakes

I was driving my focus and stopped at a store when I got back on the road my pedal was soft and car was not even stopping. I checked and the brake fluid was gone, I filled it back up and found out I ...
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Sputtering and jerking while driving

I have a 2003 Ford Focus and it started sputtering a month ago. I've put gas treatment in and if I keep a full tank it's fine, but once it gets around half a tank it sputters. Now it sputters the ...
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2006 Ford Focus always shows battery light after driving for 5 minutes

I have a 2006 Ford Focus. I got new battery and a new alternator two months ago. But it just started showing the battery light on dashboard few days back. The battery light shows always after about 5 ...
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Ford Focus lost chip key

I lost my key to my Ford Focus but only the chip key I still have a copy that unlocks it and gives my dash power just no ignition Can a locksmith make an ignition chip key?
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PCV Valve for Ford Focus 2009

I have a Ford Focus 2009 SE 4-Door (2nd generation) at 180 000 km. The maintenance schedule said I need to replace the PCV Valve. I went to the Ford dealer to buy the part but they told me my model ...
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2002 Ford Focus SE. Too much oil?

The car was making clicking sounds and I checked the oil. Seemed to not registered much on the stick. I added 3 quarts of the proper oil and drove down the road. Within 1/2 mile it was sputtering and ...
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rpm's drop when stopped

2000 SOHC automatic ford focus...new plugs wires coil pack oxygen sensor...IAC cleaned throttle sprayed with cleaner and seafoam used.....EGR checked. Car runs perfect except when I stop at lights (...
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2004 ford focus Dual Radio loses memory like the time every time the car is shut off?

I just replaced the radio in my 2004 Ford Focus to a Dual Radio and now every time the car shuts off. The time and memory erase and I have to program it again when the car is running. Please help?
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Ford Focus CC missing panel

I have a Ford Focus CC-3 2008 with a missing panel that I want to replace, however I don't know what it's called or where to find it (I'm in the UK). The panel is seen when the roof is down and it ...
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Trim around windshield is coming loose

Car: 2007 Ford Focus, 110,000 miles The trim around the outside of the windshield started coming loose when I drive at highway speeds. It doesn't appear to have been attached with adhesive, but ...
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A/C Not working

I drive a 2010 Ford Focus that blows warm air at full A/C. Today I purchased a A/C recharge kit, and attempted to recharge the A/C. Initially, when I attached the recharge kit (car running, A/C on ...
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How bad is it to drive very short distances with little to no coolant

I have a 2004 Ford Focus I bought cheap around September. I used the A/C like once or twice but mainly used the windows as I preferred it driving through town. One day I tried to use the A/CC again ...
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2010 Focus OEM satellite radio

I have a 2010 Ford Focus S. I noticed a Sirius radio button and phone button. The Sirius button will trigger a “no satellite radio” message, and the phone button triggers “no phone”. After looking ...
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Car runs for only 5 seconds after a jump start

I have a 2002 Ford focus and it keeps dying. When I jump it I can drive it for 5 sec and then shut down and I'm wondering if my radio has something to do with it because I have to twist my red and ...
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Ford Focus C-Max electrical problems

I've got a (UK) 2005 Ford Focus C-Max zetec with electrical problems. It started with intermittent wipers, indicator lamps, central locking and interior lights either not working or coming on/sticking ...
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Is an oil change needed this early?

I got a 2016 Ford Focus last January that has 1169 miles on it. I barely drive it, just to campus and back, about 2 miles each way weekdays. About a week ago the indicator came on for an oil change. ...
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Temporarily increasing electrical load almost kills engine

I have a 2001 Ford Focus that has some funky problems at idle under load. A nice high-load scenario is by abusing the windows motors (rolling them up while windows are up), which causes the RPM to ...
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p0104 MAF sensor

I'm having a P0104 error code, but there's no MAF sensor in my car (Focus mk2). There is a MAP sensor in it, but that should have another error code. Any idea how this is possible ?
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Ford Focus water in oil and is overheating

I have white smoke and water coming from my exhaust and car is overheating. Will bleeding make this problem go away?
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Safely washing engine bay of Ford Focus

I am trying to clean the engine bay of my 2002 Ford Focus SE, which is really grimy thanks to years of neglect, and a valve cover gasket leak that I recently fixed. I have been reading about how to ...
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Water Leak 2003 Ford Focus sedan

I noticed water inside the trunk saturating the carpet & went into spare tire wheel well. This morning I discovered a puddle of water in the rear drivers side floor saturating the carpet. I ...
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no crank, no start, no power

2016 Ford Focus. Ran when I bought it, but had been hit in the passenger side. While the doors were off, it randomly started acting funny when running. The display would start flashing then the car ...
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spark plug problem in service

I took my car in for a routine annual service at a local garage. During the service, a piece of debris from a broken spark plug fell into the engine. The garage says it was 'just one of those things' ...
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Torque specs for Ford Focus inner tie rod

What is the correct torque for the inner tie rod on a 2002 Ford Focus SE wagon?
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Will driving with damaged inner tie rod damage outer ends?

I have a 2002 Ford Focus and both the inner and outer tie rods need replacing. However, I'm on a short deadline because I'm moving at the end of the month and need to get this car working ASAP. I ...
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Mounting new shocks/struts for 2002 Ford Focus SE

I am replacing the shocks/struts on my 2002 Ford Focus SE wagon. I have never done this before and am not using OEM parts - I'm using this Moog strut assembly - so I wanted to make sure I'm doing this ...
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Cleaning Throttle Body - Can a beginner do it?

My 2005 Focus with 85k miles had a problem with the sensor in the throttle body giving bad readings, causing it to drop into slooooooow mode. Ended up taking it to a garage where they got the read out ...
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turning right causing small vibration and noise

My 2004 Ford Focus makes small grinding and vibrating noises when turning to the right. The problem was much more severe earlier this month. I took it to the shop and had them get me new tires and an ...
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ford focus cmax

when i turn the ignition nothing no click ,dash lights are all working fine ,headlights ect,ok it first happened a fortnight ago then when the mechanic came out it started first turn been fine up ...
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Possible coil pack issue. Cause?

I own a 2006 Ford Focus (petrol) with just over 88000 miles on the clock. Two years ago the coil pack failed and had to be replaced. One month after that, it was replaced again under warranty as the ...
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What is this thing that is falling off under my car

Noticed this bar falling off under my car. MPG appears to drop drastically. What is this thing? 2013 Ford Focus
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car engine wont start and randomly turns off while driving

so i drive a ford focus lx 2000 (i dont know anything about cars) and sometimes it wont start. like when i turn the key, the lights, ac and radio turn on but the engine doesnt even click or make ...
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Burned valve Ford Focus 1.6 16v (2010)

and thanks in advance for your help. I have Ford Focus 1.6 16v 2010 model bought brand new.I"v had installed an LPG gas system "Lowato" from the beginning almost,and never had any problems with the ...
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2008 Ford Focus Starting Problem

I have a 2008 Ford Focus, and sometimes it starts, and sometimes it doesn't. I have replaced the battery, starter, relay and ignition switch. It happens more in the summer than winter, it doesn't ...
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Would my 2005 Focus's computer have a memory of past faults?

A little over a year ago the coil pack failed. Engine was underpowered because it only running on 3 cylinders. I took it to a local garage who replaced it and it's been running fine. Last week the ...
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2010 ford focus NO START

2010 focus SEL here lately i have had to push in hard and down to get to start and later stand on head with left leg up. No seriously about ready pull my hair out. i have replaced SWITCH on left side ...
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2008 Ford Focus 2.0 Zetec, wont rev higher then 4000 (redline 6.5), white smoke out the exhaust when petal is released

So about 500 miles ago I got a fresh oil change, new thermostat, new belt and new coolant. About 3 weeks ago I drove the car and it was fine, we parked it in the garage for as we where only needed to ...
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What are the stereo voltages?

I have some ideas for a rear facing camera, AI, and communication servers I would like to add to my car ( a 2006 ford focus). I can handle all of that set up, what I have no idea about is the power ...
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2005 Ford Focus, damaged front end

I am wondering if anyone knows what years, if any, are intake manifold runner control solenoids compatible with my 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE 2.0L? Also, is it a good idea to put on a salvaged one even if ...
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ford focus 2003 new starter stays engaged new ignition switch,new wire harness to starter how to test starter relay

I have a 2003 Ford Focus. I recently installed a new starter motor, a new ignition switch, and a new wiring harness. The starter now stays engaged when I try and start the car. How do I check the ...
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2012 Ford Focus idle fluctuation

My car usually idles at 8 or 9 hundred but sometimes it will go down to 500 and start missing and then shut off if I'm not quick to hit the gas. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?
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Stripped screw holding rear lamp assembly

I've got a failed rear brake lamp (right side) on my Ford Focus (2002, 5dr Hatchback UK). I went to change the bulb and discovered that the (probably Phillips) screw holding the rear lamp cluster is ...
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Error code P074B on a 2013 Ford Focus (2L engine)? [closed]

How do I correct an error code P074B for a 2013 Ford Focus (2L engine)? Thanks!
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'06 Ford Focus Central Locking Failure

The central locking in my '06 Ford Focus has stopped working. I can put the key into the door and lock and unlock the car, but I can't use the fob on the key. What I tried: I tried to put a new ...
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Light ticking sound on acceleration otherwise don't hear it not loud oil change done about 2 mos. Ago no lights temp gauge fine

2003 ford focus. Rough idle rattles things inside vehicle . No acceleration issue or stalling. Just noticed a ticking sound when I start going only hear it when window down so not loud.
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2000 Focus won't crank after electrical repair

OK so a guy I know had this car. He put to big a fuse in it because it kept blowing the fuse for taillights and dash lights. Melted wires coming from headlight switch. Got those separated. Still ...
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Ford Focus door not latching closed at freezing temperatures

I recently bought a 2007 Ford Focus. This morning was the first time the car was in freezing temperatures since I have owned it and after unlocking the door and opening it the door latch would not ...
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Issues with 2003 Ford Focus headlights

The problems started when we found out that my car had no dim lights even though the bulbs and fuses seemed to be perfectly fine, and so were my brights. So the mechanic somehow "jumped" my dim lights ...