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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2014 Ford Focus - won't start, lights, horn, radio, etc work, but engine won't turn over

Car won't start..no sound when turning key at point that the engine should engage. Few months ago check engine light came on, but car ran fine....then a few weeks later it was like the car wasn't ...
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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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Power steering issues

I have a 2007 ford focus and the power steering is making noises and after I shut off the car it starts to leak fluid around the cap. I have taken it to the shop and they changed the pump, resev., ...
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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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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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How To Diagnose 3rd Brake Light (Without Proper Equipment)

I have a 2012 Ford Focus (sedan version). The third brake light stopped working recently and I'm trying to determine if the problem is with the light itself or inside the vehicle, but a I have very ...
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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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Brake pedal soft after changing pads

I have a 2003 Ford Focus. I decided to change the brake pads myself, as they were worn out (especially on the left side). I replaced the pads on the left side and drove a little to test them out (1&...
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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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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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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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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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Replacement Battery for a 2005 Ford Focus

I need to replace the battery on my 2005 Ford Focus. The battery indicated is a 590 CCA. I live in a very mild climate in Seattle. Rarely gets below 20 degrees here in the winter. Is there any reason ...
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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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Would the brake proportioning valve be the cause of my brakes getting tight by themselves.

I own a Ford Focus 2006 Zx4 2.0 Well I'm asking if the brake proportioning valve could be the cause of my brakes getting tight on their own. I have asked another mechanic and told me it could be it. ...
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Ford Focus change ignition pat system chip

I lost my key to my 2000 ford focus but don't want to pay for another key. I have a friend that will sell me the ignition key for real cheap. I was wondering, can I cut the wire an the with the black ...
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Electric Ford Focus - all lights flashing when trying to start it

I have an Electric Ford Focus and this morning I tried to start it and all of the lights inside and outside just started flashing and going crazy. The app I have on my phone says that the charge ...
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What are usual causes of problems with central locking system?

I have a ford focus mk1, it doesn't have a remote key, but a central locking system, ie, when some door is unlocked all should be unlocked. It does not work at all. I have checked the central fuses, ...
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Low voltage at reversing light socket - is it the switch? What else could it be?

The car has a single reversing light in the bumper. The bulb doesn't light at all (tested, also tried spares). Measuring the voltage at the socket I get around 9V with no bulb in the circuit (with ...
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What could be causing my front right brakes to get tight and decrease in speed very rapidly on a Ford Focus 2006 zx4?

Well I've been having this problem for a long while now causing me not only frustration but not to be trusted at work for getting there late and other personal problems. I'm trying to sell the car ...
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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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Rough idle + slow acceleration + engine dying after spark plug change

I recently changed the spark plugs and wires on my 2002 Ford Focus SE with Zetec (DOHC) engine. I used NGK TR5IX (7397-4PK) Iridium IX plugs and Motorcraft wires. When I received the plugs, they were ...
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What is this? maybe a sensor?

I discovered this loose tape connector while fixing a coolant hose by the heater matrix. There are two more of these attached to the very bottom of the windscreen glass on each end, the loose one ...
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Focus ST 2.5 MK2 - Cambelt changed, super charger noise when giving throttle

I took my vehicle in for the cam-belt service drove back home and noticed this whine/supercharger noise which increases in loudness when I press down on the throttle. I suspect the cam-belt is too ...
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Installing Moog stabilizer / sway bar links on 2002 Ford Focus

I am installing both front sway bar links on my 2002 Ford Focus SE wagon. I ordered a pair of "MOOG K80066 Stabilizer Bar Link Kits". They did not come with any instructions, and I am totally new to ...
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Safe jack / jack stand points for 2002 Ford Focus

I have a 2002 Ford Focus SE wagon. I want to place jack stands on the welds on the side of the car beneath the front and rear doors, but cannot fit both the jack and stands there. So I want to jack ...
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2000 Ford Focus will not start

After turning the ignition the car will not make a sound. The radio works, and all the lights work except the headlights. What could be the problem?
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What is wrong with my Ford Focus? Missfires and more!

Please see the video of the problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHJPoHPamjg&feature=em-upload_owner I'm very stumped to why this is like this all of a sudden Ford Focus MK2.5 Strange Misfire ...
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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 ...