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My 2003 Focus blows cold air through the heating ducts!
Are there any obvious places that I should start looking at for a solution?
I'm new to the forum so please forgive me if I am doubling up on any previous posts. I have also posted this in another forum - really looking for some good info.
I'm looking to buy a new Ford Focus (Trend). The catch is it must be automatic so that my wife can drive it.
My brake lights were staying on constantly, so I had a look at the switch and discovered it wasn't making contact with the pedal at rest. I'm not sure if this is because the switch has moved/shortened somehow, or because there's normally some kind of contact pad on the pedal that's missing. I've...
I have a 2009 Zetec Focus which has done 94,000km. The heater door in the heater box has broken, which means smells from outside can't stop. The door
can't be fixed, so a new heater box is required. $1500 for the heater box plus labour, which is a full day. Has anyone heard or had...
My 2003 Zetec is dumping coolant from somewhere behind the motor.
Not the usual thermostat leak, as that area is clean and have replaced it recently anyway.
Bit puzzled as to what this is as I haven't heard about it - although not searched yet.
Is this a another common problem with these like...
My 2003 Ford Focus brakes screech badly - on one of the cars I have - the other identical model doesn't screech at all.
From past experience (not on Fords) this usually means the anti-squeal plates are put in wrongly.
Is this possible on these, or do they have them?
Anyway anyone with experience...
We have two almost identical 2003 Ford Focus 2L Zetec Autos.
Both vgc ,about 75,000km, but both suffer the same hesitation on starting.
They always start but sometimes immediately and sometimes after a cough and splutter.
Seems random, not related to fuel, hot or cold, or anything I can fathom....
Recently I blew a tail/stop bulb on my 2003 Zetec 2L.
I just could not believe the bad design of the Focus tail-light.
I found you have to remove the whole tail-light assembly from the car to change a bulb!
What should have been a max. 3 minute job was, for me (first time) a 20 min. one.
I come from Kloster Ford in Newcastle and have been working on our Old stock, we have written off parts for sale as cheaper than cost price.
I currently have a Focus Cabroilet Grill, WITH the fold out badge to gain access to the bonnet lock. This part retails for $266, we have it...
Here for sale is a set of 4 rims and tyres like new as only done 400km ford focus 18 inc 5 spoke titanium rims cost 488.00 list price each plus tyres give me a call jason 0400 633107
Just wondering if anyone has had any issues with the instrument cluster on a Focus Zetec 2007 (european manufactured) model. My one has the digital display suddenly go crazy with random characters scrolling across the 2 line display. Usually before this happens the fuel consumption goes...
Hi all. Just got a new LW MKII Sport for the wife. Great car! Just a quick question about the Sync software. Can our version be updated with the newer version that is being used in America? The Ford US website says that you can download software updates to a USB stick and load them into your car....
After searching for seat covers to suit my 2013 Focus I decided only way to get them was custom made but guess mine were prototype because many problems. Securing velcro tabs dont stick, rear head rest centre does not remove same as front seats. Front seats have cut outs and rear centre had 2...
I am wanting to buy a 2006 Focus LS Zetec Sports Automatic 2.0L. It has done 172,000km.
I was just hoping to get some advise and reviews on them to make sure there good cars and nothing will go wrong.
As i just blew up a 2013 Holden Cruze cdx and due to the amount of money...
Oh well I have been too gentle with little Ford my first. All full size before. So had a problem getting little bluey out of park seemed to be stuck lever would not move. Checked with Ford Service and yes I was a being a weak gentle ***** with brake pedal. Got in treated brake pedal like it was a...
Searching for seat covers to suit 2013 Focus?
Dad's Focus TDCI is coming up on 3.5 years of age and has done just over 90,000kms. It's still got the battery it came with and he's keen on avoiding what happened with my Mondeo's battery (wouldn't start one morning and ended up being towed away...)
Do you normally wait for modern batteries to...
does anyone know of the existence of a service / repair manuals covering the LW 2011 focus released from either ford or a third party.
I have just completed a trip from Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne
Economy was 5.9 L/100 for 2025 Kms
Is this good or average economy for the 2.0L Duratorq TDI?
Just wondering if any one has or knows where I could get a set of Zetec wheel rims as I have some how managed to buckle 3 out of the 4 rims on my LT series Focus. I have just bought 4 new Kuhmo tyres for it but now I have to get new rims as well. I would like to keep the factory ones but at...
hey peeps. have looked around abit here, but couldn't find anything directly related to the symptoms I got on me womans car. after the donk is turned-off, about four or five seconds later, there is a weird buzzing noise that comes from the drivers side maybe behind the headlight area (hard to...
I have a problem with the ABS module on my daughers 2006 Focus. The auto electrician is quoting a parts price of $3000. My question to the forum, is has anyone successfully repaired an abs module? Spoke with Injectronics in Melbourne and they haven't been able to fix one as they believe...
Hi, As the owner of a 2012 LW2 Ford Focus Trend Petrol engine I would like to put the following question to members of this Forum.
Do you have your Ford car seviced by a Ford agent and if so what is your opinion regarding the capped servicing charges;-
1. Do you accept the charges as charged...
A member of my family has a 2010 Focus auto bought new. the aircon compressor developed a loud internal rattle. After much effort the dealer repaired the compresor, said it had a broken part inside. ( This happened under the new car warranty ) Well it didnt't last long a few weeks then started...
Just wondering which oil people use. I just bought an 07 TDCi. Looking at its service history, it has always been serviced by Ford dealers. The service manual recommends 5W-30, and I noticed Castrol Magnatec stickers on the windscreen and under the bonnet, so I assume it's had Castrol Magnatec...
Someone in the family has managed to pull the interior side mirror adjustment knob right off.
It's the small rubber thing that sticks out and is held somehow onto the plastic trim where the mirror is (Front Pass. Side)
Firstly, I need to know how to get the trim off the door, then how to fit the...
So i have a 2012 ford focus sports manual LW. Milk was accidently tipped in the centre console and now there is a smell. The smell mostly comes from, when you open the console lid, the two holes. Where would the best place be to take the car
to get the centre console open, cleaned and put back...
Hi all, Does an airbay kit from a Lt fit a LV I think they look the same? Anyone has an airbag kit for sale all any front end parts?
Just a couple of photo's of the new bonnet I've had made up for my focus.
I've been absent from here for quite a while, probably due to the great and enjoyable run I've had with our LV Focus TDCI and I've been singing its praises to anybody who'd care to listen.
Last week I took the thing in to have its 45,000 kms service and that run suddenly ended.
When they were...
I am very happy with my Focus and have now done almost 14000 Kms. However as an 80yo, I am not really happy with the front seat comfort and support, so because this will probably be my last car, I am investigating what options are available to me, are there any upmarket seats available for this car...
On Page 37 of the owners manual - the global opening/closing feature is described as being able to close and open the windows via the remote key by holding either the lock/unlock button down for 3 secs.
Can anybody confirm if this works for them? The manual refers to page 61 for having the...
You may have been several threads recently related to both my own purchase and my parents. Today they signed for a LW Trend although they almost ended up getting a LV Mk2 TDCI. They liked the LW Ambient but the lack of cruise control was a deal breaker for them. Dad loves the comfort of the diesel...
Of all the cars I have owned or driven, the LW Focus mirrors are the worst for vision and safety, in that there are so many "blind spots" irrespective of how the mirror is set
I have spoken to several Ford service people and they "basically" agree, with the only comment being to get a glazier to...
My 2012 Ford Focus Trend petrol is 1 year old and has just had its first15000 km service at a Ford Dealer workshop.
I have now noticed that when the lights are turned on the Computer display screen dims to the extent that I am almost unable to read it, especially when wearing sunglasses. I have...
hi - I've just taken delivery of a new ford focus ambiente 2012. With the car I got two keys in total - one automatic remote key - and one manual non remote key. I was expecting two remote keys as that is what I have been given with all my other cars (This is my first Ford). The dealer said -...
I wondered the other day about getting a bigger fuel tank.
The reason being the supermarkets are offering 24c/litre off fuel.
At that rate its $36 off a 150L tank full. You only need spend $100.
Sorry, it's 20c off for $100, 24c off for $120 spend.
Over time you could save that way and you have...
2012 Ford Focus Sport Manual. 5500 kilometres on the clock, 11 months old, and the POWER STEERING FAIL warning comes on as the steering wheel rips out of my wife’s hands, centring the steering and causing the Focus to go across the corner she was entering before she could stop it inches from school...
Hi all, I have just started my 2006 2L Duratec engine for the first time in the clubman I am building. It struggles to maintain an idle and throttle response is poor although if you are gentle with the throttle it will reach the red line. It sounds a little like three cylinders and shakes quite a...
I've got a Ford Focus Zetec 2006, is it worth getting a cold air intake system?
I can't afford the XR5 turbo so I'm doing up this Zetec with decent upgrades.
Would it be possible for anyone to post how to do an oil change on a 2012 LW MK2 Focus 2.0 TDCI?
I am looking for specific and detailed information for this model not general info or non-model specific information.
I would particularly like to hear from any members on here that may be dealer...
Looking for an RS spoiler for the Ford Focus. Apart from UK eBay, does anyone know where I can get my hands on one?
Can someone please advise how to remove the black plastic "engine cover" on a LW Duratorq TDI engine?
Here's our Zetec.
Anyone else got some pics of their car?
I have seen some cool ones with dual exhausts!
Here's another one we almost bought.
My focus's engine light is on now after the clutch didn't engage correctly for no apparent reason on take off lucky know one was behind me
so the engine light is on I scanned the computer with a friends OBD11 for a code and code P286F came up (clutch "A" slow to engage)
bought my focus...
Problem is a random high idle speed in my 2003 2.0L Zetec Auto (CL or LR).
Car is in generally vgc and only done about 75k km.
Past experience tells me it might be an air leak somewhere.
And the array of plastic bits that might crack or distort fits with this.
Anyone seen this or know where...
Anyone know if the Zetec 2.0L DOHC engine in the 2003 Focus (CL or LR), such as mine, is the Zetec E, which is supposed to have overheat protection?
The "E" protection is a gradual shutting down of the engine, in a couple of stages, to reduce load and lower heat output.
Presumably it protects the...
G'day All !
Can someone please tell me the correct way of connecting a charger to the battery of a 06 Focus.
I have been told different ways.
this may help a few ppl, it was driving me nuts for a while. my manual lists fuses 37-86 in a row of three which looks nothing like my actual fusebox (100-143). after a lot of digging i came across the following...
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