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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.
I have just bought a 2010 Focus Zetec 2.0L Petrol Manual, which has impressed me with it's handling and performance for what seems on pape not very exciting.
I would like to get some basic performance parts like extractors and exhaust, and maybe inlet manifold, just to get a bit more of that...
My son's wife to be has a 2007 Focus LT Zetec manual, can you tell me if it has a cambelt or a chain, also if it is a belt what is the change interval, I gather if it is a chain you forget it until you hear rattles? Appreciate your help.
I have a 2003 Ford Focus CL LR Auto. I have noticed over the past couple of months that there is a thumping/wobbling sound coming from the front left tyre/wheel. I had new rims and wheels put on it shortly before i noticed this. It happens when im at about 70 km/hr, but is worse when going around...
This refers to the Mk1 1998-2005 Focus, in particular to the 2L Zetec.
I wondered if anyone knew how the connector plug came off the front of the distributor.
That's the one with a low-tension 3-pin input.
I tried pulling without luck, and studying it did not reveal how it comes apart.
Have a 2003 Zetec 2L and noticed the coolant was low.
Been checking over the last week or so and it's slow and steady.
Read up about the thermostat housing leaks and sure enough the lower bolt was wet and greenish.
So I've probably got a small repair to replace the thermostat body to block...
Good news and bad news for owners with out of date maps in their navigation system. Despite what is on their website Ford has updated the SD card needed for the satnav fitted to Sport and Titanium Models. The bad news is that they are charging $1050 for this. If your car is not too old and you...
Hi there can anyone let me know what shocks they would recommend for the rear of a 2006 Ford Focus. I have to replace some for my parents and was wondering if anyone could steer me in the direction of some decent shocks and roughly how much they would be.
Hi all have just joined. My wifes suby cooked itself on weekend so need to purchase another vehicle. Looking at a 2010 TDCi with 70K on it.. Price $17000.. New to the focus any info on this model would be appreciated, cheers
I have a 4-door 2003 Focus and I'm looking at another.
Been unregistered for a while, then reregistered.
The km are very low for the age (50k/2003) and I wondered if anyone knew about digital odometers.
Is the odometer easily accessed and can it then be easily altered?
I thought digital...
Hi, anyone with RS experience? Mine (9300 km's) has a noisy steering pump which the ford dealer claims cannot be fixed as it is inherent with RS's and replacement isn't an option. Would appreciate comments if anyone has had similar experience or not
Is it possible to turn off the BeltMinder for an 06 Focus, older versions it was possible
Ran a search on the above but couldn't find anything that seemed to relate to te TDCi. Couple of questions for owners of the LT, have any of you had issues with the factory cd player? Our 2007 build TDCi has an issue where the CD will 'pause' for a period of time regardless of what CD...
New to the forum so go easy !!
My daughter has just purchased a 2011 Focus Trend,and I'm wondering if you can have the doors lock auto over 15Kms per hr. I have this on my 2011 Territory and I think its a good idea especially for a female driver.
Ive not had chance to have a proper play...
I have a Ford focus CL LS 2005 hatchback and have suffered repeated dash problems over the years. If it is unplugged and then plugged back in it starts working again but invariably within a couple of months it spends most of its time not working so we can't read the odometer, fuel gauge...
Hi All Ihave a 2012 Focus 6 speed auto and it back fires on the up change if you lift off the throttle during the change. It mostly does it when is halfway warmed up.
The other thing I have noticed it only takes about 400m of driving to warm up by the gauge which seems a bit odd that such a chunk...
My first post on this forum as I will be a Ford owner soon :)
I've tried searching for a similar question and had no luck.
I've purchased a Focus and have been advised of a VIN and SIDO number. When I bought a Golf GTI a while back I was able to track what ship my vehicle was on...
I have my car Ford focus 2008 and the lock of my seat belt has been locked. It seems impossible to unlock it i have tried many times to unlock it but no luck. so i needs a locksmith who can repair it and fix this issue. if anyone knws about the good quality locksmith kindly inform me for it.
I am considering purchasing a Focus Sport LW MK2 and am wondering how you enter an address into the GPS/Sat Nav. Does it support voice command or do you have to use the number/alpha buttons of the Sony radio controls?
Have only driven the Trend model and did not look closely at the...
hiya - first post...
I've just bought a 2003 Focus LX Sedan, and fitting a factory cruise control kit on the weekend was a pain in the arse without a workshop manual...
It doesn't work yet, but I think I just have the wrong signal wire - the instructions say to connect to the white/purple...
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 -...
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...
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...
Hi all. I have an '07 LT TDCi that I've owned since new (well almost, ex demo with 300km on clock) and it's recently been diagnosed with a bad oil leak coming out from within the turbo at 73,000km. The turbo still runs perfectly as it always has. I'm going to take it to a turbo specialist tomorrow...
Hi I was hoping someone on here can help me.
I drive a black focus zetec 06' model and im looking to get some black rims for it also some new head lights as the stock ones i have on them now look very worn n foggy? I wanna get a full black look on the car so dark headlights? i dont know. I don't...
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...
I've got a 2003 2L Zetec with about 60,000 km.
Very good condition, had it now about 12 months.
One issue that's emerged is a "failure to start"problem.
By that I mean it requires several attempts before it starts.
Initially it was every once in a while - a month or so between problems....
Hi everyone happy new year
Im very new here so i need help please
iv got a 2012 ford focus titanium MK2 with HID Headlights.
I got it NEW on the 1-11-2012 in AUSTRALIA now this car has lots of stuff like keyless entry and push button start , city stop and more
Now i like to install DRL...
First post here - Now that our Focus seems to be entering the stage of life where the odd niggle is arising...
Wondering if someone here can help:
Lately the reversing light on our '08 TDCi Focus went out. No biggie - replaced the bulb but still no luck. So I went to check the...
just seeing whats everyones thoughts on the ford focus 2010 TDCI LV model? i am tossing up between the hyundai i30 and the focus but trying to scope some more information out.
i am currently driving a subaru liberty 2008 and it is killing me on running costs and petrol (i.e 1800$...
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?
Hi im having vibration problems when accelerating between 20km/h and stops once it reaches around 40km/h. my tires are brand new already. what seems to be the problem?
i purchased it on a dealership as a used vehicle. it has only done approx 31k on the clock. could it be engine mounts?
Surely others out there are having problems with the ridiculous angle of the headrests! They are set too far forward and are not adjustable!! When I sit in the seat properly the headrest pushes my head forward so my chin is sitting nearly on my chest! I have had my brand new Focus for 3 months now...
Does anyone know yet if the HID trend headlights or any good aftermarket lights can be fitted to the Ambiente?
On highbeam i cant see more than 20Mtrs in front of me its just undrivable on the highway at night time.
They are on full ajustment up and the dealer said that they will not turn them up...
I have just been told that the TDI engine in my LW is not a Ford but is infact a Peugeot/Citroen diesel produced in France
I am not complaining as both Peugeot and Citroen have been producing excellent diesels for many years
Can anyone confirm if this is correct?
Im very seriously at buying a 2005 year focus, looked at quite a few in the last week or two but i got one question about fuel.
Most yard have been saying that they run on unleaded however when i check out official reviews and adds for the year they all say they require premium...
Can someone please advise how to remove the black plastic "engine cover" on a LW Duratorq TDI engine?
My new 2012 Focus Trend now has 5000km+ on it and up until now I had these problems as follows, that neither Ford Australia have offered any explanation or the dealers other than some of them being characteristic of the car. (I already understand in rough terms how the DSG works etc.).
New to the forums, and had been choosing between cars.
Anyway looking currently at a LW Trend Powershift Diesel and a LW Sport Powershift, for a similar price and was wanting a little input on which way you guys would think would be the better way to go.
I have an issue with my 2007 Focus the engine light decides to come on intermittently sometimes goes but just recently it has stayed on also other lights come on but not as much when that happens the indicators don't flash I have taken it to
my mechanic but he cant find the problem could...
My apologies if this has already been covered but in a rush. I'm at work however my wife rang to tell me the car won't start......The car is a 2008 focus. It is making a ticking noise when turning the ignition on. Got her to turn the headlights on and she does not think they have...
Hi Guys, My first post so Hi to everyone!
I have just purchased a Mark 2 Ford Focus 2005, I've noticed that there's a vibration throughout the car on idle. Ive googled it and found out about the engine mounts, how can i test if thats the problem before I purchase new ones? Would it be the top...
should they light up at night this is on a 2010 focus
does anyone know why the focus tdi's keep burning up the oxygen sensors?
I wondered if anyone had found a cheap supplier of an EBD diagnostic tool that works with a 2000-2007 Focus.
I looked at a few a while back but could not find a real cheapie.
One option would be for a few of us to pitch in say $10 and buy one and then just post it around.
Might work and better...
I have 2x rubber mouldings that are part of the trim under the windscreen.
They fit in the wiper slot right in the very corners where the windscreen, bonnet, and front guards meet. Basically they fit over the plastic air/heater intake and cover the bonnet hinges - one each side.
I just bought a 2007 Focus and wanted to know if the Workshop/Service manual is available as a free download somewhere? It makes fixing problems and working on the car so much easier and the manuals are available for my Nissan, so I was hoping it was the same for Ford? I had a search of the forum...
I pulled out the 6000CD radio to put in a MP3 line at the back in my '03 Focus.
Put it all back together.
The radio code in the service book did not work, so apparently the radio/CD was changed before I got it.
Anyway, pulled it out again to get the serial number. M008431.
(The unit seems to...
On a ten year old Focus 2.0 Litre automatic petrol car I have a sensor just tied with a cable tie to the wiring loom near the battery.
It is a brass, threaded, hexagon with a connector to the wiring loom.
What is it?
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