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#1844 of 2013 Two more questions 2006 wagon--Chime and DRL
Apr 05, 2006 (4:17 pm)
Gearshift warning "chime", page 13 of the manual. Ford calls this a chime. Mine sounds like a Tom Cat with his tail caught in a screen door. Wondered what others sound like.
DRL We have had daylight running lights is Canada for many years now and I believe they are a very important safety item, however, this is the first car that I have owned where the DRL come on with the key in the run position and the parking brake engaged. Page 29 of the manual states the parking brake must be disengaged. Not so with my Focus.
#1845 of 2013 Gearshift warning Chime
Apr 12, 2006 (5:46 am)
Is there any way to disable the gearshift warning chime/siren? See my post #1844
Apr 17, 2006 (12:55 am)
Does anybody know when the new updated Focus is suppose to come out ? I've seen spy pics of it but no word on when it's suppose to come out ? Thanks
#1847 of 2013 Re: Question ? [theman123]
Apr 17, 2006 (7:21 am)
the 2007 order guide is out and the car is the same.
2008 is the most likely time for the intro. The car was refreashed for 05 and Ford recently stated they want to get to around 3 to 4 years between refreashes.
#1848 of 2013 Re: Ford Focus tweeks [huntley]
May 06, 2006 (1:30 am)
'08 U.S. Focus w/ Fusion grill/headlights = how dorky can you be?
'05 U.S. Focus w/ Mondeo MkII grill/headlights = cool!
http://www.wheels24.co.za/Wheels24/Galleries/w24_GalleriesModelPicDisplay/0,,675- - -13649,00.html
Do you know what a Mondeo MkII is?
http://www.wheels24.co.za/Wheels24/Galleries/w24_GalleriesModelCompNavIndex/0,,6- - 75,00.html
http://www.supercars.de/?show=single_screen&do=car&modell_id=146&modell=Mondeo%2- - 0ST%20220&marken_id=49&markenname=Ford©=1&url=Li9kYXRhL2ZvcmQvMjAwMm1vbmRlby- - BzdCAyMjAvNDgwLzAwOS5qcGc=
America only gets the Jaguar version of the Mondeo MkII w/ shorter wheelbase.
#1849 of 2013 Re: Ford Focus tweeks [huntley]
May 19, 2006 (10:09 pm)
IMHO the Focus had it going on (design-wise) with the front end and dash through 04. The Russian engineers who designed the Lada must be in charge now, as the car looks more and more like, well, you know.
The Mazda platform looks way cooler.
I'm convinced confusion reigns in corporate car America. Granted, we all have different perceptions of style and it must be tough trying to hit it up the middle every time instead of stroking the long ball...
May 23, 2006 (9:30 pm)
I have a 2000 Focus SE, the car was great till after 76,000 miles and after the 70k/5yr warranty. My ignition, A/C Compressor, ignition, fuel pump, and starter have all gone out, and ive gone thru 3 sets of tires since the first breakdown.. those problems ive been able to fix.
but now this... i started my car and as soon as the engine was on without the help of the starter, theres a "fast knocking sound" (no not rods knocking, much louder) the sound's cycles are congruent to the revs of the engine, rising and falling with the rpms. i was thinking camshaft bearings? or maybe the starter selonoid is getting stuck?
any other ideas or similiar experience?
p.s. ive had this car for almost 6 years, i didnt think it would make it 3. shes had a good run.
#1851 of 2013 Re: Loud Noise [gibsonlp5902]
May 25, 2006 (8:01 pm)
Hard to troubleshoot here at the computer with some ELO cranked up but, I'd start cheap and work your way up.
Camshaft bearings? Doubt it. Solenoid stuck? You'll find out next time you start it, or try to...
Cooling fan turning, stuck? Losing coolant? Granted, water pumps ain't cheap, but you might be due for one.
Blown head gaskets can make some nasty sounds also, but that aint cheap, sorry.
Oh, squirrel caught in there somewhere? Don't laugh, I've seen it...
#1852 of 2013 Fuel Economy improvement 2007
May 26, 2006 (2:08 pm)
Looks like the 2007 Focus Fuel Econ numbers are out and they're better than the 2006. Does that mean there were changes with the car in 07 or just luck of the draw?
#1853 of 2013 Press Requests
by KarenS HOST
Jun 07, 2006 (12:06 pm)
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