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#245 of 338 Re: 2005 Focus SES Alignment Problems [mrsdoni]
Sep 07, 2007 (6:42 am)
Hello Mrs Doni, I have a similar story. I bought my daughter her first car, she makes the payments. A 2006 Ford Focus. This will be the THIRD SET of NEW TIRES !!! And its only 48K miles. I didnt realize it happen so fast thjat the REAR TIRES were wearing out. A Firestone dealer told me that he had a customer with only 8K miles and the REAR TIRES wore out too. Theres a problem with the REAR WHEEL ALIGNMENT on the Ford Focus. And by the way I had the best GOOD YEAR TIRES that money could buy!!! The Attorney General of Florida (MR. BILL) doesnt seem to be pressing the LEMON LAW ISSUE. The dealer BEV SMITH FORD, of WEST PALM BEACH, wants to push it off as a MAINTENANCE PROBLEM, as so does the FORD MOTOR CUSTOMER CARE...and that was established before I have even taken the car in to have it inspected!!! THIS PROBLEM HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH TIRE ROTATION !!! It's the cambers, and a new kit would probably solve the problem, and unfortunately the dealers dont want to "annie up" to cost!!!
#246 of 338 Re: 2005 Focus SES Alignment Problems [comanchero1]
Sep 07, 2007 (12:28 pm)
i think a few posts back, i provided a link to someone's experience posted on another site where hardware replacement at the rear locations was required.
#247 of 338 Re: 2005 Focus SES Alignment Problems [comanchero1]
Sep 07, 2007 (2:37 pm)
Yep. I've had two places tell me the rear suspension is faulty. I wish Ford Motor Co would offer to replace it.
The best of luck with yours!
#249 of 338 When to replace Focus struts?
Oct 16, 2006 (11:44 am)
My 01 Focus has 72K on it. I'm wondering if it is time to change the struts as it sometimes seems to have a bit of a wobble at high speed.
Does the Focus have struts or shocks?
I also notice that it has a squeak in the suspension when I get in and out.
If I need struts/shocks should all four be replaced together. What am I looking at to replace two or all four?
#251 of 338 Focus repairs at 60K
Jun 30, 2006 (2:26 pm)
I recently drove round trip from San Diego to Detroit and had two unexpected problems to repair en route. First, the 01 Focus developed a coolant leak at 62K that turned out to be a crack thermostat housing, so I was told by a Ford dealer in Mich. To replace that it cost me $230.
Then in Colorado the Focus began to run hot at low rpm. When it came close to red lining I turned the heater on in 90F temps and raced the engine in neutral at a stop light.
I took it to a Ford dealer and was told a resistor had gone bad in a radiator fan. To replace the radiator fan assembly it cost me $670.
I don't have a problem paying to repair a car, and will go to a dealer when necessary to do so. But my question here is, isn't it abnormal for said items on my Focus to go bad with on 60K on the car?
I'm curious if there is a car website that gives the average milage for part failures on cars.
Anyone had said problems on a Focus at 60Kish?
#252 of 338 Re: Focus repairs at 60K [0311vn]
Jul 29, 2006 (6:56 pm)
I had the same repair on my 2000 ZX3 (5 speeds) about six months ago. Thought I had more than 90K at the time. I found it leaking parked at work, and I went straight to my Mechanic, and it didn't leak when it got there. It turns out to be a small crack that wouldn't leak when it's hot. I got it replaced for about $200 total, and so far, it's the only repair out of my pocket on the car (now over 100K). The other one I don't want to deal with is the rear wiper went dead, but I don't use it much!
#253 of 338 Re: Focus repairs at 60K [loolala]
Aug 16, 2006 (5:05 am)
I just bought my son a 2001 Focus SE with 37000 miles. The car is in great shape. Guess what.................. The only issue my mechanic found was a cracked thermostat housing. It is made of plastic.
#254 of 338 Low howl noise in Focus front end...
Aug 31, 2006 (2:20 pm)
I've had this hollow sounding low pitch howl coming from the front end. I bought new tires and have rotated them but still hear the noise. Wondering if it could be the break rotors but I've replaced them as well.