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Ford Focus, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#290 of 338 Re: Car jumping and now it just stalled. [randomness]
May 13, 2008 (8:40 am)
And of course I bring it to the dealer and they can't find anything wrong.
"We took it for a ride and it was perfectly fine"
Ummm yeah because like I said.. it doesn't happen every time I drive.
Another wasted $90.
#291 of 338 Re: Car jumping and now it just stalled
May 13, 2008 (9:25 am)
it sounds like your transmission is faulty. when was the last time you had it serviced? I'd check with the garage that did the service and ask them if there are any service bulletins on it.
#292 of 338 oil smell in cabin of 01 Focus
May 13, 2008 (9:28 am)
I have a burning oil smell in the cabin of my 01 Focus. i replaced the power steering pump which was leaking fluid onto the exhaust and it's better. it maybe the residual smell in the air vents. Anyone any ideas about getting rid of this residual smell inside the cabin?
#293 of 338 Re: Car jumping and now it just stalled [fdeering]
May 13, 2008 (4:27 pm)
Yeah, after looking through the transmission thread and reading the old post...sounds like some people are having similar issues with no answers.
I had it "serviced" today. They found nothing wrong.
#294 of 338 Re: Car jumping and now it just stalled [randomness]
May 18, 2008 (6:26 pm)
I'm guessing by "jumping" you mean to say, in car talk, uncommanded acceleration. Transmission IS a possibility, but not the first one I'd look at. A computer controls most timing/fuel mix settings, and can command the throttle as well (do you have DSC or AdvanceTrak?) Maybe a reflash of the ECM (electronic control module, or whatever it's called on a Focus) might do the trick.
Then again, you may have put in some crap fuel, which can cause similar issues. Ethanol (even at 10%) is crap, as it robs power and gas mileage. Don't get me going on that JUNK that goes in our fuel...though, it seems to be popular with unknowing fools these days spouting their foolish garbage about helping the farmer at the cost of feed prices...sorry
Good luck, and keep us posted!
#295 of 338 06 Focus rust problems
May 26, 2008 (4:12 pm)
Hi - I have an 06 Focus Sedan silver, with only 14k miles. Never paid much attention to the coat on such a new car (although I had it cleaned/waxed regularly - live in the Northeast). After being to the carwash today, I've noticed multiple (over 100) small superficial rust spots, especially on the lower half of the doors and on the door frames. Many of them were already too deep to remove just by wiping/rubbing. Did anybody have a similar problem? Could Ford be of any help (I guess warranty would only cover if it's already perforating). What can I do on my own - remove with polish and then wax by hand? Use touch-up paint afterwards? Any input is appreciated.
#296 of 338 Re: transmission issue/idle issue...Related? [autoidiot]
Jun 04, 2008 (1:32 pm)
Did you ever fiqure out what was wrong with your car? I'm having the same problem with it now...
#297 of 338 car putting and stalls
Jun 04, 2008 (1:36 pm)
I have a 2001 ford focus ZX3 and i was pressing the gas it started to putt, i downshifted to 2nd then it died out! i have gas in it (meaning low but before the light!). any ideas? comments? im thinkin a problem with the fuel filter or fuel pump!
#298 of 338 Re: CD ROM Service Manual [silver_bullet]
Jul 27, 2008 (5:16 pm)
Silver Bullet, do you still have that cd? If so, does it offer any advice on how to get the alternator out of the engine compartment once you remove it from the mountings? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#299 of 338 Modifying Focus driver's seat...
Jul 28, 2008 (6:56 am)
I'm told that car seats are angled upward on the sides to help keep passengers in place, but the the angles of the seats seem to work on a pressure point that is causing what maybe a sciatic nerve inflammation, something I've never suffered from. At 200 pounds, I am not overly large for a Focus seat. Is their a seat cushion on the market for cars that is designed to fill the gap between the raised edges of car seats? I think this could solve my problem.
Bring back bench seats in cars where you can move around a bit while driving.