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Ford Focus, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#310 of 338 crankcase filter
Dec 12, 2009 (9:30 am)
Is replacing a crankcase filter involved or can it be done in my backyard?
#311 of 338 2007 ford focus
Dec 12, 2009 (9:31 am)
Could a fuel filter be done fairly easy?
#312 of 338 Re: Coolant change [gmzx3]
Jan 08, 2010 (1:41 pm)
many years later, I also need to know this about the manual saying to add the new coolant into the heater hose....and also says to drain the coolant from the engine block, but where is the plug for that? I would like to do what they say, but it seems like the radiator doesn't "hold" a lot of the coolant, right...and you aren't refilling the radiator, right? We are in freezing temps now at night so I'm worried since I have been losing fluid and was just adding water for a while.
#313 of 338 Draining coolant
Jan 09, 2010 (5:23 am)
My manual says to drain the coolant from the engine block also...where is that plug located? It says to refill coolant pouring it into the heater hose going to radiator...with a funnel..so I don't put it just into the overflow tank? Has anyone done this? I saw an old post that had no real answer on this . thanks Becky
#314 of 338 Re: Draining coolant [bereket]
Jan 09, 2010 (8:00 am)
Hi, there is no need to make it hard on your self messing with engine block coolant
plug unless your engine is out the car. Just drain it from radiator and refill into
#315 of 338 Re: Draining coolant [marked1]
Jan 09, 2010 (8:37 am)
Thanks for quick reply, I was worried because we have suddenly freezing temperatures here at night and I started losing coolant a few weeks ago and have been topping it up with only water, so I wasn't sure what concentration coolant I have now overall especially the coolant in the block..but I added straight coolant into the overflow last few days, hoping to rectify things. (?) Anyway, given what you said, I will drain the radiator and refill in the overflow. I need to find out what's leaking I see no leak from the radiator or hoses all look fine and the oil looks fine too (thinking if it's an internal leak like the head gasket) the car has about 90,000 miles seems too early to have a gasket problem....I will look at other posts to see what else it could be
#316 of 338 2001 Ford Focus Sedan
Jan 28, 2010 (8:13 am)
While driving, my speedometer will all of a sudden go to 0mph and stay there, then after a while will reengage to the correct speed. Seems to happen in the morning about 5 miles into the commute on a daily basis, then at other times just whenever. What is up? Thank you in advance for your replies
#317 of 338 Re: 2001 Ford Focus Sedan [genel1]
Jan 31, 2010 (3:06 am)
I have a 2003 Focus sedan with 100,003 and little work done on it. I drive 40 miles a day mostly highway between 60 and 65 mph and get aprox. 34 MPG.
The AC no longer works but it's no big deal.
I have experienced loss of the display panel - speed, fuel gauge, engine block heat, radio,etc... when in summer it gets really hot and humid, and I left the window opened and it rained. The car works well but I have no idea at what speed I am driving.
Once the car gets dry, everything is back to normal.
It would seem to be a bad connection when it's humid?
#318 of 338 Timing belt on 2003 Ford Focus sedan
Jan 31, 2010 (3:23 am)
I just passed 100,000 miles and wonder if a timing belt (or chain?) should be replaced. The car runs really well and little maintenance has been done beside oil change and tires.
Is the camshaft belt scheduled to be replaced at 120,000 the equivalent??
I know, maybe a dumb question?
#319 of 338 Re: 2005 Focus SES Alignment Problems [mrsdoni]
Mar 02, 2010 (7:20 pm)
Here is the deal. Ford manufactors the Focus with a 2 degree negative camber. This makes your rear tires go defective as fast as 10,000 miles especially if you don't rotate your tires very often. You can get an alignment every month and it will not fix the defect. I have 24,000 miles on my focus and I have my third set of tires on it. I've did the research. An alignment shop here in Warrensburg MO found the problem and fixes around 4-5 Ford Focus a month. They put in a kit that brings the camber within a fraction of a inch which will give you about 3 times the life span of the tires. The don't have the ability to zero the camber. If you don't get this done, you will be buying tires like I did every year. I did make a complaint to my dealer and the Ford Company itself with no help so I sent my complaint to the National Highway Safety department which investigates safety issues and forces auto companies to fix defects with a recall. Need folks like you to do the same. The last set of rear tires I took off scared me. It was so close of coming apart. Call 1-888-327-4236 and make you complaint today.