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#321 of 334 replacing air filter 2007 Focus at 100,000 miles
Mar 13, 2010 (10:28 am)
I was surprised to find out that I did not have to change air filter until 100,000 miles. Really surprised when I found out it cost approx. $500. The mechanic told me later that I really did not have to do it; it looked good since I drive lots of highway miles. Why is this filter so different from others and to protect car when should I change it? I am anxious to get answers and cannot find any.
#322 of 334 Re: Fuse Panel 2007 Focus [piglover]
Mar 24, 2010 (9:43 am)
On my focus there are 2 tabs on the cd storage box. Push those in and it should come out easily. I have do it and is a bit tough at first cause I was scared to break it. But just apply some pressure to the tabs.
#323 of 334 Re: replacing air filter 2007 Focus at 100,000 miles [jordan24]
Mar 24, 2010 (9:48 am)
I was informed this morning by a mechanic that those filters should be self cleaning and should not have to be replaced. I'm not sure since I have never heard of this before.
#324 of 334 Re: replacing air filter 2007 Focus at 100,000 miles [callieabby]
Mar 26, 2010 (3:32 am)
These filters are not self cleaning , they will clog up and need replacement eventually. There is a gauge built into the side that indicates how the filter is operating, green is good, red is bad.This must be checked while the engine is running.You can go to the Visteon web site to learn more about the filter, look for "Air Induction Systems".
#325 of 334 Upgraded wiper blades for ford focus
Mar 27, 2010 (2:59 pm)
On my mission to find an upgraded rear wiper blade for my Focus Hatchback, I found a great wiper blade for all around... If you want to upgrade to the newer-style frameless wipers, I could only find one aftermarket choice that had the 14" size for the rear as well as the 22" ds & 19" ps. I found the "Trico NeoForm Beam Blades" online and they're fairly priced, wipe super well, are super quiet, and look really good. They perform well in rain, mist, snow and ice and put up with the abuse of a Wisconsin winter. The place I bought them from just notified me that there's a $15 rebate thru 5/15/2010. I highly recommend...
#326 of 334 2002 Focus - Door Trim Panel Removal?
Jul 15, 2010 (7:36 pm)
I need to remove the interior door trim panel of the rear driver's side door of my 2002 Focus 4 door sedan. I removed all the little screws around the outside of the panel and also the little screw behind the inside door handle. What else is holding this panel in? It's not budging, and I hesitate to just start prying things apart. Anyone?
#327 of 334 Re: 2005 Focus SES Alignment Problems [comanchero1]
Aug 27, 2011 (1:43 pm)
I have a 2009 and a 2005 Ford Focus. My 2009 bought new we went through our first set of tires by 22K miles. I took it to the dealer to see what the problem was and they told me that Ford had a known problem with the camber and the only thing we could do is install some kit at our expense to correct this otherwise we will continue to experience excessive wear. Ford does not cover this under any warranty as it is considered by them a wear and tear issue. They know they have an issue with their rear suspension alignments but they do not want to address it at their expense. I now have 38K and will be neededing a second set of tires soon. I drive this all highway for the most part. My other complaint is the A/C system is not all that great here in Arizona heat. Takes awhile to cool yet my 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee A/C gets gold very quickly.
#328 of 334 Can't change air filter on 2010 SE
Sep 01, 2011 (2:38 pm)
I want to check to see if the dealer actually changed the air filter which they suggested even though I only have 15000 miles. I unsnap the 3 clamps on top but can only get the top to tilt up a fraction of an inch,don't want to force it. From what I can see the filter looks to be orange color,don't know if that would be OEM or not.
Also what is the plastic gizmo on the side of the filter that sticks up like a handle?
#329 of 334 2000 Ford Focus LX Single Cam WONT START
Sep 22, 2011 (11:40 pm)
Okay where to start, my 2000 Ford Focus has been a nightmare this last month of owning it. I will bypass all of the other problems that it had so I can figure out my most immediate need.
Hereís what has been replaced in the car so far: alternator, fuel relay and fuse for the fuel pump, the gas cap, and the battery.
My car broke down the other day when I was at Sonic with my boyfriend. We tried to start it like 6 times and it just wouldn't go. We called a tow truck; he came by and went to go put the car in neutral. He starts the car, the first time and it starts right up. We get in the car amazed and drive it home.
The vehicle now will not start, sometimes if I let it sit awhile it will attempt to start (since all the lights come on and such) but it just refuses to roll over all the way.
Very shortly before all this I would have to disconnect the connector on the battery for about a minute or two, then reconnect it and start it. Giving it some gas right after I started the car was vital since it would putter out, as if it's getting no fuel.
Also the Fuel Cut Off Switch was poking up (meaning it was engaged) so we pushed it back down. Don't know if that helps at all.
To continue...after reading up on many of the forums and talking with people from auto marts, Iíve come up with a list of the possible problems.
(I don't know anything about cars, but I'm trying to learn so I can fix my car)
Possible Problems that may need to be replaced:
1) Green #30 fuse for the Ignition in slot 8
2) Cam Sensor
3) Ignition Coil (which I just bought a replacement for, but have not installed it yet.)
4) Fuel Relay (I have already replaced this, so it should be crossed off the list)
5) Fuel Cut off Switch
Please if anyone can help me I swear I'll get rid of this nightmare of a car and get a foreign car!
#330 of 334 Re: 2005 Focus SES Alignment Problems [mrsdoni]
Nov 20, 2012 (11:51 am)
I have a 2011 Ford Focus with 45,000 miles on it. Had to replace the tires at 30,000 miles because of severe cupping. I had been rotating the tires every oil change (5Kmiles) and aligned the car every 4-6 months. Tires still went bad. Now, my tires are cupped again. I've only driven the car 10,000 miles since my last tires were put on.
I can't afford to keep replacing the tires. Someone told me it was my suspension that needed to be replaced ($2K), another told me it was my shocks in the back that needed to be replaced every 30Kmiles (twice as often as you normally should). Others told me I didn't rotate or align enough, but that's ridiculous. I do it more than I should have to.
Dealership won't help, they wouldn't help me the first time around. They told me they didn't cover tires and that was normal wear and tear. So I was stuck with the bill. Even though my car was still under warranty and the tires should have lasted longer.
No I don't know what to do, I have been reading all of these other forums and people are all having the same problems. I don't want to be stuck with this for the life of the car. Debating just to sell it and move on from Ford... since they are willing to put a car out that has a problem like this.
Ford just spins you in circles, tells you to call someone else until you break down and stop.
Someone help? Or have answers?