Last post on Apr 21, 2012 at 10:11 AM
You are in the Ford Focus
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Ford Focus, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#121 of 160 Re: 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 (SE) [explorerx4]
Sep 03, 2006 (9:23 pm)
The ignition problem where your key won't turn is NOT a warranty item after the first 60,000 km in Alberta. You have to pay for it yourself, Ford dealers are very expensive for this! In Edmonton call Dial Locksmith who will do it for under $200 usually. Ford charges anywhere from $400-700..I've been thru it all at the end of May!
#122 of 160 Re: Central Timer Module [kramcos]
Oct 14, 2007 (11:48 am)
My Focus Zetec just developed the same fault
Did you ever find a soloution
Nov 13, 2007 (5:02 pm)
Other sites have recommended a locksmith in San Diego that will pin a cylinder based on a digital photo and ship it to you, with instructions for less than $100. I was skeptical at first, but was pleasantly suprised when they came through with a working replacement at my doorstep in 2 days. If you have nut drivers, a T20 torx driver, a small slotted screw driver, and half of a brain, you can replace it in less than 30 minutes.
#125 of 160 oil smell in 2001 wagon
Dec 07, 2007 (8:08 pm)
i have a 2001 wagon with 40K on it and I started smelling a burnt oil smell in the car especially when the heater is on and I'm in stop and go traffic. Anyone else have similar problems? i replace the valve cover gasket about 2 months ago and it hasn't helped.
thanks for any input you might have.
#126 of 160 Re: Ignition Switch [pcleveland2]
Apr 30, 2008 (7:56 pm)
I dont think the tumbler likes too much weight on it. I got to the point of just having the one car key on the ring and I havent had a problem after that.
#127 of 160 ZZERROO PROBLEMS
Aug 30, 2008 (9:39 pm)
Just happened on this thread and thought I'd offer some balance. My 03 ZTW has had (see subject...) Awesome car. Sorry to hear about you folks having issues, I, apparently, got a gem. Oh, only have 40K on it in NoDak and FL.
Nov 03, 2008 (8:50 pm)
Can I put a twin cam motor into an SE that had a SOHC?
Nov 14, 2008 (5:13 pm)
Has anybody been having any transmission problems with their focus ? I've got a 2000 wagon with 117xx miles on it.Coming home today it started reving up.It did this at least 6 times in 25 miles.Can't tell if it's trans. or electric problem.
#130 of 160 Re: Slipping [marlinc]
Dec 21, 2008 (7:35 am)
I believe that you and I might be having the same problem with our cars. I own a 2001 ford focus SE sedan, with 180,xxx miles and for the past several months there has been an intermitten problem; while driving down the road the car momentarily shifts nito a lower gear, causing the rpm's to increase by about 1000rpm's, then it shifts back into the correct gear. I do alot of hi-way driving so I experience this problem mostly when I'm drivng at around 70mph, but I have also noticed it in town when driving 30mph.
Much like you stated I can't tell if this is a transmission problem or electrical. I have sent the car to a transmission shop, while they had it, the car would not act up. I have also since then taken it back because it was acting up, I happened to be close to the transmission shop pulled in, did not turn the car off, got the owner to go for a ride with me, and then the car ran fine. So far I have had the car scanned for codes twice, and codes are found. I have also had a sensor replace to see if that would fix my problem; it did not.
If this sound like your problem let me know, I'm trying to figure this out, I'll let you know what I find. David