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Ford Focus SVT, Hatchback
#403 of 423 Re: some more advice..sorry haha [dmitchell028]
Mar 08, 2007 (7:51 pm)
From reading other inquiries about this problem, I may offer this: From other www.com sites & forums, I have found that Ford had a problem with in the non SVT Focus'. The problem seems to be the rear wheel bearing. There was a recall on this! This was suppose to be on early Focus, 2000-02, 03(?}. This is a non-serviceable bearing. And it is pressed into the rear spindal. The torque on the secut=ring nut is very high. The advantage to a sealed bearing is that it has less rolling resistance than that old manually "packed" bearing, which has somewhat a drag due to the heavy grease. All i can say is this is worth looking in to. bobio70gmail.com
#404 of 423 check engine light and no power
Apr 25, 2007 (3:54 pm)
Alright I'm new here and haven't read all these posts, so if this is a redundant post I'm sorry. My 2002 SVTF has about 70000 miles on it and in the 7 or so months I've had it has been nothing but trouble. My current problem is this: When I try to accelerate, especially in high gear or from a stop or up a hill there is no power or acceleration to be had also my check engine light is on. I had this same problem a couple of months ago and after hours of searching the shop decided that it was a throttle body sensor and replaced that. This fix didn't ever seem to get the car back to where it had been before, but it helped, but now I'm back to where I started. If anyone has any advice, it would be much appreciated.
#405 of 423 2001 Focus SVT won't start
Jun 10, 2007 (1:32 pm)
Hi, I've been having problems with my SVT. I'll go out in the mornings and it won't start. It cranks and cranks but won't fire. Then later in the day, or the next day, it'll start and run fine. I've had it at 2 different dealerships and they can't find anything wrong. It starts everytime for them. One dealership replaced the fuel pump just as a guess. Still had the same problem 3 days later. They've given up and I'm frustrated. Read a post about a possible solenoid problem?? Can anyone advise me? Thanks!
#406 of 423 Dragging Headers to New Owner's SVT
Jun 23, 2007 (6:40 pm)
I recently purchased an '04 SVT, totally stock, with 33,000 miles on it. I really enjoy it, but for one unsettling problem: The exhaust header pipes contact the surface with even the slightest road depression at any speed other than very slow. Worse yet is that they really slam onto uneven surfaces on the freeway (uneven overpass crossings) at speed. The right strut bottoms out if I'm not really careful of my speed at bumps or depressions. In W. LA I had S. Bay Ford (nearest designated "authorized SVT" dealership) check out the front struts and they said that they were OK and offered no explanation. The headers are clearly dented at the down to rear bend. Are they really this vulnerable and are the struts really that easy to bottom out? Hope someone can help me out?
#407 of 423 Re: 2001 Focus SVT won't start [steelsuprj]
Jul 02, 2007 (2:56 pm)
This is exactly the same thing that happened to me last week.....Get ready for the scenario.
I had just filled up my SVT and hopped back into the car to start it up and......Nothing. It would turn and turn and turn but not turn over. So, I trying kick starting it and that wouldn't do a thing. My guess was bad gas, so I got a new Fuel Filter and replaced it....Nothing. After it was towed off to the dealership, they said that a Cam sensor went bad. When they put a new one in, that went bad as well. This they traced to the flywheel. Get this, after dropping the tranny to get to the flywheel, they're saying the Crankshaft is loose. It's one after another leading up to this. So, my company that I bought an extended warranty from when I bought the SVT brand new is flying in to assess the repair and if they give the nod, I'll get a remaunfactured engine to replace this one. I've got 90,000 on it and have never experienced something like this with any vehicle before.....My deductible is $50.....And that turned out to be a blessing.......Almost forgot. When I first bought the car I had a vicious problem with stalling, which mysteriously went away. I was 400 miles out of town on a Labor Day weekend and it started stalling for no reason at all, but I could start it right up again. I limped it home by driving it 1-2 miles and then having to shift into neutral to avoid the stall. Imagine having to do this from Lubbock to Albuquerque. Then, when i got it home, the dealer couldn't trace it.
After that.....I've never had this problem happen again.
I feel bad for the dealer in the sense that not only do they have to sell the vehicle, they have to know how to repair them. Fun car.....A few Gremlins. Just like having an Alfa, which I also have. So I guess I'm accustomed to mechanic problems.......Hope this helps.
#408 of 423 Re: some more advice..sorry haha [dmitchell028]
Jul 29, 2007 (5:13 pm)
Just stopped by to check out the Focus SVT forum. Back in '03 I was torn between getting the Focus SVT and the MINICooperS. I went for the CooperS. No regrets so far. How are the SVT's holding up?
#409 of 423 Re: Dragging Headers to New Owner's SVT [bikeflyride]
Oct 02, 2007 (5:24 pm)
i Hvae had the same problems. And they continued. I used my extended warranty to fix it the first time. now it happened again... I am going to use the extended warranty again. but just wondering if there is any other way that the problem would stop denting... it's pretty annoying when each time it happens my O2 Sensor get's knocked... did you figure out anything?
#410 of 423 86K-repair or sell?
Dec 16, 2007 (5:48 pm)
I have an 2002 SVT Focus with 86000 miles on it. I was wondering how may miles can I expect to get out of this car and if it's worth re-placing the clutch and keeping the car or.... do I unload it now.What should I expect to pay for a clutch and install labor.
#411 of 423 My Ford Focus SVT
Feb 25, 2008 (8:21 pm)
It doesnt even want to talk about anything under 3,000 rpm's its an onery little S.O.B. my ford focus SVT!
#412 of 423 Re: My Ford Focus SVT [hawlin]
Feb 25, 2008 (8:27 pm)
It depends on how much you love the car. But if it was me I would have to weigh my love of the car with how much it cost to repair it. It cost $425 and up to replace your clutch....small price to pay if its a car worth keeping.