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#121 of 486 Ford Focus 2000-2001 electrical problems
Dec 16, 2007 (3:14 pm)
Experts only need reply. I have electrical problems. All accessory lights as well as headlights are flickering only when engine is on. I just put in a new battery and alternator. The battery connections are cleaned as well as (5 eyelet) grounds under the hood.(please note) The problem still occured even before the battery and alternator change. _ I have yet to clean the ground straps under the car. I need to know what causes this????
#122 of 486 Re: Ford Focus 2000-2001 electrical problems [tootherevoluti]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 16, 2007 (3:30 pm)
I'd say bad ground #1, then put a volt meter on the battery when the engine is running and check for variations in current, (do your headlights flicker, if NO, then try===>)if none then I'd say there must be a voltage regulator for the instrument pagel board that is going crazy.
#123 of 486 lighting questions
Dec 17, 2007 (6:58 pm)
I have a 2005 focus ses. I've had it for a year, and recently when the lights are on and you use the turn signals they go crazy fast. i checked and changed fuses problem is still there. Also when you hit the brakes the reverse lights come on and the driver side brake light dims. I have changed all the bulbs in the taillights. Any suggestions
#124 of 486 Re: lighting questions [cdub2]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 17, 2007 (7:30 pm)
Oh, I'd guess low voltage coming out of your stalk switch for the directionals or a short in that switch or the harness that goes to it. I believe your brake light switch runs through your directional switch, but I'd have to see a wiring diagram for your car to be sure about that. If it does run through it, then it all makes sense. If it doesn't then I might check behind the fuse block for signs of a short.
#125 of 486 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Electrical Problem? [spicy1]
Dec 18, 2007 (11:06 am)
I have a 2001 ford focus, 5 speed, 4 door. I have replaced the alternator three times in the past three months. Everything will work fine for awhile but then the first thing to start cutting out is the radio, then all the gauges will start jumping, then the lights will flicker on and off at night if I turn them on. We have cleaned and checked every ground wire in the engine of the car. I've also taken the car into the ford shop and no one there can figure it either. All they do is continue replacing the alternator. If anyone has experienced these kind of problems. I would LOVE to know what the solution is.
#126 of 486 Re: lighting questions [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 18, 2007 (5:17 pm)
Thanks I will take a look and see what I find.
#127 of 486 2000 Ford Focus Wagon Wheel and Tire Specs
Dec 19, 2007 (8:23 am)
I recently purchased a 2000 Ford Focus wagon that has 18 inch sport wheels with little narrow low profile tires. I assume these wheels and tires are not stock items although I have been told they are worth a few bucks. I need to put stock wheels and tires back on the vehicle as these sporty jobs make driving over ANY bump a bone-jarring experience. I recently hit a bad bump on a local road and thought the wheel was going to come off! I believe this caused enough damage to make a wheel bearing go out, as one did this weekend.
The metal tag on the door with the vehicle info has no tire specs on it (???). Can anyone tell me where I might find those specs? The manual just says look on the door!! The Ford web site was useless.
#128 of 486 Re: parking lamps problem [kirdeev]
Dec 20, 2007 (1:50 pm)
My ZX3 '00 experienced the tail lights going out in addition to the instrument cluster. Paid about $75 to get it fixed, after going to two different Ford dealerships. The first dealer simply replaced the fuse, which I told them I had already done. Months later I noticed a recall on that very problem while looking at the NHTSA website where they list recalls. The dealer gave me a line that the problem wasn't with Focuses where mine was built. Hope that is the only problem with yours. My list is long.
#129 of 486 Re: parking lamps problem [mlgard]
Dec 20, 2007 (2:28 pm)
Hi, Thanks for the reply. Yes I have had a list of problems that seem to be common to this car.
Do you know what they repaired and charged you $75 for? What was the recall for and what was the solution.
I've checked th fuses as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#130 of 486 Re: 2000 Ford Focus Wagon Wheel and Tire Specs [ravenman]
Dec 22, 2007 (8:15 pm)
Stock tires for focus are; 195/60-15 & 185/65-14 You got a 50 50 chance.
You can call the Ford parts Dept and give them the last 8 digits of your vin # and ask them for 4 rims and ask them the size, 14 or 15. When they tell you hang up and buy them somewhere else. Good luck