Last post on Dec 19, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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#483 of 486 Re: reset the battery [drevs]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 10, 2012 (11:02 am)
No, don't attempt to 'reset' with the battery on an OBD-II car. It doesn't work and then your car might have to relearn its driving map. Not good advice!
#484 of 486 Power surges after 2 alternator exchanges.
Dec 12, 2012 (7:57 pm)
I am a courier and I drive a 2002 ford focus ZTW wagon. I am having power surges after 2 alternator repairs (O'rielly's exchanged twice). Now the dash lights and headlights flicker when I idle in park or at a red light. The power surges are worst after a long drive (almost wants to shut off but doesn't).
When I accelerate their are no surges and all the lights are bright and steady. I took the car to ford dealership and they ran all sorts of diagnostic tests. They so-called checked the electrical wire cluster but they could not find the problem. The alternator, battery, etc are fine. No one knows what the problem is.
The dealership did screw up one thing. When they received the car my cruise control worked but when I picked it up it no longer worked. They claim it wasn't their fault and the part costs $500. I am pissed cause I need my C/C. I am thinking about protesting in front of the dealership.
But anyway I need help with this power surge issue.
#485 of 486 2013 Focus Rear Defroster
Dec 19, 2012 (7:45 am)
Before I go into the dealer with my month old Focus hatchback, I thought I would check to see if anyone else noticed the rear defroster is pretty weak. Fog on the interior barely clears after 15 minutes of driving and not clearing due on the outside at all when the car is warming up in the drive in the morning.
This was built in Michigan where I used to live and it wouldn't pass the muster at all in any winter. Not especially happy to have to take this in already.