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#90 of 490 Re: Something dings constanly, while turning dome light on. [hault]
Aug 15, 2007 (4:15 pm)
I am in process of trading in my 2000 focus for a new one... my fuel pump was recalled - i had already replaced it so i got my deductible back. since i started with a different mechanic (because i moved) every time he touches one thing another goes out - so i am towing it to ford and starting over - probably i will pay the extra with this one when warranty is up and stick with ford mechanics cause atleast they know the car... does anyone have opinions on the 2007s.
#91 of 490 Wait for the 2008
Aug 16, 2007 (7:15 am)
Its only 2 months away.
Synch will be standard on the SES and part of the SE upgrade packge.
#92 of 490 2001 focus weird problem!
Oct 02, 2007 (4:38 pm)
Ok so I've got a 2001 focus SE, and I had just got it all working fine. Then one day while I was leaving work me and my friend got in and started to drive home. Everything seemed fine until I tried to put down the windows, and they didnt go down. I decided I would turn the car off and start it again and see if that made any difference. Well, when I turned the car off and turned it back on, it started fine only now I couldnt shift it into gear! After a while of pondering what to do, I found (by random chance) that if the key was turned off, the windows mysteriously worked again and the car shifted, and the air worked as well. This was really weird, and obviously everytime I left my ca somewere I needed to unhook my battery so it didnt drain it. Then suddenly the car wouldnt even shift when the key was off, and when I attached the battery again the guages all started to flip back and forth and I got an annoying beeping sound I had never heard before. I have no idea what could have happened, the only thing that happened while I was at work was that it rained, but I also checked my fuses and none were burnt. My breaklights work but my taillights do not, my headlights still work, my radio still works. I am at a loss of what to do, now when I need to use my car I have to manually change gears before I start the car and after reattachingthe battery which is very annoying. Can anybody help ME???
#93 of 490 Re: 2001 focus weird problem! [jawaldro]
Oct 10, 2007 (12:00 pm)
I figured it out, in case anyone has similar problems. After a 2 day search of wires and connections I found the problem was just a simple corroded ignition relay. FIGURES.
#95 of 490 Clicking noise from fuse box when accelerating
Oct 13, 2007 (4:16 pm)
i own an '02 focus se wagon w/ 2.0 zetec.
My electrical problems kicked in about 3 weeks ago.
When i accelerate from a stand still or punch the gas when i'm traveling at a slow speed, i hear 4 or 5 steady clicks from the fuse box under the dash, the lights dim along with the clicks, and on some occasion the battery light comes on and/or the gauges peg, then die, then come on again normally !! All this with the car running smooth as butter !
took it to a garage 3 days ago the mechanic changed the coil (which had several rusty cracks in it), telling me that his focus had a cracked coil which caused the gauge spiking. Well, $368.00
and 3 minutes after leaving the garage with an empty wallet.....click,click,click,click........but NO spiking !
i took it back right away, the mechanic got under the dash and checked the relays........one was hot and the other cool.
Seeing as both were identical he switched them around. the cool one was for the horn and the one running hot was the "voltage anti-discharge" relay....(direct translation from my French owner's manual)
It seemed to have worked but next day it was back to clicking and dimming. I'm going back monday to see what they can do.
I've read all of kartdevil's posts....he had the exact same problem
he went thru 9 alternators !!! before trading in for a new Focus.
i haven't check the battery terminals. Mechanic said the alt is charging fine.
Seems like more than a few people have this irritating problem.
If anyone has any light to shed here or has actually fixed the problem (permanently) PLEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAASE post
#96 of 490 Re: Clicking noise from fuse box when accelerating [focuspocus]
Oct 13, 2007 (11:27 pm)
lol, you have the dreaded battery cable problem.
It will cost $800 to replace the faulty cables and
whatever else Ford wants to replace. Just limp the
car to your dealer. He'll know exactly what to do with it.
In about 2 years, you'll have to replace them again.
Sell your car now while you still can. More repairs will
#97 of 490 Re: Clicking noise from fuse box when accelerating [ttai]
Oct 14, 2007 (9:18 am)
thanx for the help ttai. you've saved me a few trips. to the garage......it's well appreciated.
At least i know exactly what to tell the mechanic to look at.....hopefully it doesn't come with an $800 price tag.
i just got the car in April !! i'm gonna tough it out a little bit longer (hope it's the right decision)
how long did this problem take to find on your focus?
did you put in unnecessary parts (like i probably did) ??
#98 of 490 Starter not working
Oct 14, 2007 (10:41 am)
I am unfortunate enough to have a 2000 ford focus. After driving home from work the car sat for 20 minutes then would not start. No clicking noise, just a humming noise. Later that day I noticed that the power door locks also won't work. When I hit the fob to lock the doors I get the same humming noise as when I try to start the car. Is it a relay, fuse or high power fuse? All I want to do is to get it running so I can trade it on a Toyota, which is what I should have bought to begin with.
#99 of 490 Re: Clicking noise from fuse box when accelerating [focuspocus]
Oct 14, 2007 (7:08 pm)
This problem was a technical service bulletin. It happened to me the first month I had the car. Then it happened 3 times more. The symptoms were the same. The speedo goes wild and pegs at top speed. Ford refused to pay for the repair after the second time. SELL THE CAR!!!