Last post on Oct 08, 2011 at 4:38 AM
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Ford Focus, Ford Focus SVT, Ford, Interior, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#18 of 27 Re: Focus no instruments [wcroll]
Jan 17, 2008 (5:35 am)
Curiosity question. What is a 53 plate Focus?
#19 of 27 2002 Ford Focus ZTS
Jan 31, 2008 (1:15 pm)
I just purchased a 2002 Ford Focus ZTS with 70,000 on it. By owner, so no warranties. Right when I was about the pull out of the lot I noticed there was antifreeze leaking, I took it to my mechanic and he said that the Focuses are known for their Thermostat Housing Units the leak and such. Anyone had the same problem? And whenever I drive I can hear the (I guess) computer making noises and beeping, anyone experiencing that as well? Thanks.
#20 of 27 01 Focus ZX3 radio, blower motor, and wipers
Sep 04, 2008 (5:00 am)
HELP! I can turn off car and my radio, blower, and wipers still work. Even if the key is removed.Replaced battery cable assembly then this started. Could have I fried the BCM?
#21 of 27 Speedo redlines to 140 before cranking, resets trip odometer
Apr 30, 2009 (5:31 pm)
The Discussion Title is pretty much it. Beginning April 29, 2009, the speedometer redlines to 140 before I crank it. It holds that position for almost a second then returns to 0 mph. This event also resets the trip odometer to 0.0.
The only thing otherwise was that I'd gotten a new set of tires installed on April 28.
Is there any possible explanation for the unusual speedometer and trip odometer behavior?
#22 of 27 Re: Speedo redlines to 140 before cranking, resets trip odometer [jeromeb]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
May 01, 2009 (2:52 am)
This sounds like a simple gauge gone bad. Tires certainly have nothing to do with it, and I doubt there's anything mechanically wrong with the car that's causing it.
So start with the gauge itself and connections to the gauge. I had a temp gauge that was behaving oddly that turned out to have a cracked electrical connector. When the car was decellerating the connection would open and close and the temp gauge would bounce down to zero and back up to operating temp. When accelerating, the connection was physically forced closed and the temp gauge read properly.
But when you add in your odometer resetting, I'm leaning towards the instrument itself being fried.
#23 of 27 Re: Speedo redlines to 140 before cranking, resets trip odometer [pf_flyer]
May 03, 2009 (7:33 pm)
#24 of 27 Re: Speedo redlines to 140 before cranking, resets trip odometer [jeromeb]
May 20, 2009 (3:05 pm)
I have attempted no repair for 3 weeks. Sometimes it behaves as described, sometimes not.
I deem it to be nothing worth spending money on.
#25 of 27 Re: Speedo redlines to 140 before cranking, resets trip odometer [jeromeb]
Oct 02, 2009 (2:44 am)
The problem seems to have resolved itself.
#26 of 27 2002 Ford Focus ZX3 WIpers and Blower
Jun 26, 2010 (6:07 pm)
Wipers and blower motor will continue to run with switch off and key removed. Any ideas on what the problem is? Thanks.
#27 of 27 Re: 2002 Ford Focus ZTS [amandag1]
Oct 08, 2011 (4:38 am)
had thermostate leak myself , very easy to do and costs about £50