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#112 of 120 2003 focus overdrive
Oct 03, 2011 (7:02 pm)
I recently took over the use of our family Focus. We usually only drove it a few times a week. I noticed that if I don't turn the overdrive off, the car with jerk and sputter. It never shuts off, but it won't accelerate, either. I took it to Autozone today, and they said that two codes popped up, P0750 and P0442. I have no problem admitting I'm car stupid, and my husband worse than I am. So if someone has any idea what's going on, or can even explain what those codes mean, I would appreciate it.
#113 of 120 Ford Focus water and oil leak
Oct 18, 2011 (2:24 am)
I have a 03 plate Ford focus ghia1.6 petrol with zetec engine. Been loosing a lot of oil and water. Took it to a local garage and they have told me it is something to do with the thermostat and would cost over 100 pound to fix. But they can't find where the oil is going. Dad phoned Ford tech at a local store !! And they said the engine has had it and needs a new one. This car is only 7 years old and has only done 54,000 miles. They tell me its because it done only short journies and its a fault with this year engine. Can anyone help me cos I think this is rubbish
#114 of 120 Car Shuts off while Idling
Nov 17, 2011 (6:26 am)
I Have a 2003 Focus DoHc 2.0l. It's shuts off while idling. As Long as I Have my foot on the pedal, it doesn't shut off. But when I take my foot off the pedal, sometimes while coasting at a low speed, it dies. Any Suggestions?
#115 of 120 Re: Car Shuts off while Idling [focuss1]
Dec 08, 2011 (11:53 pm)
I had exactly the same problem. It would be especially temperamental in hot weather, and would function fine in cold weather. The solution to the idle/stalling problem was replacing the idle air control valve.
#116 of 120 2000 ford focus miss fire cylinder 1
Feb 05, 2012 (4:13 pm)
I was wondering if somebody could answer this for me.. I bought a 00 ford focus. It sounded great when I test drove it but now it has a mis fire in cylender 1. It has new plugs and wires and cap. Also when I am driving straight down the road it has a lot of noise coming from the front but when I steer to the left and shift the pressure from one side to the other the noise goes away. Please help with any answers. I am not the smartest when it comes to cars but I can do work
Apr 13, 2012 (9:41 pm)
Im new to this site. My son has a 2008 focus and when he was driving he noticed the eng temp was in the red so he pulled over and let it cool and then drove off again and it climbed right into the red again. So he let it cool for about 30 min and made it to the house. I told him his thermostat was stuck closed so he will have to replace it. Is it hard to replace the thermostat on this eng? I will do it for him so I am mechanicaly inclined. I am deployed right now so I have know idea where it is on the eng. Does anybody have a pic of where its at on the eng?
#118 of 120 2000 Focus Idle problem
Nov 20, 2012 (7:22 pm)
I just had my Focus worked on and it received new points, plugs, tune-up timing belt and many other things including head gasket and a new cylinder head. Took it back to the shop and it was reading MAF was too low both at idle and slow speed in parking lot, Fuel Trim high and Fuel pressure was within margin but with wild fluctuations. Any ideas?
#119 of 120 Higher then normal RPM's while driving
Dec 27, 2012 (3:29 pm)
I recently brought my 2002 Ford Focus into the shop and they replaced the thermostat and the housing- there was a leak in the housing that made my car overheat. It has been about 2-3 weeks since i brought it in and now I gassed up at half tank and I have gotten only about 75 miles for 3/8 of a tank- normally I get around 100 miles per quarter tank. It seems to be revving about 500 more RPM then normal at all speeds.- Any ideas what would cause the higher RPM's?
#120 of 120 Catastrophic valve failure?
Apr 29, 2013 (3:54 pm)
My 2002 Focus (8 valve sohc, 120,000 miles) recently suffered a serious problem on start-up. It started, but extremely roughly with lots of engine shaking. So I pulled the spark plugs and found that something (valve, piston?) had hit the spark plug in the #3 cylinder hard enough to mash the electrode. Spark plug replaced, the car will start and drive (roughly) but has no power and the engine malfunction light is on, sometimes flashing. It's not burning any oil, and no smoke from the exhaust. The car, with a good engine, would book for maybe $3,000. Is this the end? Should I drive it, gently, to a salvage yard?