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#24 of 120 Re: focus engine vibration please help! [kent14]
Jun 12, 2008 (12:50 pm)
Kent14....I have the same problem with my Focus 2000 SE. It vibrates like crazy when engine is cold both at idle and moving. As engine heats up and speed increases the vibration increases in freguency but is less noticeable. I went to a website Ask Ford Mechanic...and was told that it is most likely the right engine mount. I am going to try that fix this week or next week. Incidentally, I have 120,000 on my Focus and the only problem that I had was when the ignition messed up and
I could turn the key. $300.00 later it was repaired. Can't complain about $300.00 repair for 120,00 miles and great gas milage.
Hope this helps
#25 of 120 Wrench Light
Jun 16, 2008 (4:35 am)
The wrench light is tied to the electronic throttle system and you should take the car to the dealer for service.
Its under warranty.
#26 of 120 Re: 2002 Focus SE Humming Noise [safyrerayvyn]
Jul 21, 2008 (10:57 am)
i know its been a long time, just wondering what your outcome was, mine is having the same problem! please get back to me ASAP. Thanks
#27 of 120 Re: 2002 Focus SE Humming Noise [philrogers2]
Jul 23, 2008 (9:31 pm)
hi all new to this. but if you are having a problem of humming or vibration that sounds like its coming from the passenger side the replace the passenger motor mount. I have replaced it twice and i would recommend that you buy one from ford. that one that t i got was from napa auto parts and was bad in two months
#28 of 120 starter problems
Jul 23, 2008 (9:32 pm)
any one have any weard problems whit the dash lights. brake, airbag, oil light. the three are on and my car will not start. but i can push start or pop start the car and its fine. if any one can help let me know thanks
#29 of 120 Re: 2003 ford focus leaking [skapunkeric]
Aug 09, 2008 (11:20 am)
skapunkeric , If if fact you have coolant leaking when you shut it off. (green and slick feeling) it could well be your pressurs cap is week, if it's just clear water then this may just be your a/c drain which is normal. hope this helps.
#30 of 120 Re: starter problems [biship66]
Aug 09, 2008 (11:48 am)
Hey biship66; Need more info, 1-do your lights all go out when you do get if to start? 2-Does your ign.key cylinder turn far enough to turn out these lights? It must turn past the on position far enough to turn all lights off before relay will connect. if it doesn't it doesn't turn that far your problem may be in your ign switch or key pinion gear. if your lights do go out but you hear no click, you may have a bad starter relay, loose cable, or bad ground to eng cable. You are not completing the circuit somewhere. Have someone hold a 12v test light to a known ground on your eng and clip the other end to the neg batt post,if it lights up you have a bad ground,if not the ground side is ok, then go to the pos side and follow this to the starter.check for good tight and clean connections. hope this helps.
#31 of 120 Re: focus engine vibration please help! [caqccia]
Aug 13, 2008 (12:15 pm)
Engine mount replacement was one of the quicker jobs I've done on my '00 ZX3, Caccia. Block under the oil pan, jack the engine up, loosen nuts, remove old, install new and tighten. Mine wasn't vibrating like crazy, just loud engine sound while driving. Noticed the difference right away. There are two other mounts as well I guess you know. I had the ignition problem shortly after buying my Focus. That was covered under warranty. You're pretty lucky to have only had that issue and now the mount. My list of repairs/recalls is long. Matt
#32 of 120 Fuel smell in cabin
Nov 06, 2008 (7:51 pm)
My 2004 Station Wagon produces a fuel smell in the cabin. It's coming from the vents, when accelerating or in stop and go traffic. It's not there when I drive steady at higher speeds, e.g. on the highway, and first occurred after I had a 60k service done. Had it at the dealership already 4 times - they changed the cabin air filter, vapor management valve, resecured vapor recovery tube - nothing helped. They say that there's nothing wrong with the car and that there are no leaks. Does anybody have an idea what could cause it?
#33 of 120 Re: Fuel smell in cabin [sk69]
by pf_flyer HOST
Nov 07, 2008 (5:03 am)
I had a similar issue with a vehicle. The gas smell but no obvious leaks. Eventually I wound up having difficult starts if the vehicle sat for a day. Was losing pressure in the fuel line so there had to be a leak at some point in the system.
If you can find a way to let your car sit for a day and then take note of how easy it starts (or not) you may be able to determine if you're losing fuel pressure when it sits. If it is, there has to be a leak, however small and hard to find it may be.