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Mike, Essex

Ford Focus

Hi, I have a 2.0L Ghia door Hatch (2000). It has a couple of issues that point to the problem being the Speed Sensor (V.S.S). These are readily available on auction sites for models up to 1.8 but I cant seem to find one suitable for my car. Does anybody know why tho is, is there actually a speed sensor on a 2.0L, and where could I purchase one. Thanks

Submitted: 18/08/2014 18:30:57 | ID: 101723

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Tom, East Sussex

Ford Focus

On my focus estate, If you fold the rear seat forward, then the rear back forward as intended to obtain near flat load space the back rest becomes marked where seat belt and seat lugs come into contact with upholstery. Poor design or am I missing something.

Submitted: 18/08/2014 16:10:08 | ID: 101709

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john graham, Fife

Ford Focus

How do I turn on bluetooth in my 2011 focus using my audio,I have used it before and now keeps coming up mute, when I press phone button on unit.

Submitted: 12/08/2014 18:28:55 | ID: 101388

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Michele nolan, Ireland

Ford Focus

Hi I bought my car this year and not sure when i should change my timing belt. Its a 1.6 focus, about 110k on the clock?!

Submitted: 11/08/2014 17:19:19 | ID: 101335

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Adam Duncan, Medway

Ford Focus

Got a new car stereo thinking my old one was broke put new stereo in and this not working either! Tested wiring with volt meter and power is there but nothing happening with stereo? Is there any other reason why my stereo won't work?

Submitted: 09/08/2014 07:08:05 | ID: 101192

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alistair, Argyll and Bute

Ford Focus

hi, problem I am having is when I start up the car, I get a shuddering shake noise seems to come from dash and I get the same noise when car switches of its fine driving,. just shudder shake when starting and switching off that lasts about 2 seconds.

Submitted: 08/08/2014 22:58:44 | ID: 101185

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john, Falkirk

Ford Focus

hi i just got a 02 focus lx 1.6 i was driving on moterway when electronic shift malfuntion light came on for a min or 2 then went out again since then my temp gauge is shooting right up and down i checked oil and was almost empty have topped up oil temp is still up and down and light comes on and off any pointer wld b great thanks

Submitted: 08/08/2014 20:59:23 | ID: 101173

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roy hughes, Northamptonshire

Ford Focus

Can u have deliverance pack put into your focus which is year old

Submitted: 04/08/2014 18:05:35 | ID: 100904

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John miller, Hertfordshire

Ford Focus

Why is the gas pedal more upright on the ford focus than a ford fiesta .(which I used as a courtesy car which was fine) The toes of my foot press the pedal before the ball of my foot on the focus but not on the fiesta which is fine. I have adjusted my seat in all positions but to no avail I think the angle of gas pedal could have been a more flatter angle,what do you think? Yours sincerely John Miller.(aged 68).

Submitted: 03/08/2014 09:53:08 | ID: 100811

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Sarah, Kent

Ford Focus

Stability Control Light(ESP) keeps coming on, garage done investigation and changed the steering wheel angle sensor, but light still coming on. Came on this morning when going round a corner at less than 20 mph. Any ideas?

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Had the same problem 12 months ago a wire from a sensor had rubbed and was earthing out. Will from Devon

Had the same problem 12 months ago a wire from a sensor had rubbed and was earthing out. Will from Devon

Submitted: 27/07/2014 12:08:08 | ID: 100425

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nicola, Dublin

Ford Focus

My car is grand 1;2;3till i hit 60k put it in4th its screwing same in 5th gears change ok its just the noise after 3th gear an dosnt move much past the 2nd rev when put it it 4/5gear the more i put my foid down the noiser it us like cant go on moter way coz its screwin at 60 even in 5 ..plz help be gratfull if u have any ideas.thanks

Submitted: 25/07/2014 18:06:01 | ID: 100346

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nicola, Dublin

Ford Focus

My car is grand 1;2;3till i hit 60k put it in4th its screwing same in 5th gears change ok its just the noise after 3th gear an dosnt move much past the 2nd rev when put it it 4/5gear the more i put my foid down the noiser it us like cant go on moter way coz its screwin at 60 even in 5 ..plz help be gratfull if u have any ideas.thanks

Submitted: 25/07/2014 18:05:55 | ID: 100345

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nicola, Dublin

Ford Focus

My car is grand 1;2;3till i hit 60k put it in4th its screwing same in 5th gears change ok its just the noise after 3th gear an dosnt move much past the 2nd rev when put it it 4/5gear the more i put my foid down the noiser it us like cant go on moter way coz its screwin at 60 even in 5 ..plz help be gratfull if u have any ideas.thanks

Submitted: 25/07/2014 18:05:51 | ID: 100344

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nicola, Dublin

Ford Focus

My car is grand 1;2;3till i hit 60k put it in4th its screwing same in 5th gears change ok its just the noise after 3th gear an dosnt move much past the 2nd rev when put it it 4/5gear the more i put my foid down the noiser it us like cant go on moter way coz its screwin at 60 even in 5 ..plz help be gratfull if u have any ideas.thanks

Submitted: 25/07/2014 18:05:44 | ID: 100343

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Joanne price, Nottinghamshire

Ford Focus

Hi, can you tell me how much it will cost and if it can be done to fit a reverse lockout, as first gear is right next to reverse? Thanks.

Submitted: 24/07/2014 13:14:07 | ID: 100280

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Chris, Leicestershire

Ford Focus

My front passenger side window will not go down. I took the motor out and when the switch is pressed it only rotates in one direction. This is also true when trying to operate it from the driver's side switch.

Submitted: 23/07/2014 10:40:36 | ID: 100196

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Jose Rey Garinganao, Philippines

Ford Focus

Hi, please help me with my ford focus 2010 hatch back 1.8L petrol SE variant. I can not start the engine, I have noticed when the ignition key is in 'on' position, the reverse light in my rear bumper is lit on despite changing into any gear position. does this mean it was interlocked in reverse? and what shall I do next to rid off from this position so I could start her up, now my car is left in a parking lot in a mall and I want to bring her to a garage but could not even start it up.

Submitted: 20/07/2014 13:08:46 | ID: 100041

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Brendon johnson, Nottinghamshire

Ford Focus

After turning ignition off. There's a clicking noise at all doors and then all door windows open Thanks

Submitted: 19/07/2014 16:24:44 | ID: 99993

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John Kelly, City of Dundee

Ford Focus

What does it mean when my heater light comes on when I let the turbo kick in? I've had it on the computer and nothing comes up

Submitted: 17/07/2014 14:51:17 | ID: 99851

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TESSA ADAMS, Suffolk

Ford Focus

When using my key fob the driver`s door opens but not the passenger or rear doors. The key fob will lock all doors. Does anybody know what`s wrong?

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Your key fob can easily be reprogrammed to unlock all with one press of the button. With the ignition turned off, press and hold the unlock and lock buttons on the key fob simultaneously for at least 4 seconds. The direction indicators will flash twice to confirm the change. Hope this helps. Graham from Kent

Submitted: 16/07/2014 15:40:18 | ID: 99789

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Paul Kennedy, Aberdeenshire

Ford Focus

My car has been back to the dealer who assures me that this vehicle doesn't have one touch windows. The window goes all the way down but you have to hold your finger on the button to put the window up. Is this correct or is he having me on? My 2000 astra had one touch windows so surely this thing must?

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This is usual with the rear windows, in case a child puts there hand out whist you are closing it. Will from Devon

Thanks for the reply it's a 3 door so only front windows goes all way down but hold to put up Paul Kennedy from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 16/07/2014 15:11:13 | ID: 99786

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sophia davies, Swansea

Ford Focus

Hello there, can anyone please help me, i'm desperate to find out the code for my radio!

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Mine is a 09 plate Focus and the radio code is on the inside of the glove box door. Geoff from Cheshire

Mine is a 09 plate Focus and the radio code is on the inside of the glove box door. Geoff from Cheshire

Submitted: 13/07/2014 11:50:57 | ID: 99565

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Crystal, United States of America

Ford Focus

I have a 2010 Ford Focus. I have Sirius Radio and a Cd player that came with the car when I bought it new. My car stereo is now acting up it plays and then cuts out all the time, even when I play the CD player and local radio channels, WHY? What do I need to look for?

Submitted: 06/07/2014 15:24:12 | ID: 99079

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Crystal, United States of America

Ford Focus

My car stereo which has Sirius radio and cd player. It cuts out all the time even on CD'S. What is the problem?

Submitted: 06/07/2014 15:20:49 | ID: 99078

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Frank Clegg, Lancashire

Ford Focus

Why does my Ford Focus` heater thermal fuse keep failing? I replaced the fuse 8 times but it`s still failing?

Submitted: 04/07/2014 12:40:29 | ID: 98943

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Roger, Southampton

Ford Focus

Every time I try to fuel my car the pump starts clicking off. Any ideas, as this happens whereever I fuel?

Submitted: 04/07/2014 10:10:44 | ID: 98939

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Del, Dorset

Ford Focus

Hi there. I have a Focus TDCi on a 52 plate and I'd like a rough idea how much in fuel it would cost to drive from Poole in Dorset to Peterborough? Journey time is 3.25hrs/146miles. Cheers Del Lopez

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Go onto google maps, click the 'directions' option, put in your start and finish points and it should tell you the distance, time and fuel cost Phil from East Renfrewshire

Submitted: 03/07/2014 18:40:58 | ID: 98911

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owen sanderson, Buckinghamshire

Ford Focus

I have a Ford focus st-3,and my heater and electric windows won't work.

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I have a Ford focus st-3,and my heater and windows don't work. owen sanderson from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 27/06/2014 20:31:48 | ID: 98559

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Ernesto, United States of America

Ford Focus

The gages and the lights in side the caven are going crazy what can cause that problema?

Submitted: 26/06/2014 20:55:01 | ID: 98523

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Jane DOLTON , Berkshire

Ford Focus

Please help me. I bought a new Ford Focus in 2004 and drove it for four years but then had to take it off the road. It has 36,000 on the clock and was kept under cover for 6 years. I put a new battery in it and it won't fire up, it sounds like it is trying to start up but won't. So far two mechanics have looked at it, fiddled under the bonnet and charged me for their service but have not got it started.I'm a woman on my own and as I can't get it to a garage I am being charged a call out charge each time I get someone out. Can anyone help? Thank you very much.

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Hi Jane, its not going to be easy to diagnose without inspecting the vehicle, is it petrol or diesel for starters? Neil from West Midlands

Hi Jane, it`s not going to be easy to diagnose without inspecting the vehicle. Is it petrol or diesel for starters? Neil from West Midlands

Hello Neil It's a 1.6. Petrol 5door Focus. It sounds like it wants to start up and it backfires. Thank you very much, Jane Jane DOLTON from Berkshire

Hi, call ford up and ask then to come out and put a diagnostics machine on it, it could be a number of things, maybe the alternator if you was more local my hubby would of popped up we have all the machines to check as he is recovery/ mechanical specialist, good luck hope you sort it soon xx Louise from Kent

Hi, call ford up and ask then to come out and put a diagnostics machine on it, it could be a number of things, maybe the alternator if you was more local my hubby would of popped up we have all the machines to check as he is recovery/ mechanical specialist, good luck hope you sort it soon xx Louise from Kent

Submitted: 23/06/2014 22:41:40 | ID: 98325

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George, Powys

Ford Focus

I cant get into reverse 1st 3rd or 5th but the others are ok can you help please

Submitted: 22/06/2014 17:32:21 | ID: 98243

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David, Aberdeenshire

Ford Focus

Engine light comes on when I start car then flashes when in 5th gear

Submitted: 22/06/2014 08:08:08 | ID: 98214

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lynda bradley, Ireland

Ford Focus

how do i know if the ball joint on my car has an 18 mil or 21 mil taper?

Submitted: 19/06/2014 16:36:36 | ID: 98042

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Ray, Nottinghamshire

Ford Focus

My December 2009 regs. Ford Focus Est. has problems with the instrument computer it appears to have failed as nothing is now displayed. How is this repaired and at what cost.

Submitted: 18/06/2014 15:59:45 | ID: 97971

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Celia Button, Brighton & Hove

Ford Focus

When i put my foot down on the clutch there is a whirring noise whilst changing gear.

Submitted: 18/06/2014 08:15:49 | ID: 97948

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Sam Lee-French, Greater Manchester

Ford Focus

I have a Mark 1 Ford Focus that won't start. It has been parked for 6 months, so I re-charged the battery overnight before trying to start it. The lights came on and the dials spun around and there was a whirring wheezing sound, but no clicking sound or the sound of the engine attempting to start or turn over. I've tried starting using jumper cables from another car, but that didn't make any difference. I also tried adding fuel to the petrol tank, but that made no difference either. Any ideas for the next step?

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Try checking the power management fuse which is the #9 20 amp fuse, have a look if it's still ok if not then change it... If it's fine then just simply put it back in and this should reset it.. Had the same problem just this afternoon and that's how I've fixed it.. Good luck John from Herefordshire

Thank you John, I will try that later this week Sam Lee-French from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 14/06/2014 21:35:11 | ID: 97691

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john clements, City of Glasgow

Ford Focus

Iam trying to put the engine cover back on thanks

Submitted: 11/06/2014 20:50:35 | ID: 97446

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tony o brien, Cork

Ford Focus

Hi I recently changed the battery in my 05 Ford Focus 1.4 saloon LX and now the radio won`t work. It`s asking me for a code which I do not have. Can anyone help please? Model number on my radio is M120869, regards

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Try 0865 Lee from Staffordshire

Your radio code could be on a label in your glovebox? Kat from Australia

Submitted: 09/06/2014 09:38:02 | ID: 97269

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carolyn, Blackpool

Ford Focus

Weni turn heater on it makes a lowd noice and no heat comes out

Submitted: 09/06/2014 09:09:52 | ID: 97265

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dave, United States of America

Ford Focus

I was at a stoplight and my car made a funny sound then I wasn't able to pull off what will cause this problem

Submitted: 07/06/2014 14:54:25 | ID: 97122

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