But the car will not start and acts as if the battery is dead. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Problem. Sounds a bit of an odd one and I've only seen it mentioned here, plus 'frauds has a lead acid listed as compatible but suppose it's something to think about. I get back in my car and half way home the battery light comes on. Vehicle was purchased on 20020610. The alternator and battery have both tested fine but, according to my mechanic, something in the cars system is drawing power from it when it is off. I checked the power steering fluid, full, I put in 2 quarts of oil and some water which it needed.
The Contact Expressed That The Cable Wire May Not Be The Problem And Will Check To See If The Alternator May Be The Source Of The Problem. Found the fuse mini5 amp - fuse socket 69. It would start with the alternator kicking out while driving, with it working normally after a restart. Of Course ford Would Not Pay For Mine. Regards Kev Tue 12 Nov 2013 13:44 Ford Focus - Focus Speedo Problem - Cloudane Ho hum, doesn't sound good.
Wiring harness can also be removed to ease turning. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. I Did An Internet Search And Found Postings Regarding This Failure On Other focuses. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. They are located under the hood on the passenger side it's a box that can be easily opened. The one that gave me better results is the instruments earth.
Vehicle was purchased on 20020227. When I was going to take it to the mechanic I noticed that he had left it in N but didn't think much of it. Sometimes the yellow skid light comes on, sometimes it doesn't. If water some how got into your ecu this would cause you symptomatic nightmares as this basically controls your vehicle. Unscrew the 3 screws that hold dash trim in place. The Vehicle Was Driven About 20 Miles To A Service Station And Inspected By Their Mechanics.
Attempted to jump start it and nothing - thinking its most likely electrical or alternator? Take console inside and remove 5 screws that hold white cover over circuit board, remove and clean. I just replaced my bulbs and I also have the same problem. I have had a new started put in several times and it is not the starter. I Had It There Previously For This Also, And They Said It Needed The Tires Rotated And Balanced. I also have a 2001 focus wagon and had a little trouble finding how to change the rear bulbs. The contact stated that the side view mirror on the vehicle was repaired and the transmission also slipped.
On some occasions when the speedometer failed the odometer also stopped working and the vehicle idled erratically. The door locks have a mind of their own which could be dangerous in an accident and Ford has been unable to diagnose the problem. I Have Spoken To An Attorney And Am Begining Lemon Law Proceedings Against ford. Maybe there's something loose internal to the cluster itself that is serviceable? The electricity is not be drawn from the battery in a steady amount but ranges from 40 miliamps to 1. I Have Taken The Vehicle To The Dealership Five Times Over The Last Year For This Problem And Each Time They Inform Me That The Problem Is Fixed.
The Contact Stated That The Gear Would Not Shift Out Of Park. Seems like it need to cool down then only can start. I couldn't stop it so I turned the wheel so I wouldn't hit the police car. Next, twist the light bulb assemble and pull it out. Do not drive the vehicle.
The current mileage was 106,000 and failure mileage was 105,000. My car jumped the curb and hit the wheel of a big truck The police said they thought my car malfunctioned. The Contact Attempted To Start The Ignition Numerous Times However, The Ignition Key Failed To Turn In Any Direction. Also The Car Has The Updated Thermostat Housing And The Thermostat Still Tends To Overheat. Take care not to break the snap on clip on wiring harness. It Is A Safety Hazard Especially For The Elderly.
Your electronic flasher could have an internal open, preventing the brake lights from working in the brake mode, but allow them to work in the flashing mode. Vehicle was using Cruise Control. One of the times it died I was at a light so got push started and made it home. Dash Board Goes Out And Then The Engine Shuts Down. Blows the lead acid theory.
Since the alternator's control line isn't providing anything, the battery lamp comes on because the computer thinks the alt has died. My mechanic reprogrammed the computer. Remove the electric plug from the bulb to be replaced then release the wire clip holding the bulb in place and pivot it back to allow removal of the bulb. The failure persisted and the dealer was unable to resolve the problem. Cursory Internet Searches Reveal That This Is A Very Common Problem For Owners Of This Make And Model. Some minutes later, the computer announced that the engine was damaged.