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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford Focus
The 2012 Ford Focus brings a lot to the world of compact cars. Available as either a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback, the Focus has great fuel efficiency and European styling that...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford Focus Electric
In 2012, the Ford Focus Electric model went a step farther than other eco-friendly cars. Instead of creating another hybrid model, Ford chose to offer a fully electric vehicle with a very impressive...
2012 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2012 Ford Focus: Which One Should I Buy?
The Hyundai Elantra and the Ford Focus are both offerings in the inexpensive compact sedan category, and both represent some of the best offerings in that class. Compact cars are slightly larger than a subcompact, but smaller than...
2012 Ford Focus vs. 2012 Mazda 3: Which One Should I Buy?
Compact sedans and hatchbacks provide a great ride on a budget, with the evolution from a stodgy, unattractive exterior (and interior!) to a more fully-featured trim set and exterior design. Driving enjoyment is improved throughout the class, which...
2012 Honda Civic vs. 2012 Ford Focus: Which One Should I Buy?
One of the best ways to cope with pain at the gas pump is to look at downsizing your vehicle, and today’s compact cars are a great option that allow you to keep the space that you need...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Personal Trainer
As a personal trainer, you either operate out of a gym, or you go to your clients. Either way, you probably don’t have to haul any more gear than what fits...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Teenagers
If you’ve decided that you’re ready to purchase a used car for your teenager, then you’re probably pretty picky about what you’re looking for. Likely affordability, safety, and fuel economy are high...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Skier
When summer ends, skiers start thinking about hitting the hills, and that means having to contend with winter driving conditions. Not just any vehicle is going to get the job done. We have evaluated several used ski-worthy vehicles,...
The Best Used Cars to Buy For a Graduation Gift
Your little bundle of joy has grown up and on the cusp of entering adulthood. Graduating is a milestone, and you want to reward their hard work and show how proud...

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Car is sputtering/misfiring
Hi there. Sometimes if you can smell fuel vapor under the hood and you're having random misfiring, the issue is caused by either a small fuel leak from a hose or a vacuum hose that has become disconnected or is...
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No power to switch car won't start turned off wouldn't start back battery and starter good
Hi there. Usually when you have power to accessories (like the door, interior lights) but nothing on the dashboard and can't turn the car engine over, this is due to a damaged main electrical relay or ignition relay. It could...
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My battery is good, but the engine will not turn over.
With the high miles on the vehicle, the first thing I would check would be to get to the crankshaft pulley with the proper tool and attempt to turn the engine over by hand. If the engine is very hard...
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Seat belt chime still chimes with seat belt on how can you disable chime
Hi there. I don't believe this is something that can be disabled. In fact, I believe attempting to do so would be considered tampering with the safety system of car. It is likely that a seat belt sensor is damaged,...
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Wheel Bearing
The cost of the bearing itself ranges from $30 to $60 depending on whether you buy a name brand, or OEM, bearing. It takes roughly 1 hour to remove and replace one rear bearing on your model. To obtain an...
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Car doesn't move when in gear 2007 Ford Focus
Hello - there are several possibilities here: first, perhaps the shifter cable(s) have broken, or detached themselves from the shifter or transmission, and you're not really in gear (hope for this - this is the least expensive to fix. Second...
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Getting harder to shift into first gear. Car sometimes shutters when accelerating in first.
This may suggest the transmission synchros may be wearing out. Your transmission has small gear synchronizer rings that help to move the transmission in and out of the various gears. When these begin to wear out, you may notice it...
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I have a 2006 Ford Focus and want to know how do I turn on the auto lock on this model? And the auto unlock as well... thanks
To enable or disable the auto-lock function, do the following: NOTE that you have 30 seconds to complete the procedure or you must start over. Switch the ignition on. Press the power door lock button three times. Switch the...
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Are car batteries covered under warranty
Hi There, I would suggest checking with the Ford dealership where you purchased the vehicle as this can vary a bit depending on the specific vehicle and the warranty offered for that car. In general, however usually batteries will have...
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I've got a ford focus 1.6 engine. Whenever the engine gets a little warm and as the clutch is pressed down to change gears, the rpm's increase.
Hi there. There could be a few different issues that could be contributing to your current condition. There could be a vacuum leak causing the engine to rev up when there is no load applied to the engine. The Idle...
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My ford focus has given me information saying check engine service now ok....what does this mean?
Hi There, Your vehicle has a recommended service interval at 10,000 miles, with the next interval at 20,000 miles. If you did not have any services performed at the 10,000 mile mark, this may be why your service light is...
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Should a 2 cylinder car jump start a larger cylinder vehicle?
Hi There, The number of cylinders is not necessarily the question in this case, but rather the load the other vehicle will put on the charging system of your vehicle as a result of the power needed to start the...
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Ford Focus DPS6 transmission - Are the actuators located inside the TCM? 2013 Ford Focus
Hello - the clutch actuators are external, but bolted to, the transmission. There are 2 "shift drums", activated by clock motors, inside the Transmission Control Module (TCM) which do the actual gear selection. Ford seems to like to refer to...
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My Transmission Control Module was replaced, but my issues remain. Shuttering, jerking, no acceleration when I push the gas, etc.
Hi there. In most cases I would agree with you to be skeptical, especially with Ford Focus transmissions as they are notorious for having major problems. However, in most cases, the symptoms you're describing are caused by faulty actuators (on...
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2013 Ford Focus Transmission Issue. Is it worth keeping the car?
Hi There, This is a known issue in this generation Ford Focus and some Fiestas with the "Power Shift" transmission and there have been numerous recalls and lawsuits. Although, it is would be difficult to determine how much longer your...
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Car door only opens from inside
The interior and exterior door handles have their own separate linkages to the door latch. One possible cause is the connection from the exterior door handle to the latch. If the linkage is loose, out of adjustment, or broken, the...
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2009 ford focus I turned my AC on, but it won't blow out the vents, it will only blow out of the defrost
Hi There, This may be caused by a faulty AC control switch or possibly faulty blend door actuators which control the opening and closing of the AC vents. The AC switch controls the modes at which the blower operates at....
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Car powertrain light came on then car cut off and wnt come back on
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing we need to do is scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. When the check engine light illuminates it means to computer has detected a problem, and we can figure out what...
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After changing my struts on 2010 Focus my front end had dropped I can't see my hood when driving.
The struts that were installed in the car may have been the wrong style or the wrong design for your vehicle causing the front end to drop down more. Usually the front end would rise more as the springs would...
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I have a 2002 ford focus 1.6 zetec it died when I was driving I have replace the coil pack and checked fuses and have no spark
Hi there. Sometimes when oil splatters under the hood, it can and often will cause damage to electrical harnesses and connections that control many ignition system components. The most common is the crankshaft position or cam position sensor. If these...

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