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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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Is a leaking bell housing a big deal?
This is an indication that there is transmission fluid leaking from the vehicle. Considering that the cost of replacing this particular seal is rather expensive and may involve removal of the transmission I would consider this a red flag. I...
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My 2003 Ford Focus ran out of gas I filled it up and it won't start
If the starter motor itself is not functioning (i.e., no engine cranking), then the starter circuit has to be diagnosed. If the starter motor is functioning, but the car is not starting, you could have a circumstance where the fuel...
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My car won't stay on unless I keep my foot on the gas
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that reads the air...
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2004 ford focus wagon overheats randomly then kools
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with the components you already replaced, or there may be another problem. At this point, you will want to look into the engine temperature sensors, the radiator cap,...
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Wheel Bearings
What you are describing sounds like a wheel bearing that may be starting to fail. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of the rollers or the bearing race. Both the surface...
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My wife car 2015 ford focus Hesitate when she try to start real slow
It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
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2012 Ford Focus Transmission Shudder Replaced
Hi there. This is a very difficult question to give you a straight yes or no answer. The major problems with these vehicles is the design of the transmission and clutch pack, which is why they were recalled and replaced...
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Car is in reverse/drive but won’t move back or up..transmission fluid were replaced 2 weeks ago....I even jump started it TWICE...
Hi there. This is a common problem with the Ford Focus and has been for several years. In most cases, the problem you are experiencing is caused by an internal transmission seal that breaks sooner than it should, leaks transmission...
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I have a 2012 ford focus se hatchback, and i got a message in on screen saying my transmission was hot and it needed service now.
You should have the fluid levels checked first and then scan for failure codes. If your transmission is overheating then this is from lack of cooling or it is just a temperature sensor inside the transmission that is not reading...
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Daughter just had a new battery in her 2005 Ford Focus. She finally got the car alarm to stop. The car wil not start. She is still
If the theft light is still on in the dash when the key is turned to on then the problem may be the theft module got cleared when battery was put in and the module will need reprogrammed to recognize...
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Oil light flickers when come to stpp. Light or stop sign
Hi there. It's likely that either your engine oil level is low or you have a problem with the oil pressure sensor that is causing this issue. I would start by checking your engine oil level or having the oil...
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Had ignition coil & tuneup due to car wanting to die. Still does it with Ac on..what could it b now??
If engine wants to stall when the a/c is turned on your may have a problem with the throttle body or air control valve needs cleaned or replaced. have computer tested for codes and clean and or replace idle control...
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2002 ford focus low idle
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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My ford focus overheats when its very hot out, 95' deg plus, and even more whe idleing with the a/c on..
Overheating with the AC on is generally caused by a couple of possibilities. When the AC compressor is beginning to fail, this may incur an increased load on the motor as it works harder than usual to turn a bad...
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Car is making a knocking sound on passenger side. It started a few days again out of nowhere. It doesn't do it every time it start
I would have the knocking sound investigated and resolved first because it may be engine related and thus a priority. The relevant service to request is an engine noise diagnostic. Vibration felt in the steering wheel is usually tire and/or...
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My power outlets stay on after turning off car. I want them to stop supplying power after I turn off car. 2010 Ford Focus.
Your power points are supplied direct battery through fuses 3 and 15 in the battery junction box. You would need to alter the wiring of them to have them switched power.
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sqeaking noise coming from front passenger side disc brake when driving, noise doesn't change much when break is depressed.
Hi there. I would strongly recommend having a professional mobile mechanic come to the location where the vehicle is being sold to complete a pre-purchase car inspection to determine what is causing this problem. Generally speaking, a squeaking noise when...
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AC and Heat working but the air is only blowing to the floor will not chane to vents in a 08 Focus, Blend door acuator?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty blend door actuator. Inside your vehicle's vent system, there are small doors that open and close to change the flow of air running through the system. These doors are operated...
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My belt keeps coming off. But it starts up fine. What's the problem???
Thank you for your question. Possible causes of this issue are pulley misalignment (pulleys out of plane), use of the incorrect belt (i.e., wrong part number) or a non-OEM (OEM is dealer) belt, inadequate belt tension, incorrect or defective automatic...
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I have a 2009 Ford Focus it won't go into gear when I start it but it'll go into gear when the car is shut off what can it be
Hi There, It sounds like the clutch may not be disengaging properly where the pressure plate may not be pushed in completely by the hydraulic clutch system. You can try checking this by starting the vehicle with the clutch in...

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