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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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Battery light is on
It sounds like your vehicle has a voltage problem, which is often associated with a bad voltage regulator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much power to be delivered to...
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Help figuring out what hose i need for 2003 Ford focus
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately, the picture you tried to add did not come through. If you are trying to find a particular part, you will want to determine what it does first. Since you are dealing with...
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Engine shaking and car having trouble starting
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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i have a 2007 ford focus. will a bad power steering pump cause a car to over heat
If the pump, and/or any pulleys driven by the serpentine belt, are creating excessive resistance to turning, it is possible that the engine load is higher than it is supposed to be. The higher the engine load, the more heat...
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Hi Peter! How much U charge to replace pair of rear struts on 2009 Ford Focus SE? Am in York PA.
There is some variance from body style to body style but looks like 2 hours or less. To obtain a more exact quote, please visit YourMechanic’s strut replacement service page. Once on that page, click on "Get a Quote" and...
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My manual car won't go into gear, it turns on and the clutch goes down perfectly fine. It happened after my gears grinded, the car
If the clutch mechanism is releasing properly, and the shift linkage is not malfunctioning, your transmission will have to be removed from the vehicle and inspected. Once a transmission has been removed from a vehicle, if the problem is a...
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engine revs up and down when in park and it dies when puts in drive
Hello, thank you for writing in. There a large number of components that can cause these issues. If you have not scanned the vehicle for diagnostic troubleshooting codes, you will want to do that first. Even without a check engine...
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Oil leak from exhaust and engine
If the engine is using more than a quart of oil every 2,000 miles or so, and there is no external leak, then oil is leaking past the valve guides and or the piston rings into the combustion chamber. That...
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2003 Ford Focus overheats with A.C. on took to Midas which replaced the resovoir and still doing the same thing thermostat issue ?
Hi there. The problem with trying to diagnose this type of issue of overheating when the AC is on, it that it's very difficult to replicate the symptom and find the root source of the problem. However, in general, when...
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Transmission shudder
Hi There, It sounds like your vehicle may be a bit low on transmission fluid or you may potentially have a bad transmission control solenoid. As you know, the transmission works on hydraulic pressure built up from the fluid inside...
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Neither my electronic key or car will start.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is not getting power from the battery for one reason or another. There are several things that you can check. One being the battery cables. Make sure they are clean, dry, and...
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My 2014 ford focus whenni hit the lock button on my remote the beep does not sound and the horn does not work either.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle has a fuse that is specifically for the horn, and you are going to want to check that first. If the fuse is blown, it is a simple fix in which you...
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Engine light is on was given a code P0456 in my 2013 Ford Focus
Hello. This codes that you are getting is for a small leak in the vehicles evaporative emissions system. Most of the time it is caused by something as simple as a gas cap that was left loose or it can...
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my front passenger side always has a huge puddle after it rains
It is very possible that your weather stripping is failing. Weather stripping is what prevents water from entering the vehicle through the windows or doors when they are all closed up. If you have water leaking into the vehicle, the...
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How do I unlock my 2017 Ford Focus without the horn sounding?
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are different settings for each manufacturer, and you may need to hold the unlock and lock button down a little longer on your vehicle. However, if you are pressing the locking buttons twice,...
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I just had my starter changed when I turned car on didn't stay on. I had someone pass current and car turned on fine I drove car f
Hi there. It is quite possible that the starting issue you're currently having with your Ford Focus is not related to the starter replacement. However, it could be due to might be due to your battery problem. When your battery...
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Will pulling my ac fuse allow my seized up compressor spin freely?
Hi There, Unfortunately, pulling the fuse will not disengage the AC compressor from turning as it tuns in line with the serpentine belt. This is often times a common cause of engines overheating due to the additional strain put on...
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Intake manifold vacuum solenoid
Hi there. The other end of the vacuum line attaches to a male fitting on the intake manifold runner control. However, since we can't attach photos showing you the location specifically, and without being there to show you in person,...
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we are trying to replace thermostat but manual is not showing the location of the thermostat and every videos shoe wrong engine
Trace the top radiator hose back to the engine. The top radiator hose will be connected to (or near) the thermostat housing. On the 2.0 engine, look for a plastic housing with multiple hose connections just to the left of...
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Blower motor slows down once I start driving and stays that way.
If you have a cabin filter be sure it is clean and unobstructed. If the voltage being supplied to the blower motor is constant (the voltage will vary depending on speed selection) and the ground connection is in good shape,...

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