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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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for my ford fucos 2000 no crank but if i put ground to clutch pedal switch its crank but no start
Hi Noriel. Thanks for sending in your question. This is a very odd issue - and likely not caused by one, individual problem. The first thing that is likely damaged is the clutch safety switch. However, it's also possible that...
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Ignition switch problem
It sounds like you may have a faulty ignition switch. As you may know, your ignition has several circuits: Always On - Connected directly to the battery and is not affected by the ignition switch. This includes: alarm, interior lights,...
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What is the thumping noise when I accelerate and turn?
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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Speedometer not working or lights on dashboard
The speedometer and the lights are both electrically operated components and so the circuit and components thereon will have to be tested to determine why they don't function. Prior to testing, one could only speculate as to causes but these...
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My car smells gasoline even when stopped and is hard to start
It is possible that you could have sprung a fuel leak somehow. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional to determine if your fuel is leaking. If your fuel is leaking this could cause a fuel...
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How much to change an axle on a 2007 ford focus?
In order to get a proper quote for the needed repairs to fix the damage you will need to have the complete suspension checked to see all what got bent in the accident. You may need control arms, hub and...
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Car start but steering wheel won't turn
Two things come to mind. It could be that your steering lock has malfunctioned, in which case the steering wheel will feel very rigid, or it might be that the power steering is not working, in which case the steering...
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Car was totaled in frontal crash, airbags did not deploy, why??
This would need to be investigated by an air bag specialist. The system may have been disabled or had faults before the accident happened. I suggest you contact Ford and also a lawyer to investigate the cause. Not all accidents...
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Key stuck in ignition tried turning wheel and moving shifter dealership got it out 2 months ago but don'T know how
Hi there. I'm not quite sure what trick the dealership completed to get the key unstuck, but if you read this article, it should give you a few tips on how to remove a stuck ignition key.
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My brake light fuse blows as soon as i try to take my car out of park.
Hi Ieshia. Thanks for contacting us today. When a fuse brakes frequently, especially when something is activated, it's due to an exposed electrical wire - such as a faulty ground or power connection. It's very possible that when the brake...
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A>frame stuck on ford focus 2006. The longer side that reaches to the tire has a bolt that wont let me hammer, not even when jacke
If you have a subframe bolt that is not coming out then you may have to use an impact wrench to get it loose or it may be seized in the frame nut and it may break when removing and...
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I have a 2007 Ford Focus. The serpentine belt broke causing my check engine light to come on as well as my battery light.
You will have to have the computer scanned to get the codes stored to see if there is only codes pertaining to the low voltage condition and have codes cleared using the scanner and then see what codes return. If...
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My car is making a whistling sound when I drive
It's likely either an air leak involving the engine intake, an issue with a rotating pulley (typically in the accessory drive "circuit"), brake squeal due to wear indicators contacting the rotors, or possibly wind related noise due to something going...
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I have a 2013 Ford Focus that I recently purchased. Over the past month, I have noticed that every time I accelerate the car vibra
Hi Maricruz. Thanks for contacting us today. A vibration like you're describing can be caused by a loose engine or transmission mount, wheel bearings or perhaps improperly balanced tires or even tires that are cupped. The problem with having most...
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Car problems
Hi Roshad. Thanks for contacting us tonight. When you have multiple warning lights and physical symptoms like shaking, it's typically an indication of rather serious electrical issues. The shaking is commonly caused by a severe engine misfire or a damaged...
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Where is the blower motor for a 2014 ford fpcus. Its making a really bad humming sound when i turn on the heay or a/c in the car.
The blower motor is normally located under or behind the glove box. There may be some trim coverings that need to be removed in order to gain access to the blower motor. Once this has been done the blower motor...
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Will the new keys that came with the new ignition cylinder lock I bought for my Ford Focus be compatible with my car?
Yes, the new keys should be compatible with the computer in the vehicle. You will likely need to perform a reprogramming procedure to allow the key to be recognized by the computer as follows: Turn the ignition from OFF...
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Okay last night I was driving home on the interstate and my car just completely shut off on me now no power at all
I would first check to see if there are any stored diagnostic codes. If the vehicle now re-starts but lacks power, a real time automotive scanner can be used to look at engine operating parameters and that will narrow the...
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Shows fuel pressure too low had a mechanic from YourMechanic come and replace the fuel sensor engine light still shows
You may want to check to be sure the fuel pressure regulator is working properly. The fuel pressure regulator is a device which controls the pressure of fuel supplied to the fuel injectors on an engine. This works by bleeding...
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My car shut off when I pulled it in park and let it idle for 1-3 minutes.
There are a number of things that may cause a rough idle. A rough idle may be caused by things such as low fuel pressure, low voltage to the fuel injectors, dirty fuel injectors, a vacuum leak, a faulty Oxygen...

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