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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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Check engine light
Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter,...
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Hi! I have a 2016 Ford Focus. I had just replaced the battery in it, and I am really puzzled with it's starting performance now
Since you have effectively eliminated the battery as a potential issue, I would suggest having the alternator checked to determine if it is receiving the proper amount of voltage from something called the voltage regulator. The voltage regulator regulates the...
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My car squeals when in reverse & in first gear. It stops when the car is warmed up. Any idea what's wrong?
This is a common sign of a loose or worn belt. Over time, your car's engine belts may become worn causing them to stretch. When this happens as you press the gas pedal and the belt goes from a relatively...
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Stalling
The battery and engine light will always come on when the engine dies as this is the vehicle's system check as it runs through a series of diagnosis to identify any systems that are not functioning properly. There are a...
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I need a tune up but not sure what all it requires base on this website
Based on your odometer reading, the principal items of concern are new spark plugs, the engine coolant should be changed, and all air filters (cabin, engine, etc.) should be changed. Your engine/oil and filter should be changed if there is...
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My car over heated 4 times and there is a loud rattle noise coming from the right hand side .
When your car overheats, it's best to find the problem before driving the car again. Each time the engine overheats, there is a little bit of damage done whether you can notice it or not and it can eventually shorten...
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Where is the best place to have an after market alarm removed? It is a Ford Focus .
Most any mechanic like one from YourMechanic can uninstall the alarm system for you or you can go to an automotive alarm installer to have it removed.
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Ford focus 2003 zx3 just changed pcv valve and now rough starting and when I stop my car turns off
This sounds like the symptoms of a very large vacuum leak. I would recommend checking your PCV hose to determine if it has any cracks in it. If the PCV hose has cracks in it allowing a vacuum leak, this...
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Smoke coming from my engine
You might be spot on about the AC. Or it could be any other belt driven accessory that is locked up. It could be an alternator , an idler or tensioner, or even a power steering pump. It sounds like...
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Transmission question
There are a number of things that may cause the motor to lose power, which will generally be indicated by the check engine light coming on. The transmission not engaging you are describing may be a result of a faulty...
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Fail safe cooling system ford focus 2002
Either the engine temperature at the instant the warning light illuminates is indeed out of range (high) or the temperature reporting system (the fail safe function) is malfunctioning. It is is possible to use a real time automotive scanner to...
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I want to know if an alternator from an 07 Ford Focus manual will work as a replacement for an 05 Ford Focus automatic.
If the amperage rating of the alternators are the same (two different ones were used: 110 amps versus 130 amps), the "clock position" of the wiring harness plug is the same, the plug is identical, the pulley is identical and...
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Fuel pump not working.
The airbag system will keep the light on until the entire system is working properly and then codes are cleared. The fuel pump inertia switch on the car will need to be reset if it got tripped.
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Is it normal for a Ford focus to stall out fresh after changing the throttle body?
Hi Fatema. Thanks for contacting us tonight. It is not typical for a car to stall after replacing a throttle body. In most cases, the reason this occurs is due to a different fuel system component failure and the throttle...
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Where is my inertia switch?
It turns out your vehicle does not have a fuel pump inertia switch but since it was in an accident it may need to have the computer scanned to see if the fuel pump module may be in need to...
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My ford focus feels like its pulling back it only happens every few weeks and if I increase speed it goes but I really worried as
Hi Donna. Thanks for contacting us today. Problems like you've described can be very difficult to diagnose, as they come and go as you've indicated. Usually they are caused by fuel system restriction or problems mixing fuel and air. Some...
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Single out fuel issue
It may be difficult to determine without knowing the symptoms you are experiencing with the vehicle. If you can hear the fuel pump coming on, this suggests that it is not likely the relay causing the problem. If there is...
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The temperature gauge is fluctuating and showing colder
The thermostat regulates the flow of the coolant in your car's engine and controls when the coolant flows in and out of the motor from the radiator by opening and closing at specific temperatures. When your thermostat is not working...
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The powertrain warning light comes on when I'm driving...then all other warning lights illuminate and the speedometer and all othe
I don't see any published Service Bulletins relative to your issue or comparable complaints (NHTSA database, etc.). Consequently, your situation will have to be diagnosed through the usual testing. What I would first suggest is determine if any trouble codes...
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Where is the back up switch located on a 2008 Ford Focus SES with an automatic transmission?
The backup switch is typically located within the shifter assembly itself. When the shifter assembly is moved into the reverse position this will cause the reverse lights to come on. If the switch is not intrical to the shifter assembly,...

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