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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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When I put the car in any gear nothing happens is this the clutch or transmission
Hi there. It does sound like you have a failed clutch. However, there is the possibility that the clutch is engaged and the input shaft could be broken. I suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to determine what...
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Steering wheel is locked up and key won't turn.
Hi there. Try turning the steering wheel back and forth while trying to turn the key in the ignition. There is a steering wheel lock inside the steering column that could be bent or broken if the ignition switch will...
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Is a high RPM maintained all-throughout a ride normal?
Hello. The first thing you should do now that a warning light has illuminated is to have the vehicle scanned for diagnostic troubleshooting codes. These codes will tell you what system (air, fuel, or spark) the computer is having problems...
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Rough idle and engine misfire
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems, but there are a few suspects that occur more than others. Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in cases, a combination of both. Spark related...
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Difficult to get the vehicle in gear after it has been turned off for sometime. 2013 Ford Focus
Hello - it sounds like the clutch hydraulics in your Focus (manual transmission) have a leak, or have become weak. Check the clutch fluid reservoir to be sure it has adequate fluid. If there is clear fluid left on your...
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Running rough 2002 Ford Focus
Hi - rough running can be caused by a number of things: misfiring, dirty throttle body, injectors, fuel filter, idle air control valve and so on. There was a technical service bulletin from Ford for this engine which pointed to...
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Tried to reset key fob didn't work now immobiliser activated.
The Immobilizer System indicator light comes on for a few seconds, then it goes out when you turn the ignition switch to the 'ON' position. The Immobilizer System light will blink if it cannot recognize the key coding. Try reprogramming...
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Transmission problem affecting timing belt
The timing belt cover is an entirely separate section of the engine and should not have leaked as a result of the transmission control module going out regardless of the amount of shaking it may have caused. If the timing...
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Does a new ECM for this year make model need to be flashed in order to drive the vehicle? 2004 Ford Focus
Yes, a new ECM will have to flashed before you can even start your vehicle. The "flashing" or programming of the ECM will require your VIN number to the supplier, who should be updating the most current software for your...
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Where is the fuel tank pressure sensor in my car?
The fuel tank pressure sensor is located in the top of the fuel tank. The fuel tank will need to be removed to replace the sensor. The fuel tank sensor is not very common to go bad on this car....
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Rough misfire at idle.
Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs, spark plug wires or ignition modules...
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Car stalls when stopping
You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. Since...
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Random misfires
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems, but there are a few suspects that occur more than others. Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in cases, a combination of both. Spark related...
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Accelerator is not responding
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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The steering is slow
Hi there: Most of the time, this issue is caused by low power steering fluid. However, as it gets colder outside, this problem can be caused by power steering hoses that simply get cold, which makes the fluid thicker until...
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Where is the block heater cord located
The block heater connection if equipped is behind the front Ford emblem. Just flip it toward the passenger side to open the power port.
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My horn would not stop blowing after it was punched at the steering wheel. I don't know what the problem is
If you punched the steering wheel where the contacts are for the horn you may have damaged the horn contacts. The contacts are built into the air bag assembly in the vehicle. The contacts are two pieces of metal separated...
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My clutch won't let me shift into gears, and my clutch feels soft when pressed down.
Hi there. The inoperative clutch and soft clutch pedal could be, a faulty clutch master cylinder and/or a faulty clutch slave cylinder. Proper diagnoses should be performed to avoid unnecessary repairs. The brake fluid leak at the left rear wheel...
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Found one black pipe detached when I opened the hood.
Hi there. The black pipe on your engine is the air intake tube. There are two different tubes. On tube goes to the air box where the engine air filter sits in. The other tube goes to a resonating chamber...
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just replaced wheel bearings on a 2011 ford focus due to a grinding sound. also rep!aced brake pads both pads and bearings on fron
Hi there: I've seen quite a few Ford Focus' have internal issues with CV joints and transmission components that cause a similar "grinding noise" as a wheel bearing or worn out brake pads. However, before you take your car to...

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