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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?
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Personal Trainer
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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
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My focus 2010 shuts off when i put it in reverse from park or drive. I took it to a mechanic but he didnt find any codes or issues
Stalling when the vehicle is put in gear occurs if the engine cannot accommodate the load. Among the causes of that are problems with the torque converter and/or torque converter lock up solenoid. Another possibility is an internal hydraulic leak...
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Hit a pothole then ABS sensor went on and spedometer stopped working. I have a 2014 Ford Focus
Considering that a pothole was hit, the most likely causes going to be near the suspension. I would recommend having your suspension inspected by a qualified professional to determine if any damage to parts has occurred. I would then recommend...
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Battery post broke
The post is an integral part of the battery. It is not separately serviceable and thus you must buy a new battery. If the post has dislodged, or any component of the battery is "broken", be very wary about the...
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2001 ford focus changed the fuel pumpstill not getting gas into the engine
You will need to have the computer scanned to see if there is stored codes for a sensor problem. You may have a theft system activated and it will cause no starts also or the computer is not turning on...
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Car idles rough but when put in neutral the engine dips downward and moves back to normal when put into drive
Broken motor mounts will cause vibration and feel like a rough idle. You should have mounts changed and it will fix the problem.
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2001 focus crank no start, engine light is on, cannot hear fuel pump, scanned car and no codes found, is the fuel pump still bad?
Hey Dion. Thanks for the question tonight. In most cases a when a fuel pump is not working, but not indicating an OBD-II trouble code, it's mechanical. Most trouble codes related to the fuel pump indicate electrical faults. It's possible...
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New brake pads worn down twice in a month ruining new rotor
Hi there. Thanks for taking time to contacting us today. There are typically three reasons why brake pads will wear excessively as you've described. First, if the wrong components are used or installed incorrectly, if the brake calipers are not...
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Hello my car at first my car was making a scraping sound when i drive and then it started making knocking sound on my left wheel
As noises, scraping and knocking often have different causes so it is not clear if there is just one issue or multiple issues with your car. In general, if these noises are coming from the chassis or suspension, the possibilities...
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My 2016 Ford focus SE keeps dying at stop lights. It'll sputter a little bit and cutoff and the battery light comes on. It'll star
It seems awfully new to be needing a battery. I certainly wouldn't recommend replacing it without having it tested. I would start by focusing on the stalling. Your car is very new to have any kind of mechanical failure. It...
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2015 Ford Focus, transmission overheating light comes on
If you are getting a message stating that your transmission is overheating, I would strongly recommend checking the transmission fluid level. A low transmission fluid level could cause the transmission to overheat and even malfunction. If you find that your...
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Huge coolant leak in 2003 Ford Focus first overheated, temporary repair is now smoking with a huge new leak
If you have overheated the engine due to loss of coolant from a leak you may have blown the head gasket and need major engine work. Recommend getting the systems checked to see if the engine is damaged and need...
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Q: car starting
There are many causes of hard starting but illustrative ones are a faulty engine coolant temperature switch (sensor), inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (e.g., clogged fuel filter), dirty fuel injectors, contaminated or old gasoline, malfunctioning idle air control valve, poor...
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Car is idling really rough and engine visibly moves downward and back when put into neutral and drive.
As I said before it is going to be a broken motor mount and may need to put car on a lift to see the bad motor or transmission mount that is broken. A bad mount will not stabilize the...
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I hit a curb on my right tire. It is now leaking green fluid and oil near the belt and pullys and the bottom
The green fluid, if from the engine compartment, is probably anti-freeze. If the fluid is from the tire itself, it is probably a tire sealing compound that was within the tire. If the anti-freeze and/or oil leak is from the...
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2009 Ford Focus manual Trans.drivetrain light comes on ? Why
Hi Jeff. Thanks for the question today. Warning lights are triggered when a sensor detects an error and creates an OBD-II trouble code then stores it in the ECU. The wrench light typically indicates that routine service or maintenance is...
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Q: Battery Dead
You may have caused the anti theft system to become activated since this can cause it to clear the key code if key was left on too long with out starting the vehicle. You may need to have the vehicle...
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Brake lights don't work and the shift interlock if torn apart and damaged
It is possible that the brake light switch is malfunctioning. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional to determine the exact cause of this issue. Many times the shifter lock will release when the brake pedal...
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Battery light on or off while driving won't start now
The battery should be load tested. If the battery fails the load test, the battery should be replaced. If you need to schedule battery replacement service, please schedule via YourMechanic's battery replacement service request page. If you request battery replacement,...
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Severe grinding noise when accelerating on right side of front of vehicle. Video of wheel: https://youtu.be/nEgo_9Brw0c
Hi Chris. Thanks for contacting us and posting the video - it's a huge help. Here is the bad news you don't want to hear - it's likely a wheel bearing. They should be replaced in pairs, so you'll want...

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