: is my car ready to break?
Hi guys, this is my first post[:D]
I just registered. Within a short time you'll easily notice that English is not my native language so I apologize in advance.
I own a 2001 Ford Focus. I have the "break" model with the small motor in it. It has a manual transmission.
I have 70 000 Km on the odometer and the car is running like brand new[8D] .
I was wondering what kind of problems come first on those and at what mileage?
Thank you much for your answers[^]
09-23-2003, 04:08 PM
[welcome] to the focus fanatic board, hope ya like it here. You'll find that all your questions will be answered by other focus owner. About your question, i cant really answer that, I got my car at 62,000 miles...only prob i had with it was my key got stuck in the ignition n couldnt come out, thats the only recall...but mine is also a 2000..hopefully other ppl can answer ur question better.
09-23-2003, 04:32 PM
welcome aboard. i also cant answer your question and the only problem i have are the brakes that are so darn noisy other than that the car is great and have not had any other problems with it
09-23-2003, 04:37 PM
Can we assume yout car is an SPI ? that way the spi owners can help you on motor problems that may happen.
09-23-2003, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by Math
Hi guys, this is my first post[:D]
Within a short time you'll easily notice that English is not my native language so I apologize in advance.
Your English is far better than several people on this forum.
09-23-2003, 08:15 PM
I agree. Your English is far superior to many people on this board who had it as their first language...What motor is in your car, as Canada may get different motors than we do in the U.S......Welcome aboard
09-23-2003, 08:24 PM
Welcome aboard Math, your English is fine.
09-23-2003, 08:39 PM
ya dun worie bout it engilsh aint alwaiz importnat jus so ppl understnad u
welcome to the forum, math.
09-23-2003, 09:04 PM
09-23-2003, 09:37 PM
we get the same motors. same car, its the north american version.......
and as far as your english.... its a hell of lot better than trying to decipher that 12-year-old AOLer shit... Welcome to the board , man!
09-23-2003, 10:25 PM
t'inquiète pas, ton anglais est parfait! comme tu le verras, ce site est très informatif; quant à ta question, la focus est une voiture comme toute autre, elle peut avoir des problèmes comme elle peut ne pas en avoir!
le seul conseil que je peux te donner est de consulter avec n'importe quel concessionnaire Ford pour voir s'il y a eu des rappels sur ton modèle!
09-23-2003, 10:39 PM
get ready for the fuel pump[thumbsd]
09-23-2003, 11:00 PM
ohhh, je ne suis pas tres intelligent.... tu parle francais! ton anglais est meilleur que mon francais, haha. alors, c'est un bon site, tres informatif. (comme hotrodwagon a dit) je n'a pas parler francais beaucoup... mais je te veux comprendre! hehehe. oh, bienvenue et bonne chance avec ton nouveau focus!
Thanks for all the welcome words![:)]
My 2001 station wagon has a 2.0L / 8 valve motor. Everything on the car is stock. Back in the end of year 2000, I chosed the small engine because I was not convinced that the other engine available (16 valve) was worth the additional $.
Anyway, I own a race-capable motorcycle [8D] that can give me some thrill. Car performance as never been a goal for me although power can be more secure in some occasions... and is of course a lot of fun... [:p]
I hope some of you have had this engine running for 60 000 miles or more so they could tell me what are the possible upcoming issues...
I'm sorry, midnight53mv, but I'm not sure to get your point about the fuel pump. The problem is that I don't understand if you mean anything about fuel consumption or about the fuel pump of the car. If the second, I already noticed very recently that when taking long and hard pulling curves (always on the right side... weird), the engine sometimes shuts and gets back to life shortly several times. The last time it occured ( that was the third time last night) I had to stop on the side but everything got back to normal quickly. As it happened in a curve I thought immediately about one of any fluids. As there was not much fuel in the fuel tank, I thought that it might be the reason. I was surprised though because this problem had never occured until two weeks ago... Any idea? The fuel pump?
Thanks again to you all
09-24-2003, 10:48 AM
midnight53mv meant you'll have problems with your fuel pump; apparently he's right, you've got the symptoms of a failing fuel pump! get it checked/replaced
Wow, you guys sure are focus fanatics! This only is my fourth or fifth post and you already help me to solve a problem[:)] Well at least help me to locate a problem, the rest will be easy.
I'll check this pump soon. Any idea about the replacement costs?
Well the rest won't be that easy after all. The car does not fire anymore this morning[?|] . I'll call the dealer. Any advise to avoid towing?
09-25-2003, 11:12 AM
et alors un super grand bonjour de ma part a Sydney en Australie!!! ce n'est pas seulement les canadiens et les francais qui savent parler la plus belle langue au monde. Je suis passe un an avec le Rotary a Bruxelles, en Belgique et c'etait formidable. J'adore la belgique et en tout cas l'europe n'est pas mal du tout. Mais bon, au sujet des Focus, une break ca veut dire "wagon" ou "station wagon". A part ca, bienvenue et bon sejour ici a la maison des foux de Focus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09-25-2003, 11:13 AM
apart from pushing, I don't think you have much of a choice!!!!!
as you can all see even us Aussies can be multi-lingual at times!!!!! oh how cultured of me...
09-25-2003, 12:16 PM
only problems i have had are just a matter of them being low quallity parts. brakes and cluth for example. simply fixed under warranty orther wise no big probles yet. just hit 20k yester day
Well I just called the dealer and he thinks that my fuel gauge is not Ok and that the car is totally fuel empty. I'll try to fill up and see what it does tonight.
That hypothesis matches better with the interruption during hard pulling curves than the fuel pump hypothesis.
I hope it is just a fuel gauge problem
I'll post back later.
Well finally that was probably the fuel gauge. I filled 36 L in and the car started.
I'm totally mixed up enven so. Isn't the reservoir supposed to hold 50 L? If the car was dried out of fuel, why would it be filled with only 36L?
09-26-2003, 12:01 PM
yeah, he manual says 50L, but the most I've ever put in was 40, and that was 100km after the fuel light came on...