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Old 01-17-2009, 09:23 PM   #1
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Bought a second focus today... a wagon... any advice?

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Been kinda silent on the boards here for the last few months... but I wanted to let you all know I bought my Wife her OWN focus... its an 02 ZXW which is good for family type stuff... although it has 192k miles but when I saw it it seemed to run perfectly fine... transmission fluid was a little dark and oil needed a change but its not bad. Its from a used car dealer here in Albany paid $2200 for it... getting a transmission flush oil change and new brakes for free too...

However.... What types of things should I be on the lookout for with the Focus Wagons? as I said the engine looked good, ran good handled like my 07 Focus Sedan so I figured I would ask you guys! Thanks.


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Old 01-17-2009, 09:50 PM   #2
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congrats...well, exhaust, intake, for starters, throttle body, options are endless, just depends on what you'd like to do with it
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lol Not looking to do anything with it... Just looking to know what kinds of issues to watch out for thats all
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he asked what to look out for
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as far as what to look out for. we had a wagon traded into my dealership that had puke in the storage part of the passenger side seat.
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i havent had any major problems with mine...just watch out for the valve cover, sometimes it melts from the heat, and also the thermostat houseing..that's the only problems i've had....sorry i misread the question
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as far as what to look out for. we had a wagon traded into my dealership that had puke in the storage part of the passenger side seat.
ROFL... I'll make sure that doesn't happen!
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yeah it was gross. i know the guy that traded it in and asked him wtf and he just laughed.
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That is alot of miles, I guess you should find out what parts a newest, and then go from there lol....at that age its a crap shoot, something could go wrong tomorrow.
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First thing check to see if the Wagon still has the 2 Voluntary recalls for both springs and fuel delivery system

second open the hatch pull the boot down on the harness thats protecting the wires between the body and the door and make sure the wires arn;t busted open/apart and not corroded

third open the hatch and look directly into the license plate light covers if you see green crud remove the the hatch's interior cover and check the wiring within the hatch for the license plate light contacts and repair/clean or replace them there notorious for excessive corrosion

4th check with the local dealer and make sure the rear wheel retainer kit/recall has been installed.. if its not, have it done

(not positive on this but its been done on all 3 of my wagons including my new 02)
check and make sure that the recall for the rear door locking mechanism has been done there known for corroding and when they do they will not properly latch the rear doors

other then that list nothing else on the wagon needs major attention

ands some will gripe about this list but checking the oasis on both my 01's and my new 02 shows they all have the same recalls, wagon 1 for some reason doesn't have the rear door lock recall yet it has the problems where it doesn't properly close and I have to close and lean on it for a few seconds to latch
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