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11-14-2014 04:18 PM
NoobFocusOwner 2013 with a TON of electrical issues in the year that ive owned it. wiring harness has now been replaced 4 times. brake and traction system failure twice. ive had Ford Corp helping me out and recently went ahead (since my warranty is 5k miles away from being done) and filed for federal lemon law protection.

Ford IMMEDIATELY stepped up and extended my bumper to bumper for 7 years. regardless of the outcome of the lemon law filing.

this was my first brand new ford (86 miles at time of purchase) and after all of the electrical I swore off Ford and was going to be done. I am a big believer in them now after they way they came to the plate and made things right.
11-14-2014 03:41 PM
coldbear To 7600 miles. Have you ran a high performance injector fluid through the gas tank? I mean a Lucas or FMC. Sounds like you aren't getting fuel at the hit. Purchase a K@N air filter with a tune. With the cleaner in the tank run the hell out of it until it responds to your wants. Listen, these engines love to rev and run. When they aren't getting air or fuel they'll lay down on you. Try my suggestions, you'll love it.
11-13-2014 04:20 PM
RonW956 7600 miles on the wife's 2014 Focus hatchback & it seems that the stuttering is getting worse... No other problems other than the trans acting up on her. Gets really bad when running errands around town..
11-05-2014 08:25 PM
Super 7 Still no problems at all ever with my '03 SVT. It has now sat unused since August though. I expect a dead battery from that when I get home on the 13th of this month.
11-05-2014 08:50 AM
Downshift_49 oh yea.. tumbler in the ignition got stuck.. now its a push start haha >:D
11-05-2014 08:46 AM
Downshift_49 passenger wheel wearing.. sounded like my tire was making popcorn.. sure did not smell like popcorn lol.. took the bearing out.. those boys where shredded! broken exhaust resonator after a burn out in the rain leading to a straight pipe on the middle resonator.. alternator, coolant reservoir, two coolant hoses, thermostat housing. radiator and fans after small front end collision. bad idler pulley bearing, that split 2 belts before i caught it(silly me).... my passenger control arm snapped! then popping out cv joint... good thing i wasnt going to fast, steering went crazy.. not fun at all. thats about it

214K and still running beautifully!
09-23-2014 06:49 PM
((((((check your grounds)))))

Try cleaning all your grounds. These dyno's will make the voltage but it (volts) has to have a clean route back to the battery. Also take your generator to a private rebuilder and have him put the heavy diodes in the case. Many parts houses buy the gens. by the thousands and get better prices with the manufacturer installing junk leaking diodes. I went through the same thing until I found a solid rebuilder. Makes a great difference especially in winter and summer months. Good luck.
09-23-2014 11:24 AM
ComradeChaos Alternator - replacing the 6th one since buying it brand new in 2003.
You realize what a PITA it is to change out an alternator???

I replaced the battery harness last weekend and the thing was sending 14.7 VDC no problem. Two days later it shit the bed and is only sending out 12.5 VDC (meaning nothing).
I'm going to change the pigtail connector - I just wish I could replace the whole thing cable from the ECU to the alternator. I'll cut out the fusible link (if there is one), maybe that is what is KO'ed. The first alternator lasted 7 years, then the next one was 1 year, then the next one was 3 years then the next one was 5 weeks and now this last one has been in / running for less than 2 weeks.

Will I ever buy another Ford....I doubt it.
09-16-2014 12:27 AM
Super 7 I've only put a fw thousand miles on it. I put in a water pump, timing belt, and both tensioners, but that was only to avoid a problem. Its an old car, and its going to sit a lot, so brakes might give trouble. I need to flush the fluid. That helps a lot.
09-15-2014 09:44 PM
02Wagon5spd Ignition coil and master cylinder over 12k miles in a year and a half.
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