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Yesterday 06:56 PM
A Focused Family ^^^Very good advice because this happened to me and I did this until I got the fan resistor replaced. Then on another focus it was the t-stat.

Also a small pinhole or crack in the coolant tank can have the same symptoms. I had this happen to me on yet one other focus I had lol.

Welcome to the forums.
Yesterday 01:48 PM
cheap sleeper
Originally Posted by XlxBRENDANxlX View Post
Just had it idle for ten minutes and noticed my radiator fan hadn't kicked in. Next minute water/coolant boiled and gushed out of everywhere. It seems even with codes it can still 100 different things with same symptoms with CPUs . Elimination processes can be costly. #overit
Yo, a quick tip for you to keep driving it until you replace the thermosistor or pigtail (whichever failed): As long as your ac is charged and working, just run the ac anytime you have to go slow or sit still idling. The ac makes the other fan run and will keep the engine cool. I've been using my DD focus that way for 6 years with no problems. ;)
05-21-2017 10:26 PM
Love / Hate this car

Hi, I found this site searching google for problems I had with my Focus. I ended up buying a 2002 ZX3 2.0L zetec with 150k miles as an only option to replace my chevy truck. The first time I drove this car I fell in love with the way it handled and how comfortable it is, for a small economy car.

I have a Long list of repairs I have made in the past 5 months. I have spent almost as much on repairs as I paid for the car. In any event, I love this car and hate how unreliable it is.

Now that I have finally ironed out the major problems with this car, I can now Focus on modding it.
05-18-2017 05:56 AM
Troill checking in!

2012 Ford focus 1,6 owne her.
05-14-2017 08:13 PM
rbarnett007 Long time lurker -- this site kept my 2003 ZX3 going when others said it couldn't. Decided it was time to join up.

Finally traded up, to a 2014 SE with Sport Package. Same color. But now, I have 4-doors to open, which really helps with the little-guys in the back seat.

Looking forward to a bunch more miles and adventures. First thing -- get the danged Microsoft SYNC to work. Errrrr.... @:-X

05-11-2017 06:53 AM
XlxBRENDANxlX Just had it idle for ten minutes and noticed my radiator fan hadn't kicked in. Next minute water/coolant boiled and gushed out of everywhere. It seems even with codes it can still 100 different things with same symptoms with CPUs . Elimination processes can be costly. #overit
05-11-2017 03:50 AM
XlxBRENDANxlX Hi all. Used this great forum for answers before but first time posting. I've had the P2110 code on my 2006 Ford Focus LS so I replaced the throttle body. Now I'm getting a E196 DTC code on the dash self diagnostics test that wasn't there previously. Cars still a tad rough and The engine light is still on also. Tried battery resetting it , accelerator pedal push in slowly and releasing ect. Left car idling for ten minutes hoping CPU would learn new part. All to no prevail. Can someone please help me. Is there something I'm missing or a way to clear check engine light. I've been messing around with this issues for two weeks now. I'm gunna blow a gasket. ???
Thanks guys ??
05-06-2017 01:40 AM
TheHumbleGeek honestly, i wouldnt worry too much... the oil pressure being low is alittle odd, as is the charging system issue... but the trans is just under warranty until i think 100K miles or five years, so if it does shudder, its covered...

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05-05-2017 11:53 PM
New Focus owner

Hi folks!

I just picked up a 2013 Focus SE Hatch, and I really love it!

Only problem is, on my way home the oil light came on...

I was just about home, so I finished the drive. I checked the oil level, and its fine (right at the top line).

I ran the vehicle health report with my phone plugged in and got this:

! Engine, Transmission & Emissions - Urgent Service Required
Indicates that there is a charging system fault.

OK Brakes & Suspension

OK Restraints & Driver Assistance

! Checks, Fluids & Filters - Urgent Service Required
Indicates the engine oil pressure is low.

i Scheduled Maintenance
Current maintenance mileage: 60,000
Next recommended maintenance: 80,000

! Field Service Actions
Notice # Description

I am freaking out. I scheduled a visit to a ford dealer (got it from a Kia dealer 2 hours from my house). How screwed am I?
05-04-2017 08:26 PM
kawartha Thanks again! I am copying and pasting all these answers so I am ready when the mechanic calls me. However they probably won't allow me to put anything used in it or it will void the warranty and it also has an expensive maintenance plan....they will make sure everything that goes in it is brand new Ford Focus parts... Anyway, I thank you very much for all your help in the other posts.
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