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06-24-2013 01:16 PM
SD_Rider Updates...
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=314337
04-12-2013 02:08 PM
SD_Rider Update:
Replaced the solenoid....did not help. Still had the code, so dropped it off at the mechanic.
That was a month ago. He called yesterday and says he can't figure it out....
I'm going to show him the FJ thread and see if he tried that.
I really don't like taking my cars to the stealership.
03-02-2013 11:51 AM
tukaniSVT Well, that is the world of owing a 10 year old car.

And the SVT is a baby once it starts to have issues.
And things go in domino effects when issues arise.

When my stock motor mount went out, needed all 3 of the bushings, well didn't really need, but if one went out ... the other's would follow soon. Just best to replace all.
When my alternator went out, I had to change that, the starter, the battery and the pigtail cables.
When my T-Belt busted the first time ... I had to get new pulleys, belts, O2 Sensors, fuel pump and fuel filter.
When my T-Belt busted the second time ... new head, so, new bushings, new gaskets, new bolts, new cams and new valves.

Yes the focus in general is actual like that ... so, don't be discouraged. But once you get everything back up and running with these small maintenance pieces ... you will be golden for sometime. Just take care of her, some off and on checks on the maintenance and she will take care of you for a long time.

Good luck getting it all worked out.

Ray
03-01-2013 02:53 PM
SD_Rider Thought I would follow up.
I ordered a new solenoid. ($90 on Ebay)
Will replace it when it comes in...see if it truly is the problem. I read through some of the threads regarding the solenoid and there are some symptoms that could be related...

On a new note, I failed smog in my Pathfinder, so been driving it for the last 2 weeks. Finally passed smog, so went to start the Focus and the battery is dead after sitting 2 weeks...??? ...if it's not one thing...
02-07-2013 12:36 PM
SD_Rider So, the mechanic told me to pull the VCT solenoid and blow it out. I did then cleared the code.
It came back on this morning on the way to work, so the SVT will be headed to the shop for the mechanic to fix. :/
01-03-2013 01:48 PM
SD_Rider
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Originally Posted by Insaniac View Post
>This< thread may be useful depending on what the code is
I see info on how to fix by setting the timing, but I've already paid to have that done. I just want to be able to test, to insure it's not a sensor or something...
12-31-2012 02:48 PM
Insaniac
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Found a local shop to put on a cat and exhaust system. On the drive home, all of my codes went away except for one.

Camshaft timing retarded.

Where is this sensor, so I can test (and/or replace) it before I take it back to the shop and claim that he didn't do it correctly?
>This< thread may be useful depending on what the code is
12-31-2012 02:02 PM
SD_Rider Found a local shop to put on a cat and exhaust system. On the drive home, all of my codes went away except for one.

Camshaft timing retarded.

Where is this sensor, so I can test (and/or replace) it before I take it back to the shop and claim that he didn't do it correctly?
12-18-2012 07:40 PM
SD_Rider
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Originally Posted by Sniper Focus View Post
Well the upstream one is mandatory for A/F ratio. The downstream sensor is supposed to monitor the cat, since there isn't one you'll need a MIL eliminator, a tune, or a drilled out spark plug non-fouler to get rid of the P0420 code.
I don't want to spend the money twice. It's running rich now...pretty certain, anyway. I want to put a cat on and get it up to spec, since I'll have to have it smogged in 1.5 years, anyway. Or if I ever need/want to sell or trade it.
12-18-2012 06:53 PM
Sniper Focus
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Why would the PO have a straight pipe and have the O2 sensors still in?
Well the upstream one is mandatory for A/F ratio. The downstream sensor is supposed to monitor the cat, since there isn't one you'll need a MIL eliminator, a tune, or a drilled out spark plug non-fouler to get rid of the P0420 code.
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