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Old 06-04-2009, 01:27 AM   #1
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Tampa/St Pete Fcus mechanics?

Whats up guys.
Wondering if there are any shops in the Tampa/St Pete area that specialize in working on the Focus and selling parts?


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Old 06-04-2009, 07:05 AM   #2
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What are you trying to do? regular maintenance or after market part installation?
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:35 AM   #3
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the only thing close that sells parts, well aftermarket, is cfm ( central florida motorsports) um most of the stuff is pretty simple to do urself. what r you looking on doing. i have a shop i go to that the are awesoem mechanics but they dont specialize with any cars, but they get a lot of ws6's and a lot of srt's.
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:12 AM   #4
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Welcome. And you need to bring that sonic SVT out to a meet.

What place are you talking about Phil? And you don't even have a car! lol.
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:23 AM   #5
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^at least im not a girlie man who wont jump off the tall point of a tree, and my car should be done soon....i hope???
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:16 AM   #6
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Thanks for the responses guys.
Well the car developed a chattering/knocking noise a couple days ago and I wanted to take it to a shop that deals with these cars on a daily basis. Some place with Focus experience that has seen the quirks the cars have.
I don't have any experience with these cars so when something isn't quite right I don't know what to look for.

I'll try to make it out to a meet, but work hampers that some what.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:31 AM   #7
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you can take it where phils car is, they have been "taking care" of it for about a month now!!!! thats about as daily as it gets.....

if you have knocking sounds, then i would be the kind of guy who would take it to a ford dealership....thats just me, its ford and they should know more about the car than another mechanic.

I know this place in tampa called Fosters, they put my exhaust on and fixed robs, and also welded my rear sway bar brackets, they could take a look at it, while i was there they were tinkering with a vette that was having problems. i would trust them.
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The chatter may just be your Clutch. Does the sound go away when you engage the clutch pedal?
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It only seems to make the noise in 6th gear starting at 3000rpms. Below that nothing and doesn't do it it in gears 1-4 driving around town.
Sound doesn't seem to be hurting performace or gas mileage and no lights on the dash are coming on.
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Could be a loose pullie. i had a friend in HS who had a loose pullie an made a chattering sound.
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