This is odd - Page 3 - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-23-2012, 03:22 PM   #21
Sapperstang
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Fan#: 27847
Location: NC
Posts: 44
FF Reputation: 1 Sapperstang Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (-1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by iminhell View Post
@ 160K on a stock alternator, just consider it preventative maintenance. It'd of gone out soon anyways.

Do check the "Hatch Wiring" though. It was my initial thought of why your problems started and I didn't see anyone mention it (odd).
I did see that in another thread somewhere. If you mean the rubber covering connecting the body to the hatch it appears perfect on the exterior. I agree on the alternator so while it may have went awhile I am glad it is out of the way. Thanks.
__________________
03 zx3
Sapperstang is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-23-2012, 04:22 PM   #22
Nevin W
Focus Addict
 
Nevin W's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 98043
Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
What I Drive: 1994 Chevy S10 4x4

Posts: 1,000
FF Reputation: 2 Nevin W Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
The external of it does bit matter, you need to pull back the boot and actually look at the wires. Good chance that they are broken in areas. Even with it fixed you should try to pull the boot off and take a look. Good luck.

Nevin
__________________
PNW Crew #45
1994 Chevy S10 4x4 w/ 4.3 Vortec
2002 Sonic Blue Focus SVT Supercharged - For Sale
2002 Liquid Grey Metallic Wagon - Written off
Nevin
Nevin W is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 04:26 PM   #23
Sapperstang
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Fan#: 27847
Location: NC
Posts: 44
FF Reputation: 1 Sapperstang Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (-1)
Will do. I noticed awhile back while doing the oil or timing belt that nearly all of the wire coverings underhood are either cracked or gone completely.
__________________
03 zx3
Sapperstang is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 10:52 AM   #24
a_2000_se
Focus Addict
 
a_2000_se's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Fan#: 62964
Location: The concrete jungle, CO
What I Drive: 2000 SE SOHC SPI, Compression @ 164

Posts: 1,049
FF Reputation: 15 a_2000_se Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Replacement batteries seem to have smaller diameter posts on them than the OEM battery - at least SEARS batteries do. This makes the battery terminal clamps a potential 'lose' fit.

The battery terminal bolt can be fully cranked down and you may still have a loose fit - especially if the terminal/post has been cleaned many times or excessively.

They make a battery post product that fits over the post to enlarge it for a better fit to the OEM terminal clamp. I don't know how well they work/fit but it might be easier than replacing the terminal clamps. It also may just be another point for corrosion to enter a connection - unseen.

Dielectric grease is always good for a battery connection to keep corrosion to a minimum.
__________________
Member of the Dropped Valve Seat Club.
Replaced #4 Piston, Rings, Rod+Bearings, AERA Re-Manufactured Cylinder Head and a light Hone. Then CLEANED the hell out of everything.
60k+ miles.
a_2000_se is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 07:26 PM   #25
amc49
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96610
Location: Fort Worth, TX
What I Drive: 00 wagon, 02 sedan both zetec atx

Posts: 4,099
FF Reputation: 23 amc49 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I've never memorized which one but one post is always smaller by design, dunno why they do that..........
amc49 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 05:57 AM   #26
Sapperstang
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Fan#: 27847
Location: NC
Posts: 44
FF Reputation: 1 Sapperstang Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (-1)
So far it is fine.
__________________
03 zx3
Sapperstang is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:17 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.