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Old 02-22-2011, 01:13 PM   #11
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Now there's a new issue. since its cold out. if a have the heater, radio and head lights on. the head lights go dim at a stop and the battery light comes on. Either got a bad battery cell or the altinator sucks

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Old 03-19-2011, 01:48 AM   #12
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i would say its the altornator due to the fact i just replace mine and my car was doing the same crap i feel you my car has had nothing but issues but it runing smooth for now i hope lol
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:55 AM   #13
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Yea it turned out to be both bein bad. Im about ready to get something else.
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:53 PM   #14
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holy crap that sucks ass well my good sir time to upgrade to a svt lol wish you luck though if you still keep the car doing the altonater is a pain in the ass.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:37 AM   #15
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Yea i changed it and indeed it was a pain lol. Thanks for the luck and I wish I had the money for an svt
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:58 PM   #16
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yeah i no i wish i had the money for a svt and you are welcome lol that thing a pain in the ass to get to lol.
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:53 PM   #17
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I had no problem getting to it and getting it loose. It was actually getting the damn thing out lol
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:10 PM   #18
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yeah you have to undo the motor mount bolts and move the engine up it suck lol
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:37 PM   #19
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Just be thankful you don't have the 2.0 SOHC SPI (the "P" engine) and transmission - the old Escort problem child. Unless you pull the head and have the valve seats "staked" you WILL eventually have them drop on the #4 cylinder with engine killing effectiveness. Ford KNEW of the problem in the Escort but never fixed it or informed owners of the issue.

Don't forget the DPFE!

Our second air conditioning compressor died approximately 4 years ago. Mileage prior to the last one dying was 24.5 to 26.5mpg; sometimes 28.0. Since the elimination of the compressor clutch and compressor - 30.5 to 32.5mpg and better plus an all-time high of 34.2. Pennzoil 5W20 full synthetic and Mobil One in the automatic transmission. However, during the summers in Mesa, Arizona... ac would be nice! Mileage drops off during our mandatory ethanol fuel during the winter/spring but pop right back with the removal of the ethanol from the fuel. Oil and filter change every 6000 miles.

Don't forget the struts and shocks. AutoZone carries Sachs lifetime products; Sachs is the second largest OEM strut and shock manufacturer in the world. Many European super luxury sedans and sports model are fitted with Sachs at the factory.

We have 256,000 on our 2003 Focus LX and after a number of single issues, and the reoccurring ones, it has been a great car.

Don't give up on the Foci!

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PS Have your seen any of the info on the 2012 RS - 350hp Foci?
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:13 AM   #20
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whats a svt swap?
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