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Old 02-05-2011, 12:51 PM   #1
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Any Tune up tips for Ford Focus 2002

Anyone got any tune up tips for focus 2002.

I think its kind of old now and need one.

i appreciate any comments.





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Old 02-05-2011, 01:20 PM   #2
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Well of course the usual things. Plugs , Wires, Air Filter and Fuel Filter. Then if your close to the 140k miles, the timing belt, idler pulley and tensioner pulley.If you do the timing belt,install a new water pump.
Also check all the hoses from the PCV , all the way to the intake manifold, They get soft and fall apart right as the hose makes a 90* turn to the intake..Clean the Idle Air Circuit valve, and get some MAF spray for the Mass Air Flow sensor, keep it clean. Lots of issues with vacuum leaks, and IAC valve. If you search , you will find them.. Good Luck..
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Lifetime plug wires (if available) that way you only purchase those once.

Autolite plugs tend to work best in these vehicles.

All that is mentioned above. You're approaching the 10 year mark. This is where I draw the line on all things rubber. Expect to start seeing rubber parts decaying- like the upper and lower radiator hoses as well as the PCV line that Iroc mentioned. Just keep an eye on the rubber stuff, and save accordingly. I don't recommend replacing suspension parts until those parts fail, but if you start noticing the ball joint issue- it is worth the slight extra cost to replace the whole control arm instead of replacing simply the ball joint. You get new control arm bushings, and if your old control arm is bent- that is repaired also. I'm not suggesting that now, just file it for future reference.

Please ask us, we know places to get parts cheaper than you might be able to get locally. That can help you a lot.

Another issue that seems to pop up is the ground wire terminal at the battery. It seems that I've seen a lot of issues that could be attributed to simply bad electrical grounding. When you do your oil change, inspect that wiring- especially pulling and wiggling on the small wires connected to the neg terminal. Those make the chassis electrical connection for the vehicle. The big wire does the engine electrical connection, and is isolated from the chassis through rubber mounts. You can add chassis grounding all you want, you won't hurt anything.
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thanks for your inputs.
I replaced my plugs and wires 2 yrs ago. they should be fine.
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tranny filter and fluid replacement if you have an auto tranny
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:56 PM   #6
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thanks "iroc34".

The timing belt you mentioned 140k.
I asked ford tech couple of months ago. he saying its good for 200k.
just wanna know how did u get 140k?

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200k on stock timing belt? if that is the case please send me what that guy is smoking!!!!!!!!!!!! timing belts should be changed every 120k!!!!!!
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maybe the ford tech was confused with a timing chain, rather than belt.

as for maintenance tips if you can get a owners manual read that, tells you everything.
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thanks "iroc34".

The timing belt you mentioned 140k.
I asked ford tech couple of months ago. he saying its good for 200k.
just wanna know how did u get 140k?

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Yeah, you dont want to go 200k. I couldnt remember if it was 120 or 140 . I wouldnt push it to far. How many miles on the car?
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mine 150k . thanks for advice.
u think its easy to change? i think i am good handy -man. but need HOW-TO.

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