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Old 04-01-2005, 11:42 AM   #31
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Hello my fellow focus nuts! I'm new to this forum. I have only one concern with my 03 so far, and that is noise issues.
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Old 04-01-2005, 03:53 PM   #32
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My only real problem so far is the clutch, which was replaced under the TSB.

Also, my heat shield on my cat fell off (they put it back on), and I had a loose transmission cross-member (or something like that), but nothing else that I know of. I kept thinking that the engine was too loud, but I've finally come to terms with the fact that it's just the fuel injectors.

About the stock SVT seats: I know that the thickness of the leather isn't all that wonderful, but if you really do put in some time with the leather conditioner, shouldn't that make a lot of difference? Because I'm guessing that a reason why higher-end makes have such nice seats is that they're conditioned and stuff before they're actually put in the car or something like that.
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Old 04-02-2005, 12:14 PM   #33
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My only issue is the lack of money in my wallet to keep putting performance parts in my car.
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Old 04-02-2005, 04:28 PM   #34
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Ok, I'm gonna go into a small rant about my car. I would credit most of the problems I've had to the lousy service I've been getting from two dealerships. First off, I bought the car brand new out of the showroom for 19,5 from a non svt dealership. Service was crappy. So then I switch to a so-called "SVT" dealership and same thing. Right now my car is out in the driveway completely undriveable. Neither one of my keys will unlock the steering wheel or ignition. Also when I go to adjust the tilt, it has way to much side/side play. It was never like that before. I'll tell you why it's this way now........
I took it in for service. I've been hearing weird sounds coming from the front of the car. I can only describe it as a clunking/creaking sound that only happens when I get on the gas or let off. They looked at it and told me that the steering column needed to be replaced
I said ok, do whatever needs to be done. I get it back and upon leaving the dealership I noticed that the brake light switch is dangling. Ok, I put it back where it belongs everything's cool or so I thought. I go back a week later and tell them that the sound is still there. They have me take one of the technicians for a ride. I hear the sound four times, )he said he only heard it twice) His advice.......wait until it gets worse, and then bring it back in.
Now, I'm just the customer here and if I had to make an educated guess, i'm starting to think that it may be a motor/transmission mount. If I'm right, then they need to pay me for diagnosing the problem

Tomorrow should be interesting .........

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Old 04-03-2005, 04:30 PM   #35
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Anyone who needs a new svt wheel can get em for 120 new. I forgot the site name I'll get it and post it thought.P.s. 13,000 miles on my 04 svt and no probs.
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Old 05-19-2005, 11:43 AM   #36
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I just got my SVT last month and I am noticing the sticky TB...at least I am thinking that is what is happening.

Once the car is at about 3500+ and the clutch is depresses w/o gas...the RPMs take their good ol time crawling back down to idle. It was a certified preowned vehicle and the dealer still wants to charge me 120 bucks just to look at it?!

I realize that there was a recall on that, but my car is not listed for the recall....so what happens now? I noticed a few people had their TBs fixed...what did they do to it to fix it? Just clean it? And would I be better off dumping the 250 for a 65mm one to just replace the stock one?
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Old 05-19-2005, 12:30 PM   #37
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As far as I know, there was no recall on the TB. If you are wanting a better response, then your best bet is to get an aftermarket TB. From what I understand, they make it feel like butter
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Old 05-19-2005, 10:15 PM   #38
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I have an 04 svt.. and i havent had one problem so far.. (knock on wood)....It does bog a little bit.. but its nothing a tune wont fix
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Old 05-24-2005, 01:48 PM   #39
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Yeah, I am pretty sure that I will end up with an aftermarket TB when all is said and done. Afterall, if you are going to fix something, you might as well upgrade it, eh?

While we are on the subject, anyone have any issues with that cable that comes off the TB and over the top of the engine? Seems like there is a substantial bit of rubbing there and I am wondering how that wears on the cable and the cover.
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While we are on the subject, anyone have any issues with that cable that comes off the TB and over the top of the engine? Seems like there is a substantial bit of rubbing there and I am wondering how that wears on the cable and the cover.
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FF-Thread...>>>My First Problem-Cables Scraping Valve Cover
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