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Old 04-28-2014, 02:37 AM   #31
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My kind of fix, someone using his head instead of just forking over huge amounts of money.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:31 PM   #32
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Thumbs down Ignition problem continues

I have a 2010 and the same problem. My mechanic says that the dealership knows about the problem and keeps the parts on order because it is so common. Just past warantee and costing me $1100. Not happy.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:30 PM   #33
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It has been a long time since I wrote my original post describing how I fixed my daughters car. I recommend printing my instructions, buying the part and getting a friend or local mechanic to fix it


Last time I checked a dealers labor rate was $125 per hour.
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:03 PM   #34
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I have a 2010 and the same problem. My mechanic says that the dealership knows about the problem and keeps the parts on order because it is so common. Just past warantee and costing me $1100. Not happy.
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Just so I'm clear, the mechanic you mentioned - do they work at the dealership, or are they independent? Please let me know, along with your mileage.

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Old 02-18-2015, 05:39 PM   #35
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I'm still looking for that car without defects! I once bought a 69 427 corvette only to be tagged weekly with hundred dollar bills on that pos. Only car I ever owned that ran perfect at times, other than break downs. I'll take my Focus 10x1 over other foreign and domestic rides. One has to remember what was paid for the Focus. THEY ALL BREAK DOWN!
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:16 PM   #36
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I've been using a screwdriver since 2013. I'll have to try your fix. I just realized today that the housing is a separate assembly, and then found your note on here. 5/22/2015.
BTW, my trouble started same way..intermittent, then after a couple weeks, nothing. Narrowed it down to starter switch, but everything worked with a flat screwdriver. I use a SnapOn stubby.
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:19 PM   #37
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Thanks TiIngot, from Feb 2013, I'm still using a screwdriver for the past two years. I thought the ignition housing was not removable.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:30 PM   #38
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They all do break down but when you can plan on it that becomes totally different. With Focus cars based on the year model you can stock up ahead of time on certain parts to be 100% sure you will be using them in the future. That's failure that gets precariously close to lawsuit territory and one should not be defending that.

True break downs should be erratic and unexpected, now they use them to create vast revenue streams of parts sales. Meaning they are planned.

We had a '70 Corvette 454 4 speed and it broke nothing other than what we abused, ergo, any driveline part you can think of. Corvettes do NOT like to pull wheelies.
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:13 AM   #39
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button cars..

How hard would it be to make these button start cars. Dad had one on a 50 chevy and it ran for 156 K no problem . Trouble is not the manufacture. It's people that hang two pounds of hardware from their key fob and gorilla the finger bars (start switch) like Charles Atlas . Funny how old ideas ( push button switches ) come back around. Look at the new luxury vehicles today. jmo. cb.
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:53 PM   #40
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I have a 2009, and I haven't had any real problems outside of things like replacing the breaks and battery. Things did seem a little different after a wreck in 2010. I had some motor mounts replaced last year or maybe year before. I'm only recently having a problem similar to the original post. Sometimes I turn the key, and I get no crank. The lights come on, but no kind of ignition. I suspect an ignition switch, but I'm having it looked at soon.
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