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getfocusworking

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  • Ford Model focus zetec 1.6
  1. FORD GALAXY

    I am thinking of selling my Ford Focus to buy a Ford galaxy and can not find the length of the load area from behind the front seats to the rear back door,they only show the volume area. Can anybody tell me the length please with all the rear seats removed it will be a 2001 model. Also is it easy to remove the rear 5 seats and take out of these cars. Thanks for any help.
  2. Engine cooling system question?

    Renew the thermostat but make sure it's a genuine Ford one with a Ford gasket otherwise it will not last five minutes. Should clear the problem.
  3. clutch cable adjustment ?

    Thanks mintalkin I now feel a right prat,never thought of that.
  4. clutch cable adjustment ?

    I have a 2001 Zetec 1.6 Focus. Have just removed the plastic clutch box cover to try and find an oil leak but found two clutch cables and adjusters ? I always believed that the car had a hydraulic clutch but I noticed that there are two cables entering the box both with adjusters connected to two lever arms. As there is no mention in the Haynes manual about adjustment can anybody help as how these two cables are adjusted.
  5. clutch cable adjustment ?

    I have a 2001 Zetec 1.6 Focus. Have just removed the plastic clutch box cover to try and find an oil leak but found two clutch cables and adjusters ? I always believed that the car had a hydralic clutch but I noticed that there are two cables entering the box both with adjusters connected to two lever arms. As there is no mention in the Haynes manual about adjustment can anybody help as how these two cables are adjusted.
  6. VIbration through steering!!

    I know that feeling I am getting that way with my 2001 Focus.
  7. VIbration through steering!!

  8. VIbration through steering!!

    Have you tried taking the back wheels off and putting them on the front to see if that makes any difference. I had the same problem and turned out to be a very slight buckle in the wheel which did not even show up when the wheel was balance. May be worth a try ?
  9. lower suspension arm balljoints

    Is it possible to buy just the balljoints for the lower suspension arms (wishbone). They used to sell them for replacement on Mondeos but I wondered if it was possible to get them from Ford for the Focus,they used to come with three new nuts and bolts for fitting after drilling out old rivets in the arm. Can anybody help or is it new complete arms which never seem the same quality and seem to last about a couple of years before the balljoint rubbers go again. Yet another mot failure.
  10. knocking on front left side

    Could be the lower suspension arm bushes or balljoint all come complete as one new arm and retail to fit yourself around £ 80 each arm for a good quality one,buying cheap ones do not pay as balljoint rubbers and bushes go after short time. Should also check its not the front suspension strut going as this will knock also and is most common. Unfortunately both problems don't become clear until the strut springs are released from the hub as under tension they are hard to find try levering around with a metal bar and see if you can see any movement.
  11. Focus Zetec security question

    Check if the car has an alarm fiited as follows. Shut all doors on single locking leaving the drivers door window open,lock the car with any key remote or just a standard key like you have,let the system stand for about five minutes return to the car put your hand in the car and open the drivers door the alarm should sound also put the key into the ignition and try to start the car with the car still locked this should also start the alarm.If both ways do not set off alarm then you don't have an alarm just immobiliser which will show by the flashing red light on dash.
  12. Focus Zetec security question

    Another interesting fact that I have found is that when a Mk1 Focus is not fitted with an alarm they do not fit any wire connection to the bonnet catch. The bonnet button goes up and down but take off the plastic cover and there are no wires. This is why my bonnet does not give a warning horn blip when the bonnet catch is released under the locks check soundings. Another way of checking if the car has an alarm.
  13. Focus Zetec security question

    Are you sure that your car has an alarm fitted as around that year models were only fitted with an alarm as an extra. Most models have immobiliser only ? I had the same problem,I did not know it but my car was not fitted with an alarm only immobilised and Ford has told me that later Mk1 models that do not have alarm systems do not flash the indicators when unlocked,only two flashes when locked on double locking. You can get an alarm fitted and if a Cat 1 alarm is fitted this will reduce your insurance premium but it does make you wonder if it's worth the instal cost ?
  14. CENTRAL LOCKING

    Have tried both of those but no difference. Thanks.