Jump to content


Show
Photo

FOCUS PROBLEMS


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 fontaine

fontaine

    Member

  • New Member
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Ford Model: ford focus 1.6 zetec
  • Location:

Posted 09 August 2008 - 04:01 PM

hi
ive just bought a focus estate 1999
i am happy with it but have a few small problems
whilst braking the brake lights come on ok but the front lights also come on, but then the front lights go off when i take my foot off the pedal this is while driving in the day obviously makes no difference at night, also when this happens in the day the instrument back lighting also comes on whilst pressing brake pedal
does anyone know what causes this
also when i switch engine on the needless on instrument cluster do a full sweep and then return to normal
also when engine i s cold it idles fast because of the auto choke but when car is at operating temperature it idles when you are statinary at about 750 rpm but is not smooth at idling but is fine when you accelerate
any ideas? th

i like the car and was astonished when i first drove it at the acceleration for a 1.6
does anyone know where to get a cheap ford cd player for my focus

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 mintalkin

mintalkin

    Ford Enthusiast

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,478 posts
  • Name: mintalkin
  • Ford Model: mondeo tdci 130
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Staffordshire

Posted 10 August 2008 - 07:08 AM

the light problem sometimes occures when a brake light filament is broke and shorting on the sidelight in the brake bulb so try replacment brake bulbs the idal problem could be the idle controlle valve requires cleaning or the speed sensor playing up

#3 fontaine

fontaine

    Member

  • New Member
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Ford Model: ford focus 1.6 zetec
  • Location:

Posted 10 August 2008 - 04:24 PM

the light problem sometimes occures when a brake light filament is broke and shorting on the sidelight in the brake bulb so try replacment brake bulbs the idal problem could be the idle controlle valve requires cleaning or the speed sensor playing up

cheers mate your diagnosis with the light problem was spot on
problem now fixed
also the dial and idling problem was due to a bad earth contact
thanks again

#4 jocojohn

jocojohn

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 108 posts
  • Ford Model: focus
  • Location:

Posted 10 August 2008 - 04:51 PM

hi fontaine, could I just ask where this bad contact was? It may help with a problem i have with the dash
cheers, john

#5 fontaine

fontaine

    Member

  • New Member
  • PipPip
  • 10 posts
  • Ford Model: ford focus 1.6 zetec
  • Location:

Posted 10 August 2008 - 05:33 PM

hi fontaine, could I just ask where this bad contact was? It may help with a problem i have with the dash
cheers, john

hi john
the bad contact was onthe battery
i took off the battery cover and noticed that the connections on the battery had some corrossio on the termonals
i cleaned these off with a wire brush, both battery terminals and the wies to the terminals and reconnected and coated the terminals in petroleum jelly
works fine now
some say the needle sweep on startup is due to a knackered battery, but in my case it was simply a matter of cleaning it up to factory standard


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users