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#1 weejoe

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:07 PM

HI have recently picked up a Focus 1.8 Zetec, Im wondering if any1 can help! When i start the car when it fires up the rev counter goes straight to 7000rpm but the engine doesnt rev to it! And then after a few seconds will drop down to normal. The car drives normal etc. This has only happened twice in 2 weeks! Any ideas what it could be?

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#2 Conway69

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:49 AM

Have had this happening to mine also, usually on cold mornings. But I wouldnt see it as much of a problem as all my Dials shoot straight up for a second, then just level off... is it just the revs?

#3 weejoe

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:17 PM

yup just the rev's.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:01 PM

yup just the rev's.


Tricky one <_<

I know the focus has a history of dial problems, I have yet to have any (touch wood) but maybe this could be the start of it? maybe someone with more knowledge could confirm ;)

#5 Carlos

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:07 AM

isnt this 'dial sweep' indicating a problem with a low battery?

#6 weejoe

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 08:24 PM

Im not sure. All i know is its intermittent. it happened again today! When it happens its actually both the rev count and speedo that go round. I checked the speedo trick which showed no DTC errors. No sure if it could be the battery although when it happens the car doesnt start first time.

#7 SierraYankee99

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 06:16 AM

isnt this 'dial sweep' indicating a problem with a low battery?



No, all the dials sweep with this not just the speedo. Id say its a fault on the instrument cluster.

#8 weejoe

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 06:49 AM

I did the cluster test by holding the reset button and starting the car. It read none for DTC codes. But spose it could be the start of a cluster issue. But I hope not.

#9 fordtech

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 07:44 PM

It'll be a cluster fault , the dealer should change it for 99.00 inc (ref watchdog).


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