I have a 2005 Mk 1 focus hatchback with just 58k on the clock. It's been an absolute dream... until today.
The Engine light and a light with an exclamation mark (warning light?) came on, and the temperature gauge went straight into the red. The car then acted as if it was about to stall, jerking and making weird noises. I had to leave it in a local car park as it's completely unmovable and I don't have breakdown cover :'(
What do you guys reckon is wrong with it? There is plenty of water in the tank and there doesn't seem to be any leaks. (I check the car quite regularly) To my knowledge, the oil in the car is still black.
I heard that these focus' need the water pump changed at the same time as the cambelt, is this true? Is it the water pump that's gone?