With 252 horsepower and 270 foot-pounds of torque, the limiting factor at low speeds is the ability of the front tires to transfer this power and torque to the pavement. I blame the 4 speed automatic for that and suspect I might have done better with the 5 speed manual. By making a good attempt to narrow down where and what may be causing the problem you save those trying to help many steps in diagnosing the problem. I have now 63,000 miles on my vehicle and it is going strong. If you do not take the time to include this basic information your post may be removed until it is revised. Did you check your fuel pressure? The other thing could also be your timing is off. Each year for the last 3 years the air conditioning would not work.
We're here to help so being rude won't get you very far. When I was finally able to drive it was out of warranty and the mpg had gone from 28-32 mpg down to 20-22 mpg. The 2003 Ford Focus offers improved engine response and reduced interior noise over last year's model. First fill got 27 mpg. It's fun to drive, with brisk acceleration performance and agile handling. Unfortunately the resulting damage makes turning right problematic. Treat those asking for help with respect, and answer without bias toward them, their situation, or their knowledge or lack thereof about the repair issues.
Discovered after Idle Contr Motor fixed. One way to put that anyway. I visually inspected the lines underneath it when I changed the fuel filter but didn't see any issue. The handle requires equal amounts finesse and force. Click here' and select the option for Solved and save.
Lets me know that my car has seen better days. But its a good car i'll drive it into the ground then ill fix it to drive it another 100k. By actively helping the moderators with this you ensure that the community continues to be a worthwhile and knowledgeable resource for car repairs. I like the exterior styling and the room inside. But we looked at the odometer.
Ford is aware of this problem, but, refuses to do anything about it! When the problem is 'solved' please click the button under your post marked 'Is this solved? That worked out to an average 5,000 miles per month, which meant the Focus was going to auction. It's versatile, with hatchback models with flip-down seats that quickly prepare it for large amounts of cargo. The agency asserts that drivers who change their engine oil every 3000 miles are wasting money and resources, and also causing environmental damage. No intentionally bad, harmful, or deceptive advice. After selling nearly 1,000,000 units in its first few years of production, the Ford Focus has established itself as stylish domestic alternative to the import invaders on the popular sport-compact scene.
Overall, I really got my money back with this car in spite of this problem. Content Guidelines Please be polite. Needed to take to specialty shop to diagnose. I would not mind the 20mpg if this was translated into 0-60 times of 6 seconds - but it is not. I know this was long but I was hoping someone may have had this issue and figured it out.
You can Apply for Financing on our website. All posts without this information may be subject to being removed. Our high-mileage 2003 car was. Body work questions regarding paint, dents, dings or accident related damages or other bodywork related issues should be posted in If you want an estimate you should take the car to a qualified body shop as they would know best what it will cost in your area and how to fix the damages. The car still run as good as when I drove it off the dealer ship. . This is very appealing to me as gas prices will rise again.
Not sure if he bothered since we were just gonna swap out the O2 sensors anyway. At the time I wasn't looking for anything flashy just something affordable for a single mother and one child to get me from A to B. The gas mileage averaged about 31 which is not bad for how I drive. This isnt a place to post your youtube channel 5 Mark Solved. You said it has been dealt with but I would double check. Steering locked, no electrical, no start - could not start, turn, or tow car.
Transmission shop said it was fuel pump. I've only had two problems over the last, almost, 8 years. I don't know if being one tooth off would give mild symptoms like this or more serious issues. I have no idea where the fuel goes - it is certainly not converted into power. It comes in a wide variety of body styles to meet many different needs and lifestyles. Later, we checked its vehicle identification number and manufacture date.
Downside is that it sat for a year. They ship them for resale. Still had the occasional rough idle and the occasional hesitation no idea if that affected the highway issue as I did not take it out on the highway for any length of time. At my age, I will need a car that allows Halogen or other illumination. That very well could be an issue. The repair too two days to complete due to the driveshaft being stuck in the transmission. Judging from that information, the Focus had been in service a bit more than five months.