The starter was found faulty, the transmission was inoperative and there was a vibration while going 40 mph due to shifting, the clock display was inoperative, and the engne light stayed on. Unscrew the starter motor's mounting bolts using the wrench and then pull the motor off the dowel sticks on the transmission housing; you might need to angle the motor to remove it. If you need to replace the starter in your 2003 Focus, you will need to remove other engine components to gain access to the starter; the exact components depend on the car's engine type. Also unbolt and remove the power steering pump without disconnecting its lines; you also must do this on some 2. I am now also dealing with today a solenoid malfunction in my transmission 3rd gear.
Replaced the timing belt if your car goes erratically in the engine and suddenly stops you snapped your belt. Thank goodness my uncle was home and able to drive us home. The alarm on the car was also not working. The engine type goes a long way to determining the exact removal procedure, particularly the other parts you need to remove to reach the starter. This is the 2nd time this has happened to me as well. Unscrew the nuts and disconnect the motor's wiring. Do not disconnect or stretch the pump's lines.
Pick your symptom-and get back with some testing results. Connect the wiring and nuts to the replacement starter motor and slide it onto the dowel sticks, then tighten the mounting bolts with the wrench. Lower the car off the axle stands and reconnect the battery cable. A starter is an electric motor that engages your flexplate to spin your engine on startup. For most Focus models, apply the parking brake and raise the car's front end on axle stands. The solenoid in the ignition was defective and resulted in the vehicle shutting down. It includes a bendix, which is a spinning shaft that only extends when starting to mesh the starter gear with the flexplate or flywheel.
Do not disconnect or stretch the pump's lines. Ford never even responded to a single one of them. On one occasion, the dealer replaced the starter and on the another occasion, the transmission was replaced. Loyal, reliable and fun to drive all at once, your Ford Focus is as ideal a vehicle for a solo commute as it is for a full-size family adventure. Consumer reported this to Ford 3 times.
He gave me a push start so I could get home from work. It appears to click over but I tried to jump start it and it didnt work. I want to fi this myself, as I do not have alot of money, and I just need to know where to begin. The car jerks like crazy and wouldn't go over 30 mph. This is getting ridiculous that these issues are not being recalled.
There isn't really a place u can buy this part except ford when my bf went in to order the part the guy at the counter already knew what car it was for and we didnt' even tell him any information he told my bf he had to order the 45 dollar part to replace the whole unit, with our luck though we found it for 10 bucks. Unscrew the starter motor's mounting bolts using the wrench and then pull the motor off the dowel sticks on the transmission housing; you might need to angle the motor to remove it. I suppose that I'd be less mad if - Clifton L. I have a small child and do not want to be stranded somewhere just because I can't get the key to turn in the ignition. It would take 4-5 depressions until the accelerator would move downward. I took it into ford because it was under warranty and got it replaced.
Tried the spare key, nothing. Unbolt and disconnect the power-steering pump using your wrench and set the pump aside. Engine Mechanical problem 2003 Ford Focus 4 cyl Automatic 89000 miles I tried to start my car and it wouldn't. My problems have involved 7 or 8 blown water hoses that caused my engine to overheat near instantly. I even went to writing their national customer relations on a weekly basis. Reconnect all components that were disconnected--bolt the power-steering pump in place and connect the air cleaner outlet tube using its clamp.
If the starter has to be removed for replacement, you first need to know the type of engine your model Focus has. Also, Ford had to replace my clutch, flywheel, and starter at 35,000 miles because the flywheel busted into pieces. The Ford Focus is a compact model, so the engine compartment does not have much space. In either case, the starter should be replaced. So far i have put at least 2k dollars into my car since the day i bought it, ill never buy a ford again they are not built to last, they are bad cars.
The vehicle was taken to a local dealer, who has replaced the solenoid. A Focus with a Duratec engine can be the most difficult because you need to remove the intake manifold. This should only be needed if your Focus has a 2. The vehicle would lunge forward. But due to the design of the vehicle he could not guarantee that this would not happen again. This started at the dealership that I bought it at, where I was given the run around every time I called.
Thank goodness I was close to a side street to exit the highway. The problem would occur whenever the vehicle sat overnight or for several hours. The brake lights had to be replaced 8 times since September. Unbolt and disconnect the power-steering pump using your wrench and set the pump aside. If you have a for-profit service,.