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Most reported Ford Focus SVT problems
An illuminated Check Engine Light could mean that the intake manifold control lever is broken. An updated intake manifold should be installed.
4th leaking housing since new. Plastic cracks or oring fails
The 2002 Focus SVT used unreinforced rear trailing arms; this was changed for the 2003 model year. The trailing arms on the 2002 can break where the anti-roll bar is attached. Results are catastrophic.
im hearing a whinning noise from somewhere in my engine bay towards the left if you are looking straight at the engine. I have no idea what it is and its not causing my car to act any differently but it worries me. I drive a 6 speed manual and the noise seems to be loudest when accelerating in 1st and 2nd gear. Once I get any higher then that the noise calms down a lot.