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It started blinking tonight. I parked my car and shut the engine off. After I started it, the light went away. What does it mean and should I be worried?

They are flattened and cause the engine to vibrate.

When you step on the gas, the knocking sound starts

Car has received a new alternator and battery within the last 4 months. The check engine light came on as well as the check battery like, but after cleaning the IAC valve, the check engine light went off. However, the battery light continued to come on intermittently; could this be caused by the fuel pump? Currently, the car cranks but does not start, and will not take a jump.

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A/C is not on when this happens. Mechanic could not duplicate condition and had the car for 3 days. I had the car for 3 days after and when I was on line at a fast food restaurant, it began to overheat. i turned the heat on high and it cooled down.

Tried jumping the car and would not start. Have lights and full electrical. Tried to start with the key no sound from key turning over, no click but have electrical. Could it be a blown F9 fuse?


Does anyone know the part # or where to buy them? I may just go to local junk yard. These cables plug into the Teperature control switch and run to the blend door.


I was just told by an oil change shop that my power steering fluid was dirty and needed to be changed. Since I did not see this listed in the maintenance schedule from the mfg I wanted to see if this was common to replace or if it was symptomatic of a larger issue with the power steering in my car.

For a couple of months now my 01 Ford Focus has had a very rough idle coming from a cold start, sometimes it has a hard time turning over to turn the car on. After about 10 to 20 minutes of driving in the city or on the freeway the sound seems to get better at idle. Also the engine sounds a little rough coming from a stop and accelerating but seems to dissipate when driving at a constant speed.

So, I am not sure what this means. They said it would cost a lot of $$$ to take everything apart to see what the problem is. It sometimes comes on for a couple of days, then goes away. I drive a long distance to work and home and also pick up my daugther. Can anyone help me? I really don't want to pay a lot if it's nothing. My car just hit the 90,000 mark and I would like it to last another 90,000 miles.

The one on the right side is so bad the whole car vibrates constantly.

it only happens when I turn on light s heater or anything else, checked fro power from battery and it shows normal voltage 14.00 volts. battery is new. Does anybody knows what can I do. Thanks.

Hi, I think the Passive Anti-theft System (PATS) of my 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SES has gone bad. The car starts but the PATS light in the dash board keeps flashing if I turn the ignition off, also when the key if removed from the ignition and when I get out of the car and lock it. In all the above instances the PATS light keeps flashing. How can I reset it or whats wrong with the car?

I just got a used car and the owner was not sure about the car has a belt or chain. So I wanted help with that. Also it would be nice if you could advise about the maintenance I need to undertake for my car with respect to the requested part.
Currently its driven about 70k miles and appears to be in good condition.

1st time this happen's what could it be

without power locks and windows?

For awhile it would work on high and several times turining the car off and then back on got it going. But it has quit completely with not even circulate outside air.

Have replaced the idle air control valve twoce with only tempory relief. Also cleaned throttle body giving temp relief. No engine light ever comes on. What signales the throtle body to increase rpm at idle position & no pressure on the gas pedal.

I'm experiencing water, depending upon the intensity of the rain, i.e, light rain - light dampness or heavy storm/wind - soaked. I have inspected around the interior and exterior windshield, door, and under the hood after having read related stories. There's nothing whatsoever evident of where water could be getting in. Soaks up clear. This has just begun with this car. Any clues?

I just had a new battery and alternator installed, three days later while driving the radio stopped, all of the dash lights came on and the headlights started dimming. Then the car died. It is now totally dead.

I have a Ford Focus 2003 with a transmission problem. The check engine test gave this code" 0761 Shift solenoid C stuck off. After I changed the solenoid and the transmission fluid the problem is still there. That means the culprit is the SOLENOID MAGNETIC VALVE that is faulty. How much cost to replace a solenoid C magnetic valve? Thank you.

need 2 see a throttle body assembie 4 an 2.0 cant get the cable hooked up it was wrecked an complety broken when i got it have the book but it dont show or i cud be missin something bought a new throttle body

How much to replace a starter?

My car has less than 20,000 miles with no issues until now. During cruising speed and braking I hear a scraping should coming from the front-end. I have also noticed that the anti skid light will come on dry pavement for no apparent reason. What can be the cause of the noise? And is my car safe to drive?

the only thing i have not replaced is the fuel regulater and the main computer system

how often should you tuneup your car, and the price

the stiring wheel locks up and the car shuts down. i have changed the fuel filter and oil and other fliuds what else could it be? it seems to do it the most when its really hot out or the car gets hot from running but the light doesn't come on to say its over heating..

i already put in a new fuel pump but the fuel Gauge still not working

changed alt thats is a very bad conversation if it was located to a differt place on the motor