I've posted this message before, but am in need of more info.
A month ago my Ford Focus wagon 2003 developed a very irritating high
frequency sound when driving in 5th gear between 80 and 120 km/h (50 and 75
mph). I went to the dealer, they couldn't fix it and Ford Holland says it's
a known problem with this car, they can't do anything about it and it falls
within their tolerances. I'd like to know if any of you out there
experienced the same, what the dealer said, was it fixed and if not what
steps you took afterwards. I'm not leaving it with that because 1) it's a
very irritating (perhaps harmful to the ear?) noise and 2) it lowers the
value of my car when trading it in.
Please let me know
My Focus Zetec 2 litre, German made, has a slight transmission noise that I
believe come from the final gear of the manual transmission. It's loudest
around 75-80 km/h and when no load from acceleration or retardation is
applied on the gears. The Ford shop said it is not covered by the warranty,
but if it got worse it could possible be covered by the cars insurance for
unexpected machine failure. I did not press them very hard because I bought
it from a non Ford dealer, 18 months old. It has not gotten any worse
between 30000 km when I bought it and 70000 km as of now.
Also, when I travel at highway speeds of 90 or 110 km/h, the most common
speed limits here, nothing is heard.
If it got any worse, or heard at highway speeds I should have to deal with
I believe the transmission for the 2 litre is of older design than for the
It's also hard to shift when cold. The new Mondeo transmission is much
nicer, and the engine too, but handling of the Mondeo II can't touch the
Could you explain the sounds you're hearing better ? I'm hearing something
strange that I just can't explain yet. I
never noticed it on my 2000 wagon but
have moved up to a 2003 ZX5 now and
have noticed an unusual sound. Thanks
Linda (auto - not manual though)
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