Hi All. When I first bought my focus 1.6lx manual 2 years ago I had all
the usual problems - dials go to zero then full scale, warning ligths
flash on and off - central locking clicks, relays click, sometimes the
cd turns off and the power drops. Sometimes it cuts out completely and
the trip counter and clock reset to zero and the cd player needs its
security code again.
I bought a new battery for the car and all was well for about 22
months. Now I have the problem, intermittently again. Sometimes I can
do 1000 miles without it happening, sometimes it is every other day or
Today I changed the speed sensor - £25.00 and lots of grief changing
it (heres a tip - if anyone has trouble getting the sensor out after
removing the retaining pin, take out the oiul filler cap on the
transmission and the sensor comes out easier (eventually)).
Anyway - speed sensor changed and I still have the same problem. I went
to a motor factors and they tested the Varta battery which is fine and
their machine seemed to say the alternator was finer too (my dads
friend had the same problem cured with a new alternator.
Any ideas anyone - I am increasingly frustrated with what is, ina ll
other respects, a fantastic car.
Has your car had the alternator wiring recall??
If so, then have you checked the power feed cable hold down nut in the
engine bay fuse box, and the securing bolt of the negetive battery lead to
the body work?
There was a thread with exactly this problem in the group last week which i