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Unread 03-02-2010, 06:23 PM   #1
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They either A) give me a loaner, or B) pay me for how often they have my car! This round:

1) Fix that annoying ticking that keeps getting louder, and the hiss
2) fix my coolant leak (2/3 of a gallon in 1,500 miles)
3) fix suspension squeak in rear
4) fix rear bumper cover that keeps popping out

I'd love to be an a$$ and tell them to fix my front end under warranty. Let's hope they don't break my headlight, it tends to fall out when you open the hood
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yeah, I need to tell them about my car's inability to keep a steady idle (it will go from 600 to 1000, back to 750, then 600, etc) when the heat is off.
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I think even TestECull's ol' carbed truck can keep a steady idle
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you should hear my car when I turn the wheel. I've had the PCM have to recover the car once.. Anyone.. cosigner?
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Bad power steering pressure switch?
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no idea, but the sound you get when your at full lock happens whenever I turn the wheel, no matter what position, and it gets really rough at idle.

Funny side note while I spent 3 hours fixing my antenna again, and routing my iPod cable away from my shifter and off my 2 seats:

if you lower my steering wheel too hard and hit the stop, my horn sounds. Scared the ever loving crap out of me.

Also, to do what I did today involved removing:

Center console, Shift boot, e-brake boot, gauge cluster cover, passenger side cover (where I thought the airbag was missing from), the main vents, the whole center dash (one big assembly with cords that are too short (The reason my radio kept going out was because the antenna cord had ZERO play (they had it wrapped as tight as possible against the loom for the radio and HVAC), the floor part of the center console (that didn't have to come out, but I needed to be able to lift it up).

I'm glad I had nothing important to do today!

I get to do it again thursday because I thought I could leave the light for the "passenger side airbag off" unplugged since it's always on (my backpack turns the airbag off). So I either get that light by the shifter, or the airbag light in my cluster.
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no idea, but the sound you get when your at full lock happens whenever I turn the wheel, no matter what position, and it gets really rough at idle.

Either a bad pressure switch or a really freaking tight rack...

Funny side note while I spent 3 hours fixing my antenna again, and routing my iPod cable away from my shifter and off my 2 seats:

if you lower my steering wheel too hard and hit the stop, my horn sounds. Scared the ever loving crap out of me.

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Also, to do what I did today involved removing:

Center console, Shift boot, e-brake boot, gauge cluster cover, passenger side cover (where I thought the airbag was missing from), the main vents, the whole center dash (one big assembly with cords that are too short (The reason my radio kept going out was because the antenna cord had ZERO play (they had it wrapped as tight as possible against the loom for the radio and HVAC), the floor part of the center console (that didn't have to come out, but I needed to be able to lift it up).

I'm glad I had nothing important to do today!

I get to do it again thursday because I thought I could leave the light for the "passenger side airbag off" unplugged since it's always on (my backpack turns the airbag off). So I either get that light by the shifter, or the airbag light in my cluster.
Dude, i have 150k miles on every vehicle in our family, and NONE of them are as bad as your Focuss.
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That is wierd, your idle wobbling like that. My first guess would be a bad oxygen sensor, followed by the wiring to the ECU from there, and then the MAF sensor and associated wiring. If all of that checked out, a vacuum leak(And the hiss supports this). Here's hoping they fix it this time.


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I think even TestECull's ol' carbed truck can keep a steady idle

As a matter of fact, it does. I have it set at 500RPM or so, it varies only about 50RPM in each direction. The tach is dead still once it's warmed up.

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Dude, i have 150k miles on every vehicle in our family, and NONE of them are as bad as your Focuss.

Dude, my F150 doesn't even have those issues, and it has 265K on it. It has every right to do that kinda stuff, technically it should barely run at all. His Focus should run absolutely perfectly....
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Yeah the hissing is consistent with a leaky vacuum line. However i don't understand a bad o2 sensor causing idle to be off sporadically. It would change, but slowly. Otherwise a harmless misfire could throw everything for a loop. MAF could be, but he said it hasn't lost much power, and still runs fine while going, and you'd know it if a maf was out.
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