Question about 2005 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Overheat I have a 2005 ford focus. In the last 2 weeks when pulling a hill the car heats up almost to the red zone. If I maintain high rpm's the problem doesn't exsist. Help! Is this a thermostat or a bad head gasket?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 8 Answers

It very much sounds like the head gasket. Just one thing though. Has the timing belt been changed? If so recheck timing as one tooth out will cause this problem.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2008 mercury mountaineer. heat will blow and then it will blow cold. Coolant is full and no leaks. It's overheated twice in the past week. Now high rpms at low speed, when heat is turned on or off.


Mercury Mountaineer Start Stall Idle Problems - Car Forums at ...

forums.edmunds.com > Mercury > Mercury Mountaineer

Dec 12, 2010 - 14 posts - ‎14 authors
Learn more about Mercury Mountaineer at the Edmunds.com Car Forums! ... Light came back on but no more stalling at speed. ... I have the same stalling at low idleproblem (under 500 RPM) with my 2003 Mountaineer 4.6L V8 AWD. ... My computer is telling the engine to rev at a high RPM on startup, then ...

Engine Rev's high, slow to accelerate - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

www.ford-trucks.com > ... > Expedition & Navigator
Aug 22, 2003 - Engine Rev's high, slow to accelerate Expedition & Navigator. ... If you give it more gas I do pick up speed faster, but the noise gets louder. ... 99 Expedition 5.4/3.55 LS (plan to replace with SD-PSD) & 95 Mercury Mystique 2.5L/v6 .... What transmission, mrpositraction, 2004 - 2008 F150, 15, 04-08-2008 ... 2008 F-150 - Rough Idle and Hissing Noise at 1800 RPM
May 22, 2014
2001 mercury moutaineer 5.0 high idle 1000-1200 rpm's at idle ...
Aug 2, 2011
Head gasket leaks; Overheats at high speed/RPM.
Jan 11, 2011
Strange "whoop" sound?
Jun 19, 2007
More results from www.ford-trucks.com

Loud..the RPMs increase like I am stuck in 1st gear..torque


Dec 07, 2015 | Mercury Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Hight Rpm count at low speed


Clutch plate slipping

Nov 22, 2015 | 2005 Ford Focus

1 Answer

My 2.0 engine idles fast on a cold start. Then idles down after warming up.


This is normally the way it is suppose to work. You need to have the RPM measured for High RPM and duration. What you are describing is how an electronic choke is suppose to work.

The errors would be how high the RPM goes and for how long it lasts. When cold the RPM, fuel mix and timing are changed to give a rich fuel mix. As the O2 sensors warm(Could be defective) they signal the engine to lean up. The water thermostat also has something to do changing the engine to a lean running slow condition.

If obtaining heat from your heater seems to take Forever, the thermostat could be weak. This would coincide with the engine continuing at a high RPM longer because it is not warming up.

Sep 22, 2013 | 2005 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Two problems in my Acadia I just bought last week (5/2/2011) 1. The shiny chrome vent covers on the dash blind me when the sun hits them (which is everytime I drive during daylight hours). I have a...


If I were you I would take it back to the dealer and tell them your concerns. They may have quick simple fixes that will take care of it. A good dealer will want to make you happy and will do what it takes especially on a brand new car.

May 11, 2011 | 2011 GMC Acadia

1 Answer

I changed out spark plug wires last week 1990 Ford f150 Lariat. This week it sounds like a hard knocking from engine after driving 10 to 20 miles. Is my timing off by just changing the spark plug wires?


Knock at low rpm and high rpm" It may be oil pump , After oil heats up it gets thinner and and less lubracated. I would change the oil and add some oil stabalizer, shouls help, if not probaly a rod.

Mar 19, 2011 | 1990 Ford F150

1 Answer

My chevy blazer it hasnt overheated all the way to the red zone but i think cuz i dont let it cuz when i see the gadget go 3/4 high it is the red zone left and i turn off the engine before it gets worse...


I had my chevy s10 overheat due to poor air circulation through the cooling fins on the rad. I looked on the outside of the rad and found that the cooling fins were plugged solid with dirt and rocks. I removed the rocks and dirt using a hose and dental pick, and the overheating problem stopped. As long as the cooling system isn't leaking, I can't think of another reason for it to lose coolant.

Feb 09, 2011 | 1996 Chevrolet Blazer

2 Answers

I have a 1991 Ford Ranger 3.0L engine. It satarted when my water pump went out just in the last 3 weeks. I replaced my water pump and was still getting a problem with over heating. So i looked and my...


U need to try bleeding the cooling system, here is how u do that.

The generic method of bleeding air from the cooling system is to use a floor jack and raise the front of the car as high as poss, then fill the coolant recovery tank full and run the engine until it just starts to overheat, high end of normal zone on gauge, then shut the engine down and run cold water over the radiator core, this will self bleed the system and the coolant will be pulled from the recovery tank, repeat as necessary, never let the recovery tank run dry or more air will be pulled into the cooling systeml , if it still overheats then you need to have the head gaskets checked with a gas analyzer for hydrocarbons present in the radiator or recovery tank

Sep 29, 2010 | Ford Ranger Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

The engine 4M41 is overheating heating on hills


if you drive on hills at high rpm ur engine temp. will surely shoot up due to the load on ur engine while trying to gain the desired speed/ u should not drive uphill with high rpm try to maintain low speed with low rpm

Apr 08, 2010 | 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

1 Answer

Ac outlet pipe on Ford Focus


well when i changed the head gasket on one last week it was in the middle of the fire wall about 6inches down because i cleaned the mud out of it

Dec 10, 2008 | 2005 Ford Focus

Not finding what you are looking for?
2005 Ford Focus Logo

Related Topics:

158 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61249 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...