Question about 2003 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Valves in 2003 ford focus SE 2.3L are loose...how do I fix them?

Theres a constant tick, tick, tick and I've been told by many the valves are loose. Is this an easy fix a car knowing friend of mine can do or do I need thousands of dollars and an actual mechanic to do it?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Ford Master
  • 42,016 Answers

I doubt if the valves are loose or need adjustment as the engine should have hudraulic tappets which adjust automatically when the engine is running. I suggest that your friend take off the rocker cover and see if anything is out of place. As the engine is 10 years old it is possible that the tappets may be badly worn and not working properly hence the noise

Posted on Jan 11, 2013

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: door locks Ford Focus SE 2007

open a lock door

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

  • 1779 Answers

SOURCE: thermostat replacement 2003 ford focus se, with 2.0, 16 valve ztech engine

Follow the upper radiator hose to where it attaches to a housing (2bolts hold the housing in place) remove the hose clamp here and then remove the housing bolts, inside the housing is your thermostat. Clean off the surface of the housing, and where it attaches to the engine. Install the thermostat, and a new gasket (or O -ring ), carefully replace the housing, being sure the thermostat doesn't slip out of position, tighten the housing bolts, reattach the radiator hose to the housing, add coolant to proper level, check for leaks, u r good to go! Make sure the thermostat is installed in the right direction, if put in backwards the car will overheat. countrycurt0

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

  • 11 Answers

SOURCE: Need to know what po303 code is and how to fix it?

Cyl. 3 missfire. check your plugs or the coil and boot.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

  • 1201 Answers

SOURCE: Fuse box on 2003 Ford Focus

It is on drivers side below dash mounted on firewall ,just left of brake pedal. There might be another one under hood, a black square or rectangular shaped box.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

  • 20 Answers

SOURCE: I have a 2003 ford focus SE. I am having problems

In my opinion it sounds like a problem from inside the fuel tank but don't quote me on this. With multiple sensors and switches related to fuel movement throughout the vehicle you're truly better off having a professional deal with this, unfortunately it will cost a few dollars.

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Ford focus strange noise


my wife has an 03 focus and has the same issue. she brought it to a shop and it was a relay.

May 21, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Hesitation on the 2003 ford focus


Hello! #1...I need to know if the Check engine Light is on...If it is, take the vehicle to an Auto Zone or Advanced Auto (any auto parts store) and they, for free will read the code/codes...send the trouble codes to me and I'll fix your Focus...#2 tell me which engine is in the car; give me the sub model ie...SE, ZTS....etc...If there isn't a CEL tell me....Guru...Saailer

Dec 14, 2011 | 2003 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Where is the low side freon intake valve located on the 2003 ford focus se model


hi.

most newer fords have the valve located behind the right front indicator.

Jun 09, 2011 | 2003 Ford Focus

1 Answer

I have a 2003 Ford Focus and I was told by a mechanic that I have a leak...Is there anyway I could find this leak myself? I'm a single parent and don't really have the money to keep paying this...


You can find any leak yourself if you want to. Get under the car and find where it is dripping below your car. Once you've found the spot on the bottom, start tracing it up as high as it goes. Once you've traced it to the source, then it's just a matter of determining why it's leaking there. Is it a broken or loose hose, is it an old gasket? If there's a lot of fluid and you just can't trace it anywhere, pressure wash the engine top and bottom real good to clean it all off and then monitor it for a couple of days to see where it originates.

Good Luck!
~Brandon

Jun 02, 2011 | 2003 Ford Focus

2 Answers

I have a 2000 ford focus se it want stay runnig unless you hold the gas pedal down as soon as you let the gas go it stops running i changed the fuel filter did not help


first of all, if light is on have it scanned for a problem code. if no scanner all auto parts stores will scan for free. there has been over 200 recalls for 2000 ford focus, check with ford to see if this is one of the problems. god bless, this is a long run, but check and see if fuel is getting to fuel pressure regulator.

Aug 14, 2010 | 2000 Ford Focus

2 Answers

Hi! I have a 2003 Ford Focus se 2.0 with a little over 100k miles. A few weeks ago, it started having a "clicking" sound. I can't seem to tell exactly where it's coming from. I have tried changing the...


I am having the same problem. I don't want to go to the dealer because they will charge me way too much just to look at it. I also have a 2003 ford focus se 2.3 pzev. Clicking sounds happen in first gear only.

Aug 06, 2010 | 2003 Ford Focus

2 Answers

Engine making ticking sound when hot


the internal combustion of the main valve is most likely either clogged or it has a loose spark plug that is constantly providing a spark without oil. Either that or your break pads have gone bad or just some seats and stuff loose, I'd have it checked on by your nearest professional.

Jun 19, 2008 | 1997 Aston Martin DB7

1 Answer

Focus - rusted rocker panels


this is a very costly repair. I would get estimates for repair before the area gets to bad. After repair have the car undercoated and the panels sealed on the inside.

May 29, 2008 | 2003 Ford Focus

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Ford Focus Logo

231 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75744 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22114 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5495 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...