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Ford focus goes into fail safe mode without temp gauge going into red you turn the car off and back on

When it is hot our 2000 Ford Focus goes into fail safe mode even though the temp gauge is normal. The Ford garage replaced battery and alternator. Still is going into safe mode. You can pull over, wait about 5 minutes and it will start and drive another couple miles. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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my 2001 ford focus is trying to heat overheat but without the air condition then it go's down quick but I notice that my car kind of hisatates when I had my air on then the air condition feels warm. Then the air gets cold but you can feel when its going to get warm please help I always have problems with garages that try to take advantage of people that do not know about cars.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: 200 Ford Focus 1.6, temperature gauge at full, even on ignition

is it your impeller, got a ford st24 and had the same problem,could only drive a short way before it got too hot again but the felt cold.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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I think it's a bad alternator.

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i had many problems with what i thought was my starter/ignition and replaced my alternator and battery. tho they were helpful, ultimately the problem was a small fusible link that had needed to be replaced, as it was over heating and when it would it would stop whatever electrical signal was imperitive to the car actually running. if i was driving and the wire over heated, it would stop running right on the road. i just used some 12 AWG stranded wire and it stopped stalling.i discovered it by accident when i touched the wire and noticed it was excessively hot and worn down. it was located in the upper right hand corner under the hood, where there are 3 wires, brown and black.

Posted on Dec 20, 2009

SOURCE: how to replace an alternator on a 2005 ford focus

It may just be the battery. If it won't stay charged and is more than 3 years old,it may be a somewhat rare early battery failure. Put the new battery in or charge your old one, and check the voltage across the battery terminals with it running. That should solve the alt issue, if you get 13 or more volts. Call,stop by or got to web site of an Auto Parts Store for a price. The alt can go from $150 to $450 depends on application

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