Question about 2000 Ford Focus

1 Answer

I have a 2003 ford focus. Ford staes the

I have a 2003 ford focus. Ford states the alternator is overcharging. The gauges get pegged low light then I loose all lighting along with the display with the speedometer. The battery light goes on and off then the overcharging kicks in. I changed the alternator three times no change. I changed the battery no change. There is a clicking the steering column. I assume it is a relay switch. Can you help.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 534 Answers

Check your battery ground connections. Make sure the vehicle chassis (and alternator) is properly grounded.
Check for any loose connections around the main high current 12V supply fuses.
Check the clicking in the steering column is not a loose supply wire arcing.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

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 there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Alternater overcharging 2003 ford focus


you need a new alternator and do it soon as over charging will damage all the electronics in the vehicle rather quickly

Apr 18, 2012 | 2003 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Speedometer dropping on my 02 focus


hi,i have a similar problem on my ford focus 2001...ill be driving along and the speedo will drop to zero and the battery light will come on.Just had a new alternator as last one was overcharging would the speed sensor cause the battery light to come on? if so ill get the sensor replaced but dont want to if this is not the problem

Apr 16, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2005 ford focus will not start. No clinking noises, no power to anything. We switched out the battery worked for a bout 2 weeks now samething! We try to jump start it but nothing.


Those cars are problematic. A couple of years back, I worked on a 2005 ford focus, and it had a recurring problem. The battery and alternator had been replaced about 3 or 4 times, and the fix would be only temporary. I did a little investigating, and discovered that the alternator was overcharging the battery. Checked all the system wiring, and it was all good. The alternator wiring, however, was melted from the heat apparently caused from the overvoltage. Replaced the affected wiring, and swapped out the alternator, but the damned thing was still overcharging. Unfortunately, I never was able to come to a conclusion as to why the alternator was overcharging. One thing I can tell you is that this charging system is computer controlled by a module in the instrument panel, if i recall correctly. I did not want to pursue the matter any further. If they make the cars any more damned complicated, they will be flying to the Moon!! I was done with it.

Sep 23, 2010 | Ford Focus Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Ford focus has the ABS brake light on and traction control light


chek the brake fliud level. if low light will set light and abs wont work.

Apr 25, 2010 | 2003 Ford Focus

2 Answers

Engine warning light , battery light, warning light , rev counter , speedo and temp gauge going on/off intermitantly and speedo not working on digital screen on ford focus can you help. the battery is new...


My 04 Ford Focus the battery light keeps coming on & going off, have fitted a new alternator belt but it didn't solve the problem. The battery connections are good. Also the rev counter, speedo & mileage clock keep going haywire when the battery light is on. Do you think it is the alternator? Or is it some other common problem?

Jan 21, 2010 | 2003 Ford Focus

1 Answer

2003 Ford Focus battery light is on, but alternator appears good


Disconnect battery ground for 30 seconds & reconnect. Light should be out unless you have deeper diagnostic problem. Charging system good Battery good. This action should reset trouble light. Good luck!

Dec 29, 2009 | 2003 Ford Focus

3 Answers

The speedometer works when it wants


speed sensor it on the back of the gear box cost about £35.00
from ford

Nov 16, 2009 | 2000 Ford Focus

1 Answer

My 2003 Ford Focus cuts out when I am driving. The lights on the dash board flashes. Sometimes will re-start straight away sometimes not.


sounds like you may have a loose connection at the battery or alternator. does the engine spin over when it does this or does everything die?

Sep 22, 2009 | 2003 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Battery overcharges and light is on


Never saw a charging system problem cause anyone to fail inspection. But, overcharging will cook the water out of your battery and can damage the computer system if not taken care of. Overcharge can be caused by either a grounded alternator field wire or a bad regulator. Since the condition appeared after replacing the alternator it too is suspect as an internal grounding can also cause that.

Jul 20, 2009 | 2003 Ford Focus

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Ford Focus Logo

704 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

81400 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22359 Answers

gerry bissi

Level 3 Expert

4376 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...