Question about Ford Focus

2 Answers

My 2001 Ford Focus (Zetech) overheats when going uphill for long distance (2 km uphill).All off a sudden it will shoot to near red zone for a short time then back to normal when I slow down or run at flat surface. when the car is in park or i could leave it on all day and at normal surface street speeds the temperature would be normal and it does not overheat I have changed the tehrmostat and the led of the water bottle. but still the same problem. I have checked the water pump and it is working fine. I can drive inside the city for hours and temperature remain normal. I noticed that when i turn on the heater it doesnt blow out really hot air is more like slightly warm air with smell like antifreeze smell . while the water level in the waterbottle stay constant with time.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers

I had problem with overheating on motorway when I drove over 60 mph i changed thermostat,radiator,thermostat housing, nothing helps.Then i find out that the problem was AIR IN THE COOLING SYSTEM try to squeeze all rubber pipes especially where is coming coolant to radiator.

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 204 Answers

You are leaking coolant somewhere. Are there any wet spots on the ground when the problem occurs?

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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,
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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2004 ford focus no spark changed ht leads coil pack and crank sensor but still no spark


could be on the LOW tension side of the ign pack check any wiring leading to ign pack

Mar 26, 2014 | 2001 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

2001 Ford Focus looses power then overheats upon exeleration


Check your fan belts...if they are loose you will loose power and the car will overheat.

Sep 12, 2013 | 2001 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Ford Fiesta Zetec engine, year 2000. overheats after getting up to temperature, stays on normal for 1-2 kilometers, then gauge shoots over to the red. I stop, can hear water bubbling, wait till it cools...


1. Check the radiator cap.
2. Check the reserve tank, whether water level is maintained or getting filled. If it's getting filled, there should be a leak in the radiator or gasket

Jun 13, 2017 | Ford Focus Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

CAN I FLAT TOW A1997 FORD ESCORT ATUOMATIC


you can, for a short distance, in neutral~, but less than 50 miles according to a Ford technical service bulletin.

Jan 26, 2011 | 2001 Ford Focus

1 Answer

2001 ford focus zx3, 2.0L zetech engine, demon coil, live wirz, autolight plugs (old and thinking they need replaced. full cold air intake, flowmaster muffler, no header or other exhaust...


You can look up the recommended spark plugs for your vehicle in the owners handbook. If it is not available, you can go to the various spark plug manufacturers Websites (Champion, Bosch, NGK, KLG) enter your vehicle particulars and be provided with the correct type.
Try putting some Injector Cleaner (from the auto parts store or gas station) into your fuel tank to see if that helps with the rough running. Follow the instructions on the bottle.

Sep 21, 2010 | 2001 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Dash temp guage goes to red on 2000 ford focus dohc zetech


Because you have done so many repairs already I would most likely say that the gauge is defective. I would use a manual temp probe and probe the coolant temp after the car has reached operating temp. Coolant will be between 180- 230 degrees. If coolant temp checks out and you can see coolant moving in radiator and the vehicle does not overheat then you will need either a gauge or a coolant sensor. To locate the sensor it should either be mounted in the thermostat goose neck housing or the intake manifold.

Jul 31, 2010 | 2000 Ford Focus

2 Answers

My 2001 Ford Focus does not start. The starter


the two wire at the starter are in a plastic sleeve that seperates them it could be melted inside

Mar 06, 2010 | 2001 Ford Focus

1 Answer

The temperature guage on my 2000 focus auto is


you need to see where the temp sender is on the engine,and check the electrical plug ,it may be lose or dirty,make the obvious like battery terminals are tight and you havent washed the engine recently,as water will do this possibly gauge but unlikely

Oct 26, 2009 | 2000 Ford Focus

1 Answer

11 letters in 100 km


Are you actually getting less distance between fill ups? The dash display relies heavily on driving style.

Oct 25, 2009 | 2000 Ford Focus

1 Answer

Overheat


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.

Nov 22, 2008 | 2005 Ford Focus

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

383 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

74945 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5467 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...