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Ford Focus 3 on the secondary: childhood diseases and other problems

Although the Focus of the third generation could not even come close in popularity to the precursor of the second generation, it is still one of the most popular representatives of Golf-class in the Russian market. It cannot be attributed to loachim models, but some characteristic sores, the current Focus is.Alexander Vinogradov “Behind the wheel”

After the upgrade the Focus has changed dramatically: front bumper, optics, hood. Updated rear lights. The interior also has changes — new instrument cluster, block, climate control and entertainment system and a redesigned Central tunnel.After the upgrade the Focus has changed dramatically: front bumper, optics, hood. Updated rear lights. The interior also has changes — new instrument cluster, block, climate control and entertainment system and a redesigned Central tunnel.

Engine

Engines Focus can not be called problem. The most popular on the market was the 1.6-liter unit in three degrees of force — 85, 105 and 125 HP most Often the most powerful option. Much headache owners do not feel with him. Directionsbus models to 100 thousand kilometers sometimes there is a leaking valve cover gasketand valve of one of the phase shifters. Also around this time, you can die generator or starter. But both nodes can be fixed for sane money.

In dorestaylingovyh cars “in charge” in the line of engines was a 2-liter 150 HP With them there is no problem: the main sore is a fast coking up the injectors. So every two to three year cars with this engine required flushing the fuel system.

Update engine gave way to a 1.5-liter turbirovanie the EcoBoost engine of the same power 150 HP However, the market for such a little machine. As practice shows operation of heavier Ford Kuga with the same motor, whimsical is not one of them. The main problem that may face the owner of the car is the same — the rapid clogging of nozzles.

The top engine for previous vehicles were 2-liter Duratec with a power of 150 HP Unit is reliable, but require flushing the fuel system every two to three years.The top engine for previous vehicles were 2-liter Duratec with a power of 150 HP Unit is reliable, but require flushing the fuel system every two to three years.

The mass was a 125-horsepower engine capacity of 1.6 liters. The weak point of he — leak gasket valve cover.The mass was a 125-horsepower engine capacity of 1.6 liters. The weak point of he — leak gasket valve cover.

Update top engine range was the 1.5-liter turbo engine of the series EcoBoost. On Magic it is uncommon, but the Kuga any problems with him not seen.Update top engine range was the 1.5-liter turbo engine of the series EcoBoost. On Magic it is uncommon, but the Kuga any problems with him not seen.

Transmission

With gearbox issues a little more. The third Trick instead of the traditional machine is installed the robot Powershift with two clutches. Oil seal primary shaft is not reliable and soon begins to flow. The dirt entering through the oil accelerates wear on the clutch forks. That, in turn, accelerates wear of the clutch. Symptoms — jerking and jerks when switching. Repair kit of clutch, plugs and oil seal will cost at least 30 thousand rubles, and that’s not counting work. So, if possible, better to avoid buying a machine with such a transmission.

Update on Magic with a 150-horsepower motor the robot was replaced by a classic 6-speed automatic 6F35, which the owners not experiencing any problems. As with the mechanics IB5 (works in tandem with the 1.6-liter engine). However, the manual transmission is leaking oil seals actuators.

Double clutch robot PowerShift is not reliable — the fastest failure of a clutch unit, about than witness the jerking and twitching when switching.Double clutch robot PowerShift is not reliable — the fastest failure of a clutch unit, about than witness the jerking and twitching when switching.

After updating to the Focus appeared 6-speed automatic 6F35, which works together with the turbo. Any problems with this automatic transmission does not occur — the unit reliable.After updating to the Focus appeared 6-speed automatic 6F35, which works together with the turbo. Any problems with this automatic transmission does not occur — the unit reliable.

Other faults

Suspension third Focus is identical in design to the suspension of the previous generation and inherited some of its drawbacks. Usually the problems start after 100 thousand kilometers and are reduced to the demise of the silent blocks of front levers. Give up and most of the “Salento” arm rear suspension. Almost all of them change the collection with the levers.

Many cars suffer from knocking steering rack with electric power steering. Produced even special kits for dealing with it. But this is a temporary measure. The good thing is that the resource node itself rattling does not affect and is a feature of the design.

Childhood diseases

From the pre-reform machines, there were a few childhood diseases that are cured together with the restyling. Two of them are not so terrible, but the third can cause a lot of problems:

  1. Petrol cap in the air conditioning system eventually lose its tightness. The refrigerant leaves the system and to detect the location of the leak is almost impossible. So the cover change is better enforced.
  2. Many machines are celebrated rattling trim in the rear doors, especially noticeable when you turn on the radio. To resolve enough to lay a strip of foam between the upholstery and the door.
  3. The most serious childhood disease Focus does not apply to massive problems: from the pre-reform machines sometimes mentioned the flow of the pump the washer fluid reservoir. If the liquid fell on one of the modular units, there is a current leak, which a few hours could completely “drop off” the battery. At the same time to charge the battery and make your own way to the place of repair is very dangerous, it can create a short circuit.

Despite all of the above, the third Focus for all its operational shortcomings, quite reliable. Especially the version with mechanical transmission or with an engine of 1.5 and a classic machine. If you decide to buy, it is better to stop the choice on these modifications.

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