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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$130.00
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace wire harness and relay (1 reports)
2002 Ford Focus cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

May 202009

Focus ZX5

  • Manual transmission
  • 60,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

As the spring got warm, the car began to overheat. Coolant levels were fine and all seemed in order, but it still was getting into the red. Googled and found out about the issue with the wiring plug into the fan relay houses in the middle of the front cooling fans. Unplugged the wiring harness from the relay and sure enough it was fried. This is a really well known issue. The Ford Focus chat boards made it sound really easy to get the parts, but I had to go to the dealer. I could not find them for elsewhere for whatever reason. Bought a new relay for $45 and a connector with a pigtail for $45 (as opposed to replaying the entire wiring harness). Took out the harness, cut out the fried connector, soldered in the new, replaced and the fans worked like a charm.

- , Philadelphia, PA, USA

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