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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
139,374 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace engine mount (1 reports)
2004 Ford Focus engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 102015

Focus SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 139,374 miles


I brought my 2004 Ford Focus SE with about 140 000 miles on it to the garage because of the intense vibrations that were occurring on start up. Every time the car was started on a cold engine, the entire cabin would vibrate and a humming noise would be produced by the engine. After the car had warmed up, the vibration would stop and become less intense. My mechanic immediately suggested that it may be the engine mounts (which hold the engine in place and basically absorbs the vibrations from the engine. It turned out that he was right; he replaced the passenger side engine mount (there are three engine mounts in total). As soon as it was replaced, the car no longer vibrated and it truly felt like I was driving a new car. The cost really wasn't that bad, it ended up costing $48 for the actual part and the labour was $42.50 (very reasonable). Very glad I repaired the car!

- , Windsor, ON, Canada

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