2001 Ford Focus

  • 2001 FORD FOCUS
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 140,000 MILES
Lickering lights on 2001 Ford Focus 5 speed sedan
In August we had a new clutch, slave cylinder, seals etc. And a used tranny installed. Since then we've encountered off and on issues. On cooler days we'd see flickering dashboard lights & flickering headlights. Lately the problem has been more frequent - it seems to happen during colder weather. It has occured when I initially start up the car. Today, when initially started the car, the flickering started (dashlights went out and the guages swept). It appeared that when I depressed the gas and put the clutch in gear the problem went away. However, my husband has experienced headlights flickering at night while driving down the road, door ajar light comes on dash, sterero goes out, battery light went on. He encountered the same problems as above except that it seemed to him that a split second shut down occured. He's also experienced the flickering when he's approaching a stop sign. We've taken it to Ford & they hooked it up to (OASIS?); It said check chassis grounds & all related grounds were cleaned & checked. The alternator was checked. They couldn't find anything wrong with it & couldn't get it to act up (during a warm day) We replaced new battery recently but symptoms have occured before/after replacement. Its a 2.0 SPI engine. Could it possibly be a voltage regulator? Any other ideas?
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Sunday, January 6th, 2008 AT 1:22 PM

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I am having the same problem with my 2001 Focus but it is an automatic transmission. I have exactly the same problems described here. My mechanic can't duplicate the problem either. Can anyone shed any light on the problem?
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Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 AT 10:18 AM

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