Ford Focus 2002 Problems
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Would a 2004 Ford Focus sedan windshield fit in 2002 Ford Focus hatchback?
That’s a very interesting question and one that my instinct suggested would be a yes. That’s because the Focus from those two model-years was based on the same platform and that the differences between the sedan and hatchback variants were all from the A-pillar back. And so it is. I checked with a major windscreen replacement network and, yes, the two vehicles have a windscreen with exactly the same part number. So you should be good to go.
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Vibrating steering wheel on Focus
While the crash might have seemed minor the damage could have been more substantial than you think, that they changed the timing belt would seem to suggest there was some significant damage to the car and that's where I would start investigating. I would suggest you contact an experienced assessor like Graeme Cuthbert on 0422 444 335 and have them inspect the car and the repairs.
Timing so critical
SOME carmakers stipulate a belt change at 90,000km, but it isn't unusual for the recommended interval to be 150,000km. Ford's service schedule is 150,000km or 10 years, whichever comes first. I see no reason not to follow that.
WE CONTACTED Ford on your behalf and it said that, after consulting your dealer, it would cover the full cost of replacing the steering column. Ford said it was the first it had heard of such a problem with the Focus and would refer the problem to its European counterpart for investigation.