Question about 2004 Ford Focus
I have put a 2004 Zetec motor in a MK1 Cortina and am trying to get a warning/ignition light working off the alternator. the alternator is the original one out of the Focus. it is charging and working fine otherwise. sorry i mean the ignition light when you turn on the ignition.
All depends what you mean by warning lamp.
Early Alternators used to have a terminal connected to the "Star" winding inside. A 12v lamp connected between here and ground will light up when a charge is available.
But.... the simplest method is to buy LED charge lamp which checked for voltages above 12v (12.5 to 14v} and lights up showing a charge. I can buy a simple device like this from my local Jaycar Electronics store. You should be able to get a similar device depending on where you are
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Posted on Nov 30, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2001 focus/ect sensor
its screwed into the cylinder head ,when you fit a new 1 dont overtighten it they sense temp of the head they dont screw into the water jacket!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Oct 10, 2008
SOURCE: Engine tappet clearances
According to http://freespace.virgin.net/tommy.sandham/databook.htm# Rocker Adjustment, the cold clearance is .008" intake/.018" exhaust in the non-GT 1500cc, and .012" intake/.022 exhaust on the GT. Sweet little car!!!
Posted on Mar 01, 2009
it has to be turned off with the dealers computer,another way i do it for customers with a baby seat is to disconnect battery ----then locate air bag -- find the wires and cut one and fit a switch in glove box .
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
Hello, This job is alot harder on your car than most that's for sure. It really depends on your mechanical ability and time vs the amount your willing to pay someone else. This job is easy if your not afraid to loosen the passenger motor mount and slid the engine forward about an inch with a pry bar. (Which sounds alot harder than it is) But the Hanes manual lists alot of things to do to get around the motor mount.
Per Haynes Manual.
Place Coolant Expansion Tank to one side.
Lift out Power Steering Reservoir and put to one side.
Unscrew Wiring Loom bolt and move wiring to one side.
Remove Ground Cable from Strut Tower.
Bent the ground bracket down as much as possible.
Move Canister Purge Valve to one side.
Remove Plastic Cover from Alternator.
Unscrew and the alternator mounting bolt nearest the engine first.
Unscrew the other retaining bolt until it has fully disengaged from the bracket (not possible to remove bolt from alternator at this stage).
Lift the alternator out, Pulley side facing upwards.
Take care not to damage or you might screw your surrounding components!
I would say if you dont work on cars or have mechanical ability you should prob take it to a profesional. I hope my answer helped more than it scared you....lol....Have a great weekend and please rate my answer if you felt it was helpful
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
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