Thermostat Issue? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Focus Forum Forum for the discussion of the Ford Focus

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-10-12, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 20
Thermostat Issue?

As it has been a mild NE winter, I had not noticed that my 2003 Focus does not seem to warm up as usual. Is the thermostat the first thing I should check? Antifreeze level is fine. I have changed a thermostat but it was a 1968 Mustang. Is the thermostat on the Focus accessible? Thanks so much.

rcosta is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-10-12, 10:39 AM
2002 F150 XLT
Bert's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 10,453
Re: Thermostat Issue?

It is possible that the thermostat is opening to soon. Check the hoses to the heater core when the engine is hot to see how hot they get. If you move the control from hot to cold, does the air come out colder/

Bert is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-10-12, 11:40 AM
R.S.LOGAN's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Scotland
Posts: 15,720
Re: Thermostat Issue?

^ & could be stuck open .
R.S.LOGAN is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-12, 04:00 PM
Subaru/Ford guy.
djzx3's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,282
Re: Thermostat Issue?

Yea I think mine is stuck open right now too, it takes like 5 miles or more to fully warm up.

Thermostat sucks for the Zetec, It's hard to get a good one.

2000 focus wagon 2.0l DOHC Zetec
04 Subaru WRX,:)

How-to directory.

Ford focus DTC codes.

Ford= First on race day.
djzx3 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Focus Forum

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome