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2000 Ford Focus repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (24%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (2%)

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2000 Ford Focus electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (61%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 23 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2000 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

139000 mi

US $10
Had to change headlight, looked up video and did it myself. Not as simple as other cars, have to take off whole headlight and unscrew so many things. Took about 45 mins 
93000 mi

US $200
Electrical issue that took a number of repair trips to fix. 

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2000 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

176300 mi

US $600
Serpentine belt broke, change alternator 

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2000 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

81000 mi

US $415
Some wiring got burnt and that destroyed the alternator. Got a new alternator and wiring fixed. The cabin fan resistor was dead causing the fan to operate only at full speed (4) setting. Got a new one off ebay for $15 shipped. Easy 5 minute fix. 
88000 mi

US $400
Alternator died. 
130000 mi

US $200
Battery died - it was working fine a day earlier. I didnt leeave anything on. 

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2000 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

173000 mi

US $100
broken window regulator 
196300 mi

US $100
window regulator 
199000 mi

US $120
Replaced driver side window regulator 

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2000 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

83000 mi

US $80
drivers side window regulator broke 
85000 mi

US $600
AC compressor failed (again) 
151000 mi The air conditioning system also needed repair and the total cost of all required repairs was approximately $3,000. I enjoyed that car for many years but it finally reached the point where it was time to move on. 
75000 mi

US $1700
Air conditioner was not blowing cold air. Had to replace condenser and heating cord. 

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2000 Ford Focus 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

65100 mi

C $75
AC was weak, checked for leaks, none found. System was recharged and works fine. 

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2000 Ford Focus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

105000 mi Power locks not working when sold. Thermal fuse blown when sold. Not with regular fuses. Accessible by unsrewing the glovebox. Blower motor resistors in 2000 Focus get hot and this blows the thermal fuse. 

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2000 Ford Focus Electrical Problems

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