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Ford Focus Maintenance & Repair Guides
Links to DIY repair and vehicle maintenance "how-to" guides for the third generation (MK III) 2011-2014 Ford Focus.

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Focus Key Fob Battery

1. Ford Focus Key Fob Battery Replacement Guide

After a few years of daily use, the battery inside the keyless entry system's remote control of a 3rd generation Focus can become weak or quit working entirely.

To view my quick tutorial for changing the battery, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Ford Focus A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide
Focus Cabin Air Filter

2. Ford Focus A/C Cabin Air Filter Replacement Guide

If the air coming out of the HVAC system in your 3rd generation MK3 Focus doesn't smell so fresh any more, you probably need to clean or change the cabin air filter element in the blower motor housing.

Check out my DIY instructions for the procedure including replacement part numbers by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Ford Focus Interior Door Panel Removal Guide
Focus Interior Door Panel

3. Ford Focus Interior Door Panel Removal Guide

If you'd like to upgrade the OEM door speakers of your 2011 to 2014 Ford Focus, you'll first need to take off the interior door panels.

Other reasons for removing the panel include adding soundproofing material, fixing a faulty electrical switch, or replacing the power window motor.

   

Ford Focus Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Focus Tail Light Bulbs

4. Ford Focus Tail Light Bulbs Replacement Guide

The tail light assemblies of an MK III Ford Focus contain the brake / parking, and rear turn signal bulbs. The reverse light bulb in a separate housing on the trunk lid.

If you need to change any of these bulbs, check out my DIY tutorial by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Ford Focus Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
Focus Trunk Light Bulb

5. Ford Focus Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
   

Ford Focus Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide
Focus Electrical Fuse

6. Ford Focus Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your MK3 2011 to 2014 Ford Focus is to check for a blown fuse in either the engine bay or passenger compartment fuse panels.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure including the locations of each panel and their fuse diagrams, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Ford Focus Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide
Focus Engine Air Filter

7. Ford Focus 2.0L Ti-VCT GDI I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The engine air filter element of an MK3 generation 2011 to 2014 Ford Focus should be checked at every oil change and changed when dirty.

To view my quick DIY tutorial for replacing the air filter in the 2.0 liter Ti-VCT GDI inline four cylinder engine, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.



 

Ford Focus Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide
Focus Headlight Bulbs

8. Ford Focus Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight assemblies of a third generation MK III 2011-2014 Ford Focus contain the low beam, high beam, turn signal and front side marker light bulbs.

If you need to change any of these bulbs, check out my DIY instructions with part numbers by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Ford Focus Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
Focus Fog Light Bulbs

9. Ford Focus Fog Light Bulbs Replacement Guide
   

Ford Focus 2.0L Engine Oil Change Guide
Focus 2.0L Oil Change

10. Ford Focus Duratec 20 2.0L Ti-VCT GDI I4 Engine Oil Change Guide

The best way to keep your MK3 3rd generation 2011-2014 Ford Focus running reliably is to regularly change the motor oil and change the filter on the 2.0 liter Duratec 20 Ti-VCT GDI inline four cylinder engine.

To view my step by step instructions for completing the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   


Focus 2.0L Spark Plugs

11. Ford Focus Duratec 20 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The iridium tipped OEM spark plugs of a third generation 2011-2014 Ford Focus should last up to 100,000 miles. But they should be checked well before that mileage to verify that the engine is running properly and also just to make sure they don't become stuck or "frozen" in the cylinder head.

To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Ford Focus Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Focus Front Brake Pads

12. Ford Focus Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide

If you've been hearing a squeaking or screeching sound coming from the front of your MK III Ford Focus when you hit the brake pedal, you probably need to change the front disc brake pads.

To view my DIY instructions for completing the procedure including replacement part numbers, click on the text link above or the thumbnail image to the left.

   

Ford Focus Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide
Focus Rear Brake Pads

13. Ford Focus Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide

The rear disc brake pads tend to last about twice as the front pads or anywhere from 80,000 to over 100,000 miles depending on your driving conditions.

Check out my DIY tutorial for the rear brake job procedure on an MK3 2011-2014 Focus by clicking on the text link above or the thumbnail picture to the left.

   

Ford Focus Windshield Wiper Blades Replacement Guide
Focus Windshield Wipers

14. Ford Focus Windshield Window Wiper Blades Replacement Guide

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