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2005 Focus ZX4 I have a constant vibration as the engine is running

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2005 Focus ZX4 I have a constant vibration as the engine is running
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Tim West replied 3 years ago.
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Tim West :

Hi, is the vibration at idle, or while driving?

Tim West :

When is it worse

Tim West :

can you elaborate a bit more?

Customer:

at idle and driving

Tim West :

Okay, I would check the motor mount

Tim West :

They are common to fail on this vehicle

Customer:

I guess at idle because there isn't road noise going on

Tim West :

Well make sure

Tim West :

if the vibration isn't there at idle as well you could have an out of balance tire

Tim West :

I would just inspect the motor mounts anyway

Customer:

I believe there are two mounts they were checked and said to be fine. There is a lot of vibration at idle.

Tim West :

Then you might need to have this TSB in specific checked.

Tim West :

TSB 10-5-11


03/29/10


ENGINE VIBRATION AT IDLE - VEHICLES BUILT ON
OR BEFORE 1/13/2010 FORD:
2000-2010 Focus


This article supersedes TSB 09-15-7 to update the Service Procedure and add a production fix date.


ISSUE
Some 2000-2010 Focus vehicles built on or before 1/13/2010 may exhibit an excessive engine vibration at idle, most noticeable when the transmission is engaged in reverse. This condition may be caused by small stones, road debris, ice or snow packed/lodged in the rear engine roll restrictor. ACTION
Inspect the rear engine roll restrictor for debris and install service shield if necessary.


SERVICE PROCEDURE

















1.Inspect the rear engine roll restrictor for debris.
2.Remove any debris from rear engine roll restrictor.
3.Remove the cross member-to-roll restrictor attachment bolt.

 


















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4.Install service shield. (Figure 1)
5.Install roll restrictor attachment bolt and torque to specification.











a.2000-2007 model year vehicles - 35 lb-ft. (47 N.m).
b.2008-2010 model year vehicles - 52 lb-ft. (70 N.m).


 



























 


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WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage
IMPORTANT : Warranty coverage limits/policies are not altered by a TSB. Warranty coverage limits are determined by the identified causal part. OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME 100511A 2000-2010 Focus: Install 0.3 Hr. Service Shield

Tim West :

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Tim West :

Also, is there a check engine light on?

Customer:

Yes check engine light is on

Tim West :

The problem could be engine related as well.

Tim West :

I would advise getting the engine codes scanned.

Tim West :

Autozone will scan them free (AS do most part places)

Tim West :

If you can get the codes scanned and get back to me, we can determine if an engine issue could be causing this problem.

Customer:

OK

Tim West :

Cool I will be waiting






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