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Introduced for the 2000 model year, the European-designed Focus quickly displaced the Escort as Ford’s top-selling passenger car. Reworked as an early 2005 model, the front-wheel-drive compact has a simplified group of model designations in four body styles. They include a ZX3 three-door hatchback, ZX5 five-door hatchback, ZX4 sedan and ZXW wagon. Trim levels include the entry-level S, midrange SE and upscale SES.

Ford dropped the high-performance SVT Focus as the 2004 model year began. For 2005, a new ZX4 ST sedan rides on a performance-oriented suspension that borrows components from both the SVT Focus and the European Focus ST170. The ZX4 ST’s new 151-horsepower, 2.3-liter four-cylinder is said to be twice as clean as the standard for Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles.

In regular Focus models, a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 136 hp replaces both the base 110-hp and optional 130-hp versions of 2004. In five states with strict emissions requirements, a 130-hp, 20E version of this engine is installed.

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    Conversion factors
    Length (distance) Inches (in) x 25.4 = Millimetres (mm) x 0.0394 = Inches (in) Feet (ft) x 0.305 = Metres (m) x 3.281 = Feet (ft) Miles x 1.609 = Kilometres (km) x 0.621 = Miles Volume (capacity) ...

    Direction indicator/hazard warning flasher relay - renewal
    1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. 2 The relay is located on a bracket above the steering column. Access is gained either by removing the driver’s side lower facia panel or the instrument pan ...

    Head restraints
    Adjusting the head restraint WARNINGS: Raise the rear head restraint when the rear seat is occupied by a passenger. When using a forward facing child restraint on a rear seat, always remove the ...