Exterior

At 168.5 inches long overall, Focus hatchbacks are nearly 7 inches shorter than the Honda Civic sedan and almost a foot shorter than the Toyota Corolla. Focus sedans measure 175.2 inches from stem to stern, and all Focus models have a 103-inch wheelbase.

The 2005 front end echoes the look of Ford’s new Five Hundred sedan. New headlamps have reshaped clear lenses, and the larger grille has a new diamond pattern. Round fog lamps are installed, and the redesigned fascia has a wider, lower air intake. Sedans feature fresh taillamps. Steel wheels now hold 15-inch tires on S models, while the SE and SES can have 15- or 16-inch alloy wheels and the ST gets unique 16-inch alloy wheels. The front brakes have been enlarged, and the ST has all-disc braking.

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    Carburettor (Pierburg 2V type) - removal and refitting
    1 Proceed as described for the Ford VV carburettor but note the following. 2 The Pierburg carburettor is not fitted with an anti-dieselling valve. 3 Disconnect all relevant wiring plugs and vacuu ...

    Tie-rod end - removal and refitting
    Note: A balljoint separator tool will be required for this operation. Removal 1 Loosen the relevant front roadwheel nuts, apply the handbrake, jack up the front of the vehicle and support on axle ...

    Wiper arms - removal and refitting
    Windscreen and rear wipers 1 Lift the hinged covers and remove the nuts and washers securing the arms to the spindles. 2 Mark the arms and spindles in relation to each other then prise off the arm ...