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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    Underbody
    Flush the complete underside of your vehicle frequently. Keep body and door drain holes free from packed dirt. ...

    Major operations requiring engine removal
    The following work can only be carried out after removal of the engine from the car: a) Crankshaft main bearings - renewal. b) Crankshaft - removal and refitting. c) Flywheel - removal and refitti ...

    Exhaust system - inspection, removal and refitting
    Inspection 1 The exhaust system should be examined for leaks, damage, and security at regular intervals. To do this, apply the handbrake, then start the engine and allow it to idle. Lie down on e ...