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2002 Ford Focus LX Base 4dr Sedan

2002 Ford Focus
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
28 mpg city / 36 mpg hwy
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November 28, 2012, 11:19 pm

Richard V

Question: Engine locks up at 69,000 on ford focus

What would cause my 03 ford focus to lock the engine, being I was driving all day along,I go into the store come back turn on the car and then all of the sudden it starts to shake hard then cut off, I restart it and all of the sudden I hear a loud metal to metal sound as if a pistion or a valve broke inside the engine. The car has enough oil In it. Oil change is only a month old.

December 2, 2012, 8:12 pm

Richard W
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The engine could have just broke. You will need to get it inspected. But you could need a new engine.

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