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The video above shows you how to replace the battery in your 2000 Ford Focus. We recommend changing the battery in Fords every 4 years. Although some batteries last much longer, most batteries begin breaking down chemically after four years, so you could experience dimmer headlights and other negative effects before you have a dead battery in your Focus that you need to replace.
Replacing the battery in your Focus involves removing the terminals. When you reconnect the terminals, your radio presets are likely to be cleared out. In some Focuss, you may need to re-enter a security code to get your radio to work again. Check for this code in your owners manual - it will usually be either a sticker or small card in the booklet. If you can't find it, call Ford and they will give you the code for free. In many Fords, the transmission "learns" how you drive over time and makes adjustments, so you may experience altered driving dynamics as your car re-learns your driving style after changing the battery.
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
Carmakers are hiding interior fuse boxes all over the place these days - see how to check your interior fuses here!2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
If your transmission is running low on fluid, be sure to add some - find out how to do this here!2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan
Learn how to diagnose and fix minor oil leaks in your car2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan