2002 focus se zx5 SPI
First things first. I got this car for free on the basis that if I could fix it I could have it. The issue was a blown drum cylinder on one side that I resolved by just redoing both drums using parts from another focus before I scrapped that one. Bam, easy car.
Well…the lock actuators all the way to the trunk are slightly possessed. When you activate them they cycle several times. Sometimes they stop in the correct position, sometimes I have to hit the button again. I can’t manually work the locks because the lock button/lever fights back and won’t go into any position at all.
Today I got to the store and found myself unable to open the driver door from the inside. The lock button, which activates a minimum of 4 times when I start driving, settled in neither a locked or unlocked position. It went in towards the door and the handle swung freely without opening the latch. Pressing the lock/unlock button worked after a few tries when it finally settled back into an unlocked position and the handle slapped itself back into an operable position and was able to open the door.
Until this happened I was fine with the spastic locks, but now I want to find out if anyone else knows of this issue or has resolved it. Every lock does it.