2002 Ford Focus. No engine light. The poor thing had seen a 5-10 mph front end collision, cracked bumper and condenser hanging by a cost hanger. Surely why there’s no a/c…yet.
Owner said it didn’t shift. Replaced both shift solenoids from a pull a part yard and it shifts like a factory new car now.
Front suspension needed a complete replacement. No biggie, but boy howdy the strut bushings were practically gone, not to mention every ball joint was shot. Test drive was an impossible quest to identify every noise.
Engine purs like it should…With a dropping idle/stall out. Unplugged the MAF and ignoring the slow crank it causes, engine behaves like a new car. Cleaned the MAF twice with an entire can of MAF cleaner with no luck. I’ll get a replacement from the pull a part yard.
The final point my wife won’t leave me alone about…the smell when it runs. There’s no smoke from the exhaust. There’s no exhaust leaks. The post cat sensor, which I’ve run without on other cars, doesn’t exist, should it? I thought I knew all my car smells until this one…It’s not gas. It’s not a bad cat. It’s not quite oily, though it’s difficult to be 100% sure, but again there’s NEVER any smoke of any kind. It could be coolant, in fact it has to be coolant, right? I can’t find anywhere leaking coolant, and the level hasn’t decreased. Any ideas?