Free step-by-step video tutorials for your Ford Focus
Do you own a 2011-2014 Ford Focus? Trying to work out how to change the pollen filter, coolant or tail light bulbs? Our YouTube channel has all the answers!
How to replace the rear light bulbs
How to change the engine oil and filter
How to replace the air filter
How to remove and replace the battery
How to change the coolant (shown below)
How to check the fluid levels
How to replace the tail light bulbs
How to replace the rear shock absorbers
How to replace the pollen filter
How to replace the battery
How to replace the spark plugs
Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Ford Focus, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your car. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Ford Focus can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.
Buyer’s guide: the Ford Focus Mk3 story
The C346 Focus was Introduced in the spring of 2011 and brought with it a development of Ford's kinetic design concept with a low profile bonnet and wrap-around lights. The range covered by this manual shares many of the attributes of its ancestors, but with improved refinement and performance, coupled with lower emissions.
Only available as a hatchback or Estate in the UK (a saloon version was available In Europe) Ford claimed the new Focus Mark 3 as the first truly global Ford vehicle, with production plants in Germany, America, Russia, China, Thailand and Taiwan.
Safety features included door side impact bars, airbags for the driver and front-seat passenger, side airbags, head airbags, whiplash protection system (front seats) and an advanced seat belt system with pre-tensioners and load limiters. Vehicle security was enhanced, with an engine immobiliser, shielded locks and security-coded audio equipment being fitted as standard, as well as double-locking doors on most models.
Perhaps the biggest change from previous versions was the introduction of a new range of engines. Dubbed ‘EcoBoost’ by Ford these included a new 1.0-litre 3 cylinder engine and an updated version of the previous Ti-VCT 1.6-litre engine. All EcoBoost engines feature high-pressure direct fuel injection, an ‘on demand’ oil pump, variable valve timing (VVT) and a turbocharger.
The 1.6 diesel engine is an updated version of the previous model now with a single overhead camshaft (SOHC) replacing the dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) of earlier versions. All diesels are fitted with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) to ensure compliance with European emissions regulations.
The transversely mounted engines drive the front wheels through either a five- or six-speed manual transmission with a hydraulically operated clutch. An electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission was also available, but is not covered by this manual.
The fully independent suspension is by MacPherson struts and transverse lower arms at the front, with multilink independent suspension at the rear; anti-roll bars are fitted at front and rear.
The vacuum servo-assisted brakes are disc at the front, and either disc or drum at the rear. An electronically controlled anti-lock braking System (ABS) is fitted on all models, with Dynamic Stability and Traction Control System (DSTC) also available.
Power-assisted steering was standard on all models. The Mk3 Focus was the first Ford to feature electric power steering, with a steering rack-mounted electric motor providing the power, although some versions still retain standard power steering with a belt-driven hydraulic pump.
Air conditioning was standard on all models, with full climate control fitted to higher trim level models. The interior was updated from previous versions, with an ergonomically designed passenger cabin with high levels of safety and comfort for all passengers.