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Ford Focus Sensors

Sensors play a vital role in the operation and functions of a Ford Focus. Some sensors provide convenience while others are responsible for performance. Its important to know what they do so that you can determine what sensor needs replacing, and with a wide selection of sensors to choose from, you are sure to find what you need for your Ford Focus.

What are some of the different sensors?

Sensors are found all throughout the Ford Focus vehicle. Each one is responsible for sensing something different:

  • Rain
  • Fuel level
  • Air intake
  • Oil temperature
  • Speed
Will a broken sensor impact a Ford Focus performance?

Some systems will continue to function if there is a broken sensor. However, it might still affect the overall performance of your Ford car. Depending on what sensor has broken, it may affect fuel efficiency or idling. Many sensors are present to communicate with the computer system and show you whats going on with your car. For example, fuel levels, if not sent to your instrument panel, wont prevent the Focus from running. However, it could prevent you from knowing when youre empty, leaving you without gas.

How are sensors installed?

These parts are installed using the instruction manual that comes with the part as well as your owners manual. Some are easier to install than others based on their location. You will often be able to plug the part in without having to program your cars computer. In some instances, you might have to remove other parts to access the location.

Whats included with the sensor?

There may be several things included with a sensor. This will ensure youre able to get the part installed without having to buy any additional pieces.

  • Primary part
  • Cables/Wires
  • Brackets
  • Shrink tubes
How do you buy sensors for a Ford Focus?

Its important to diagnose your Focus properly to get the right auto part. You may have received a signal from your vehicles computer or you may have figured out the problem using a scanner or code reader. Once you know what part needs to be replaced, you can consider a few details to get what you need.

  • Part: Determine what part you need to repair.
  • Connections: View the connections that the part comes with.
  • OEM or aftermarket: Decide if you want a Ford OEM part or an aftermarket one.
  • Model year and engine type: Review your model year to ensure you get the part thats going to fit properly.