The Focus is a front-wheel drive economy car introduced by Ford in 2000. It is a "world car" sold with the same basic body type across the globe, with only minor changes made to its handling and steering in some markets outside the United States. It was the first vehicle produced under Ford's newly-developed global development strategy, which sought to streamline production and reduce costs. The Focus quickly became one of Ford's best-selling cars worldwide.
The Focus retained its original body and design until 2008, when Ford revamped it and introduced the second generation of the vehicle. In 2002 the Focus was available as a 3-door hatchback, a 4-door sedan, a 5-door hatchback or a wagon.
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General Alignment Information
The alignment specs for all trims of the 2002 Ford Focus wagon are the same. However, the alignment specs for the 2002 Ford Focus wagon trims do not apply to the other trims of the vehicle for that year. The caster, camber and toe-in are adjustable on the front wheels of 2002 Ford Focus wagons. The camber is not adjustable on their rear wheels.
The aligning of the caster of a vehicle can be a tricky task. It is always best to consult an owner's manual or a certified mechanic before attempting to perform your own auto repairs. For more information on vehicle alignment, see the article "A Short Course on Wheel Alignment" linked in the Resources section below.
Front Wheel Specs
The limits for the caster angle of the front wheels of the 2002 Ford Focus are +1.87 to +3.89 degrees, with the ideal angle being +2.88 degrees.
The limits for the camber angle of the front wheels are -1.89 to +0.63, with the ideal angle being -0.63 degrees.
The toe-in can range, by degrees, from -0.12 to +0.12, with the ideal being zero.
Rear Wheel Specs
The limits for the caster angle of the rear wheels for the 2002 Ford Focus wagon are -2.22 to +0.34, with the ideal angle being -0.94 degrees.
The toe-in for the rear wheels can range, by degrees, from +0.3 to +0.7, with the ideal being +0.5
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