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#107 of 120 Re: Engine bucking [oldfordmech]
Sep 19, 2011 (11:07 am)
My 2001 ford focus was running rough and loud I raplaced the spark wire set yesterday and wat a difference smoothand quiet now.$20.00 fix. I got the car used, cleaned the engine at the car wash and later the car was running bad, the macanic said the coil was badand replaced it he said to replace the wires soon.I should have done sooner. try it
PS If you hose down engin at the car wash cover coil save $75.00
Sep 23, 2011 (3:44 pm)
My 2003 ford focus SE has been jerking and not speeding up, ( stales) so I changed my spark plugs, and cords but it didn't help. I look at my car and notice that my crank case relief hose and valve is wearing, ( I took a picture to ford), could this be the problem.
#109 of 120 2011 ford focus engine light
Oct 02, 2011 (4:10 pm)
Today, as soon as I started my car, I could tell something was wrong. When I put the car in reverse, it stated to shake/shudder. When I put it in drive, it shook harder. I parked the car, waited about 10 minutes, and tried again, with the same results, and the engine light came on; when I tried to drive through my parking lot, no acceleration.
I drove about 90 miles round trip yesterday, with no problems.
#110 of 120 Re: 2011 ford focus engine light [newbie68]
Oct 02, 2011 (4:27 pm)
I am not sure it could be the PVC valve, or a coil I have been dealing with a problem of bucking and lack of power. The best I can come up with is the PVC valve, coil, or it could be plugs. Did it do this when it was raining?
#111 of 120 Re: 2011 ford focus engine light [newbie68]
Oct 03, 2011 (9:54 am)
How many miles ? If you loose 1 cylinder it will shake like a dog passing
peach seeds. If you are under 60,000 miles, this should be cover under your car's emmision warranty.
#112 of 120 2003 focus overdrive
Oct 03, 2011 (7:02 pm)
I recently took over the use of our family Focus. We usually only drove it a few times a week. I noticed that if I don't turn the overdrive off, the car with jerk and sputter. It never shuts off, but it won't accelerate, either. I took it to Autozone today, and they said that two codes popped up, P0750 and P0442. I have no problem admitting I'm car stupid, and my husband worse than I am. So if someone has any idea what's going on, or can even explain what those codes mean, I would appreciate it.
#113 of 120 Ford Focus water and oil leak
Oct 18, 2011 (2:24 am)
I have a 03 plate Ford focus ghia1.6 petrol with zetec engine. Been loosing a lot of oil and water. Took it to a local garage and they have told me it is something to do with the thermostat and would cost over 100 pound to fix. But they can't find where the oil is going. Dad phoned Ford tech at a local store !! And they said the engine has had it and needs a new one. This car is only 7 years old and has only done 54,000 miles. They tell me its because it done only short journies and its a fault with this year engine. Can anyone help me cos I think this is rubbish
#114 of 120 Car Shuts off while Idling
Nov 17, 2011 (6:26 am)
I Have a 2003 Focus DoHc 2.0l. It's shuts off while idling. As Long as I Have my foot on the pedal, it doesn't shut off. But when I take my foot off the pedal, sometimes while coasting at a low speed, it dies. Any Suggestions?
#115 of 120 Re: Car Shuts off while Idling [focuss1]
Dec 08, 2011 (11:53 pm)
I had exactly the same problem. It would be especially temperamental in hot weather, and would function fine in cold weather. The solution to the idle/stalling problem was replacing the idle air control valve.
#116 of 120 2000 ford focus miss fire cylinder 1
Feb 05, 2012 (4:13 pm)
I was wondering if somebody could answer this for me.. I bought a 00 ford focus. It sounded great when I test drove it but now it has a mis fire in cylender 1. It has new plugs and wires and cap. Also when I am driving straight down the road it has a lot of noise coming from the front but when I steer to the left and shift the pressure from one side to the other the noise goes away. Please help with any answers. I am not the smartest when it comes to cars but I can do work