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#82 of 126 problems with 2000 focus
Mar 22, 2011 (12:30 pm)
My 2000 focus spits and sputters, jerks and doesn't have any power, engine light flashes, and i smell antifreeze, but all this only happens when it gets wet, otherwise it works fine. i've already gotten a new catalytic converter, O2 sensor, some sort of throttle part, the plugs and wires are good, don't know what it could be. any suggestions?
#83 of 126 Re: Engine Problems [tnjd]
Apr 25, 2011 (5:00 pm)
it can't breath exhaust is plugged ... catalytic converter probably plugged
#84 of 126 Trouble with 2001 focus zx3
May 15, 2011 (1:00 pm)
Help! We recently bought a 2001 focus zx3. Bought it as is, and 2 days later the check engine light comes on. It always idles high. If you are doing 60 down the highway and shift it into neutral, the tach goes over 4000. The code said it was the IAC. I replaced it, but nothing changed. Had meineke turn the check engine light off, next day it came back on. They looked it over, said either the part I put on is bad and I should put on another, or I should take it to the dealer to diagnose. He thinks it may need a new computer.
You fine people seem to have had many of these problems, any ideas of what I can do next without having to spend the money at the dealer? I have already changed plugs and wires, cant find a vacumn leak.
Lou is St Louis
May 16, 2011 (1:53 pm)
The IAC is the idle air control valve, it is a can shaped about 3" long with a diamond shape base, held on with 2 8mm bolts.and a wireing loom at the other end. Is this what you replaced.? and where did you get it.?
Something else you might try. taking your throttle posistion sensor, loose from the air intake
tube and see if the idle comes down.
#86 of 126 Re: Trouble with 2001 focus zx3 [loub4us]
May 22, 2011 (5:36 pm)
I had the same trouble with my car, it was the EGR Valve
Jun 05, 2011 (2:47 pm)
i have a 2004 ford focus recently i found that with the ac on the car is very slow when climing hills or moving off from start any suggestions
Jun 05, 2011 (5:48 pm)
Need a bit more info, miles since air filter repl. tune up, fuel filter.? Does it idle ok with air on?
Auto trans ?
#89 of 126 ford focus
Jul 13, 2011 (7:18 am)
I have a 2003 ford focus that when in drive and it picks up speed, it has a hard surging feeling. I have had the trans fluid, and filter changed. It helped a bit, but the problem is still there. I was told to try the speed sensors. If that doesn't help, anyone have any suggestions.