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#97 of 126 Ford Focus bugs
Aug 31, 2011 (9:31 am)
I bought my daughter a 2002 Ford Focus which was diagnosed as being in very good 95K condition. I put new hub bearings on it, new brakes and pads, had the transmission cleaned. She drove over something large that ruined the air conditioning compressor and the serpentine belt. I fixed that $1000. later. Today she was driving on a driveway at 10mph and the car just stopped. The engine turns over (RRR,rrr, rrr etc) but doesn't start. We will get it towed again. What are the likely problems? Should we dump this car and lose $4000? Thanks to everyone
#99 of 126 2003 FORD FOCUS ZX5 INTAKE RUNNER HOSE
Jul 28, 2011 (11:30 am)
we reolaced the intake manifold (plastic) aqnd were left holding a suction hose that we don't know where to connect? the dealer has no clue,and so do local mechanics. the engine light is on and it calls for the oxygen senser to be changed but we feel that the vacuum hose needs to be connected first.
anybody has an idea out there we would appreciate.
Sep 13, 2011 (3:53 pm)
I have a 2005 Ford Focus zx4 and the engine starts to buck when holding a steady speed. It used to do it once in a while now all the time.
#102 of 126 Re: Engine bucking [mountainwolf]
Sep 13, 2011 (4:48 pm)
just a guess, sounds like a plug or plug wire breaking down.
#103 of 126 Re: Engine bucking [oldfordmech]
Sep 14, 2011 (11:52 am)
I changed the plugs I was wondering about the coils on top of the plugs.
#105 of 126 Re: Engine bucking [mountainwolf]
Sep 14, 2011 (12:36 pm)
Yes, Do you know someone with a good code reader ? It will tell you which of the 4 coil packs is breaking down. You can find coil packs at NAPA, Advance Auto, On-Line, Auto-Zone. They are NOT cheap.
#106 of 126 Re: Engine bucking [oldfordmech]
Sep 14, 2011 (3:55 pm)
Thanks I will try that.