I bet the car also stalls or you loose power when you take a tight curve to
The car has all the symptoms of a bad fuel pump. If your Focus is a 2000 or
2001 model It should be covered under the special 10 year warranty offered
by Ford. You need to take it to a dealer.
"Laurie" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
I bought my Focus a year ago with 130,000 kms. It is 5 spd, and BASIC
The problem started just after we got it and I have gotten so many
different opinions I am stuck.
After I drive for about 25 minutes or so, IF I stop (leaving the car
on) and then attempt to go again. It shudders as if the rpm's are not
high enough and has even stalled out. None of my indicators come
on...my temperature shows as normal. It just boggs out.
For example. Last week I was coming through Toronto on the 401 doing
about 120kms, when we hit a traffic jam. We rolled for about 45
minutes stopping and going but never breaking 2nd gear. Finally the
jam breaks up and I am in the fast lane. Put it in 1st gear, foot to
the floor and NOTHING. No rev, No anything. Stalled out completely. It
wouldn't turn over although it sounded like it was trying. I sat for
not even 5 minutes, started the car and got going fine for about 20
minutes till another jam.. same thing - bogged out - no accelleration
or rev. - Ended up receiving an OPP escort off the 401.....Let the car
sit in the shade for about 1/2 hour and it was fine. But again - my
thermostat appeared normal, I hear my fan come on, and no indicators.
But if I am going and I don't stop there is no problem... I drove 2
hours straight at 120kms, no issues.
It has even done it when I have driven about 30kms, stopped long
enough to drop someone off, and shuddered the whole way back (30kms)
to the point I nearly stalled out, but managed to "play" with the
clutch enough to keep it going.
At first my husband blamed me as I was just learning to drive stick,
but I knew it wasn't me, then we went to PREMIUM gas (LOL can't afford
that now), I have changed my O2 sensors - as per a diagnostic, but I
don't know where to start now? It gets regular oil changes... any
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