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Old 11-08-2006, 11:41   #1 (permalink)
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Need Help: Engine light on and Car stalls from 20mph-30mph as well as shifting

Hi guys I am new to the forum and am glad to find other great ford focus enthusiasts. I drive a 2002 ford focus LX with about 60k miles,great all around car. I need your help or advice for my issue.

My cars engine light is on (on the left side of the gauge cluster) and the issue is my car seems to have a problem accelerating from 20mph to 30mph its fine after that but then the car does the same thing from 50 mph to 70 mph. The car seems to be having trouble finding gears but runs good after it reaches a steady cruising speed. I'm thinking it could be timing, transmission, or maybe computer. I do the normal maintenance (ie; oil, tires) but have yet to do a tune up. Also I was told from my brake shop (brake max) that my shock is worn in the left rear.

Your help and advice is greatly appreciated.

jay
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Old 11-09-2006, 15:24   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Need Help: Engine light on and Car stalls from 20mph-30mph as well as shifting

needs to be scanned by a shop, computer has a code and will tell u what is wrong, most likely a speed sensor
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Another member from the forum was saying that it might be the shift solenoid. I believe he's had the same issue. Have you ever had a issue such as this.
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i've barely touched the focus repair wise but i've had taureses shift screwy and it was the speed sensor. u need the computer scanned, cant just shoot blind with cars nowadays.
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