Re: Hesitating/stalling/jerking HELP!
"Ella McCrystle" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Yes, it's a 2000 Focus LE with 59K miles and a FULL "CarFax" report
> no problems.
> Bought a month ago from a used dealer after a test drive. I'm a moron; so
> took two people who "know" cars along to help make the purchase. They
> weren't as smart as I thought. Needed a car IMMEDIATELY (that day) so we
> made a quick purchase.
> The CarFax showed no problems and the service done. However, it also
> say whether the car was taken in for the 10 or more recalls. Anyone know
> a CarFax report shows recalls done?
> Within a day of buying the thing, it started jerking when I put my foot on
> the gas. I stopped the AC and all was fine for another 3 weeks.
> In the past week (it's now been a month) the car has gotten increasingly
> with the hesitating/jerking etc. I've read millions of opinions and
> on the web about this very problem, but nobody seems to have ONE answer.
> Everyone seems to have had continual problems with EVERYTHING being
> and still have the problem.
> I CANNOT afford to replace everything, which is what some Ford Dealers
> to think is the answer.
> Does anyone have a "REAL" fix for his problem???
> I'm about to call a *different* dealer than the jerk I bought it from (who
> is obnoxious about my 1000miles/30 days warrantee and has *verbally*
> it three times) and ask for some help, but I'd like to know going in.
> Is it:
> **Just shocks (she prays)?
> **Fuel injection?
> **Fuel pump?
> **Entire Fuel Module (I know there was a 2003 recall, and I don't know if
> was done.)
> Any help appreciated! Thanks!!!
> Be well -- Ella
The fuel pump is a likely culprit. Ford will replace the original fuel pump
at no cost under a recall. Just had it done last week in my 01 ZTS.