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Old 08-12-2005, 02:01   #1 (permalink)
PaSa
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Motor idle state

The car is a Ford Focus Turnir - 1.8 TDI 75KW 2001 May -
During driving the engine stop for few seconds and then run again.
The situation is unpredictable and I do not know how to find the
trouble. I checked the battery conections, fuses and all cables are OK.
Maybe somebody know a diagnostics tool.
Please advice.
Thank you.

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Old 08-12-2005, 23:01   #2 (permalink)
John R Cambron
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Re: Motor idle state



PaSa wrote:
>
> The car is a Ford Focus Turnir - 1.8 TDI 75KW 2001 May -
> During driving the engine stop for few seconds and then run again.
> The situation is unpredictable and I do not know how to find the
> trouble. I checked the battery conections, fuses and all cables are OK.
> Maybe somebody know a diagnostics tool.
> Please advice.
> Thank you.


Sounds like the throttle body needs cleaning. My 2003 US ZX3
with a 2.0 ztec does the same thing when the engine is not
under load. Ford has a service procedure for cleaning the
throttle body.

--
John in the sand box of Marylands eastern shore.
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Old 08-13-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
Tony Wesley
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Re: Motor idle state

John R Cambron wrote:
> Sounds like the throttle body needs cleaning. My 2003 US ZX3
> with a 2.0 ztec does the same thing when the engine is not
> under load. Ford has a service procedure for cleaning the
> throttle body.


For those who don't know, John is our one man "Focus Fleet Tester",
managing to accumulate annual mileage more typical of a fleet than one
driver. I have about 102,000 on my 2001, but I can't hold a candle to
John.

John, what's the odometer show nowadays?

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Old 08-14-2005, 01:01   #4 (permalink)
John R Cambron
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Re: Motor idle state



Tony Wesley wrote:
>
> John R Cambron wrote:
> > Sounds like the throttle body needs cleaning. My 2003 US ZX3
> > with a 2.0 ztec does the same thing when the engine is not
> > under load. Ford has a service procedure for cleaning the
> > throttle body.

>
> For those who don't know, John is our one man "Focus Fleet Tester",
> managing to accumulate annual mileage more typical of a fleet than one
> driver. I have about 102,000 on my 2001, but I can't hold a candle to
> John.
>
> John, what's the odometer show nowadays?


Kicked it over 217,000 this week.

In the post I made in the thread titled "Re: 2004 Focus Zetec"
on 07 26 2005 I quoted "over 218,000" that was incorrect. It
was closer to 214,000 during that week. Do so many miles it's
hard to remember how many miles I have gone.

Changing the oil tomorrow morning, changed the air filter this
morning. rotated the tires last weekend.

Really nice having an air compressor and impact wrench, now
all I need is a floor jack. I probably will not get a floor
jack, however when I finely get around to building my garage
in the back yard of my new house I will put a lift in it

http://www.chesapeake.net/~cambronj/...e/DCP01986.jpg

Oh that my ZX3 in the distance on the left.

Here is the lift I plan purchasing ML-6 portable lift.

http://www.americanautomotiveequipme...6437/index.htm

Results of a confrontation with a 150 lb deer at 60 MPH at
around 0130 on October 27 2004.

http://www.chesapeake.net/~cambronj/focus/index.htm

Thankfully the doe I hit will not be making any more four
legged cockroaches for other motorests to hit on the roads
here in Maryland.

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John in the sand box of Marylands eastern shore.
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Old 08-15-2005, 02:01   #5 (permalink)
PaSa
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Re: Motor idle state

John R Cambron wrote:
> PaSa wrote:
> >
> > The car is a Ford Focus Turnir - 1.8 TDI 75KW 2001 May -
> > During driving the engine stop for few seconds and then run again.
> > The situation is unpredictable and I do not know how to find the
> > trouble. I checked the battery conections, fuses and all cables are OK.
> > Maybe somebody know a diagnostics tool.
> > Please advice.
> > Thank you.

>
> Sounds like the throttle body needs cleaning. My 2003 US ZX3
> with a 2.0 ztec does the same thing when the engine is not
> under load. Ford has a service procedure for cleaning the
> throttle body.
>
> --
> John in the sand box of Marylands eastern shore.


I found the problem, a wire from a sensor was disconected and when it
tuch the metalic part of the car(ground) it generate resets to engine
controller.
Anyway thank you for suggestion.
--
Paul

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