Re: New Focus, New Misfire
"Andrew" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I have recently bought a 2000 Focus 1.6 Zetec to replace a 1999 Focus
> that had a bad misfire. And guess what, the new one has a misfire now
> as well. Great.
> The new misfire is much more severe, is constant and deteriorating
> fast. It is also accompanied by many electrical problems - the interior
> light, heated screens, rear wiper, reverse light have all stopped
> working, and the "door open" warning light flashes on now and again.
> Also the speedo jumps when the engine misfires (about +/- 10mph).
> I read in a previous post that the speedo problem and the misfire could
> be associated with the coil shorting, but could this really cause all
> the other anscilliary problems?
Coil pack. Absolute dead certainty.
And yes it can, and worse. Personnally I would NOT start the car now until
you have replaced the coil pack.
You may have already blown the CTU from the HT spikes, you dont want a blown
ECU too, there is only so much they can stand.
Check the CHT wiring too- I assume your car has had the mod to the wiring?