CAN'T GET THE CAR TO GO IN GEAR MISFIRES AND NO POWER

  • Tiny
  • wally2071
  • 2000 Ford Focus
  • 138,000 miles

Car was running like crap so changed the plugs, wires, coilpack. Then noticed that the cat was bright red changed that still misfires and no power in gear and the cat is still getting red hot changed the egr valve nothing still the same not sure if the recall on the fuel pump was done please help

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Sunday, February 12th, 2012 AT 9:58 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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Is the check engine light on? Have you checked trouble codes? If the cat was red hot, that usually indicates it is plugged.

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Sunday, February 12th, 2012 AT 10:02 PM
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The only codes that come up are the misfires the cat is brand new

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Sunday, February 12th, 2012 AT 10:09 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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It sounds like you may be getting too much fuel. Check fuel pressure to make sure the regulator is working.

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Sunday, February 12th, 2012 AT 10:24 PM
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How do I check the regulator

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Sunday, February 12th, 2012 AT 11:20 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Go to our homepage under the DIY section. There are directions and a video to help you. Look up checking fuel pressure.

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Sunday, February 12th, 2012 AT 11:22 PM
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  • wally2071
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Found there is no regulator on this vehicle I changed the up side o2 sensor not the problem I do have pressure at the rail not sure if it is the right pressure I don't own a pressure guage

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Monday, February 13th, 2012 AT 9:26 PM
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  • rivermikerat
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You can rent or borrow a fuel pressure gauge from most chain parts stores like Autozone and Pep Boys.

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Thursday, February 16th, 2012 AT 1:50 AM
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Brought it to a shop they said it was a burnt valve so swaped the motor to a 2001 2.0 single overhead just like the one I took out now it doesn't shift rite and no power but runs good otherwise do I need to reprogram the computer?

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Monday, February 20th, 2012 AT 11:30 PM
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  • rivermikerat
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Definitely. The computer is set up for a different engine.

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Monday, February 20th, 2012 AT 11:48 PM
  • Tiny
  • wally2071
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Thank u

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 AT 12:04 AM

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