2000 FORD FOCUS WONT STAY RUNNING

  • Tiny
  • meman
  • 2000 Ford Focus
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 120,210 miles

Ok when I crack the car its ok but when I start to mash the gas paddel down it goes dead I have replace coil pack plugs and wires fuel pump and filter and timeing belt cat-converd I could drive it a about one mile it would start missing and go dead and I could pull over wait turn car off then it would crack back up and does the same thang.

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 AT 9:35 AM

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  • JDL
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Maybe your losing rpm signal? Are there any applicable trouble codes? Some of the national brand auto stores will check codes for free. To check codes yourself, at the least, you need an obd2 code reader.

When it stalls if you have to wait a bit before it starts, if it cranks good, have a helper crank it, while you check for spark at the spark plugs. If you have spark everywhere, check fuel pressure and injector pulse, engine cranking.

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