I recently had my spark plugs, oil filter.

Tiny
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  • 2001 FORD FOCUS
  • 136,000 MILES

I recently had my spark plugs, oil filter, fuel filter, coil, air filter replaced and a tune up. But I am still having issues with accelerating. My car is manual transmission and everytime I shift into gear it struggles to go faster. While at idle it shakes and stalls at times. Also if I have my air conditioner or heat on when I'm sitting at a light I smell gasoline. Help :)

Thursday, November 1st, 2012 AT 7:39 PM

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Tiny
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Whoever did the tune-up should have noticed the shaking engine. That's a sign of a misfire. The spark plugs are only one thing that can cause a misfire. You also have to look at the spark plug wires, fuel injectors, fuel pressure, and engine mechanical problems, compression, in particular.

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Friday, November 2nd, 2012 AT 1:56 AM

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