2002 Ford Focus acceleration when cold is sluggish

Tiny
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On my 2002 ford focus, I have a problem with acceleration when the engine is cold. The acceleration is sluggish but once the car warms up, the car seems to run just fine. Any solutions?
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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 AT 7:52 PM

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Tiny
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Do you have a check engine light and when was the last tune-up?

This one can be tough to tackle, one of the following below could be causing the problem

Oxygen sensor.
Catalytic converter.
Fuel injectors dirty/sticking.
Mass airflow sensor/Airflow meter.
Throttle position sensor.
Crankshaft position sensor
Knock sensor
Manifold absolute pressure sensor.
EGR Valve
Fuel pressure regulator leaking or defective fuel pump.
False air leakage.
Fuel contamination.
Foul/defective spark plugs.
Open spark plug wires.
Ignition coil/Coil packs defective.
Incorrect ignition timing.
Cap and rotor.

Note:If it doesn't apply disregard it and keep testing
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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 AT 10:49 PM
Tiny
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There is no check engine light on, the last tune up was about 6 months ago, I replaced the spark plugs, the coil pack, spark plug wires, and oil. Mind you this was to fix an existing problem of a misfire that turned out to be an air leak.
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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 AT 10:56 PM
Tiny
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Follow up on my suggestions and keep me posted
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Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 AT 11:06 PM
Tiny
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It turned out to be the fuel filter along with a bad motor mount. I know the Motor mount wasn't the sluggishness, but it was causing the car to vibrate like crap.
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Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 AT 3:34 AM
Tiny
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Thank You for coming back with the fix so others will benefit from it with the same problem-
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Friday, January 28th, 2011 AT 7:50 PM

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