I HAVE A 2003 FORD FOCUS ZX3 2

  • Tiny
  • randy sharp
  • 2003 Ford Focus
  • 65,000 miles

I have a 2003 Ford Focus zx3 2.3 litre, when it idle's it cuts but when you raise the rpm's it smooth's out what do you think it the speed idle sensor, if so how do you check it?

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 AT 1:35 AM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Check for vacuum leaks and the idle air control valve. Remove the valve and have a helper cycle the ignition switch on and off. You should be able to see the pintal move

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 AT 3:41 AM
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  • randy sharp
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Where is the idle control valve at? Is there anyway of checking it without removing it?

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 AT 7:38 PM

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