2005 FORD FOCUS DIAGNOSTIC CODE P2303

  • Tiny
  • Jhal
  • 2005 Ford Focus
  • 60,000 miles

I have a Ford Focus 1.6 5 Door Hatchback and have just got back from holiday racking up 1200 miles. The engine management light (amber) came on and the car lost power sporadically - sometimes on the motorway I would drop from 80 mph to 50 mph despite have my foot to the floor. In other instances the car would judder when leaving a junction. This only happened sporadically mind and a lot of the time the car would run smoothly despite the light remaining on. Actually a few times the light would go off only to go on again later. I have done a diagnostic check and have got a P2303. So am I right in saying that it could be one of 3 things causing this - 1 or more plugs defective, wiring to the coil loose/defective, coil pack needs replacing? Because this was only sporadic is it more likely to be loose wiring? I also got a P0156 reading which I'm not too bothered about - this has happened on and off for a while - just thought I'd mention it.

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Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 AT 4:17 AM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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Is this a turbo car as we dont' have that engine in u.S models and I can't find the 2303 code the 156 is either a shorted wire, exaust leak bad connection to O2 sensor, crossed wires or a bad sensor

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