2000 Ford Focus 4 cyl Automatic 87,000 miles
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My newly licensed son purchased a 2000 ford focus with 135,000 miles on it He loves the car but a week after he bought it the engine died. The used car dealer even though it was bought as is, put another used engine in it for us. This engine even though we really know nothing about it supposedly has like 86,000 miles on it. When he got the car back it started stalling intermittently. It would go a week with no problem and then 2 days of stalling then nothing again. We took it back to the garage and nothing shows up on the computer and he cannot duplicate the stalling. We take it home a week and half no problem then stalling starts again. Bring it back nothing shows up on computer so he changes the idle air control valve. We take the car home and the ignition switch locked up. Had that replaced and went a week and the stalling started again. There is no rhyme or reason. It stalls cold it stalls warm and it stalls so far only when idling in the drive position, when at a light or stop signs. I was told if I took the car to the dealer it would be hard to find the answer if it can’t be duplicated and the price would be great if it had to be looked at for a long time. This is an old car that when running, runs well. I have searched the internet and see that the ignition switch is a common problem with the 2000 as well as the stalling. I however never find a real solution. Tomorrow we are changing the fuel filter. I am hoping you have some other not to expensive advice to offer?
Thanks much for any help you can offer.
have the same problem?
Thursday, August 28th, 2008 AT 9:28 PM