2001 Ford Focus 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 97,000 miles
Hello - I have a 2001 Ford Focus. When I'm just beginning to give my car gas, such as starting to go from a red light, or backing out of my driveway, my car starts to sputter, jerking back & forth, acting like it's not wanting to go anywhere. When I get to about 35 mph, it begins to drive fine, only "sputtering" every now & then. I have been told it could be a fuel injector problem. But what kind & what do I do? I have been using good gas, & I've been using the stuff you put in your tank before you fill up. They did a diagnostic & said it was a cylinder (I think?) #4 MISFIRE.I got the wires, plugs & a connector changed. For about a day, it ran great. Then it started doing the same thing again. My "mechanic" is clueless. I have been told it sounds like my plugs are fouling out. I know there are many different reasons why my plugs could be fouling out - could you please give me a list of things that I can ask my mechanic to take a look at, to help him troubleshoot this problem?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 AT 10:26 AM