2005 Ford Focus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 240000 miles
I have a 2005 Ford focus with the 2.0 liter Duratec motor and a manual transmission.
When I go to start it, the motor will take 1-6 tries to start. It will very often " start" but sputter as if running on one cylinder, and nothing I do with the throttle will change how it runs. (When this happens I have to either wait for it to die on its own, or shut it off and try again). Occasionally when it finally starts, the starter will grind as if it wasn't expecting it to start so quickly.
When I cycle the ignition, I can hear the fuel pump run for a few seconds, and when the car does finally start, it runs completely normally.
I have used a scan tool to try and pull codes, but there are none stored. Also, there is no CEL, or warning lights coming on.
I do most of my own work on my car, so I'm not shy about getting my hands dirty, I just lack the diagnostic tools to figure this one out.
Thursday, August 26th, 2010 AT 11:59 PM