We have a 2001 Ford Focus with 80,000 miles on it. It is a 4 cylinder automatic. Recently the car engine has started dying while the car is moving. Going up hills, and running the A/C seem to aggravate the problem. This is something we are experiencing now, although we have had the car for almost 2 years. We have taken it to several mechanics, and none can find a problem. Recently on an extended drive (3 hrs) it began doing this about 1 1/2 hours into the trip, and continued to die not long after restarting the car. When it dies, we go to nuetral and restart the car, or just shut if off altogether and restart it. It restarts right up, but then dies a short distance down the road. Please help! No one can figure this out. Should I just take it back to a Ford dealership, or continue trying the local mechanics? Thank you for any help you can give us.
Thursday, September 6th, 2007 AT 5:11 PM