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2003 focus engine died.

Car has 22300 miles, clean air filter 1/2 tank gas. Drove areound for 2 hours and stopped for ten minutes. Returned to car, started, drove 200 feet, engine died. managed to start and drive 100 ft. Died. Won't restart. To me acts suspiciously like fuel starvation. Gas is over a month old.
Cranks strong and wants to fir up but not sustaining. Checked fuse and fuel pump shut-off.

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    hooked to obd 2 scanner after new computer still won't read, 3.8 engine and mechanic says its a wiring problem if you think this where do I get diagrams for wiring Thank you

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    engine cranks over okay but will not start. has plenty of gas in tank

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    engine dies down, like being choked

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I just changed the fuel pump and filter in the gas tank

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I am having the same problem, will not start. My car set for 1 month and a week it cranks strong but will not start. Will have to check fuel filter and air filter.
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Have you checked your fuel filter, and air filter?

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  • Charles Wright Dec 29, 2013

    Yes, I replaced the fuel filter , fuel pump and crank sensor

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This exact same thing happened to me....it ended up being the Mass Airflow Sensor. Replaced that and it has not happened since.

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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