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Engine shutting off

I have a 2001 ford focus LX with 117K, the car runs great, but when it is in neutral for about10 seconds or more, the engine starts to shake/shutter real bad and eventually shuts off. Any idea to what it could be?

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  • soccerplayr4 Sep 15, 2008

    the plugs are fine, and I've changed both the air and fuel filters.

  • soccerplayr4 Sep 16, 2008

    I cleaned both valves, and nothin happened, but I did unplug the MAF sensor and my car was running perfect, and when I plugged it back in it started dying again. will it really harm my car to run it with the MAF sensor unplugged? I previously owned a honda on which I installed an aftermarket intake that didn't have a plug in for the MAF sensor, and it ran fine. but I don't know how the ford motor wil take to that...

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Have you changed the plugs? Have you cleaned the ide speed control valve?

Posted on Sep 14, 2008

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    yadayada Sep 15, 2008

    Clean the throttle valve and the idle air bypass valve, it may help, also have the MAF sensor tested.

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