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Car starts and cuts out after a few seconds
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Ford Focus cutting out
Here is the most common cause of surges and stalls, it is the idle speed control air-bypass valve and throttle valve, they get full of gunk over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
yes there is a know problem with the fuel system. fuel pump breaks down, empty your fuel filter into a bowl and check for metalic, if you have this in the filter your pump is F..... along with all the other common rail stuff. expensive job... error codes though, i find that hard to believe, fuel pressure faults will occur, i think you garage does not know what to do. or does not want to tell you the cost of the job and he will be in doubt himself of wether he is right..... was you engine coil light flashing at any point.!!!
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
Hi, You need to plug this into a code reader and see what codes are stored the most common reason for the engine cutting out is internal fuel pump failure will also cause poor starting
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
1 Inspect Spark Plug Incorrectly Gapped or Fouled Spark Plug(s). 2 Inspect Throttle Position Sensor Faulty or Incorrectly Adjusted/Connected Throttle Position Sensor. 3 Inspect Idle Air Control Valve Damaged, Loose, or Faulty Idle Air Control Valve. 4 Inspect Idle Speed Actuator Damaged, Loose, or Faulty Idle Speed Actuator. 5 Inspect Idle Stop Solenoid Damaged, Loose, or Faulty Idle Stop Solenoid
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
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