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Starts then stalls right away

This problem is very intermittant seems to happen after a short trip. car will start...then stalls right out. after sitting for about 15 or 20 minutes it will start as normal. have replaced coil, plug wires, fuel filter, gas cap, cleaned mass flow senser.

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Have you replaced the fuel pump run relay, this may be the cause of the concern, when you crank the engine to start the relay is bypasses, when it starts and you let go of the key the relay energizes and keeps the fuel pump running.

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  • mboyle327 Jun 08, 2011

    Hello:
    I have what seems to be the same problem with my ford focus 2004 SE. I would like to give some more details and see if your diagnosis remains the same. The car stalls when its a short stop. If you shut it down and then immeipdiately start back up there's no problem, if your stop is fairly extensive (30 mins) no problem. I question whether it is a fuel problem, since when it starts, before it stalls out you can hit the gas, open the throttle plate to allow air in and it will run as normal, let off the gas and it sputters out. My first thought was aisle air control sticking when warm, but I've seen on other forums ppl tried that to no avail. Removing the neg battery cable (popping the hood also causes the engine to cool faster) and the problem goes away. Thoughts?

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