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My ford focus engine light on dash flashes and engine coughs and splutters and has no power and sounds if it is misfiring

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  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    my ford focus engine light on dash flashes and engine coughs and splutters and has no power and sounds if it is misfiring - I have tried redex & new HT leads... neither has given me a resolve.

  • dazab74 Feb 07, 2009

    my ford focus engine light on the dash stays on other ignition has started , and engine coughs and splutters only when im stationary also the rev counter goes up by itself every so often

  • queenofhartz Feb 08, 2009

    My check engine light comes on after i start the ignition and stays on, ive done all the regular checks and the engine is running as normal, no strange noises, but the light still stays on any ideas before I take it to the dealership.

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Have a code test run to ind out which cylinder is the problem, then check the plug wire boot at the spark plug to that cylinder, I think you will find it is burned through and shorting the plug wire to the cylinder head.

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