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Ford focus keeps stalling

I have a ford focus 1.8 t reg every time i fill up with petrol within a few hours my car starts to stall when slowing down at traffic lights or junctions ive had air flow meter changed and speed idle changed but still doing it its driving me crazy as it only seems to do it for a day or two after filling up has anyone ideas would be glad for the advice.

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  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    on my 1999 ford focus 1.8 -my air con motor makes a horrible clicking noise when i turn on the igniton

  • kevin carpenter May 11, 2010

    do you smell raw gas wehen the vech dies? kdc744

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I suspect it is a problem with the evaporative emission system. Basically, it collects vapors from the fuel tank and stores them in a charcoal canister in the engine compartment. It thens purges them into the engine when the engine is warm and running at road speed. You may be dumping too much vapor because your canister is filling with fule as well as vapor.

Do you try to "nurse" teh tank full at the fuel station? If yes, you may be flooding the canister.
Try just filling it 3/4 each time & see if problem goes away.

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Sounds like the fule tank is contaminated and when fill up its stereing it all up try changeing the fule filter and see how you get on if not drain some of the fule 2 see if there is anything in it

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