Question about 2003 Ford Focus
I know this thread is old, but I am having the exact same issue. It started only stalling out if I brake hard before the car warms up, has progressed to the point that I have to press the gas when starting up to keep from dying out. It will often die out in the first 10 minutes of city driving. When on the highway, it will suddenly feel thick (the acceleration), and I'll lose power. I usually back off just a bit from the gas, and it will power back up, then I accelerate more slowly to reach that speed. will stutter sometimes, feels like when it's right at that switching point, maybe a gear? The power is there, but very tempermental. What can I look at to fix this, as my mechanic wants to keep charging me $200 or more each time he tries something - I can't keep financing his training :(! Car is 2001 jeep grand cherokee limited 4.7l 8cyl w just over 200k. Thanks for any advice!
Posted on Oct 17, 2015
Look at the back of the engine, there is a vacuum line goes into a rubber 90 degree part. Heat cause the 90 degree rubber part to have a hole in it. It is at middle of engine to the back by fire wall. Look for it when engine is cold
Posted on Apr 14, 2015
While driving my car about 15 minutes on highway, when I start to slow down it shuts down the car. I restart the car but its hard to get my speed up again. Saturn 1993 SL 1 5 speed
Posted on Apr 28, 2013
If you don't have a gas cap on the car or if it is on too loosely then that is a possibility. Only other thing I could think of would be water in your fuel. You may try a bottle of "heat" (I think that is how you spell it) at your local auto parts store and chunk it in the gas can. if there were any problems with water that should be the cure.
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
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