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My 2000 Ford Focus 1.4 Zetec is suffering the following problems: Idling quite high, around 1400 rpm Hesitation when accelerating Lack of power Seems as though its going to stall when coming to a stop, before it saves itself Excessive fuel consumption I've recently had two vacuum hoses replaced, had the spark plugs replaced, oil topped up, had the coil pack replaced (this made a slight improvement) Also noticed the bottom arm, wheel and underside of car in driver side are coated in oil Any help would be appreciated

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The vehicle is 17 years old. It is bound to have mechanical problems. Have you considered getting a newer car?

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Depends how long since your last tune up and mileage. I would do a normal oil change, oil filter, air filter and plugs. If she still does it, try checking for a vacuum leak. Start the vehicle and spray "lightly" carb cleaner around your vacuum lines. If you have a leak the engine will increase in idle suddenly. Replace the line or part. AS A LAST resort and pretty rare is the distibutor. They usually run about 75.00 to 110.00...hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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check for vacuum leaks back side of the engine by the firewall

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SOURCE: ROUGH IDLE AND HIGH FUEL CONSUMPTION - HESITATION

Try checking your Spark plugs (they MUST be the right type, clean, and properly adjusted: and try adjusting your timing. Either or both of these could cause this type of problem Hope it helps. If so, don't forget to rate the answer, will you?

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Slow acceleration from stop and when driving (trying to pass)

I have the same car. So far no problems with the Transmision. I had the Trans oil change out every 60 K Sure sounds like you need to get the Transmision checked. Is the fault light on. I have invested ina fault code reader sure is worth it. 
Good luck.  Vilmos

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Yep...try replacing your coil pack....

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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P0300 - Random, Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected Fault Code Definition
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Common Problems That Trigger theP0300
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Good luck.  Vilmos

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