Question about 2001 Ford Focus
Whenever I'm stopped at a stop light or parked my car will pull foreword like it wants to keep moving, and it shakes a little bit. I JUST had my car fixed earlier today thinking it would solve the problem, they said I needed my rotors and brake pads replaced and that there was also a leakage in the brake fluid. As soon as I left the shop it started to do the same thing at the light! I Plan to call to have them look at my car again, but any idea what this could be????
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: engine dies on low idle
First of all, lets go to the idle problem. This vehicle has an, idle air control valve, that adjusts idle to overcome your stalling etc when turning, AC on, cold starts, basically when any load is put on the engine, and that is what I see acting up on your vehicle. (about $55 for replacement at autozone) . It is located on the side of your throttle body near front of it. You may want to remove wire connector to it and clean contact on that to see if maybe that helps at all, before replacing it. Write down numbers off old valve or take with you for match up at parts store.
Now, your no-heat situation, before we get into that, can you answer questions for me. Have you recently changed thermostat, flushed coolant or for any reason drained the coolant from the engine, even partially? Did the coolant level get low at any time lately? If all answers no, then when was last time you had good heat? Have you, or can you, run engine with heater on, until you reach normal operating temperature, and feel heater hoses by where they go into firewall of car to heater core. They should feel relatively hot, and both should feel same temperature. In your case you may feel one cooler than the other. Check that & get back to us, with answers to all questions. Also if you have a temperature gauge in car, where is it reading ?
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
I had the exact same problem and replaced my rotors, calipers and pads too. It turned out to be the left side ball joint. It was tight enough to be aligned, but slipped during braking. Have your front end components checked by a good mechanic. You probably will find the ball joint(s) need replacing.
Posted on Jun 06, 2010
SOURCE: ABS Light went on, followed
A bad electrical connection can cause a number of lights to come on, have any lights returned since cleaning and reinstalling the terminal? if not then the loose connection probably caused all that you saw. Hope this helps, let me know.
Posted on Aug 04, 2010
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