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I have a 2000 ford focus DOHC when you stop it

I have a 2000 ford focus DOHC when you stop it stalls.at red lights

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  • lori_rafter May 09, 2009

    took to autozone, where is the idle air contol valve located . also when car is running you can hear a hissing sound in back of engine. we believe it's a vacuume leak where should we look. also with the stalling could it be a fuel filter and where is that located .

  • lori_rafter May 09, 2009

    Thanks for all you help getting late in day but will let you know how it all works out tommorrow .

  • chevyb25 May 16, 2009

    I have the same problem, or at least I think I do. Whenever I am stopped at a red light, driving at a very low speed (0-10mph), remaining in "park", etc. my 2000 ford focus starts to shake and the battery and engine lights on the dashboard will flash in and out with the shakes. Then the car completely stops and the two lights are lit up. To prevent this, I have had to sit in neutral with my parking brake on and rev the engine so it doesn't cut out. Can someone please help me with this, it's killing me. Thanks

  • gerry bissi May 11, 2010

    2 things. Have Autozone do a free computer scan & see if you have fault codes.



    Have some check your Idle Air Contol valve. (IAC). It porvides air so your engine can idle

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I think this is all due to your vacuum leak.
Look for a hose not connected to the throttle body or the intake manifold. Use a piece of hose to find the source of the leak. Hold one end near ear and probe around the engine carefully.

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