Question about 2001 Ford Focus
Hello, it's not a solution, is a variant of the fault, I have a similar problem.
My problem is as it follows, my engine starts and runs ok all day, but if it's a sunny day, and I have driven my car for a long period, and using my A/C (it gets REALLY hot, but the temp meter looks fine) and then I turn off my car (let's say I park my car for buy gas) and I try to start it again, it runs but if my foot is not on the gas only, when I get to a red light and I took my foot away of the gas, i lose the power and the car dies, so I have to start it again and so on... Until it gets cold, and then it runs ok again... any Ideas? some guy told me that it was the MAF (?) sensor, but I'm not sure... and my ford dealer told me that the fault must be ongoing so the scanner can detect what kind is it...
Posted on Jul 07, 2011
Hi I am Vortash you do seem to be having a few problems with this one , and it does sound a little like the fuel pump and ther is an easy way to check you are getting adequate pressure from the pump .. without a pressure meter .. take a small balloon ( you know the type hard to blow small and can cause you to bust a blood vessel trying to inflate them ideal for this ) place it over the end of the fuel pipe and tape it on tight .. remove the lead from the ignition coil so the vehicle will not start .. crank the vehicle and watch the ballon if it starts to inflate then the Pressure is fine . now dont forget this ballon will now be full of gasoline when you remove it so dont break it and have a bowl or. bucket handy .. and when you take it off also remember there is going to be a good deal of pressure in it ?.
Ok so if the ballon inflated the pump is ok if id didnt insist the garage do a fuel pressure test .
I have a cousin who works for Ford here in the UK it is 2.40 am in the morning here now so I will ask him tomorow or later today lol as I have heard of a fault like this before and it was not the fuel system but i want to check with him first .. Regards Vortash
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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