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2000 Ford Focus Sputtering / Speedometer Needle Jump

My 2000 Ford Focus with Zetec engine and manual transmission sputters when accelerating between 1000-2000 rpm. No sputtering occurs below or above this rpm range. The speedometer needle jumps higher when the sputtering occurs even though the car's speed is not changing significantly. The check engine light is not illuminated and a code reader shows no DTCs present. What may be causing this?

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  • David Wayne Baker
    David Wayne Baker May 11, 2010

    You may have a clogged catalytic converter...is this problem synchronous with a higher noise level when engine is cold?

  • znsmith
    znsmith Mar 31, 2013

    I have the exact same car. I just replaced the alternator and battery the other day. Right after I did this my car does the exact same thing!!! Nobody can tell me what's wrong, some say the alternator I put on is bad, but I have a hard time believing that. Please post the solution on this problem! I will do the same if I figure it out first!!

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Only 1000-2000 RPM? Does it do that in any gear?

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It could be a spark plug, plug wire, or a coil. Sometimes thay break down intermittently. If it needs a tuneup, that would be the first thing to do.

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