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Keeps dying when at a stop

My 2005 ford focus all of the sudden started to die when im at a stop and the engine light came on. it starts back up no problem, sometimes when im pushing the gas it's not getting full power, what could this be????

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I suggest you have the vehicle scanned for trouble codes, which may identify the problem. Trouble codes are not precise in pin-pointing a problem, but they do give you a general idea of where or what the problem is. Auto Zone or Advance will do a scan.

Posted on May 08, 2014

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Could be a number of different possibilities. Dirt in the fuel, a dying fuel pump, a bad connection, a leaking fuel line (feed or return), a bad injector, a dirty air filter, a bad sensor...

Posted on May 08, 2014

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SOURCE: has power but wont start,has full tank of gas

Its not common but you may have water in your gas. You will need to check engine for both fuel and spark. If the car will start then die off a short squirt of ether then it would be a fuel problem. Then you'll need to find out if it to do with the fuel or the fuel system.

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easiest & probably cheapest way is to run into an autozone or Pep Boys & get them to scan fro codes for free & go from there. Get back to us with code(s) unless it's a simple one & part is right there at store to fix it.

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SOURCE: 1997 ford taurus have to give it gas to start it

From your description of the problem The first thing that comes to light is the idle air control valve.
This devise is mounted near the throttle body and controls the airflow past the throttle plate when the throttle is closed.
There isn't a position sensor on itso if it becomes sticky it won't turn on your check engine light.
It's a fairly common problem. I have tried in the past to free them up but it never seems to work out well.
Hope this helps you along to a repair.

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SOURCE: 2000 montero sports Stall while driving,

Just check your air flow meter connections do a "wiggle" test on it (Means move the wires to it while its running) put a bit of revs on while you do it or you will not notice the differance when you find the unrelyable connection! you see the more air rushes through the air meter the more fuel it tells the ECU to supply to the engine! so every it comes out off circit the ECU thinks the engine is idleingso it just supplys that amout of fuel thats why it dies under load!

an injection system will idle with the air meter disconnected..it just wont rev up because the ECU is unaware to supply more fuel understand?
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very poss it could be crank sensor ,broken wire ? timing belt? advise installing scan tool that reads live data check eng rpm on scan tool see if shows eng rpm while cranking , poss remove upper timing belt cover make sure is turning and not damaged, poss computer related problem or power to eng systems would have to check for power at fuel injs and check for ground pulse with logic probe or led test light if crank sensor ok also check for spark at plugs with special plug tester and check codes first

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