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How do I fix my 2004Ford Focus going into limp mode doesnt do it all the time bad after stop and pulling out into traffic . engine light doesn't came on (?)

When car is hot problem starts you stop,go to pull out into traffic,will not speed up or rev up

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TEDDY is right on Point. First if this is happening, YOU should not be driving it. YOU are a danger to yourself and those around you and I am sure you do not want to cause an accident or be in an accident.... with that said... I am 95% sure your issue is Transmission Related although Teddy is correct with the other issues that could cause it.

Limp Mode is designed to "GET YOU OFF THE ROAD SAFELY" (you know... Limp Home).... Now that you are home, you need to discover the issue and the vast majority of the time with the Focus is the Transmission Codes. Many of these "MAY" set a CEL but not always, once you start to Scan the vehicle with a Diagnostic Scanner, the issue may be plain to see. Majority of time it has to do with the TCC Solenoid (Torque Converter Clutch)... It could also be something as simple as a Clogged Fuel Filter, MAF Sensor, Clogged Converter are some issues that can cause it.

Scan the Car and you will get some more information.. Something like a P0191....

Let us know what you find out..

Posted on Nov 14, 2014


Dangerous situation if you pull out & misjudge
things & it goes flat or quits

I would never drive any vehicle like that

Check for OBD Codes,Google them,diagnose them & find a problem

Every vehicle only has about three reasons for LIMP Mode

On a ford it will be to protect the exhaust converter from cylinder
misfires or protect the transmission

Some abs brake systems & stability control systems have a reduced power mode

Do you EVER work on it,several times a year ?

ALL Vehicles require Preventative Maintenance,NOT break
down repairs & you have to look at scan tool data a couple times
a years, to see how thing are doing.

Posted on Nov 14, 2014


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