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2004 Ford Focus ZX5 - car skips beats/rhythm while idling. Random w/ no set pattern.

I just inherited a 2004 Ford Focus ZX5 with a little over 76,000 miles so I already know it's going to have some issues here and there. My main concern at the moment is when the car is stopped at a light and idling, it sounds like the idle skips/hiccups in it's rhythm. It's very random and doesn't happen at every stop and there is no set pattern to the change. I have a 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 and I've never encountered this problem with mine (it has a little over 131,000 miles). Any ideas on what it could be causing this? Thanks!

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Can be a few ideas: check plug wires, misfiring, check the plug, if you dont have plugs, than check the [ where the plug should be]
it could be the timing belt slipping, in the 1970 we had timing chains that would last for every, but some one got idea is to put a belt in so at 60-70 thousand miles you need to replace timing belt.

www.ask.com/2004fordfocusZX5/when_does_timing_belt_need_replacing/

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