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2000 Ford Focus Periodicall wont start .

But if you wait 20 - 30 minutes it will start .

As long as you press the gas pedal it will run but once you take your foot off it dies

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  • kandgsales Jul 17, 2009

    I dont know about trouble codes . It does this periodically . will start but have to keep foot on the gas . once i take the foot off the gas it will die but will start up again and do the same thing . If i let the car sit for 20 - 30 minutes it will start normally and can be driven

  • kandgsales Jul 20, 2009

    how can I fix this problem ?

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    what trouble codes do u have?

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