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Car sputters or dies when idling - 2001 Ford Focus

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  • Donnie Wilson
    Donnie Wilson May 11, 2010

    Your ivs is stuck with carbon or just not working,do yo have any codes?Sometimes you wont,does your idle change when you tur on your a/c???? ,



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Check for a vacuum leak ( possible hissing noise ) on some of the larger vacuum lines.

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Your a/c compressor clutch may be starting to lock up causing the engine to stall.

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SOURCE: truck starts low idle about 500rpm, sputters then

Not to mention the condition of the fuel pump which is a weaker link in this vehicle.Key on/eng off cycles this pump for 3 seconds and that gives you some opportunity to listen for this pump in the fuel tank. New units sound smooth and quiet...a failing pump sounds louder and squeelish. After replaceing that suspect filter (located along the driver side frame rail under seat) have a listen to the
pump and they work about like they sound it seems.Verify fuel pressure if possible.

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SOURCE: engine sputtered and died, starts back up and

That sounds more like lack of fuel pressure due to worn pump, plugged fuel filter, or defective fuel pressure regulator. The engine computer should be read with a rented scanner to determine the area of the trouble. Don't just replace parts until it runs--usually, a very expensive repair process. If the engine uses a rubber timing belt to the cams, the mileage is about right to change it (them) too (as a precaution). Hope this helps!

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