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Exlamation light on sometimes, rattling at low rpm, hesitation

The exlamation light in my 2000 ford focus comes on for 30 seconds and then cuts off sometimes when I'm driving. When at lights and the car is at low rpm there is a consistent rat-tat rattling under the hood. My car is now starting this new problem of hesitating to go forward if I tap on the gas, it will just coast until it kicks back in. Can someone please tell me what is going on?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    suggest u take it in for a full dealer diagnostic.

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Need to be more specific with the exclamation light... color, description of what the light looks like with the exclamation.

Red usually means your brakes,
Orange should be coolant related


Posted on Sep 10, 2009

  • super_guy Sep 10, 2009

    forgot to mention that with the Focus, an orange exclamation means coolant and transmission issues

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