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My 2009 ford focus starts sputtering sometimes while idleing or not moving but on. But doesnt turn off randomly by itself. And it started an afternoon after an oil change about a few months ago. whats wrong with it.and it burns brake fluid we add some once in a while ,any thoughts and the front left wheel that is actually connected to the engine is eating itself alot from the middle to the inside. We havent taken it to the dealer yet because of doubt of irrepairability and fees for just for looking at it, i fear i see a corolla on the horizon if most of these things cant be resolved.

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Tire issue is due to improper camber angle, needs to have a front-end alignment done. The sputtering after an oil change could be due to whoever changed it didn't put the proper grade of oil in. Other possibilities could be bad gas, fuel filter however that doesn't make since seeing how it happened after an oil change. So check to make sure oil level is not overfilled, and the filter is inserted correct.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

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