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02 Ford Focus on longer trips, loses power and will ''sputter''

My 2002 Ford Focus ZX3 4 cylinder, manual will intermittently ''sputter'' to the point that it will lose power. As I pull over, it will then fully shut off. I will cut the ignition off for a few minutes and ''sometimes'' it will drive normal for the rest of the trip home. However, other times I may have to pull over numerous times to ''reset it.'' This ''seems'' to happen on trips of 1 hour or more and for some odd reason, ''seems'' to do this If I use cruise control.

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fuel pump may be going out stand by the end of the car and try to ear the pump making sounds if it dosen't make any sounds then it bad hope this info helps

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