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2000 ford focus car starts fine, when driving as long as you baby the gas pedal. all is fine. when you give a little bit of gas the power suffers. top speed is about 60. the car is a 5 speed with 82k. put in a fuel pump and filter. to no avail.

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  • veenstrajr Sep 14, 2010

    the car dosen't kick any codes.

  • veenstrajr Sep 14, 2010

    the car dosen't kick any codes.

  • veenstrajr Nov 23, 2010

    ended up being a bad wire . but not bad enough to kick a code.

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It is either one of two things. It is the throttle positioning sensor or the Mass Air Flow sensor. You can take it to Autozone and they will put their diagnostic computer on and tell you which one.

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    Rodney Clark Sep 14, 2010

    OK. What I would do it disconnect them one at a time. That's the cheap way to do it. And easy too. Do you know where they both are located? Sometimes they will not show a code. They will just confuse the ECM. And cause the car to run terrible.

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