Question about 2001 Ford Focus
I was driving down the motor way when I noticed a lot of smoke coming from the exhaust, I pulled on to the hard shoulder and tried to switch off the engine. I took the keys out but the engine kept going at high speed with smoke still coming out of the exhaust. I manged to stop the car by stalling it, can any one tell me why it would keep runing with out the keys in and do you think it is just the turbo gone or do I need a new engine. Thanks
Either engine has too much oil or turbo bearings gone and it was running on the engine oil being sucked through the turbo.frightening experience and good job you had mind to stall engine before it blew itself up
Posted on Nov 12, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The engine and automatic transmission in this vehicles drive train are fully electronically controlled by a computer called the PCM and TCM (Power Train Control Module, Transmission Control Module). When a problem like this or other drive-ability related problems occurs the computer stores a record of the problem (there are of course some exceptions to this, like the fuel pump, engine coolant temperature sensor and MAF sensor for instance) in the form of a fault code in its memory, to read these fault codes you must have the systems memory scanned with a special tool. Once the fault code(s) are read you then must perform the appropriate diagnostic testing to find and resolve the problem(s) DO NOT REPLACE ANY PARTS UNTIL A TRAINED TECHNICAIN HAS DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM TO AVOID SPENDING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON PARTS THAT MAY NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEM
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