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Sputters, lose power, car shuts down

I was told I had corrison under my coil. New coil, changed spark splug, and wires. A week later same thing, took it back. I was told the vaccum hose was not attached, air was getting in. Flushed out the hose, put a new clamp, said that should fix the problem. No, my car is still sputtering, and losing power, then it shuts down. What can I do to fix the problem, or at least have AAMCO that's be taking car of my where to look. Help....

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  • row516 Jul 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. It's getting increasingly worse and seems to get worse as the car gets warmer. Took it in the first time and they gave me a new engine coil. didn't fix the problem. Took it somewhere else and they replace the air intake valve. Worked for about 2 days and now we're back where I started. Was advised awhile ago to get new wires but no mechanic has mentioned it since. Will try replacing the wires now.

  • nancynbill Aug 24, 2008

    When the car first starts ideals real nice then gets rough. when put in gear there is no power or it jerks you forward. we have had a tune up put new vaccuum hoses after it ideals for awhile it will shut down.its a 2002 ford focus

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I have the same problem and since I had a similar problem in a grand caravan I changed the same thing I did before which was the fuel pump. Well it did not work and I was about to change the coil and now I see your solution did not work either. Thinking of changing the wires and coil anyway. Could be same symtoms different problems.

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