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2003 ford focus

My car sometimes tugs or jerks and the ! light comes on and goes off, I have took it to the dealer and they can't find anything wrong. can you please help me.


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  • Aka200464 Aug 27, 2008

    when driving my car will jerk and act like it wants to die but then it starts going just fine. But if you stop for a while and then take off again it will do it again. But it doesnt it off in on not all the time.

  • sneh68 Aug 31, 2008

    i had a 2003 ford focus with same problem for 1 month until friday when it made metal cracking sound when I started it after parking for 5 minutes and fuel and oil leaked from 1 of the spark plug. towed to the dealer and was told that the motor is die and need a new one so I just damped it and got myself a Toyota Yaris.



    Good luck. Maybe get someone to listen and check the motor. My dealer said something when loose in the motor and caused the damage inside the motor.

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It sounds like a problem with the coil pack or plug leads its a very common problem with them . I would suggest you replace both coil pack and plug leads at same time.

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