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I have a 2000 Ford Focus SOHC. In the past few days, it has surged at stop lights. The brake pedal is very hard and the car has extremely poor power. It finally quit running and now I have a cranks but no fire. I have spark and can smell fuel (but no bad). The engine light has been on since I bought the car 3 months ago. I do not know how to access the codes. Any suggestions? Dan

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I would go buy a fuel pressure gauge and check the fuel pressure. If the pressure is good, the next thing I would do is change the coil pack. The deterioration of performance is a sign that the coil is bad. It would help a great deal if you had a friend who could read the engine code. If you can get the car to Autozone, they can read the code for you.

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