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After driving for an hour or to at 60 mph on the highway the car starts sputtering and jerking and losing power, then eventually shuts down. After 10 minutes it starts up and runs fine for about 40 minutes then happens again.

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  • skittles8137 Aug 13, 2008

    I'm having the same problem with my Ford Focus 01. Have you taken it to Ford. Won't be surprised if they tell you that nothing is wrong with your car. They keep giving it back to me for me to see the same problem happen again. I've heard it could be a number of things... bad coil, bad plugs, bad fuel pump, the catilytic converter... my fuel filter has been replaced, and i had a complete tune-up but of course, the cheap things didn't help. Basically, nothing is coming up on the diagnosis computer, and it's quite irritating. I'm about to buy another car.

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I had the same issues for most of last summer. Finally, I replaced the Plug Wires and the car has been working like a charm since. The other problem I found was that I had the wrong plugs. It seems there are only two types for the Focus, the local parts guys quoted me the incorrect part number and my fuel efficiency went to ****.

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Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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Sounds like a fuel pump to me. Some focus' have an extended warranty on them from Ford due to so many problems. Fuelumps won't always set trouble codes.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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