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I have a 2000 Ford Focus. The other day while driving the engine suddenly lost power. when I pulled over and pushed in the clutch it stalled and would not start. I towed it home and replaced spark plus, wires and coil. Car still won't start. I hooked up an obd2 scan tool and it said there were no DTC or freeze frame codes in computer. checked enhanced DTC and it showed code P1000and says "continuos OBD test not completed." when I checked the KOEO test I got 2 codes, the first one is P1116 "coolant sensor did not self test" and the 2nd one says P1000. Can you tell me what I am missing?

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Is this the dual overhead cam Zetec engine or the SPI engine? Get a spark tester, a compression tester, and a can of starter fluid. You can rent the compression tester from some part stores. Spray some starter fluid into the intake and try to start the engine. If it runs or tries to start, then you are probably looking at a fuel issue. If it doesn't try to start, remove a spark plug wire and install the spark tester. If it has spark, then remove the spark plugs and use the compression tester in all four cylinders. If you can't get more than 150 psi on each cylinder, then you are looking at a timing belt issue. Post the results of your test here for more help.

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