I've just bought my first Focus, 99 V reg estate 2.0 Zetec Ghia. It was fairly cheap at £500 so I wasn't expecting miracles, it was in good condition so thought I'd take a chance with it.
I don't know anything about it's history apart from all MOTs from the last 5 years have passed with no advisories (have got the paperwork to show this), I don't know what has been done in the way of maintenance though. It had a few electrical issues like central locking, elec mirrors and other non-critical bits not working but I've resolved all those now. It's done 110k miles.
For the first two weeks it's been brilliant, working without any issues at all runs smoothly and sounds good, starts first time every time, but for the last week or so I've been having issues with the engine stopping while going along, the battery light on the dashboard comes on a couple of seconds just before this happens, in most cases I can restart it while coasting without having to pull over and stop. It always restarts fine straight away. The battery is around 4 months old (swapped over from my last car) so shouldn't have any issues with that, the terminals are clean and free from corrosion. It usually happens about twice a day at random intervals, usually when driving between 30-50mph in 4th or 5th gear but also sometimes when pulling away at junctions in first. It doesn't seem gearbox related, at a guess I would think electrical or fuel related.
Can anyone suggest anything I can try? I've got access to a workshop and tools so I am hoping to do any work myself where possible, it was only a cheap car so seems silly to spend a fortune on it.
Any advice always appreciated