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#1 mr.focus

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 12:15 PM

hey the other day i was driving my car and i stopped at some traffic lights and all of a sudden it just died :( the batterys fine coz everything still lights up can any one help oh i have a focus any help will be great full thanks

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 12:58 PM

Something like that happened to me. Just pulled into drive then revs dropped, car just died. But mine hasn't started up since though.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 01:53 PM

Something like that happened to me. Just pulled into drive then revs dropped, car just died. But mine hasn't started up since though.


myn starts back up tho and runs lol what engine is urs mate?

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 03:26 PM

Mines the 1.4 zetec completely standard.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 04:10 PM

could still be the battery, my fiesta had that problem, since ive changed the battery its been fine, or it could be the alternator,

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:52 PM

could still be the battery, my fiesta had that problem, since ive changed the battery its been fine, or it could be the alternator,


I'm gonna try changing the batt i think.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 06:53 PM

hey the other day i was driving my car and i stopped at some traffic lights and all of a sudden it just died :( the batterys fine coz everything still lights up can any one help oh i have a focus any help will be great full thanks


Might be idle control ?

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 09:47 AM

Did it just die as though it had been turned off or did it splutter and then die?

Could be a bad battery, does it do it everytime while driving after a while or has it only do it once?

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 04:04 PM

Did it just die as though it had been turned off or did it splutter and then die?

Could be a bad battery, does it do it everytime while driving after a while or has it only do it once?


yes mate it just dies it doesnt splutter its like its been turned off and no it doesnt do it all the time it only does it now and again it had done it twice in the last week

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 04:06 PM

Mines the 1.4 zetec completely standard.


same here mate

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 04:07 PM

Might be idle control ?


whats idle control mate lol

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 06:24 PM

whats idle control mate lol


It controls what revs the engine runs at whilst idling, like when your stationary. :)

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 07:11 PM

It controls what revs the engine runs at whilst idling, like when your stationary. :)


oh right ok tar mate is there anyway of narrowing the problem down coz ive just my misses a new modeo and i aint got a lot of cash left and i dont want to replace alot of things lol and i dont want to replace the car coz i love it lol

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 07:54 PM

Not sure how to do it myself, kind of thing I ask a favour from my mech, sorry mate.

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Posted 29 September 2008 - 07:58 PM

Not sure how to do it myself, kind of thing I ask a favour from my mech, sorry mate.


Just spotted this on here, might help:
http://www.fordowner...?showtopic=1601

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