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#1 kabz77


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Posted 28 August 2011 - 06:28 PM

Good evening All,
I need your help, I bought a secondhand Focus at the weekend and I've noticed something only after taking it for a test drive. When I drive, no matter how fast I'm going the rev counter doesn't go above 2000/2500 rpm. To make sure the rev counter needle does work while in neutral I press on the accelerator and it shoots upwards.
I'm taking the car to a local mechanic during the week, he suspects it could be the throttle body but without looking at the car he can't be definite.
The gearbox doesn't feel as smooth as a new car, the car's only done 50k miles and its a 2003 Zetec 1.6 Ghia, could the gearbox have anything to do with the rev counter? I hope I am not needing to replace the gearbox.
I am now realising why I've always prefered to buy cars from Ford dealers but on this occasion finances are tight especially with the imminent arrival of a baby, aaaaaargh!
Any help or advice would be appreciated.
Thank you

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