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Ford Focus Mk1 Over Reving Intermittent Problem

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I have a MK1 ford focus with a slight issue. Sometimes the accelerator
goes crazy. It has only happened about three times once about a year ago and twice
in the last month. While driving along it starts to accelerate without my foot
on the pedal. When I put the clutch down it revs as if I have my food on the accelerator
up tot about 4-5k. It happens for a little bit a stays even if the car is
turned on and off but then goes after a little bit. As it is an intermittent
fault it is hard to know if I have found the true problem. The cable is fine
and the think the TPS sensor is fine as I took that out and put a multi meter across
it and it seems ok. I have read it might be the 02 sensor. But I obviously don’t
want to replace things needlessly

Any help would be great



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Had the same problem on my zetec have you replaced the clutch pedal position sensor on top of the pedals its a purple or pink plug on top of the pedals cheap as chips £10 ford part easy to fix yourself 5 mins it just twists off and the same on the reverse. There is a multitude of causes but start with this might just work. I had the whole pedal box replaced too Ford paid for this one .

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