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#1 complex.matt

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:38 AM

Hey everyone, newbie here :)

I have a problem with my 05 Focus Petrol, I was in a traffic jam today and all of a sudden my rev counter automatically raised and stayed at 2000 revs, and i lost all control of the accelerator, and also a warning light came on the dash board that is an exclamation mark with what looks like a cog arround it. When i restart the car it goes back to normal for about 3 mintutes and it happens again, It also happens when im driving, which is scary to say the least.

 

 

I have tries it tonight and the car struggled to start, i had to rev is quite high for a while to get it to idle, when it idled it was on for about 15 mins without it happening, but this time it was idling at 1000 revs, and then slowly started falling, and the car started to shudder, i felt that if i left it any longer, the car would either cut out, or blow up.

 

Does anyone have any past experience in this?

 

Please help, it is well and truely appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

 

Matt



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#2 Stoney871

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:19 AM

Could be either the throttle position sensor or the idle control valve.



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:45 PM

Just got back from Ford (spent 4 hours sat in there reception) Turns out the washer jets have been leaking into the spark plug area, which is causing a major misfire. Ford cannot get the spark plugs out becuase they are coroded due to the water.



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:16 PM

Spray liberally with WD40 and leave to sit then try again.



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:11 PM

ford should have sorted this fault years ago its !Removed! ridiculous that they gat away with this carry on as stoney said wd40 and leave hopefully the plugs wont stick in the head or theres big bills looming



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:46 PM

if that doesnt work, try coca cola.

has got me out of trouble time and again, plus the reason why i dont drink it....if it frees off corroded nuts/bolts etc, what the hell does it do to your body?? ;)

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 09:17 PM

if that doesnt work, try coca cola.

has got me out of trouble time and again, plus the reason why i dont drink it....if it frees off corroded nuts/bolts etc, what the hell does it do to your body?? ;)


Well I drink it and my nuts haven't dropped off or gone rusty so far.

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