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Posted 27 October 2013 - 12:35 PM

Morning Everyone,

I have just purchased a Silver T reg Focus 1.6 16v Zetec-s  69000miles for the wife and have noticed that i am somtimes losing power in 2nd and 3rd gear if i go round a bend at a certain speed but as soon as the power drops (give 3secs) then it comes bk. It doesnt actually stall!

 

Please tell me that i havent just wasted my money on a car thats on its way out?

 

Im hoping it could just be a fuel filter issue or is that wishful thinking? :wacko:

 

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 12:50 PM

could be many things from the fuel filter to the idle control valve to the speed sensor on the gearbox what else happens do the revs drop and mph go to zero



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:05 PM

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  • Yes my revs drop and mph goes to zero!


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:56 PM

could be many things from the fuel filter to the idle control valve to the speed sensor on the gearbox what else happens do the revs drop and mph go to zero

 


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 02:09 PM

its the gearbox speed sensor common issue but a nightmare to do youreself sometimes



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:16 AM

its the gearbox speed sensor common issue but a nightmare to do youreself sometimes

 

Thats a great help thanks.

 

Can this be purchased from Euro's or would you suggest getting it from a Ford Dealer?

 

Thanks again



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:34 AM

Euros will do them ide imagine i just got mine from fords

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 10:02 AM

Euros will do them ide imagine i just got mine from fords

 

Think i'll follow suit!

 

Thanks again will report back once done. :driving:



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:06 AM

Hi Wayne, welcome to the family!

 

It sounds to me like a choke somewhere, could be either fuel or air, possibly spark.

 

Whats the service history? the last known service - what was done?



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 12:33 PM

Hi Wayne, welcome to the family!

 

It sounds to me like a choke somewhere, could be either fuel or air, possibly spark.

 

Whats the service history? the last known service - what was done?

 

Thanks for taking the time out to read my post.

 

Im now confused only because i have been told via here (Focus Section) that its my Speed Sensor on my gearbox that needs changing.

 

If the consensus is that i need to change feul filter, air filter, spark plugs and speed sensor to solve this issue then so be it.

 

Just need to know what i 100% need to do to solve the problem.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:16 AM

I can understand the speedo dropping out can be the gearbox VSS however I wasnt personally aware that this also caused a drop in performance and power. Its entirely possible that the VSS is the sole problem, but if that doesnt resolve it, I would be looking to solve the fuel filter and other filters as I mentioned above.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:42 AM

Wayne, though i agree with opinion there is an issue with the speed sensor,there is no way anyone can 100% guarantee correct diagnosis over the www....wish it was that easy mate but its a bit more complicated than that.

 

take it as an opinion only, its upto you to decide wether you gamble on that opinion or take it to a garage and get it properly checked out...

its hard enough diagnosing a lot of faults with all the right tools and car in your possesion,nigh impossible over www...view these forums as a guiding hand, not 100% guarantee



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:38 AM

I can understand the speedo dropping out can be the gearbox VSS however I wasnt personally aware that this also caused a drop in performance and power. Its entirely possible that the VSS is the sole problem, but if that doesnt resolve it, I would be looking to solve the fuel filter and other filters as I mentioned above.

 

Thanks for the advise - think i'll do just that!

 

- Change the Speed Sensor

- Change Fuel Filter

- Change Air Filter - i will do myself

- Clean MAF - i will do myself

- Change Oil Filter (and ONLY put back in 5w/30 Oil)

- Change the Idle Control

 

I that doesnt solve it i think i'll break down and cry.

Fingers crossed, will report back once done. Hoping to book it in for sometime next week.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:44 AM

Wayne, though i agree with opinion there is an issue with the speed sensor,there is no way anyone can 100% guarantee correct diagnosis over the www....wish it was that easy mate but its a bit more complicated than that.

 

take it as an opinion only, its upto you to decide wether you gamble on that opinion or take it to a garage and get it properly checked out...

its hard enough diagnosing a lot of faults with all the right tools and car in your possesion,nigh impossible over www...view these forums as a guiding hand, not 100% guarantee

 

Thanks for the reply

 

I totoally undertsand i was more speaking out loud out of frustration.

 

I plan to buy another Focus for myself (i fancy an ST) once i have sorted these few blips on my wifes 1.6 i can look towards that.

Also knowlegde is power so really want to learn a lot more before hand.

 

Thank you to all for your time and advice

 

When i have got the few bits done as mentioned in the post above i will report back..............hopefully with good news :D

 

Kind regards

 

 

Wayne



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:48 AM

the vss will effect performance its not uncommon for the car to stall or cut out completely when this sensor goes you have to remember all the sensors etc that connect to the dash display if anyone of those goes faulty it will effect other sensors the speed sensor and fueling etc are all interlinked

 

if you dont want hassle i wouldnt be looking at an st dont get me wrong great cars but they suffer from the same issues as all other focis including timing belts snapping early etc



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