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Old 06-23-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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Hello, I am new to this forum but from what I have seen, It looks to be very informative and useful. I have a 2004 Focus that has been pretty much trouble free until the last few days. The car will not idle and simply stalls. the only way that it will stay running is if I keep my foot on the gas. Any suggestions to do the repair myself would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise I will have to take it in to the dealer.

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Old 07-13-2009, 11:09 PM   #2
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Mine just started doing the same thing today! It did it once before, and then started working again. It's doing it again now...the engine light doesn't come on, so I don't know if it'll show a code. Still searching to find out if this has come up before.
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Most likely a big vacuum leak or the Throttle Position Sensor has taken a dive.
Check and make sure the intake tube is securely on the throttle body and the mass air sensor.
Look below the EGR spaceship and you should sorta see a rubber elbow, this is the infamous PCV elbow which has been known to degrade, get soft and collapse causing problems. Might be something the check out.
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Most likely a big vacuum leak or the Throttle Position Sensor has taken a dive.
Check and make sure the intake tube is securely on the throttle body and the mass air sensor.
Look below the EGR spaceship and you should sorta see a rubber elbow, this is the infamous PCV elbow which has been known to degrade, get soft and collapse causing problems. Might be something the check out.
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