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That_guy3 10-14-2012 10:08 PM

2000 se low idle stall
This has interestingly been troubling me, I was reading some information on the forum and decided to post and ask for help. My sohc focus has been idling running rough and now stalling.. I changed out the ecv hose and ecv valve which I got from a Ford dealer. I changed the plugs and wires and it seems to be idling really low and dying whenever I let off the gas. I can rev her and give her gas and she stays running. I have installed the previous and some new o2 censors. Any idea guys? [rant]

That_guy3 10-14-2012 10:11 PM

Sorry to double post. When I start her in the morning and rev her she runs and idles fine. Once I shut her off after a drive she runs rough and stalls from a low idle. Previous ecv hose had holes on both end and even though ecv valve wasn't to bad replaced it anyway.

jetrinka 10-14-2012 10:15 PM

I'd start by replacing the fuel filter.

That_guy3 10-14-2012 10:16 PM

I changed it last summer and have a brand new one ready to go in. I'd hate to change it myself as there is hardly any room to install. Perhaps that could be it. I hope it's something simple

Edit: I haven't changed fuel filter in 2 years since before I drove her back from California to Indiana. I appreciate the help guys as I build computer and am starting to get into cars

Will change tomorrow and update as necessary

That_guy3 10-26-2012 05:30 PM

Fuel filter has been changed, and the previous, new plus wires and o2 sensors. I'm beginning to wonder if it's the iac. Should I clean it or replace it, and if I do clean it will the gasket hold to reinstall it? After the ecv it isn't running rough just a idling low and stalling dying out

shadownman 10-26-2012 05:53 PM

I have a DOHC that was dying at lights, idling very low, no CEL. In coil was bad, one cylinder not firing. Easy to check

That_guy3 10-26-2012 06:23 PM

I have a split port sohc. Had electrical issues out of no where. Replaced alternator battery wouldn't charge. Took off plug to alternator, I believe 3 pin, start car wait for battery light and rev hard and light gets brighter. And charges normal

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