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Old 06-11-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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Focus is losing power

2006 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0 125,000 miles.

Over the past week my car has lost power accelerating. When I accelerate from a stop light it takes off slowly. I can floor it and sometimes it takes a second or two to gain speed. Even after first gear I can notice a decrease in power. I change the oil every 3,000-5,000 miles. Spark plugs have been changed not so long ago. New battery less than a year ago. Sometimes I do notice a bad (rotten egg) smell after I floor it to gain speed. Any advice?


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Old 06-11-2013, 06:29 PM   #2
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Sounds like a bad catalytic converter. Egg smell is what gives it away

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Rotten egg smell can also come from unburnt fuel being dumped into the cat, had this issue when my car had a misfire. Are there any other symptoms? Does your car feel as if you're pulling a really big boat(or some other heavy object)
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