2000 2.0L split port p0302/Engine Failure - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-13-2015, 06:31 PM   #1
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Fan#: 258321
Location: Boynton, FL
What I Drive: 2000 Red LX

Posts: 2
Points 9, Level 1
Points: 9, Level: 1 Points: 9, Level: 1 Points: 9, Level: 1
Level Up 17% Completed
Level up: 17% Level up: 17% Level up: 17%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 1 Braiking Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
2000 2.0L split port p0302/Engine Failure

Greetings, I have a Ford Focus 2000 2.0L split port engine and my problems began when I needed to change the spark plugs on the car.
After replacing all the old plugs with new ones that could actually sustain a spark the car drove fine. A month or so after the engine light came on and after searching with a scan tool it alerted me to a p0302.
Knowing that I changed the plugs already I moved toward the wires and ignition coil.
The car wasn't doing much better, in fact it was losing power and would die after a few minutes of driving. Just this morning I tried starting the car and upon ignition the car would die after a minute or so upon start and the check engine and battery light would come on. I repeated the process a few times and it would start every time - I would even start the car, put it in drive and try to have it run but as I press the gas the engine would lose power and die like I previously mentioned.
I'm hoping that I need to change the spark plugs again since they could've been spoiled by the faulty ignition coil. But I'm no expert.

-Replaced spark plugs
-Replaced the faulty ignition coil
-Changed out the engine oil(which was very crude)

Any advice for a Ford youngin?


Braiking is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-13-2015, 06:43 PM   #2
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96605
Location: Portland, OR
What I Drive: 2005 Liquid Grey ST

Posts: 895
Points 1,418, Level 21
Points: 1,418, Level: 21 Points: 1,418, Level: 21 Points: 1,418, Level: 21
Level Up 18% Completed
Level up: 18% Level up: 18% Level up: 18%
Forum Activity 16%
Activity: 16% Activity: 16% Activity: 16%
FF Reputation: 13 Tundrafoci Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (10)
Check the voltage on the battery and get your alternator tested.
Tundrafoci is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-13-2015, 06:52 PM   #3
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Fan#: 258321
Location: Boynton, FL
What I Drive: 2000 Red LX

Posts: 2
Points 9, Level 1
Points: 9, Level: 1 Points: 9, Level: 1 Points: 9, Level: 1
Level Up 17% Completed
Level up: 17% Level up: 17% Level up: 17%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 1 Braiking Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tundrafoci View Post
Check the voltage on the battery and get your alternator tested.
I'll give the battery testing a try. I don't have a way to test my alternator as far as I know though.
Braiking is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-13-2015, 06:55 PM   #4
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96605
Location: Portland, OR
What I Drive: 2005 Liquid Grey ST

Posts: 895
Points 1,418, Level 21
Points: 1,418, Level: 21 Points: 1,418, Level: 21 Points: 1,418, Level: 21
Level Up 18% Completed
Level up: 18% Level up: 18% Level up: 18%
Forum Activity 16%
Activity: 16% Activity: 16% Activity: 16%
FF Reputation: 13 Tundrafoci Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (10)
A parts store can usually help with that...if you get the car running the battery should be at ~14.2ish v i believe ~12ish v when off.
Tundrafoci is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:09 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1